This is my first time here and I am sooo happy to read through all these posts and see others dealing with the same things I am.... I would love opinions from all of you out there: do you think I have OS? Or do I have OALD without OS??
My son is 1 month old tomorrow (this is my 2nd baby-- my older son was BF until he was 1y.o.). In the last 2 weeks or so, he has sometimes been choking during LD and also has the clicking sound. He has been fairly gassy and I've shot him in the eye several times if he comes off the breast during LD. Took me 2 weeks to realize that this is OALD, but no doubt that is what it is. (side note: I also just realized I had this with my first son as well, he just dealt with it differently so it was never really an issue for me!)
However, I am not sure if I have OS. My breasts have not gotten engorged or hard at all this time around. In fact, my right breast is always soft. His poops have been consistently mustard yellow and sometime seedy (though very liquidy and sometimes painful for him-- sometimes they wake him from sleeping).
So, what do you think? And what do you think I can do to resolve the situation? I tried only eating on one side at a time today and all that did is cause him to want to eat more frequently (we went from once every 3 hours to once every 2 hours. This is not an improvement IMO!)
My plan for now is to let the foremilk spray into a cloth. Have him eat on the 1st side as long as possible. And offer the 2nd side if he is still hungry after that. Any better ideas?
2nd question: If I let the foremilk from the OALD spray into a cloth, how does this reduce the amount of foremilk I produce? My breast doesn't know if he is eating it or not...
Thanks in advance for any help. I really appreciate it.