I have OS, and block-nursing has gotten us to the point where baby is only showing a little gassiness from foremilk / hindmilk imbalance and can tolerate the OALD as long as she gets burped after feedings and is allowed to delatch frequently. However, I'm still feeling like I'm on the edge of developing mastitis and I'm still seeing OALD - and I'm nursing in 12-hour blocks for 2 days now, and have been block-nursing for increasingly long periods of time for over a week now.
What comes next, if it seems like I need something more? I've heard sage in the diet and cabbage leaf compresses on the breasts can reduce supply - would either of these be a good next move? I'm okay with the idea of my supply dropping a little low for a while if I over-do it; I'd rather cluster-feed all day and night with some extra pumping sessions for a few days than get mastitis or have baby go on a nursing strike because the milk is just too fast.
I had oversupply with my twins for most of the first year, and feel quite confident that this is the problem I am dealing with again.
Thanks for any ideas!