I have OALD and OS. It used to be on both sides, but now it's really bad on one side only. I still leak on both sides occasionally, but my left side is pretty bad. I really believe the OS is of my own doing (I started pumping at 3 weeks PP to build a freezer stash, and when I went back to work I pumped both sides at the same time even though he was only nursing on one side at a time), but I can't seem to fix it. I have tried block feeding, but it's not helping. Usually I wait several hours (a minimum of 2, usually more like 4) before letting DS switch sides. He NEVER takes both breasts. When I put him on the left side, he nurses until let down, always pulls off, and I routinely soak at least one, if not two, burp cloths before it stops spraying out.
I leak like crazy. Yesterday I started leaking in Target, looked in my shirt, and my breast was spraying milk out. I had to stuff a burp cloth in my top, because I'm in denial and hardly ever remember to wear breast pads. When I do wear them, I almost always soak through and leak onto my shirt anyway. And this morning, I was wearing DS in the sling and seriously within 2 or 3 hours, when I took him out of the sling, I had leaked so badly that I had soaked my shirt, my sling, and his onesie and we both needed to change clothes.
I feel like a total jerk going to breastfeeding support groups or LLL meetings and listening to women worry and sometimes cry because they can't make enough milk, and then I have to admit that I can pump 8 ounces in one session and can't make myself STOP making milk. DS was 5#, 9ozs at birth and is now 12#,11 at 10.5 weeks. Clearly, he's getting PLENTY of milk.
So... what do I do? More intensive block feeding? Cabbage leaves? I'm secretly terrified of decreasing my supply, because I go back to work (I'm a teacher) in August and I'll be pumping and I am afraid that will decrease my supply and I'll get into an undersupply situation. I am committed to BFing until it's no longer mutually beneficial - I'm seriously hoping for BLW, so I need to find a happy balance.