My lo is almost 10 weeks and showing all the symptoms of OS/OALD - super gassy, 8+ explosive mucousy greenish diapers per day, very fussy and uncomfortable, very high weight gain, coughing and choking at feedings, etc...
We tried block feeding for 2 weeks and didn't see major improvements. Now we rented a baby scale as a last ditch effort to figure out what is going on. It seems after tracking feedings for a few days that I have an oversupply issue on the left side only. The problem is that baby can't get enough on my right side alone most of the time, even if he nurses for 30 minutes and he get super frustrated. I do compressions, etc...
This AM, he got 2.8 oz on the right side and was satisfied
Next feed (2.5 hours later), got 1.4 oz on the right side and wouldn't latch anymore on that side but was still hungry. Left side was really full so I pumped 2 oz quickly and put him to that side and he nursed another 1.4 oz and was satisfied so took 2.8 oz total
Next feed (2.5 hours later), ate 1.4 oz on the right and same as previous feed. Was trying to get him down for nap so didn't pump left first, gave him left size and he nursed another 6 oz! Was still feeling full on that side when he was finished so he probably got mostly foremilk. Blah - I'm anticipating another super gassy night with multiple diaper blow outs after that feed.
This is typical - he gets a feed of 7-8 oz and then ends up very gassy, uncomfortable, etc... Last night, he was up 10 times crying in pain from gas!
Please help me fix this problem... My husband wants us to just switch to formula but I really want to keep breastfeeding.