I have been reading thru - as there seem to be lots of mommas out there with OALD. I am trying to figure out if OALD is what I have. Lemme give ya some background. Warning - maybe long - but please bear with me!
DD was born 5 weeks ago tomorrow. She started to latch very well in the beginning, but when my milk came in, and I was engorged, she started latching incorrectly. The LC at the hopsital suggested Nipple sheilds. With the use of them, she nursed thru the engorement. She spit up a little, but nothing alarming. By week two - she was showing signs of reflux - (ds1 has it) so I kept a close eye on her. Thought maybe an allergy? Cut back on dairy almost completely eliminating for 3 days, with no signs of improvement. In fact it was getting worse! So I took the ped on Wednesday of last week. He says her trhoat is red and irritated, and it sure sounds like she has reflux, and seeing as how I have it, and her older brother, he was quick to diagnose reflux. She's been on Zantac and Reglan since then. We have not seen any improvements. With older brother - there were improvements in the first 2 days of starting the meds.
So - here we are now - she is still spitting up quite a bit, and spitting up a few hours after eating. I read thru the signs of OALD, and that's DD to a tee - minus the sympoms for me. I have only pumped a few times since she's been born, only to replace a feeding (mommy was stuck out of the house and DD was starving ) I think it's been 5 times I've pumped, and the most I've gotten from both breasts combind is 5 oz. I don't leak - unless I am really engored (which only happens without feeding for at least 4 hours) and it's usually only when she is nursing onthe other side.
I have been considering pumping and bottle feeding for a day to see if I raelly haev OALD, and that is why she's still so spitty. I figured if it was that - she wouldn't be spitting up and be so gassy from a bottle, and if she still was - then she has an allergy to something that we need to figure out. I must add that she's gained 2 lbs since birth, and has plenty of wet diapers. Since beig on the Zantac and Reglan, she's had EXPLOSIVE poops - going up her back, her belly AND down her legs! He poop is somewhat runny, but yellowish orangish. I am afraidthat just from pumping I won't make enuff to satisfy her - the few times she's had a bottle - she's drank 5 ozs!
Sorry this is so scattered and all over the place - I have to keep coming back to post - since my 14 mo old is into EVERYTHING these days! Any imput would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!