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    Question CHOKES AT EVERY FEEDING?????

    Hi all...my LO is now 9 weeks now and we have been exclusively breastfeeding and doing better than the beginning when i shared our troubles of gas and spitting up. I now believe that is more of a laundry problem than anything else Everytime that i feed him i do feel a forceful letdown and he starts to choke right away. I actually kind of wait for it now and get ready to save him from it. I am not sure what to do or if there IS anything can do. I don't plan on stopping so I would LOVE some feedback and suggestions OR is anyone else experiencing the same thing???

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    As soon as I felt the letdown, I would just let it squirt into a cloth before latching my LO back on the boob. Or I've heard you can try reclining back, so the letdown won't feel so forceful.

    Hope that helps!
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    Oh wow, I am gonna try that at the next feeding!!! Funny how these little tips make you so happy!!! It's pretty much all i do as I chase my 2 year old around and sending the 9 year off too school!!!

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    Use a pillow and a rocker to put your child in more of a sitting position. That helps with the OALD. And in the weeks to come look for your child to start "popping off" which is when a child who is learning to cope with OALD starts to anticipate the letdown and is trying to avoid getting caught in it.

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    Yep I agree with pp. Catch the let down with a towel and then latch LO back on. I had the same problem....it eventually went away or maybe my LO just got used to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*marilyn612 View Post
    Yep I agree with pp. Catch the let down with a towel and then latch LO back on. I had the same problem....it eventually went away or maybe my LO just got used to it?
    Either it regulates after a few months or baby can keep up with the flow more easily as he gets bigger (or both), but it tends to get better by 3 months or so.
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    Default Re: CHOKES AT EVERY FEEDING?????

    I have OALD and have found that the side lying position is the best. She barely sputters, but if the milk does cause problems it just sorta dribbles down the side. I've also taken her off and let the milk collect in a cloth diaper. It works, but she gets pretty worked up because she's off the breast!

    I've read that eventually the OALD and milk supply will regulate based on your little one's needs, so just like most things with bf, it should get better with time.

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    I don't think my OALD ever really went away. At least not in the first year. My son just learned to cope. He popped off and he clicked. He clicked because he was using his tongue to regulate the spray.

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