Re: close to giving up
How much milk do you get when you pump after 4-5 hours?
Originally Posted by @llli*inay2
Clicking, clamping, and choking are all symptoms of OALD, though they can have other causes. And you can have OALD w/o seeing spraying milk during hand expression. What you see when pumping is probably more indicative of what your baby gets when nursing- babies and pumps tend to stimulate faster, stronger letdowns than your hand can.
LO still not latching correctly and there's clicking during feeding and clamping on nipple after feeding. She also chokes sometimes during feeding. Does this look like OALD even if milk does not spray when I try to express some milk?
Quite possibly yes, if the root cause of the clamping/clicking is OALD. The emptier the breast, the slower letdowns generally are.
If I have OALD, does pumping or expressing before feeding help with the clamping & clicking issue?
HOWEVER, if you have OALD and it is due to oversupply, you want to minimize your pump use. Every drop you remove from the breast is a drop your body will replace, so overuse of the pump can perpetuate or worsen oversupply.
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