Bfing moms: how often/long does your baby nurse for?
I'm still trying to get Carson on a schedule, right now he's 3 weeks old and it seems to vary he eats anywhere from every 1hr to every 3hrs during the day and every 3hrs at night but he'll only nurse on one side for 10 minutes max then fall asleep. If I wake him up (which seems impossible sometimes) he'll nurse another maybe 5 minutes and fall back asleep, sometimes I can't even get him to go back on the breast.
I'm beginning to think I might have an overactive letdown because he gulps and chokes a lot at the breast but his bms are normal and he has plenty of wet diapers. He also has HORRID gas. If I wait until he's been nursing and then pop him off it doesn't spray everywhere but it does leak really heavily. Anyone dealt with OALD before any have any tips? Maybe I should go see a lactation consultant to make sure I have it before I risk compromising my milk supply.