What to do with my oversupply
December 2, 2010 4:47 PM Subscribe
I have a week-old baby - my first. Since my "milk came in" I am producing more than she can possibly drink. Uncomfortable. What do do? Details within.
posted by saturn~jupiter to health & fitness (29 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
She is a total night owl and barely interested in feeding during the day - she sleeps all day and wants to feed a lot at night. During the day my breasts get uncomfortably hard because they are so full, and they leak a lot. I know it's only day 7, but I am wondering when my supply with regulate to her demand... and what I can do in the meantime.
During the day - do I wake her to feed when she is happily sleeping? It doesn't seem necessary because she gets plenty at night and is putting on weight. I still feed her a couple of times during the day but not as much as my boobs would like.
So I have been expressing with a breast pump during the day in order to be comfortable and not leaking buckets all over my clothes.
But I know that it works on a supply-demand basis so I don't want my boobs to think that because I'm expressing this equals demand! Do I stop expressing and deal with the discomfort and leaking?
Not sure what to do, any advice appreciated, mums.