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Hyperlactation HELP Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
28th Mar '13

Ugghhh I'm so over this. Breast feeding feels like an uphill battle at this point (also thanks to thrush) Essentially, I produce too much milk. My let down is very painful deep in my breasts, squirts out so fast that it it chokes DD (and the force is so strong that when I remove her from the boob and let it spray out, it seriously sprays a foot or so away for like 30 seconds), I'm constantly soaked in breast milk and leaking all the time, and Dd cluster feeds constantly because I think she can't handle the spray. In addition to that, she's super gassy and in pain all the time because she's always gulping it down as fast as it comes out, and trying to control the spray by clicking off the suction, so she gets so much air in her belly! :cry: I've tried every way to correct it, but it's not letting up. It's like.. counterproductive because while I'm trying to correct my over-supply, Dd is always cluster feeding and my body keeps making MORE! I've gotten to the point that I only feed on one boob until the other one is super full, trying to let it up... but it's not working. HELP. What else can I do??? I'm so sick of being soaked and in pain constantly breastfeeding a gassy baby!

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
28th Mar '13

how long have you been nursing?
Just looked at your page, she was born on my Bday :)
so a little over a month right? your milk is JUST starting to work its way up! its GOOD that you have a supply like this...with both babies mine was the same way for the first few months :( gassy, BIG spit ups CONSTANTLY! being soaked all the time...sure is a pain in the ass! but eventually your body will slow down and you wont be soaking through shirts anymore, gas will get better too!



I had to pump before I fed both kids for the first 3 months, not a lot but just enough until they would stop spraying like crazy..It was very overwhelming at first but your milk will even out!

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting ♫♥♬:" how long have you been nursing?"


5 weeks.

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
28th Mar '13

Pump and bottle feed.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:" Pump and bottle feed."


I really hope that's not the only other option... :cry:

Cute&Wicked Due November 21; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Indianapolis, IN, United States 1166 posts
28th Mar '13

You poor thing! I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. Have you considered just pumping and feeding her from a bottle instead of the breast? That way she wont choke or get so much gas. I know some women that don't actually nurse their babies, but feed them exclusively pumped milk.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" I really hope that's not the only other option... :cry:"


its not, you don't have to bottle feed, I did not bottle feed either child at all! I have an over supply with both kids..I updated my original post.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
28th Mar '13

try pumping before you feed her.

3 kids; nowhere, ca, United States 46959 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" I really hope that's not the only other option... :cry:"


no it definitely isn't the only option, and unless she wont latch, or you need to be away from it doesn't need to be an option at all..



you can always hand express a little so it wont be spraying out when she is nursing, sometimes it takes a little while for your supply to regulate..

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting 1inpink2inblue:" try pumping before you feed her."


I do pump about an ounce out before I feed her, but it doesn't really seem to help. When I pump, the spray is totally controlled, but once she gets on the boob, I have a second let down or something, and it just starts flowing like a river.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting ♫♥♬:" how long have you been nursing? Just looked at your page, she was born on my Bday :) so a little over ... [snip!] ... a lot but just enough until they would stop spraying like crazy..It was very overwhelming at first but your milk will even out!"


Thank God! I can't imagine a year of this... Lol.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
28th Mar '13

I had this exact same problem. Feed the baby with your breast slightly elevated, hand express a little before you feed her, and feed on one side only and alternate breasts each feeding. It took 3 months for my supply to regulate and whatever you do DO NOT PUMP it will just make your over supply worse. Don't worry it will regulate soon and you will stop waking up in huge puddles of milk also my family nick named my boobs sprinkler boobs because it literally would spray across the room.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" I do pump about an ounce out before I feed her, but it doesn't really seem to help. When I pump, the ... [snip!] ... controlled, but once she gets on the boob, I have a second let down or something, and it just starts flowing like a river. "


pump a little more!

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" Thank God! I can't imagine a year of this... Lol. "


yes I use to be able to pump 11OZ FROM EACH BREAST! lol and the clicking noise and all :( I use to feel bad but all in all its worth it, because breastfeeding is soo so good for babies...Your body is still figuring out how much milk you need to produce for your baby...like now at 4 months I do not use breastpads anymore, and my son rarely spits up anymore, same with DD when I nursed her...by 6 months it was perfect :)

Wildflower 🌈 1 child; Oregon 7067 posts
28th Mar '13

Get a nipple shield! I normally dont throw that out there as a suggestion lightly, but in your case it will help.