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3 kids; nowhere, ca, United States 46959 posts
28th Mar '13

pumping too much won't help you either because you will be telling your body that it needs to continue to make more milk..

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
28th Mar '13

Feed off one breast for 4 hour blocks. Meaning only offer her one breast for 4 hours straight. Hand express from the other one as it becomes uncomfortably full. The more she drains your breasts, the more they make. The longer the milk sits in your breast, the more whey protein builds up which tells your body to slow down production. You can also try using the c-hold to pinch off the flow or the side of your palm, and nurse laying back or on your side.

one of each 4 me Due January 8; TTC since Mar 2014; 3 kids; Ohio 6198 posts
28th Mar '13

it will even out. i had this with both kids as well but mine didn't hurt at all. i would suddenly had a wet shirt b/c my b**bs would leak randomly. once i went in front of a class to give a presentation and a friend told me to look down and i had huge wet spots on my shirt. eventually around 3-4 months it evened out. it just took lots of time.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting one of each 4 me:" it will even out. i had this with both kids as well but mine didn't hurt at all. i would suddenly had ... [snip!] ... me to look down and i had huge wet spots on my shirt. eventually around 3-4 months it evened out. it just took lots of time."


mine feels like pins and needles with it fills up! sucks

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

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫♥♬:</b>" mine feels like pins and needles with it fills up! sucks"</blockquote>




Mine doesn't even feel like the normal "pins and needles" description... It's like a sudden deep, sharp pain followed by an aching feeling! I have to compress them like crazy. When I leak around other people I look like an idiot squeezing my b**bs and wincing! Lol

*Call Me MOM* 8 kids; Minnesota 11846 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting 1inpink2inblue:" try pumping before you feed her."


yes!
pump then feed her...first you should pump to see how much you get before a feeding...then once you know that you can pump accordingly..so lets say you can pumpo 8 oz on each breast before a feeding...now that you know this at the next feeding session pump out 4 oz...then stop pumping leave the remaining milk in your breast for your DD....and then SAVE the shit out of that stuff! if she doesnt use it...there are tons of babies who could use the milk...fb is loaded with moms who are looking for donor milk...

i had an oversupply and was able to feed my child and my bff son....and now with all my saved milk (my DS is 15m) my nephew is getting milk from me...his moms milk isnt enough nourishment for him.

best wishes!

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting *boobie babies mom*:" yes! pump then feed her...first you should pump to see how much you get before a feeding...then once ... [snip!] ... saved milk (my DS is 15m) my nephew is getting milk from me...his moms milk isnt enough nourishment for him. best wishes!"

I would love to be able to do that, but I'm going to be going back to work full time unless a miracle occurs in our finances soon. Lol.

*Call Me MOM* 8 kids; Minnesota 11846 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" I would love to be able to do that, but I'm going to be going back to work full time unless a miracle occurs in our finances soon. Lol. "


ugh yes..work..blah!

but stock up as much as you can for your baby and if you feel you can donate do it! its the best feeling !! so far ive been able to nourish 3 babies..other than my child! its amazing!

Belle. Due with #2 Due February 14; TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Alberta 4531 posts
28th Mar '13

I had the exact same problems for a long time and still sometimes do. My son is 4 months and It just started to even out a bit. To even out I had to block feed like a crazy woman. I would only nurse on one breast all day and than the other for night. I was block feeding because my b**bs were so overfull baby wasn't getting hind milk which was making him gassy. That definitely helped with gas! And I always nurse laying down. Then it doesn't spray down DS's throat and choke him.