How to Reduce to much milk from breastfeeding

Shanna - posted on 12/25/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter and I feel I have to much milk supply
What should I do?

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Sophie - posted on 12/26/2009

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I agree with Christine, i have lots of milk and a fast let down and at first my boobs were always hard and full and leakes all the time! I now only offer one side at each feed wasnt told to in fact the opposite but bubs will never take the other side shes always satisfied after just one so took the lead from her and my boobs hardly ever leak any more and are much less hard before a feed

Amber - posted on 12/25/2009

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If you have too much, you could always look into donating it. I don't have any suggestions for reducing the amount of milk though...sorry

Lise - posted on 12/25/2009

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Why do you feel you have too much? Are you nursing on demand? Are you pumping too?

Christine - posted on 12/25/2009

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If you're certain that you are too full, you should try only nursing on one side at a time. Let the baby nurse as long as she wants and only offer the other side if she continues to act hungry. If you're stimulating each breast a little less often, it may help to decrease your supply some. I had to do that because of an overactive let down. I don't know what you've been doing, but I got the overactive let down and oversupply by nursing for a certain number of minutes on each breast for each feeding. Once I changed it to just one side at a time, it evened out.

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