Need help regulating- too much milk supply
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|Wed, 03-06-2013 - 7:33pm|
First time breastfeeder to my 7 week old . Had latch on issues, mastitis, thrush,and a clogged duct so pumped a lot to get through all that and now have too much milk. I think! It even squirts out after he is done eating sometimes. When I go to work I will pump and get 3 oz on each side in like 8 minutes so I stop(thought you had to pump 15 minutes). He empties my breast fairly quickly as well. I worry he is not getting the hind milk if he gulps it down so fast then falls asleep.I thought a woman would be regulated by now. He will go 3 hours in between feedings during the day and pushing 5 hours during the night. When it is getting close to feeding time my breasts are so heavy and lumpy. I thought engorgement was something that happened right when the milk came in not 7 weeks later. So I heard cabbage leaves helped so I picked some up today. I don't want to dry up my supply but I would like to regulate it so I don't get so full and lumpy between feedings. I like the floppy/empty feeling much better! A friend said to tough it out and they will adjust to his needs but I fear another clog and infection. HELP!