pumping and NOT increasing current supply?

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Registered: 09-11-2006
pumping and NOT increasing current supply?
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Tue, 10-26-2010 - 10:56am

Hello,

I am BFing exclusively my 6 week old baby.

My messy baby

Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 12:35pm

Can you help us understand why you're opposed to an increase in supply? Are you dealing with oversupply?

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Registered: 09-11-2006
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 3:41pm

somewhat.

My messy baby

Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 3:48pm

Are you already doing uphill nursing and/or block feedings to treat the oversupply?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-11-2006
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 4:17pm

no - I'm nursing quite frequently during the day, sometimes once an hr or every 2 hrs, and that seems to take care of the problem.

My messy baby

Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 9:19am

If you're saying he's drowning in the letdowns, it might be worthwhile to explore uphill nursing and block feeding to tame the milk monster a bit. Here's some good info to read on oversupply: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fast-letdown.html

Uphill nursing means using positions where you're working against the flow of gravity. There are some examples of that in the link above.

Block feeding means using only one breast for a period of time. For example, for one block (let's say 3 hours), you'd nurse as often as baby wants but only on the left breast. For the following 3 hours, you'd nurse only on the right breast. It's not an overnight fix but many moms have found that this tames the symptoms of oversupply and helps make breastfeeding more enjoyable for both mom and baby. Is this something you might be willing to try?

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Registered: 09-11-2006
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 11:24am

Dana,

Thx very much.

My messy baby