Finally! My supply dropped! (previous oversupply)

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Registered: 04-13-2012
Finally! My supply dropped! (previous oversupply)
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Fri, 08-03-2012 - 3:21pm

Oh my gosh. I am so pleased!  I have had an over-supply since the day my milk came in and have always gotten at least 40oz a day, sometimes more, but I would freak out and just not pump any more if I got over it. I have tried slowly reducing the amount I pumped, but that never worked, even if I just tried going down half an ounce. I would just get engorged later and it would never seem to go away. I have been dropping pumps since I was like 2 weeks PP. I had been doing 4x a day and was still getting at least 40oz, and now two weeks ago I went on vacation and dropped to only 3x a day, every 8 hours. I was still getting 40oz for a while and was pretty engorged for a few days, and now the last four days or so it has FINALLY decreased!! I only pump about 33-35oz a day now! This is still about 10oz more than I need, but I'm happy with it as it gives me some elbow room to toss some and leaves me some to freeze and mix with purees. I am so happy, my boobs are finally more comfortable and not engorged all the time. I am not leaking all the time and no longer competing with the shower spray to see who can fill the tub faster. I really hope that it stays down.

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Registered: 05-28-2012
Wed, 08-08-2012 - 11:45am
How did u get such a big over supply? I'm glad your more comfortable!
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Registered: 10-14-2010
Tue, 08-07-2012 - 2:54pm
So glad that things are going better for you!

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