Re: lowered milk supply???
Welcome, mama, and congratulations on the new baby!
What you describe sounds more or less normal. Most moms start out producing too much milk. It's nature's way of ensuring that a new baby gets fed while he masters the art of breastfeeding. When a mom overproduces, she frequently feels engorged or full, and she often leaks more and can usually pump quite a lot of milk in addition to nursing. However, this state of affairs usually doesn't last. In the long run, it's not desirable to overproduce, because making a ton of extra milk is a waste of energy and increases your risk for nasty things like plugged ducts and mastitis. So eventually supply adjusts so that it meets the baby's demand very precisely. At that point, mom leaks less or not at all, pumps less, and stops feeling full or engorged except on rare occasions when her baby sleeps extra long at night or skips a feeding for some other reason.
As long as your baby seems satisfied and continues to make the appropriate number of wet and poopy diapers, and grow normally, there's probably no reason to worry. However, if you feel like your baby isn't satisfied or stops producing enough diapers, you may want to think about a different birth control option. The mini-pill is supposed to be safe for breastfeeding, but some women do report that they see a decrease in milk supply when they are on the mini-pill. If you're one of them, stopping the pills should allow your supply to bounce back to the right level for your baby as long as you nurse on demand. There are plenty of birth control options out there that are totally safe for a nursing mom, and we'll be happy to critique them for you!
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