Re: Forceful/overactive letdown question
The best ways to handle OALD are:
1. Reclined nursing
2. Allow baby to pull off during letdowns and catch spraying milk in a towel
3. Block feeding- it doesn't matter if the unused breast drips while you block feed, and while engorgement is not good, it's leaving the excess milk in the breast which allows supply to reduce. If you are horribly uncomfortable in between feedings, hand-express the minimum amount necessary to restore comfort.
4. Time- most moms start out with oversupply but eventually most moms find that their supply regulates to match baby's needs quite exactly, or baby grows into a big supply and gets better able to handle a fast letdown.
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