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    Default Could it be?....

    I had pretty much thought I'd hit my limit with breastfeeding. I was in constant pain from an oversupply. My breasts were so full that they actually started to look uneven because they were being stretched to capacity. I bought nursing bras yesterday and wore one for the first time today. I also started block feeding today, thanks to the advice of you lovely ladies. I don't want to jinx it but I'm feeling MUCH better today and hope I'm finally on the road to "recovery"! Is it possible that block feeding can regulate supply that quickly?

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    Default Re: Could it be?....

    I've never heard of block feeding working quite that fast, but maybe your body was starting to regulate milk production anyway and starting block feeding gave it just the right nudge.

    That said, a good bra can make all the difference in the world. My breasts have shrunk back quite a bit - - but I have a few bras that just are not comfortable to wear still even though they fit.

    Your degree of comfort may fluctuate a bit still, but it sounds like you should be headed for overall improvement (at least that was my experience). I hope you can start enjoying nursing your baby a little more now that the pain has eased some!
    K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).

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    Default Re: Could it be?....

    Yes, for some moms the adjustment to a more normal level of supply happens very rapidly. Just be aware that oversupply can be a "two steps forward, one step back" process, so don't get discouraged if the oversupply suddenly seems to come roaring back. And also be prepared to be flexible- as you manage this issue you'll probably want to tweak your blocks from time to time.
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    Default Re: Could it be?....

    Yep. It can happen that fast. But it may come back a time or two before your body figures it all out.
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    Default Re: Could it be?....

    Wow, I guess block feeding can work in less than a day! That is sweet! My OS did wax and wane for awhile as stated above, but that was just the path to improvement.
    K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).

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