Re: Why is over supply bad?
The human body is truly amazing!! The "over-supply" issue is very much a problem of our well nourished, blessedly healthy population.
There was a time in the not too distant past that a mother who survived childbirth and who had a plentiful milk supply would be called upon to nurse children other than just her own. the human body is capable of nursing more than one baby at a time to enhance the survival of the clan/tribe/family group.
But now a days because of the advancements in medical care we all survive childbirth unscathed,( for the most part), we are all producers of plentiful milk and here is where the problem arises.
Too much milk, too much of a supply can overwhelm a baby making deep rhythmic suckling impossible. mothers often intuitively adjust by nursing from one side per feeding to calm down the supply.
if a mother continues to pump/express her extra milk and also nurses every two hours, her body will continue to make more milk than her baby can handle.
a mother will know her baby is getting adequate milk by watching the baby, counting wet/dirty diapers
DD#1 July 1986 VB
DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
BTDT scars and stretchmarks,: wrinkles and grey hair