Re: OALD vs. Oversupply
with everyone else.
I just wanted to respond to this:
LLLmeg is completely correct, of course, the very worst thing you can do for overactive letdown and oversupply is pump. If you are away from your baby 10 hours your first day back to work, then the absolute maximum he will need is 15 ounces. It's nice to have a couple extra bottles; so you should be fine if you have saved about 20 ounces, which you would have pumped in 4 days if you have been pumping 5 ounces a day. Now is a good time to stop. Even if you are not there yet or you would like to sock away a little more you can resume pumping in the week or 2 weeks before you return to work, and have a very nice freezer stash going.
Originally Posted by @llli*desertchildaz
Three weeks is really too early to be pumping, and it will only make things much, much worse. Quit pumping before you worry about block feeding (pumping often negates block feeding anyway: block feeding says make less milk + pumping says make more milk = no change). Nursing on demand without pumping is the very best way to get your milk supply to sync up with your baby's needs.
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).