Re: Advice please--sore breast and less milk than usual
Most moms have some decrease in production post-clog. Anytime milk sits unused in the breast, the body interprets that as a cue to decrease supply. That cue may even effect the breast that wasn't impacted by the plug. It doesn't matter if the reason milk sat unused was because mom skipped a feeding or pumping session, or because she had a plug that prevented her from getting the milk out.
5 oz at a pumping session is NOT low supply. Remember that when milk production is well matched to the baby's need, a mom is usually going to produce around 1.5 oz per hour! Because that is true, I would not freak out about low supply. I would actually take this as something of a relief: making extra milk is something that puts a mom at increased risk of getting plugs and even mastitis. So there's a good reason why you don't want to be maki a ton of extra milk all the time.
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