Since my daughter refused the breast totally after trying the sippy cup, skin-to-skin, offering the breast very often, I had no luck so far to get her on the breast, so I've been expressing my milk and giving it to her. I been doing the M.S.S and it had been working quite well.
I now produce nearly 30oz of milk a day and I started having reserved and put that formula away (in case of emergencies) since she only drink breastmilk.
Now she doesn't drink all of the milk and there's a lot to waste.
Last night I expressed at 10am and feed her with the milk I gave her and went back to bed, too exhausted to go downstairs and breastpump again. I've woke up by my cat walking on my right boob and I was in agony. I touch on the skin and it was rock hard and I went downstair to express after 10 hours of no expressing. it was lumpy and I took out 11oz of my breast in one go. It gave me a fright and I would like to start expressing a bit less.
I'm afraid that when she start weaning, I'm going to end up with a lot of milk she won't need. And since she's not on the breast, I needs tips on how to reduce my milk supplies without forming mastitis. I'm quite scared now after this happened.
mind you that when I express at night, i had about 4..sometime 5 oz only.
And a question out of this topic.
Is it possible for a baby over a year old to go back on the breast?
Mine is 4 months +1 week.''