Re: Oversupply and Engorgement- baby sleeping through the ni
i hear you! the good news is that quitting bf is NOT the answer, because you'd just have it worse: instead of telling your body to make a little less, you'd be telling your body to make none. and more pain, more risk of mastitis.
so it sounds like you're doing the right things in terms of pumping just to take the edge off, etc. can you dream feed him at night?
so is he nursing too? he is nursing only 4 times a day, then you're pumping an additional 5 times a day and bottle-feeding? pumping 5 times is a lot, and you go 10 hours overnight ... that's a LONG time for a 5 month old. i'm not sure what you mean that you can't get on to his schedule - are you not nursing at 7/11/3/7?
have you tried letting your letdown spray into a towel at the beginning of the feeding?
and oversupply can be really wicked to get under control. that's why it's not something anyone should wish for, though mamas with low spply often do. i've heard it said here that it's 2 steps forward, 1 step back, and a LOONG process. so hang in there
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