Re: Avoiding OS while EPing
I think the best thing you can do right now is to shelve the pump and put baby back on the breast. Yes, the oversupply might be making her gassy and uncomfortable, but letting baby manage your supply and giving her the opportunity to learn how to manage it- that's your best shot at nursing instead of being stuck EP. If baby is reluctant to nurse, the tips in this link should help: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/
Once she's back on the breast, offer one breast per feeding for a while and see if your supply adjusts back down a bit. If you're still in oversupply territory, offer the same breast for 2 feedings in a row, maybe even 3. The unused side is going to get full, and maybe uncomfortable. But that fullness is going to signal your body that you are making too much milk, and your body should eventually respond by reducing supply. Switching baby onto the full breast will likely be difficult, so you may want to pull her off the breast when letdown begins and allow the milk to spray into a towel for a bit. When the flow slows, you can put baby back to the breast.
If you choose to continue pumping, the you want to pump just one breast at a time and you want to express only a small amount of milk, no more than 2-4 oz. If your oversupply is really bad, this may leave you quite full even on the side you pumped, but again, that fullness is going to signal your body to throttle back.
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