Re: Oversupply issues - how can I reduce it? close to quitt
Don't panic, mama!
Oversupply is so unlikely to be a long term problem for you. First of all, your baby should eventually learn how to control the flow better, so that even if your supply continues to be high, she'll be able to manage a fast letdown without so much fussing. Second, your supply is unlikely to stay high- your body doesn't want to overproduce milk because it's a waste of energy to do so. Eventually, most moms find that supply and demand get into sync.
I know this is frustrating, but even if you decide to wean right now, you still need to enlist all your patience and go slow. Weaning too fast sets a mom up for issues like engagement, plugged ducts, and mastitis, particularly when she has an oversupply.
The first thing to do to help your baby deal with fast milk flow is to try reclined nursing positions, because they enlist gravity to fight against milk flow and make nursing more comfortable for the baby. Sometimes reclining is all you need to do, but if you are reclining and still having trouble, then you may need to progress to block feeding.
If you are so engorged that your baby is unable to latch on without you expressing some milk, then hand express just enough to soften the breast and then latch her on. Yes, expressing in addition to nursing will keep your supply higher than simply putting up with the engorgement, but over time block feeding should still reduce your supply.
Definitely try the sage tea and maybe some peppermint tea as well.
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