I am overproducing milk. I know that because I am engorged. My son will only feed from one side and commonly will choke or milk will leak when he starts to slow. I can not get him to feed from the other breast, initially I was pumping after feeding to relieve the pressure and discomfort and I would pull 4oz from each side even after feeding.
Friends of mine who are breast feeding mothers told me to stop pumping because I am adding to my engoregment bc my body continues to keep up the demand. My first child never latched on but I pumped for 10 weeks for her. Even so I developed mastitis and I have this terrible fear of developing it again because it was so terrible and I fear caring for two children with it.
I haven't pumped in two days and have just been breastfeeding on demand- approx every two hours.
Should I be pumping in-between feeding or at least the one breast he does not feed from? If not- when will the discomfort subside? And what can I do to stay comfortable?