My son is 4.5 months old, and has been breastfed exclusively. I've been pumping since he was a few weeks. Now I've returned to work I'm pumping more, and there is the problem.
My right breast is producing milk five times faster than my left breast, the normal one, and the engorgement, leakage, and pain has been unbearable.
I've tried pumping the engorged one just to get the pressure off. I thought that by not draining that breast it will send the signal that it doesn't need to keep producing milk. But it hasn't helped. In fact, I got the sense that not draining it makes things worse. The problem is that every time I pump my normal breast the over-engorged one lets down and starts leaking.
Since not pumping isn't really an option, what other options do I have?