Hi. I think I've created a monster. When my baby was just a few days old and my milk started coming in, I pumped at night to help my milk production. I woke up the next morning with rock hard beasts and decided to pump again. My baby is now almost three weeks old and I am tied to my pump at midnight and again when I wake up. My breasts are so full and hard that it hurts into my armpits so I have had no choice! I really want this to stop.
I do feel like I have an oversupply as during the day my baby doesn't tend to empty a breast with one feeding. So I have started doing some block feeding. However, this doesn't help with my pumping problem at nighttime. I have started pumping for only five minutes at my midnight session, but that seems to make the pain worse come morning time.
Any suggestions on how I can decrease my nightly milk supply?!?