My baby is 5 weeks old, and we have both been struggling with my overactive let down reflex. We nurse, positioned with Lola sitting straight up and straddling my torso. This has reduced the frequency and amount of Lola's spit up, drastically. We still have some problems, but as we approach her sixth week, my supply seems to be adjusting to an appropriate amount and she is able to handle my strong let down with more ease.
I would like to begin pumping in order to store milk for times that we may need to be separated. But I am concerned that this will create more milk and we will revert to the same problems that seem to be resolving themselves.
Will pumping increase my milk supply?
Wife to Derek since 3/25/2007
Mom to Isabelle since 11/24/1999
Mom to Whitley since 04/04/2003
Mom to Lola since 6/29/2007