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    Default is this an oversuppy?

    I am block feeding (have always since day 3) and now i have noticed that when I am feeding my other breast leaks like crazy (soak a whole face towel). I am collecting the milk, but is this a problem? Will I have an issue with this? My pp bleeding has return, does that effect milk? Just concerned...
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: is this an oversuppy?

    nope its normal to leak like that it does get beter as baby gets older.
    are you pumping? Sometimes moms pump too much and cause an oversupply issues.
    your cycles don't affect your breastmilk.
    some moms find they have some nipple or breastpain during their period.
    Or that baby acts weird on the breast.

    oh and I wanted to add lots of moms have some bleeding about 6-8 weeks and then not again untill much later.
    are you on bc?

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    Default Re: is this an oversuppy?

    no bc yet. I am hand expressing, but only because I don't want the milk to go to waste. I wasn't really doing it b4 now. I tried it twice b4
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: is this an oversuppy?

    I leaked with my last baby untill she was about 3 months old.
    I used washclothes at night as I would soak a regular pad.
    it does get beter!
    some moms on bc start bleeding before moms that aren't on thats why I asked that hormornal bc messes that up...
    heres a good link about Lam

    http://www.llli.org/ba/Nov01.html
    http://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/LV/L...Jan99p128.html

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    Default Re: is this an oversuppy?

    If you are expressing milk or pumping in addition to bf full time, you are sending a signal to your breasts to increase production. Leaking during a let down is very common. Keep in mind that emptying your breast manually might cause some oversupply.

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    Default Re: is this an oversuppy?

    I still leak. DS is 14 mo old
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    Default Re: is this an oversuppy?

    I leaked all the time anyway, but lately there as been EXTREME leakage...
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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