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    Default Serious OS at almost 5 months

    I am so frustrated. I can not get control of this supply, and its affecting out nursing relationship. I am afraid that we will never be able to wean from the pacifier gently, because I have so much milk. I am on 12 hour blocks, and still feel full at the end of it. He hasn't nursed to sleep in 2 weeks, and before that it was getting less and less. He prefers the breast but gets frustrated because there is so much milk. I need to find a way to decrease my supply drastically. My shirts are drenced continuously, and I am uncomfortable. He is uncomfortable, and I'm not sure that his stools aren't oversupply related (although I'm not convinced its not allergy related either). What more can I do? should I return to 3 hour blocks? I feel like this might be making it worse. I am pretty sure that with dd my OS problem had resolved by this time, but she never nursed to sleep either and is still a paci baby. I had fully intended on weaning W from the paci by this time, but I thought my supply would have evened out. I am desperate.

    Erin
    Wife to a grizzly
    Mama to my little deer (12/05) my loving bear cub (9/07--), and our little tiger (3/22/10)
    Born by one c-section and 2 amazing VBACs


    Miles in 2012: 350.5/900 (Actual Miles Ran: 189)
    Miles in 2011: 708.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 509)
    Miles in 2010: 800.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 620)

    January Miles: 37.5/75
    February Miles: 59/75
    March Miles: 42.5/60
    April Miles: 64
    May Miles: 41/70
    June Miles: 59
    July Miles: 39.5

    227.5 miles on my new shoes
    338 miles on my old shoes

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    Default Re: Serious OS at almost 5 months

    I wonder if you aren't maybe having trouble producing enough FBI.

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    Default Re: Serious OS at almost 5 months

    can you have the amount tested?
    12 hour blocks is pretty far out. - no expert. Tried cabbage? Peppermint tea?

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    Default Re: Serious OS at almost 5 months

    Erin, when W had the bloody stool was it somewhere around the time you switched over to the side that you had not nursed on in 12 hours?

    Can't OALD cause bloody stools?
    Lyn
    Nursing the girl with kaleidoscope eyes


    Mama to Daniel (12/3/06) and Lucy Jane (8/28/08)

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    Default Re: Serious OS at almost 5 months

    Quote Originally Posted by carpentergirl View Post
    can you have the amount tested?
    12 hour blocks is pretty far out. - no expert. Tried cabbage? Peppermint tea?
    I dont' know, can I?

    And the blood might have been...I can't honestly remember. OS can cause bloody stools.

    Erin
    Wife to a grizzly
    Mama to my little deer (12/05) my loving bear cub (9/07--), and our little tiger (3/22/10)
    Born by one c-section and 2 amazing VBACs


    Miles in 2012: 350.5/900 (Actual Miles Ran: 189)
    Miles in 2011: 708.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 509)
    Miles in 2010: 800.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 620)

    January Miles: 37.5/75
    February Miles: 59/75
    March Miles: 42.5/60
    April Miles: 64
    May Miles: 41/70
    June Miles: 59
    July Miles: 39.5

    227.5 miles on my new shoes
    338 miles on my old shoes

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    Default Re: Serious OS at almost 5 months

    I imagine you can. To what avail I do not know, perhaps to explain your copious amounts? You seem to have enormous storage capasity as well.

    Have you tried the cabbage? I would really give it a shot. Switch out once the leave is all wilty, keep on all day.

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    Default Re: Serious OS at almost 5 months

    Quote Originally Posted by carpentergirl View Post
    I imagine you can. To what avail I do not know, perhaps to explain your copious amounts? You seem to have enormous storage capasity as well.

    Have you tried the cabbage? I would really give it a shot. Switch out once the leave is all wilty, keep on all day.
    Which just goes to show you that breastfeeding capacity has nothing to do with breast size. I am a B, and while nursing a large C.

    I will try to get some cabbage this week.

    Erin
    Wife to a grizzly
    Mama to my little deer (12/05) my loving bear cub (9/07--), and our little tiger (3/22/10)
    Born by one c-section and 2 amazing VBACs


    Miles in 2012: 350.5/900 (Actual Miles Ran: 189)
    Miles in 2011: 708.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 509)
    Miles in 2010: 800.5 (Actual Miles Ran: 620)

    January Miles: 37.5/75
    February Miles: 59/75
    March Miles: 42.5/60
    April Miles: 64
    May Miles: 41/70
    June Miles: 59
    July Miles: 39.5

    227.5 miles on my new shoes
    338 miles on my old shoes

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