Last edited by @llli*penguin; May 13th, 2013 at 10:21 AM. Reason: wanted to delete the post
I had the same problem when I EPed, but I was so paranoid and afraid I was going to lose my milk supply entirely. I ended up donating milk, about 10,000 ounces. I finally slowed down and stopped pumping when I was pregnant since that pretty much killed my supply. Sorry I don't have better advice.
Exclusively pumped for Lance Oct 07
Nursed until just before he turned 3 Levi Oct 09
Do you have extra milk? Consider donating!
"So I was welcomed by the consolations of human milk; but it was not my mother or my nurses who made any decision to fill their breasts, but you who through them gave me infant food, in accordance with your ordinance and the riches which are distributed deep in the natural order." -St Augustine
- When you decrease the frequency of feedings, you said your breast become very full and engorged. If they become too sore you can hand express just enough to relieve the engorgement. It is important to let your body know your baby does need that much milk, and the way to tell it is by not emptying your breasts.
-When you pumped more frequently for shorter sessions, it likely increased your supply, so stop that.
-I agree with PP that you should look into donating milk. Here is a link for the Human Milk Banking Association of North America
-Don't decrease your supply so much that when you are able to bf your LO you have low supply issues. It's better (IMO) to have a surplus of milk that you can donate than try to increase your supply later.
Lastly, hang in there! It sounds like you're doing great!!!
Mama to L (7/14/09) and B (6/27/11).