Re: Please help w/ my plan to combat oversupply...
I think you're on the right track, Mama! Don't touch the pump unless it's absolutely necessary (like if you have a plugged duct or mastitis that the baby isn't clearing). I can't believe you were told to pump so much the first time around. What a rotten thing to do to a mama with oversupply!
In addition to the things mentioned by the PPs, drinking some sage or peppermint tea may help reduce supply.
I had some oversupply this time around (after having inadequate supply with my first!), and I noticed a lot of improvement after about 3 weeks of one-sided feedings, with blocks of 3-6 hours. At 9 weeks postpartum, I feel like the oversupply is mostly tamed. Hopefully it will take even less time for you!
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