Re: Let-down/reflux/abundant supply
This is entirely normal. Breastmilk digests fast (in about 90 minutes) and infant tummies are tiny. Many babies eat every 90 minutes or so, sometimes throughout their entire first year.
She is also eating every 2 hrs like clockwork and sometimes sooner.
How much are you pumping? Until you're empty? Or just enough to relieve the discomfort? When coping with rapid letdown and/or oversupply, you want to pump the minimum. Your goal should be to maintain comfort, but to leave as much milk in the breast as possible, since when your body senses that milk is sitting in the breast, it decreases supply.
Yes, I am pumping when I been overly engorged.
Nope, this sounds like a good idea but it's not. Pumping means additional stimulation, but additional stimulation will create additional supply. Letting the milk flow into a cloth achieves the same result- a slower flow- without boosting supply.
As a side thought, instead of letting the let-down milk go into a cloth, what if I manually pumped that milk until it was less forceful and then put her back onto the breast to finish?
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