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Old 01-05-10, 12:32 PM
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Default Over abundance of milk!

Ok... I know I shouldn't complain, but I swear there is no way that my daughter will ever need all the milk I pump. Morgan was born about 4 weeks early so I had to pump exclusively in the beginning since she would never latch on or if she did she would fall asleep. I have never had problems with supply and by the time she left the NICU I had enough milk to feed a small village!
 


I'm pumping 1-2 times a day while at work and I will get 15-25oz depending on how many times I pump.
 
I typically have to pump the other breast she doesn't nurse on or even sometimes pump first since my let down can be so strong and I end up spraying her in the face. LOL I'm just wondering if anyone else has ever had this problem. Of course everywhere I check the only info I can find is when the supply is low. I'm def. not complaining but just wanted to know if anyone else was dealing with the same thing.
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Old 01-07-10, 06:05 PM
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Be thankful! I always had a problem with low supply. I'll have to find out your secret when this little guy gets here!!
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Old 01-08-10, 12:02 AM
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It's great to have an over supply but if you want your supply to go down you will have to pump less. your body will make as much milk as it needs and it knows how much to make based on how often the baby nurses/you pump. It's common to have the over active let down that is more then the baby can handle but as she gets older that will get easier. and she will get use to it.
I would try to avoid pumping before and after she nurses because it will only increase your over production and let down. So it's fine to have to much milk but if you want to make a bit less I would only pump at work while the baby is not able to nurse.
congrats on the new baby it sounds like your doing well!

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Old 02-27-10, 04:57 PM
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I too have the same problem. Lots of milk, forceful let-down and a drowned little lady who often coughs and splutters at each nursing session.

I too couldn't find much info, but then saw that KellyMom had some great advice, you might want to check there. You might also want to consider donating your excess?
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