Too much breast milk? This how you reduce oversupply of breast milk

oversupply of breast milk

Not only too little but also too much breast milk can lead to problems with breastfeeding.  Is your baby drinking fast and seemingly greedy on your breast?   Is it restless, often swallows and swallows a lot of air?   Does it often release the chest or try to push it out of the mouth?  Can this problem cause breast asymmetry?

What you can do if you have problems with too much milk

First, you empty your breasts once as completely as possible. This works best with a good electric pump and a double pump set. You can also do it by hand. Depending on what works better for you.  Immediately afterward you put your baby on both “empty” breasts and as long as it likes. So it can finally satisfy his need for suction on your breasts and immediately receives the high-fat.

It’s very important that your baby has a lot of breast in the mouth so that it can emptying the chest really well. Do this in about the same time blocks at about 3 – 4 hours. Every time your baby shows hunger or interest in the breast, you just put it on one breast. During the next time block, only put it on your other breast. If you have a very strong feeling of tightness in your chest, you can streak a little milk or let it go to your discharge. But only then! And not too much! It’s just about making things easier for you.

oversupply of breast milkFor many mothers, a single complete emptying of the breasts and subsequent breastfeeding with time blocks on just one breast is sufficient to reduce the oversupply of breast milk and to adapt it to the needs of the baby.

Whether you are at your destination, you notice in your breasts, the behavior of your baby while breastfeeding and his digestion.  If after 24, 48 or 72 hours your breasts have filled up with these time blocks again or if the milk donor reflex is splashing again, you can empty your breasts again and then extend the time blocks to 6, 8, 12 or even more hours per side,

However, you should not empty your breasts all too often. Otherwise, you will cause extra milk production. As the amount of milk falls, the intervals between the required complete emptying become longer until it is no longer necessary.