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Breastmilk oversupply

Ancy Santhosh Guardian of a 1 yr 4 m old boy
Breastmilk oversupply
I am having breastmilk oversupply and fast letdown. my baby is gulping fast and choking whenever i feed him. due to heavy milk supply baby feeds only for few minutes and then stops he is unable to feed well. i tried expressing milk before feeding but only after pumping for half hour the force reduces. this is incresing my milk. what should i do. i cry evertime while feeding him after seeing him suffer. nobody understamds my situation i feel depressed always not even able to eat food.
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Neena Mom of a 7 m old girl 2 weeks ago
I had faced the same problem and it was heartbreaking to see my baby splutter and choke on the liquid gold that was supposed to be nourishing her. What I learnt over time is that the initial few months after delivery our bodies are still learning to adapt to our babies requirements. The letdown is really fast in the initial few months and it slows down and keeps pace with the baby's requirement. However pumping the milk out is a bad idea. I tried it and it makes the problem worse as the body thinks your baby i drinking the milk you are pumping out and keeps increasing production. This causes your breasts to harden and the baby splutters and chokes more and sometimes cannot latch as the breast will be too hard. Also, the foremilk quantity increases and your babys tummy will be full before he/she gets to the hind milk. That's a major loss of nutrients. What helped me after a lot of reading is that when we massage the breasts in the direction from up towards the nipple, the overfull ducts will automatically release milk. This can be stored and given to baby later or donated. This way the breasts become softer and easier for baby to drink. The full solution to the problem came with time, when my body adjusted to my baby's requirement. So ladies, hold on to your sanity, avoid mastitis and make life easier for your baby. Do not waste the liquid Gold that comes out and do not pump. hope this helps.
Meenakshi Dhakan Mom of 2 children 7 months ago
ur blessed to have over supply of breast milk
its suggestions store the milk and donate it so babies with low gain weight xan have benefited from ur breast milk
and this will make u feel good as & less drepressed
Deepika B Pattanshetti Mom of 2 children 8 months ago
hi supermoms...good to have over supply of milk...because lots of moms suffer from low supply of milk.....remove excess of milk from breast from pressing with hands...and make it comfortable your child to drink
Meenakshi Dhakan Mom of 2 children 8 months ago
you are lucky that u have good supply of breast milk
can tell what are u eating that u have good supply of milk as i have low supply and my baby is constantly hungry she doesn't even have formula . please help me how can i increase my breast milk supply
Umme haney Mom of a 1 yr 5 m old boy 8 months ago
i m facing same problem
Pooja uttam 9 months ago
i also facing same problem.
Community User 9 months ago
i m facing same problem
Sangeet Gulati Mom of a 11 m old boy 10 months ago
i can understand i m facing the same problem
Chaithra Athreyas Mom of a 1 yr 7 m old girl 1 Year ago
First of all, don't get depressed as you are blessed to get sufficient milk/oversupply for baby. Press and hold finger on nipple or use a cloth to reduce the milk pressure. You can breast pump very early in morning and before you sleep so that you can avoid milk leakages. And also massage your breast with warm water to give you some relaxation. I followed the same.Hope it helps.
Bhawna gurjar Mom of 3 children 1 Year ago
Press your nipple between your index and middle finger, it will decrease the speed and also if you thought that supply is increasing, you can stop the supply after every 5 secs.. it will normalize the pressure
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I am having breastmilk oversupply and fast letdown. my baby is gulping fast and choking whenever i feed him. due to heavy milk supply baby feeds only for few minutes and then stops he is unable to feed well. i tried expressing milk before feeding but only after pumping for half hour the force reduces. this is incresing my milk. what should i do. i cry evertime while feeding him after seeing him suffer. nobody understamds my situation i feel depressed always not even able to eat food.

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