I just had my daughter 2 wks ago. I am so in love!! I could not have ever imagined the kind of love I feel towards this tiny life. So far I am really enjoying mommy-hood. I am breastfeeding and really enjoying the closeness I feel with my daughter when I'm feeding her. I am blessed because I produce A LOT of milk. I am very grateful for this but at the same time a bit discouraged because I seem to have an over abundance of milk. My daughter isn't able to empty a breast at a single feeding. My breasts get so engorged that when she latches on she starts choking because the flow is so forceful (it will litterally squirt her in her face). I have tried pumping off a little before feedings as well as hand expression and it doesn't seem to be helping. Not only is it frustrating for her but also for me because my breasts are very sore when they are engorged. Some people have told me to pump for relief which helps but I'm beginning to wonder if it is also telling my body to produce more milk. So my question is, should I not pump before a feeding or in between feedings and just tough out the discomfort with the hope that my body will catch on to making only what my daughter nurses? I would love some suggestions or advice. I'm a first time mom and am eager to learn. I just want my supply to decrease a bit for my comfort and my daughters breastfeeding experience.
Answer by MommyH2 at 6:06 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
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Answer by gdiamante at 6:46 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
Hand express JUST enough for relief. Try nursing in a reclined position with the baby on top of your breast instead of under. Read this link for more tips
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