accidentally increasing supply

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accidentally increasing supply

Post by fellare » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:30 am

Hey all,

last week I was at study full time. Lectures from 10 until 16, with half an hour drive. I expressed twice in this time, once at 11, once at 2. Ds actually ate all that milk and then still was super keen to feed when I got home. I think I expressed about 250mL each day, if that. not a huge amount for me.

Now it's weekend and I am full and leaking. So I must have increased my supply, even thought I did not express that much. With leaking, I mean, random let downs and squirting when Ds is feeding. He has very short feeds, and every time I end up standing above the sink or garden with two little fountains.

driving me nuts, I hate leaking.

Did I express too much? How can I regulate this? I will have more of these weeks, but not every week. Should I express less? but DS wants the milk. Or should I just suck it up.

DH calls it projectile leaking :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by breastfeedingisnormal » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:50 am

Hi fellare
Although frustrating, I think this might just be one of those things that can only be cured with 'tincture of time'. LOs often feed more enthusiastically after a separation and this can ramp up your supply. It'll settle down to 'the new normal' over the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, treat yourself to a box of really good breast pads - and some chocolate. Because chocolate makes everything better :wink:.
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Post by fellare » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:34 pm

yes, chocolate is good! full of much needed calcium.

It's going to be very irregular for the coming year, with some weeks full time, some weeks nothing.

I'm carrying a cloth nappy with me now, cause every feed results in spray. I used to do that in the early days too.
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Post by Monicat » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:40 pm

I inadvertently did the same thing when the babies were smaller. I made oat and date biscuits (and then ate about 10 of them over the course of the day :oops: ) and the next day I was dripping milk every time I bent over just about :shock:
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