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    Too Much Milk?

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    Have any of you had to deal with an over supply of milk? What did you do to fix it?

    I was looking some stuff up and from what a few of the sites describe that might be whats going on. I put a call in to the LC but I'm waiting for a call back.
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    I think you're just supposed to express it and either save it, or throw it out.

    You could consider donating it!
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    I pumped and froze it
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    But doesn't pumping/expressing it just end up making more? Supply and demand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by instant_oatmeal View Post
    But doesn't pumping/expressing it just end up making more? Supply and demand?
    yes and no. If you have alot of milk, it just helps the over flow. If you have a baby in the hospial or are back at work, it helps keep your milk up wich is a good thing. I had alot of milk and she ate what she needed and if I had extra I pumped and she had a snack, or dad could feed here while I showered.

    I say pump and store.
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    Eventually my son caught up to the extra I was making, KWIM?
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    a really good thing to try is to pump on one breast while the baby feeds on the other...that empties them nearly completely usually. plus, your milk lets down a lot better from baby's stimulation than from the pump's stimulation. so you'll express more to freeze. it is supply and demand but it's always a great thing to have a good supply of milk in the freezer for whenever you're really sick and need to take meds that aren't safe for baby or a vacation or anything really...it's just a good thing to have extra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayme View Post
    Eventually my son caught up to the extra I was making, KWIM?
    I agree. It will slowly tamper (sp?) off as the baby gets older. If you want to pump right after bf'ing to save the excessive amount that should be fine. I would not pump inbetween feeding though. Does that make sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayme View Post
    I pumped and froze it

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    it will regulate over time. pumping only makes it worse. i know from personal experience. as for donation there are a lot of regs and procedures.
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