FAQ 16: Why do I get engorged frequently?
Oversupply can be handled easily but
Best way to deal with it
Hand express till you experience relief - Note: Emptying breast, in turn, gives a signal to the brain for more production hence only express to relief is suggested and please avoid pumping if directly feeding the child
In the case of a forceful letdown,
More information on #BSIMFastLetdown can be found from the link below
More Information on Oversupply here - https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/oversupply/
When Oversupply escalates it can result in Mastitis/Infection
The best thing to do for mastitis is to keep nursing baby frequently! Get a lot of rest and stay in bed with baby nursing. Here’s some more info on mastitis:
Oversupply on one side:
It's normal after 3-4 months for your breasts to get less full, which causes many mothers to worry that they are losing their milk, but it's just a sign of your supply calming down. If your baby is around that age, for example, it could be that your left side has become "normal" while your right side still has an oversupply. Everybody has a supply imbalance to some degree because our bodies are never perfectly symmetrical, and anatomical differences between left and right can get exaggerated over time by baby's preference. If you think it's a problem, you could modify your feeding pattern so that you spend more time on the left.