Some women have an oversupply of breast milk, which may be your crisis! Maybe you are making more milk than your baby needs.
While having too much milk may seem like a good problem to have, the rush of milk from an overfull, engorged breast can make feedings stressful and uncomfortable for both the mother and baby.
Babies may be very fussy in between feedings, when there is too much milk. Babies, whose mothers have excessive milk, gain weight a lot faster than normal and have a few extra dirty diapers each day.
An oversupply of breast milk will result in a baby not getting enough of the essential hind milk, which contains most of the fat.
Mother can hand express milk to reduce engorgement before feedings.
You do not need to have overfull breasts for them to leak, but it is a common problem for mothers with an overabundance of milk. Put gentle pressure on the nipples by pressing your arms tightly against your chest for a few minutes. (More about leaking breasts during breast feeding here)
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