Some women have an oversupply of breast milk, which may be your crisis! Maybe you are making more milk than your baby needs.
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 Mother and Baby.
Babies can also 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.
* Baby chokes and makes clicking noises while feeding.
* Baby has frothy, green, explosive stools.
* Switching your baby to the
other breast, before he/she has finished the first breast. Some mother's breasts are very sensitive to stimulation, and switching back and forth
without ever draining a breast well, can result in production of too much
milk in both breasts.
How to Slow Down Milk Production
* Try to avoid extra breast stimulation like extra pumping, running warm water on your breasts for a long time or using breast shells.
* Apply cool compresses to the breast.
* Cabbage leaf compresses and herbs also work.
* Sage tea has helped some mothers in reducing milk production.
* Peppermint and thyme tea help to reduce milk production too.