I am four months into EBF and I am still regularly engorged.
I don't pump and I feed her on demand.
Shouldn't I be regulated by now?
How can I stop overproduction--wiithout endangering the amount she does drink?
i think if it doesnt bother your baby - ie no green slimy poo and intestinal discomfort, then you shouldnt worry about it much. Just keep feeding him on demand.
I took fenugreek a few days ago to increase my supply and boy did it increase! My baby started getting discomfort and green poo. I stopped immediately and just have been feeding, endurign the engorement and clogged ducts for the time being and it regulated within 2-3 days.
I have the same problem and I think it's because my LO eats without any set pattern. Sometimes he eats every two hours, other times he goes 4 hours between meals and then snacks every hour. He also varies how much he eats. Sometimes he will empty both breasts and at others only one breast. I guess the body gets confused and keeps overproducing and getting engorged as a result.
I had oversupply and what helped me was to only feed from one side per feeding. I made sure LO emptied that one side first before switching to the other side. If she wanted to eat again within an hour or so of the feed, I put her back on the same side if it still felt full. It took a little while (and lots of breastpads) but it definitely helped to regulate my supply. Is your LO a snacky eater (every 1-2 hours)? It also might help to block feed e.g. feed from one side for 3 hours and then the other side for 3 hours. Good luck!
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