Growth Spurt = Engorgement

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by blessed, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. blessed

    blessed Mama to baby girl :)

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    Is it okay for me to pump out all this milk?! Or is it only going to lead to more supply? I definitely don't need more......
     
  2. bakelite

    bakelite Active Member

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    If you need to pump, just pump enough to ease the pain, no more than that! Pumping will tell your body to make more milk....
     
  3. blessed

    blessed Mama to baby girl :)

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    Okay thanks! So I shouldn't empty out the breast then with pumping?
     
  4. jeanettekaren

    jeanettekaren Mummy to Finn

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    No, definitely don't empty the breast as your body will think baby has a feed then and make more. Literally just pump enough so that you are not sore,no more. If you think you can get away without pumping then don't and your body will not produce as much.
     
  5. blessed

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    Thanks mamas!
     

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