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September 13th, 2008, 01:09 PM
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I've noticed this past week that Lily has started to drink really quickly and then start choking on my milk. So I pull her off and let the milk slow down and put her back on. I've been leaking a ton as well. Yesterday morning I woke up and my nightgown was soaked from my breasts to my waist!! It was on the sheets and everything. I can soak through reusable and disposable pads, even when I double them up. Also, yesterday she had one green seedy poop, but all the rest were yellow and seedy. Today she has only had yellow and seedy.

I always nurse her off one breast per feeding. I'm assuming I have an oversupply? Would block feeding help? Also, my right boob tends to leak a lot more than my left...is that common?
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September 13th, 2008, 01:56 PM
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It sounds like an oversupply and probably overactive letdown (many times, they come hand in hand). You could try block feeding, to see if it helps. I know I tried it with Abby a few times, but never for more than a few days, so I'm not sure how it works if you really stick with it. My supply evened out by about 3-4 months old, where I noticed less leaking and engorgement. She got better at handling my letdown the older she got too, so that wasn't an issue by then.
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September 13th, 2008, 07:15 PM
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I had oversupply and overactive let down with both of my boys. Block feeding is the only thing that worked for me, I fed one breast for two nursing sessions then switched to the other side. Around 3 to 4 months I was able to switch to just one breast a feeding.
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September 15th, 2008, 07:06 AM
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I had oversupply and overactive let down with both of my boys. Block feeding is the only thing that worked for me, I fed one breast for two nursing sessions then switched to the other side. Around 3 to 4 months I was able to switch to just one breast a feeding.[/b]
Ditto!! same situation for me. Although I must say be careful with the block feeding. Doing this led me to have blocked ducts quite badly that I needed to get ultrasounbd for as they did not resolve with all the regular methods.
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I had oversupply and overactive let down with both of my boys. Block feeding is the only thing that worked for me, I fed one breast for two nursing sessions then switched to the other side. Around 3 to 4 months I was able to switch to just one breast a feeding.[/b]
Ditto!! same situation for me. Although I must say be careful with the block feeding. Doing this led me to have blocked ducts quite badly that I needed to get ultrasounbd for as they did not resolve with all the regular methods.

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