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Oversupply: Too Much of a Good Thing

Oversupply: though it may be a blessing (how does it feel to be a chosen one?) it can also be too much of a good thing, especially when you produce so much that it’s downright painful.

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Turns out you can have too much of a good thing—especially when it comes to your breastmilk supply. We address the term oversupply:  what it means, how it affects parent and baby, and how to avoid it. Classic signs of oversupply are your baby choking at the beginning of a feeding (overactive letdown and oversupply are a match made in heaven) or frequent spit up / vomiting, excessive leaking past the 6 week mark, and general engorgement. Fear not, there are ways to tame the supply including block feeding and adjustment of pumping.

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