Read on to find out if you really have an oversupply of milk, and what you can do about it. Breast milk is amazing, so having lots is a good thing, right? Well, not always Some babies struggle with the fast flow that usually accompanies an overabundant milk supply. And mums with oversupply can often feel very uncomfortable, with frequently or constantly leaking breasts, and may be more likely to suffer from recurrent mastitis. Fortunately, there are a number of strategies that can help.
Galactorrhea (unexpected milk production) and other nipple discharge
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Per Breastfeeding and Human Lactation Riordan, , p. Mothers who have breastfed for a longer duration may be able to express milk for a longer time after weaning. Any stimulation, e. If you stop producing milk after weaning and then start again, it could be due to a new pregnancy or a recent miscarriage. It is thought to result from increased prolactin production, either by the pituitary or by removal of hypothalamic inhibition. Galactorrhea can have various causes:. Normal prolactin levels in breastfeeding mothers.
If you have large breasts — whether they started out that way, or they got very big during pregnancy and the first few weeks postpartum — you may have some concerns about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding with large breasts can be more difficult for first-time moms. All of these concerns are normal.
I developed a breast abscess after I returned to work full time when my daughter India was 10 months old. By my sixth week back, I had a full blown abscess the size of a kiwi. It was horrible — the area was very tender, especially when my breasts were full or if my daughter hit it while nursing, and my entire immune system was very taxed.