Dealing W Overnight Engorgment

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aggie03 - February 12

now that dd is sleeping through the night (7-9hrs) evermorning mybr___ts are so full and hard it hurts and dd can not latch on. it gets so b ad i end up w/ clogged ducts and flu like sympoms sometimes. how do i reduce supply ans still have enough for every 3 hrs during the day? sorr about typos dd in hand....

 

HannahBaby - February 12

my son is sleeping 12-14 hours all of a sudden. Unless you want to get up and pump in the middle of the night (which will help with pain but keep your milk supply (too) high) you just have to deal with it and let your body adjust. I suppose you could gradually pump less and less over time in the middle of the nights so that it will be like weaning out that milk that you don't use overnight. My son has been sleeping like this for about 2 weeks and today was really the first time that i wasn't PAINFULLY engorged in the morning, still engorged, but not bad at all. I nurse every 2 hours during the day. Your body will adjust itself if you don't mind the engorgement. (luckily i have never had an issue with clogged ducts) good luck!!

 

LisaB - February 12

I would always hand express just alittle at night so my sheets wouldn't be soaked in the morning and it will gradually work itsself out. In the morniing I would hand express just a bit so ds could latch if I was too full and that always helped.

 

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