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    Default when does milk supply settle down?

    DD is 5 weeks old, and right up until this morning I've always woken up with rock hard leaky boobs, was able
    to feed her until she was full and still able to express 150/250 mls.

    today they feel heavy, but not solid like the past 5 weeks.
    is his because my supply has finally settled?
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    I'd say it has. Mine settled at about 6 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happymum2 View Post
    I'd say it has. Mine settled at about 6 weeks.
    thank you

    do you express? how many mls did you manage after your supply settled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry swing View Post
    thank you

    do you express? how many mls did you manage after your supply settled?
    I did a couple of times a day (only until about 3months though) and would get anywhere from 80-140mls.

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    I've had 3 babies, and breastfed them all. With the first I had rock hard breasts and leaking for about 8 weeks. With the other 2 I had no engorgement or leaking at all, it was such a relief. With all I have had huge supply but complete inability to express.

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    Default when does milk supply settle down?

    My bub is 5 weeks and mine settled down at 4 weeks . Before that I had to pump between feeds as they were so full. But now I don't feel I have enough to be able to express as well. I would like to express and store do hubby can feed bub some feeds....any suggestions when is best time to pump so I still allow enough milk in breast for next feed if bub feeds every 2-3 hours?


 

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