Hyperlactation

While many mothers suffers from lack of proper milk supply there are mothers who suffer from hyperlactation or overabundant milk supply.

Hyperlactation

While many mothers suffers from lack of proper milk supply there are mothers who suffer from hyperlactation or overabundant milk supply.
This is the condition in which the mother’s body produces more milk than required by the baby resulting in leaks , there may be leak between and during feeding, soaking through the breast pads.

Hyper Lactating mothers may develop plugged ducts and mastitis if not taken care of properly.

Symptoms start appearing 1 to 2 weeks after childbirth. It may last for 3 to 5 months. Generally by this time the body adjusts itself according to the baby’s requirement.

Hyper lactating mothers also face difficulties in feeding , the baby might  gag due to the squirting of milk, clamp on the nipples while feeding which results in cracked nipples. They may be frequently hungry as they may not get the hindmilk which is more creamier.

There are a few steps that you can take to regulate your milk supply

1)      Hand express some milk or use a pump to take out excess milk, use the lowest possible setting for the same.

2)      Feed the baby by lying on the side this will help the excess milk to drip drown.

3)      Feed the baby by helping him in a sitting position.

4)      Nipple shield can be used to regulate the flow.

        Traditionally jasmine flowers are covered around the breast to reduce hyperlactation.

        Regular soft massages on the breast may help to reduce the chances of clogging and mastitis.

 

We can suggest Soothika therapy for hyperlactation too

 

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