When the mastitis has passed, you can go back to reducing your milk supply. Remember to place a towel underneath you to catch any excess milk! Read on to find out if you really have an oversupply of milk, and what you can do about it.
You may find it hard to get to sleep or you may wake often. If it is sudden, there is no time to prepare yourself for the worst and you may well be in shock.
We hope that it will answer some of your questions along the way. As no one will be using it, you can keep it as long as you like - only you need know it is there. If your breasts are firmly supported and you don't express milk more than needed for comfort, your milk supply will gradually decrease.
Fortunately, these are now quite rare. You might like to freeze a small container of your breastmilk to remind you of the special bond you had with your little one.
Some symptoms of oversupply outlined below may have a number of other possible causes. This is the time to be kind to yourself.
The flow will be slower, which means your baby should be able to cope better. It gives you some practical ways of coping, as you suppress your milk supply and come to terms with why you need to do this. Express only enough to make you comfortable.