I had this problem with my last 3 children. As well as block feeding what I ended up doing was pumping a little bit off before I fed them. I used a hand pump and probably took off about the first ounce or so. I found this really helped. Also I used the scissor technique if I felt a powerful letdown on its way-it's where you sort of clamp just above your nipple with your two fingers like a pair of scissors. This over active letdown sorted itself out after a couple of months. Good luck!
hi, I had this too and it was block feeding that sorted it. But the blocks are much much longer than usually suggested - I need more like 6-8 hours on the same boob before it makes a noticeable difference. Have to keep an eye on things to make sure I'm not getting engorged, though!
After 2 bouts of mastitis I thought things were getting better, less pain and my nipples seemed to heal. But they are sore again and I am bleeding from my rh nipple again. My latch is generally good but the problem is that my DS really pulls, nips, moves away during feeding because I have a forceful let down and so much milk! so I think this is causing nipple trauma and though I relatch him over and over sometimes I just feed through the pain.
I am block feeding and sit reclined but it seems to make no difference.
Has anyone got any Suggestions for how I can reduced my supply and get my letdown slower?