Breasts don't come with ounce markings, so it can be tough to tell if your baby is getting too much breast milk when she's breastfeeding. Here are some signs your baby is getting too much breast milk from overactive letdown of your breasts:
- Your leak large amounts of breast milk from the opposite breast you're feeding on.
- You spray milk all over when your baby unlatches from the breast.
- Your baby's bowel movements are watery, greenish or mucousy and explosive.
- Your baby has frequent wet diapers.
You can help tame your overactive breasts by only feeding your baby on one side at each feeding and letting him nurse for as long as he likes. Just remember to swap breasts at each feeding!