Too much breast milk

Occasionally women make too much breast milk and their babies struggle to cope.

It’s best to get your midwife, health visitor or breastfeeding specialist to watch a feed to see if they can spot why this is happening.

They can also suggest ways to decrease your supply.

“They may be able to help you pick up your baby’s cues about how long they want to stay at 1 breast,” says Bridget Halnan.

“Remember, it is your baby at the breast that makes the milk. Switching them too early can cause an oversupply.”