Monthly Archives: November 2017

Slow Milk Flow at the Breast

Slow milk flow at the breast is frustrating for baby and mom.  Baby doesn’t feel satisfied, cries when removed from the breast, fusses when put down, possibly has enough wet diapers but not enough poops, and baby doesn’t gain appropriate weight. Mom spends a lot of time comforting a fussy...

Fast Milk Flow at the Breast

Some moms have a super-fast letdown which makes their babies cough, sputter, unlatch, or even cry at the beginning of a feeding.  This is called overactive letdown, or overactive milk ejection reflex (OAMER). Specifically, this is referring to how fast the milk comes out, not an over-supply of milk; that...