Moms with an oversupply


How do you determine how long to pump so that you empty your breasts but don’t make the oversupply “worse”?

Right now my daughter is only taking 9-12oz while she’s at daycare but during that time I’m pumping 20-22oz within 2 sessions. I already cut my sessions from 3 to 2 a day but I’m still getting the same amount total. I usually double pump for 20 minutes because the milk is still flowing on at least one side.

When I first went back to work and started pumping I would get 6-8oz total for one session and now I’m to the point that I’m almost filling a 9oz bottle just on one side in a session and don’t want to have to get bigger bottles just for pumping.

Would you change anything?