Why doesn’t my baby empty my breast?
Babies take as much milk as they need from the breast, and usually that’s about 70% of the milk available. Mothers who have a large milk supply tend to have full, firm breasts. As babies simply respond to their appetite, they may not be hungry enough to fully soften the breast. The fullness signals the breast to decrease production to match the baby’s demand. Occasionally excessive breast fullness after feeds is a sign the baby is not getting enough milk or the mother is not expressing effectively.