Can I have too much milk?
Some mothers have a large or even a very large supply of breast milk. There is generally nothing wrong with this. It can cause problems, but these are usually solved with minor changes. Mothers with a large supply can breastfeed and express milk quickly, but they tend to have tender breasts that leak and spray and still feel full after feeds. Their babies grow well, but a large milk supply can affect the babies’ feeding and behaviour, including their ability to breastfeed to sleep. Within a few months of birth, milk production usually slows to meet the baby’s needs. Also, during this time, the baby learns to deal with the quick flow and large amount and becomes more settled at the breast. Rarely, mothers develop repeated or severe problems and need to decrease their milk supply. The baby's behaviours and feeding patterns can be misdiagnosed as being abnormal.