What do women usually complain of?
What causes engorgement?
How to solve this problem?
But if I the excess milk is expressed, wont the breasts continue to produce more milk than necessary?
These fears are not justified, as in such a case, after a week or two, production almost always decreases to match the demand of the infant. Also the need of the baby increase, and he becomes more efficient at emptying the breast. At any rate, when congestion due to tissue fluid has decreased, the pressure in the breast decreases and you will feel more comfortable. At this stage, you can safely stop expressing and let your breasts adjust naturally to the infants demand. There is less risk of breast abscess at this time so the need to keep on emptying the breast is less.
In any case, the excess milk from high-yielding mothers is extremely valuable, because one can use it for other babies who are in need of extra milk (Breast Milk Banking). Human milk is especially important for premature babies, yet their mothers often find it difficult to express enough for them.