Repeated deflating: boon or bust?
The typical bread cycle involves one or two rises, each followed by a deflation, then a final shaping and proof.
But sometimes my timing doesn't work out. I've already let the bread rise twice maybe and I'm not ready to shape it; or I've shaped it into loaves and I'm not ready to put it into the oven. I would then be inclined to just "punch" it down again for another rise.
So my question is about the pros and cons of repeated deflations and rises. What's the downside of it?