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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 13:28 PM   1
Neecee
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The Let-down reflex - does it hurt you?


Whenever I get the let-down reflex it really hurts! It works its way all the way down into my nipples and my boobs feel like they're going to explode! I either have to feed Kai immediately or express the milk really quickly.

Does anyone else find it painful or uncomfortable?



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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 13:45 PM   2
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Yes, it hurts me a bit too. Well, it's more of a cramping/pinching sensation rather than pain and it has got less uncomfortable as time has progressed.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 14:10 PM   3
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it used to be uncomfortable in the first month or 2 but now all i feel is let down when he's on the other side, and it's sort of like a warm tingly sensation, not quite uncomfortable.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 14:48 PM   4
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Never has hurt me, infact in the beginning months i couldn't even feel a 'let-down'. I can sometimes feel something now, its a nice reassuring feeling though i quite like it, i know that a second or so later she is going to be gulping down the milk.

Maybe i'm weird but i like the let-down feeling lol



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 19:43 PM   5
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i only feel my let down on the side shes not feeding from, its kind of weird, like a cramp all up the side of my boob, getting worse and worse and then the milk comes out and it goes

odd

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Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 03:51 AM   6
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It is probably just because you are fairly new to breastfeeding, with your baby only about a month old. Your milk supply is still adjusting, so you probably feel engorged and will end up with a faster let down than you will in a couple of months time. Also, you will be a lot more used to the feeling.

Don't worry, it will get easier!

I have quite a fast let down and it used to feel really intense for a quite a while after my baby started feeding (and the milk would literally spurt out). However, now, even though I still have a fast let down, the let down feeling only lasts for a couple of seconds and it is not as intense a feeling as it initially was in the beginning.

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Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 21:16 PM   7
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Doesnt hurt exactly, but i do get a powerful feeling.



 
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Old Mar 3rd, 2009, 21:24 PM   8
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Yes, the feeling is so hard to explain, but it does hurt a bit. Even though I have been breastfeeding for over 9 months, I still feel it.



 
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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 02:42 AM   9
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Omg yes it's like painful pins and needles and ouch it's toe curling, i hope it calms down for you soon xx



 
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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 05:32 AM   10
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ooooh weird I have a REALLY strong let down and just feel a slight tingle.... and thats if I really think about it.



 
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