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Old May 7th, 2012, 15:03 PM   1
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Why is my milk taking longer to let down?


What effects the speed of a letdown? My breasts were bursting only a few days ago, now my baby had to suckle for 15 minutes before they let down



 
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Old May 7th, 2012, 22:12 PM   2
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Any ideas? I'm about ot start taking fenugreek again



 
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Old May 8th, 2012, 02:38 AM   3
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It probably isn't taking ages to let down-it's more than likely a combination of your supply settling and also after a certain age very few ladies feel their let down physically. I personally don't think any baby would wait around for 15 minutes if they weren't getting something during that time. Xx



 
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Old May 8th, 2012, 04:36 AM   4
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When Maria was about 4 months old it would take longer for my milk to let down, I think it was because I was stressed so I couldn't relax enough. I had painful letdown so I did know when my milk was letting down. But it was a phase that passed eventually.



 
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Old May 8th, 2012, 05:09 AM   5
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I very rarely feel my let down now, but thats more of a recent phenomenon. When I did notice that it was taking a while I would try to relax, focus on LO's face while she was feeding etc....Also I read somewhere that visualising waterfalls can help! I have done that too.

I think that you can psych yourself out sometimes- if you become to aware of BF and start thinking about things you can over-analyse. Try to relax!



 
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Old May 8th, 2012, 17:03 PM   6
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Hmm. Stress is a factor for me lately


Thanks for advice on let down



 
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Old May 8th, 2012, 18:10 PM   7
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Stress is huge. If you can't relax, your body will have a hard time letting milk down. Hormones can play a role, too.

When I'm having let down issues, I find it helps if I will myself to relax, let all my body muscles go slack (except those used to support LO in my arms), close my eyes, breathe deep, even breaths, hum a lullaby to LO, and even mentally visualize my milk letting down.



 
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