This is a bit of a mish mash of a post, apologies. Anyway, every BF book or site I read talks about let down and the physical sensations that accompany it such as tingling or pins and needles. Well I have no physical sensations at all when I am BFing and can only tell Beth is getting milk because it dripples out of her mouth. I have also had absolutely no nipple leakage, not even a tiny dribble, either at the end of my pregnancy or since I have been breastfeeding. I appreciate we are all different but is anyone else out there like me? I feel, after reading all the books and speaking to friends who breastfeed, that my milk should be spraying out all over the shop! This is turn concerns me about my ability to supply I have been exclusively expressing the last few days as I have thrush (argh) and am lucky if I get 3.5oz in total from both boobs per 40 min session (apart from my 5am session when I get 6oz). I know the literature says volume from expressing is not a true reflection of what baby gets but it might explain why Beth seems to have been cluster feeding almost constantly since she was born. I was told by my midwife only to feed from one boob at a time and Beth may well have only been getting 1-2ozs per session in that case. Perhaps even less as she always falls asleep so quickly when on the boob and I spend an age trying to wake her up! Since feeding EBM via a bottle she is like a different baby. She takes up to 4ozs at a time (which I am pumping furiously to keep up with) without falling asleep and goes the full 3 hours between feeds. She is now sleeping in her cot all night without any fuss whatsoever (apart from waking for her feed) because she has a full tummy. Previously I could only settle her in my bed latched to my breast which, although a wonderful experience on the one hand, scared the crap out of me for a multitude of reasons on the other. I know it's very early days but I am half tempted to stick to expressing. Yes it's time consuming but clearly leaves my daughter far more satisfied and content. The last two days of bottle feeding EBM have coincidentally seen a marked improvement in her jaundice too, which I am pleased about as the MW is coming tomorrow to give her another blood test (now her third). Hmmmm.