is this normal?

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  1. LilianA

    LilianA Well-Known Member

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    when my LO feeds it takes about 30 seconds for let down and then when it happens first of all i feel my boobs get real hard and then it feels like sharp pins all over for a few seconds but what is concerning me is that let down is so strong that my little one can't keep up and chocks and lets go of the boob and it just sprays all over his face and everywhere for a good 30 seconds and by the time i get him back on the boob when spraying is over he is frustrated and upset :nope:
    does this happen to everyone? and if so does it get better with time? or does LO get used to it and knows how to manage it.
    Thanks in advance ladies :hugs:
     
  2. becstar

    becstar Sleep is for the weak

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    Totally normal. There's loads of advice on the kellymom website - I found taking ehr off for a bit and letting it leak onto a towel or breastpad for a bit until it slowed helped in the short term. in the end she got used to it though. Don't worry, totally normal. mine still sprays across the room if she comes off suddenly!
     
  3. bloodbinds

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    Yes! I always end up spraying milk all over her (and me!) luckily i think shes gotten used to it and just chomps back on! Lol.
     
  4. LilianA

    LilianA Well-Known Member

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    Great..thanks ladies.
     
  5. petal040

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    This happens to me too - although I don't get the feeling of my breasts getting hard or the pins feeling.

    If it is bothering you a little - you could try asking your health visitor if there is a lactation specialist you could talk to (if there is, they are likely to have more, and more up to date, information about this specific problem than the health visitors). :)
     

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