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Old 04-06-2009, 06:22 PM   #1
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Question random let-downs while weaning?

DS recently turned 1, and we have began to wean most of the day time nursing sessions. I work FT and still pump at work. I used to pump twice, now I am only pumping 1 time at work. My schedule is something like this:

Wake up around 5ish and feed DS on both sides, go to work, pump at 2:15, pick up DS at 4:15 and nurse on both sides, then nurse regularly (maybe 2 or 3 more times...occasionally 4 if he wakes up in the middle of the night). Nana gives him cow milk during the day, and sometimes a cup of EBM if he is just really wanting some, or a bottle of it if he is fussy.

I have only been doing the pumping once a day for about a week, and have been having a few times where I will just randomly let-down in the middle of the day... I haven't had that happen since he was like 2 months old...

My question is, has anyone else had this problem when cutting back on nursing sessions? and how long will this continue?

also, side question: I always have let-down on both sides, and I read that after awhile your body will adjust and only let-down on the side baby is nursing on...this never happened to me.. anyone else in the same boat? or am I just weird like that? could it be from double pumping?

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Old 04-07-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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Re: random let-downs while weaning?

It's just randomly letting down? Is it at the time that you would normally pump?
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Re: random let-downs while weaning?

I have started having more of those random let downs since ds has started nursing less. I also still leak off the side hes not nursing on and wear nursing pads all the time as well as nursing pads an nursing tank tops to bed every night...its getting old but its also just habit now!!
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:51 AM   #4
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Re: random let-downs while weaning?

Good to know I'm not the only one. And yes, somedays it is just random, some days its during the time it would pump, and somedays it doesn't happen... :shrug:
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