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Old 08-01-2011, 10:57 PM   #1
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The title says it ... I can never tell when I'm letting down. What does it feel like for you guys?

(P.S. My chubby baby is proof that my milk comes out fine, I just have to go by her gulping and the feeling of being "empty" afterward ... I'm just really curious.)

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Old 08-01-2011, 11:03 PM   #2
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Re: No letdown sensation ... EVER?

The way it felt for me was a burning sensation in whichever nipple was letting down followed by pressure. I've never liked that sensation.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:04 PM   #3
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With DD I had no sensation. With DS though it was a different story. Letdown was very painful. It felt like my boobs were burning from the inside out. But thankfully it would only last 30 seconds or so.
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I didn't feel it until my son was like 8 weeks old. Then suddenly I felt this tingling/burning sensation out of nowhere. Sometimes it's super intense, sometimes it's not very noticeable. It always seems to hurt more when I just randomly let down and he isn't actually nursing. My boobies get confused quite often lol.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:50 PM   #5
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Wow ... I didn't expect you guys to say that it hurts! I was thinking, like, tingly or something.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:53 PM   #6
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Re: No letdown sensation ... EVER?

My DS is 8 mos. old and I never started having any sensation until a few months ago. Now it feels kind of itchy/tingly. Makes me remember to pump at work
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Re: No letdown sensation ... EVER?

Never felt it ever, not with feeding three kids for various times.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:02 AM   #8
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Re: No letdown sensation ... EVER?

I never really felt it with DS1 but I sure do this time. It doesn' hurt. The best way I can think to describle it is tingly. I feel it more when I pump.
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Wow ... I didn't expect you guys to say that it hurts! I was thinking, like, tingly or something.
I've never felt it, but I kind of imagined it would feel like when you finally get to go pee after holding it for a while.
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I feel like letdown central! Multiple (2-3) per feeding plus throughout the day when I'm not nursing as well. Basically every hour. It feels like a burning/tingling in both breast, not just whichever side she is nursing on. Not really painful but more uncomfortable, doesn't last long.
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