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Old 01-13-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Slow let down

My one breast seems to have a very slow let down (I can't feel the let down in the other). My baby gets upset and starts squirming, pulling on my nipple and waving her arms around and pulling off which makes the let down take longer. Is there any way to speed it up?


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Old 01-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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Can you pump (electric or manual) or even hand-express for a minute or two right before nursing? That might help "get things flowing".
If your opposite side is "quicker" to let down you could also try pumping,massaging, or gently stimulating the "quick" side while you nurse on the "slow" side, just until let down occurs. Some of us have one side that is more responsive to the simulation of suckling than the other side is.
Relaxing helps too.

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You could nurse on the other side (faster side) first. Then, the milk will let right down on tge other side, no waiting
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