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  • @llli*djs.mom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    I would send her with AT LEAST 4oz every day. That isn't much milk in an 8-9hour day, and eventually you may find that showing up in the middle of the day and leaving her again is really disruptive. Also, if you don't actually pump at work your supply will take a hit for sure. Even WITH pumping a lot of women hit a 9month pump slump. So I would continue to take your pump breaks at work and work to send at least 4oz a day. Really schedule looks like 6oz would be safer. But at least 4.
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  • @llli*zambomommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:00 PM
    Hi, My baby will be starting daycare next week (when she turns 8 months) and is currently being looked after by my parents. She does not drink a lot of milk during the day, and typically my mom and dad are pretty hands on and force feed her at least a couple of ounces (around 6oz) while I am at work. I pump around 6-8 oz at work (2-3 pumping sessions, and I nurse my baby during lunch. This is our schedule: nurse at 6:00am, nurse at 8:00am, solids at 9:30am, bottle (1.5-2oz) at 11am, nurse at 12:30pm, solids at 1:30pm, bottle (1.5-2 oz) at 2:30pm, bottle (2oz) at 4:30pm,
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    Ok yes that sounds similar to what I experienced. I also had OP/OALD with first child, but I still think there must be a connection between that and let down pain at least some of the time because the things that helped with the fast letdown and OP (time and encouraging frequent nursing) helped with the let down pain as well. I kept feeling it for quite awhile, but as time went in it became more and more clearly linked to a longer time lapse between nursing sessions.
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  • @llli*arin-dn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 AM
    It is like the letdown I felt with my other kids just quite a bit more painful. I lasts just a few minutes, if that. I do definitely have an overactive let down. I don't feel like I have as much OP as I did with my daughter, but I do have plenty of milk. He's already learned to handle the letdown pretty well, has a great latch, ext. This is the only issue we've had so far and it just kinda caught me off guard as I haven't dealt with it before.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    I had very painful letdown with my 2nd after not feeling anything at all at letdown with my first. In all other ways nursing was entirely painless and going great. I also had pain with letdown with my third, but we were having so many other issues (Super engorged, massive plug and mastitis) that let down pain was the least of my worries. Anyway, I always suspected overproduction contributed to the let down pain. I also found it hurt way worse if baby was not nursing and I let down. So when I felt a letdown I would grab baby and try to get him to nurse. I also encouraged baby to nurse often in general to tame the fast flow and I think this helped with letdown pain as well. I would also hand express a little if he would not nurse when I started letting down. I found the pain definitely lessened over time, after the OP began calming down. But I felt let downs for a long time...they just no longer were painful. Can you describe the pain and how long it lasts?
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  • @llli*arin-dn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    Hi everyone! I am nursing my 3rd baby who is 4 weeks old. This time around letdown has been way more painful than I remember it being with either of my other 2 kids. It is especially painful when it happens when he isn't eating. Does anyone know why this would happen or ways to help it be less painful? Thanks!
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  • @llli*lina.in.la's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:04 AM
    Hi there. My daughter was also a 30-weeker and I exclusively breastfed her once she came home at 35 weeks. I had to pump a little to relieve pressure for about 2 weeks before my supply decreased to match her intake. She is 5.5 months old now and has gained EXTREMELY well on just my milk. So it can be done!
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