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Thread: i cant get a let down

  1. #1
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    Angry i cant get a let down

    i am taking reglan and i have milk, i can squirt when i hand hand express! i can pump and get drops but nothing else. my daughter will latch without the nipple shield finally but WILL NOT suck.... PLEASE HELP!!!

    if i could just get a let down we'd be fine!

    Mommy to:
    Nathaniel 2/28/05
    Boy/Girl Twins: Raymond 17w4d & Candice 5/22/06
    Lana 12/22/07

    Missing Wylder 9w5d
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    Default Re: i cant get a let down

    Have you tried expressing a little milk onto your nipple before offering to dd? Many moms find that babies are more interested when they can taste what is to come!

    Some other techniques are to try using warm compresses prior to nursing, (getting in the shower helps too), breast massage and relaxation breathing.

    Have you tried any of these?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: i cant get a let down

    This is going to sound crazy, but drinking a cold glass of water helps with my let down.

    I know it's hard when you're having trouble, but getting frustrated majorly affects my let down also. I have to take deep breaths and relax (Of course I have forceful let down so when it finally happens the poor thing is choking but that's a whole seperate issue)

    Definately try putting a little milk on your nipple, that's what got ds BFing when he was having trouble in the early weeks!

    Good luck

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    Default Re: i cant get a let down

    i did try expressing a little, wont work. even tried formula, wont work- she just plays around and wont suck
    Mommy to:
    Nathaniel 2/28/05
    Boy/Girl Twins: Raymond 17w4d & Candice 5/22/06
    Lana 12/22/07

    Missing Wylder 9w5d
    TTCAL for another nursling!

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    Default Re: i cant get a let down

    How did things go this weekend?

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    Default Re: i cant get a let down

    not good- ive had some personal issues unrelated to BF... i did get my nasal spray and im waitin on my domperidone from new zealand
    Mommy to:
    Nathaniel 2/28/05
    Boy/Girl Twins: Raymond 17w4d & Candice 5/22/06
    Lana 12/22/07

    Missing Wylder 9w5d
    TTCAL for another nursling!

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    Default Re: i cant get a let down

    So sorry to hear things are not going so well. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

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