Re: Reason for slowed let down time?
Letdown speed sometimes changes with the mom's milk supply. Huge supply = fast letdown. More moderate supply = slower letdown.
A worn-down pump can also be less effective at triggering a letdown. And sometimes moms will get acclimated to the pump, and won't let down for it easily even when it's in good working order.
Stress can be another factor. More stress = slower letdowns. Sometimes it helps to take your eyes off the pump or the baby, focus on deep breathing, relaxation, the smell of the baby... I know that sounds hippy-dippy but those techniques do work for a lot of moms.
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