So, I have always had troubles with let-down. Maybe it is because I have hypothyroid (though it is under control with Synthroid), or maybe it is related to anxiety, I do not know. I have managed to muddle through with my 10 month old up until now. I cannot describe how difficult it has been for me... trying to convince baby to stick around and suckle for 10-15 minutes to try for a let-down. Or sometimes just giving up and coming back 1 hour later.
I have instituted almost everything I know to improve chances for let-down: nursing in the same place, no stimuli, dim lights, rescue remedy, fennel, meditation and stretching beforehand, breast compressions, humming, thinking about how much I love my baby, not thinking about my baby at all. Sometimes I get the let down. Sometimes not.
OK, so currently I am having this problem where the side that baby starts suckling on will let down, but when we switch to the "off" side, my milk will not let down. This has put me in a 2 hour nursing cycle, where baby only gets half feed every time, but eats very frequently. Any suggestions for me?
Sometimes I think I am the only person in the world who has had this problem consistently. I literally have struggled with this since my baby was a newborn. My doctor said I could try oxytocin nasal spray, but I'm not sure. Have anyone heard of anxiety meds actually fixing this problem? Though I would prefer not to go that route. I figure we can make it 2 more months going like this, but it is stressful and frustrating for me and baby (at times).
Any advice would be so appreciated!