Re: Trying to understand let down
Let down is just a term used to describe the moment your milk begins to flow. Sometimes you feel a sensation when it happens, sometimes you don't. But whether you feel it or not, if there's milk coming out, you've let down.
You can have several letdowns during a single nursing sensation, as your milk flow slows, stops, then restarts again. Your baby can stimulate let down with a different sucking pattern (they start to suck more rapidly and with more suction). Or your body can stimulate it on its own- like if you're engorged to the point of leaking or if you hear a baby crying or something.
A lot of moms feel it more in the early weeks and months of nursing, then stop noticing it after a while.
Last edited by @llli*still.here; March 27th, 2014 at 01:33 PM.
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