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    Smile Painful Letdown?

    My daughter is a month old and up until a few days ago I havn't had any problems with breastfeeding. Out of nowhere the area around/behind my nipples really hurts when I letdown, in both breasts. Any explanations? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Painful Letdown?

    Is it like a really intense tingling sensation?

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    Default Re: Painful Letdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evin View Post
    Is it like a really intense tingling sensation?

    No more of a strong aching/pulling.

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    Default Re: Painful Letdown?

    thats how mine feels -- I didnt even know it was let down at first! mine only lasts about 30 seconds .... is yours worse?

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    Default Re: Painful Letdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by JessicaRabbit View Post
    thats how mine feels -- I didnt even know it was let down at first! mine only lasts about 30 seconds .... is yours worse?
    No it only lasts about 30 seconds too. This may not have anything to do with it, but I just tried pumping and can't even get an ounce out of either side. Ahh what's going on?!

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    Default Re: Painful Letdown?

    pumping never works as well as nursing ... when was the last time you nursed?

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    Default Re: Painful Letdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by JessicaRabbit View Post
    pumping never works as well as nursing ... when was the last time you nursed?

    About half an hour ago. It just concerns me because I can usually get atleast 3 oz. from the breast I didn't use. (Yeah, I don't use both at each feeding...)

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    Default Re: Painful Letdown?

    Try looking at your baby or imagining the face/cry of your baby. Drink MORE water.

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