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    Default hyperlactation...

    I don't really have a too large milk supply but just an "overactive letdown response". Painful, fast, forceful letdown of milk. If I want to see a doctor about this to have my hormones tested, to be sure that hormonal problems aren't the cause, what kind of doctor is best to see? I don't have a doctor right now except my OBGYN from 8 months ago... Sometimes rarely pituitary problems can be the cause of this and not too many aveoli and I want to be sure.

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    Default Re: hyperlactation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Leche83
    I don't really have a too large milk supply but just an "overactive letdown response". Painful, fast, forceful letdown of milk. If I want to see a doctor about this to have my hormones tested, to be sure that hormonal problems aren't the cause, what kind of doctor is best to see? I don't have a doctor right now except my OBGYN from 8 months ago... Sometimes rarely pituitary problems can be the cause of this and not too many aveoli and I want to be sure.
    If you are concerned about the possibility of a pituitory problem, your OB is the first person to see. If your OB does not feel comfortable ordering the relevant tests, s/he will be able to put you in touch with a specialist in endocrinology..

    However...
    You should also know that having an overactive letdown is quite common and is very rarely associated with pituitary problems. Many mothers in your stuation have found this this article to be helpful :
    Overactive Let-Down: Consequences and Treatments http://www.lalecheleague.org/NB/LVSepOct95p71NB.html

    Please let me know if this answers your question and if I can be of any further assistance.

    warmly,
    LLLnormaR
    Moderator

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    Default Re: hyperlactation...

    Thanks for the info. In my case, I almost have a problem with not having enough of a milk supply. In many cases, my baby girl was hungry but I didn't have enough milk to even let down. But, when it does, it really comes out! And if only for 3 minutes it will spray out really forcefully although the feeding is very short.

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