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    Feb 2008

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    we had my sister, her husband and their children stay with us last week....their youngest is 18 months, and towrds the last half of the week the poor little mite was poorly with an ear infection...and every time she cried, id get a letdown sensation on both sides!! and it hurt! happened so many times in the day....it is odd tho that i never get it when my ds cries!! maybe because he is not a big crier...only really when he is overtired or hungry...altho he only cries when he hungry if he coming out of a longish nap...and again never for very long.......i wondered if it is because when he does cry..im so preoccupied comforting him that i dont notice the letdown....either way..it has made me wary of other crying babies!! lol
    Samantha ---- Mom to Lucas, born 19th Jan 2008..and Georgia, born 8th June 2009
    Lucas 8lbs 1oz born at 42 weeks..now 27lbs at 20 months....bf exclusivly till 10 months then partly till self weaning at 17 months
    Georgia 8lbs 12oz born at 39+4 now 14lbs 5oz at 14 weeks...bfing going strong despite a shaky start

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

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    I have so been there! When the twins were younger, it would happen in the grocery store, at church, wherever a baby was crying. My own kids are not big criers, and I typically start feeding them before they are hungry enough to cry, so it definitely took some getting used to!
    Mommie to big sister Eszter, and twinnies Sophia and Josiah

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    @llli*emama is offline Shares Widely And Frequently
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    Jul 2007

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    Same here! It's weird, huh?

    I heard an interview with Amy Irving (Steven Spielberg's first wife). Her son was in Schindler's List as an infant and even though he was a kid at this point and she had stopped lactating, when she heard his cry on screen, her body produced milk and she had a letdown! I'll never forget that story. Even though it was her kid, so much time had passed since she had BFed. The body is amazing.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Fort Wayne, IN

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    I can't say it's ever happened to me before, but that is so cool
    ~Proud AP Mama To Natalie Ann *7/9/06* & Isabella Faith *7/6/09*~

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

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    I've heard of this happening to other women, but a crying baby has never made me let down.
    Homebirthing, breastfeeding, cloth diapering Mama to Jason (11/6/07).

    Baby #2 due in January 2009.

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