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  1. #1
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    Default Let down?

    Many of you talk about let down, but what does it feel like? I am assuming you mean when the milk starts flowing, though I've never been able to feel it...

    Is this odd?

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    Default Re: Let down?

    I think some ladies feel it, and some don't. I felt it, for me it's a very full warm tingly feeling. I don't seem to feel it anymore though.
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    I've been nursing for 2.5 years, and still haven't felt a letdown. I know I'm having one when my daughter starts gulping.
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    Some of my letdowns are tingly to the point of being uncomfortable, bordering on slightly painful. Sometimes I can have three or four letdowns when nursing my DD (I know because she starts gulping it down) and the subsequent ones are more of a warm flowing feeling. (Not sure that makes sense.) And sometimes I don't feel anything at all but I know I had one because DD starts gulping.
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    Let down for me felt like pins and needles.. Like when your feet fall asleep.. but some women don't feel it at all...
    Allie
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    Mother to 4 crazy ones

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    Default Re: Let down?

    For me it was the tingly feeling. with the gulping, though. Just listen for that.
    Robin

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    Yeah I get a tingly feeling too. For me though, I never have felt letdown while nursing DD or pumping, only when I have a letdown and I'm not nursing her.
    new mom to yael justine, born 12/20/07 4lbs 7oz

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    I've been nursing for a combined 5+ years and have never felt a let down.
    Laura, proud vbacing, ecological breastfeeding mommy to four ages 8, 6, 5, and 2. That's Kate nursing her doll, Adam.

    The Seven Standards of ecological breastfeeding: (1) exclusive breasfeeding for the first 6 months (2) pacify baby at your breast (3) don't use bottles and pacifiers (4) co-sleep for night feedings (5) take a nursing nap (6) nurse frequently day and night; avoiding schedules (7) avoid practices that restrict nursing or separates you from your baby. The average return of menstruation for ecological breastfeeding mothers is between 14 and 15 months.

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    Default Re: Let down?

    I nursed dd for just over a year and never felt a let down.

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    Count me among those who've never felt a let down. I think everyone's different in how (and whether) they feel it.

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