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Thread: Thank You False Alarm Thread!!

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    Thumbs up Thank You False Alarm Thread!!

    I recently started experiencing some changes while BFing LO. I looked at the False Alarm Thread (sticky at the top) and there it was!!

    -Breasts that stop leaking, or suddenly feel softer than before. These changes are due to stabilization of post-partum hormones, and are not an indication that the milk is suddenly "gone".

    -Not feeling the let-down sensation. Many mothers stop feeling "let-down" as time goes on. Some mothers never feel it at all. This does not mean that they do not experience let-down. Watch your baby as she nurses. Do you see her little jaw moving? Do you hear swallowing sounds? This will let you know that your milk is letting-down and your baby is actively drinking.
    They scared me when they started to happen across yesterday and today. This described it PERFECTLY! Thank you so much, I feel much better now!
    Mommy to our DD1 early bird (34 weeks, 2 days, 7lbs, 14oz)! Oct. 2nd, 2008 Emergency C-Section, Frank Breech, HEALTHY Girl!
    Weaned @ 17 months
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    Loving being a Mom of 3, 40 months apart!!
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    Default Re: Thank You False Alarm Thread!!


    Amy married to my bestfriend since 10/30/04

    Proud SAHM to DS born 2/17/07 and DD born 9/11/08 Both weaned together 11/2011
    Currently milk, peach, peanut and tree nut free. DD has outgrown her wheat, cheese, egg, garlic, and citrus allergies

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    Default Re: Thank You False Alarm Thread!!

    I just looked through it - great idea! This will help a lot in letting moms self-sort whether they really do have low supply.

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    Default Re: Thank You False Alarm Thread!!

    I didn't write that Sticky, but I am happy to know that you found it so valuable.

    Thanks for the commendation,
    Marianne
    LLL Leader

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    Default Re: Thank You False Alarm Thread!!

    I agree and am very thankful to know this now! I stopped breastfeeding 2 months ago because i started to experience these things and thought i was running low. I started supplementing with formula. Now I am trying relactation and am grateful to know these things for once breastfeeding is reestablished.

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