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    Default letdown takes too long

    i am nursing my third daughter. i nursed the older two just fine. my baby now is 5 months. all of a sudden letdown takes a really long time to happen. she gets mad and quits since letdown isn't happening. i kinda manually pump my breast to get it going but by the time it happens she is too mad and won't latch on. i'm frustrated! she will not take a bottle at all. i don't know what to do! i have a lot of milk.. just not sure why letdown is taking so long now! any ideas? thanks for any help!!

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    Default Re: letdown takes too long

    You could stimulate the other nipple while she's nursing. Blessed thistle is also said to help with letdown.

    Are you stressed? That can interfere.

    Sorry Mama, that's all I got for now.
    Jess

    Mama to my little Roxie Roo, 06/11/08


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    Default Re: letdown takes too long

    Alot of the time my letdown takes a long time with fluctuations in my hormones depending on where my cycle is. I have been dealing with this since my LO was 3 mo old(shes 9 mo now) I also dealt w/this w/my DD2. LO has no patience so if its taking too long for her I but her binky in her mouth and do nipple stimulation and compressions to get it to letdown and then I latch her on.

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