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    Angry your let down?

    For EP, how long does your let down take?

    Sometimes I sit at each breast for 10-15 before it will even let a drop go.

    I am using a medela symphony, but currently doing one breast at a time until I over this mastitis. I have to use the pump on much lower settings for the affected breast for the next few days. Doc said I was pumping too hard which caused mastitis in the first place, probably tore breast tissue.

    It just takes soooo much time to pump right now.
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    Default Re: your let down?

    16 days
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    Default Re: your let down?

    I am EP b/c baby has a bad latch. He has a tiny mouth and I have a giant breast that does not fit into his mouth. He basically bites my nipple when you put it into his mouth and it made me cry, so we started pumping. I met with 2 lc's in the hospital and a pp doula when we got home but now he refuses to latch and wants his bottle. He us very impatient. I do have a board cert. lc coming for a home visit tomorrow afternoon to try and help.

    The mastitis is so much better today than yesterday. Lots of hot compresses and pumping to try and drain the breast. It it so difficult to tell when it it drained though.
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    Default Re: your let down?

    I have the medela 36mm shields and pumpin pals large (xlarge in the mail though).

    really hoping to get him back on the breast so i can get some sleep though.

    Yes it takes just as long on both sides to let down
    Last edited by @llli*maddoxs-mommy; October 14th, 2009 at 08:59 PM.
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