Can anyone help...

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MayMiracle Wed 12-Mar-14 09:33:30

Can anyone help with any advice. My 15 w/o ds is ebf and the last couple of weeks have become really tricky. He just will not wait for the letdown and fusses and cries and pulls off. I have to pump for the letdown and then he is fine and feeds contentedly. This is okay at home during the day, but not ideal when out and about and really annoying in the middle of the night. I never had this trouble with my DD. I don't think my letdown is particularly slow, he is just impatient. It's making feedings stressful and I really don't want to give up, but I am losing heart. Has anyone been through this? Is it a phase? Do you have any advice? Thank you.

Sunflower1985 Wed 12-Mar-14 09:36:03

Does hand expressing to start off with work? I find deep breathing helps with letdown.

MayMiracle Wed 12-Mar-14 09:55:07

Thanks Sunflower. I have tried hand expressing but it doesn't seem to satisfy him as much as the pump flow so he still fusses. I haven't tried deep breathing, will give that a go. In fact I am probably the opposite and very tense.

Sunflower1985 Wed 12-Mar-14 19:38:47

This may be totally irrelevant, but someone on here linked me this page and it helped my understanding of bf...

[[http://www.parenthood360.com/index.php/the-effect-of-stress-on-breast-milk-production-21797/ ]]

Sunflower1985 Wed 12-Mar-14 19:39:36

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