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Let-down stimulated by toe-curling nails-on-blackboard noises

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orchidee Tue 28-Jun-11 16:52:38

As it says, does anyone else get this?

EauRouge Tue 28-Jun-11 18:03:54

Mine seems to go off randomly at the moment, usually in the middle of Tesco when I've not bothered putting any breast pads in.

I think it's normal for it to happen when a baby is crying and we're hard-wired to find it distressing to hear a baby cry so maybe that explains it.

What sort of noises are we talking? Car alarms? Cerry from CBeebies singing?

EauRouge Tue 28-Jun-11 18:08:10

Oh, how old is your DC?

orchidee Tue 28-Jun-11 18:41:28

I've an eight week old baby so this is all still pretty new to me.

Over the past few days I've noticed that screechy noises (like cutlery clanking on a plate etc) give the same "zingy" sensation that I get when feeding. I haven't noticed any simultaneous leaking but am using breast pads 24 hours a day at the moment, so I'd have to check, but I think the noise stimulates a let-down reflex.

DP will be eating his dinner with plastic plates and cutlery if he doesn't stop the scraping!

EauRouge Tue 28-Jun-11 18:46:36

Ah, don't worry, it doesn't go on forever. I used to leak all over the place but now DD2 is 4 months it only ever happens when I've got no breast pads and I'm wearing the wrong colour top.

colditz Tue 28-Jun-11 18:46:44

I got chronic let down when the woman opposite me was trying to latch her baby on.... blush

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