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How long does your letdown last?

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MoreSnowPlease Sat 27-Apr-13 20:10:45

I know that mine is quick but I'm just wondering how quick it is compared to others.

If I have managed to go 2 hours without DS feeding then it will probably make it to 30 seconds but usually he feeds much more often or if I haven't drunk much water then it could be 5-10 seconds. I'd say it averages about 20 seconds.

So how long does your LO take to gulp that rush of milk down?! Is our feeding really abnormal?

WouldBeHarrietVane Sat 27-Apr-13 22:59:14

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MoreSnowPlease Sun 28-Apr-13 12:25:20

Oh, the low response suggests it's not so easy for people to tell or something maybe!

DS is 10 months. I mean the actual let down, so feed I guess but DS sucks for a bit until he gets a letdown which lasts about 20 seconds of frantic gulping and then he sucks again until he gets another sometimes. Mostly he just finishes then.

The reason I ask is because when he was little I don't think I could tell the difference at all, I assumed he was getting milk all the time and I had a very good supply. But now because of TT issues he has got into a habit of doing this quick snacking and it means he feeds every hour at night and still frequently in the day. When I hear other people talk about feeding their toddler they talk about 5-10 minutes like you...well there's no way he would feed that long. I wonder whether I have low supply or whether my milk has just adjusted to accommodate his snacking or whether it's normal etc...!

WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 28-Apr-13 13:21:56

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WouldBeHarrietVane Sun 28-Apr-13 13:26:29

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MoreSnowPlease Sun 28-Apr-13 13:52:50

Ok, maybe I'm using the wrong term then but anyway, he does the same as you describe, but for 20 seconds instead of 5 minutes...

Just said letdown because if I said how long does your feed last then that would include comfort sucking too!

So at 20 seconds, that's not very long is it?!

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