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what does 'let down' feel like?

Should every woman feel it? I have been breastfeeding and pumping and still haven't experienced this. Can someone explain?

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Asked by xxprittykittyxx at 10:17 PM on Jan. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I never felt a letdown.

    Answer by Samantha19 at 10:18 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • not everyone notices.

    for me its a slight burning and tingling in my breasts for about 30 seconds.

    Answer by Meshell7 at 10:19 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I didn't feel "letdown" for a while actually. she was probably 2.5 months old before I actually felt it. It feels like a really strong tingly feeling. If she nursing on one side I will feel it on both then I know that the milk is coming. You'll know it when you feel it.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 10:19 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I know for every woman it is different. For me it is a burning and tingling sensation like a previous post mentioned. A friend doesn't feel anything, and I know that is totally normal, too!

    Answer by MommyJanelle at 10:22 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I felt burning/tingling around my armpit area. It was painful at first but I've gotten used to it.

    Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 10:28 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I only felt it when I was really really full and needed to pump badly. It felt like a light burning/warm sensation moving down my breasts

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 10:39 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I never noticed.

    Answer by ferdo0204 at 11:01 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Mine hurt like CRAZY!! If my baby would cry, I would get a letdown and WOW I sure knew it! My breasts would both fill up with milk and it hurt every time it came in!! In spite of it, I breastfed all my kids except my son. because he was in NICU and my milk dried up.

    Answer by Aprilmorgans at 11:02 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I describe it as the pins and needles feeling you get when you're leg or limbs fall asleep

    Answer by Elijahsmommy9 at 11:19 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • This gonna sound weird so im posting anon, but I always liked the feeling of Let Down. Its tingly and warm, and whenever I'd feel it, it made me proud of my body , because I knew that it was doing the best thing for my baby.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:26 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

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