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breastfeeding question

my baby is 3 weeks old and i have been breastfeeding him which for the most part is going well but im wondering if this is normal.
when i feel my milk let down during a feeding and even some times between feedings its like a tingly pins and needles feeling. anyone else have this or can you atleast tell me if its normal?

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Asked by Jaxsmommy09 at 2:40 PM on May. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes. It's normal. It gets better as you go along. It helps when your baby feeds more often and eats more at each feeding. You might try using a breast pump to empty out the excess after you're done feeding. It helped me feel a lot better. I was so full I could hardly move without feeling pain. Hope that helps.

    Answer by ACL2007 at 2:42 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • Yes, that's a normal let-down feeling. It gets better with time.

    Answer by kemclaughlin at 2:42 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • It was normal for me. I have two children that I breastfed and plan of breastfeeding this baby I am due to have early June. I got a stinging or pins feeling when my milk would let down. It only lasted a second or two and then it was over. Hope that helps put your mind at ease. Congrats on the new baby!

    Answer by CaseyErin at 2:43 PM on May. 4, 2009

  • Yup. It might go away over time. My DD is 18mos and I still feel it every now and then. It's normal.

    Answer by jus1jess at 3:08 PM on May. 4, 2009

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