I was having painful "letdown" so at my last meeting with her, my midwife suggested I start taking lecitin supplements.
I forgot to ask her "why." Does anyone know why lecithin might help? I don't have any more meetings with her, as my baby's now 11weeks old, so I can't ask without making a special appointment. (I'm taking the supplements and the pain has certainly lessened).
Try google search for lecithin and breastfeeding. Sounds like it is helping!! Hang in there!! Also I would try to not wait too long in between feedings/pumping so you are not as "Full" that should help lessen the pain too!! You are doing the BEST thing for your baby!! Congrats on your baby!!
Answer by mkdirector2011 at 12:42 AM on Jul. 4, 2011