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Weird let down pain at 10 months

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:48 PM
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My son is almost 10 months old and has been breastfed the whole time. The first few months let down hurt like a mofo but then it completely stopped. I had oversupply for a while which finally calmed down around 8 months and I now produce just enough for him. Well, I was just nursing him and it was hurting like let down used to hurt! Like a weird throbbing pain in the middle of my boob. It's only happened this one time, but anyone have any idea why it would be happening again suddenly?

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Analugojana
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Was the baby nursing a bit less? Are your breasts fuller/engorged? There might be a clog forming. Nurse from that breast, dangle nurse if you can (baby on his back and you nurse  on all four with baby underneath - I know, lovely) . A warm shower and massage during the shower. These are preventive measures and treatment of a clog.

alkakfnxcpoem
by Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

He's been slowly decreasing his feeds, nothing crazy. He did go a few hours without over night, but then he flattened both sides this morning. I was feeling kind of full, but definitely not engorged. It didn't seem abnormal at all until the pain happened. But I'll take measures against a clog just in case. Thanks!

Quoting Analugojana:

Was the baby nursing a bit less? Are your breasts fuller/engorged? There might be a clog forming. Nurse from that breast, dangle nurse if you can (baby on his back and you nurse  on all four with baby underneath - I know, lovely) . A warm shower and massage during the shower. These are preventive measures and treatment of a clog.


Analugojana
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Yeah, clogs are evil and the can happen quite fast. I've always had an oversupply (it calmed down now) and I had quite a few of them. Lecithin helps to emulsify the milk a bit and prevent the clogs. Unfortunately I remember to take it only when the clog happens :( If you develop fever you'll need to see a doctor for mastitis. Hopefully that's not going to be the case. I only had one bout of mastitis with all the clogs.

Quoting alkakfnxcpoem:

He's been slowly decreasing his feeds, nothing crazy. He did go a few hours without over night, but then he flattened both sides this morning. I was feeling kind of full, but definitely not engorged. It didn't seem abnormal at all until the pain happened. But I'll take measures against a clog just in case. Thanks!

Quoting Analugojana:

Was the baby nursing a bit less? Are your breasts fuller/engorged? There might be a clog forming. Nurse from that breast, dangle nurse if you can (baby on his back and you nurse  on all four with baby underneath - I know, lovely) . A warm shower and massage during the shower. These are preventive measures and treatment of a clog.


alkakfnxcpoem
by Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM

I had one clog before but it was up near my armpit. It hurt for days...I actually thought it was because I had overexerted myself doing pushups! Luckily I realized it and started feeding him and pumping more and it went away.

Quoting Analugojana:

Yeah, clogs are evil and the can happen quite fast. I've always had an oversupply (it calmed down now) and I had quite a few of them. Lecithin helps to emulsify the milk a bit and prevent the clogs. Unfortunately I remember to take it only when the clog happens :( If you develop fever you'll need to see a doctor for mastitis. Hopefully that's not going to be the case. I only had one bout of mastitis with all the clogs.

Quoting alkakfnxcpoem:

He's been slowly decreasing his feeds, nothing crazy. He did go a few hours without over night, but then he flattened both sides this morning. I was feeling kind of full, but definitely not engorged. It didn't seem abnormal at all until the pain happened. But I'll take measures against a clog just in case. Thanks!

Quoting Analugojana:

Was the baby nursing a bit less? Are your breasts fuller/engorged? There might be a clog forming. Nurse from that breast, dangle nurse if you can (baby on his back and you nurse  on all four with baby underneath - I know, lovely) . A warm shower and massage during the shower. These are preventive measures and treatment of a clog.


MusherMaggie
by Ruby Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Just a precaution: until he is a year old, be sure he has a full nursing before any solids. Breastmilk should be the main and major source of calories through the first year. You may have to remind him to nurse; they can be busy little people at this age!
aehanrahan
by Group Admin - Amy on Jul. 25, 2014 at 7:38 PM
Yes, this!

Quoting MusherMaggie: Just a precaution: until he is a year old, be sure he has a full nursing before any solids. Breastmilk should be the main and major source of calories through the first year. You may have to remind him to nurse; they can be busy little people at this age!
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