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    Default Am I doing it all wrong?

    Hi there I just need some advice/tips on what to do as I'm not too sure wether I'm doing this wrong or if it's normal.

    DSL is 9 months exclusively breastfed with some solid food ( isn't interested )
    I've been back at work for 2 months now and have been expressing for his feed ( I work at night and he needs 1 bottle )
    I was reading online about expressing and saw allot of women say it takes a while to have a let down while pumping.
    My question is I've been pumping in the early days due to oversupply and pumping now due to work and I've never like never ever had a let down while pumping.. Is this normal? Should I be getting let downs? And tips to help get them, I use an avent manual breast pump and can get 4 ounces one side and 3 ounces on the other but no let down please help!

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    No you are doing fine. Let down is when milk comes out. You obviously have enough milk in there and it's coming out fine.

    You are doing great keep up the fabulous job.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    Sounds like you're doing fine!
    As with everything baby-related... it's not a problem unless it's actually causing a problem for you.

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    I'm not good with imperial but I'm assuming 7 ounces all up is a good amount!

    You may not feel a letdown- I know I didn't always, especially after 9 months. Or, if you don't notice a sudden increase in the volume of milk you are pumping after a few minutes then sure- you may not be getting a let down at all. But it doesn't seem to be causing you any issue at all so I wouldn't stress about it.

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    Let downs are a little bit uncomfortable anyway so as long as you're not having any issues with getting the milk out, don't worry!

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    Thank you girls for the reassurance just want to make its ok not to have let downs, I like the feeling that they give cause it makes me excited that milks ready! Thanks so much everyone!


 

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