Does anyone have some hints with how to get the 'letdown' to happen when your baby isn't around (she started child care this morning). I have been trying to express at the times that DD is due for her bottle, so I know my breasts are full - but no matter how long I pump away for I never get the letdown and as a result only get about 30ml total from both breasts. Once I get the letdown I can get about 200ml in about 5 minutes.

I know that I am becoming tense when I try to express, which doesn't help. Have tried looking at a photo of DD, massage, quiet room with no distractions.....does anyone have something that always works for them?