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    Default Painful let down

    Hello, bub is 6 weeks and I am breastfeeding. Everything is going really well except I have extremely painful let down. This never happened with DS1 so it's very new to me. If I hear bub cry or I think about him for a minute I have the let down sensation then my breasts leak like crazy. Is this normal and how long does it last?

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    This usually subsides in the first 3 months and yes, can be very normal
    Pain is often worse if you have an oversupply.

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    Painful let down really took me by surprise, nothing I'd read even mentioned it. Each episode only lasted a few seconds (even though they took my breath away!), and it probably only lasted 8-10 weeks, if that. I had a good supply, and would express off the other side after bub had fed. For some reason, let down when expressing wasn't as fierce. I went on to feed my son until he was nearly 17m, so it's definitely only a short term issue. Good luck, and good on you for persevering.

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    Totally normal (except if you have other symptoms!!) Mine was very painful up until the point I got pregnant again (just before dd turned 2) then my let down totally disappeared. Was normal for me but if you have any other symptoms with it please get checked out. Im sure its all fine tho


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    Thanks so much. I think I may have over supply. Bub feeds really quickly so it's often hard to know if he has finished so I keep popping him back on when I think he has finished.

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    I had a painful let down, it was toe curling!! It went after a while, probably 8-12 weeks or so. So don't worry it's likely to stop soon.

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