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Doctor insights on: Do You Always Have A Let Down When Breastfeeding

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I've been breastfeeding for about 3 weeks. Things went well the 1st 2wks but lately my production has been down. What could cause this & how can I fix?

I've been breastfeeding for about 3 weeks. Things went well the 1st 2wks but lately my production has been down. What could cause this & how can I fix?

Breastfeeding: A lactation specialist should be able to provide more recommendations. However, decreased milk production can be caused by stress, inadequate fluid intake, failure of baby to empty the breast during feeding. Try to nurse your baby every 2 hours for at least 24 hours and then resume previous schedule of every 2.5 to 3 hours. Make sure there is excellent latch and baby is gaining weight. ...Read more

Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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I am breastfeeding 1,5 month old baby.at night have overabundant milk but during a daytime i dont have much(and feel let down just few times).

I am breastfeeding 1,5 month old baby.at night have overabundant milk but during a daytime i dont have much(and feel let down just few times).

Not sure Iunderstand: I think I am understanding that you don't have let-down at night. I quick call to your local hospital OB department can put you into contact with a lactation specialist. These specialists won't mind getting the full story and making suggestions-for free! ...Read more

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Pain inbetween the chest and im breastfeeding its causing difficulty to sleep sideways only option is to face down?

Pain inbetween the chest and im breastfeeding its causing difficulty to sleep sideways only option is to face down?

Chest pain need dr : I am worried about this pain. No fever or chills. No redness on the brest itself? You need to see a doctor for unexplained chest pain can be a problem. It is most likely chest wall pain in the absence of other symptoms but you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Stopped breastfeeding 2months ago now one boob is bigger then the other is there anything i can do or will it go down so embarrassing?

Stopped breastfeeding 2months ago now one boob is bigger then the other is there anything i can do or will it go down so embarrassing?

Time or exam: It can take a few months to see the breast revert back to "normal" after breastfeeding. I recommend you see your gynecologist for a clinical breast exam. You will want to make sure there is not a mass present. Unless there is an obvious lump, breast imaging may not be much help. You can try massaging the breast to express the remaining milk. ...Read more

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Why do I have the sensations of my breasts letting down (lactating), but i'm not breastfeeding?

Why do I have the sensations of my breasts letting down (lactating), but i'm not breastfeeding?

Let down and oxytoci: Let down is the result of the release of a brain hormone oxytocin ( love hormone) which acts on the milk ducts in your breasts which ejects breast-milk. If you recently had a baby you have oxytocin release when you see or hold your baby. However if you are not breastfeeding and have not had a baby recently, this feeling would be very unusual and if it continues you may want to consult a physician. ...Read more

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Hello, please help , my period didn't fall down last month until i took amedicin, istopped breastfeeding since4months, what's up wiith it?

Hello, please help , my period didn't fall down last month until i took amedicin, istopped breastfeeding since4months, what's up wiith it?

Not unusual: It is not unusual to be a little irregular when you first stop breast feeding. If you have concerns, see your provider for a work up especially if your cycles do not normalize within 6 months. ...Read more

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I get sharp pains in my boobs mostly my left one on the side boob and sometimes down the middle, is it from breastfeeding or could it be heart?

I get sharp pains in my boobs mostly my left one on the side boob and sometimes down the middle, is it from breastfeeding or could it be heart?

Tough to say: without an exam, but as stated if breast feeding, it would be more likely to be the engorgement of your breast and symptoms associated with your post-partum state. Congratulations and good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to slim your tummy down after you have a baby, if you are not doing breastfeeding?

What is the best way to slim your tummy down after you have a baby, if you are not doing breastfeeding?

Depends: If you are in your early 20's you should bounce back quickly. If you are around 40 then it is going to take dieting: low carbs and high protein dieting. You also need to add cardio 4-5 times a week to help speed the process: running, elliptical, or treadmill. Also add some abdominal exercises such as situps, crunches. You can use a basketball and do situps with twists to the sides. ...Read more