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.... ❤ .... i'm a new soul 1 child; Worcester, Massachusetts 1338 posts
15th Nov '12
Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63811 posts
15th Nov '12

It's most likely from your letdown. As your supply regulates, you'll notice that he chokes less.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
15th Nov '12

how old is he? your milk is letting down too fast for him, very common especially in newborns. Your milk will eventually regulate, or he'll swallow faster.



you can hand express some first before putting him to breast so he doesn't get the initial let down..

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3104 posts
status 15th Nov '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" It's most likely from your letdown. As your supply regulates, you'll notice that he chokes less."


This.

i'm a new soul 1 child; Worcester, Massachusetts 1338 posts
15th Nov '12
i'm a new soul 1 child; Worcester, Massachusetts 1338 posts
15th Nov '12
snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting M♥mmyD11312:" <blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" how old is he? your milk is letting down too ... [snip!] ... sucker, but this is breaking my heart every time he chokes like that!! The letdown means like if my b**b gets really hard?"


letdown is when your milk starts pouring out. I wouldn't pump.. it'll cause you to produce more milk making the problem worse. I'd just hand express a little first. Or.. when you start letting down (tingly sensation when milk starts coming out), just pull him away for a minute and let some of the milk come out.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3796 posts
15th Nov '12

My son just started doing the same exact thing but hes 8 weeks, it started a few days ago

i'm a new soul 1 child; Worcester, Massachusetts 1338 posts
15th Nov '12
snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting M♥mmyD11312:" <blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" letdown is when your milk starts pouring out. ... [snip!] ... just pull him away for a minute and let some of the milk come out."</blockquote> Okay I'll do that then. Thank you!"


Kudos to you for breast feeding! It'll get easier and easier!

i'm a new soul 1 child; Worcester, Massachusetts 1338 posts
15th Nov '12
snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting M♥mmyD11312:" <blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" Kudos to you for breast feeding! It'll get ... [snip!] ... 2 weeks in, but my nipple aren't sore at all. I don't know if that'll change either lol but we are a pretty good team at it."


nope! those who get sore nipples... tha'ts when it gets better. It's caused from a poor latch... and causes poor milk transfer. If your nipples aren't sore.. and your baby is gagging on your abundance of milk... then things are going fantastic!
great job!



i'm a new soul 1 child; Worcester, Massachusetts 1338 posts
16th Nov '12