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Breastfeeding question Angie ♥ 1 child; United Kingdom 1548 posts
10th Jan '13

My LO has been full of flu these past 2 days. She has been on my b**b constantly which is absolutely fine. However before this we were slowly weaning off and she was only really on at night.



Today with her breast feeding constantly the b**b that she isn't drinking from is leaking like a champ all over my clothes and as soon as she has moved her mouth away to stop drinking my b**bs are firing milk with force. It was like this when Sophia was a newborn. I haven't produced milk quite like this for months and months. I had stopped buying breast pads!



Is this normal? I'm assuming because she is suddenly feeding frequently again my b**bs are producing more than they normally would but I want to be sure!



Thanks x

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7012 posts
10th Jan '13

you are getting let downs yes it's normal.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jan '13

Sure is mama. Catch it, you can serve it in a cup when she weans :)

Angie ♥ 1 child; United Kingdom 1548 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting Glo♥:" you are getting let downs yes it's normal."


Even after 17 months? I know they are let downs, I had them constantly when we first breast fed. Just since she started breast feeding less and less until this sickness bug I was surprised they came back like this. As long as its normal.

Angie ♥ 1 child; United Kingdom 1548 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" Sure is mama. Catch it, you can serve it in a cup when she weans :)"


Haha good idea! Like I say, when she was first born I was literally like a diary farm. Not just one cow.. the whole of them. I was soaked through constantly! But she is 17 months old now and doesn't feed like she used too. I don't even need breast pads normally now so I was surprised to see it coming back the way it has. I guess its from her feeding frequently again with being ill x

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7012 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting Angie ♥:" Even after 17 months? I know they are let downs, I had them constantly when we first breast fed. ... [snip!] ... started breast feeding less and less until this sickness bug I was surprised they came back like this. As long as its normal."


Yeah I get them when DD tends to breastfeed more usually happens when she's sick and I don't use pads either. And I've been breastfeeding for 16months.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
10th Jan '13

It always took me 2 days for my supply to increase. If she's been like this for 2 days now then your supply is definitely increasing to her "needs".

Angie ♥ 1 child; United Kingdom 1548 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting Glo♥:" Yeah I get them when DD tends to breastfeed more usually happens when she's sick and I don't use pads either. And I've been breastfeeding for 16months."


Great thank you! This is what I wanted to hear lol. I had a feeling it was just frequent feeding that had brought it back like this... other wise I feared I was producing milk like this again because I was pregnant and didn't know it or something ha.

Angie ♥ 1 child; United Kingdom 1548 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" It always took me 2 days for my supply to increase. If she's been like this for 2 days now then your supply is definitely increasing to her "needs". "


Brilliant thats great news! Boobies are so clever! x

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Angie ♥:</b>" Great thank you! This is what I wanted to hear lol. I had a feeling it was just frequent feeding that ... [snip!] ... this... other wise I feared I was producing milk like this again because I was pregnant and didn't know it or something ha."</blockquote>




If u were preg it'd probably Go back to colostrum if there was any change :)

Angie ♥ 1 child; United Kingdom 1548 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Angie ♥:</b>" Great thank you! This is what I wanted ... [snip!] ... know it or something ha."</blockquote> If u were preg it'd probably Go back to colostrum if there was any change :)"


Interesting! I had always kinda wondered what would happen to your milk if you had got pregnant whilst still breast feeding an infant.