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How do I slow down my let-down?

How do I slow down my let-down?

Hold your nipple between your forefinger and your middle finger. Or gently press your hand into the side of your breast during let-down to slow the rapid flow of milk.

When can babies handle fast letdown?

between 3 weeks to 3 months
Sometimes babies of moms with oversupply or fast let-down get very used to the fast flow and object when it normally slows somewhere between 3 weeks to 3 months. Even though your let-down may not be truly slow, it can still seem that way to baby. See Let-down Reflex: Too Slow? for tips.

What to do if let down is too fast?

If the let-down is very fast, try taking baby off the breast for a moment or two until the flow slows a little. A container or towel can catch the milk and once the flow has slowed your baby may be better able to cope with the flow.

Does fast letdown mean oversupply?

They may gulp and cough and pull on and off the breast, as they struggle to coordinate sucking, swallowing and breathing. A fast letdown can be a symptom of oversupply; however, it is possible to have a fast letdown with an average milk production.

How can I slow down breastfeeding?

How to decrease milk supply

  1. Try laid-back breastfeeding. Feeding in a reclined position, or lying down, can be helpful because it gives your baby more control.
  2. Relieve pressure.
  3. Try nursing pads.
  4. Avoid lactation teas and supplements.

How can I slow down my milk flow?

Can baby still get milk with shallow latch?

If your baby has a shallow latch, breastfeeding can be downright painful and your baby may not get enough milk.

How do I know if my baby has a shallow latch?

Signs of a Shallow Latch

  1. Pain. After two weeks, pain should subside, and breastfeeding should not be painful.
  2. Cracked or Bleeding Nipples.
  3. Clicking Sound.
  4. Pinched Nipple After Feeding.
  5. Milk Supply Decreasing.
  6. Wide Mouth.
  7. Lips Flared Out.
  8. Chin Touching Breast.

Can Pumping help with overactive letdown?

With support from a lactation consultant, using a nipple shield during feeds can sometimes help infants handle an overactive letdown. If all else fails and your baby is refusing the breast, try pumping off your first letdown until your flow settles, and then latch baby on your breast for the feed.