what just happened? (breastfeeding)

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what just happened? (breastfeeding)

So I'm sitting here doing my normal thing and feeding him, when all of a sudden my shirt is soaking wet on the otherside! Why am I releasing so much milk on the side he's not feeding from? He just ate from there an hour and a half ago!

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let down can happen at any time if one boob or the other is stimulated. has he been cluster feeding? your boob might think that baby is going to eat again on that side.

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Yeah totally normal. They actually make a product to "catch" the milk leaking out of the other side (can't remember what it's called, but I'm a Google search would pull it up) because of how common this is. Anyway, after your supply regulates & your boobs "learn" how he feeds, this problem generally goes away. In the meantime, I recommend a good pad on the other side or you could always pump on the other side while you feed (I never could master doing both at the same time, but plenty of women do!).

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"akpufa" wrote:

Yeah totally normal. They actually make a product to "catch" the milk leaking out of the other side (can't remember what it's called, but I'm a Google search would pull it up) because of how common this is. Anyway, after your supply regulates & your boobs "learn" how he feeds, this problem generally goes away. In the meantime, I recommend a good pad on the other side or you could always pump on the other side while you feed (I never could master doing both at the same time, but plenty of women do!).

They are Milkies Biggrin

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happens to me EVERY time!

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Yup, me too. Bleh. Ole soggy shirt.

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I love the Johnson's breastfeeding pads. I have used them for all four of my kids because I would let down at any given time. I have even let down when I heard another baby crying. I have found that if I put pressure on the front of my boob it will help stop it. I usually cross my arms and push.