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Milkies

http://www.mymilkies.com/

Just wondered if any BTDT mom's have used these before. I had never heard of these when I had DS and BF'd him. I'm thinking I might pick up 1 or 2 for this baby depending on the reviews.

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never seen them b4 until last month .. i plan on buying some

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this is my first, but even in my inexperience, this does seem that i would be useful...i am interested to hear what others think about this.

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I am planning on buying some. The concept seems really neat.

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Well i know it will be good for me cause I have a Strong Fast let down. I have hand expressed and got 4oz in about 8/10 min 6oz in 5/8 min with the electric pump

a few times while i was feeding ... i didnt have a pad on and leaked all over the couch and the whole left side of my Skirt were wet.. When i got up and felt the coldness i thought my son had pee'd on me.. But he was not wet.

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Never used them with DD. At first glance, I thought they'd be great. I had tons of milk the first few months and was constantly leaking. But besides the fact I'll likey be nursing two and the extra milk won't be such an issue, they holdsuch a small amount that you'd only be collecting foremilk, which has little nutrition and is just the "thirst-quencher." So if it's needed, I'll just stick to my nursing pads and pumping (not that DD ever drank the milk I pumped anyway, lol).

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dumb question, remember im new. Smile

What is "let down"

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This was the 1st time I'd of this product. Wish it was around when DD was a newborn because I leaked alot. Definitely will be buying this product for use at home.

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"LauraMae78" wrote:

dumb question, remember im new. Smile

What is "let down"

It's also called the milk ejection reflex. When your LO starts nursing, the milk flows very slowly and then anywhere between a few seconds to a few minutes after starting to nurse (or pump) the milk will start to flow very fast. Sometimes your bbs tingle or in my case they actually hurt for a few seconds every time I let down. It's kind of like your milkd ducts are contracted and then when they "let down" the relax so the milk can flow freely.

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I never leaked with DD, so I don't think I'll get them. I would also worry about thrush ect. since your nipples wouldn't dry all the way in between nursing sessions, but I guess if you're leaky, they don't get dry anyway?

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"joysiloo" wrote:

I never leaked with DD, so I don't think I'll get them. I would also worry about thrush ect. since your nipples wouldn't dry all the way in between nursing sessions, but I guess if you're leaky, they don't get dry anyway?

I don't think you wear it around all day, just the other side your not nursing on so as to catch the milk the leaks when you let down.

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"VCoates" wrote:

I don't think you wear it around all day, just the other side your not nursing on so as to catch the milk the leaks when you let down.

That makes more sense.