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I didn't feel mine until few weeks into BFing.. when I started to feel it, it was a strong, tingly sensation that occurred a few seconds after my DS started suckling(and then my other boob would start spraying too).
 

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in the early months of breastfeeding, it was a very strong tingling that bordered on being painful.<br><br>
now, 18 months in, it feels like a slight 'pressure' sensation.
 

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it feels good. a tingling sensation in my breasts and chest, sometimes throughout my entire torso. a couple of times, early on, it was sharp and painful.
 

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Tingly, warm/hot, almost painful if they're really full.
 

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I have never felt it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I've been bf for a year now, and I still feel it a lot,<br>
it's a little painful I guess<br>
and my other boob will leak as well
 

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In the beginning it was really painful but I had an infection also to deal with.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">: It still is at 15mths slightly uncomfortable stinging, burning pressure in the nipple area.
 

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I'm a first timer too...I was wondering if that strong tingly feeling was my letdown (I kind of figured though because that is usually followed by DS making choking sounds or pulling off and crying).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">in the early months of breastfeeding, it was a very strong tingling that bordered on being painful.<br><br>
now, 18 months in, it feels like a slight 'pressure' sensation.</div>
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Ditto. Sometimes it would make me hold my breath. Now that ds is so old (21 mos.) I barely notice.l
 

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I did not feel my milk my milk come in and have never felt a let down. I sort of wonder if this time when it swtiches back to milk I will feel it come in?
 

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With my dd I had a very painful but yet pleasurable tingle that started in the breast and went up to the back of my neck. It lasted till she was like 6mo or so.<br><br>
When I had ds I sort of dreaded it but at least I knew I had milk when it happened. But when he came I didnt feel let down at all maybe once in the first few weeks, it worried me a bit but he was gulping at the breast so I knew he was getting plenty.
 

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pins and needles, and it's stronger in the breast I'm not nursing on.<br><br>
BTW, I never felt let down until about 3 months, when my supply down-regulated. I still don't feel it if I'm super full, like when DD has slept for a long time. Also I don't spray. I think everyone is different <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Mine was like someone pinching me under my armpit! Kind of tingly too. I haven't bf for a couple of years now, and still at times (for no particular reason) I feel the letdown reflex. No milk though. I always thought i was kind of odd.<br><br>
Like some of the other posters I didn't feel a let down till I'd been breastfeeding for maybe about 3 months with my first child. At first i was thinking "Argh! What's that?!" I thought there was something wrong with me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Same here.
 

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In the first few weeks I know it was painful because I would take a deep breath and slowly let it out while it happened. Now I haven't felt it for months. Every once in awhile I will get a little twinge but that is it.
 

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Me either. I notice let down when I start dripping or DH points to my chest. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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The first letdown I have in a feeding, or the letdown I get with a pump, is intense enough to be almost painful. It feels like a tingling that starts up in my neck and travels down to my nipples, and once it arrives at my nipples it feels the way it would feel if you were running a breastpump on suction that was too strong.<br><br>
Subsequent letdowns, though, I often don't feel; I know they happen because DS and DD start gulping, but I don't feel them.<br><br>
I never felt any letdown at all with DD1 when I was pumping or when I was nursing, although I was pumping 40 ounces a day so I know I had plenty of milk. I don't know why it's different this time.<br><br>
I have never sprayed, and I don't drip from the opposite boob when I get a letdown.
 
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