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I used to have a very strong let down... and now I dont' know if its even happening!!
My DD is 7.5 months old, is she getting enough to eat??
What could cause a let down to stop?
Does this mean that she isn't always getting enough or anything to eat?? or is there still enough milk coming out??

Anyone with suggestions or thoughts??
Thanks!!
Andrea
 

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Sometimes the sensation of let-down subsides with time. Does your dd's suck change during the nursing session?
 

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My midwife told me that around 6 months the feeling of let-down becomes very subtle for most women, and many quit noticing it. She also said that our breasts may become smaller and softer. Many women start thinking that they aren't producing as much milk, and she thinks this is why many women start supplementing with formula at this time. But really we are making just as much or even more milk than before. I guess our breasts just get lots more efficient! Also, the baby may start sucking differently and let-down may not happen until they get really serious about feeding, because they often go off and on the breast a lot, checking things out...
 

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Thanks for the replies!!
She does pull on and off the breast alot, she's always busy looking around or watching her dad! LOL
Her sucking has stayed pretty much the same and she seems like she's getting enough food...
so it must just be that I'm not noticing it.. and her frequent on and off...

Thanks again ladies!!
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At about 7 months I stopped noticing my let-down and had to listen hard for the swallowing. It even seemed to me that dd was taking less time to nurse. I too was a bit worried about how much my dd was receiving but she seemed totally content. And she was on 100% breastmilk, no solids. I later learned that this is a normal occurance around this age.
So don't worry, she's probably getting plenty!
 

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Originally Posted by AugustineM
My midwife told me that around 6 months the feeling of let-down becomes very subtle for most women, and many quit noticing it. She also said that our breasts may become smaller and softer. Many women start thinking that they aren't producing as much milk, and she thinks this is why many women start supplementing with formula at this time. But really we are making just as much or even more milk than before. I guess our breasts just get lots more efficient! Also, the baby may start sucking differently and let-down may not happen until they get really serious about feeding, because they often go off and on the breast a lot, checking things out...
I read that the breasts become softer because they become more efficient at making milk on demand rather than storing it.
 
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