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Ahhhh!! I'm going crazy BFing DD (6 weeks Sunday).<br><br>
She gives me her cues she is hungry so I put her on the breast. Then the dreaded let-down happens and she chokes. I take her off to burp, she is crying the whole time, then back on to nurse. She cries when I put her back on too. It's constant crying & choking, crying & choking, etc. When I take her off to burp & put her back on I get let-down over & over & over again. It's absolutely nerve wrecking<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Am I the only one going through this??
 

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Sounds like you have an overactive letdown. Do a search in this forum for that, as I have seen alot of women talk about it. You might find some useful information that they shared with eachother. I cannot offer more help then that, as I am an underproducer. I have to work extra hard to keep my supply UP.
 

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This should really help<br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fast-letdown.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fast-letdown.html</a>
 

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Just wanted to say that BF does get easier! Check out that site from KellyMom, and it should help. If I hadn't known it would get easier and been 100% committed to it, I could have given up b/c it was so hard in the beginning. Now, we are a great bf team! I couldn't imagine doing this mama thing any other way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Block feeding should help.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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Could you try pumping or hand expressing first so the flow is a bit more even, smooth and not as forceful when you latch baby on?<br><br>
In general, nursing gets magically easier right around the end of the 6th week for a lot ofwomen, but not all. if you've got an overactive letdown, you might need to work on it a bit before it gets easier. Your hormones will begin leveling out and your supply will begin to regulate soon, so that'll help too.
 

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I could but, then about 5-10 minutes later I get let-down again. So in a 20 minute nursing session I have let-down at least twice.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">In general, nursing gets magically easier right around the end of the 6th week for a lot ofwomen, but not all. if you've got an overactive letdown, you might need to work on it a bit before it gets easier. Your hormones will begin leveling out and your supply will begin to regulate soon, so that'll help too.</div>
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I sure hope so!!<br><br>
Off to check out KellyMom. Thanks for the support<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I found leaning back or even lying on my back while bf really helped slow down the flow so he could keep up. I think for me things really started getting easier around week 8.
 

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We are in the same boat....6 weeks today.. He wants to eat so I put him on he starts sucking, then let down and he is choking and swallowing big gulps of air...So then he starts squirming around because of the air he has swallowed...I will take him off to burp and he will burp very loudly and spit up a ton of just eaten bm.... And those burps sometimes hurt him, he cries from the discomfort, I feel really bad for him.... I know that soon it will get better, hang in there... I'm so tired of being spit up on, but this will soon be over to.... keep up the good work....hope this helps..
 
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