Painful letdown

by Rachel M
(Spruce grove, canada)

After 7 weeks of having painful letdown at at least half of my son's feedings, I decided to do some research.


I waited so long because I thought it was an adjustment phase, and it has been 5 years since my daughter was a baby. I came across overactive letdown, and things made sense.

He would choke, get sprayed if he unlatched, had watery poos (not green or frothy), was VERY gassy, and often cried for what seemed like no reason for hours some days.

Not only did the letdown info make sense, but I learned that most women with OALS also produced too much milk, which was often accompanied by foremilk/hind milk imbalance.

I fall into those categories too. I discovered this a few days ago, and have since started trying to follow some of the ways to correct the imbalance and overproduction.

I have noticed so far, that my letdown has definitely become less intense, but I am still dealing with the rest of the issues. I am glad to have found such informative sites that not only offer helpful suggestions, but let me know that I am not the only one with this problem, and things can get better for both of us.

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