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Sudden loss of let down at 7 months

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Catbertha 2 Rep.
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I’ve been exclusively breastfeeding my baby (except for the first 10 days waiting for a tongue-tie procedure).  My baby is now 7 months old and we started weaning a month ago.  I’ve had no problems with breastfeeding up to now.  Then 2 days ago I had no let down at the evening feed.  My daughter got very upset.  Since then I have continued to try to breastfeed – sometimes it works (especially if she is patient and sucks for a long time) and sometimes it doesn’t.  Any advice much appreciated.  I have tried hot showers, massage, cold compressions, expressing.  I know it is a vicious circle as I now get anxious before and during an attempted feed, which doesn’t help!

Philippa Pearson-Glaze answered ago
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    Philippa Pearson-Glaze 198 Rep.
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    It sounds like it could be stress related and hopefully it will resolve very soon. You may find some of the ideas in Engorgement Relief When Milk Won’t Flow of interest.

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