You sometimes may notice that your milk does not flow
let down, when you attempt to
breastfeed or use a breast pump. Emotional stress,
fatigue, anxiety, smoking, pain, or being cold are common causes of poor
With poor let-down, you may not experience the tingling
and leaking of milk that usually occurs when your milk begins to flow. You may
develop sore nipples because your baby has to work harder or you have to pump
longer to get the breasts to release milk.
Increasing your comfort
and level of relaxation often helps.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerMary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant