Its 5am...the sound of thus pump is making me angry buttttt I appear to have a lovely quick flow.
As the let down reflex is a conditioned behaviour (anyone remember Pavlovs dog? 🙋 This is how mums can leak at the cry of someone elses baby) Your not always 'trained' to let go of your milk, let alone on cue like your supposed too everytime your bubba is hungry. Mine is crap, meaning we have to work hard to get my milk to release....and its SLOW!
I have to set the scene before each pump or feed, making it even more time consuming. As fear, pain and stress can inhibit this reflex, while I'm recovering (uncomfortably!!) I have to make my nest, have Adalynn on or near me (to help the release of oxytocin) and get myself as painfree and comfy as can be. Sometimes a bit if hand expressing gets me going.
20 mins into pumping and I felt that pins and needley feeling 🙆🙆🙆 woohoo!! #pumping #pumplife #ihate5am #breastfeedingsupport #breastfeeding #letdownreflex #slowprogress #naturalbirth #cesarean #boobies