MESSY BREASTFEEDING???

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I have a really strong let down and most of the time my daughter handles it fine but other times she just lets go and I have breastmilk spraying in like 6 different directions, lol. Although it is funny sometimes, its really frustrating other times, like in public. I love breastfeeding and will not even consider stopping BUT I would really like it to be less messy. Any suggestions?

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My seven week old and myself are the same way, much more than my previous children. I usually use the receiving blankets he no longer fits as a rag now instead of buying more or buying the burp rags (saves money). I put it over my arm and have it tucked under his chin so as to not get it all over his clothes and mine. I also fold them and lay them down on the bed when we lay and nurse. As they get older they learn how to control the let down themselves with their tongues. They learn it slowly, but it will start to be less messy the older they get.

Denikka - posted on 10/07/2012

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I could never get over the giggles when I had this problem XD

I just made sure I had a baby blanket to wipe up with, and an extra shirt whenever I went out. At home, I would just tuck a towel around me (like I had just gotten out of the shower) and then throw it in the wash afterwards, if there was an issue :P If not, I'd just reuse the same towel until there was another flood XD

It was never all that inconvenient for me, so I never bothered to find much of a solution, but I just wanted to let you know that you're not alone :P

Vicki - posted on 10/07/2012

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i have that problem! so when my little boy lets go of the latch i alway make sure i have a muslin or bib to hand to catch the spray! i find i can most of the time catch it until hes ready to latch again. hope this helps? x

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