I have always had an incredibly slow letdown. My letdown takes somewhere from 3-5 minutes. I’ve never timed it exactly, but it’s pretty obviously slow. Peanut used to fuss and scratch/grab me to try to make it faster, but now it’s just normal for us. I’ve tried all of the techniques to speed it up, but nothing has ever worked. I also can’t get letdown while pumping ever. Not to say that I don’t get milk while pumping, but I always have to work really hard at it and it comes out very slowly. I think that I’ve actually accomplished letdown while pumping all of two times (not including times that she was nursing on the other side of course).
Really, we’ve gotten used to the slow letdown. The only real problem is getting her to sleep. Peanut needs a big rush of milk to go to sleep and she fights sleep really, really hard. So sometimes when she’s in an especially non-sleeping—while still incredibly tired—toddler, she’ll nurse on both sides and not be asleep. Then she can’t get asleep from nursing and I end up taking her for a drive in the car.
So when Motherlove contacted me about reviewing some of their products (I’ll have another review up sometime next week on their Green Salve) I was ecstatic. The first thing that popped out at me was their More Milk Plus capsules.
Motherlove just celebrated their 20th anniversary which means they’ve been making save, effective, non-toxic products since before other companies thought it was necessary. Their products are all 0’s on Skin Deep! These capsules are entirely organic and herbal—which is very important to me. They’re also vegetarian which is a big plus. You’re supposed to take them 4 times a day, but I’ll be honest—I never really remembered to take them that often. I just kept them on my counter and took one every time I saw it. I think I’ve only actually done 3 in a day though. You’re also supposed to wait 15 minutes after taking one to drink/eat anything (and I would assume before also?), but I didn’t do that either. I know, I know, I’m bad.
So even with me not taking the pills as I’m technically supposed to, they entirely fixed my problem! My letdown now probably takes a minute or less! It’s amazing! I hadn’t even realized how much better it could be! I swear I probably save at least 5 minutes (if not more) every time I put Peanut to sleep. Yeah, five minutes isn’t much, but it’s five more minutes of me time which feels like a big deal. Plus it’s less time I have to lay in bed trying not to fall asleep. 😛
Who wouldn’t want to own some More Milk Plus? Guess what? You get a chance to! One lucky reader will win a free nursing necklace from Little Nurslings! How do you win such a thing?!?!?!
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This giveaway ends September 2nd, 2010, at 11:59 MST. A Random Number Generator will be used to choose the winner who will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen.
Contest CLOSED! Congrats to Nickie Cardozo!