feel full, but extremely slow let down all of the sudden, and cant seem to empty

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Registered: 06-27-2012
feel full, but extremely slow let down all of the sudden, and cant seem to empty
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Tue, 08-14-2012 - 2:35pm
I have been eping for 6.5, I was way over producing, so I dropped from 5 to 4 pumps a day. I have been doing this for a couple of weeks. All of the sudden the last two days it takes me twice as long to get the same amount of milk I had been, then when I decide to stop pumping my boobs still feel full. Its like they wont let down. My nipples are very bruised, so idk if its because of that, because they have been bruised for a long time and I had no issue with it. Any suggestions or people this happened to? What did you do?
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Registered: 06-06-2012

The same thing happened to me when I drop pumps, what worked was:

Heat and massage before and during pumping, and what really made I diference was hand expression after pumping.

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Registered: 06-27-2012
Ok thank you! I massage already, but I will try the heat!
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Registered: 12-31-1969

What pump do you use? Maybe your membranes have worned off.

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Registered: 06-27-2012
I am using a Bailey nurture 3, my sister in law gave me. I never thought of that.thank u!