What does let-down pain feel like?
Let-down pain is normal and means the let-down reflex is working well. It is a sign of a good milk supply. It is cramp-like, building and then decreasing and lasting less than a minute. Some normal mothers never feel the let-down. Mothers who have a large supply or are within the first month of delivery are more likely to have a painful let-down. Mothers can ease the pain with mild to moderate pressure on the breasts. The pain decreases with time as the milk supply matches the baby’s needs and as the breasts get used to making milk. In rare cases, it brings bad feelings such as sadness.