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decreased milk production [Nov. 5th, 2011|12:10 am]
Nursing past 12 months



My daughter is 27 months and nurses 4+ times a day. I am not encouraging her to wean but she is night-weaned (at least from midnight to 6 a.m.). Lately she has been complaining that one or both of my breasts are "not working"--she'll switch sides frequently, or even (tonight) give up and ask for a cup of water. Is this my body finally slowing down and telling her it's time to wean? I'm not pregnant (no, really, I got my IUD out just a few days ago) and my diet/medications/etc. haven't changed. I'm not complaining at all, if she decides to stop nursing I'll be very sad but also relieved, I don't want to encourage milk production at this point. I'm just wondering if this is normal.

[User Picture]From: janisfan
2011-11-10 02:51 am (UTC)
Your supply also fluctuates according to your menstrual cycle so it might ebb and flow and now she has language to tell you that. My daughter nursed til she was 4 and she was only getting drops for much of the 4th year.
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