Will my milk dry up?

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Registered: 07-01-2006
Will my milk dry up?
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Sat, 04-11-2009 - 6:34pm

My 7 month old is EBF and we started solids a few weeks ago.

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Registered: 12-05-2007
Sat, 04-11-2009 - 8:23pm

How many times a day do you nurse


Mine is 9 months- at 7 months we were at 4x nursing a day and 3 solid meals


and we still are at the same


Mine will only nurse when she is hungry with no distractions- very hard with someone in the room!


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Registered: 07-25-2006
Sun, 04-12-2009 - 8:55am

Hey Juliana!


It's so difficult at this age, isn't it? Perhaps giving momscicles would be a good way to sneak in some extra milk? Would that be an option?


Maybe you could do something special for your 2 year old when baby has to nurse? Just change up the routine for a while? A special movie or something to get him over this distractibility hump?


One 'meal' a day is all you'll want to do at this point. I know you've seen this, but it's a good place to put it for lurkers: http://www.mother-2-mother.com/samplemenus.htm


To maintain your milk, you could always try pumping if she's going a long time between nursing sessions. Try breast compressions if she falls asleep nursing. And, watch the diaper output to know if she's getting enough.


HTH!



 

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Registered: 12-05-2007
Sun, 04-12-2009 - 9:53am
what are momscicles?
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Registered: 10-27-2006
Sun, 04-12-2009 - 10:27am

Freeze bm (an ounce or 2) in a dixie-type cup with a stick and let her eat it like a popsicle.

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Registered: 07-01-2006
Sun, 04-12-2009 - 1:25pm

Thanks Theresa!

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Registered: 01-12-2006
Sun, 04-12-2009 - 5:49pm

I'm not sure how often your baby is nursing overall in 24 hours.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-01-2006
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 7:57am

Thanks for the support.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-25-2006
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 3:55pm

Hi Julianna-


She's very likely NOT ready to wean. We know that babies don't do that before 18 months in the vast majority of cases. http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/pumping_decrease.html


Are you using teething remedies at all? Perhaps that is part of it?



 

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Registered: 07-01-2006
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 5:42pm

Yes, I'm giving her Teething Tablets, teethers, things to chew on, etc.

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Registered: 07-01-2006
Thu, 04-16-2009 - 10:22pm
Things are getting worse.

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