my supply seems to have really changed the last few weeks. (I am 13wks now) I hadn't noticed any change at the start, but now, I am noticing not as many letdowns, and certainly not as strong ones when they do happen (they used to hurt!) Z also is switching back and forth back and forth ad nauseum when he nurses - I'm guessing since there is so little?
its frustrating since he still LOVES to nurse. And I don't mind nursing, but now nursing takes so much longer, since there's less milk. Luckily it doesn't seem to hurt as much these last few weeks.
my supply upped a tiny bit over last weekend - Z had a fever, and was nursing constantly, but as soon as he was better, it dropped again, so fast!
I can't tell if its the pregnancy, or more because I am not pumping at work anymore - so there is a 7 hour stretch or so of no nursing, but he nurses SO much when I am home (2x in the AM at least, and then 3-5x in the PM, and 1-2x overnight) that I would think that would make up for it?
is there anything I can do to keep it up? I'd rather not pump if I can avoid it, I have a feeling that would hurt a bit more than it used to.
I also was going to try nightweaning him soon, since I am SO tired and the insomnia I get is rough - he wakes up at 3am to nurse, then goes back to sleep, and then I can't! but I am worried that if I do nightwean the supply will drop even more?
He's almost 17mos, I really don't want him to wean yet :( I know tandeming can be hard but I'd be up for trying it. I'd at least want to wait until he was 20+mos before weaning if I did have to wean before the babe came. I was hoping I'd be fine through the second trimester I guess!