Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama
This will be hour number 36 with no nursing. No engorgement. Im sad, but a little relieved. I keep wondering when she will ask, and she just doesnt.
Yea, we are going on day 4 with no nursing and I feel the same way, sad, but a little relieved. I've been able to distract her in the morning with a banana first thing, so she hasn't been asking to nurse in the morning for a while. At night, she still asked, but a couple nights ago I said, "remember honey? Mama's milkies are all gone," and then we just rocked and she had her binky. Last night she didn't even ask.
Originally Posted by montanamama1
I'm still nursing... I think. DD only asks a few times a day (and always at nap/bed time), but I'm not sure if she's getting much. I'm happy and sad about it, too. I think it's just comfort at this point, and, frankly, my nipples are tender and I haven't enjoyed breastfeeding for weeks now.
I don't hear much swallowing and she only latches on to each side for a couple minutes.
Anyone know a good way to tell if there's still milk in there? I don't feel much of a letdown, either.
You sound exactly like me about a month ago. If you're not feeling a let down anymore and you don't hear her swallowing either, I'd say that's a pretty good indication that your milk is about gone. It's really hard to tell though...
On a lighter note, I'll add that a couple of nights ago, after I reminded her that my milkies were all gone, she responded with, "maybe you push your baby out and the milkies will come back." Hahahahaha!!! A few days ago, during one of our many discussions about my milkies, I did tell her that once the baby was born, my milkies would come back, so I guess it was only a matter of time before she used that line on me