OMG, I just bought a double electric breast pump used on a facebook yard sale for $25. I wanted to try it out and learn how to use it and guess what I got??? My first bit of delicious colostrum!! I am going to mix it in with DS2's water sippy today to give him a nice dose of liquid gold. SO SO excited now.
I so need to try this. DS is starting to come down with the same cold that I'm just getting over. I hate not being able to protect him like I could when he was still nursing. I need to pull out my pump and get some colostrum for him... just so long as it doesn't send me into labor - SO not ready for that!
How interesting, thank you for sharing! Thankfully, DD is potty-trained so no funky diapers
Hmm, not sure about your DS but my toddler is still getting some milk every night (theres definitely a letdown reflex and lots of swallowing). I read that some women dry up during pregnancy and others dont, not sure why, but it must have something to do with physiology.
DS weaned when I got pregnant. We were working that way around his 2nd birthday and by the 2nd trimester it was so painful to have latch that I had to keep from screaming. I would let him nurse about 5 seconds before making him stop. Shortly after he weaned (can't remember the exact time frame) and I'm assuming it's because my milk dried up the rest of the way. I couldn't get a drop of anything until the colostrum showed up at the beginning of the 3rd trimester.
DS still asks to nurse and usually falls asleep with his hand down my shirt (is that weird?). Sometimes just having his hand there is enough stimulation to make me leak colostrum. If he crawls in bed with me and does in in the middle of the night I almost always wake up with a dried up spot on my shirt.