Hi! It's been awhile since I've been on Mothering and I'm back with a problem. I have been nursing for 8 years straight (thanks to you folks here who encouraged me to keep my non solid eaters on my milk). My youngest turned four a few months ago and still nurses at night and in the morning. She's eating fine now and will eat soup if she's too gaggy to eat solids. The past few months I've been asking her to stop after breastfeeding for 10 - 20 seconds (she counts to 10 slowly and self regulates). I thought my milk would slow down but my breasts hurt and are leaking. I've tried cabbage leaves. I've always had a ton of milk (couldn't put arms down for golf ball sized milk lump in armpit BEFORE I delivered). I've been letting her nurse a little longer at night just so I can sleep......which I know makes it worse but I don't know what to do. Advice?
Edited by MommaShark - 11/7/13 at 11:19am