I still have alot of milk left after nursing my daughter for 2 years . Is anyone elese going through this?
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4/29/07 at 2:57pm
I can't really comment from experience as I was tandem nursing on BOTH my DC's 2nd birthday ~ so I would say that I had a great supply .
Milk production is generally "supply & demand", so if your DD is still nursing often &/or for lengthy sessions, it would be perfectly normal to have a steady/full supply. Does that help?
I guess what I'm wondering: is there something specific concerning you? Like are you experiencing engourgement? leaking? Or do you just feel "full"? What exactly do you mean by a lot "left"? I swear, I'm not being snarky here ~ just trying to understand better to help! :
I think I am experiencing engorgement. The girls are about to burst! It is mostly my right side because DD prefers th left but she does sometimes nurse on the right side. Should I pump to help hte engorgment?
I'm not an LLL leader or LC or anything, but I'd say:
1. pump if this is a weird day for you (eg you had some special reason to be without DD and you'll be back to a non-engorged routine tomorrow). You can either freeze,dump, or serve her the milk in a sippy.
2. If this is just a regular day and you're engorged because she's slowing down as a matter of practice, then I'd say just express a little to make yourself comfortable but not remove a ton of milk. Pumping will be that "demad" that a PP mentioned and your body will think you need that much milk tomorrow again. If you want to make less milk, demand less milk.