Originally Posted by Jennah_Gole
it looks you have had some good experience...do you give ur toddler an alternate to breastmilk if your milk has dried up?
Well, sometimes it felt like good experience... other times it didn't feel quite so good.
These last four children will all be spaced about two years apart which has meant my milk has dried up when the youngest was 20-22.5 months old with anywhere from 1.5 to 3 months before the milk supply returned.
As they were already on solid foods, I didn't supplement them with any milk substitute. Cows milk is out of the question as mine are all allergic to it and many of us have had anaphylactic (sp?) reactions to dairy and other foods.
My first three were closer (had a baby, 1yo & 2yo) and I put my first on a homemade biodynamic fresh goat milk I mixed with some carrot juice at 9 months. He had intestinal damage and took time before he could handle solid foods.
|Another thing i was wondering about was my ds usually wakes up about seven and then will jump on my breast and stay asleep for another hour or so...its just hard to imagine when i will already have newborn next to me how ds will fit in...and then i was worried about him constantly waking up the baby cuz he wants to nurse...should i be worryin about these things?
I think a lot of the lengthy nursing sessions with older babies is about an effort to maintain and increase supply. Once the baby is born, the milk comes in fast with a nursing toddler (under 24 hours sometimes!), and my toddlers have drastically reduced the length of their nursing sessions.