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I still have alot of milk left after nursing my daughter for 2 years . Is anyone elese going through this?
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Hannah,

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! :
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I've been nursing for three years and I still have a lot of milk.
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My dd is 23 months and I'm 8 weeks pregnant and I still have tons of milk. Not sure how long that will last.
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Not uncommon. My DD is only 13 months & I soak many shirts still. Many shirts... *sigh* And still feel let downs on occasion, though not too often.

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My nursling is 2.5, and we still have a lot of milk. In fact, on those days when he is distracted and doesn't nurse much, I'm actually engorged!

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I'm pretty sure I still have a good amount of milk.

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i've got tons. DS is 21 months. in fact, if he has a distracted day where he doesn't nurse much, i get quite engorged. and i always feel a letdown. it surprised me a little because i was pg by the time DD was this age (actually got pg when she was 17 months), so by this age my milk had totally dried up.

i think it's pretty cool.
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Hannah,

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?
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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.

I know I had a ton of milk when DD was a nursing 2 year old but I got pregnant a few months later and it all dried up quickly so I'm not sure how long I would have made that much. She's still nursing 1x week or so and I don't think I'd have any now if it weren't for DS.

Good luck!
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I still have lots of milk. I don't necessarily get engorged but if we're busy or something else interferes with nursing from both sides, I will typically have some pain on the least-favored side after twenty-four hours or so. Six years, eight months, and some odd weeks and days of nursing.

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I didn't notice a real decline until after age three.
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I still have lots of milk and my DD is 29 months old! I think it's great!

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I've nursed all my kids, and never noticed a real decline in milk until well into the 4th year. (unless I got pg first)
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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.
This is right on!

Sometimes I will express just a bit if things are getting uncomfortable. If you do too much, you'll just end up creating a cycle of too much milk.
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I did still have a lot at age 2, but it has really dwindled after age 3.

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I had a lot until I got pregnant. DD keeps telling me, though, "When baby comes out, lot Lot LOT of milk!!" I don't think she will be weaning any time soon. . .
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