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#1 of 3 Old 01-21-2011, 06:09 PM - Thread Starter
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My milk has dried up during my pregnancies, but my nurslings kept going. I would really prefer to have milk for them (and I think it wouldn't be quite as uncomfortable for me if they were getting some milk, instead of dry-nursing). I'm not pregnant, but kind of hoping that will happen soon. My nurslings right now are 18 months, and turning four next month (she is only nursing once before bed now).


Any tips, ideas, help to keep my milk from going dry during pregnancy?


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My milk dried up with my pregnancy too. Didn't stop my toddler from nursing though. I was sad about it and felt bad and yes it was much less comfortable. My midwives didn't have a lot of suggestions for keeping it up and a part of me can't help but think it is like that for a reason. Maybe your body needs to conserve it's energy for your pregnancies. It seems unfair that some can continue to make milk and some can't, but maybe we shouldn't mess with it. And we can be grateful it isn't as horrible of a sensation that some people get where they can't even bare doing it. Trade off?

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