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#1 of 4 Old 05-05-2012, 11:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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okay, this is probably a silly question, but I'm on baby #1 so never done this before.  DS is weaning, he's been nursing once a week or so for a few weeks now.  My breasts have been feeling really heavy and full so I assumed I was still producing plenty of milk, and when I give them a test squeeze milk comes out.  DS has been acting strange about nursing lately, like taking a sip then pointing at it and saying "Milk"  and then another sip and "All gone" and I had no idea why because there was still milk in there.  So out of curiosity mostly, I tried pumping today and nothing happened.  I tried a bit longer and finally got a few drops out and it was about the consistency of condensed milk, the thick syrup like stuff in the cans.  Is that normal?  and also, could I build up my supply again at this point?  He's not quite ready to be done yet, and he's only 20 months so I'm not quite ready for him to be done yet either.  What can I do?


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I'm not sure in the context of him weaning but have you ever had plugged ducts or mastitis? Even when I miss one feed I am probe to it and I've friend told me when she got plugged ducts she'd have to manually express and it would be like string cheese sometimes or soft butter!! I'd try a hot bath/shower and sine massaging and then try pumping. It sounds a bit weird to me, not sure why you got no responses.

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Depending on the size of your breasts too the plugged ducts can "hide" an electric toothbrush on the spot can dislodge them. Also drink drink drink flush your system and make sure you're not dehydrated. His infrequent nursing right now could have triggered it.... Could he be weaning because of this issue though rather than the other way around?

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That's a new one to me...are you staying well hydrated?


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