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lmc2132 01-13-2015 05:22 PM

"It's Yucky" - Is this it? Is he weaning?
 
E. is 27 months old and has been nursing 2-3 times a day for quite a few months now. For the past few weeks has been telling me my milk is "yucky" or says "I don't like it." The past few days tastes a tiny bit but then he says it every time and has not had any breast milk.

I have read that when frequency does way down, the milk can change on composition or become salty.

My question is is there anything I can do to try to keep the nursing going, in case the "yucky" thing is more like a nursing strike? I can get comfortable with the idea of weaning if that's what's going on, but if it's not, I'd like to be able to continue once he's decided the milk is acceptable again.

My books and usual online resources are focused on babies and "how to wean your toddler" which is kind of the opposite of what I am trying to do. :)

Thanks for any advice.

Asiago 01-13-2015 06:56 PM

Can you nurse more at night? This should increase your production if it is weaning milk. I've also read that milk that sits in the breast too long gets salty....which would correspond with weaning.
Nursing while your son is asleep should help him get past the taste issue.

lmc2132 01-14-2015 06:21 AM

He sleeps through the night but I could try waking him to nurse once or twice. Great suggestion, thanks!

cresentmoon 01-15-2015 02:29 PM

or hand pump


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