Join Date: May 2007
Location: Hillsboro, OR... finally HOME!!!
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When I got pg with DD#2, my milk dried up almost instantly... however, DD#1 was feeding on a schedule and didn't have a great latch. I'm sure that was part of the problem. DD#2 just went through a growth spurt, and I'm now leaking milk again, in spite of being 6 wks pg.
One of my best friends said her milk dried up about month 5, but her 2 1/2 year old DD continued to dry nurse until she got colostrum at month 7. Her DD is not ready to wean yet and will most likely be tandem nursing with her sibling in the next two months.
I also know another woman who claims she never lost her milk and because her toddler was nursing so frequently, she never got engorged when her baby was born.
I'm really hoping to be able to tandem nurse. I'm just encouraging DD#2 to nurse as frequently and as long as she wants to help keep my supply up. Of course, I might feel differently if it was painful to nurse, but thankfully I haven't had any discomfort.