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Hannah,<br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> .<br><br>
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?<br><br>
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! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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I've been nursing for three years and I still have a lot of milk.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol">
 

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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'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.<br><br>
i think it's pretty cool.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hannah,<br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> .<br><br>
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?<br><br>
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! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:</div>
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I think I am experiencing engorgement. The girls are about to burst!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> 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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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think I am experiencing engorgement. The girls are about to burst!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> 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?</div>
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I'm not an LLL leader or LC or anything, but I'd say:<br>
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.<br>
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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I still have lots of milk and my DD is 29 months old! I think it's great!<br><br>
A blessed wife and mama!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goorganic.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="go organic">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fly-by-nursing1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fly By Nursing1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm not an LLL leader or LC or anything, but I'd say:<br>
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.<br>
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.</div>
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<b><i>This is right on!</i></b> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
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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