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Recently my son will nurse, and then ask for juice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: Is this a signal that I am not making any more milk? Anyone experience this?
 

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I don't know. I hope not because my lo of almost 18months will nurse and then CHUG down a four ounce thing of water?? I'm not sure though, can't wait to find some answers.
 

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Are either of you pregnant? Milk gets much more salty during pregnancy, and can actually make toddlers thirstier...
 

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My son (2.5 years old) does that too sometimes. But I know I am producing plenty of milk still.<br><br>
I think for him it's just that sometimes he wants something cold. Is that a possibility?
 

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This started for me around age three, I was pregnant and my supply went way down. She still needed to nurse but would ask dad to go get a sippy cup too. I don't think it interfered with our nursing. I would be worried if the child was very young.
 

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My ds will stop nursing, drink some water, then go back to nursing sometimes. It's usually that he wants to nurse to sleep but is also very thirsty. He wants to get the thirst quenched so he can relax and enjoy nursing. He's 5 1/2. He will also stop eating food if he is thirsty. One might think he was full and didn't want more food but he just doesn't want more food until he has water.
 

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My ds does this too, especially at bedtime. I don't think I'm making much milk anymore so I don't know if he wants more to drink than I have or if he's just extra thirsty.
 

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My son is 3 1/2 and I am not pregnant. He only nurses when tired - usually before going to sleep. And a few times during the night, and maybe in the mornng when he wakes up sometimes. This morning he stopped nursing and asked for juice. This is not the first time he has asked for juice when nursing.
 

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When nursing during pregnancies I always keep another drink for 'em close at hand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br><br><br>
You know how some drinks are more thirst-quenching than others, right? Am thinking that breastmilk loses its thirst-quenching-ness as the years go by ...
 

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That's NOT helping me, LOL my lo is only 17 months and I'm NOT preggo. I can squirt milk out even after she quits nursing but she doesn't seem to want anymore. Do you think I should try something else? TIA!
 

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My ds started asking for water before, during and after nursing at this age, and dd does it now (she's 17 months) but only after nursing. I think it's because sometimes they get really thirsty and would prefer a quick gulp of water than having to work for milk! It didn't stop ds nursing until he was almost 4 so I don't think you need to worry that it's a sign of early weaning.
 
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