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Just thought it might be nice to hear from other mamas in our DDC who are still breastfeeding. I haven't noticed any significant milk supply issues, but my nipples have been a lot more sensitive and sore the past few weeks. Whether this is solely because of the pregnancy or because DS got a few new teeth (more on the way!) and is still learning how to position them to eat, or the changes in saliva while teething, who knows? I've heard that if there are going to be milk supply issues, it usually happens between 14 & 20 weeks, so we'll see...On the rare occasion that I pump these days, I can still get about 4 ounces in 15 minutes or so and my milk looks the same that it ever has, so I don't think the colostrum is on line yet.<br><br>
How's it going with the rest of you?
 

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Its going good here too. DD really weaned herself over the past few months (actually it was a kind of mutual weaning & a little dont ask/dont refuse) but that has totally plateau'd. We are both really happy with our new reduced schedule & no more weaning has taken place!<br><br>
My nipples are still sore - especially during the latch. Suppy issues has not been a problem at all - hopefully that continues! (Im 17 weeks).
 

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My 13 month old DS quit nursing totally. I'm really bummed about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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OUCH! It hurts and my supply I think has dropped to nothing and with the offer of a drink from a sippy cup we have gone from nursing 6+ times a day to about once a day in about 2 weeks. I wouldn't mind tandem nursing, but I wouldn't mind if she weaned either. To me it looks like we will be heading the weaning route. I am in pain and she seems pretty content with a sippy instead of the breast now that my milk is gone. Actually she was getting frustrated before I think because she would nurse and nurse and nurse and then when she would unlatch she would immediately want to nurse again. I think it was more thirst than comfort related.
 

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We have some good days and some bad days - some days she nurses off and on all day long - and some days it is only 3-4x a day...<br>
My nipples are really sore and my milk supply is next to nothing - I think she gets a little bit - but she latches on HARD and sucks really HARD so it makes it really uncomfortable...<br>
We are just taking things one day at a time - if we end up weaning - fine - if not (and if I can last the next few months) fine too.... I have been trying to distract her and offer sippy cups of milk and snacks when she says she wants "nursie" - sometimes it works and sometimes not...
 

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I swear every day I'm going to wean, that's how bad it's been lately. I think my milk is really low (or gone) so now ds is biting and I just can't stand that. Plus my nips are SUPER sore! I'm so glad we nightweaned (that really has saved my sanity), but daytime isn't much better. But I really believe in letting ds wean himself as much as I can. I think I may just limit daytime nursing as sort of a compromise and to keep me from really hating our nursing relationship.
 

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I'm 19 weeks, and everything is still going well. DD still nurses every couple of hours around the clock. She's still so young yet (11 months), I'm hoping there will be no supply issues. So far so good!
 

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I guess if you are 19 wks, I must be around 18 wks-- I can't keep track.<br><br>
Nursing is going lousy. I was not planning on weaning Josh-- he'll be 3 next month, but it might go that way. That makes me so sad.<br><br>
I've been sick and my supply is just about gone and it is very painful at times. When I was most sick, I had to say no for a few times-- and it was sad but Josh did pretty well with it the 2 times I really needed him to give me a break-- but then he was hysterical the next time it came up even if I just hesitated for a second, or reminded him he needs to be gentle.<br><br>
We usually nurse in the morning, naptime, and nighttime.<br><br>
He actually went a whole day at one point I actually woke up in the middle of a much needed nap thinking that maybe that had been the last time we had nursed earlier (and it wasn't so nice an end nurse), so I jumped at the next time he asked me- lol (poor dh).<br><br>
I don't know what did it, the pg hormones or the medicine I resorted to taking (sudafed per the midwife, of course I'm sure she forgot I was still nursing, and I was out of it and forgot to double check).<br><br>
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Some nursing sessions hurt more than others. I think for us, it depends on how hungry or frustrated she is...if I do a 'comfort nursing' because she's upset, it usually isn't very comforting at all for me!<br><br>
I tried to pump a few weeks ago and it took me ages to get 2 measly ounces. I don't know if that's because my supply was low or because DD had recently chewed on me while she was nursing and I was scared to hold the pump right (it hurt!!!) but it was discouraging. I'm glad she seems to be doing well. She's only eight months old and I think I'd be devastated if I had to stop before she's even one.
 

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it hurts and I don't think I have any milk to speak of, so not so good...but he still wants the "booba". We pretty much only nurse at night and when we take a nap in the afternoon, but it's been that way for a while now. He's really pretty good about it, even if he's almost asleep, all I have to do it whisper "ouch" and he'll pop off, sometimes he goes back to sleep, sometimes he wants the other side, which is fine with me, it hurts less if I can switch now and again.<br><br>
I've tried squeezing and nothing comes out, but I do have occasional leakage of one or two drops, which is weird...and I never feel a letdown anymore.<br><br>
I'm just taking it day by day not really thinking about how it's gonna work in the future, but I would feel best if I knew that he made it to at least two years and quit when he was ready...
 

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I'm just turning 18 weeks, but had a drop in supply about a month ago - DD (9 months) is still nursing 8x/day (about every 3 hrs), but as of a month ago went from sampling food & spitting it out to having sparse diapers for about a week, then jumping to 2 then 3 solids meals a day. She'll now eat 4-5 oz of banana or avocado, or whatever (she's had turkey, beans, melon, grapes, kiwi, sweet potato, broccoli, carrots, squash, O's, some organic jarred foods, etc.) plus 3-4 oz formula & maybe a little water. She's making lots of dipes again, & has started to gain a little weight (was 14 lbs at 6 mo., 14.4 a week after starting to eat solids at 8 months, has finally gone into the 15 lb range.)<br>
I'm not getting the nipple soreness like I was 1st trimester, & as long as supply doesn't dip further, should hopefully make it to tandeming. DD has lots of teeth, but latch is good, & she still wants to nurse a lot despite eating a lot of food. I always seem to have some milk, & can squeeze or squirt a bit, even after nursing, but can't seem to pump anything anymore. No change in milk type yet.
 

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I'm 20 weeks and dd is still nursing strong (she just turned 15 months!). It's a little sore at time and I don't think there's much of anything in there, but she mostly nurses at night and if she's hurt. Sometimes she signs "milk" and she really wants water because she's thirsty so I keep her water close at hand and usually end up nursing some and offering water afterwards.<br><br>
And the soreness is nothing compared to that thrush we had for five months so I really can't complain... I have a feeling we'll make it to tandem-nursing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
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We are still nursing here as well. I've noticed no drop in supply at all and my only complaint is it's really sore. I'm 16wks and DD is 15 months. She nurses 1-2 times a day and several times a night still.
 

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We are still nursing but I have NO milk. She still is eager as ever, though, but she wants a cup of water with her at night because I cant quench her thirst *sniff*
 

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We weaned about 2-3 weeks ago, it was just hurting at night, wich was the only time ds nursed. I was sad at first because he didn't even make a fuss, but he's ok and I'm ok. He askes for a cup of cows milk every night and that's all he has. We'll see when the baby is born if he wants to try. Oh, he's 23m. Also my milk has already started to change to colustrum in case anyone else is noticing that too.
 

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I am still nursing my 31 mo old DS at 17 wks. It hurts quite a bit when he latches on & for a few minutes afterward. Luckily, it does go away during the nursing session. I think my supply must have dropped, as I don't really hear him swallowing anymore. But DS is just as eager as ever to nurse. Unfortunately it mostly occurs at night.... so I am thinking of night weaning. I am just not sure of how to go about it with the least amount of crying and hurt feelings (DS really loves nursies). I just don't think I can wake up all night long with 2 once baby arrives.
 

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My 23 month old is still nursing. Nipple soreness was almost gone for awhile but has returned a bit lately, mainly just for an instant when he latches sometimes. I think my supply has dropped a bit and ds has slowed down a little. We nurse at bedtime, maybe once or so during the night, a lot in the early morning, naptime, and then maybe once or twice randomly when he is sad, tired or hurt. I'm 20+ weeks and no sign of colustrum yet. I can't really express anything by hand, but I think ds is still able to get a little. I think we'll make it to tandeming too!
 
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