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Ds3 is almost 3 months old and my leaking boobs are all of the sudden great. I feel no engourgement. I am not letting down any other time except when he is nursing.<br><br>
However, I feel he needs more to eat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: I am not comfortable with the amount I feel he is getting...if I am correct. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: I can't tell because things just changed in my boobs?!? He is not acting hungry. Well, he is chewing his hands more and taking a pacifier better. But he is not fussing like he is hungry.<br><br>
I liked having too much milk better than feeling like I don't have enough. Any one else have a period like this at this age? Do I need to take the pacifier way? It's so great!!
 

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My opinions:<br><br>
If you feel he is having a growth spurt, (suddenly nursing constantly again) or you fear your supply is suffering, yes I would take away the pacifier. My experience was that the pacifier definitely caused supply problems.<br><br>
However, your breasts feeling soft, no longer feeling full, no longer leaking...that's normal as your body adjusts to nursing.
 

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The breast changes sound perfectly normal. I got a bit anxious when it happened too - as much as I didn't like being engorged, it was reassuring in a way. But dd's weight gain continued on the same weight percentile so obviously there was nothing wrong with the milk supply. It was at that time though that her hunger cues became rather confusing cause she was also chewing her hand off but I think that's often to do with the need to suck and chew and teething. Although mine just got her first tooth at 7 1/2 months - she chewed and chewed for months before... I finally realised too that some babies don't cue as strongly as others - my dd is pretty laidback. So whenever I wasn't sure if she was hungry or not, I'd put her to the breast (I probably did this too much) - if she was hungry, she nursed, if she wasn't, she soon protested to be put back down with her toys. If he's pooping and peeing the same and his weight gain is fine, I wouldn't worry about the pacifier.
 

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Here are the links for you!<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/milkproduction.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/milkproduction.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/breast-fullness.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/breast-fullness.html</a>
 

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Thank you. Read all the replies and checked out the links to Kelly's. My boobs are normal. Yeah!!! I really feel this communication is healing me and has helped me through some difficult times. Thank you so much for helping my life to be the best it can be. My happiness today is partially because of this website and I am truely HAPPY!!!
 
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