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I've experienced the supply dip that I've heard can come around 4-5 months of pregnancy. Will it always stay this low or will it bounce back a bit before the new baby arrives?<br><br>
My baby isn't complaining, but he has started cutting his nursing sessions to 5minutes instead of the usual 15-20 minutes.<br><br>
Will it come back or is it more like colostrum from this point until after delivery?<br><br>
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I think this is different for everyone, but my milk was completely gone by 14 weeks and only very little colostrum came in at the very end of pregnancy (which my son didn't like at first). My older son is able to confirm that the milk is completely gone at this point, but I wonder if it matters how old your nurslings are? mine are 20 months and almost 4. Anyhow, last pregnancy I kept waiting for the milk to return and it never really did on any significant level until the baby was born.<br>
Good luck.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think this is different for everyone, but my milk was completely gone by 14 weeks and only very little colostrum came in at the very end of pregnancy (which my son didn't like at first). My older son is able to confirm that the milk is completely gone at this point, but <b>I wonder if it matters how old your nurslings are?</b> mine are 20 months and almost 4. Anyhow, last pregnancy I kept waiting for the milk to return and it never really did on any significant level until the baby was born.<br>
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Mine is 22 months. I wonder if that matters? How nice that you have a nursling that will tell you what's up! That sounds ideal!
 

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It's been different each pg when I don't have milk anymore, but once it's gone, it's gone until the baby is born. I'll have colostrum, but not in any amount.<br><br>
Seems like the more they were nursing before I got pg, the longer my milk stayed, but I don't know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Now I still have some, but not much, but dd is also not even nursing every day anymore.
 

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My experience was the same as other mamas, but my toddlers jumped back into nursing after baby was born. I'd have to admit nursing during pregnancy was uncomfortable for me and I welcomed the break! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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With DS's pregnancy my milk was completely gone by 18 weeks, or so, my nursling was 2 1/2 and we weaned at 20 weeks. I did not let her resume, nor did she really have much interest, after baby came. I was not interested in tandeming.
 

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My milk was gone around 4 months with my 2nd pregnancy. My ds continued to nurse until I was 8 months. He was almost 3 years old. He said the milk was gone, but he didn't care....lol. I did end up weaning him when I was 8 months old because I didn't want to tandem nurse.
 

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Last time I was nursing just one who was 21 months when I got pregnant and 2 years 5 months by the time his brother was born. I had "milk" all through my pregnancy in that I always could get something out, I never dried up, and I was even nursing extra kids in the first trimester (well nursing one extra and also full time pumping several times a day for my niece). At some point (preggo brain eludes me right now) it switched to colostrum, which Toad didn't mind at all and we kept on just the same.<br><br>
This time I am nursing both boys. They were 10 months and 3 and a bit years when I got pregnant and will be 19 months and 4 years exactly when I deliver. So far I still have just as much milk and it's not colostrum yet but I am anticiapting it will be at some point in the next several weeks. I'm interested to see what they think of it at that point. I know some kids don't like it but I have no doubt if they will hold on until my milk is back in after the baby is born I will be nursing three <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> After my milk came in after Frog was born Toad stopped eating food for the better part of a week and his poop went back to newborn yellow and runny because he was getting everything from me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> He was a huge fan of that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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