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I am nursing my almost 18 month old and have been TTC. Chances are very good for a pregnancy right now, though it's very early. I'm wondering when the taste of my milk will change if I am? I'm past ovulation, when we usually have a dip in supply <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:, but DS is still nursing in a very odd manner, switching breasts a lot and not seeming satisfied. Is the change in supply and/or taste immediate?
 

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Like most things regarding lactation, it's probably different for everyone.<br><br>
However, my experience was that my supply plummeted almost immediately. By the time I was four weeks along (before I had even tested), I couldn't manually express more than a drop every few times I'd try (though I'm sure the kiddo was more efficient).<br><br>
It takes at least a few months before the milk (whatever is left, if any) turns into colostrum, which will taste odd to the older nursling.
 

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i have a feeling that my milk changed in taste/texture/whatever REALLY soon after finding out i was pg. i didn't actually dry up until about 4 months, but DS did notice a difference. at first he said my "milks" were "yucky"...but then proceeded to chow anyway. LMAO!!! i guess he'll put up with a lot to get his milks!! HAAAHAHA<br><br>
i do think it's different for everybody, so i'd just pay attention to your dc's reactions...and GOOD LUCK WITH TTC!!! i hope this month is your month!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks for your replies...it's continued to be very odd nursing with him and it changed so quickly that I'm really curious. We'll just have to wait and see! Thankfully he is still nursing no prob at night when he's tired. Just during the day, he asks to nurse, we settle down to, then he says no and goes to do something else. Very different from his usual snack bar routine, but hey, I can be flexible! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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my milk changed immediately after conception (yes, conception, not implantation, not when I missed my period...) But I'm sure it's different for everyone. DD1 told DH before AF was even late, "Mommy preggand" - I was indeed. She said the milk tasted funny, and then she said it was all gone by the time AF was late. Didn't stop her from needing to nurse, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Didn't stop her from needing to nurse, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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You know, I hadn't given that thought. Thank you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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