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<p>Couldn't think of a good title for my post.  So, DD is 20 mos old.  Until I went back to work (2 mos ago) she nursed about 2-3 times a day... kinda on demand.  My supply is pretty much gone and I feel zero let down.  I can squeeze milk out but I doubt much is there.  So, DD asks to nurse, but not every day.  She has gone up to 3 days without asking and then asks again.  I know she is getting zero milk but still wants/needs to "nurse."  I am wondering how long I should let her "nurse" when really it's only a comfort thing.  I don't mind at all, and actually enjoy the time together, but am starting to think we should end the nursing relationship.  Any thoughts or experience with this situation would be helpful.  </p>
<p>Thanks in advance.  :)</p>
 

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<p>You need to do what feels right to you, but my advice is to keep nursing until she is done.  I think at this age the comfort nursing is so so important, it is a big part of your relationship and you will both miss it.  You should make sure that you are both ready to move on.  I weaned my son when he wasn't ready and I still feel pain and regret over it.</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the reply.  I would like to keep nursing as I think it's good bonding for dd and I.  Plus, it helps so much when she is sad, hurt, scared, whatever.  I guess I am just wondering how long you keep it up when there is really no milk.  <img alt="toddler.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/toddler.gif"></p>
 

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<p>as long as you keep nursing a little, there will be a little milk, but really it sounds like it's not about the milk for her at all anymore. just the comfort it gives. I'd guess if it's only every 2-3 days she's not too far from weaning herself, though every kid is different in their weaning timeline. as long as you're still okay with it I would keep going until she's done.</p>
 

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<p>Yes, I think you are right.  I guess I am just comparing to having a letdown where I know she is gulping milk.  I will continue to let her nurse when needed.  Even the tiny amount she is now getting has got to provide some health benefits along with the obvious emotional.  I just love how nursing calms my dd when when is sad or hurt.  It's like magic.   Mama magic.  :)</p>
 

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<p>try to boost your supply?? eating oatmeal in large quantities does it for me.</p>
 
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