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So DD will be 2yo next month and in the last month or so my milk seems much lower than it used to be despite her nursing all the time. She can nurse every 30 minutes for 10 minutes (at least) if I would/could let her.<br><br>
Breast feeding has always been supply and demand, but it doesn't seem to be the case anymore. I am not pg and definitely taking in enough calories and drinking enough, I'm stumped.<br><br>
She seems happy at the breast and doesn't seem to mind, I have only noticed because I used to no be able to go 8 hrs at work without pumping or being painfully engorged and I can go all shift without pumping now, and I also don't hear her swallowing as much. There is still milk though.<br><br>
So is this just normal when they get "older" or is this something I need to be concerned with as neither she nor I am ready for weaning right now.<br><br>
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"She seems happy at the breast and doesn't seem to mind, I have only noticed because I used to no be able to go 8 hrs at work without pumping or being painfully engorged and I can go all shift without pumping now, and I also don't hear her swallowing as much. There is still milk though."<br><br>
Well, that seems like a plus. When I was nursing my last two children at age 2 I never felt fullness either at that point. You milk has changed attributes, maybe more concentrated possibly?? I rarely hear of someone still pumping for a two year old, it seems the breasts expect when milk will be needed next, nothing like baby/infant milk demand.<br><br><br><br>
"So is this just normal when they get "older" or is this something I need to be concerned with as neither she nor I am ready for weaning right now."<br><br>
I would say this is normal. I would say your DD is NOT ready to wean. YOU wrote how often she would nurse if you let her!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">"She seems happy at the breast and doesn't seem to mind, I have only noticed because I used to no be able to go 8 hrs at work without pumping or being painfully engorged and I can go all shift without pumping now, and I also don't hear her swallowing as much. There is still milk though."<br><br>
Well, that seems like a plus. When I was nursing my last two children at age 2 I never felt fullness either at that point. You milk has changed attributes, maybe more concentrated possibly?? I rarely hear of someone still pumping for a two year old, it seems the breasts expect when milk will be needed next, nothing like baby/infant milk demand.<br><br><br><br>
"So is this just normal when they get "older" or is this something I need to be concerned with as neither she nor I am ready for weaning right now."<br><br>
I would say this is normal. I would say your DD is NOT ready to wean. <b>YOU wrote how often she would nurse if you let her!</b></div>
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The part I bolded confuses me. I only work 2 days a month and so I/my breasts are used to being constanly emptied. So is it still abnormal for it to change to not needing to pump. She would never give the breast up if it was up to her, but I have to get things done. She is pretty boob obsessed. I hope clarifying helps.
 
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