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I started block feeding when DD was one week old because of an overabundant supply. Now she's 16 weeks old going on 17 and we are still block feeding. I'm fine with block feeding and I could do it for years except for the whole waking-up-with-a-boob-that-hasn't-been-nursed-in-ten-hours thing. Even so I can handle it... but I was wondering, when did you stop block feeding? Will it up my supply to start switching in the middle again? I still have a ton of milk- I leak even in the evenings. Just interested to hear what you did, not trying to stop block feeding for its own sake.
 

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I always nursed one boob per session. I don't remember when I stopped timing how long I'd been on a side.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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I think I stopped when DS was about 6 months old. Basically, until that time he'd nurse until he vomitted due to excess milk/strong let-down. My recolleciton (its been 3 years) is that supply evened up pretty quickly.
 

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I still do it (13.5 months). Eventually I would just feel my boobs to see which one was harder, and nurse on that one! (Still do that.) Maybe go less than 10 hours per side??? (Or is your LO sleeping that long at night? In which case...no sympathy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> )
 

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When I spoke to a LLL leader about it, she indicated it could take a long time for supply to even out and said "by 6 months, you'll have a happy nurser." I just took that to mean it would probably take a long time.<br><br>
If it's working for you and if your supply has not yet levelled out, I don't see any need to stop block feeding at all. I know it makes me feel better to know my son is getting enough hindmilk.
 
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