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Old April 4th 04, 07:18 AM
Marie
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Default how do you know if you are still producing milk?

My daughter is almost 18 months old, and nurses pretty frequently
throughout the day but sleeps all night. I no longer wake up full, and
in fact the other day went from 4pm one day to 8am the next day with
no nursing, and I didn't feel full in the morning(that wasn't
intentional, I was on the phone at bedtime and she asked dh to get her
to bed...I had no idea until he came to me without her). I can't even
tell if she is swallowing, she's so wiggly and making faces and funny
noises as she sucks. I can't squeeze any milk out. So how do you know
if you still make milk? Do you think toddlers care if the milk is
there or not?
Marie
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Old April 4th 04, 01:31 PM
Chookie
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In article ,
Marie wrote:

I can't squeeze any milk out. So how do you know
if you still make milk? Do you think toddlers care if the milk is
there or not?


Sometimes, they probably don't!! But in general, you will continue to produce
milk from now until menopause. Once your body has figured out how to do it,
it will remember.

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Old April 4th 04, 05:39 PM
nina
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There is probably still milk there. After a while your body learns to
produce it only when/as needed. So if you have one that nurses only at
night, you probably wont have much milk productiom till night time.

"Marie" wrote in message
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My daughter is almost 18 months old, and nurses pretty frequently
throughout the day but sleeps all night. I no longer wake up full, and
in fact the other day went from 4pm one day to 8am the next day with
no nursing, and I didn't feel full in the morning(that wasn't
intentional, I was on the phone at bedtime and she asked dh to get her
to bed...I had no idea until he came to me without her). I can't even
tell if she is swallowing, she's so wiggly and making faces and funny
noises as she sucks. I can't squeeze any milk out. So how do you know
if you still make milk? Do you think toddlers care if the milk is
there or not?
Marie



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Old April 5th 04, 03:12 AM
Marnie
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"Marie" wrote in message
.. So how do you know
if you still make milk? Do you think toddlers care if the milk is
there or not?


Just this week I spent the day working outside, and it was windy. I must
have been a little dehydrates, because as I was nursing DD (22 months,
nurses pretty much only at bedtime) to sleep, she announced "dat na-na no
work." So she tried the other one and it "no work" either. So she rolled
over (in a bit of a huff, I believe) and went to sleep.

So she noticed, but I haven't had any other complaints.
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