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    Default Milk Supply whilst pregnant

    I'm just over 12 weeks pregnant with number 2 and DS (2.5) is still wanting a before bed and morning breast feed however I realised tonight that my milk seems to have disappeared and I have no idea when! It's obviously not bothering DS and I'm just a bit of comfort for him but is it normal for it just to suddenly stop like that? I would think because I'm still 'feeding' (well thought I was) DS then I would still have some or that if I didn't then DS would just give up? Any thoughts?

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    Extra spurt of hormones can send the supply out of whack. If your son asks for boob, keep offering if u want - I have heard of some women keeping up with double-up feeds.

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    I'd keep offering too. You may be able to increase your milk supply with lactation cookies, daily oats etc. many mamas go on to tandem feed

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    Sorry, realised my response actually had no advice! If u and ur son wanna stay with his feeds, I meant keep offering and if ur still low/no supply, def chat to a lact consultant.

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    If it's not bothering your DS and is more a comfort thing for him, and it's not uncomfortable for you, then I would just go with it. He may just self wean.

    But if you would like the supply to start up again, I would try what the PPs have suggested, and possibly try a bit of pumping as well. A good LC can definitely help you with that.

    It could have stopped for a number of reasons, but if you would like to continue feeding, and possibly tandem feed, keep offering. My supply dropped around the same time, but DD was not very happy about that, so I pumped like a mad woman lol.

    My DD @ 18 mths fed the whole way through my pregnancy with her sister, and I then tandem fed until she was 3.5. I was quite surprised at the volume of people I encountered that told me not to, with reasons varying such as "the taste would be different", to "you won't produce colostrum, and the baby won't get enough milk". It was all hogwash! If DD had self weaned, I would have been ok with that, but she didn't and I was ok with that too.

    So you do what YOU feel comfortable with, and if you would like to see an LC, then make sure that they help with what you and your DS want to do. I had several Middies tell me that the supply drop was my body telling me to stop feeding DD while pg, but the LC told me to go with what I wanted and my DD wanted. That bit of advice made me relax and just follow DDs cues

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    Thanks for the advice ladies. I'm sort of in two minds. Half of me kind of wants him to wean because I'm not really sure I want to tandem feed but other half is really sad that our little journey might be over and sad for DS because I know how much he loves it. I guess ill just see what happens over the next week or so and go from there.


 

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