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Breastfeeding tip : Recognising a growth spurt

* You feel as though you haven't got enough
* Baby getting upset at the breast (though can be a sign of other common problems)
* Baby is breastfeeding often or almost nonstop (feel like baby is always wanting to feed)
* A baby who was previously sleeping through the night is now waking to breast feed several times
* Baby will latch and unlatch, fussing in between

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Post by Helen on Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:01 pm

well, bethany dropped her morning feeds about a month ago apart from having it once or twice. so was just having it at night. but over the last 2/3 weeks she's only fed 3 times from me at night. seems like she isnt interested anymore.

i'm so emotional at the minute - none of my friends or family seem to understand tbh cos none of them have breastfed and whenever i say i'm getting all upset (pregnancy hormones not helping UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( Icon_lol ) then all i get from them is well she's growing up now so its obvious she's gonna stop.

just getting me a bit teary UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( 166292

dont get me wrong, i am so proud of us getting so far, 22 months is so much more than i thought we'd get to when we first started but its like she's growing up and getting all independant UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( Icon_lol

its just doing my head in thinking what i in a few week she decides she wants to start feeding again? how long does it take for my milk to go?

helen UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( 68469


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Post by angpixi on Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:37 pm

youre bound to feel emotional about it (especially with pg hormones!) its a very emotional time UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( 68469i do think it takes quite a while for milk to 'dry up' not sure if prgnancy makes a difference though. she could just be going through a disinterested phase mind you? just take it one step at a time and follow her lead, shes at an active age when everything else is a distraction! Willow has increased her feeding since Aeryn went to school- could be boredom or because shes missing her- but before then she was loosing interest.
22 months is fantastic too!
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Post by Kasia80 on Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:59 pm

:aww: Lots of hugs! You're great mama, Helen!
She might want boobie again when baby is born Wink
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Post by Helen on Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:05 pm

thanks so much girls
so do you think in a week if she tried again she'd still be able to get something? thats my worry too UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( 68469
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Post by kay on Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:23 am

I think if she wanted it and it wasnt there it wouldnt be such an issue to her as she only feeds every now and then, but I dont know how pregnancy would affect your supply.
I think she will more than likely want a bit again when her little brother comes along, but it will probably just be a novelty to start off with.

Well done on 22 months hunny! UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( 68469
and you can very proudly say she self weaned too, so its been nice and gradual with no upset!

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Post by jools on Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:36 am

UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( 68469 Awwwwwwwwww hun I know exactly how you feel. Brody gradually had less and less then refused altogether once I was about 17 weeks pregnant too. The hormones definately don't help how you are feeling UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( 68469

You have done so well UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( Icon_cheers As Kay says, if she tries again in a few days I doubt there will be nothing at all there UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( 68469 but if she isn't getting much she will probably not be too fussed if she is hardly having any now anyway.

Brody only asked for it once when Colby arrived but he changed his mind as soon as I sat down UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( Icon_lol
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Post by Squiglet on Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:57 pm

Apparently pregnancy can affect to taste of the milk and many people I know who were bfing, then get pregnant often notice that their LO's go off feeding. You've done amazingly well... Its always sad when our LO move on up in the world... I know I'll be a bubbling mess when Lil miss stops.
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Post by Kasia80 on Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:52 am

Squiglet wrote:Apparently pregnancy can affect to taste of the milk and many people I know who were bfing, then get pregnant often notice that their LO's go off feeding. You've done amazingly well... Its always sad when our LO move on up in the world... I know I'll be a bubbling mess when Lil miss stops.

yup and pregnancy hormones can stop production too.
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Post by Kasia80 on Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:53 am

Helen wrote:thanks so much girls
so do you think in a week if she tried again she'd still be able to get something? thats my worry too UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( 68469

I'd think so, Helen. Takes longer for milk to dry up. :aww:
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Post by Helen on Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:58 pm

thanks so much everyone!

well bethany went to my mums for a night - first time since i had my operation in december cos i hate her being away from me.

anyway, think she must have missed me more than i realised because she's just had a 20 minute feed. much longer than any feed she has had in months! oh and as i am typing she's come back for the other boob lol.

so after a week of nothing shes had both boobs. might just because she missed me and might go back to nothing now but for now its stopped me feeling so upset lol.

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:05 am

just wanted to send ((hugs)) how is it going now? xxxxx
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Post by Helen on Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:34 pm

sorry ang only just seen this!
well, she's still on and off at the minute. she keeps going days without booby and at the minute its been a week. apart from last night when she asked for booby and she was on like 5 seconds and then told me all done lol.
i'm thinking that she might have weaned herself off by the time new baby has arrived and i dont feel as upset now as i did cos she is still coming and going for it UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( Icon_lol .
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Post by Natasha on Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:29 pm

UPDATE - i think bethany is ready for stopping :( 262538 glad all is going well hun

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Post by kay on Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:07 pm

I'm kind of hoping this is the pattern Corey will follow if i happen to fall preggers again. we can kind of go a day without feeds, but theres no way he will give up his bedtime and night time feeds!

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