Milk is GONE

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Milk is GONE

Post by Penguin » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:42 am

All gone. Not a drop. Squeezed in the shower last night. Kept trying with the warm water etc - not the tiniest fraction of a drop.

Which is good, but - DD's still feeding.

I wonder if I actually dried up a few days ago - a few days ago her feed-to-sleep feed has gotten very very long, and she's be upset when I cut her off.

Not sure what I do now. I could tell her that the milk's gone and therefore no more feeding, or I could just wait and see (ie our 'weaning' approach for the last few years which has been outrageously unsuccessful so far).
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Re: Milk is GONE

Post by fellare » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:41 am

if you're not too uncomfortable, I'd just wait and see. in a few weeks, collostrum might come back.

all depends on if you want to tandem feed or not, though.
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Re: Milk is GONE

Post by Snake Hips Mcroy » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:51 am

When I was pregnant and my milk dried up, ds asked where it had gone, and I told him he had drunk it all. He seemed pretty happy with that. I think I told you before, pregnancy is my own weaning tip (I'm gonna be screwed this time lol!). I'd let her go for a few weeks and see what she does - she may need a gentle nudge, or she may decide it's over.
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Post by serenity now » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:56 am

I'm nearly 6 weeks pregnant and my milk is also gone. This didn't happen so early on with my other pregnancies. The pain of feeding and the aversion was too much for me and I didn't want to spend the rest of my pregnancy getting angry with DS3 for feeding. I've weaned him and told him that there isn't any milk due to pregnancy. I explained it to him so he could understand. He still sometimes goes to feeds and then remembers that there isn't any milk. You can still continue to feed if that is what you want and in your third trimester you'll probably have colostrum. I've fed through two pregnancies but couldn't continue doing so in this one.

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Re: Milk is GONE

Post by Andypandy » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:03 pm

Mine is slowly going. Some of feeds I manage to get a letdown with some milk, others there is nothing.

Can you test the waters of "mummy's milk is gone, can we cuddle instead", and see what happens?
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Post by Penguin » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:53 pm

Today I've been saying that the milk is all gone. She asked a feed at ABA training this morning (with ten mums trying to concentrate and about 12 small ones, it was a bit of a boobfest) but I said the milk was all gone. She had a small 'feed' on one side. We've been telling her that the milk is all gone this afternoon because she's a big girl and doesn't need Mummy Milk and more, but she can still have cuddles etc. I assume she'll still want to suck tonight, but I think I'm decided to nudge her along.
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Re: Milk is GONE

Post by Andypandy » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:05 pm

Hopefully she will transition well. X
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Post by Penguin » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:41 pm

I can't believe that I'm totally dry. Not the tiniest hint of colourstum or milk or any moisture!
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Post by Parla. » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:09 pm

Penguin wrote:I can't believe that I'm totally dry. Not the tiniest hint of colourstum or milk or any moisture!
The power of hormones?

Have you done bedtime yet? If yes, how did it go?
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Re: Milk is GONE

Post by Mummy woo! » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:48 pm

Hope it all went smoothly tonight Penguin. Are you happy with this outcome, or do you want to keep the door open to go on breastfeeding little Penguin later?
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Re: Milk is GONE

Post by Penguin » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:22 pm

I've been ready for her to wean for quite some time. I was *thisclose* to mother led weaning her a few weeks ago.

Tonight Daddy did all the bedtime stuff while I spewed and then I went in.I said the Mummy Milk was all gone but she said 'but I can still try'. She had a few sucks and I encouraged her to stop quickly, she was reasonably ok, then cuddled to sleep.

We said that the milk would come back for the baby.

So who knows what ahppens from here.

MW, never say never but at this stage I would be very reluctant to have her back when the baby's born if she does wean.
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Re: Milk is GONE

Post by Mummy woo! » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:37 am

Fair enough. I had a similar situation with Oobiwoo when PG with Mrs Moops - milk drying up, super keen nursling, really really uncomfortable feeds. But Oobiwoo was not yet two and it worked for us to feed him once a week or so, then back to demand feeding once Mrs Moops arrived. I just wanted to flag the option. It sounds like things are going pretty smoothly for you both which is great.
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Re: Milk is GONE

Post by Penguin » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:02 am

On yes, it's definitely an option that I've considered, but yeah. I really don't know, but I doubt it. We'll wait and see though...
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Re: Milk is GONE

Post by Mummy woo! » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:14 am

Penguin wrote:On yes, it's definitely an option that I've considered, but yeah. I really don't know, but I doubt it. We'll wait and see though...
Never say never hey? It is pretty convenient if you are engorged to have an older child who will feed when YOU demand :wink:
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Post by Penguin » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:26 pm

Mummy woo! wrote:
Penguin wrote:On yes, it's definitely an option that I've considered, but yeah. I really don't know, but I doubt it. We'll wait and see though...
Never say never hey? It is pretty convenient if you are engorged to have an older child who will feed when YOU demand :wink:
I'm sure I can find one somewhere close by, even if it's not DD...

Part of me is quite please that DD's never worked out that you can have milk from other mummies. She's be asking everyone all the time!
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