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Thread: Supply Question!

  1. #1
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    Default Supply Question!

    My son turned one on 5/26 and we have settled into nursing first thing when he gets up in the morning and again at bedtime. That's it - twice a day. I am happy to continue this indefinitely, but wondering if I am going to lose my supply?

    Just some FYI's - I officially pump weaned the week he turned one, so it has been almost a month. He takes about 8-12 oz. of cow's milk during the day (and water). He is a fabulous eater, too - all table food (usually 3 meals and random snacks).

    Anyway, was just hoping that we could continue these twice a day nursings without fear of losing my supply. It's nice for us to be able to keep this up.

    Thanks for any reassurance (hopefully) or advice!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Supply Question!

    As long as you continue to nurse, and don't get pregnant again, you will be able to maintain your supply pretty much indefinitely. Nursing just 2 x a day won't maintain a large supply, though.
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    Default Re: Supply Question!

    your supply will maintain as long as u continue to nurse - except can drop in pregnancy like pp said. if your son wants to nurse more through the day, your supply will adapt as necessary still.

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    Default Re: Supply Question!

    that was my experience as well. When my daughter would increase or decrease her demand (because of teething or illness or whatever) my supply responded very quickly.
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  5. #5
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    Default Re: Supply Question!

    Thanks so much for all the info!

    I am just hoping I can keep nursing twice a day as long as he wants to continue (and the occasional during the night nursings he asks for)! Especially that "before bed" nursing - what an awesome, perfect way to end the day!

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