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Thread: Breast feeling full after 18 months BFing

  1. #1
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    Default Breast feeling full after 18 months BFing

    I have been breastfeeding my dd for almost 18 months now. At this stage she usually feeds during the night as we co-sleep. I am working full-time, so during the day she eats her solids and drink water.
    Since about 2 weeks ago she has been VERY fussy during the night and was awake a lot and then I nursed her.
    Now since last week, my left breast feels noticeably fuller (although I try to "balance" her nightly feedings)
    Is this normal? At this stage of the race? Really???
    I went for a sonar about a month ago, just to check that everything is OK and everything was normal for a lactating woman...

    I will appreciate your reassurance

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Breast feeling full after 18 months BFing

    Yep, normal. Even at this stage of the game! We always say that you can increase supply at any time by increasing the amount of stimulation to the breast (via pump or via nursing baby)- and you're living proof of how well it can work.
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    Default Re: Breast feeling full after 18 months BFing

    milk production is an amazing thing. And your baby made this happen for a reason is my guess. Maybe she picked up a little bug, or was having trouble getting "enough" at night so nature took over and told her to nurse nurse nurse!

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    Default Re: Breast feeling full after 18 months BFing

    Thank you both! I appreciate your feedback

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