Re: Anxiety on weaning/loss of supply
Mama, please don't freak out! You have been so generous to nurse until 33 months. How many women make it that far? Not many!
I noticed that my milk supply pretty much disappeared when my daughter, who just turned 3, dropped down to 1 nursing session a day. Even the short, minimal nursing sessions we had been doing up to that point maintained a better supply. If your child is still a pretty decent nurser and you're not pregnant, she should be able to maintain some small amount of milk.
I think that I am becoming the "crazy thyroid lady" on the forum, but when I hear symptoms that include lowered supply, flushing, dry (or brittle) hair, anxiety, and irregular menstruation, I always think "Time to go get your thyroid function checked". Postpartum thyroiditis affects up to 5% of women, and IIRC up to 1% will become permanently hypothyroid. If it's not that, I still think you should go see your doc, and have him/her run some sort of basic work-up.
Don't worry about the globs of fat in your stored milk. The milk you produce isn't pasteurized and homogenized, so some clumpiness is to be expected.
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