We made it to a year! My 13 month old and I have had a wonderful nursing relationship-I wish it could go on forever. Unfortunately, I have had huge troubles all throughout with supply and let-down and promised myself and my family that the madness (aka pills, gallons of tea, fennel tincutres and pumping) would end after LO was a year. Literally every day of the last year I wondered whether my milk would let down or whether my baby was getting "enough" from me. It has been a huge source of stress but worth every bit of it for the bonding we experienced when it did work the way it was supposed to.
Anyway, 2 days at work with no pumping and my supply seems to have plummetted so much that my milk lets down only about half the time. My son seems to be taking this OK, but in the night or early morning it can be very upsetting to him.
My question, what is the best way to handle this situation? Keep offering as much as possible and when my milk lets down great, when no, just hold him and comfort him? Or intentionally start trying to get him used to no nursing, so it isn't so frustrating for him? I am just concerned that the uncertainty would be upsetting or harder to transition.
Thanks for your help!