want to nurse toddler
I wasn't too sure where to post so here I am. I have a 7 month dd that is exclusively bf and a 25 month ds who got formula in the very beginning (NICU) and at the end (milk supply issues). Since dd has been born ds wants to nurse every so often, I have no problems with it as I had wanted to bf until 3 years with him and would like to do the same with dd. When he does nurse during the day, he doesn't really nurse very well. He will crawl into my lap, pat my breast and tell me he wants "mommy juice". I offer him my breast and he will suck a few sec, get a letdown started and get down, leaving me leaking. At night I sleep topless so that dd can latch on whenever she gets hungry (we cosleep) and sometimes I wake up with her on the breast closer to her and him coming over my side on the other. When that happens he is asleep and actually nurses through a let down. I want to encourage him to continue nursing but don't know what to do about during the day when he wants to nurse then stops. How do I get him to nurse like he does at night? Also, I don't have that great of a supply. It isn't low or anything, when dd is with me she is always content after a feeding but I can't pump enough for her bottles at school and mix some of my sister's ebm (her dd is 7 weeks younger than mine and she gushes milk). Is there some way I can get supply to where I can nurse both dd and ds without ds taking too much milk away from dd? I know that there are several things in here, I hope it isn't too garbled and makes sense!
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)