My DD will be 3 1/2 this month, she is still happily nursing, and I was planning on CLW--though I can hardly imagine her deciding to wean, she says she wants to drink mommy milk "forever!" Over the last week I have been noticing that my supply seems lower than it has been--that uncomfortable "pulling" sensation of letdown in an empty or nearly empty breast, etc. Drinking a lot of water has helped some. But last night as we were nursing down to sleep, she said sadly, "When will your breast make more milk?" I said "Why? Aren't you getting any milk right now?" and she said "No!" We switched sides, same story. She was very sad but continued nursing for a few more moments until she fell asleep. Then I got up and cried I don't think either one of us is ready to wean, but I could deal with it if she were ready; I felt so bad not having milk for her when she still loves it so much.
This morning I do have a little milk. Just to check *how much*, I dug my breast pump out of storage. I immediately got milk...but I pumped 20 minutes on each side and got a total of maybe 2 teaspoons.
I really don't want to wean right now, since she doesn't want to and since we are just about to do potty training (YES, I know we are very late doing that, I was waiting for her to *want* to potty train, apparently she thinks she'd just as soon wear diapers "forever" too, LOL), and I think one thing at a time is enough. I definitely want to be able to have milk for her, if possible, for at least a few more months. She nurses every morning and evening, a couple of times during the night, and at least once or twice during the day most days.
What to do??? I'm going to buy oatmeal, Mother's Milk tea, etc, and try that, as well as making sure I get plenty of liquids. I'm considering pumping a couple of times a day, to see if that will help increase my supply.