My left breast has dried up!
I have a 10 3/4 month little boy, and I plan on nursing for one year. He is 27.5 lbs, and 33" tall- a big boy!! And he has never had anything but breastmilk and water (and, of course, solids), and won't take anything but water from a cup (never liked bottles!). He nurses about 4 times a day, though only 2 "big" nursings (early morning and last feeding before bed). That said...
I just finished my first period (which was awful!!), and now it seems that the milk in my left breast is completely gone. This has been going on for about 3 days now, and even though I continue to have him nurse on that side, he loses interest quickly as I am practically dry. My right side gets practically engorged now, as it's doing most of the work.
Help! What is going on?? Should I just keep nursing on the right, as it's not too much longer before I'm weaning him? I am determined to make it to one year- a biting baby and an annoying mother-in-law haven't stopped me yet! Is my body telling me that enough is enough?
Mom to Charlie~ who just took his first steps at 10 3/4 months!
9lbs 9oz and 22" at birth
1wk: 9lbs 9.8oz
7wks: 13lbs 6oz and 25"!
5 months 2 weeks: 22lbs and 30 inches
10 months 2 weeks: 27lbs and 33 inches