Hi mamas hope all you pretty supportive ladies are doing well. So, I am so happy to say my baby girl is 17 months old and still nursing. However; let me tell you it can be nerve racking still at this point. A lot of you mamas have given me great advise in the past but her I am again stressing out .
My baby girl has been EBF since day one . She's obvisiously eating solids at this point now. However; I feel that because she is so curious about every sound, picture, phone, doggies, big brother & daddy she nurses very little and in 1 minute flash it seems. I worry that this isn't enough to keeping my wonderful milking factory up. I try every chance I get to nurse her. Before she would ask for her milk (she calls it papa) & now during the day she hardly ask. Unless she is really tired . This is why I try to offer as her normal routined schedule has always been every 2 hours. Now mind you if she doesn't want it I let her be and offer at next scheduled feeding time. I guess, I am concerned since her nursing Patterns have changed, I worry that I will definitely slow or stop production. She has always nursed 3-4 x at night. However, this has decreased as well. She's nursing twice at night now. So what I do if I see she skipped nursing I offer her, she nurses and goes back to sleep. I know I have read and been told this is when you want to make sure babies are nursing to get production flowing well. Especially if you can nurse right at 2am this is when prolactin levels are the highest. So you can imagine how I freak out when we miss our 2 am nursing.
Another reason I am concerned about milk production and if it's enough for her right now. Since my baby doll is definitely teething. Poor baby. Seems all her morals and a couple other teeth are cutting through. So just imagine how swollen and much pain she's in. From this her eating solid intake has completely changed. She doesn't want to hardly eat. This started worrying me cause she seems to not want anything to do with her food. Let me correct myself actually. She does eat only fruits. That's all she seems to want no actual food. So this is why I am so glad and blessed that she has mamas milk( papa) still. Any advised on the production of my milk since she is such a pro now. Or is this just me worrying my pretty little head for nothing. And as far as her solid intake what advice would you give me.
I know I have to let her pediatrician know of this on her next visit; however I personally don't like to tell him everything about my breastfeeding journey with My daughter. I have gotten a couple of remarks and comments that I didn't care to hear their opinions. People should just smile and stay quite. After all it's not their baby and we all get the chance to raise our kids how we choose. Especially when it comes to something so beneficial and healthy for them. I believe people see breastfeeding as a sexual encounter, which totally boggles my mind. I just don't see it. So to those people just turn your head, keep your comments to yourself and we will have a nice day thank you.