I want to continue nursing my one year old but my milk won't let down quickly and she gets impatient and gives up...which leads to a more vicious cycle where my milk takes even longer to let down. She has a stomach virus right now and would really like to nurse since she can't eat food but the sippy cup has ruined her as far as her willingness to suck hard enough and long enough to produce results. Any realistic advice out there on getting my milk to let down for her? I work in the daytime and have zero time to pump. I would like to be able to nurse her in the mornings and evenings. Problem is, she sometimes goes a whole day not wanting to nurse. Do I have to pump at those times to maintain supply? What about the times I try to pump and nothing ever lets down, does it still help?
Why is it my friend still nurses her three year old very infrequently and her milk still lets down??