Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" I didn't do any of that, just let DS do things when he was ready and at the same age he went to sleep ... [snip!] ... I know every child is different though, and it's impossible to predict what would've happened if you did it another way "
Quoting dream:" I was pg and not getting any sleep. he was nursing every 30-60 minutes with a dwindling milk supply, ... [snip!] ... best for us at the time. If I wasn't pg and only had him, I wouldn't have had a problem with him nursing longer at night, etc."That was my prerequisite to getting pregnant. I didn't TTC until mine night weaned, so I understand that.
Quoting dream:" and once he stopped nursing at night, he slept SO much better, not waking so much. We still co-slept ... [snip!] ... trouble. He was very excited about it. He sleeps great now too (still in our room, on his own, real bed mattress on the floor)."
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" I'm not debating any of that or talking about circumstances or anything. My point was that simply, you ... [snip!] ... all and they would wean by that age naturally. That was all. I see it a lot with sleeping and discipline and potty issues too. "
Quoting Andeee:" Okay, so I have a question. I EBF for the first six months without issues and have continued breastfeeding. ... [snip!] ... nothing is coming out. I am still sick, should I try to get my supply back or just quit BF? Has anyone else had this issue?"
Quoting Kara-lynn:" are you taking any over the counter flu meds? They sometimes affect supply."I hadn't thought of that. it is a good point. I haven't ever had illness hurt my supply. I also never had a child that only nursed at night...but honestly, I'd let her try. The fact that she is frustrated doesn't mean it is gone, it just may be slower/lower than typical. It most likely would come right back & unless there is a compelling reason to wean, in the midst of an illness is the last time I'd do it....I'd want to give her any antibodies I could & even if she is getting very little, it's still full of stuff to help her avoid illness. And based on her reaction, I'd say she isn't feeling ready to wean or she'd just give up versus being frustrated.
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Toni A:</b>" I love breastfeeding my 20 month old, and he is ... [snip!] ... months. After the first 6 months the chances of getting pregnant start increasing. Once you get AF back it's fair game again "
Quoting Toni A:" I have only had one period since he was born (November 4, so he was 18 months). I am not of bc and would ... [snip!] ... gut says it is something hormonal. Maybe I will just retest in a week. I just hope I can handle painful nursing for that long."You can take Vitex (also called chasteberry) while nursing & it would like help regulate AF - as would a B-complex vitamin. Both are harmless to your nursling or potential baby - they simply support good endocrine function, which regulates hormones & often is enough to get you on track if you want to TTC while nursing. The ONLY other cause of pain could be thrush & if either of you has taken any antibiotics recently, I'd keep an eye for that, but otherwise you are right that it is either likely lazy latch or hormone related.
Quoting justanothamotha:" You can take Vitex (also called chasteberry) while nursing & it would like help regulate AF - as ... [snip!] ... recently, I'd keep an eye for that, but otherwise you are right that it is either likely lazy latch or hormone related."
Quoting dream:" yes, true .. if you're willing and able to wait until whatever that age is. (my sister slept with my mom until she was 12, for example). but in my case, I couldn't wait."
Quoting justanothamotha:" I hadn't thought of that. it is a good point. I haven't ever had illness hurt my supply. I also never ... [snip!] ... illness. And based on her reaction, I'd say she isn't feeling ready to wean or she'd just give up versus being frustrated."