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Breastfeeding tip : Recognising a growth spurt

* You feel as though you haven't got enough
* Baby getting upset at the breast (though can be a sign of other common problems)
* Baby is breastfeeding often or almost nonstop (feel like baby is always wanting to feed)
* A baby who was previously sleeping through the night is now waking to breast feed several times
* Baby will latch and unlatch, fussing in between

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Post by just Rachel on Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:41 am

How long does it take for breast milk to dry up completely ?

Since Andrew has started having 3 meals a day he hardly wants bitty anymore Sad

I offer the breast regular throughout the day but he just stares at my nipple and pulls at it.

I do not want to stop BF but if he no longer wants bitty what choice do I have.
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Post by Kasia80 on Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:49 am

Rachel, did you see this:
http://breastbuddies.nice-forum.com/breastfeeding-and-nutrition-f24/do-babies-under-12-months-self-wean-t490.htm

what I woul do: I would cut out one solid meal, or make all of them smaller; pump to sustain supply and offer milk in a sippy cup or freeze. He still needs milk, and if you'll stop bf you'll need to give him formula hun. He is too young for cow's milk.
it sounds to me like MrAndrew went on nursing strike:
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/baby/back-to-breast.html#strike
and more on non nursing babies and milk supply:
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/baby/back-to-breast.html

To asnwer your question: I really don't know. It could be days or weeks. After I stopped to bf John even that I was on comb pill I've had milk for months, not much but few drops.

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/weaning_mom.html
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Post by just Rachel on Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:19 am

That was very enlightening and a few ideas on how to keep him BF.
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Post by Kasia80 on Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:29 am

Maya went thru period like this when we've started solids with her. She took into them so well and was soooo keen on them she didn't wanted to have booba at all. I was lost and in tears for week. Then I've found KM and I've cut off solids completley for a month. After 2 days she was back to boob like newborn and after a month we've reintroduced solids in BLW, slowly and in little amounts. She was having boob and solids. She had another short nursing strike aroung Matthew's age it only lasted few days. We've had plenty skin to skin contact, lots and lots of bath together- its called rebirthing- basically you "relive" birth again- closeness, moist surrounding, mum's smell, just two you (minus pain Wink ), offering boby as often as possible, coosleeping worked for us every time.
We need to rememeber that babies under 12 months get all nutrients and calories from mama's milk- solids is just something to do, to train eating skills, little bit of fun. I know babie's who never had solids before age of 12 months- and they are healthy, well growing, happy babies. They have less ilnesses, less allergies too.
HTH
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Post by Kasia80 on Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:35 am

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Post by just Rachel on Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:29 am

I have not given Andrew solids at all yeasterday and he will not BF he keeps turning his head and growling and shouting.

I tried to stimulate my nipples to encourage milk but not even a drop came out. Is it possible for my milk to have dried up ?
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Post by SarahW on Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:24 am

Don't give up rachel, i'm sure things will sort themselves out. Never gone through this so can't offer much help so here's a hug from me to you. :bighug:
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Post by just Rachel on Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:52 am

Thanks Sarah x...oo your hug nearly squished me
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Post by Kasia80 on Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:36 am

just Rachel wrote:I have not given Andrew solids at all yeasterday and he will not BF he keeps turning his head and growling and shouting.

I tried to stimulate my nipples to encourage milk but not even a drop came out. Is it possible for my milk to have dried up ?
it would be very unlikely hun for milk to dry up do fast.
Keep offering, your doing great job :aww: this sounds like nursing strike to me.
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Post by just Rachel on Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:12 am

I have just read all about nursing strike....I am sure this is whats going on.

What with petrol strikes,Nursing strikes it feels like everyone is out on strike.
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Post by angpixi on Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:20 am

Laughing gook luck rachel hope you sort it out soon :aww:
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Post by Kasia80 on Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:22 am

LOL Rachel! That's the spirit! :aww:
I'm going on strike soon too. I demand increase in wages! :mods:



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Post by just Rachel on Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:23 am

I think Andrew's ear infections play a part in this strike.
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Post by Kasia80 on Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:34 am

very likely Racher :aww:
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Post by jools on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:24 pm

:aww: :aww: :aww:
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Post by kay on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:45 pm

hugs for Rachel :aww: Must be awful - dreading it if Mr C does it to me :iconsad:

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Post by Helen on Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:20 pm

Hope things sort themselves out soon hun :aww:
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Post by just Rachel on Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:14 pm

Boy Boy is back on his Bitty !!!!

His ear has cleared up and he BF again
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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:20 pm

what a relief Rachel! cheers I was biting my nails here, loll
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I would keep him off solids for fem more days and then sloooooowly reintroduce them maybe one meal for few days and then two, and so on. Not sure how many meals he had before, but I would leave one out for longer OR cut down on portions. He needs your milkies more :aww:
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Post by Helen on Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:18 pm

What a relief! Andrews back on his bitty!

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Post by Natasha on Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:53 am

Brilliant so glad hes back on hun cheers

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Post by kay on Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:47 am

Wahoo! :cheer:

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Post by jools on Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:14 am

Brilliant! cheers cheers cheers
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Post by gem1981 on Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:16 am

:p: Yey!! :p:

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:37 pm

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