A - posted on 02/27/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son is 21 months old and I'm letting him self-wean from the breast. I let him nurse whenever he wants. I rarely have to offer because he almost always tells me when he needs to. He is also growing a big vocabulary and can also use words to tell me when he wants to eat and is hungry, and what he wants to eat, like cheerios or milk (cows milk), etc.
What I'm concerned about is lately during the day, he still nurses but it seems to only be for comfort only- as my milk usually does not let down. However, if he goes down for a nap, or nurses at/through the night, my milk DOES let down. I am also pregnant which brings in my concern because I can't tell if he's not getting milk during most of the day because my supply has gone down, or just because he's self weaning during the day and eating more solids, and therefore only nursing for comfort and intentionally not letting my milk down during the day.
I'm just having a hard time understanding if this is normal for his age or if its pregnancy related. If I weren't pregnant I wouldn't think twice about it. ANd since he is getting milk at night it makes me just think its because he's self weaning but I'm not sure.