Comfort Feeding

by Anonymous

Hi, my 12 month old son still nurses before naps and bed, but Ive been noticing that he does this thing where he sucks my nipple in and out of his mouth a lot before falling asleep. I think my milk has almost completely dried up--is that why? Any suggestions or similar issues?

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Nov 17, 2011
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Issues
by: Anonymous

I also should add that it really hurts and is one of the only reasons I'm considering weaning--but I would rather figure out how to fix this issue so I don't have to wean! :(

Nov 17, 2011
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by: Tracy

Hi,

It does sound as if maybe he gets a bit bored with the flow or quantity of milk. Why do you think your milk supply is dried up?

Do you want to increase your supply? Are you working during the day?

Has your little boy started teething yet? They sometimes pull on the nipple when their gums are bothering them. (some children do only start teething after a year)

Feb 07, 2014
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Check for Thrush
by: Anonymous

This is late but maybe it will help someone else. Check for thrush, my 2 year old did the same. Nipples sore, in and out of mouth. Thrush can look different in older babies.

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