My dts are 27mo, and bf twice a day. We ate in the habit that the each have their own sides, and this has helped reduce infection when one gets sick, so it's not something I want to change. But dt2 has a sore on his tongue and hasn't fed for 48 hours. He likes to fiddle with his side, or put his mouth round it (comfort, presumably) but he hasn't actually latched.
Am taking him to Dr tomorrow, but certainly until then, probably after, I don't want to let dt1 on that side in case he has anything infectious. On the other hand, his side is now a bit full and uncomfortable. So, if I continue not feeding, how long before my milk dries altogether? I do intend to stop bf in a couple of months, once we're through the norovirus season, but I'm not ready yet.
Thanks tiktok, good info. It's not so much I think this sore is infected (though dt1 has started complaining about a sore mouth tonight), but generally, since I have been really strict about one side each and a few other things like not sharing cups, hand washing, etc, sickness bugs have been limited to one child, whereas they used to get them in tandem.
As long as I won't dry up, I'll just keep going as we are, express for discomfort, and wait for him to seem interested again. Thanks