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Advice on milk supply (extended breastfeeding)

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1proudmamma Thu 27-Mar-14 21:45:51

Hi, i am still breastfeeding my son who is 3 in June. He only feeds in a morning an before bed, but i have to go for surgery i will be in hospital for 48 hours and wondered if any knew what affect it would have on my milk supply? I have no desire to stop but since he feeds so little i get nothing when i try to express so that's not an option for while i am away from him. I get no help or advice from anyone else as no one i know agrees with extended breastfeeding and everyone just keeps saying 'oh well time to stop then'!!

ExBrightonBell Thu 27-Mar-14 22:10:20

I would imagine that with a well established bfeeding relationship, that your supply could cope with a 48 hrs break. Your DS may just want to feed a bit more when you are back around.

You could express (if you can) when in hospital, even if you don't really get any milk, just to simulate a feed.

1proudmamma Thu 27-Mar-14 22:51:38

Thank you for the advice, trying to express certainly makes sense. Really appreciate your help. xx

10000Fireflies Fri 28-Mar-14 12:30:09

You could try contacting La Leche League or the NCT breastfeeding helpline. Good luck, and well done for keeping up with the BF with no support.

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