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Abrupt end to breastfeeding?

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LemonadeLady Tue 21-Jul-15 16:34:47

My dd is 18 months and was still an enthusiastic breastfeeder - 4/5 times every 24 hours - until Monday.
She was flapping around in the night which I put down to teething but then wouldn't latch on yesterday- just laughed at or hit my boobs (!).
Needeless to say I am very engorged and uncomfy - don't know whether to express as if she has stopped I may as well too.
I know it's not a problem at this age but it seems strange as it's so abrupt.
Any ideas?

KittyandTeal Tue 21-Jul-15 16:39:25

I think they are quite abrupt at this age. I suggested no milk to do at about this age, after that it was just water, no complaining, nothing!

I think once they've decided that's it!

quirkychick Tue 21-Jul-15 16:42:03

Dd2 stopped abruptly at 2yrs, though it was mostly at bedtime. Absolutely adamant about not wanting any (bit me in fact sad). You might want to express a bit if you are engorged.

stargirl1701 Tue 21-Jul-15 16:56:12

Savoy cabbage leaves will reduce your engorgement. You could hand express in the shower for comfort. Sage tea will reduce your supply.

LemonadeLady Tue 21-Jul-15 19:34:04

Thanks ladies - feels strange all of a sudden. She lifted my top earlier and put her face near me but didn't latch on. It has coincided with a big development in language. Nature's way I guess.

McBaby Wed 22-Jul-15 07:29:22

I had the same a few weeks ago. She started walking properly and the next day refused milk and has only asked for it once in the last 3 weeks. If there were 4-5 feeds a day I would express off a little bit but less each day to avoid mastitis.

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