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Writerwannabe83 Fri 19-Aug-16 21:28:51

My DS is 2yr 5m and still breast fed. He has about 2-3 feeds a day, maybe more if he's unwell.

In October he's going away with his dad for 7 days and I can't help worry about what will happen to my milk.

Will I have to express or will it not be such an issue seeing as it's a toddler I'm breastfeeding and not a baby therefore going a long time without feeding won't be an issue?

Sometimes I'm away from him for 48 hours and am absolutely fine but 7 days is obviously a lot longer.

DixieNormas Fri 19-Aug-16 21:33:18

I'm not sure but when bf was coming to an end with ds4 he would often go 4-5 days with nothing and it was fine

Crasterwaves Fri 19-Aug-16 21:37:14

I think it would probably be fine (when I weaned ds at 3 I could still express a little milk a few weeks later), but if it was me I would probably hand express a little each day, just so I didn't stress!

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