Yes, I am going to talk about breastfeeding, AGAIN. Some of you are probably sick of hearing about my boobs, and for that I am sorry. However, many of you have provided amazing wisdom and encouragement during this process that I feel the need to update, and once again seek your counsel.
I have weaned to the point that I am no longer pumping – yippee! I nurse Elias once in the morning and once or twice at night, going 10-12 hours in between. I have not experienced any engorgement and my chest size has shrunk quite a bit, PRAISE THE LORD.
Here’s my question: how long will my milk supply keep up with this? Will I be able to continue nursing just twice a day for a while or will my body eventually say, this is not worth it and cease production? I worry that he isn’t getting enough since my chest size has gone down so much, but he seems full and goes three-four hours before he demands his first bottle in the morning and sleeps the night before waking up hungry (well, the past few days he has gotten up in the middle of the night, but that is mostly teething related, we believe.)
As always, thank you for your insight friends. I really appreciate it.