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You might have read in Weaned that Noe has made an announcement of his wish to self-wean. This is when Noe stopped night feeding (he had stopped daytime feeding for quite some time already). At that time, I noticed that my milk production is at its lowest point. I practically couldn't press anything out of my boobies and didn't feel any let-down anymore. It's totally empty!
Well, since a week ago, I noticed a change in Noe's night feeding pattern. He began to latch onto me for a longer period and seemed to enjoy breastfeeding again. Of course it is not fulfilling for him, so he still asks for other milk on top of the night breastfeeding session. I wonder why this change of pattern?
Then I noticed that I started to produce what I think is colostrum during pregnancy. Unlike breastmilk, it's not white and runny. It's very thick transparent slightly yellowish liquid, and tastes rather sweet (yes i tasted a drop of it, out of curiosity). And of course it's full with the colostrum goodness of protein and antibodies etc (no wonder Noe is rarely sick lately).
During BMSG meeting, I shared this experience with Ivy. She advised me that in some cases, toddlers who weaned themselves during the mothers' pregnancy comes back to breastfeeding when the colostrum begins to come in.
Later Peckyin highlighted to me her tandem nursing experience: A few days after the baby little sister's was delivered, her older son eyes were gleaming with joy, knowing that mummy's milk has come back with vengeance! I can't wait to experience this moment, knowing that Noe has the interest in un-weaning himself.
Another funny thing: Eyang Putri Tuti bought Yodhi a mug in the shape of glandula mamae/breast. And Noe was aware of the mug shape and he pretended to breastfeed from the mug! Yummy...