So, somewhat against my wishes, I'm trying to wean DS3. He's 25 months, so he can handle it.
I unfortunately have a complete placenta previa with my current pregnancy. I have been told I can continue BFing, but if I end up with bleeding from the previa I'll have to stop. I figure it's better to work on it slowly now instead of abruptly later, mostly because my body won't do abruptly.
Here's what I tried: DS was nursing once each morning, so I dropped to every other day for a bit. Then I tried going 3 days (forgot when we had last BFed) and ended up with clogged ducts on both sides. I had to have him nurse 2-3 times a day to clear those. Now we're back to daily.
I have quite the history of clogged ducts (countless), what I'll call minor mastitis (red, sore, clogged duct, many times), and mastitis with fever (at least 4 times for which I got antibiotics). I even got clogged ducts with one of my pregnancies around 35w when I hadn't BFed for the previous 6+ months.
My first two weaned when I was in the first tri of pregnancy with the next baby and the m/s helped my milk decrease (it never "dried"). but DS3 is happily nursing on my milk/colostrum combo and apparently keeping my supply up. My body doesn't want to stop. So, what do I do? I do plan to ask at my next MW appointment in 2 weeks, but I don't know if she'll have any advice.