Yeah, I tend to be a bit of a web addict..
Yes, I hope to be a lactation consultant but haven't started training yet. I just have too much on my plate to add anything else, so I'm waiting until my kids are a bit older. They're 2 and 5 now.
By the way, my 25 month old weaned last week.
It was SO easy because we did child-led weaning. I feel great about it. My first wasn't breastfed at all so I'm glad things went well with my second.
Sure, it's an emotional time for me, but we were both ready!
You go girl! You are ALL OVER the place <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />. I thought you might pop up on this thread with your experience as a LC trainee!
To get to your question,
I tried the best I could with 4 other children (two of them 2.5 years old) running around. She would scream, kick, scratch, push away from me. The feeling of rejection was VERY difficult to get over.
Twice I have been able to trick her while she was asleep by pulling out the nuk and sticking in my breast quickly. About a month ago was the last time. To be fair, I don't try much anymore, Its been simpler just to hook up to the machine 3x a day for 45 minutes or so. I get about 24-30 oz per day that way. I have to supplement with formula about once a day when my production is on the low side.
I've heard tell its not too late (she's 8 months old) to get her back on but I'm not up for booby boot camp, Not with the other little guys and two teenage sons roaming around the house.
Do you have any other "tricks"?