Once you've been nursing for more than a year, you probably assume all lactation-related road bumps are far behind you in your nursing journey. It's just you, your toddler, and the open road until one (or both) of you decide it's time to call it quits. But anyone who has been down that road knows that extended breastfeeding isn't always easy, regardless of how long you've been at it. In fact, there are a few extended breastfeeding red flags that you might be experiencing that definitely deserve some extra attention.
Even though you've been in the nursing groove for well over a year (maybe even longer than that), breastfeeding takes a toll on your body. Similarly, it's easy to get so into "the groove" and routine of your daily nursing sessions that you may forget to check in with some common issues that can arise for both you and your toddler if you're not careful.
Extended breastfeeding can be extremely beneficial, but that doesn't mean it's easy. That's why it's important to pay attention to potential signs that something is "off" with your extended breastfeeding journey. as it was when you just started nursing your newborn. There are much fewer red flags to watch out for, but they're there just the same.