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post #41 of 64
donutmolly - I just wanted to add that my ds has never been into milk (a bit milk sensitive I think), but he likes vanilla yogurt. I think the sweetness of it makes it more like mama's milk.
post #42 of 64
DS(2) is successfully night weaned. My husband also lost his job a few weeks ago, and since Daddy has been home so much DS has cut WAY back on how much he nurses! I am so glad. Nursing was really becoming irritating to me. Now that he is nursing so much less, it doesn't feel so annoying anymore. DS has also developed a much better appetite and is eating better than he ever has. I'm glad we are having the chance to set him up with good meal and snack routines before the LO shows up.
post #43 of 64
My DD weaned herself! I'm not upset about this because I knew it was a strong possibility with how little she was really nursing prior to pregnancy (MAYBE twice a day). It will be nice to have a short break, I suppose, before nursing an infant. I was open to either tandem nursing or her weaning. I must say... child led weaning is so much more gentle than I imagined weaning to be. She just decided she was done... no battles or struggles or tears or anything. Definitely the way weaning should go... although I am sad that I don't have a memory of the last time we nursed since it was so sporadic at the end and I was never sure if she was done for good or not.

Yay for momma's still nursing!!!!!
post #44 of 64
Ds is still nursing here. . I seriously don't think he'll be weaning anytime before the baby is born, either. He has concrete plans about nursing *with* the baby.

Some days, he only asks to nurse once (just before bed), other days its more like 3-4 times. I'm 17 weeks now, and my nipples are so, so sensitive/sore. But, since DS is 5, he isn't nursing for long periods, so I can manage ok. He says the milk tastes different now, but he doesn't mind.
post #45 of 64
Seb is night weaned, but he still loves nursing. I doubt he will wean by the time #2 arrives. He will just be 2, so he's still got time to wean himself.
post #46 of 64
Sam pretty much weaned himself off and then with a little bit of distraction from me, stopped nursing completely. There wasn't really a separate night weaning - it all happened at once and he has since been sleeping through the night - still next to me. There was only one time he wanted to nurse that he was upset that I wouldn't but he moved on to something else very quickly. The nursing sessions were just becoming so frustrating because there wasn't enough milk left to satisfy Sam and he would just get mad. We are both much happier now I am really looking forward to starting again with New Baby but am enjoying the break.

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lthough I am sad that I don't have a memory of the last time we nursed
I understand what you mean - when I realized Sam was done, I totally freaked when I first thought I couldn't remember the last time. Then, I remembered when it was and made sure to put all the info in my blog so I would have a record of it. I hope it comes back to you
post #47 of 64
Lately, she's been nursing 4-5 times a day that includes night! So far today she's hasn't nursed at all. She seems to only want to nurse when tired or bored.
post #48 of 64
We're down to twice a day for two minutes at a time (upon waking and before going to bed). I have virtually no milk and anything beyond a couple minutes causes major pain and contractions. Part of me is sad as I see this part of our relationship coming to an end but there is a part of me that is relieved too. DS has taken it really really well. I'm shocked actually. He's 19 mo. I suppose it's possible the current routine will continue until the baby comes and DS will pick up nursing more frequently again. I honestly don't know how I feel about tandem. It think it's a cool idea in theory but I'm not sure how it will work for us.
post #49 of 64
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I honestly don't know how I feel about tandem. It think it's a cool idea in theory but I'm not sure how it will work for us.
I used to be weirded out by it, but now I think it's fine. I couldn't see myself BF both ALL THE TIME like how often a NB eats, but every few hours is fine.. and Seb won't be in our bed with the NB either, so I will only be night nursing one baby, lol.
post #50 of 64
Supply is gone. Nipples hurt. DD (who's about 2.5) still really wants to nurse to sleep for midday naps. Night-time bedtime isn't so bad now; she'll nurse a couple minutes, then roll over and just snuggle while we fall asleep.
post #51 of 64
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DH has been doing all the getting the to bed for DS. Tomorrow night he has to work late. I'm not sure what I'll do to get both kiddos off to bed, particularly while trying to avoid nursing DS to sleep.

I know we'll figure it out. . but I don't think I could possibly say that I'm looking forward to it.
post #52 of 64
supply down. . . but I still hear the occasional gulps at night. DD sleeping mostly through the night, but still wants that loooong early morning feed (and I want to stay in bed and not leap out to grab her something else to eat, so I put up with it ).

Somehow or other she bit/grazed both my nipples without me noticing at the time. YEOWCH! I've been using Dr. Newman's nipple cream because last time this happened I got a major breast infection that led to taking my first round ofr abx in. . . oh. . . .15 years? Damn, they're really sore now (they were already sensitive to begin with).

so. . . committed to keeping on (dd is 15mos) but not loving it so much atm.
post #53 of 64
I think we're done. I'm feeling very ambivalent about the whole thing. DD turned 3 in November, she was only nursing to sleep and then once or twice at night. For the past few weeks she's been telling me that all the milk is gone and that "the baby drank all the milk." She'd take a few sucks and then just wantsto "snuggle boobies." She's been my longest nurser and I thought she may make it through the pregnancy.
We were talking about how the milk comes back when the baby comes and now she says she will nurse again when the baby is here. We'll see what happens with that.
post #54 of 64
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Ds is still nursing here. . I seriously don't think he'll be weaning anytime before the baby is born, either. He has concrete plans about nursing *with* the baby.

Some days, he only asks to nurse once (just before bed), other days its more like 3-4 times. I'm 17 weeks now, and my nipples are so, so sensitive/sore. But, since DS is 5, he isn't nursing for long periods, so I can manage ok. He says the milk tastes different now, but he doesn't mind.
My almost 5 year old is still nursing too. Just once, at bedtime and he is no longer nursing to sleep. He just stays on for about a minute each side and then he is done. He did ask me last night if all the milk is going to go away. He must notice the lack of supply. DD (6.5) jumped in and told him there would be lots of milk when the baby gets here.

I was kind of hoping he might wean himself before the baby gets here but now he knows there is going to be lots of milk, he'll probably wait it out!
post #55 of 64
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Originally Posted by dogmom327 View Post
We're down to twice a day for two minutes at a time (upon waking and before going to bed). I have virtually no milk and anything beyond a couple minutes causes major pain and contractions. Part of me is sad as I see this part of our relationship coming to an end but there is a part of me that is relieved too. DS has taken it really really well. I'm shocked actually. He's 19 mo. I suppose it's possible the current routine will continue until the baby comes and DS will pick up nursing more frequently again. I honestly don't know how I feel about tandem. It think it's a cool idea in theory but I'm not sure how it will work for us.
My DD weaned herself at 15 mos when I was 12 weeks PG with DS. She tried it a couple of times after DS was born (she was 20.5 months) but didn't re-establish a nursing relationship/
post #56 of 64
Hi mamas, I'm new here! I have a 20 mo old DS and I'm 15 weeks with #2. DS is down to nursing about 3 times a day - morning, before nap, and before bed. He seems to still really like the morning one and stays on for a while on both sides, but the other 2 are inconsistent. Sometimes he'll do about 5 minutes on each side, sometimes he'll do only the left side, and sometimes he won't do either. Honestly I don't think he'd mind too much if I stopped offering, but I'm pretty sure my supply is going away and I'd like him to go a little longer if he's willing. My nips are a bit sore when he latches on, but otherwise not too bad.
post #57 of 64
Welcome amydiane!
Dy DD is 15 mo and doesn't seem to be as interested in nursing. My supply is down and my nips hurt. I am trying to encourage her nursing but of course she latches on for about 15 seconds and then is distracted. I really want her to continue throughout the pregnancy. She is to young to not be having breastmilk. I am trying hard not to feel guilty.
post #58 of 64
my ds is still nursing, still ususally just once a day (to bed at night). Even though it's only once I see him going for quite a while still, it's very important to him. i ran out of milk weeks and weeks ago, I'm surprised some of you still have milk! i guess that's cuz my supply was already really really low when i got pregnant. (ds is 4)
post #59 of 64
My little girl turned 2 last week. She's still nursing often, day and night. I don't have much supply now, but she seems okay with that. About 3 or 4 weeks ago, her appetite suddenly grew for "big people" food! I think it went along with my milk diminishing and her molars coming in.
post #60 of 64
I think my milk has been turning into colostrum.. DS's poo has been pretty runny the last couple days.. either that or he is getting sick...
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