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post #21 of 33
Oh I am SOOOOO happy to read this thread! I just had my son 8 months ago, and though I am SOOOOO excited, I am SOOOOOOO worried about my milk supply!

I was hoping to EBF for at least 1 year and continue breastfeeding for at least 2 years.

I am taking 2x prenatal vitamin, fenergreek 3x/ day, 2 tbs. Cod liver oil, and a cup or two of mother's milk tea.

Would love to hear updates on how it is going for everyone and any more tips from mamas who have had success in previous pregnancies!
post #22 of 33
wow I just went from 0 to 60 on the pain scale. I feel like my nipples are being skinned alive.
post #23 of 33
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MuslimMama, I've heard you are not suppose to drink MM tea when pregnant. :
post #24 of 33
I'm not nursing (haven't in 2 years) but I still have milk LOL My boobs have gone up a cup size already.
post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by scheelimama View Post
MuslimMama, I've heard you are not suppose to drink MM tea when pregnant. :
hmmm... thanks!!
Seems from reading around that I should not be taking fenergreek either. I have an appointment with a midwife/ lac consultant next week so I will double check with her before continuing. Thanks!!
post #26 of 33
I nursed through pregnancy 2 and my milk went pretty dry by 17 weeks when I stopped pumping (getting less than 1 oz per pump session). I didn't pump after that, but my DD kept on nursing through the pregnancy and tandem nursed for something like 18 months. I really hated nursing first tri though, and I'm working on weaning my almost-3 year old currently. I was already weaning before I got my BFP because I like them weaned around 3 yo. We're down to once a day and we'll start cutting the last nursing soon.

I'm not sure about the herbs in MM tea, but I've heard about a supplement you can take while you're pregnant that helps with milk supply. I didn't take it with pregnancy2 but I wish I had since DD1 was only 13 months when I got pregnant.
post #27 of 33
I'm still nursing my 19 month old and I hope she'll continue through this pregnancy. She shows no signs of slowing down at this point!

I think my only concern, if it could be considered a concern, is the night nursing. I just can't imagine nursing her and a newborn at night. Anyone have any good tips or insight into that?
post #28 of 33
Well, my DD1 basically night weaned during my pregnancy. I just couldn't provide access to her anymore, and she just nighweaned pretty easily. Since I didn't have a bun in the oven to convince DD2 to nightwean, I had to do it differently. I used Jay Gordon's technique and it worked beautifully. I blogged about my experiences here. I also have the link to Jay Gordon's nightweaning info in the first post (scroll all the way down).

As far as tandem nursing to sleep, the way that worked best for me was to put the kiddos on pillows so they could both access my breasts at the same time. I was lying on my back and I used my arms to position them correctly. I didn't need any help from DH in getting them positioned. They would both nurse to sleep that way, and we did it like that for about a year or so.
post #29 of 33
You definately shouldn't be drinking MM tea or taking fenugreek.

I'm bummed b/c I think my supply has really dropped. I've never had this happen before. now I don't know what to do and I feel guilty. My baby is only 10 months old. I really don't want to start her on a bottle. I gave her some whole milk tonight and she inhaled it. This is definately a first for me.
post #30 of 33
L is still nursing at 25 months. She was pretty much down to 3 times a day, which I've been encouraging gently since latching her on is quite uncomfortable! It's not as bad once she's latched on well, but if she slips back a bit, ouch! I've been reminding her to use a big mouth and let me help, as she was quite happily latching herself but now I'm too sore to let her do it.
post #31 of 33
I'm still nursing my 17 month old, and so sad my milk is dropping I've always had low supply. Now my poor guy is non stop trying to get anything he can, and it HURTS!! poor both of us!
post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by ekblad9 View Post
You definately shouldn't be drinking MM tea or taking fenugreek.

I'm bummed b/c I think my supply has really dropped. I've never had this happen before. now I don't know what to do and I feel guilty. My baby is only 10 months old. I really don't want to start her on a bottle. I gave her some whole milk tonight and she inhaled it. This is definately a first for me.
This was my experience to a T with my second pregnancy. She was not eating many solids, so we supplemented with 1/2 goats milk, 1/2 formula. She had formula until around 18 months because she just would not hardly eat solids. I would be hesitant to start cow's milk yet. Maybe goat's milk if she's eating a pretty decent amount of solids.
post #33 of 33
I've been looking into this. I'm worried that my supply is getting lower, since my daughter takes longer at the breast.

Here's what I found regarding increasing breastmilk in general and increasing breastmilk during pregnancy.
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