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Poll Results: Pregnancy & CLW

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 5% (8)
    Nursling(s) under 12 months when I got pg, dried up
  • 1% (2)
    Nursling(s) under 12 months when I got Nursling(s) under 12 months when I got pg, didn't dry up
  • 13% (21)
    Nursling(s) 12-18 months when I got pg, dried up
  • 2% (4)
    Nursling(s) 12-18 months when I got pg, didn't dry up
  • 12% (19)
    Nursling(s) 18-24 months when I got pg, dried up
  • 2% (4)
    Nursling(s) 18-24 months when I got pg, didn't dry up
  • 15% (24)
    Nursling(s) 2-3 years when I got pg, dried up
  • 1% (2)
    Nursling(s) 2-3 years when I got pg, didn't dry up
  • 3% (5)
    Nursling(s) 3 years+ I got pg, dried up
  • 1% (3)
    Nursling(s) 3 years+ I got pg, didn't dry up
  • 6% (11)
    Reduced nursing due to pain, fatigue, etc., dried up
  • 1% (3)
    Reduced nursing due to pain, fatigue, etc., didn't dry up
  • 22% (35)
    Nursed just as frequently, dried up
  • 1% (3)
    Nursed just as frequently, didn't dry up
  • 8% (14)
    Nursling weaned during pg
158 Total Votes  
post #21 of 31
I got pregnant when DS #1 was 23 months. At that point, he was nightweaned and nursing about 4 times a day. He cut back to 1x over the course of the pregnancy and there were 2 scattered months where he didn't nurse at all (a 6 months and 9 months). I would say that my milk definitely decreased and changed (to a sweaty kind of taste, ick). Once DS #2 was born, DS #1 helped me out enormously by nursing whenever I was feeling uncomfortably full. Now he's back to nursing at bedtime only.
post #22 of 31
My oldest still nursed during my pregnancy with his brother, even though I dried up around 16 weeks. Dry nursing hurt during that time, so I was glad when around 22 weeks colostrum came in. This time around, I am nursing #2--still have milk at 12 1/2 weeks preggo.
post #23 of 31
Nursling(s) 18-24 months when I got pg, dried up

This is what I chose, because it was the closest to actuality for me. What has really happened each time I've become pregnant while nursing (except with my first, a terrible, shortened nursing relationship) is that I begin ovulating around 12-14 months pp, usually become pregnant right away, continuing nursing into my second trimester and end up losing my milk during my 2nd tri, when my current nursling is between 18-24 months.
post #24 of 31
My older child was 18 months old when I got pregnant. At the time, she was nursing three or four times in 24 hours -- once at bedtime, once in the middle of the night, once at naptime, and sometimes one other time.

My milk supply dropped early on, around 9 weeks. She got really clingy and wanted to nurse all the time, so I let her. My milk supply rebounded, and her nursing went back to normal.

Later on, around 14-15 weeks into the pregnancy, I lost my milk entirely, nursing was agonizingly painful for me, and we wound up weaning (it wasn't entirely her decision, though she was totally fine with it -- she'd clearly been finding the lack of milk frustrating). By the time her brother was born, she no longer remembered how to nurse, though I let her "nurse" when she asked -- it was kind of a game for her. She continued to ask occasionally until sometime during the year she was four.

Her brother is still nursing five or six times a week now, at 3.
post #25 of 31
My DD was 12 months exactly when I got pregnant. Tested positive at 6 weeks, had a significant milk drop by 8 weeks. She continued to nurse the whole way through, and we tandem nursed with DS for almost 2 more years. I did have to start giving her milk/yogurt smoothies for extra calories, though.
post #26 of 31
I got a positive for DD 2 days before DS turned one. I'd say my milk was completely gone by 15 weeks and then I had really small amounts of colostrum through-out the rest of my pregnancy. By age one he already ate full meals and snacks so getting enough calories wasn't an issue. He continued to nurse as normal, thought I did night-wean him by the time he was 14 months or so. By 20 months when she was born he probably nursed 4 or 5 times a day. He's still nursing at two and a half
post #27 of 31
My DS was around 12 months when I got pregnant with DD. (I didn't find out I was pregnant until almost 10 wks) He nursed VERY frequently and my supply still dried up, I was in my second trimester when that happened.

He still dry nursed which was very uncomfortable but he really still needed to nurse to I let him. Toward the end of pregnancy he did slow down considerably and weaned 5 wks after she was born.
post #28 of 31
i had a tricky thing happen. my milk didn't dry up all the way, but did diminish, and ds1 weaned anyway! i was devastated. he was about 22 months when he weaned. i was 8/9 months pregnant. oh well! i had planned on tandem nursing, and even offered ds1 the boob after ds2 was born, and he looked at me like i was insane.
post #29 of 31
I got pregnant when DS was 17 months old. I was pumping once a day to have some on hand so he could at least still have BM because I was pretty sure my OB was going to recommend weaning (I had PTL with him). I noticed that my pumping output went down pretty early on, and my supply wasn't fantastic to start with. Then I ended up stopping pumping because I was falling asleep in the evenings before I got to it. So I'm not sure exactly when I dried up, but over the next few months, DS was nursing less and less. I don't know if he was naturally weaning anyway, or if I dried up completely, or if the decrease was enough to make him lose interest, which then caused the drying up. By 22 months, he wasn't asking to nurse, and when I did offer, he'd latch on for a few seconds and then give up. We also had a few days here and there where I forgot to offer and he didn't seem to notice. So at that point, I felt like he was done and I didn't want to push him. I did have enough EBM stored up that he was able to have that until he was over 2, though.
post #30 of 31
by the end of my first trimester (ds1's first b'day), i had way less milk and that was purely hormonal. i had been nursing when together and pumping while at work, and was getting only an ounce or less per breast compared to 3-4 ounces per breast before i conceived. once i realized that i couldn't maintain my supply, i quit pumping, and we continued to nurse just as frequently, but the duration of nursing sessions became very brief for my sanity (like 1 minute per breast). sometimes it was longer, if it wasn't bothering me, but often we would just nurse quickly and move on.

i kept a little bit of milk (think drops, not ounces) throughout my second trimester. at some point around 30-32 weeks, i lost my milk completely for at most 7 days, and then got colostrum.
post #31 of 31
My son is 5.5 years. Before i became pg, I could squeeze out a drop, I was pg for about 8 weeks and no milk would come out at all. He still asks to nurse but gets nothing and I can't squeeze anything out.
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