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post #21 of 46
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Wow, Megamum, I know about the lopsidedness -- I had that too! I also made an effort to nurse more on the other side, and I think they have finally evened back out, though the dominating side is still slightly dominating. I can't tell how my supply is doing -- I hear swallowing, but probably less of it than before. I also have noticed he's eating a lot more solids, so supply must be dwindling. Interesting that supply could already be turning to colostrum! Amazing how our bodies work, isn't it.

Last night we had hourly wake-ups from 2 am. I am just worried about nightweaning because I think he'll wake up anyway, and at least with nursing, I don't have to wake up much myself. At the same time, though, it's getting exhausting. I think we'll try in the second trimester.
post #22 of 46
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Originally Posted by tribord View Post

Now that I'm pregnant and nearing the end of the first trimester, I'm wondering if it would be OK to start nursing her more again? Specifically, I would love to bring back the post-nap nursing where I lay down on my bed for 15 or 20 minutes in the afternoon and nurse her! I just don't want to do anything to jeopardize this pregnancy.

It is perfectly ok and safe to nurse your child through your pregnancy as long as you are having a typical, normal, low-risk pregnancy. Many mothers find that nursing a toddler through pregnancy, although challenging at times, can also make their lives easier by increasing their bond, cutting back on tantrums, and just allowing mothering through breastfeeding which is often much easier than mothering without breastfeeding!! Enjoy it, and the quiet time with your LO!
post #23 of 46
Yeah, I had my first OB appointment today and he asked if I was still nursing. When I said I was, he just kind of nodded-- he did mention that my milk may start to dry up (which I know, of course, haha). But he didn't advise stopping or anything.
post #24 of 46
I'm also nursing two... my 3 year old nurses a couple of times a day and my 12 month old nurses many times a day

No weaning in sight for either of them, I fully expect to be nursing three come September

So far I don't have very much pain, but I remember that in the second and third trimesters last time it was unbearable at times. I'm taking it day by day.
post #25 of 46
I'm actaully still nursing my nursling 2 times a day. We started cutting back on Sunday, because of how painful it's gotten and how many times a day he was nursing. Now for the last 5 days he's only been nursing before his nap and then again at bedtime. I'm not going to try and cut those out right now.
post #26 of 46

Anyone else's milk all gone?

it has been more than a weeks since I heard DD swallow. Makes me sad. How long until the colostrum comes in? I will be 12 weeks on Thursday.
post #27 of 46
My breasts are really sore. I think it is equivalent to when I got pregnant with DD. They are tender and it hurts to nurse and my nipples are so sore that it reminds me of when DD was first born. BURN....

Ouch. I do hope this will pass.
post #28 of 46
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Having a bit of nipple soreness, really more like the first couple weeks of nursing, than the breast soreness of my last pregnancy.
Me, too. It hurts right when she latches on, but not after, which is just how early nursing was for me the first time around. So far it has been tolerable, but it seems to be getting more and more painful, which has me worried.

DD is 2.5 but shows no signs of stopping any time soon. I nurse her to sleep at night and then she nurses for a few night wakings. I work out of the home full-time, so if I night wean her, it'll mean pretty much weaning her completely, which I would rather not do.

The other night we were nursing and talking and she said her usual comment while switching sides, "Thank you for the milk, bobos. I love those bobos." And I said, "you know, someday sweetie you won't do bobos anymore." And she immediately said, incredulously, "Why?" I didn't really have an answer for her!
post #29 of 46
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Originally Posted by Thalia View Post

The other night we were nursing and talking and she said her usual comment while switching sides, "Thank you for the milk, bobos. I love those bobos." And I said, "you know, someday sweetie you won't do bobos anymore." And she immediately said, incredulously, "Why?" I didn't really have an answer for her!
aw, that's so sweet!

We've found a bit of a solution to a problem we've been having... it hurts a bit when DS latches on, but not after that, so it's going ok. What's NOT going ok is that he plays with the other breast. And we're talking twisting, pinching, scratching... it HURTS and drives me batty! (we've been dealing with this over a year, tried everything with no luck).

Well, the other night, he brings his baby with him and i asked if his baby needed na-nas too? He smiled and said "Con dis side, baby other side" So i had DS on one side and held the doll to the other. When his hand started wandering i said "hey mister- baby's having na-nas on that side!" and he immediately took his hand away. it kept reaching over but a gentle reminder that "this is baby's side" and he'd take his hand back!

This. is. AWESOME!

So in the past 2 days I've nursed his baby doll, a teddy bear, Tigger and a turtle... and my nipples are thanking me!
post #30 of 46
I've added back my third daily nursing (the one after DD's nap). So nice to lay in bed in the afternoon for a bit, despite the sore nipples.
post #31 of 46
So, I used some lanolin today and it actually seemed to help quite a bit. Still sore, but the nipple pain seemed to go away quicker when she started to nurse.
post #32 of 46
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So in the past 2 days I've nursed his baby doll, a teddy bear, Tigger and a turtle... and my nipples are thanking me!
ROTFL, that's hysterical (and awesome if it works... mine loves to pinch the other nipple, but she's not old enough to "get" something like you're doing... thankfully putting my hand over my boob deflects her-- so that she can start trying to put her fingers in my mouth and pull on my nose, hahaha).
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by Kelly1101 View Post
ROTFL, that's hysterical (and awesome if it works... mine loves to pinch the other nipple, but she's not old enough to "get" something like you're doing... thankfully putting my hand over my boob deflects her-- so that she can start trying to put her fingers in my mouth and pull on my nose, hahaha).
yah, i think it's working for us now because he is old enough to "get" it. Sadly the hand covering doesn't work for us... he literally pushes, fights and squeezes his hand under mine to move it... it gets pretty physical (I'm astounded by his strength!) but yah, this is working right now, so I'll take it
post #34 of 46
Thread Starter 

nightweaning!

Hi everyone!

Last night was night 2 of nightweaning for my 26 month old. What a difference from the last time we tried (at around 18-20 months)! It really makes me think we were right to wait. He cried (of course) but it was not hysterical like it was last time (I would liken it to a monster the last time), and he settled after 15-30 minutes each time on the first night (compare to 2-3 hours the last time we tried). Last night, night 2, he was even quicker to settle down, sometimes within just minutes. I'm only asking him to hold out until 5.30 am for now, and then that gives us another 1-2 hours of sleep before we wake up. I hope things continue to get easier & that he learns he doesn't need nursing to go back to sleep.
post #35 of 46
porcelina- gives me hope for nightweaning DD. Although, it will be maybe when she is 23 or 24 months (midwife says nightwean 2-3 months before new babe comes if you are going to).

I think I have colostrum. DD had a tiny bit of milk on the side of her mouth and it was super sticky. This is better than nothing which is what we were dealing with for a few months!!!
post #36 of 46
I think I still have milk. Sometimes if she pulls off suddenly, I can see milk in her mouth. I wonder if her being so young has anything to do with it. Or maybe I'm just lucky.

I'm just praying it holds on until she's at least a year, which is about 6 more weeks.
post #37 of 46
Thread Starter 
Does it vary from person to person when it switches from milk to colostrum? I have no idea what I have...DS just seems content to nurse, and I never know what is coming out. At least it's not hurting anymore (most of the time)! For a while there, it was like needles being poked into the boob. Ouch!
post #38 of 46
It varies for everyone, and even from pregnancy to pregnancy.

Kelly-I still have a decent amount of milk, too, which suprises me since dd is hardly nursing now, by her choice. I also suspect it's because she's younger.

But, I think we're weaning. All the way. She doesn't want it when I offer, or only for a minute or two, and it's just frustrating for both of us. She wants to be "big" like the others, and demands to stand in a chair and eat when they do. She insists on having a cup like theirs (though, thankfully, she'll at least tolerate a lid). Sometimes she gets desperate and just *has* to nurse, but mostly she just doesn't care. She's never been a comfort nurser, so now that her belly is full of solids, she just doesn't want to.

Wow. I never thought I'd be encouraging a 12mo to wean.

Weird.
post #39 of 46
Supposedly I was like that, too, just lost interest in nursing fairly early, even though my siblings nursed for longer. Reckon all kids are different.
post #40 of 46
I wonder if my milk is already changing...DD is starting to nurse like a newborn haha. And she has gained 2lbs since I got pregnant.

I notice tenderness in the morning after a stretch of sleeping without nursing (DD tends to sleep through most the night but does need to nurse to sleep).

I hope I can just carry on nursing on demand.
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