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post #81 of 88
We're still nursing, maybe 2-3x a day. There is some discomfort when he latches on, but then it seems to ease up a bit once he gets going. He did recently go a full 24 hours in between nursing though, and a couple mornings last week he skipped his morning nursing session. I feel like he will wean before the new baby arrives.

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I don't really want to tandem nurse, but I do want to let my baby be a baby as long as possible
this exactly. ds is 26 months, and I feel like we've made a good run of it.
post #82 of 88
I feel for all of you experiencing discomfort! I hope you find a way to balance the need of your nurslings and your own comfort!

This is my second time nursing through a pregnancy, and this time I night weaned about a month ago, when I felt that I really needed more uninterupted sleep (I wasn't able to go back to sleep easily after nursing, something that was easy when not pregnant). She dealt with the change without sadness (thankfully!) and is ok cuddling at night instead. Wow, that really made a difference for me, and made dealing with her day nursing so much easier. She is 2,5 years old now, but an eager nursling so I don't think she'll wean before birth. If she does I don't mind, but I would be glad to nurse her through our cold winterr

Take care of yourselves, mamas - nursing is rewarding but can also be draining if we don't fill up ourselves with joy and nutrition. Hey - it sure is time for some yoga and a cup of tea!
post #83 of 88
i nursed from start to finish last pregnancy and it was fine. muffin(3) decided to stop during this one. i did not let nate nurse so often since my nips were soooo painful. nate and I talk about lots of milk when baby comes and he knows he can have some too
post #84 of 88
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Originally Posted by Pavlovs View Post

I could have written your post word for word.
It's a real jumble of emotions, isn't it?!!

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We're still nursing, maybe 2-3x a day. There is some discomfort when he latches on, but then it seems to ease up a bit once he gets going. He did recently go a full 24 hours in between nursing though, and a couple mornings last week he skipped his morning nursing session. I feel like he will wean before the new baby arrives.



this exactly. ds is 26 months, and I feel like we've made a good run of it.
You have!! I nursed ds that long; weaning happened pretty gently (he initiated) and it was when I wasn't pg, so I would have gone longer, if needed.

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This is my second time nursing through a pregnancy, and this time I night weaned about a month ago, when I felt that I really needed more uninterupted sleep (I wasn't able to go back to sleep easily after nursing, something that was easy when not pregnant). She dealt with the change without sadness (thankfully!) and is ok cuddling at night instead. Wow, that really made a difference for me, and made dealing with her day nursing so much easier. She is 2,5 years old now, but an eager nursling so I don't think she'll wean before birth. If she does I don't mind, but I would be glad to nurse her through our cold winterr
I am glad to hear that someone else has the sleep interruption issues!! Argh! My dd is NOT taking to the cuddling very well (she's a little young for nightweaning, IMHO) but we're getting there and she's learning how to go back to sleep without nursing. I waver between guilt and knowing that 'it all comes out in the wash.' Lots of kids have learned how to sleep through the night pretty well by now... just not mine!!

And then I have to remember that nightweaning *might* help the nightwaking but the two aren't necessarily related. But I figure if we can change the association from 'I have to nurse back to sleep' to 'back rub & paci' we'll both do better come this spring- and now!!

I feel guilty when I set limits (which *I* need for my sanity) and then mad if I don't make my needs known... Hahaha- is motherhood anything but guilt?!!
post #85 of 88

My lo is 26 mo and he has really cut back on the amount of nursing, he does nurse once a  night and will ask for water after he nurses. I've tried to manual express and nothing comes out. I'm wondering if it's dried up all ready. The last pregnancy i nursed through...I could express some droplets...but this time i'm getting nothing.

post #86 of 88

My 2 year old is still nursing. I recently nightweaned her as she had increased her night nursing and it was incredibly painful. She nurses several times throughout the day, and it's painful, but I go with it. I don't think she'll wean any time soon.

post #87 of 88

Just weaned DS about 2 weeks ago. Nursing was painful and I was really just done. My milk dried up completely though, so that made the transition easier. He still wanted to nurse, but gave it up easily too. He's 22 months. I thought I'd be sad about it, but I'm really doing okay. I didn't want to tandem, so I'm glad I have a break between this kid and the new baby smile.gif Oh and I'm 15 1/2 weeks.

post #88 of 88
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 DS is done. Has been for over a month now. It was easier on him and on me than I thought it would be. Perhaps because he is STTN for the first time in his 2.5 years. Ahhh. (Now, if only I could, but I'm plagued with insomnia again for this preg). Funny dream last night... I dreamt that DS latched on, but all he got were the sputtery drops like you get at the bottom of a glass when you drink though a straw. It even made that slurp sound!

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