I was reading Mothering Your Nursing Toddler in which a study is quoted that "only six percent of the mothers who had tandem nursed reported to Newton and Theotokatos that they would not nurse two again should the occasion arise". I was wondering if those of you who have tandem nursed would agree that this a realistic statistic? I have read so many posts on MDC from tandem mamas who have battled with what seems to be a pretty common feeling of aversion to nursing their older child, despite their dedication to tandem nursing and often to child-led weaning. For some posters, they stated that they wished they had weaned during pregnancy because weaning is now much harder than it would have been. I'm struggling with my decision to wean or not during my current pregnancy and I have a gut feeling that I may be one to experience those feelings of aversion and I feel it would be so much gentler to wean now while I have no milk and my daughter's (26 mo) interest is greatly reduced. I can only imagine the anguish of weaning her later when I have plenty of milk and she is seeing the new babe nurse so often.
Your thoughts are greatly appreciated! TIA