Hi Katie and all other pregnant nursing mommas! I'm due August 1st, too . My nursling is 2.5 years old. I plan on letting him nurse as long as I don't get way uncomfortable.
Originally Posted by CrunchyKatie
I've read/heard that there is typically a milk supply decrease in the 4th or 5th month or a transition to colostrum and many babes decide to wean at that point. Is there and validity to this?
This was totally true for me, although I don't think it transitioned into colostrum. I think I just dried up. DS1 was still nursing when I got pregnant with DS2 (he was almost 3 yo at the time). He stopped on his own about 4 months in to that pregnancy which was good because I was done (it was starting to hurt more and more and I was getting so touched out). I was starting to limit it so I didn't have to grin and bear it so much, but he definitely quit cold turkey on his own. The day I got home with baby brother, though - bam - renewed interest. I decided to limit it from the get-go, so I tandemed, but told him he could only nurse when we woke up for the day, in another room (didn't want him to associate our bedroom with nursing because I was afraid he would keep waking me up on top of my newborn waking me up to nurse). The first evening was awful. He saw baby brother nursing and wanted to. I repeated that nursing was only when we woke up and it had to be in W's room (where the rocker/glider is). He wailed at least 4 times "but what about meeeee". I felt terrible - like the worse mother ever - but knew my limits so we stuck to that. So we tandemed every morning for a little over a year when he proclaimed one morning when he was about 4.5 yo that he was done nursing. Sure enough, he never went back. I think the tandeming really helped make it easier for him to transition into being a big brother, even with the limits.
I'm not much help for the diet question. I am a crappy eater, trying to reform myself. Prior to getting pregnant, I lost 25 lbs, so I am starting to make better choices. I just hate fruits and vegetables - always have to force them down. The diet I did forced me to change to very clean eating for almost 2 months, and I was so excited that maybe I would get used to eating healthy, so I went in very happy and with a very open mind, but nope, still have to force fruits and veggies down even after eating so well. Anyway, that is the end of my rant about food . I am trying to up my protien, cut out crappy carbs as much as possible, and am really trying to remember fruits and veggies. I ate a banana last night (sadly, that is a good day for me). I'm shelling out big bucks for a whole food based prenatal because, in my backwards mind, that will hopefully help a little bit with nutrients.