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post #41 of 50

Hello

Somehow I got my BFP nursing my 33 month old who likes to nurse around the clock 30+ min each session during the day! So happy to be here. Hope to tandem.

post #42 of 50

I'm tandem nursing DD1 (almost 2 1/2) and DD2 (12 months), and just found out I am pregnant again.  I wouldn't mind if DD1 stopped before the new baby arrives, but I doubt that she will.  Nursing is very, very important to her. Between the newly pregnant sensitivity and her having a cold (her latch must change a bit), it's been a bit uncomfortable, but the cold is on it's way out, so we should be okay again in a few days. I have been completely fine with DD2, but she has always had a more gentle latch/suck.  Hopefully, I'll get to stick around with this group; 2 miscarriages and an ectopic (all before my girls) have made me wary of the first few weeks, but I wanted to chime in to encourage those who are nursing and are or are considering tandem nursing.  I'm really glad I stuck with it, and I agree that cutting out the most painful/difficult sessions and using some sort of distraction for the rest is crucial to maintaining the relationship as a whole.

post #43 of 50

Unexpectedly pregnant here, and still nursing a young booby-centric 8 month old.  I have always nursed to 2 or more years, so not planning to give it up.  Doubling up on vitamins and only eating nutrient dense foods. Giving 8 month old brown rice and beans or peas at each meal so he is sure to get enough protein.

post #44 of 50

Still bf'ing my 3yo, and hoping to tandem (assuming he doesn't  wean during pregnancy). Getting ready to order Adventures in Tandem Nursing now!

post #45 of 50

Still BFing my 13 mo, and hoping to make it to 24 months, which would now put me in the tandem arena, which I'm sort of excited about. 

post #46 of 50

Also BFing here too. My DD is 17 months, and thank DOG she has finally night-weaned, interestingly she started STTN about 2 weeks ago, so I imagine icky milk miht be to blame. She is barely nursing enough o trigger let down during the day, but I am hoping to keep her interested and tandem nurse.

post #47 of 50

Night weaning!  Lucky you!  My 19mo's nursing has not been effected by pregnancy at all.  She's still nursing ever 2-3 hours around the clock..  Luckily I have to get up to pee every 3 hours anyway, so it doesn't really effect my sleep pattern.  :)
 

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Originally Posted by MsVyky View Post

Also BFing here too. My DD is 17 months, and thank DOG she has finally night-weaned, interestingly she started STTN about 2 weeks ago, so I imagine icky milk miht be to blame. She is barely nursing enough o trigger let down during the day, but I am hoping to keep her interested and tandem nurse.



 

post #48 of 50

I think my low supply is causing ds to want to stay latched on aaaalll night long! Usually he'd wake, drink his fill in a couple minutes, then let go fully satisfied. Lately he's just not getting satisfied, so he's not letting go. After a while I just can't sleep through it and just need him off. Last night I kept trying to sneak him off but he started fussing so I just said "just a little bit more, then all done", waited 10-20 seconds and told him all done. Ooohhh he was PISSED! He didn't cry that long, maybe 5 minutes? Very nearly gave in and let him have more but stopped because I don't want to set that precedent. Done, means DONE! And crying a lot doesn't mean I'll change my mind. I want to start real night weaning in the next couple months so setting limits in the night is good practice to get him used to the idea. Finally after I pulled him onto my chest he fell right asleep. Very sweet snuggles there. Course, after that and getting up to pee, I had trouble falling back asleep and he woke again before I even got back to sleep. I did let him nurse again because he had fallen all the way asleep. After a minute or two I told him just a little more, then waited 10-20 seconds and said all done and he didn't even complain! So I think thats a good sign. 

post #49 of 50

I have been nursing since June 2005, when my oldest was born. I nursed through my middle child's pregnancy, and tandemed for six months. Then I nursed through my last pregnancy, but dd2 had slowed herself down to nursing every few days by the end. I think I nursed her for a bit after dd3 was born, but not long. Dd3 will only be 20 months when this baby is born, so we will definitely be tandem nursing again, hopefully for about a year.

post #50 of 50

DS is only 13 months, so I'll most likely be tandem nursing. I'm a little nervous about nursing all the way through the pregnancy, because my last pregnancy, nursing got incredibly irritating and I was more than glad when my DD weaned at 26 wks (she was 2.5 yo). Not too happy about the idea of a not-yet-two year old weaning, though, so hoping to power through it this time!

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