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post #21 of 28

My 2 1/2 year old is hit or miss now on nursing.  She was only nursing at night to sleep for the past 6 months or so but now she's starting to skip nights nursing.  Last night she snuggled with me and fell asleep and didn't even ask.  She did the same thing 2 nights ago.

post #22 of 28

Still going strong here with my 10.5 mo. old.  He nurses about 6+ times a day.  I am planning on tandem nursing as soon as LO #2 arrives and it looks good so far.  I'm not sure how my supply is, but DS has really increased his solid intake over the last 2 months so I assume it's gone down.  DS doesn't seem to mind except for first thing in the morning.  It's still pretty painful but I'm cringing less each time.     

post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by cparkly View Post

DS is still finding comfort form nursing but he is not finding any milk. It seemed to disappear about 2 weeks ago (while he had the flu, of all times). We were both very disappointed. He only asks now 2 or 3 times a day.


DS came down with a cold and was so congested he couldn't nurse. The constant latch and unlatch left me in agonizing pain. I was already night weaning him so we could move him to his own bed, but the cold ended up meaning day weaning too. I'm really sad about it and it's been pretty rough for him. I keep telling him, it's not his fault, mommy's sore and snuggle him. He still paws at me every now and again, but without nursing while he had the cold, I pretty much dried up. :o( He'll be 20 months this week.  Right now I'm thinking about letting him "unwean" if he shows interest after the baby arrives.

 

post #24 of 28

Ds is still nursing 2-3 times a day. Usually just to go to sleep, but sometimes he just climbs in my lap and asks for "monkey" (i.e. milky, lol). My nipples are so sore that my shirt brushing them is excruciating, so you can imagine the pain at latching. I really don't want to wean, unless he wants to, so we're keeping on! :)

post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by LadyJennifer View Post

Ds is still nursing 2-3 times a day. Usually just to go to sleep, but sometimes he just climbs in my lap and asks for "monkey" (i.e. milky, lol). My nipples are so sore that my shirt brushing them is excruciating, so you can imagine the pain at latching. I really don't want to wean, unless he wants to, so we're keeping on! :)

Keep it up! I still would be if it hadn't been for that darned cold. <sniffle>
 

 

post #26 of 28

I'm still nursing my DD who is 22 mos. I'm in so much pain though. I have night weaned her and we are down to 5-6x a day but its still too much. I'm trying to gently wean her but I have no idea how I can get it down from 5-6x a day. She is very determined and knows what she wants. I feel horrible. Tonight I started nursing her before bed and I couldn't do it for more than 4 minutes. I had to unlatch her and she started crying, and I started crying. I had to have my husband switch with me since I knew I was a mess. I feel like such a failure. I would nurse her more if I could but I just can't and I find I'm getting angry which isn't healthy at all. I don't know what to do anymore. I should be happy because until a month ago I was nursing at least 12x a day and before that we were around 20+ a day. I just don't know why I can't handle it anymore. Sorry for ranting, this just happened and I'm feeling pretty low.

post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by Lotus_J View Post

I'm still nursing my DD who is 22 mos. I'm in so much pain though. I have night weaned her and we are down to 5-6x a day but its still too much. I'm trying to gently wean her but I have no idea how I can get it down from 5-6x a day. She is very determined and knows what she wants. I feel horrible. Tonight I started nursing her before bed and I couldn't do it for more than 4 minutes. I had to unlatch her and she started crying, and I started crying. I had to have my husband switch with me since I knew I was a mess. I feel like such a failure. I would nurse her more if I could but I just can't and I find I'm getting angry which isn't healthy at all. I don't know what to do anymore. I should be happy because until a month ago I was nursing at least 12x a day and before that we were around 20+ a day. I just don't know why I can't handle it anymore. Sorry for ranting, this just happened and I'm feeling pretty low.

 

I know this feeling, and just wanted to send you understanding and comfort, nursing mama! Though both my kids are weaned now, I tandemmed through the second pregnancy and for many months afterwards, and it was such a seesaw of emotions for me. The feeling of "being a failure" when you can't meet your older child's needs through breastfeeding is really familiar to me. It felt like I should be able to just grit my teeth through the pain-- though really it was less pain than a weird kind of panicky claustrophobia when nursing that would drive me insane-- and give her what she needed because I'm the grownup, darn it!  But looking back, I wish I had seen how it impacted our relationship for me to nurse in discomfort and (often) resentment. I'm glad I kept nursing, as I think it eased her acceptance of her brother when he came, but it would have been good had I been able to balance our needs a little earlier, and set limits that would have mitigated my discomfort. Eventually we did start to limit it with "only in the special chair" and "do you want ABCs song nursies or count-to-20 nursies?" which helped a lot... She self-weaned happily at about three and a half, and by that time we had developed so many other ways of being close, it was totally okay. Rocky road getting there, though.

 

The book 'Adventures in Tandem Nursing' was really really helpful too, in case you hadn't seen it. Very supportive with lots of good suggestions for dealing with all kinds of issues.

 

Hope things are looking up for you today. Sometimes it's just so hard being the center of a toddler's world and pregnant at the same time. 

 

 
 

 

post #28 of 28
Well I have a little thrush on one nipple now. What the heck? I take tons of probiotics every day and haven't had a lot of sugar, carbs, or fruit lately. Aaahhhgg!
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