DD is 13 months and I am 5 weeks pregnant. My nipples were in a lot of pain but I have been paying a lot of attention to her latch and learned the nipple flick trick. I feel a lot better. She was practically EBF until a few months ago. In preparation for the worst I have been diligent about offering solids and she has an appetite but she is not to the point where she could be sustained by solid foods alone. I know what to expect (creepy crawlies, milk turning to colostrum, etc.) but I DO NOT want to wean! I want to avoid these things or learn how to deal with them. We are extremely attached and live pretty isolated lives. I am very preoccupied about this and besides a healthy new baby and a healthy delivery I really, really desire to nurse throughout this pregnancy and tandem nurse. For myself in this present situation, I find it very discouraging to read that many women seem happy for their children to self-wean during pregnancy and I am not one of them. I would really appreciate any success stories and what I can do to avoid these pitfalls.
Thank you so much.