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post #41 of 66

it hurts when DD2 latches on. but it only lasts a little bit. i know she is getting molars in right now but i really wish she didnt want to nurse at night.

post #42 of 66
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Originally Posted by LionessMom View Post

it hurts when DD2 latches on. but it only lasts a little bit. i know she is getting molars in right now but i really wish she didnt want to nurse at night.



Yes, me too. It would be great if my LO would night wean (and sleep through the night!).

post #43 of 66

i gave her some ibuprofen tonight. hoping i get a good nights sleep. that stuff usually lasts a good 6 hours. what i really hate is when she is falling asleep she sometimes pinches the nipple between her teeth. i have cussed. loudly enough to wake her. it hurt. 

post #44 of 66

hi mamas, ds is away for five days b/c i am on bed rest recovering from hg. will i stll have milk when he comes back? we've never had this long of a break before and i don't really want him to wean.

post #45 of 66

Sorry to hear about that!  I don't think you have to worry... I've read lots of reports of women actually weaning their child and then still finding they are producing milk much, much later (albeit in low supply).  I wouldn't worry about it... though it certainly must be hard on you all!  If I was in that situation, I may even just hand express into a towel to make sure there's still some stimulation and your body knows not to let up at all.  (I'm not sure what hg is, but I'm thinking that you can still do that while on bed rest.)  Take care!

post #46 of 66

I'm noat sure if this was addressed already somewhere, but, I'm wondering if anyone has suspected that their milk has changed in its taste and their child is reacting to it?  Lately, my DS is still really interested in nursing, but it seems like he is wanting less milk as the days go by and more just the comfort aspect.  I haven't noticed a drop in supply since becoming pregnant, i.e. I can hand express easily and it seems like a lot (well, as much as it has been during the last few months-- before pregnancy, I couldn't remember the last time I had a let-down feeling and when I had the sensation of being really full-- yet, despite all of that, my DS was drinking like crazy...)


Edited by TenzinsMama - 11/11/11 at 6:13pm
post #47 of 66
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Originally Posted by TenzinsMama View Post

I'm noat sure if this was addressed already somewhere, but, I'm wondering if anyone has suspected that their milk has changed in its taste and their child is reacting to it?  Lately, my DS is still really interesting in nursing, but it seems like he is wanting less milk and more just the comfort nursing aspect.  I haven't noticed a drop in supply since becoming pregnant, i.e. I can hand express easily and it seems like a lot (well, as much as it has been during the last few months-- before pregnancy, I couldn't remember the last time I had a let-down feeling and when I had the sensation of being really full-- yet, despite all of that, my DS was drinking like crazy...)



Yes, I've noticed this too.  My little nursling has only been nursing down to sleep and through the night, lately.  She's much more interested in "real" food than milk, so I don't know if it's a supply thing, a self weaning thing, a taste thing or a little of everything.  She's 15 months old and I am just following her lead.  

post #48 of 66

thanks tenzinzmama, that's reassuring. i've been struggling with severe morning sickness--hypermesis grav., and was in the hospital, lost 12lbs, etc and ds was still getting plenty of milk at nap and bedtime! amazing. it has been hard on him especially and i'd hate to take another comfort away from him when he returns. i've been mia around here b/c of this but  now on bedrest with my kids gone i'm checking mdc like 6x a day!

post #49 of 66

sraplayas, that sounds so rough... after I posted to you I was on another thread and read your posts there and realized you had been talking about severe m/s... I hope you feel better soon!

 

post #50 of 66

Has anyone thought about the potential logistics of having two nurslings? I'm trying but it's really hard for me to imagine how I'll nurse my daughter who will be 2 1/2 as well as a newborn. We cosleep and she nurses to sleep as well as through the night and through her nap. How will I fit a newborn in to that? Is this just something that we'll have to figure out as we go or? Am I overthinking? I'm hoping to borrow Adventures in Tandem Nursing from the La Leche League library the next time we go to a meeting. Are there other books or blogs or anything that might address this situation?  

post #51 of 66
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Originally Posted by aeiou View Post

Has anyone thought about the potential logistics of having two nurslings? I'm trying but it's really hard for me to imagine how I'll nurse my daughter who will be 2 1/2 as well as a newborn. We cosleep and she nurses to sleep as well as through the night and through her nap. How will I fit a newborn in to that? Is this just something that we'll have to figure out as we go or? Am I overthinking? I'm hoping to borrow Adventures in Tandem Nursing from the La Leche League library the next time we go to a meeting. Are there other books or blogs or anything that might address this situation?  



I'v thought of that, too.  I'm actually night weaning my nursling right now.  Hopefully, that way she will be content to sleep in her little bed or at least on DH's side of the begin a month or so.  I'm not comfortable with a newborn on one side and a toddler on the other while I am sleeping.  I tend to lean back against DH/my dog/a pillow and I'm afraid I'll lean on a baby.  I would love to hear how others are handling this, also!

post #52 of 66
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I'm in the same boat.  I was choosing to be optimistic and trust that everything would sort itself out - and I'd like to go back to that - but lately I've had another dip in supply and rather than roll with the punches my toddler is nursing constantly.  ALL NIGHT.  It's driving me insane and not making me feel positively about how adding a newborn mix will go.  I should try and night wean - but I just get fed up when I'm sleeping and give in.  Right now he's crying with DP soothing him and all three of us are miserable. 

post #53 of 66
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Originally Posted by pleasantlyfurious View Post

I'm in the same boat.  I was choosing to be optimistic and trust that everything would sort itself out - and I'd like to go back to that - but lately I've had another dip in supply and rather than roll with the punches my toddler is nursing constantly.  ALL NIGHT.  It's driving me insane and not making me feel positively about how adding a newborn mix will go.  I should try and night wean - but I just get fed up when I'm sleeping and give in.  Right now he's crying with DP soothing him and all three of us are miserable. 



I ended up night weaning DS and moving him to his own room when I was 8 weeks pregnant with DD.  He was doing the same thing, nursing all.night.long.  It was painful, made me feel nauseous, and I could not longer sleep through it.  And I was so miserable I only felt a little bad about moving him to his own room.  He was 14 months old.  After I night weaned him, he gradually dropped his daytime nursings too.  I was a little sad, but also glad to be done and ready to focus on the new baby.  Oh, and after a few days he was sleeping through the night in his crib.  OMG, it felt like the biggest luxury.  Before that he was up every 2 hours all night long to nurse in bed...well until I got pregnant and he was nursing all night.

post #54 of 66

Hi Mamas--Just wanted to report that DS came back from being away for five days and he immediately wanted to nurse. Last night I started to notice that the nursing was helping my nausea. It really helped my body relax and sleep--at least 1/2 way throught the night! It doesn't last forever, but there is definitely an effect that lasts after he nurses. Nipples are less sore so this helps and he understands "gentle". So thankful for this I just wanted to share.:)

post #55 of 66
Doula mama to my nursing toddler Noah and a little one otw in June
post #56 of 66

DD2 is still wanting to nurse all night long. my nipples dont hurt as bad anymore but it still keeps me up. i feel like i am getting no sleep. i am ready to move her into a bed with her sister. maybe i will struggle through it. i still feel bad about weaning DD1 when i got preg with DD2. it sounds like it might taper off. with her getting molars, and me being pregnant, i just need more sleep. thatnk goodness it is just me and DD2 in the afternoon. nap here i come. 

post #57 of 66

sraplayas, that is great news!  I hope things continue to go in that direction, and you feel completely better from the nausea very soon.

 

Just wanted to add a comment about possibly tandem nursing... I couldn't have imagined it, but things are so much better now that my DS nightweaned and he is STTN.  I nurse him upon waking, before am and pm naps, and bedtime (with sometimes a nurse right after he has his supper).  My ability to sleep at night because he is, has made all the difference in the world to me.  I think if DS is still interested by the time the baby is born, I may very well be able to tandem nurse.  Before the night weaning, I felt like I was going crazy, I was so exhausted and I was getting really impatient and not feeling like I could cope well with all the challenging toddler behaviours.  Plus, his challenging behaviours were exacerbated because he was sleep deprived.  Now, he's in his own crib, in his own room, and he is sleep great.  What a difference in his mood and everything else!  Before this change, we had enjoyed co-sleeping for 13 months... but we were waking up every 2 hours, sometimes every hour.  I miss aspects of co-sleeping, but, I wouldn't go back to how things were towards the end of it... it was rough!

post #58 of 66

I'm having difficulties right now with oversupply and engorgment... as symptoms of this pregnancy I think 9can't really be anything else!) and that is a bit strange and uncomfortable, but I'm super thankful to still be nursing with an abundance and with very little (often no) discomfort. WE're still nursing at night, but staying in bed and napping more to allow me enough rest.

post #59 of 66

This thread is so awesome!  I'm still nursing my 2yo and he's an AVID nurser.  I couldn't deal with night nursing at all after I was about 6 weeks along... and I struggled with this because I love nursing-- it's so important to me-- but I decided no tatas between bedtime and 5 am.  Best.Decision.Ever.  He and my husband have bonded like crazy over the new bedtime ritual and nighttime snuggles, and I'm getting some sleep.  My supply is coming back now, at 11 weeks, and he's taking advantage of that during the day.  I'm positive I'll be tandem nursing and am pretty nervous about that.  Firstborn vs newborn....please let it just work out!  Sheepish.gif

post #60 of 66

Hi mamas, I need help. I have been trying to night wean my LO (he's 20 months) he was doing okay last week, he could soothe himself back to sleep the 2nd time he woke up to nurse. So that was one less feeding per night. The last several days he wants to nurse every 40 minutes, day and night. He nurses for like two minutes pulling back on my breast the whole time.  I am sore and worn out. He is hyterical if I don't pick him right up and let him nurse on demand. I think my milk suppy is fine, anyone have any suggestions?

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