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post #41 of 58

*sigh*  I need to get me some oatmeal. And some water. And some lactation cookies. And some kinda tea :(  My DS kept asking for 'no please (the other, please) at bedtime tonight, switching from one side to the other. I could tell he wasn't getting much at all. He got frustrated and started crying. So I asked if he wanted a cup of milk. He hoped down from the rocker making excited noises and ran out to the kitchen saying, "Cup! Cup!"  I filled up a sippy with milk, we sat down in the chair, he drank half of it and fell right asleep. 

 

I'm not ready for it to be over so fast. 

post #42 of 58

hug2.gif PinkBunch. It's hard when they are still such babies themselves.

 

Yesterday was night 3 of no night nursing. DD was a  bit restless but slept from 10:30 until 6 without asking for nursies so I'm pretty thrilled by how well things are going. I did let her nurse when she woke up at 10:30 and for 5 min at 6 but 7 and a half hours without nursing is amazing for her and I feel so  much less resentful when she does need to nurse. I still have a little milk, although I'm not sure how much but I'm much more confident that if my supply does disappear completely we'll get through it without too much drama.

 

I have to admit, I thought DD would object to cutting down a lot more than she has. I hope this means that she really is ready to move on from nursing.

post #43 of 58
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Originally Posted by PinkBunch View Post

*sigh*  I need to get me some oatmeal. And some water. And some lactation cookies. And some kinda tea :(  My DS kept asking for 'no please (the other, please) at bedtime tonight, switching from one side to the other. I could tell he wasn't getting much at all. He got frustrated and started crying. So I asked if he wanted a cup of milk. He hoped down from the rocker making excited noises and ran out to the kitchen saying, "Cup! Cup!"  I filled up a sippy with milk, we sat down in the chair, he drank half of it and fell right asleep. 

 

I'm not ready for it to be over so fast. 



I know how you feel, mama.......but my DD is still refusing to drink milk even though I wish she would.  She seems to rather go hungry at this point (for her, it is boobie or nothing).  She keeps switching from side to side, asking me "try?"  and it just breaks my heart that she is hardly getting a thing.

post #44 of 58

Thanks for the empathy! I have been down this road before--with a 10 month old--so that was much worse. I am not sure why my body refused to either make milk or let down (not sure which) pretty much immediately when pg. I am not super skinny by any stretch of the imagination, and I am a champion milkmaker normally.  I could eat more and drink more for sure. But that is hard with 3 kids 5 and under in the house!!

post #45 of 58
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Originally Posted by PinkBunch View Post

Thanks for the empathy! I have been down this road before--with a 10 month old--so that was much worse. I am not sure why my body refused to either make milk or let down (not sure which) pretty much immediately when pg. I am not super skinny by any stretch of the imagination, and I am a champion milkmaker normally.  I could eat more and drink more for sure. But that is hard with 3 kids 5 and under in the house!!



Those pregnancy hormones are powerful things!  I have been doing everything "right" (and generally don't have problems at all when it comes to supply!), but sometimes everything we do is overruled by those pregnancy hormones.  

 

Within a week of my BFP, my supply tanked and it takes forever for me to let down (if I let down at all), but DD is determined to keep trying!  It breaks my heart that she is so determined, but I don't want to force her to stop either.  I am just hoping we can wean without it being a hugely negative experience.   

 

Oh, your EDD is my daughter's birthday =)  

post #46 of 58

I am currently tandem-nursing my 2-year-old and 1-year-old. My girls are only 14 months apart, so I've been tandeming for over a year now. My milk dropped at about the 4 month mark last time, but it's dropped already this time. I'm hoping my 1-year-old keeps nursing, but I don't know that I'm up to a trio. We'll see what happens smile.gif

post #47 of 58

Just FYI, fenugreek isn't considered safe during pregnancy. So most of the teas are out. Estrogen directly affects prolactin, so unfortunately there's not a lot that can be done. 

post #48 of 58
Thread Starter 

Methinks my nipples may fall off soon.

 

 

That is all.

post #49 of 58

Ugh- I'm sorry. I know the feeling. At this point, even the pump (generally more gentle than my toddler!) hurts. You get sympathy from me!

post #50 of 58

I swear, dd4 is nursing (or wanting to nurse!) more than ever these days.  And I know there's plenty of milk there (still love hearing the gulps)... so... no stopping anytime soon for her....

post #51 of 58

Hugs to all you mamas whose nipples are falling off and whose LO's are ramping up the feeding!

 

I've managed to reduce our feeding to twice a day.  Morning when she wakes up, and naptime.  I thought the nighttime feed would be the last to go but since I've been so tired and crashing so early, before her, I stumbled upon a solution that worked, surprisingly:  I just turned the light off and started falling asleep and she climbed in next to me a little while later and accepted me just talking softly to her to get her to sleep.  I was quite surprised, and its stuck, and I'm so glad because that was the most uncomfortable feed of the day.

 

I'm not sure if I should keep reducing feeds and trying to wean before our next one arrives, or to tandem.  What are others planning to do?

 

 

post #52 of 58
Thread Starter 

I've started feeling the rage that so many of you and others have described.  I did find a solution.. I can only nurse DD early in the morning in bed, when I'm half asleep, and when my DD1 is not present and I can not hear her.  For some reason, hearing fiddling with toys, playing, humming, singing, talking, whatever just drives me up the wall when nursing.

 

So.. we're nursing like twice per day now.. once in the morning, once in the evenings.  It's not too bad.  I told her that "nursies is all gone", that she finished it (I have very little milk), and that it's empty for now.  She knows it comes back in the morning, and she mostly comfort nurses before bed in the evening..   We bought her a "Special Cup" (just a pink and purple thermos from target lol.gif ) and I told her that when nursies is gone during the day, she can use it for milk and for water.  Since it keeps things cold for 10 hours, I'm content with filling it up with milk and letting her sip at it throughout the day.  Maybe not the best idea in the world health or dental wise, but yk.... my poor boobs can't take it!

 

I love nursing her so much and can't imagine cutting her off completely.  I really hope she's willing to tandem nurse.. of course I say that now  happytears.gif

post #53 of 58

DD still has not slowed down at all.  I've had to set some limits sometimes (it's occasionally sore, or more often I just start to get touched out if she's on too long).  I also sometimes have to ask her to wait if I'm fighting morning sickness.  She's usually okay with me telling her it's time to stop for now, but she really hates having to wait.  Having to deal with a tantrum while I'm trying not to puke is not my idea of fun.  We've talked about sharing with the new baby and she seems excited, which surprised me but I guess is a good sign (she can be a bit possessive of me, and nursing is probably her favorite thing in the world).  I'm just kind of taking it one day at a time for now and we'll see what happens.

post #54 of 58

Lily is still going strong.  I think we'll prolly nurse through this pregnancy too.  This will be the second one she's nursed through so she's more use to pregnancy milk then non pregnancy milk.  I am getting a little more sensitive like I did when DD1 nursed through DS's pregnancy. So I'm thinking this one just might be a little boy because of the extra sensitivity (I didn't get it in Lilith's or Alice's pregnancies when nursing only in Kai's). 

 

I have a question how many of you ladies have gotten pregnant while tandem nursing?  I didn't this time but I did the last two times.  The older nursling always wean about half way through at about 3.5.

post #55 of 58

I am 10 weeks and nursing an 8 month old. My supply is dropping and I am so sad. For those of you who went through this with younger babies, what did you supplement with? Did you just move them onto food or did you use formula? We do baby led weaning so he is used to food but breast milk is his main source of nutrtion. I am just so sad we are in this situation.

post #56 of 58
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Here's Dr. Jay Gordon's website and a good overview of his gentle method of night weaning. http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleeppattern.html

 

I know exactly what you mean about feeling resentful. Even before getting pregnant I was at the point where I just hated nursing my DD, especially at night, and it was interfering with my relationship with her in the rest of our life. I'm very pro child led weaning, but only if it's working for everyone involved and unfortunately I felt that I needed to put some limits in place or I was going to lose it completely!



I've been knocked off my feet by fatigue and nausea, so I haven't been online much, but I just wanted to say thanks for the link!!!  I didn't know about him, and it was very, very helpful!!!!!  Thank you!

post #57 of 58

I got pregnant this time while tandem nursing. My older daughter was 27 months, my younger daughter was 12 months at the time. I am anxious to see if my older daughter will wean...I love tandem-nursing, but I don't think I'm up to nursing three. So far this time I think I'm actually less sensitive than with my second pregnancy. 
 

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Originally Posted by Cativari View Post

Lily is still going strong.  I think we'll prolly nurse through this pregnancy too.  This will be the second one she's nursed through so she's more use to pregnancy milk then non pregnancy milk.  I am getting a little more sensitive like I did when DD1 nursed through DS's pregnancy. So I'm thinking this one just might be a little boy because of the extra sensitivity (I didn't get it in Lilith's or Alice's pregnancies when nursing only in Kai's). 

 

I have a question how many of you ladies have gotten pregnant while tandem nursing?  I didn't this time but I did the last two times.  The older nursling always wean about half way through at about 3.5.



 

post #58 of 58

My LO is like obsessed with nursing right now, but I am trying to limit him. There really isn't hardly any milk (he NEVER swallows when "nursing"). I think he just likes the cuddles... but the miscarriage risk still scares me (which is hilarious because i nursed ds1 through the whole pregnancy sometimes for more than 45 minutes....)

 

I think i am going to nurse him right after his 2nd birthday. He is extremely jealous and i worry he would retaliate with the baby if having to share. I think he will be fine. Plus, i honestly don't feel like tandeming again! haha

 

 

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