I only have one baby at the moment but we plan for 3~ish. Whatever is possible for my emergency c-sectioned body. My son is ebf at 9 months, and I plan on child led weaning.
I assume I might still be nursing him by the time I will be pregnant with number two, so I would be tandem feeding if that is the case.
With three children that can result into 8+ years of constant breastfeeding.
My husband is usually very supportive regarding my extended breastfeeding plans, BUT lately he has been saying he would rather me only nurse my son for 2-3 years, and then wean him.
I would not want to force weaning on him though and feel comfortable nursing on. I have not set myself a limit and I believe he will eventually stop.
My husbands worry mostly stems from thinking my breasts will sag tremendously <_<. And he is not the only one I get to hear that from. My mother even suggested I only nurse for three weeks (!!) because of that "risk". I said I don't care really, they will sag eventually anyway.
I also recently read a conversation on another forum, regarding the TIME magazine cover mom's breasts...and how she could not be the real mom, because her boobs would be down to her knees.... Everyone chimed in talking about saggy boobs from long term breastfeeding.
I don't think that is true really. I can only look back at 9 months of breastfeeding, but I don't feel like they have changed since after my milk came in and the supply regulated. The changes seem to be caused by pregnancy (I went from C to D)
So my question would be - what are your experiences after years of breastfeeding?
My second question:
I have been nursing with 2 capsules of fenugreek daily since my son was 1 month old. Without it, I have next to no milk (I know 2 supposedly don't do anything but for me it really helps). I even pumped after quitting FG to see how much it was and I get barely any. Is there any risks of taking fenugreek for years and years? Does anyone know?
Other methods of increasing my supply never worked.