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Still nursing?

post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 

Anyone else? My 15 month old still nurses A LOT. I think my milk is starting to dry up though and he is frustrated.

post #2 of 36

We are, but it's different because DD is 3 and only nurses once a day anyhow.    I keep telling her the milk is going to dry up and she doesn't believe me.

 

Funny thing is, it's only uncomfortable when she nurses on one side.

post #3 of 36

The last two, I've stopped nursing when I found out I was pregnant.  The two times I didn't stop nursing while pregnant I had a miscarriage.  Coincidence?  Perhaps.  I'm not willing to risk it and my children have always been within months of 2 years old anyway.

post #4 of 36
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I'm offering sippy cups when I can. However if he wants to nap/sleep nothing replaces me.  Also, if the alternative isn't immediately available it becomes a problem.

 

I asked my midwife about it and she said it was fine. I'm eating A LOT! So hopefully that will help. I wouldn't do it again if I'd had a prior miscarriage while nursing either.

post #5 of 36

I nursed my first until I was 6 months pregnant with my second. At that point, my milk had all but dried up anyhow. Once I was pregnant, it was actually somewhat painful to nurse, but I'm not sure why. Being able to nurse that far into my pregnancy made picking up nursing a newborn a few months later all that much easier, though!

post #6 of 36

Still nursing 15month old here.  My first two kids were 13 months apart, so I tandemed them. Then I nursed my daughter through my 3rd pregnancy and tandemed her for a year before weaning her at 3.  Guessing if all goes well I'll be tandeming again.

 

He isn't going to sleep as easily with nursing now so I'm guessing my supply may have already taken a hit though.

post #7 of 36

Still nursing DS 2. He just turned 2. I do try to keep nursing to nap and bed time now that I know I'm pg. I nursed DS 1 all the way through my pregnancy with DS 2. That didn't bother me. Tandem nursing on the other hand triggered some bad emotional stuff for me. Also DS 2 is so small. I don't know if it has anything to do with the fact that I nursed DS 1 through my pregnancy with DS 2 or not. He is just now 19 lbs. It could be his genetic groove. He is fine in every other way. He just doesn't grow very much or very fast.
 

post #8 of 36

I'm still nursing my 22 mth old.  I was trying to cut back before I even found out I was pregnant though. He nurses a ton still and its beginning to feel more like a chore. Now that I'm pregnant my nipples are soo sooo sore when he nurses.  Plus, I'd love to have him stop so I can sleep at night. This pregnancy is making me exhausted!

post #9 of 36
Thread Starter 

My nipples are sore when he latches but then they are ok. I've never been one to have sore nipples. However, the lack of sleep is really getting to me.

post #10 of 36

I'm still nursing DD1 (17m) and the sore nipples was one of the reasons why I tested. I think my milk is starting to dry up, as she is nursing much differently than normal. I hope she weans (and soon) so I can sleep and not have to worry about tandem nursing and pumping enough milk for the new babe when I go back to work.

post #11 of 36

I'm still nursing DS...he just turned 3.  I have told him my milk will dry up and I think he believes me but we will see what happens.  I am happy either way - whether he weans or we end up in a tandem nursing relationship smile.gif

post #12 of 36

I am nursing my 2.5 year old.  I conceived with fertility treatment and had a drop in milk production through that, but now I am feeling like it is returning a bit more. Before getting pregnant, I was sure that I wanted to continue nursing, but now I having second thoughts.  I feel a bit relieved if she doesn't request it in the mornings (she only feeds up to 3 times a day - morning, nap, bed).

I am surprised that nursing is appealing to me less, since my nipples are only mildly sore and the nausea is manageable. 

post #13 of 36

My DD just turned 3 and is still nursing several times a day.  When does your milk usually dry up during pregnancy?  Just want to brace myself, and DD, since nursing is my secret weapon that gets us through difficult toddler days.  (Yikes!)

post #14 of 36

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Edited by 1babysmom - 3/21/13 at 8:07am
post #15 of 36
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Originally Posted by Cali2SC View Post

My DD just turned 3 and is still nursing several times a day.  When does your milk usually dry up during pregnancy?  Just want to brace myself, and DD, since nursing is my secret weapon that gets us through difficult toddler days.  (Yikes!)

Usually during the second trimester.

post #16 of 36
Still nursing DS (14 mos) with no end in sight. I did notice a dip in my supply a few weeks ago, but it seems to have come back up some. I don't see him wanting to wean or even decrease anytime soon, so I think I'll be figuring this tandem thing out. smile.gif
post #17 of 36

my almost 3 year old coincidentally weaned the day I got my BFP. I have nursed during pg before, but I'm so glad I'm not this time.

post #18 of 36

I'm not nursing now, but my 4 year old weaned a few weeks before her birthday and I got my BFP a couple of weeks later. I have been pregnant or nursing (or both) since September of 2003 love.gif with just about a month break before getting pregnant this time. DD2 weaned (just after her 4th birthday) when I was about 6 months pregnant with my youngest.

post #19 of 36

My 2yo is almost weaned now. He nurses for a few minutes once a day.  Sometimes he comes up to me and points to them adn says, "mum-mums not working!"  LOL!!

 

I've had to wean him faster than I normally would only because of the bleeding and cramping I had due to sch.  He's done awesome though, and we replaced the nursings with 'snuggles'!  Now he\ll come up and ask for snuggles instead and that is perfect IMO.  :D

post #20 of 36

Still nursing my 4 year old DD. Tandem'd with DS2 and DD for 2 yrs. And DS1 self weaned 2 months before DS2 arrived. I have been nursing since July 2002 and pregnant /nursing since Oct 2001. I figure if this pregnancy holds then then I am looking at the possibility of 15 years of nursing! 

nice to know I am i n such great company!

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