im still nursing my 2.5 yo son and am around 37 weeks w bebe #2.
it was alot harder/less comfortable a few months ago for me.
i admit i started drinking mothers milk tea again (ill take my chances w the herbs at this point...) when it was nearly unbearable for me
and either the 2 cups a day helped bring a little milk back or it's just some colostrum- but the tenderness had decreased alot and i can actually make a drop here and there again.
my son seems to want to nurse ALL the time, though. i mean all the time. he also started this habit of wanting my nipple in his mouth while he is asleep instead of popping off when he was thru (because i guess he wasn't getting any milk anyway, he wasn't ever 'thru'). he will wake up from a flat-out sleep if i try to pry my poor raw titties away (this is a lucky rare chance for me to slip away!). that is getting really hard for me- because it's hard to sleep these days, i am very restless and it feels good to just pace the house at night until my legs and hips are ready to try to sleep again... but it's like this not-so-fun game of me trying to slip my nip out (we co-sleep) just to flip sides or change positions during the night when i'm achey.
i love that we made it this far and i see us tandem nursing when baby is out-- but i really dont think i will intentionally nurse another child through another pregnancy in the future. lesson learned.