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post #81 of 109
I had DH take over all night time putting back to sleep until we went to bed (we co sleep) and then I would nurse her in bed when I was there. After she got used to it, I nightweaned. By the time dh left for Europe, she had been so used to not nursing to sleep that it was easy for me to take over.

I feel like my supply has really dipped in the last couple of weeks too. It seemed fine before. I'm surprised she's still at it. She must be getting something, I guess!
post #82 of 109

I was trying to get back to sleep last night and I remembered one of the best moments of tandem nursing. With my first, I got rock hard engorgment when my milk came in and ended up pumping for him for two days. With my second it came in earlier, in the middle of the night and there was no way my sleep little three day old could be of much help. So husband when and woke my two year old up. The look on his sleepy face when he realized he had been brought to my bed to nurse his fill was priceless. And it felt so good not to be full.

post #83 of 109
My MW has told me there's nothing better than a toddler to help with engorgement! lol.gif I've never gotten to tandem but hope we will this time. We talk about sharing with baby, etc. She's only nursing a few times a day/night (mostly to sleep) so who knows... I didn't expect another pregnancy to make her wean and don't want to force it. She's 26mo now. My middle boys weaned in pregnancy but at 30+ months.

I am not currently having soreness (yay!!!) but do NOT want to be touched. Having her latch is fine but anything else is just too much. And nursing doesn't appeal because of that, even though it's fine once she starts.
post #84 of 109
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Originally Posted by LeighPF View Post

I was trying to get back to sleep last night and I remembered one of the best moments of tandem nursing. With my first, I got rock hard engorgment when my milk came in and ended up pumping for him for two days. With my second it came in earlier, in the middle of the night and there was no way my sleep little three day old could be of much help. So husband when and woke my two year old up. The look on his sleepy face when he realized he had been brought to my bed to nurse his fill was priceless. And it felt so good not to be full.


I'm looking forward to my toddler helping out.  I'm sure she will be ecstatic as well.  Can't wait.

post #85 of 109
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Oh my, my little one is waking up at 4 and not going back to sleep until 5:30.  Last night she nursed a bit at 4, but was back to sleep by 4:35.  I'm contributing that to going to the chiro yesterday.  She always sleeps better the two nights after.  Thank goodness though, but I can't keep doing that.  It's obvious she's not getting much anymore and I feel bad, but I know she'll make up for it soon.  When does colostrum usually start coming in?  I'm going to only let her nurse one side at that point, but she'll be getting more than she is now.
 

post #86 of 109
I think colostrum varies widely but generally in the third trimester. I'm also looking forward to my toddler getting something for her efforts to nurse. She's been a real trooper so far.
post #87 of 109
I'm still producing something, but it's not much. She's only nursing 2-3 times a day, but I am really tired of the marathon nursing sessions! :/
post #88 of 109
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Originally Posted by Banana731 View Post

I'm still producing something, but it's not much. She's only nursing 2-3 times a day, but I am really tired of the marathon nursing sessions! :/


Maybe she's just having a growth spurt.  That's the only thing I can think because generally she only nurses 3 or 4 times a day, but at night sometimes its definitely a marathon and its making me crazy and tired.

post #89 of 109

We are down to once a day (before bed), with the occasional nursing session before naps.  But last night DS nursed each side for only about a minute before saying, "Mama, they're empty!  How do you put more juice in them for me?"  Um...

post #90 of 109
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Originally Posted by FarmerCathy View Post


Maybe she's just having a growth spurt.  That's the only thing I can think because generally she only nurses 3 or 4 times a day, but at night sometimes its definitely a marathon and its making me crazy and tired.

It's possible. She's been a real PIA lately too. I thought it might be a canine, she's getting in her last one. But it could certainly be a growth spurt.

Mama- lol!
post #91 of 109
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I complained and last night she slept until 4am.  Yay!!
 

post #92 of 109
Yay! That's wonderful! I hope you feel more rested today, FarmerCathy.
post #93 of 109

I am 17 weeks today and completely out of milk! She is still nursing a few times a day for like 30 seconds and the same during the night. Not sure if she will stick with it but I sure hope so. 

post #94 of 109

Still nursing! Half way there, baby. Stick with it! I wonder if she will like or not like colostrum? 

post #95 of 109
We're still nursing here too! DS is 18 mo and I'm 20 weeks today. He really likes to nurse in the morning but the rest of the day varies. No milk either. I'm not sure if he'll stick with it. I have to take two 4-5 day trips in the next 2months so I'm wondering if that will do it.
post #96 of 109
Im so ready to not be nursing the toddler any more...she's older though. 24mo

My others have been done close to 2.5, which is right around when the baby is due. So I wouldn't exactly be heartbroken if she gave it up in the next few months XD
post #97 of 109
Banana, I have mixed feelings about nursing still. I would totally be fine without those 2 hr morning nursing sessions that I just can't seem to sleep through. But it's a great tool to use when you're angry, pregnant and dealing with a double temper tantrum. Everyone can relax and love each other again.
post #98 of 109

I think I lost my milk somewhere between 20-21 weeks.  DS has still nursed a few times since, but very briefly.  Last time was 3 days ago.
 

post #99 of 109
I think I'm out greensad.gif. The last few days it's like DD forgot how to nurse. Sunday or so she was nursing down but then started smacking the nipple with her tongue and clicking. It didn't hurt per se but it brought on the nursing aversion in a big way and I stopped her. She has not latched on properly since!! Last night she took the breast but there was no latch, it just sat there in her mouth and she slowly drifted off. She's not napping now as a result and I'm just heartbroken over it. I know it's trivial compared to the hardships other mamas have gone through but I feel like I've failed her. I was really hoping to tandem nurse and give DD that extra security and comfort through the big adjustment of becoming a sibling. I wish you mamas all the best. For those still nursing and hoping to tandem, I hope your LO will keep it up. For those hoping the older child will wean, I wish you an easy transition. hug.gif I just feel so inadequate, guilty and like a big failure as a mother.
post #100 of 109
Sorry Sky greensad.gif

She may pick it back up when your milk comes in.
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