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post #21 of 28
Mama Michael, glad things turned out well for you.

We're still nursing. Right now, it's just for sleep. So twice a day (nap and bedtime) and at night when she wakes. Currently I'm playing musical beds, going back and forth between my raised queen in our room and her floor Twin in the kid's room. Often I'll fall asleep nursing her and not wake until morning. I worry that this may become difficult as my belly gets bigger.

My milk seems to be petering out. My breasts do not get full when my mother has my toddler all day. It isn't deterring her one bit. She'd rather be latched to me than anything. She often asks to go night-night so she can nurse.

DH is not helping. At all. We've fallen in the "you take the big one, I nurse the small one" pattern so deeply that he's almost never put her to sleep. Ever. I hope to give him more sleep time access to the baby to prevent both of them going "no way" at the thought of bed time with each other, but it will probably get worse as DH will have two girls to coax to sleep while I nurse down the baby. I guess we'll see, but this is NOT a pampered pregnancy!
post #22 of 28

Hi ladies -- while I am not currently nursing (my kids are 7 and 9), I did nurse my son (who was 14 months when I conceived my daughter) through pregnancy and tandemed another nearly 3 years after that. Please feel free to ask me anything!

 

The supply/taste does change in pregnancy and eventually milk might completely dry out. My son didn't care and continued nursing,then got a big surprise months later when the milk came in post baby's birth :)

post #23 of 28

So glad I found this post!  I'm still nursing my now 26-month old little girl, and it's killing me.  We had been gradually cutting down on nursing (though still fairly frequently) before I got pregnant, but it seems that after I conceived, she responded by ramping up the nursing.  The first trimester was awful--so painful and it often made me feel so nauseated and irritable.  That has improved, though it's still quite painful.  Most importantly, though, I feel we need to wean before the birth of the baby, as I just don't think tandem nursing is a good idea for my little gal.  (She is very dominant and strong willed, and I highly doubt she would do well with an infant sibling needing to nurse before her.  I foresee even more tantrums than we are already having!)

 

We're going the wrong direction, though...nursing all night, side to side, and I don't think she's getting much.  I'm worried that I'll never get her in her own bed and weaned, and would LOVE any tips!

post #24 of 28
We have not conpletely weaned, but we did night wean. The only way we were able to do it was my partner taking over night-time and co-sleeping. Right out, I'm sleeping separately - which is great, actually because we're all getting more sleep. The next step, for us, is to move her into her own bed amd my partner will likely sleep in her room until she adjusts. Day weaning seems a long way off as she seems to be completely undettered by dry nursing. She has cut down a bit because she's been very busy with playing lately.

Has anyone else made the transition from co-sleeping to sleeping alone?
post #25 of 28
We noticed a few days ago that no milk was coming out. I haven't made much in a year now but always enough to hand express a few tbsp. Suddenly, colostrum, in very tiny amounts, and overnight tissue growth. Was not expecting this so early, at sixteen weeks. Son and I have been talking about how my body is preparing and how he and the baby can nurse together and share giggles and smiles and make silly faces at one another when my body is ready to make lots of milk again.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by MommyFirst View Post

So glad I found this post!  I'm still nursing my now 26-month old little girl, and it's killing me.  We had been gradually cutting down on nursing (though still fairly frequently) before I got pregnant, but it seems that after I conceived, she responded by ramping up the nursing.  The first trimester was awful--so painful and it often made me feel so nauseated and irritable.  That has improved, though it's still quite painful.  Most importantly, though, I feel we need to wean before the birth of the baby, as I just don't think tandem nursing is a good idea for my little gal.  (She is very dominant and strong willed, and I highly doubt she would do well with an infant sibling needing to nurse before her.  I foresee even more tantrums than we are already having!)

We're going the wrong direction, though...nursing all night, side to side, and I don't think she's getting much.  I'm worried that I'll never get her in her own bed and weaned, and would LOVE any tips!

You've described my son at that age. You might grab a copy of adventures in tandem nursing. I feel that tandem nursing is actually a great way for those strong willed children to bond with the baby and retain their bond with mama with a new human around.
post #27 of 28

Thank you for the advice.  I've actually been trying to get a copy of Adventures locally, but no success.  I think I'm probably just going to have to order one online.  Though I have been trying to wean, we are just have no progress, and I have been wondering if we'll end up tandem nursing after all.

 

I still need to get her into her own bed, though, as I'm not planning on cosleeping with an infant and a toddler.   (And I think my husband might just consider that the final straw and leave!!!  LOL.)

post #28 of 28
Hi everyone. I may have to post this some place else but maybe some of you can help me... Any of you breastfeeding and co-sleeping mommas have the experience of going in for delivery with a previous child. How did you handle it? Did you previously night wean? I know I better get serious about this as the day is coming soon. My just turned two year old still has me feed him down 2-3 times per day and daddy is not around much to get him to practice. We have new friends here in our new place/ country but no real support as of yet. We are trying to figure out what to do at delivery time with our son. We will have start planning... I don't think it fair to anyone either to have some babysitter battle with our son to fall asleep because mommy is delivering and did not prepare him. Any recommendations. I will read Adventures in Tandem Breastfeeding soon to see if there are any anecdotes on the matter. Thank you.
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