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Is anyone still nursing?

post #1 of 53
Thread Starter 

I thought it might be a good idea to have a thread for any mamas who are still nursing older babes. I'm still nursing my 2YO DD several times a day and night. I plan to nightwean her soon, but would love to tandem nurse again. 

post #2 of 53
I am but I think she's going to wean herself soon. She's only nursing before bed and she even skipped that last night. It's totally weirding me out to have a baby wean so early. My older two nursed until 4 and 3.5 so I tandem nursed them for 2 years. To now have a baby that seems like she might wean before two is just strange lol, she seems so little still!
post #3 of 53

I am still nursing 23mo DS.  And I wish I wasn't.  I don't know if it's the pg or what, but I have developed a serious aversion to nursing and I wish he would quit.  My nipples hurt.  I'm tired of being poked and whimpered at all night long.  I don't feel like being touched during the day.  I'm starting to really resent his inability to soothe himself. 

 

Wow, that sounds really grumpy!  Sorry, but I'm tired and feel like barfing every second of the day and night and all he wants to do is nurse.  Gaaaahhhh!

post #4 of 53
DD just turned 2 on July 25th. She is still nursing a few times a day. She's my first so not really sure what to expect from here on. So far it's not painful or irritating.
post #5 of 53
Nursing my 15 month old here. With the last, I encouraged more nursing when I went post-dates and the stimulation seemed to help the contractions start/strenghthen, so that was cool.
post #6 of 53

Still nursing my 17 mos DD. I feel like I'm drying up a bit though. I'm at peace with whatever happens, whether she weans, or keeps going through through and tandem nurse, or stop for a few months and start again after baby comes. Whatevs! :)

post #7 of 53

I'm still nursing my 23 month old. I'm pretty sure that he is nightweaned as of two weeks ago. GREAT timing, kid!! :-) This will be my second pregnancy where I nurse my baby and second experience tandem nursing. Possibly even TRIANDEM nursing, too! My 4 year old nurses about once a month (funny, eh?). I'm pretty sure that my big boy will wean when my milk dries up, though. Although, I guess there is a possibility that my 23 month old will wean, too. I really hope not, though. Nice to meet you guys!

post #8 of 53
18 month old is nursing and still going strong. All night and up to 3 times a day. The only thing bothering me as of now is how he jams his little fingers in my armpit and wiggles them around. Ouch! smile.gif
post #9 of 53
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Originally Posted by mt_gooseberry View Post

I am still nursing 23mo DS.  And I wish I wasn't.  I don't know if it's the pg or what, but I have developed a serious aversion to nursing and I wish he would quit.  My nipples hurt.  I'm tired of being poked and whimpered at all night long.  I don't feel like being touched during the day.  I'm starting to really resent his inability to soothe himself. 

 

Wow, that sounds really grumpy!  Sorry, but I'm tired and feel like barfing every second of the day and night and all he wants to do is nurse.  Gaaaahhhh!

 

 

Ohhh, yeah.  I have an aversion to nursing while pregnant, too.  Sorry, that's the worst!  It was worse with some pregnancies than with others, but it really helped me to set a mental "schedule" like:  Ok, at 11am I will sit down and nurse him, and I'll do X that I want to do while I do it (something I enjoy- eat chocolate, watch something on netflix, play some dumb game on my phone...)  It made nursing feel like less of a horrible chore. Just a thought.  I totally understand.

 

AFM, I'm still nursing my 12-month-old, and am hoping to continue through the pregnancy.

post #10 of 53
Yes, 2.5 year old DS nurses. I expect he'll wean because my others did. He nurses to sleep, bedshares, & nurses sometimes in the wee hours. I'm always averse to twiddling, other than that, we are fine.
post #11 of 53
Thread Starter 

DD is a major twiddler irked.gif It drives me nuts. I've been putting up with it because it helps her sleep and she's not a sleeper anyway. I'm going to have to do something about it, though, because I'm not sleeping well and my nipples are getting pretty sensitive. I can handle the nursing, just not the twiddling!

post #12 of 53
DS weaned at the end of June. At that point, I'd been pregnant, nursing, pregnant AND nursing, or tandem nursing in some combination since Nov 2004. I guess my body really just needed a one month break to jump back into gear! I have to admit, I wasn't ready to give up that nursing relationship, and am really glad I get a new squishy baby to nurse!
post #13 of 53
I'm still nursing my 14 month old several times a day, and once a night. We temporarily cut back a little because my nipples are screaming, so she nurses less in duration, but more times than she typically would.
post #14 of 53

I'm still nursing my almost 14 month old. She's not into food and barely eats and just wants milk, so I hope I can nurse through the whole pregnancy. My nipples have been hurting so much, it's what made me suspect I was pregnant in a way, and I'm really not ready to quit. I want to get her to at least 2, and ideally I'd love to tandem, but we'll see what happens.

Is there anything I can do to support my supply while pregnant, or is it completely out of my hands and up to my hormones?

post #15 of 53

Mom2Cali- this is a good option: http://www.motherlove.com/product/320-More-Milk-Two-Alcohol-Free.html  I'm considering getting some since I do not want to force DD (13m) off the breast anytime soon.   I'm 5w2d and sore sore sore sore.

post #16 of 53
Glad to find this thread! I am nursing my 15mo DD full-time. Lol. I mean she loves to nurse! And actually it's a ton of twiddling most of the time and most other moms I talk to dont get that so im glad to see a lot of you mamas understand. I definitely want to keep breastfeeding and then hopefully tandem nurse but last pregnancy (in June) my nipples got really sore and it was painful. That, and I had an unexpected aversion to breastfeeding her bc of the pain and her squirming and kicking me when I already felt ill, ya know. So we shall she. I'm gonna try my hardest!
post #17 of 53

I'm still nursing my two year old, but really hoping she weans during this pregnancy.  I have no interest in tandem nursing and I'm ready for her to be done.  I tried to night wean here a few months ago and it was a complete disaster.

post #18 of 53

I'm nursing my 26 month old - and she is not even close to backing off! I nursed through her pregnancy and as I approached my 3rd trimester - I needed to be done. My son was about 33 months old. Kudos to those who tandem nurse. Not sure what will happen. I can't imagine my daughter self weaning any time soon, so we'll just keep on keeping on.My boobs are already feeling it though :-/

post #19 of 53
Thread Starter 

I'm a little nervous about preterm contractions. I had a lot of prodromal labor last time that doctors weren't really certain wasn't actual preterm labor. I don't want to wean DD and I'm fine with tandem nursing. I just would hate for anything bad to happen.

post #20 of 53
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Originally Posted by ShyingViolet View Post

I'm a little nervous about preterm contractions. I had a lot of prodromal labor last time that doctors weren't really certain wasn't actual preterm labor. I don't want to wean DD and I'm fine with tandem nursing. I just would hate for anything bad to happen.
obviously I cant speak to your specific medical situation, but for me I nursed throughout but the stimulation only brought on major contractions once I was past 40 weeks and my body was ready anyway.
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