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post #21 of 25
unfortunatly, I lost my supply when my baby was almost 11 months. I tried whole organic cows milk which gave her diarriah and a bad diaper rash, then goats milk which she wouldn't drink. She eats a whole lotta solid food, but not enough. I finally broke down and bought her some soy-based formula. She gulps it down. I had hoped to continue to dry nurse her, but she won't nurse. When I can convince her to, she latches on, bites down (luckily no teeth yet!) and laughs. I am so sad. I had hoped to tandem nurse, but if she won't nurse, I guess I won't be able to do that. I am so sad she only got breastmilk for about 10 months....that is soooooooooooooooo short!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am really very sad about it. And I just can not believe why anyone would wean a baby (not toddler) purposefully and then have to mess with formula. She only gets about three bottles a day (that's all she needs) and it is a pain....I would love to be able to just lift my shirt and latch her on. Oh well. If she won't nurse when the new baby arrives, I hope to pump and feed my milk to her in a cup....hopefully she will drink it!
post #22 of 25
You know, if you can get your hands on a good source of raw cow milk she may be able to handle that. Many people, both babies and adults, can't handle milk because it is pastuerized and homogenized. I am one of them. I have never been able to drink milk regulary until I found a good source for organic grass fed raw milk. Check out www.realmilk.com Here's some good info on making your own healthy formula for babies: http://www.westonaprice.org/children/recipes.html
http://www.westonaprice.org/children/rawmilk.html
http://www.westonaprice.org/children/feeding.html

For the home-made formula recipes above, you can pm me and I can give you info on where to find some of the ingredients.

I would really stay away from the soy...you can do your own research of course. Here's some good links:
http://www.westonaprice.org/mythstruths/mtsoy.html
http://www.westonaprice.org/soy/infant.html
http://www.westonaprice.org/soy/birthcontrolbabies.html

As for me, Jakob still loves to nurse even though there is nothing in there except the tiniest bit of colostrum. But we basically keep it to bed, nap and mornings still. Sometimes I do let him nurse other times of the day if I feel like he really needs it, but it depends on how my nipples feel. I asked Jakob the other day, "When will you be done drinking mommy milk?" And he said, "I don't know." And then, "You give presents". :LOL
post #23 of 25
I haven't been able to express anything at all for months now, but a week or so ago, I started leaking colostrum!
Eva has upped her nursings, which is...okay. I'm not in nearly as much pain as before, so that helps! It does still get a bit uncomfortable sometimes though.
Maybe I will be tandem nursing, since she hasn't really stopped nursing at all!
post #24 of 25
Yep, I think we may be tandem nursing too. Jakob is just not giving it up. He always talks about him and the baby nursing together...it's pretty sweet.
post #25 of 25
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rhiannon talks about nursing with the baby too - so i think i'm in for another round of tandem. there are definitely some challenges in the begining, but it can also be very rewarding (and it's nice to have a nursing toddler when you're dealing with engorgement and the baby is full!)
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