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post #121 of 462
#1 was 7 mos when preg with #2 and he got breastmilk all through that pregnancy...no supply issues at all. he had started a little bit of solids and then went on a solid strike when i found out i was preggo. but we didn't need to supplement.
i made sure i drank lots of water and got lots of rest. i love that the first 2 are so close in age (16 mos).
post #122 of 462
I am hoping too but my supply has seemed light today (not so many soaking wet diapers and not nursing for more than 3 minutes). Now tonight when she tried to nurse two different times she couldn't get anything and cried in frustration/hunger. I have been sick with a cold and am hoping that has just affected things but have spent the evening in tears because I fear it is being pregnant. She has never had a bottle and I don't even know where to start on formula. I am waiting another hour and trying again then.
Someone mentioned a SNS. I had never heard of it. Would this be something to use to let her get any milk of mine while supplementing? Is it just for younger babies? Sorry, I know nothing about it.
post #123 of 462
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Hi Everyone

I didn't realize this group existed until Jillmamma suggested it to me in the Life with Babe group. Thanks!
You are welcome!

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Someone mentioned a SNS. I had never heard of it. Would this be something to use to let her get any milk of mine while supplementing? Is it just for younger babies? Sorry, I know nothing about it.
A SNS (supplemental nursing system) is a bottle with a tube that comes down and you tape it next to your nipple so that the baby can nurse and get some supplement at the same time. The supplement could either be EBM or formula. Here is a picture of one: picture of SNS

You might also want to check out http://www.kellymom.com/bf/tandem/index.html She has a lot of great info on tandem nursing and nursing while pg.
post #124 of 462
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I love how tandem nursing has helped their sibling relationship!
THIS is the only reason I am a tandem nurser. I also believe in CLW but to a certain extent. My boys adore each other and I have a strong feeling its because of their tandem nursing. It is so bloody cute when ds1 "helps" put my nipple in ds2's mouth. Just melts me...
post #125 of 462
Just checkin in!

Still here, still tandeming.
post #126 of 462
Cute moment...a couple of days ago when getting dressed, DS was in my room and pointed at my breasts saying, "Mama has 2 'muhs', (his word for mama milk) this one is Matthew's (left breast) and this one is Michelle's (right breast)". I think he says they have assigned breasts because when I nurse them together, she is usually on the right side and he on the left. I love some of the stuff he says!
post #127 of 462
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Ugh, I'm dragging my butt around these days, really struggling with the decision about whether to place more limits on my daughter (who will be 3 years in January). I'm back and forth about just letting things go on as they are (some days she asks all the time, some days hardly at all) or cutting her back to just when she wakes up from naptime and bedtme. Anyhow, this whole time is bittersweet and I'm trying to enjoy it as much as I can. I hope you guys can understand how hard it is nursing two (or more) sometimes.
post #128 of 462
tandeming, like nursing one, or just being a mom in general is not always a picnic. your oldest is still adjusting to a new sib, and you are too.

on a lighter note...info i did not need to know and i'm going to share cause it's different and a little ironic....my MIL has a 3rd breast that never fully developed. : i didn't ask to see it, so i'm taking her at her word.
post #129 of 462
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my MIL has a 3rd breast that never fully developed. : i didn't ask to see it, so i'm taking her at her word.
Boy, too bad it didn't develop, that could've come in handy.
post #130 of 462
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doh!
post #131 of 462
I had a friend who leaked milk from a pore in her armpit while she was nursing one of her kids! (People do have extra nipples sometimes too!)
post #132 of 462
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Well my dd seems to be taking a breather from her all day booby fests. Yesterday she only nursed once...Damn these post-partum hormones, I was feeling pretty sad at the prospect of her weaning when only days before I was ready to ring her neck if she asked one more time.

How is everyone else doing?
post #133 of 462
How's it going here? Well, I have my days when I just want them both to wean, other days it's great and I don't want it to ever end :

I like to get a bit more sleep at night so I'm gently encouraging the baby (now 12 mths) to nurse a little less frequently. It seems to be working - I would have got almost three hours straight sleep 10pm - 1am, if one of the other girls didn't need me during those hours : (Isn't it always the way ) So we'll just keep on working on getting longer gaps between nursing sessions.

Older nurser would nurse all day so, to keep my sanity I'm having to redirect her to different activities when she wants to nurse and I don't feel like it! (That sounds horrible - I hate email!)

Gotta run, I'm needed!
post #134 of 462
Hi all. Just wanted to pop in and say that my dd#2 is officially weaned. I am now down to nursing "just two kids" again. I posted on child led weaning about her weaning and weaning party. Before I had kids, if you had told me I would be nursing three children at a time and my first two kids would wean at ages 4.75 and 6.75, I'd have told you you were off your rocker. What a long strange trip it's been. But a wonderful one. And now, nursing a 1 and 3 yr old seems so very "ordinary". I guess it's all relative, huh?
post #135 of 462
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I guess it's all relative, huh?

post #136 of 462
Does tandem nursing twins count?
post #137 of 462
twins certainly count!



: : : : : : : (me these past few days)
post #138 of 462
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Does tandem nursing twins count?
Yes, of course!
post #139 of 462
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Yes, of course!

Good! I have nursed them longer than I have any of my other kids. They will be a year next week and we are in no hurry to stop. We shall see how long we go but the plan right now is at least 2 years!
post #140 of 462
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Good! I have nursed them longer than I have any of my other kids. They will be a year next week and we are in no hurry to stop. We shall see how long we go but the plan right now is at least 2 years!
Congratulations! I don't know anyone in "real" life that has nursed twins for a year!
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