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post #41 of 73
I'm honestly not sure if I want to tandem nurse. I know he's not ready to give it up just yet, so I'm not cutting him off by any means, but who knows. There's lots of things I swore I wouldn't do (cosleeping!) that we do now and love, so you never know.

He's been nursing a ton more lately.

I'm actually surprised my boobs aren't getting any bigger (looked like a porn star the first time around) and no pain yet. I have to remind myself it's very early for me yet.
post #42 of 73
Not this time around, and it is really nice.... Last time I nursed my then 4 year-old up until 21-22 weeks. My now 4 year-old (birthday today!!) weaned last December.
post #43 of 73
Are you first-timers (nursing through pregnancy) finding morning sickness to be more extreme this time around? I know it was bad last time, but I managed to go to work. This time I was eating well before TTC and intentionally plumped up a bit, yet I spend some days horizontal all day. Morning sickness only started about a week ago, so I almost thought I would be spared this time . . . . I am hoping it passes quickly!
post #44 of 73
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Originally Posted by tubulidentata2 View Post
Are you first-timers (nursing through pregnancy) finding morning sickness to be more extreme this time around? I know it was bad last time, but I managed to go to work. This time I was eating well before TTC and intentionally plumped up a bit, yet I spend some days horizontal all day. Morning sickness only started about a week ago, so I almost thought I would be spared this time . . . . I am hoping it passes quickly!
I'm not, but I'm not even 5 weeks yet (will be tomorrow). So I have time for that to kick in yet. I'll let you know in a few weeks! haha!
post #45 of 73
Still nursing an almost 3 year old.... (in Dec.) no weaning plans...
post #46 of 73
My three year (just turned three this month) is still nursing at bedtime and in the morning. He seems a bit less interested than normal, but so far, I have no plans to wean him.
post #47 of 73
I'm still nursing my 20 month old. He seems to be nightweaning because its been really easy lately to cuddle him back to sleep and then let me nurse after 7 am. My nipples were sore for a week (around week 6) and then they stopped hurting. I've recently noticed my breasts are more firm again (like early pregnancy last time, and almost like pre-motherhood!). I also encountered engourgement and leaking for the first time in a long time. I thought milk supple would drop, not increase but that's what it seems to be doing with us.

I do plan to nurse as long as I can through this pregnancy (hopefully through its entireity and then on tandem-nursing). Part of my birth visualization is my LO nursing during labor as the best sort of nipple stimulation that I can think of. My goal has always been to nurse him until at least age 2, but I'm hoping it will continue after that. I'll see if child-led weaning is in our future and when that occurs.
post #48 of 73
Hi, new here - just got a +hpt 2 days ago (well, three +'s, lol).

I'm still nursing our 16mo daughter and plan on continuing as long as she wants and would love to try tandem!!
post #49 of 73
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Originally Posted by crazymom03 View Post
I'm still nursing my 3 1/2 year old, although not much, once a day. I really don't have too much milk He asked "mama how can you fill up yours boobies again?" I probably will not nurse too much longer. When my second was born I tandem nursed him and his brother for a year, that was challenging. I found my older ones suck had changed and drove me slightly crazy.

I have a similar story. I just stopped nursing my 3 1/2 year old this month.

I was still nursing my 3 1/2 year old, up till the end of September. He still nursed 1-2xs a day, but he also skipped days occasionally. I started to get really bothered by it, probably bc I was pregnant! My milk seemed to be running really low, maybe he couldn't get any on one side and I would squirm the whole time. Since I acted a little bothered, and since I think my milk ran out, I still didn't really get to do child led weaning, but I went pretty far.

With my first daughter, I was nursing her during my second pregnancy (my dd was 2), but I hated it by the 2nd trimester, and I my milk did run out. She was still nursing to sleep though so I endured nursing the entire pregnancy.
I tried to tandem nurse for a few months, but my first born suddenly seemed like a giant, in comparison to nursing the new born. So, I finally had to wean her...she was just about 34 months.

Andee
post #50 of 73
I'm still nursing my 28 month old. Never in a million years would I have thought I'd be nursing this long. But we are happy! Luckily my breasts and nipples aren't tender at all. Feels totally normal. Of course now as soon as I type this it's going to start! Dd nursed several times a day and still at night. Although I can tell I'm not making as much milk as before. She used to never want to drink cow's milk and lately she's been drinking a lot! But she still likes to comfort nurse for sure.
post #51 of 73
I have to night wean! I cannot nurse all night like this.. ugh!
post #52 of 73
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I have to night wean! I cannot nurse all night like this.. ugh!
I am right there with you!! I wish Trevor was older but I can NOT stand nursing him all night like this... it makes me want to scream. I have no idea how to go about it though.
post #53 of 73
Meeee! Nursing my 10mth old lil guy & I nursed my daughter thru my whole pg w/him---she self weaned @ 21mths...one mth after his birth.
post #54 of 73
I nightweaned at 18 months and it was the best thing I ever did for myself! And it was NO BIGGIE for my son. You might be surprised how easy it goes (I hope!)

My son just said this morning "milk all gone mommy? Where go?" with a

I didn't have a good answer for him, it caught me off guard.
post #55 of 73
I'm still nursing my 2 year old... luckily we *just* eliminated night nursing in the past weeks, which will make things easier. He still nurses a few times during the day, and to fall asleep.
post #56 of 73
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I am right there with you!! I wish Trevor was older but I can NOT stand nursing him all night like this... it makes me want to scream. I have no idea how to go about it though.
What we did for nightweaning was a big discussion first with DH - he would be responsible for getting up with dd between 11pm-4am. If he couldn't calm her down in 5-10 minutes he could bring her to me to nurse. The first night she was fussy the whole 5 minutes but he was able to lay down with her - she's on a futon mattress on the floor in her bedroom. The next night took even less and then she was sleeping through 11-5 or so. I will say we hadn't thought moving her to her room and nightweaning at the same time would be good - but not having her in the bed with us kept me from being a softie/lazy and just rolling over and nursing her. We have had nights - like last night where she wants to nurse all night and be in bed with me. So it is a process of back and forth - some nights are better than others. DD was 18 months when we started nightweaning (and 2 months later I was preggers :-) )
post #57 of 73
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I wish DH could help more at night... but he works so much and has to be up at 5 so I feel awful asking him to be up at night with the baby too. Plus, he is about to deploy, like, this week... so he won't be around to help. I will be at my mom's from Thanksgiving to New Years though so she said she would try and help me!
post #58 of 73
Still nursing here. DS2 is 7 months and eating some solids, although I'm trying to get him to eat more since he seems to sleep better at night when he has a full belly. I already feel like my milk supply is inadequate and he kicks my belly when we're lying down when the milk isn't there right away. Ugh, it's so painful.
post #59 of 73
haven't read all the replies yet... but...

In my experience... you just have to do what works for you and the nurseling. lol

Willow self-weaned at 4...years. She had pretty much gone to night nursing only to fall asleep and hadn't nursed during the day since she was 2 or so...

I wanted to tandem nurse... but... I'm just so freakin' overjoyed that I get to even nurse again that I don't care! lol

But seriously, ya gotta do whatcha gotta do Doobedoobedooo.
post #60 of 73
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Originally Posted by mama_in_PA View Post
Still nursing here. DS2 is 7 months and eating some solids, although I'm trying to get him to eat more since he seems to sleep better at night when he has a full belly. I already feel like my milk supply is inadequate and he kicks my belly when we're lying down when the milk isn't there right away. Ugh, it's so painful.
DS does the same kicking thing... it drives me insane!! Our babies are almost the same age, are you planing on tandeming? I am working on introducing more solids too, he really seems to like them so that is good!!
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