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post #21 of 50
My 18mo is nursing at least 4-5 times a night and several times during the day if I'm off work. It's funny because I think my supply is down a little (just from the way he tugs and pulls and switches sides) this is the first I've ever given any thought to when he would ween. So far nursing has been painful for me (except when he climbs on me lol) and I had nail biting pain for sooooooooo long (about 7mos straight) after he was born that I think I would go through it again if it makes life easier for him...I just can't imagine him being ready to ween anytime soon.
post #22 of 50
I also have a 19 MO DD who still nurses frequently day and night. I hope to contuinue nursing until she is at least 2 and as long as it works for us. I am fine with tandem nursing too but, honestly, I hope Camryn weans before then simply for logistical reasons -- nursing a squirmy toddler along with a fragile newborn sounds like an accident waiting to happen

Kristy
post #23 of 50
my 3.7 yo dd still nurses enthusiastically actually it seems she nures moreso at least she's longer at the breast.. @ 6x during the day=3 longish sessions reminicent of her early infancy - and 1 b4 bed-I haven't told her I'm pregnant -had m/c one year ago but shortly after conception she's definately "monitoring" changes but hasn't asked for water after nursing as" milk is salty "like last preg or C/o "empty allready"!!!.I'm due June30 ish so I'm posting in two ddc.I haven't experienced any discomfort but it's early
post #24 of 50
A friend of mine who is also nursing and pregnant said that nursing is supposed to alleviate morning sickness. I'm 6 weeks pregnant and I haven't really felt nauseated at all. I mean in the evenings I feel a bit headachey, stop feeling hungry and in general I feel a bit blah and tired,but never like I am going to throw up. And during the day I'm feeling pretty great. Like I actually have the energy to exercise and I have an appetite for food that is healthy (all i ate 1st trimester w/ dd was powdered sugar doughnuts and top ramen). Is anyone else feeling this way? Frankly feeling well is kind of freaking me out. Please tell me I don't need to worry.
post #25 of 50
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I wish it was the case for me. I've felt a fairly constant low level nausea (the kind where you wish you could just constantly eat saltines). I've never felt this lousy with any of my other pregnancies. If nursing is suppose to help with that I wish wish wish it would start


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Originally Posted by junipermuse View Post
A friend of mine who is also nursing and pregnant said that nursing is supposed to alleviate morning sickness. I'm 6 weeks pregnant and I haven't really felt nauseated at all. I mean in the evenings I feel a bit headachey, stop feeling hungry and in general I feel a bit blah and tired,but never like I am going to throw up. And during the day I'm feeling pretty great. Like I actually have the energy to exercise and I have an appetite for food that is healthy (all i ate 1st trimester w/ dd was powdered sugar doughnuts and top ramen). Is anyone else feeling this way? Frankly feeling well is kind of freaking me out. Please tell me I don't need to worry.
post #26 of 50
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Originally Posted by junipermuse View Post
A friend of mine who is also nursing and pregnant said that nursing is supposed to alleviate morning sickness. I'm 6 weeks pregnant and I haven't really felt nauseated at all. I mean in the evenings I feel a bit headachey, stop feeling hungry and in general I feel a bit blah and tired,but never like I am going to throw up. And during the day I'm feeling pretty great. Like I actually have the energy to exercise and I have an appetite for food that is healthy (all i ate 1st trimester w/ dd was powdered sugar doughnuts and top ramen). Is anyone else feeling this way? Frankly feeling well is kind of freaking me out. Please tell me I don't need to worry.
I wouldn't worry every pregnancy is different -but be careful what you wish for in a few weeks you could be looking for ginger
Some women don't have m/s.I've had transient nausea interestingly enuf while nursing -shrug & for me this is early -will keep my fingers crossed that it doesn't get worse @ 7-9 wk. point.
-hth Don't worry.
post #27 of 50
I am nursing my 19 mo. He still wakes up every few hours in the night to nurse. That is going to have to stop. :yawning:
post #28 of 50
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I am nursing my 19 mo. He still wakes up every few hours in the night to nurse. That is going to have to stop. :yawning:
I hear ya!
post #29 of 50
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My nipples are killing me, but I can't deny him when he says 'Mommy, I'll be really gentle, because I want to nurse'.
This is the sweetest thing I've read in a long time. Makes me smile so big!
post #30 of 50
I found out today I'm pregnant - hooray! DS will be only 9 months next week, so I really want to keep nursing him! I haven't picked up the Tandem Nursing book, but it sounds like a good one. Does it usually take a lot of work to keep up your supply while pregnant?
post #31 of 50
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Originally Posted by .:Melissa:. View Post
I found out today I'm pregnant - hooray! DS will be only 9 months next week, so I really want to keep nursing him! I haven't picked up the Tandem Nursing book, but it sounds like a good one. Does it usually take a lot of work to keep up your supply while pregnant?
I am interested in this, too. I have been away on vacation since I took the pg test, so I can't reference my Adventures in Tandem Nursing book. My child is much older, so I am probably a little less concerned about losing supply, but I would like to keep it up if I am not taking nutrients from baby. I am trying to drink a lot of water. is anyone else doing anything to increase supply?
post #32 of 50
It DOES NOT take nutrients away from your belly babe. No worries. The one who 'suffers' will be you own body (your reserves are tapped), so make sure that you are eating well and many nursing pregnant mamas decide to take a good prenatal...for their own sake, not their babies'!

To a certain extent, the drop in supply is unavoidable due to the hormone of pregnancy. However, there are things you can do to help. Of course, a child who nurses lots will do a better job of keeping the supply up somewhat than a child who only nurses 2-3 times a day. You can also try herbs, like this formula made for nursing pregnant mothers:
http://www.positivelybreastfeeding.c...oremilktwo.htm
(I've never tried it personally, but I know lots of women who say it works well!).
post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by Reha View Post
You can also try herbs, like this formula made for nursing pregnant mothers:
http://www.positivelybreastfeeding.c...oremilktwo.htm
(I've never tried it personally, but I know lots of women who say it works well!).
Thanks for the link! It seems pretty expensive, but I would gladly pay it if my supply starts to drop gradually! I have some of the Milk Maid Tea that I never needed to use, but I'm not sure if it's okay while pregnant.
post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by .:Melissa:. View Post
Thanks for the link! It seems pretty expensive, but I would gladly pay it if my supply starts to drop gradually! I have some of the Milk Maid Tea that I never needed to use, but I'm not sure if it's okay while pregnant.
Hmm, it looks like it has fenugreek, which is contraindicated during pregnancy.
post #35 of 50
I'm getting a sample of the More Milk Two in a few days, so I'll report back on the results I am sadly already noticing a drop in my supply, and I have a feeling it has to do with not eating enough/healthy enough. I told DH that I need to eat more, because I've LOST weight already! I'm only 6 weeks! Last time by this time I had gained 7lbs! I've been trying to chug water, too ~ my urine has been more concentrated and my lips and skin are dry/chapped, so I'm sure part of the problem is dehydration, too. I drink as much as I can, but apparently not enough My goal is to drink at least 3 liters/day.

Reha - What do you mean by a "good" prenatal? I take the Target brand (same ingredients as the Stuart's prenatal) but I'm willing to switch if needed I'll definitely ask my MW about this, too.
post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by haren.13 View Post
Reha - What do you mean by a "good" prenatal? I take the Target brand (same ingredients as the Stuart's prenatal) but I'm willing to switch if needed I'll definitely ask my MW about this, too.
Well, some forms of vitamins/minerals are more bioavailable than others. The Target one is probably a pretty standard PNV, which is totally fine. I used to manage the vitamin/body care department at Wild Oats many years ago, so I am biased. I prefer the food-based vitamins, such as Rainbow Light, New Chapter and Megafoods. But they can be pricey and cost-prohibitive.

I'm not a huge fan of PNV in general. I think we should try to focus of getting most of our nutrients from our foods. But, PNVs can be useful sometimes, like when your are nursing a little one while pregnant, or for women who continue to smoke during pregnancy.

(As a disclaimer, I am NOT currently taking a PNV. I probably will start soon, at least off and on, just because I know I don't eat perfectly, esp. in the area of calcium)
post #37 of 50
I used to take New Chapter Prenatals and I think they are excellent. However I came across this study:
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/pbvitami.html
that shows leavel of lead in vitamins so I just ordered Nature's Plus Prenatal Liquid.
Some of the food-based vitamins are on sale a lot and they do not end up very expensive then.
There is this thred I found that sme lady just makes a juice that she drinks that helps her keep her supply up:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=990608
post #38 of 50
That is interesting. It does make me think, though, about all of the other sources of lead that we ingest all the time, unknowingly, esp with the mass use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Just the fact that 25 mcg of lead/day is the safe/tolerable max intake for pregnant/lactating women is amazing!
post #39 of 50
I'm still nursing my almost 2 year old (he will be 2 in 10 days time). he still nurses OFTEN and I'm feeling exhausted. I think a good supplement will help especially since he is nursing more often (I'm assuming my milk supply is dwindling); is still night nursing and that I am really busy during the day.

I am also open to either tandem feeding or him weaning before the baby comes.
post #40 of 50
I'm nursing my 2.5 year old DD. She would nurse all day long if I let her. I really, really want her to nightwean soon and wean herself well before the next one arrives. I just found out I'm pg yesterday, so I don't have any nipple soreness yet (I never had any with PG#1, but then again I didn't have a 2.5 year old constantly attached.) If she were younger or sleeping through the night, I wouldn't have a problem continuing to nurse, but I need some sleep.

Sorry I'm so negative about nursing while pregnant...it just took me 1.5 hours to get DD to bed tonight...and she was latched on to the breast the whole time (kept switching sides though.)
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