My 2 yo son night weaned about a week before I found out I'm pregnant and he's been very boob-focused ever since. I would really like him to wean completely but I want it to be as gentle as possible. Anyone else going through this?
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Plus DH & DD1(8) & DS(6) & DD2(5) & DD3(2)
I'm nursing my 21 month old and working on teaching her "mommy said no right now." or "mommy doesn't feel good" (because seriously, sometimes right now I don't feel like I'm physically/nutritionally capable of providing her breastmilk) and after the first trimester we will be night weaning. I don't want to take it away and then miscarry and not have it as a night time tool.
Happily married 06/2013 DD1 (S) 04/2012
missed mc 04/2013 at 9 weeks Due 09/2014
is there something you suggest to prevent some of those difficulties?
Our 29 months old DS2 still nurses around once a day. Skips some days if I am working a lot.
I am 31 weeks now, so I think he will be still nursing when baby is here...
we will see how it goes I guess.
I suspect he would want to nurse every time the baby would....
any ideas how to prevent that?
DH stays home for the first month or so, so he will distract and be the main person parenting him.
But once he is back to work, I will be with Ds2 and baby at home until 5 pm....not sure how it will work. He doesn't nap every day.
I don'T mind nursing him 2 to 3 times in 24 hours, but I think I will resent nursing him more than that, when I am taking care of a newborn.
Maybe I will have to really learn to nurse in a carrier, so DS2 doesn't even realize that baby is nursing. I was never really able to do it with both my kids, because I have big saggy boobs, so their mouths are too high compared to the nipples, and I still need to hold the breast, otherwise it hurts.