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#1 of 9 Old 01-27-2014, 10:27 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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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Here's a similar post that may have what you're looking for. smile.gif http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1395125/nursing-through-pregnancy-and-tandem-nursing

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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.


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Its been 5 days since my almost 2 year old last nursed. It was only once at bedtime. But she hasn't asked for numnums. I am grateful for this -because I am almost 13 weeks along with our 3rd child and very tired all the time. I wasn't expecting to have such fullness if you know what I mean. I've read crushed cabbage leaves helps relieve the milk and dry up... has anyone tried this? Were there any issues with milk supply when new baby came along?
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i'm nursing my 20 month old DD, and i have no plans of weaning her any time soon, but the thought crosses my mind. certainly no shortage of milk, luckily.

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I nursed through my last pregnancy and then tandem nursed for a year. It was really hard and if I'm really honest, I never want to do that again. My 2 1/2 year old weaned around the beginning of this pregnancy. It was mostly self led, with a little bit of direction from me. He still will occasionally ask to nurse, and I have let him try a time or two but he doesn't remember how so he just sits there with my boob in his mouth. It's kind of weird, but it really does help him calm down if he's in such a fit of fury that nothing else is working.
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what part did you find difficult?
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...
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If he's not nursing all the time it may not be difficult for you. My daughter would have gladly given up solid food to nurse exclusively at that point, lol. There was just such a huge toll on my body and my emotions. I had a newborn who required tons of care and attention (as newborns do) but it was like my 2 year old also wanted that same amount, and she would want to nurse nearly as frequently as he did. Not everyone has this experience though, so I wouldn't worry.
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thanks delicate_sunshine!

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.
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