Welcome, Margaret! Feel free to introduce yourself on the roster thread so I can put you on the official list!
cagnew, We LOVE classic names, too. We have a Lucy, Charlotte and Graham and are considering names like Mary, Violet, Theodore or Leo this time around! I have tandem nursed my #1
and 2. I am currently nursing baby #3
(he's 16 months) and plan on continuing. My experience with tandem was this: I DD1 nursed through my pregnancy and my milk pretty much dried up within a few months. She continued to nurse anyway. There was quite a bit of pain and I ended up limiting nursing to 5 minutes on each side per nursing session during my 3rd trimester. When baby was born, I did have colostrum. At first, I would let the little one eat and only then would I let the older nurse. Once my milk came in, (YES, I was ENGORGED!!!!!!!) it was soooo helpful to have #1
nurse away the pain! Getting a breast infection? Hey Toddler, come nurse. Let's be silly and nurse upside down. It was a pretty good experience overall and my older daughter remembers the ONE time I let them nurse at the same time. (I ended up not being able to tolerate nursing both at the exact same time due to the different sucking motions driving me insane!) That was my experience. I recommend the book Adventures in Tandem Nursing! Lots of good info there!
Sewing, gardening, home birthing, co-sleeping, extended nursing, cloth diapering, baby-wearing, home schooling, attachment parenting busy mommy to dd1 (7), dd2 (4), ds (1) and two in heaven.