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I voted other because I had two very different nursing experiences with DD and DS... DS was induced pre-term at 35 weeks, spent 2 weeks in NICU and several days NPO,weak suck issues, nipple confusion, used a nipple shield for 4 months, but once we worked through the issues (mostly NICU-induced), he nursed until I was 8 months pregnant with DD (he was 17 months old)... I never had supply issues, at least not until I was well into pregnancy w/DD, and was able to pump 16-20 oz/day while working 40+ hours a week when I had to go back to WOH when leave expired 12 weeks pp...
DD, however, latched on and nursed like a pro 45 seconds after emerging from the birth canal, marathon nursed for the first 5 1/2 months of her life, seemingly without latching off (it was really fun trying to use the bathroom, or, goodness forbid, take a shower!), and is still nursing at 2 1/2. I'm 38 weeks pregnant and counting, and she's finally agreed that the baby can share "her" milkies!
Hopefully, this baby will follow DD's nursing pattern more than DS's!
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