He's still nursing to sleep at night, and at least once or twice a day, sometimes more. I've been offering cow's milk in the morning, and that has taken care of the wake-up nursing session quite well
I'm starving, too, and I'm not even 4 wks yet! For the last week, I've been griping about getting fat, and was trying not to eat...so it's a relief to know that I NEED to eat :LOL
I'm hoping that I can get him weaned before the baby comes (I get too nervous when trying to tandem a new baby & a not-aware-of-their-own-strength toddler - I tried it before, and for me, it was NOT fun!), but if it turns out that he still needs to nurse, I'll deal with it. But he's so much like his sister Amber, who I was able to wean at age 2, that I don't think he'll put up much of a fuss.
So far I'm not having any boob changes. I think my milk supply is still the same and I'm not sore or tender like I was by this time when I was pregnant with Alec. It might come later, though.
Oh, and I just wanted to mention the book Adventures in Tandem Nursing--it is chock-full of helpful information. Every mom who will be tandem nursing should read it!
Homeschooling mom to four kids, ages 18, 18, 10, and 6.
My oldest, Ian, nursed through 2 pregnancies and weaned when he was 4, and YES, it's definitely easier to tandem with an older child than a totally haphazard toddler!
Anyway, I am not planning on weaning, but am also a little nervous about tandem nursing. I can see me not wanting to share. I need a copy of AITN.
wife to my best friend, Stephen, mother to Alec 5/02, Ian 2/05 and Kathryn 9/09
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My ds, Parker is 27 months old and I am SO glad I nightweaned him earlier this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, my nipples are in such pain!!! I have to bear down everytime he latches on. He is nursing about 6+times a day and its driving me nuts.
The worst part is that I have had to say no to him a few times and it just makes him so sad!!! This has happened in the morning when he just switches sides back and forth like 5 times and Im like ENOUGH!!!! ugh, I hope it gets better. It seems he is nursing more, but I wonder if my supply is dipping slowly and that he is trying to up my supply by nursing more??
I haven't truely decided for or against tandem nursing. If he doesnt wean on his own, I will nurse him with his sibling ( so I guess it is decided) but I wont be sad if he weans. I feel terribly guilty for saying this. I sufferred terribly from PPD w/ds and I'm scared that I will have it again and I will not be able to nurse a babe and a toddler through that. It was hard trying to nurse an infant between crying jags. ANd I think it would be better to wean of his own accord during this pregnancy than to have to wean him abruptly after new babe is born. I guess only time will tell.
Good luck to you all!!!
Heather , momma to ' Parker- 10, Carlee- 7 and our baby Genevieve Faith - 8-27-10
It's funny. Ellie loves my "nursies." She pats them and talks to them and asks to see them several times per day. She likes to have "shirt nursies" which involves just putting her mouth on my breast through my shirt. She has all these strong feelings, but she seems ok with not actually nursing most of the time.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see how the adventure of nursing progresses through our pregnancies!
Any one dealing with nipple soreness?? Last time around I was nursing a weaning 2 year old and when it got bad I just threw her a weaning party and we were good. Can't do that this time
So far I'm not too excited about the idea of tandem nursing, but I guess we'll see. It breaks my heart when I refuse the occasional request for a "see see" (nursie), so I don't know how I'd wean him at this point without both of us going insane.
I asked this question over on the bf'ing forum, but has anyone noticed less morning sickness than previous pregnancies?? I haven't had any and am a little worried about feeling TOO good, although I'm having increased fatigue and the bit of nipple soreness.
edd 2/11 w #4
DS is almost 3, same age as Twinmom and TexSuz's boys!
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