Ok who has nursed through a pregnancy here? My little guy is only 18 months and I really don't want him to wean, he is so young. DOes anyone have ideas on keeping milk supply up? I am really worried about this.
Rebecca - oh and congratulations to you all!!
Dd still nurses at night, so it works out to 1-2x per 24 hours. I know she's getting older, and there's a chance she'll wean herself because of the prenancy... but I'll never know when she would have weaned herself otherwise, you know? And at this point, she's so old (lol) that she might just persist and keep nursing until the baby's born. Then I'd end up tandem nursing a newborn and a four and a half year old .
No real advice for you, but have you looked at the book Adventures in Tandem Nursing? I think the author's Hilary Flower (Flowers?). I read through it a couple of months ago and most of the advice is geared to people in your situation, more, with a younger eldest child.
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My 3 yr old (dd) nursed through my 2 yr old's (ds) pg and for over a year and a half after. He was born when she was 20 months. Fortunately by the time my supply diminished as is normal she was no longer nursing for nutrition so much as for comfort. I don't know about the safety of any of the milk increasing herbs/meds and pg. Honestly, I just don't worry about it, it's just part of nature. If your cutie continues to nurse regularly you'll continue to produce milk, though towards the middle of the pg it could be very little. DD didn't seem to mind that lack of milk, she continued to swallow while nursing just not as often as before and it didn't seem to bother her. Some kids will stop nursing during pg and begin again once the baby is born. I've heard the taste of milk changes during pg, so that can also be a factor that we have no control over. My best advice, and it's cheap so take it as you like , is relax and go with the flow. If you stress about your milk, both your milk and your children will be affected.
DS is 'of course' still nursing so I'm in your shoes again. It was so funny with dd, at 28 weeks she came off the breast and said, "MMMmmmm YUMMY!" My colostrum had come in! I continued to make colostrum through delivery and Koen got the usual 2-3 days of colostrom too! Just has nature designed it! How cool is that?! Oh and Gretchen gained about 8-9 pounds in those 2 1/2 months! LOL
There are several of us Marchies that are nursing and pg but I don't know how many have already done it. I'm sure they'll speak up. Best of luck to you and I look forward to getting to know you!
Ok... must find coffee... I just woke up from 9 hours of sleep and feel like I only slept maybe 3! :LOL
This is also my first time bfing during pregnancy, and I'm wondering if my milk will dry up too. My DS is 26 months, though, so it's not as much of a nutrition issue for us. I have a feeling that my little one will keep nrsing even if there's no milk left. I'm pretty sure my supply has dropped already and he's been nursing about 2 or 3 times as often to compensate.
To be perfectly honest, I'm already a little annoyed by it. I hope I can make it through the pregnancy, because I think that if I wean it could cause some resentment of the new baby.
Finnsma, do you remember having any cramping while nursing during your pregnancy? I shouldn't even call this cramping, it's so slight...just wondering what's "within normal."
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Best of luck to you!
I'm nursing my 11 month old currently and hopefully this baby will stick with us and I'll let you know how we do nursing and pregnant.
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My nipples are getting more sore by the day I think. :
And when my milk lets down it hurts too. This is something I never heard of - it sort of feels like engorgement. Is this happening to anyone else?
I'm going to start going to LLL meetings in September. I've never gone before. I never have had any problems until now and I have a really supportive family. My mom nursed all of us for about 2 years and more than half of my 30 plus cousins were extended nurslings too.