Hi there mamas,
I'm a mama to a 2.5 year old boy, and 27 weeks pg with our second child. So far, DS is still nursing 3x a day pretty consistently, plus a few drive bys
My supply dried up pretty signficantly for a while, but DS said he was still getting milk (not sure if that was true). I seem to be starting again w/ clearish colostrum and it is more comfortable again. He says there is milk there, and I guess he knows what he's talking about
Anyway, I just got a copy of Adventures in Tandem Nursing, and I've read a little bit about it. I've been open to the idea from the beginning, and was hoping he'd make it through this pgcy still nursing (crossing my fingers). It is really just sooo important to him still.
we're planning to have this baby in a birthing center, and hopefully with DS there. He'll be with us immediately after the birth if he's unable to handle being there during labor, etc.
I know him consuming colostrum now is fine, etc. etc. I do worry when I read that some moms limit their older DC's nursing in the first few days after the new baby is born so that the newborn gets as much colostrum as possible. I'm afraid that pushing DS away like that would be hard for him (even w/distractions, etc) and i don't want to inadvertantly cause him to wean.
How did you handle it? Did you just have the newborn nurse first the first few days? I read that your milk tends to come in a little faster with subsequent babies anyway, so it may only be a day or two that is an issue. Did you try to distract your older DC from the breast? Did you just figure it would work itself out? I'm just curious about how "real life" tandem nursers handled this situation in their own families.