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DD was 2 yrs 9 months when DS was born, and we had nursed thru pregnancy. It was really really hard. And honestly, in my opinion, and in my particular situation, tandem nursing was worse. I nursed her on demand before DS was born (but night-weaned while pg), but after he was born I could not tolerate it AT ALL. I told her morning, nap and night and that was it. And still, she screamed and whined for it constantly. After a week of sticking to the rule, things got SO MUCH better. Before too long, she had giving up her nap, and her daddy started putting her to sleep at night. Eventually she forgot to ask to nurse in the AM, and she weaned at 3yrs 4 months or so.
It is tough tough tough. I'm sorry if this is a downer, but I wish someone had told me how HARD tandem nursing could be. If you are really committed to it, I know you can make it work for your family, but it didn't work for mine, and although we are not having more kids, I wouldn't do it again.
Hang in there, nursing through pregnancy is hard work for sure!