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I know there are a few of us... I'm due around August 10th. I'm still in shock. It took so long to get pregnant with my first and this was only our 2nd try! I'm excited and overwhelmed and am hoping to keep nursing as long and my babe wants the boob.
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My boobs hurt!

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Similar story here. Took a year with our dd, got pg on our first try with this precious bean. Still nursing dd.

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Yup, still nursing. Not sure if I can do the tandem thing though...Any pro-tendem's out there?
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Still nursing here. I nursed Keith through half of my pregnancy with Henry, and I plan on nursing through this whole pregnancy and then tandem nursing after baby arrives. It all depends on Henry though lol.

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I am still nursing Tristan (he's 2 1/2) and he shows NO signs of slowing down either. Its not really bothering me too much yet except early early in the morning and that is just because I'm SOO tired and it keeps me awake.

I will keep going until he wants to stop (if he does, I imagine he'd just comfort nurse if I let him) and will probably tandem once the new baby is here. I have NEVER done that before, but I don't want Tristan to feel like the baby has replaced him at the breast. He's pretty possessive of them now LOL He doesn't like hubby to go near them
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still going strong, well EPing that is (not by choice. My supply is currently tanking and my DD is upset. I don't know how long I will still have a reasonable amount of milk. Until 16mths I easily made over 30oz, then AF came for the first time and was down to between 22-25oz. And each month AF came I would loose just a bit more. Last cycle when I was preggers and MCed I went down to around 15-18oz and just yesterday at 21.5mths I am down to only 11oz.

These preg hormones are doing a real number on my supply. I have already been at this for way longer than I thought I could maintain just pumping. It has been the hardest thing I have ever had to do, pumping 4hrs a day + bottle feeding + bottle & pump part cleaning. Just thinking about it makes me want to cry. I told my hubbie that if I KNEW that the next baby I would have to EPump for I would not have anymore kids, formula is just NOT an option I want to entertain, if I can make milk I will find a way to do it.

I have read soo much on and am SOOOO looking forward to BFing this new bean. It is really all I can think about since I am still pumping 1.5hrs each day. :


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Yup, still nursing. Not sure if I can do the tandem thing though...Any pro-tendem's out there?
I would TOTALLY tandum & CLW. I think it is just the most natural course of things. Being smack in the middle of MLW due to my dwindling supply I KNOW this is not the best way for my DD. She would nurse for many years to come if allowed, she shows NO signs of really being ready to wean but I just don't have any more milk and she WONT nurse so we are stuck. I wish their were other options.

How's everyone else's supply? Have the babes been acting strange, switching sides alot, asking for more milk, just being a bit more fussy?

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Still nursing here too and it seems like the past few weeks DS has wanted to nurse MORE than he has the past few months. Not sure if that's pregnancy related. I think my supply is dropping, though. I never feel "full" anymore even if he goes ages without nursing (few and far between, though ) or feel much letdown.

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You know, I just can't tell. Tristan has ALWAYS been a side switcher, he does it constantly. Sometimes he will switch sides like every minute, and then others he's content with just one side for a while.

I think that in the last few days he has been nursing more (in early morning anyway) than before. The only "new" thing thats been happening is when I say "Ok say bye to the milk" to get a break from the nursing and try and distract him he does so very easily. Usually only lasts a few minutes though

He would never say "bye" before lol he'd look at me while still attached, smile, and shake his head "no" all while having the nipple held firmly in his mouth.

So...I don't know if it is different or less right now.
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I'm not sure about my milk yet either. I have been starving for about two weeks... eating for three! She has been switching sides like crazy the last couple days. She's also been eating more solids, but is still nursing about the same. I ate a huge bowl of oatmeal this morning (along with eggs and veggies my DH scrambled up for me... and a peanutbutter cookie... and some yogurt) so hopefully I can keep nourishing me, my babe, and the belly! I read last night that for some women, nursing keeps the M/S away. Here's to that thought!
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I have noticed a change in my little avid nursling. She has been switching sides and nursing for much shorter duration. This started about two weeks ago so I'd say it's the pg hormones at work. The last two nights she has wanted to nurse constantly which she usually doesn't do. Hmmm, we'll see where we are headed.

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^ same here. My little Sydling is also nursing a LOT more at night (which is just CRAZY). I'm drinking a gallon of water a day hoping to keep all my pipes runnning. I'm finish the gallon by bedtime & wake up in the middle of the night absolutely parched. No wonder I'm all bloated!

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My 2 1/2 dd still nurses 2-3 times a day (more when we're together all day), but I haven't had much milk for months now and haven't gotten a let-down in ages. I haven't noticed any changes in her behavior that couldn't be attributed to potty learning, teething (yes, still) or something else developmental. I'm planning on tandem nursing, as long as the wee one can get her share. I have a friend who avidly nursed her first two, but when the third came, the second was still sucking her dry and she couldn't produce enough milk for the baby. She had low-milk issues in general anyways, but I'm wondering how to make sure the baby can nurse without having dd feel thwarted and jealous

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Yep, I'm due August 1st and still nursing my 23 month old twins. No sore boobies yet but I think my supply is dipping already. The babies will nurse a few minutes and then say "all gone."

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stillnursing here too, but mine is only 16 mos. I am terrified i will lose my milk. So far so good though!
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Hello! Still nursing as well...my 18mo loves the boobies so I am doing my best to try and keep production going. He also seems to be quite a bit more clingy since getting preggers. Poor guy, he knows something is up .
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What are you all doing to keep your milk supply up? I'm eating lots of oats, drinking tons of water, and eating A LOT in general to nourish everyone. Any other ideas are welcome! So far so good...
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I'm in this group!! I'm still shocked to see a positive after 2 years of trying!! Anyway, I am still nursing DD who is 3. I don't see her slowing down either. I see myself tandem nursing them both! I'm so excited!!

I'll just start taking about how she'll have to share the "nummies" and get her used to the idea along the way!!
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I did notice supply drop, before I took the pregnancy test and then understood I had supply issues. I am actually adding in herbs. I found this site. http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/bf/galact.asp (scroll down for herbs that are safe for bfing and pregnancy.) I ordered the ones that vitacost had-everything but the dill and just started last night. I am hoping that it will help. I really want enough milk for my DD! I did nurse through the last pregnancy and did tandem for about a year. I was a selective tandem mom though. She only nursed at nap time and then bedtime. I did wean for my own sanity. I got very touched out and irritable with her towards the end of our nursing relationship and it felt right to wean her at 3 years. As far as tandem nursing, I recommend reading the LLL book Adventures in Tandem Nursing. That explained lots of my issues that I thought were totally crazy. We did have the talk alot about sharing our nursing. This helped prepare her for DD who would get first chance to nurse since she can't eat solid foods yet. Worked great for us.
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I am nursing my almost-8-month-old around the clock and will be tandem nursing. This pregnancy was unplanned and I have had bigger spaces between my other children so I always weaned early in pregnancy. I won't do that this time though, since Grahame is so young.
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Still nursing my 9 mo old around the clock. I am hoping she will keep it up for a while longer!
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We're nursing around the clock around here too! Last night was a serious nurse-fest!
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my 2 year old still nurses and we just found out yesterday we were pg again.. similar story with our first dd..took us over 2 years to conceive her. then the second was first try! this one was about 4 months with 2 chemicals in there. i'm praying this baby sticks!

i am actually hoping my dd weans herself like my first dd did. my nips are killing me right now!

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Still nursing my 2 1/2 year old. She just nurses once a day now for nap time.

I nursed my son when pregnant with her and it got really excruciating toward the end so I gradually weaned him about a month before dd was born. I figured we needed to bond in other ways because it was just getting too painful for me. After she was born he asked to nurse a few times and I obliged, but he decided he wasn't all that interested anymore. Have some cute pics of him "nursing" his doll at 2 1/2.

In light of that, I wouldn't mind if my daughter decides to wean. She already tells me after a few minutes that the milk is "all gone!" She doesn't seem too disappointed though. Nursing her was a beautiful time for us, but I won't mind moving on to the next phase...
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I'm due Aug 11 and feeling the NEED to WEAN almost 4 yr old. I at least want her down to once/twice a day by then. Also nursing 18 month old- not weaning him yet. I hope my milk supply drops and they both stop nursing so much. Only did three times today with DD- YAY!!
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I have lost over 10oz just this week and a total of about 15 since I became preggers 7wks ago tomorrow. This is leaving me with less than 3oz total for today!!!!!!!
Since I am just pumping I think I may be able to keep this up for a week or so more but thats it. I imagine if this keeps up no matter how much I pump I will be down to less than 1oz/day, and I can't for my sanity keep pumping for so little. I am currently pumping 1.5hrs/day to only get less than 3oz/day and even that is a bit crazy in my mind.

I knew I had a really good possibility of totally loosing my Supply but I never realized it could happen so fast. I had a really established supply also since I had been religiously doing this for 22mths. But I guess my body had other plans. I just wish my DD actually nursed and I might be able to convince her to continue even though their was no milk.

I am not planning on telling my family until after the new year but this is going to involve some lieing on my part. I EPump so everyone knows that I have to go off to pump at least once when I visit. But if I don't go pump at xmas and new-years they will know something is up. I rather not tell them that I QUIT pumping "just because I wanted to or I got tired of it" but because I am pregnant and my supply totally dissapeared. (In reality I would have kept pumping at least until she was 2. ) I have not had the best support with pumping and I want them to know the REAL reason why I stopped not some made up reason to cover that I am pregnant. So I think i will just go off to pump and instead read a book and relax for 30mins. Then in Jan when I see them again they can hear that I am preggers and that I stopped pumping when my supply went to zero. If they can't respect that then forget them.

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I'm still nursing both of my kids. My DS will be 3 in January and DD is 15 months. I'm trying to convince DS that he might be done nursing when he has his #3 birthday. It's not going over at all. DD is still nursing all the time, as 15 month olds do. When I got pregnant with DD, DS was 12 months old. I had all the discomfort and almost no milk, but I still nursed him for the entire 9 months and he's still going strong. So I expect to nurse DD for this entire pregnancy and past it.

If you keep nursing through your entire pregnancy, tandem nursing is EASY after that! I LOVE tandem nursing. . . my kids hold hands and look at each other and at me while we nurse. It is a very special time.
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It is so great to hear all of your stories! My nipples are really sore to the touch, but nursing doesn't hurt much (knock on wood). I have also found that nursing cures my nausea!! Anyone else have that experience or is it just in my head?!
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I have also found that nursing cures my nausea!! Anyone else have that experience or is it just in my head?!
OMG, I hope this works for me! I am not nauseous yet (it usually develops later for me) but I would be thrilled if nursing helped with it!

I've never nursed through an entire pregnancy before. Are there any tips or things I should keep in mind to keep my supply up and my own health good?
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I'm still nursing both of my kids. My DS will be 3 in January and DD is 15 months. I'm trying to convince DS that he might be done nursing when he has his #3 birthday. It's not going over at all. DD is still nursing all the time, as 15 month olds do. When I got pregnant with DD, DS was 12 months old. I had all the discomfort and almost no milk, but I still nursed him for the entire 9 months and he's still going strong. So I expect to nurse DD for this entire pregnancy and past it.

If you keep nursing through your entire pregnancy, tandem nursing is EASY after that! I LOVE tandem nursing. . . my kids hold hands and look at each other and at me while we nurse. It is a very special time.
Someone I knew almost nursed 3 kids at the same time, but her older one weaned when the milk came in, they didn't like how fast it came out!! I bet that would be awesome though!!

DD keeps talking about sharing the nummies. She will almost be 4 when the baby will be born and I see her nursing till atleast 5 or so...but maybe pregnancy will change that!
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