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So, well, I am! Nipple soreness is gone, what a relief!!! My 17 mo is still not nightweaned...

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ME!! Well, I am not quite in my 3rd tri, but close. Almost 27 weeks. My dd turned 4 almost 2 weeks ago. : She nurses 1-2x/day and nurses on one side. We will be tandem nursing. DD has no plans of stopping.

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Me too!! DD still nurses twice a day and there is still a LOT of nipple pain Feeling pretty sure that I'm going to be tandem nursing in a few months

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me, me, me. i am really trying to limit nursing cause of the PTL contrax i am having. i doubt she will wean.
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This makes me sad. I was really sick the past few weeks, couldn't keep any food/water down ended up needing IV fluids. They put me on anti-nausea medication that was safe for pregnancy but not breastfeeding (go figure) anyway couldn't nurse DS (22 months) and since being off the medication have decided not to nurse him anymore since he only really wants to be nursed at night and I don't think I can nurse two at night. But he is really sweet and his go to sleep mantra now is I love na na's Na na's sick over and over. Like he has to remind himself. So sad

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Not us DS hasn't nursed in over a month, and that wasn't even nursing- he sort of just layed there, half latched on, and popped off three seconds later. I can't remember the last time he *actually* nursed.

I am sad, I miss it, and I feel guilty that pregnancy made him wean before he would have otherwise. I especially miss my snuggly guy curled up with me, and the magic tantrum-solved powers it held. Aannddd.. now I'm crying My point was I'm sad, BUT I'm also grateful for a small break before I have a newborn attached to me 24/7.

Ahh... pregnancy hormones.

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Still nursing here at 27 weeks! About 2-3 times a day plus more if any owies come up.
Nipples are ridiculously sore. Clavicula, did the soreness just go away on its own? Dd will stop nursing on her own and say "this one's pretty sore" and switch to the other side. She's being very considerate.
I think I will be tandeming. I hope it'll be more comfortable then. It's definitely kind of weird thinking about my gigantic two year old nursing alongside a newborn. She keeps saying "this one is for me and this one is for the baby" so that's nice.
Myra and Andi--hang in there--you will be nursing your little babies in a few short weeks!
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It's definitely kind of weird thinking about my gigantic two year old nursing alongside a newborn. She keeps saying "this one is for me and this one is for the baby" so that's nice.
Myra and Andi--hang in there--you will be nursing your little babies in a few short weeks!
I agree, I keep thinking about a 4 yo and newborn nursing. Can't wait to get a photo of that! And dd says the same thing, "this one is for me and this is for baby". I love it. My nipple soreness has subsided. A smidge sore at latch and that is it. It is the contractions that I can not stand!

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We are!

Ds is nursing about once a day, give or take, usually in the morning, as there is zero milk later in the day or in the evening.

It's funny, I think that if I hadn't gotten pregnant, he would actually have weaned already or would otherwise wean sooner than he will now.

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Still nursing here at almost 28 weeks! 2-3 times a day, although DD seems to be more and more interested lately (which is odd, bec. I haven't had milk in months...). I think I've finally decided to just let things take their course and tandem nurse if that's what ends up happening.

I'm a bit nervous, though, bec. I've gotten some weird contractions when she nurses...that is, contractions that are more like real ones and less like BH. (They're menstrual crampy, lower back crampy...not just that tightening in the front of the uterus I remember as BH from last time around.) Anyone else dealing with this?

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Here, still nursing my 27 month old. I haven't had milk in ages, but he just loves his "dee dees". Lately though, he just screams "NURSE" which I think is much less cute.
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I'm a bit nervous, though, bec. I've gotten some weird contractions when she nurses...that is, contractions that are more like real ones and less like BH. (They're menstrual crampy, lower back crampy...not just that tightening in the front of the uterus I remember as BH from last time around.) Anyone else dealing with this?
Yes, Bax, I am. It feels like I am going to get AF. The other night it was pretty bad and I had it in my back too. It feels like my belly rises up too. And it is so annoying. They do not lead to PTL, it is completely normal. If you have any bleeding or fluid leaking, call your MW or Dr, though.

On another note though, my breasts are finally growing!! I am pretty excited about that.

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I wish DS was still nursing, but I'm thankful that I have a break before having a nb again. I am half hoping he will start again when the baby comes but I think DH will freak and also that DS will not remember how to latch.

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Still nursing here! But technically not in the 3rd trimester YET since I'm the very end of November.... Started this pg still nursing DD2 and DS; DD2 weaned a while ago but DS still nurses several times a day. I'm one of the lucky ones with nipples of steel - LOL - I never get soreness!

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We are still as well.. DD is 18 months old and I don't see her weaning anytime soon. She loves it and still nurses 4-5 times a day.

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yep still nursing here, at 30 weeks. DD will be 3 a few weeks after this baby is born. :

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Clavicula, did the soreness just go away on its own?
Yeah, I guess. Or I just got used to the pain? Anyway, it is not a big deal anymore.

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I'm a bit nervous, though, bec. I've gotten some weird contractions when she nurses...that is, contractions that are more like real ones and less like BH. (They're menstrual crampy, lower back crampy...not just that tightening in the front of the uterus I remember as BH from last time around.) Anyone else dealing with this?
Yes, I am having these. But they go away when dd stops nursing so I am not worried.

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I think we are.Ds needs one every few days then a lot that day and is fine for a few more...
Though we are technically not 3rd tri just yet.

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Still nursing here! Usually before and after naps and nighttime and in the morning. She's 28 months and I'm almost 30wks.

Nipple pain is absolutely excruiating, and many times I think I can't take it anymore. But it would certainly break her heart if I made her wean, so I suffer through it.

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Update here--DD is starting to not ask for milk! This is kind of a weird thing to digest--I thought she would never stop and that I would for sure be tandeming. We were nursing first thing when she woke up in the morning and after her nap, but the last few days she's just stopped asking.
This morning she said "Can I have some..." and I was anticipating her saying "milk" but instead she stopped herself and said "I'm a monkey!" and starting making monkey sounds
She probably wouldn't have nursed yesterday at all except she fell on a cactus and it soothed her while dh pulled out all the spines.
I wonder if she'll take an interest again once the baby is here.
Anyway, I'm feeling a little weird about it, to be expected I guess!
Just wanted to share!
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I've been wanting to revive this thread.

mochimama, what a change!

DD didn't ask to nurse this morning when she woke up. I wonder if she'll keep it up? She only nurses for 10 or so minutes at night and in the morning upon waking. If she drops the morning session we'd be down to once a day - I would love that!
Not sure if it's a new sensitivity thing on my part or if not getting milk when she nurses is causing her to latch incorrectly. Either way, it takes a LOT of patience. It just feels... ugh, can't describe it... not nice.

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I have noticed an uptick in nursing, maybe 2-3x/day instead of 1-2x/day. I think it is related to school though. She started 2 weeks ago and it has been a big change. She says my milk taste different, no more puke taste. She latched on the other day and it sounded like she was having an orgasm. She said it tasted so good.

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How did I miss this thread the first time around?

We are still going here. DD2 is nursing twice a day, sometimes more. No pain, but I haven't had any since the 2nd trimester started. I also still have plenty of milk. She seems to be becoming more and more attached to it lately. She is always commenting on how much she loves milky whenever she sees me topless. She also has taken to caressing them when we are snuggling. She says that she wants to share her milky with Baby Sissy when she comes. I am hoping that generosity lasts once it is a reality.

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J is asking more often to nurse again, and it seems to be hurting less... hmmm. I don't know why!

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I think I spoke too soon my last post...dd is back to wanting milk a lot! I think it has to do with her feeling under the weather. I figured colostrum was the best thing for her so nursed her freely. Breasts still hurt a bit, I'm hoping it'll phase out towards the very end. I can't imagine being sore and starting up nursing a newborn!
I need to start reviewing how to get a proper latch--hasn't been a problem with dd for a Loooooooooooooooong time.
How are you other nursing mamas doing?
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Well i am actively only nurseing twice per day, when she first wakes up and when she is going down for a nap. She isn't happy about it but it is getting better.
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We are hanging in there. 2-3x/day, went up a little since dd started school. No soreness, but the contractions are a doozy! I miss having big boobs like when I was pg last time though. They have grown a little and I am surprised that my right breast(dd doesn't nurse on that side anymore) is not bigger than my left.

I have moments when I wish she was done, but it is not going to happen. And right now is not a good time to wean.

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I've had to completely stop the morning nursing session. She was latching on like a straw. I would try to fix it, but nothing I was saying was working. Anybody have any tips on how to re-teach a 3 year old how to latch? She is still nursing to sleep, but that takes literally 3 minutes. The other night she nursed for 10-15 minutes and I thought I was going to cry - contractions, sore nipples... ugh.

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Anybody have any tips on how to re-teach a 3 year old how to latch? She is still nursing to sleep, but that takes literally 3 minutes. The other night she nursed for 10-15 minutes and I thought I was going to cry - contractions, sore nipples... ugh.
Have you tried a different position? Maybe that will help her latch on properly. When dd gets lazy and in a not-so-normal position, I tell her to latch properly. Then she is a drama queen about it, but it works. I use my fingers and tell her how to latch.

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