Join Date: Apr 2006
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I'm nursing 3. (oh.my.goodness. I never dreamed I'd say that) DS1 is 4 and still nurses at bedtime and now that there is milk again has started asking at other times (when he's hurt, tired, hungry...etc) I can usually distract him but it did come in handy today when I had a huge let down and both DS2 (2 weeks old) and DD (2 years old) were sleeping. DD is a nursing fiend again. She'd nurse all.day.long. if I'd let her. I don't though, I distract her with drinks, snacks and cuddles. DS2 loves nursing when he's awake...but he's a sleepy baby.
We're doing quite well. DH had to go back to work when DS2 was 2 days old because he's in training and is not allowed time off for any.reason.at.all. during training. So we're managing.
Bedtime is tiring for me. I don't often stay awake through it. I nurse one down, roll over, nurse another one down, roll over, nurse the first back down, try to get up and get the third down with a stop back in to nurse down one or two again. (DS1 is not so hard except for him waking his siblings, he'll nurse for a 10 count and normally roll over and fall asleep on his own. )