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Breastfeeding while pregnant

Is anyone else currently bfing a baby/toddler? My 15 month old still nurses a few times a day, and at least once at night. I'm pretty nervous about my milk drying up, because she is super attached to the boob! Has anyone tried motherlove more milk two? It's supposed to be designed for pregnant & nursing moms.


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Still nursing here too. I haven't tried the tea but I have heard about it. I'm currently reading Adventures in Tandem Nursing (from LLL) which is very informational!

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Ooo maybe I'll check that out! I just ordered some of the motherlove stuff. It's actually not the tea, but drops that you take I already feel like my supply has taken a big dip. I'm so torn about if I'll just let it go, and possibly wean my daughter, or try to tandem nurse.


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I am still nursing but I know from previous pregnancies that my supply won't last. We are only nursing a couple times a day now so I don't think we will last. This was pretty upsetting for me the first time I lost supply but now I am okay with it. We found other ways to bond.
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I am still nursing but I know from previous pregnancies that my supply won't last. We are only nursing a couple times a day now so I don't think we will last. This was pretty upsetting for me the first time I lost supply but now I am okay with it. We found other ways to bond.
Love your statement "We found other ways to bond." My 19-month old was/is very attached to mommy milk and was nursing around 4 to 5 times a day and around 3-4 times a night. When I started bleeding a week ago the doctor said I needed to quit. The daytime feeds were the easiest to drop - we started with nursing only at nap and night time. We've been working on night weaning now for 3-4 days and it's pretty rough. Today he stayed attached during the whole 2 hour nap - not fun! And protested when I finally took him off. I had a little spotting after that too, so tomorrow we're moving to nursing once in the early morning and once at bedtime only. It's a bit rough for both of us as he usually nursed to sleep and since the doctor also said I can't carry him that cuts out the other way I often put him to sleep. We are really focusing on reading books together LOTS during this transition time.

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Still nursing a 2.5yo 1x a day. My nipples are so sore! I'm thinking we'll wean in a few weeks but I'm having trouble letting it go. I do feel like we're approaching the time tho.
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I just need to whine about how bad my nipples hurt right now. Like scratch my eyeballs out, then want to throw up sore. I wish my DD were older so I wouldn't think twice about weaning, but 15 months is still so little and she loves it so much. I am just going to tough it out, I've heard the soreness goes away for the most part after the first trimester.

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Aww that sounds horrible @sarahl918 I hope it gets better for you very soon!


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My 19 month old still nurses throughout the night and is off and on the breast all day. I would really like him to be sleeping solid through the night when the baby comes. Preferably in his own room. I am happy to tandem feed but no way do I want to be super pregnant in august with a toddler attached to me all night.
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That's a good point @taters . I would like my daughter to at least be night weaned I think, by the time baby comes.


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Oh, the pain! It's like little needles in my nipples! Thankfully it's not all the time so I'm handling it for now. Erica, I hope the bleeding stops soon. I've never heard that nursing can cause bleeding in early pregnancy. Is he suggesting that the nursing may cause a miscarriage?

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@Soleilmama333 , I've noticed the pain is worse if I don't make sure I drink enough water through the day.... fortunately most of us are probably already trying to drink lots of fluids but now with the nausea I can't chug like I used to!

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I haven't tried any herbs yet, because my milk supply is still very abundant. My DD is 20 months, and I am 8 weeks. I would like to start night weaning after she turns two. Does anyone know of a good night-weaning children's book?
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I'm still nursing my 12 month old at night. She is bottle fed during the day as she refused to keep nursing when there were things to see and do. She is actually my longest nurser. DS was never breast fed as he was 7 week early and it was too hard for him to breast feed (pumped and fed for 6 months), DD1 nursed for 10 months and then decided she had had enough and would only take a bottle (she could eat faster from a bottle and watch everything that happened around her). Luckily, DD2 sleeps through the night most nights and I only feed her right before bed and when she wakes up in the morning. So far my nipples are doing ok but I doubt that will last long. I would be surprised if she felt the need to keep nursing for much longer.

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I'm so glad there is a group of us nursing while pregnant! DD is almost 15months and still nursing throughout the day and night. Nursing is light during the day maybe 3x a day depending on how she feels and longer sessions at night. I still think shes very dependent on nursing but I have noticed some differences since I've been pregnant, like her pushing my breast away when shes done.
My nipples are pretty sore but its not all the time. My milk supply is good and I offer a lot to ensure it stays that way. I would love to have her night weaned, I don't mind nursing to sleep but if she could sleep through the night when baby comes, Lord willing, that would be great!
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Hello! Nursing a 23-month-old here. Really wanting to make it through the pregnancy and tandem nurse. Hoping that my supply hangs in there, as I'm not interested in weaning this very sweet, very breast-attached baby.

I do think that it'd be nice if she night weaned by the time September rolls around... tandeming at night sounds challenging! (But I guess we can do anything, right? )

Feeling some strong nipple sensitivity, especially during let-down. I might look into that supplement for nursing while pregnant - sounds great!
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@sgsnyder I'm hoping my 15 month old night weans too.. And that she then sleeps a little better, haha. I can dream, right? my girl is very breast attached too. I hope your supply stays up and that you can tandem!


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My nurser slept from 11:30 till 6:00 this morning. I was so happy for the sleep.


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Juniper that sounds like heaven!!

My right nipple is killing me I don't know if it's hormones, lazy latch, or the molars she's getting. But ouch!!


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Upon closer inspection, it looks like I have a tiny blister at the very base of my nipple. I'm thinking it's from her top teeth rubbing/a lazy latch. What can I do? This thing hurts!


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@dahlia810 can you ask her to make sure she opens wide to latch on? I've been telling my DD to "say ah!" Before giving her the boob, it helps. They do get lazy with the latching the older they get. Haha
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I've been trying to tell her that, and show her right before she nurses. So far she hasn't mimicked it, but hopefully she'll pick it up soon! I also try to make sure her latch is deep enough and that helps.


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Try keeping her close as possible to the breast, too, I've noticed that relieves a bit of the pain from the tugging. Have you got a copy of Adventures in Tandem Nursing? Loads of good info/tips in that book about breastfeeding through pregnancy and beyond!

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Well, it looks like my little one is finally done nursing. She has switched over to the bottle and cups completely now. I've tried offering but she's refused the last couple of days. I suppose it's a good thing as I think my supply was almost gone and it was really starting to hurt.

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I am still nursing my 22 month old and he is very very attached to his nanas so I'm hoping to nurse for as long as possible. We don't nurse during the day too much anymore unless he is feeling tired or crabby but he still nurses at night quite a bit. I weaned my daughter when I was pregnant with him because it was driving me crazy so I'm hoping I don't get to that point this time around.


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My kids calls them na-nas too!
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My niece also calls it na na. My DD calls it "meh meh" which sounds a little too similar to "mama" I think it's because I started calling it "mama milk." She mostly just signs for milk.

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My DD weaned at 27 months. Her name for them was "neff." I have no idea where that came from. I was amused when we camping at Mother Neff State Park. :-)


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I am still nursing my almost 23mo. I have nursed all of my children through the next pregnancy and then tandem nursed after. My milk always dries up at 16 or 17 weeks and colostrum comes in around 22 or 23 weeks, so we do have a few weeks of dry nursing, but they always continue. I have just finally night weaned my little monkey.
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Nursing my 19 month old over here! So comforted to read all of your experiences. My nipples hurt sooo much too. She likes to rub the other nipple while nursing and I have to block that as the pain is too much. I, too, feel increased nausea while nursing. Maybe that will subside when he first trimester passes? I'm hoping to continue nursing as long as my daughter wants to nurse, but also hoping she night weans so I can get some sleep before jumping right back on the 24 hour milk train! My LO nurses about 3 times a day and twice at night. We bed share and I'm hoping she transitions to her own bed before the new baby comes.
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