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Just curious. We gave it up about 6 weeks ago when I completely dried up. DS still asks for "na-nas" then laughs and tells me they are empty.
 

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My dd is! I'm actually starting to look forward now to tandem nursing. My milk has definitely changed over now, so I figure if she's still nursing now, she will be when the baby is born. I don't get any braxton hicks nursing now, but I think when this baby is ready to come it could help move things along.
 

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Rarely, but he's latching a couple times a week....I figure it won't be long before milk comes back or I have a baby and I fully expect him to want sursies round the clock like his sister .....At least I hope so because I'm so not ready for him to be done! We've had more colds, etc. in the last 4 weeks since the milk is gone than I care to think about
 

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Are we ever! For awhile there DS was down to 1 or 2x a day, but the last few weeks he's back up to his old frequency, nursing 4, 5 or more times a day. I don't know what the deal is, as along with this he's gotten super clingy and All About Mama in a way he hasn't been for a long, long time. Maybe he just senses the change that's coming? Maybe it's developmentally appropriate for his age (31mo)? Who knows. Anyway there's little doubt in my mind I'll be tandeming with him and the baby... for while I wondered if he'd wean before then. Oh and my nipples are sore again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> the pain-free nursing only lasted a couple months.
 

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Yep, us too. It was crazy for awhile, but now he nurses at least morning, noon and night (although I think he does the night one out of some sort of routine, not really like he needs the milk b/c he can latch on, take a couple swallows, unlatch and roll over to go to sleep).<br><br>
The pain is back like Allison said; the pain-free nursing didn't last long here either. I'm ready for this baby to get here so I can start tandeming and not have such sore nipples from the pregnancy hormones.
 

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Still nursing here. About 3 times a day but sometimes more. I would have been happy for him to wean before new baby arrives, but since he nursed through the dry spell and is now happily gulping colostrum, I'm pretty positive that we will be tandem nursing.<br><br>
I hate feeling the way I do about nursing him (aversion and pain), so I'm really ready for the milk come in and the pregnancy hormones to turn off so I can enjoy it again (I hope that's what happens!)<br><br>
Glad to be hanging in there with you guys.
 

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We are! My toddler is at about 5-6 times per day, and my milk production hasn't really slowed, although it has been more painful to nurse her than before, which is sad. Sometimes I have to stop her just because it hurts! But basically we are at a don't offer, don't refuse point.<br><br>
Since they will be close together (about 19 months), I never intended to wean dd#1 before dd#2 arrived. It will be interesting to see how tandem nursing goes! I'm a little wary and a little excited about it all at the same time.
 

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No <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> we weaned in August. It was just too painful. If DD had been younger (she was 2 1/2) or if she had resisted harder, I would have stuck it through. But she accepted it pretty easily, there was no more milk, and I feel OK about it all. Glad to see that you all stuck it through! Good for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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No. DD (24 months) hasn't nursed in four weeks. She had gone 10 days before that, and several three day stretches before that. I was very upset at first and did a couple days of crying spells. Now that I am "through" it, I feel really good and proud of her in many ways. She suddenly seems so much more independent. I sure that knowing I will be nursing again in a matter of weeks has helped a lot with the transition. Sooner or later I will get around to using the word "weaned..." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
A big congratulations to all of us, if I do say so myself, for doing whatever we did with our nurslings this pregnancy. We've all done what we have done, easy or not, with the best in mind for everyone! Good luck to those who will tandem and good luck to those of us who will be starting up again!!
 

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Yup, I am.<br>
My milk dried up when my son was almost 3...but he is still comfort nursing occasionally...moreso since he has been going through major transition (started school).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I hate feeling the way I do about nursing him (aversion and pain), so I'm really ready for the milk come in and the pregnancy hormones to turn off so I can enjoy it again (I hope that's what happens!)</div>
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Ditto that! I hate it that I get so irritated with him for nursing. some days the feeling of it drives me mad. I am really hoping that once the baby is born that goes away.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I get so irritated with him for nursing. some days the feeling of it drives me mad.</div>
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Me too! Me too! My son has a bad habit of just flicking at the nipple when he's distracted, which...omigosh, it's all I can do to just yank the nipple out of his mouth and say "Please don't do that with mommy's nipple - it hurts" because, oh, it drives me bat-sh#@*!<br><br>
So, yeah, we're still nursing. Mainly only at night, but I've noticed some extra mommy-clinging as we are getting closer to our due date, which translates into extra nursing. I've been chalking it up to a growth spurt, but maybe it's just feeling insecure about what "sharing mommy" might be like.
 

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DD quit without any encouragement from me about three weeks ago. Apartenly I am "yucky: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I know it's probably best with twins on the way - but it's still a little sad. She'll ask to nurse every now and then and pretend latches on and then shakes her ehad or laughs at me - kinda like a cruel little game. It will be interesting to see what she thinks when the babies are nursing all the time.
 

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We still are! Down to 1x everyday sometimes 3 days he goes without at a time. I don't really offer but don't refuse. My colostrum came in sometime around 24 wks. He hasn't complained about the change at all.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We still are! Down to 1x everyday sometimes 3 days he goes without at a time. I don't really offer but don't refuse. My colostrum came in sometime around 24 wks. He hasn't complained about the change at all.</div>
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We are just about the same as you. DS just turned 3.5, and he sometimes goes a few days, especially if we are very busy. Otherwise, it is just one time in the wee hours of the morning. And I think he might be a little sick at the moment, so it has been a little more during the night. Who knows whether he will still be nursing when Baby comes. Either way is fine by me. It doesn't hurt as much as it did in early pregnancy. OTOH, it doesn't feel great, either! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ditto that! I hate it that I get so irritated with him for nursing. some days the feeling of it drives me mad. I am really hoping that once the baby is born that goes away.</div>
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Same here. She only nurses twice per day- naptime and bedtime. But OMG to I have to fight back the irritation if she nurses and doesn't fall asleep for a nap. Sometimes she'll ask at other times & I just can't do it. I feel terrible about it, but it has never not been painful since I've been pregnant. I can live with the pain twice per day, but no more than that. Overall, she's really handled it well and hasn't resisted too stongly (which is so NOT her personality) so I feel like she's OK through it. We've made it up with more sit down and play with toys time (not at all my favorite activity) or more reading time or just more attention in general.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My son has a bad habit of just flicking at the nipple when he's distracted, which...omigosh, it's all I can do to just yank the nipple out of his mouth and say "Please don't do that with mommy's nipple - it hurts" because, oh, it drives me bat-sh#@*!</div>
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Ack, DS loves to sit and play with the nipple with his hands, stick it in his ear or his eye (he's a strange one, he is). Would drive me nuts even if I weren't pg, and like you it takes a lot of restraint to react calmly. Fortunately, I managed to break his true twiddling habit back in the early weeks of pregnancy.. i can barely handle his playing now but twiddling the other side while nursing... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wild.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wild">
 
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