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I can't believe she won't just give it up .... but Penelope is still nursing at least once a day and asking for it more and more it seems.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Yes, Rowan (2.5) seems to be wanting to nurse more often lately. She cut back a lot mid-pregnancy, I think she might be doing it more these days because she is getting more milk again. At one point I was thinking she just might be weaned by the time the baby comes, but doesn't look like that will happen now.
 

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I am. Delia nurses to sleep at night, and has been asking almost every morning too, which I usually refuse.<br><br>
I am looking forward to hopefully being more comfortable after the baby is here and letting her nurse a little more if she wants to. Use her for a little foremilk-emptying!<br><br>
She's exactly three and a half today (the 20th).
 

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I am still nursing my 1 year old at least twice a day and several times through the night and of course if anything traumatic happens to her.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> My 2 year old asks every couple of days or so, he was getting sick a couple of weeks ago and was asking more often.I'm nervous about nursing 3 of them.
 

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sammy still nurses and lately has been so excited that there is something there that he has been asking more often. Im fine with it. He stopped in the middle yesterday, looked up at me with a huge grin and said "big milkies mommy in der!" SO I SQUEEZED AND SHOT HIM IN THE EYE. WOOHOOO he was so happy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am still nursing my 1 year old at least twice a day and several times through the night and of course if anything traumatic happens to her.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> My 2 year old asks every couple of days or so, he was getting sick a couple of weeks ago and was asking more often.I'm nervous about nursing 3 of them.</div>
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Still nursing (just turned 5 last week) although it's once every few wks right now. I'm sure it'll pick up for a little while when he sees the new baby nursing. He is going to be so surprised when I get all that milk lol. He's a little frustrated with the colostrum, he said my milk was stuck. And interestingly he claims it doesn't taste any different than usual.
 

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I am still nursing them just cuz its easier than hearing them cry, I can't bear it even for 5 minutes.I'm a lazy lima bean take the path of least resisitance.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I really hope it'll be just the newborn and DD.Thanks for the encouragement!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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One thing no one mentionned is the pain! Am I the only one? We're extra careful about his latch, and I tell him "gentle, gentle" but still end up gasping, whining and gripping my boob like he's about to bite it off. Then a contraction comes from all the excitement. The high I get from nursing (once the pain subsides) and my lack of desire to get off the couch are about the only things that keep me going!
 

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Yep, still nursing DS at least before bed. And yep, it's painful. It's short though so it's tolerable. And lately he tells me there's a little bit of milk in there. Hmmm...
 

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It has gotten painful again but only right as DD latches then it gets better.I guess once she gets a flow going?
 

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I am nursing my 2.5 year old. Mostly to sleep at ngiht and if he gets up in the night. Sometimes it really hurts and I have to tell him I can't nurse him because it hurts mama. He's usually ok with it.<br><br>
I have started talking to him about the baby nursing aswell. He has ALWAYS nursed on one side. So he says the baby can have the other one. I guess he doesn't care; to him, it doesn't work.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
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I've had pain coming and going for months. Lately we are working on latch too. For some reason dd just doesn't want to take the right breast all the way into her mouth. It's very frustrating for both of us. The last 3 nights she woke up to nurse, after being night weaned for about 5-6 mos. She wakes from a dream crying about her cup not having any soy milk in it. Dh thinks she is just hungry and we should try giving her just that, a cup of soy milk. I'll believe it when I see it. She wants to nurse all day, too.<br><br>
I'm finding myself getting so irritated with the night waking. I limit her to 10 mins, and I'm staring at the clock the whole time, wondering how time could possibly be passing so slowly. She cries when I pull her off, which is also new. For a while she was pretty agreeable to nursing for 10 mins then cuddling to sleep, but she seems anxious all day now. It's like she's regressing before the new baby is even born.
 

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It's painful for me. I actually asked my daughter today "Are you forgetting how to nurse?!" I have to explain it every time, open really wide, put your tongue over your bottom teeth (she pulls it back almost immediately), use your tongue, not your teeth to squeeze, etc etc etc. Tonight I nursed her a bit but she wasn't asleep and after an hour up in bed with her I finally said let's go downstairs (this was around 10:30) and she didn't fall asleep until after 12:30! I'm sure this would be happening during natural weaning anyway, but it's so not fun. She's already been staying up later and sleeping later becuase it's light out so much later, but midnight-to-noon is probably not the best sleeping time for a three year old!
 

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Still nursing here. It's becoming <i>less</i> painful than it has been for months, but depends on the time of day.<br><br>
I am <b>VERY</b> worried about nursing two through the night, though!
 

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Along with working on their latch (showing them how to open wide, stick tongue out before latching, etc.) one thing that works really well is getting them back belly-to-belly with you and tucking in their chin. If their chin is tucked a bit, it gets those top teeth off your nipple, and is much more comfy!<br><br>
Toddler/preschooler latches and positioning ofteh just get lazy, but if it's work on the latch or no nursing, they're usually highly motivated to work hard on their latch LOL!
 

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DD weaned herself when I was around 20 weeks pg. But then got really sick when I was around 30 weeks and started nursing again. Now she is asking for it anytime I sit down at home. We've gone from nothing to like 15 times a day. And I know she's not getting much, because it's just colostrum and I can't really even express that much when I try...just a few drops. She doesn't swallow often when she's nursing. It seems like she's just doing it for the comfort. I'm sure she can tell that something is changing. I was totally excited about tandeming in the beginning of this pg. But then when she weaned, I really got used to the idea of having only one nursling when the baby came. I then allowed myself to get excited that I would only have to nurse one. Now I'm nervous about nursing two, but I'm sure all will be well. I don't nurse dd to sleep or at night now, so I think that will be much easier.
 
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