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What is the age difference between your tandem nursers?

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I'm wondering bc my ds is going to be almost 3 1/2 by the time #2 is born, and I expect that we will be tandeming, but then I got to thinking:<br><br>
My milk supply will diminish during pregnancy, and he may not be as needy for nursing now as he was when he was younger. I'm wondering how hard he'll work for it while I'm pregnant or whether or not he might self-wean due to lack of milk.<br><br>
He's already starting to go all day without nursing sometimes, but this is mainly when we are out and about. When we are home he could still nurse every couple of hours. Night nursing is still pretty consistently every 2-3 hours, but he has started to tease me with occasional longer stretches (like last night, when for the first time ever he went 8 HOURS!!! OMG!!! but tonight he has already woken once to nurse).
 

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my first 2 tandemers were 22 months apart.<br><br>
My tandemers now are almost exactly 3 1/2 years apart. Mesa did stop nursing a lot when I was pregnant. Even when Levi was a newborn she refrained- she was concerned about him having enough milk. awwww. Of course now that he is as big as she is (j/k- but he's already doubled his birth weight at 3 months) she has no worries and nurses 2x a day.
 

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My 2 girls are about 2.5 years apart.<br><br>
Paityn did not stop (or even slow) nursing throughout my pregnancy, even though I think my milk supply went down to almost nothing. She nursed as a hobby, so it didnt seem to bother her at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> She has really enjoyed my having milk again though.
 

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My dd and ds are 2 year & 3 months apart.<br><br>
Dd nursed all the way through my pregnancy. I had the exact same questions as you. I thought for sure that she would wean herself in my fifth month, since my milk diminshed completely. I was dry as a bone and she still kept on! Then when my milk came in, whoo boy!<br><br>
Dd stopped waking to nurse right before her brother was born, so it worked out nicely.
 

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My milk supply completely crashed somewhere in the first trimester. Dd kindly informed me of this and requested more milk. She's been bravely dry nursing, though less frequently and for a *much* shorter period (like, on and off), and I'm pretty sure she'll make it through to March.
 

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My babe is due in Jan, and Ds is 2 1/2 and is nursing like crazy. I was hoping he would self wean but no luck!! He did slow down quit a bit though around 5 months....my milk completely dried up, but is back to nursing all the time.
 

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My kids are 27 months apart and I tandem nursed for almost two years. Pregnancy did not slow down Hollis, but he must have started eating a lot more solid food. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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DS was 3 yrs 11 mos when dd was born. He has always been a big nurser. He may have slowed down a bit due to the lower/no milk supply. I think he still nursed as frequently, but for less time. I also would encourage less time if I was feeling very sore. He was probably nursing in the am, before nap (which he quickly gave up), after nap, before night, often in the night. Then the nap nusing stopped due to not napping... Right after dd was born, he was pretty excited about the milk coming back and nursed more frequently. I got VERY engorged, which wasn't nice, but ds would sometimes help me out. Sometimes he was just too busy with his own stuff. Probably sometime during the newborn period he went back to less frequent nursing, still at least two times a day. 9 mos later, he still enjoys twice a day and sometimes asks why we don't nurse more (when he sees dd nursing)... Rarely do we nurse during the day and some nights or mornings he skips a nurse.
 

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My first two children are exactly 3.5 years apart. My oldest nursed through the pregnancy and continued to nurse until he was almost 4 1/2. Lack of milk during the pregnancy didn't faze him.
 

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I'm due end of Jan / early Feb - DS turned two a couple weeks ago and is nursing like a maniac. He didn't seem to care that I had no milk for months, just kept on going - although now that I have colostrum he has been nursing even more. What's funny is that he was almost weaned before I got pregnant - he would only nurse like once at bedtime - now he nurses all the time! :LOL<br><br>
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My first two tandem nurslings were almost 19 months apart. I then tandem nursed through pregnancy and my youngest two were 23 months apart ... youngest and oldest were 3.5 years apart. My oldest self-weaned on his fifth birthday, my now 4- and 2- year olds continue to nurse.<br><br>
CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS on your pregnancy!!!
 

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