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any one have any advice for nutrition, supplements, anything at all about how they delt with breast feeding a toddler (my dd is 16 months old) and still sustaining a healthy pregnancy and a healthy MOMMA.<br>
i think i am pregnant...i am not opposed to tandum nursing and i planned on letting my dd wean at her own pace.<br>
but now that i am really here trying to picture it all and already feeling low energy etc, it makes me wonder if i am truly capable.<br>
any one?<br>
my dd is already self weaning some...but some nights i feel like she will suck my nipple off.<br>
and i remember how bad my boobs hurt and how tired i was with 1#,<br>
i don't know if i can really cope with all that and still give my dd the beautiful breast feeding exp. she is used to<br>
(you know the one where you are NOT thinking ohhh my god, get off my boob!)<br>
thnaks
 

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I never really thought about it, I just did it. I knew that weaning DD before she was ready was NOT an option! Don't overanalyze everything. Eat a healthy diet, eat when you are hungry, drink lots of water. Don't fill up on junk food. No biggie, just common sense stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> The growing fetus will get all the nutrients it needs. Your milk will still be good for toddler. there were times when my nipples were too sore to let DD nurse very long. I just told her the nummies hurt, and that I just couldn't let her nurse longer than five minutes (or some other arbitrary time limit). She was very sweet and understanding about it, would pat my breasts and say "poor nummies, I hope they feel better soon" and she'd hug me and fall asleep with her cheek on my breast. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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how sweet.....<br>
hope my little life sucker will be as understanding<br>
i am so excited about having another baby...sigh<br>
i feel like i won the lottery
 

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I am currently tandem nursing AND pregnant. I have been drinking raspberry leaf tea and nettles tea daily. Both are great for pregnancy, great for nutrition (iron and calcium to name a few of the minerals), and great for milk supply. I tend to have a hard time keeping on weight while nursing so it has been a challenge, especially since I was so nauseated during my first 16 weeks or so (actually I still am somewhat nauseous at 19+ weeks). I try to snack constantly, eat lots of protien, drink the teas I mentioned as well as lots of water, and rest as much as I can. I think nursing 2 has been a little harder on me nutritionally, but I am feeling pretty good all in all.<br><br>
Good luck, sometimes the nipple soreness and icky feelings are hard (especially those all night nursing sessions) but the benefits make it worthwhile. Tandem nursing has been a great experience for us!! (my nurslings are 3.5 years and 15 months)
 

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I have a 2 month old DD now, but when I was pregnant with her and nursing my 2.5 year old, I didnt really do anything different except make sure I drank enough and ate enough protein. I was worried about things like having a very small baby (she ended up being 9 lbs 10 oz though!) or having contractions too early from the nipple stimulation, but none of that ever happened.<br><br>
By the end of the pregnancy I was happy to still be breastfeeding because I was so tired and just wanted to lay around and Paityn was always happy to lay beside me and nurse.<br><br>
The hardest part was how sore my boobs were and then trying to position us when I got bigger! Paityn had always liked to do the cradle hold (I think its called), but we werent able to anymore.<br><br>
So far I am loving tandem nursing! I think its been a really sweet experience for both of my girls. The 1st time Naiya ever nursed was with her big sister! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I'm just jumping in with another related question. I could be pregnant and was reading Mothering magazine this month and in one of the letters to the editor, a woman mentions that she advised to use progesterone cream to prevent miscarriage while nursing. Does anyone know more about this? Do you think that she had a particular situation or should I go looking for progesterone cream. I am paranoid about miscarriage and this sent my paranoia through the roof. I hope this question is ok to add since it's related. Thanks for any info.
 

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Cathy,<br><br>
I didnt read that letter in Mothering so dont know what her situation was, but when I was very newly pregnant with Naiya I started spotting and was very worried - I had had a miscarriage 4 months prior.<br><br>
My midwife told me I could take natural progesterone cream if I wanted to, although she didnt know if it would "work" or not. I didnt end up taking it and still carried her to term obviously, even after several weeks of bleeding/spotting...<br><br>
Im sure that doesnt help you at all but figured I would go ahead and tell you my experience!
 

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thanks mom2baldie.<br>
any info is helpful, but it looks like i won't need it this month <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
a woman blessed with 2 beautiful boys should never complain, but i'm bummed it's taking a few months this time. i'm blaming the bf but who knows? more likely the lack of opportunities to give it a whirl<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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