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I plan to child-led wean, but there's a possibility that I might be pregnant now. (DS is 10 mo)<br><br>
Does ANYONE have success stories about breastfeeding while pregnant??? You know, like plenty of milk, little to no pain or discomfort, etc.? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I want SO much to nurse DS until HE is ready to stop, but I'm a little worried.
 

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Mine isn't so much of a success story, but there were some successes. My milk supply dwindled around 22 weeks, but dd kept nursing (she was 13 months when I found I was pregnant) until just recently, when my colostrum came in around 33 weeks (I think?). She doesnt' like the taste of it, evidently. She is now 20 months.<br><br>
But...and here is the good news...I didn't experience overly sore nipples and nursing was rarely uncomfortable for me. I found it relaxing and wonderful! I am still hoping she will want to nurse when the baby gets here, but we'll see.
 

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My son was 8 months old when I got pg this time. It was uncomfortable in the first trimester, but we sucked it up and got through. He was fine until about 3 wks ago when it started changing to colostrum. Then he was done! No more. I was very sad. I'm hoping when the baby gets here he may be interested again.<br><br>
I was just so determined that we would make it at least a year that I was thrilled that we made it to almost 16 months. I did have to supplement a little (less than 1 can of formula total) because my supply dropped and he still didn't take solids. It wouldn't have been as crucial if I wasn't working, but on weekends I work as an ER nurse and can only pump 2-3 times in a 12 hr shift.
 

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well i am 30 weeks along and DS is 21 months.<br><br>
He nursed like a new born -- all day and all night -- up to June, so i was roughly 24 weeks along. then night weaned hiimself all of the sudden. he continuted daily nurseing (8+ time a day) untill end of July, then he started to taper off -- though i still had milk, i could express with ease.<br><br>
AS of week 28 -- i still had milk, harder to get started, but still had it. however he is nurseing only about once every 3rd day, no matter how much i offer.<br><br>
now at week 30 the milk is changing to colustrum -- one boob making it and the other not expressing anything. he is nurseing every couple of days.<br><br>
I am letting him go like this, as long as he nurses enough to keep his latch. i am hoping he will want to nurse again with the new baby.<br><br>
I think, maybe, had he nursed more the milk would have stayed stronger ?? but i didn't "loose it" till week 28 to 30.<br><br>
the baby will be here in 8 to 10 weeks -- so DS can nurse again then. I let him nurse as much as he wants now, and the colustrum seems to be of more intrest than the old milk 2 weeks ago.<br><br>
If i wanted to wean him -- now i am sure i could -- but i am letting him lead and still offering. I am not sure i will 100% CLW but at not even 2 i have no intrest in pushing him the last little bit.<br><br>
we've had latch on pain, on and off, and sore nipples -- never had them at all in my first pregancy. but it hasn't been bad. i had none of the "creepy feeling" some moms have with latch on on let down ... and what pain i had always was limited to latch on and went away with let down.<br><br>
I think we will succesfully "nurse though" the pregancy -- with jsut this dip in frequency. and i am calling it a successful thiing..... and even more so if he re-nurses with the new one.<br><br>
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congratulations on your pregnancy, Lucilla.<br><br>
my oldest child just completely weaned in the last few weeks at 7yr, 4mos. He has nursed successfully through 3 pregnancy's and in the last year has nursed with 3 other siblings.<br>
He was 7 mos when i got pregnant with #2 and that was a good nursing pregnancy (supply great, no discomfort nursing whatsoever).<br>
My 3rd preg was harder to nurse through (tandeming), and i lost my milk until the colustrum came in, but the boys hung in there and was rewarded by lots of mama milk when the baby was born.<br>
Preg #4 was a suprise, but i triandemed through it. Harder to nurse my boys, but really easy to nurse #3 through that one.<br>
Water is the key for me. Drink lots of it, and frequently. My 3rd preg, i had a hard time drinking water, it made me vomit especially in the morning. Drinking it hot helped, or drinking lots in the afternoon and evening when i could keep it down.<br>
All my babies were born full term, and my last was 10 1/2 lbs even with nursing 3 while he was inutero.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">congratulations on your pregnancy, Lucilla.<br><br>
my oldest child just completely weaned in the last few weeks at 7yr, 4mos. He has nursed successfully through 3 pregnancy's and in the last year has nursed with 3 other siblings.<br>
He was 7 mos when i got pregnant with #2 and that was a good nursing pregnancy (supply great, no discomfort nursing whatsoever).<br>
My 3rd preg was harder to nurse through (tandeming), and i lost my milk until the colustrum came in, but the boys hung in there and was rewarded by lots of mama milk when the baby was born.<br>
Preg #4 was a suprise, but i triandemed through it. Harder to nurse my boys, but really easy to nurse #3 through that one.<br>
Water is the key for me. Drink lots of it, and frequently. My 3rd preg, i had a hard time drinking water, it made me vomit especially in the morning. Drinking it hot helped, or drinking lots in the afternoon and evening when i could keep it down.<br>
All my babies were born full term, and my last was 10 1/2 lbs even with nursing 3 while he was inutero.</div>
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Wow mama, you're amazing!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">my oldest child just completely weaned in the last few weeks at 7yr, 4mos. He has nursed successfully through 3 pregnancy's and in the last year has nursed with 3 other siblings.<br>
He was 7 mos when i got pregnant with #2 and that was a good nursing pregnancy (supply great, no discomfort nursing whatsoever).<br>
My 3rd preg was harder to nurse through (tandeming), and i lost my milk until the colustrum came in, but the boys hung in there and was rewarded by lots of mama milk when the baby was born.<br>
Preg #4 was a suprise, but i triandemed through it. Harder to nurse my boys, but really easy to nurse #3 through that one.<br>
Water is the key for me. Drink lots of it, and frequently. My 3rd preg, i had a hard time drinking water, it made me vomit especially in the morning. Drinking it hot helped, or drinking lots in the afternoon and evening when i could keep it down.<br>
All my babies were born full term, and my last was 10 1/2 lbs even with nursing 3 while he was inutero.</td>
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YOURE MY HERO<br><br>
I sooooooooooooooooo hope Theo picks back up in his nurseing now that teh colstrum is coming in, or when th milk comes in<br><br>
WATER -- yes more water than you could EVER possible think you need. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> the more i drank the less the latch on hurt......<br><br>
Aimee
 

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here's a link to the ongoing tandem tribe thread in the breastfeeding forum.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=500260&highlight=tandem" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ghlight=tandem</a><br><br><br>
and here's a link to an older version of the tandem tribe <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=344519&highlight=tandem+tribe" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...t=tandem+tribe</a> in lactivism forum and<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=269172&highlight=tandem+tribe" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...t=tandem+tribe</a> in this forum<br><br>
lots of success stories there, and struggles too.
 

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the benefits for me nursing while pg was *much* less morning sickness than i had with #1 (and so far so good this time around!), and a fantastic way to get my on-the-go toddler to relax and lay down with me occasionally when i was feeling utterly wiped out - it was amazing how restorative that was for us, and often allowed us to take a nap together in the afternoon.<br><br>
we definitely had our ups and downs over the course of pregnancy, but in the end i know it's what she needed and i'm glad i was able to do that for her. i think it made a big difference in her ability to transition to being a big sis, and helped her and her brother to bond.
 

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I felt prepared to face the "challenges" of nursing through a pregnancy, and was pleasantly surprised when it didn't turn out to be all that challenging after all.<br>
I didn't experience a lot of soreness--sometimes a little unfamiliar discomfort, but nothing terrible. I might not have even noticed this "discomfort" if I hadn't been waiting for it.<br>
My milk supply decreased--I don't think there's any way around that--but it was never much of a problem. My son was 12 months when we got pregnant, and was beginning to eat more and more solids, plus my supply didn't really dwindle until later in the pregnancy. Whenever I began producing colostrum, I don't even know exactly when that was--it was fine with him. He never flinched.<br>
Now we've been happily tandem nursing for 9 months.<br>
Congratulations on your pregnancy (if you *are* pregnant), and best of luck as you continue your nursing relationship with your son.
 

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I have to agree with Red.<br><br>
I read Adventures in tandam Nurseing, adn anything else i could find before TTC -- I wanted to be sure i was ready. I was not going to unduely effect Theo with the pregancy.<br><br>
I had soooooooo few of the "concerns" too. I did have latch on pain, but ONLY at latch, and not even all THAT bad -- though noticable <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and more water helped. the nurseing itself never hurt. i had no "creepy-crawling feelings" or any other "antsy" or "anxious" feeling during nurseing. Milk held out till well 27 or 28, and now at 30.5 colustrum is coming in -- Theo is setting his own mind on nurseing, he is not nurseingmuch now but still maintains a latch so i hope to get to nurse himw ith the new one.<br><br>
All in all it was a lot better than i prepared for.<br><br>
Aimee
 

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Congratulations!<br><br>
I got pregnant when DD was 10.5 months old and nursed her throughout my pregnancy. She's still nursing today. I didn't see any significant drop in supply and the first and third trimesters were pretty easy. I got the heebie-jeebies pretty bad during the second trimester, mostly at night, but then she night-weaned (on her own) and that took care of that. So all in all, I'd say my experience was pretty easy. It took some determination and willpower, but I was pretty blessed.
 
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