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Are you currently nursing a child? My nursling is 25 months. My older child sometimes asks to "pretend nurse."
 

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yes. DS is 21 months and nursing. Not as much anymore as I'm drying up. He'll nurse good once or twice a day otherwise he takes a sip, says empty and hops down. He's nightweaned now too which is nice. I get a bit more sleep.<br>
DD weaned when I was preggo w/ DS. Once the boobs were empty, she lost interest. He's doing the same sort of thing, so I don't know how much longer we have. He even insisted on a slumber party at grandma's house last week. No problems without being able to nurse and slept better for grandma than he's ever slept for me.
 

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Ethan is 17 months and nursing about once or twice a day. He doesn't seem to mind my lower supply at all and is happy to "amme" or "tswitch" just for cozyness. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yes, my DD is 25 months and still nursing several times per day & night. If anything has changed with my milk... she's not telling!
 

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<b><i><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';"><span style="font-size:large;"><span>Yes my dd caitlin she's nearly 16 mths</span></span></span></i></b>
 

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My almost 1 yo dd who won't be weaning anytime soon. If I was able to nurse through 5 months of thrush, I can handle nursing through pregnancy! Please remind me of that in a couple months <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
love and peace. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Same here. Dd is almost a year and we have no intention of weaning. I'm just hoping my milk will stay so she doesn't have to go through any trauma.
 

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mine is 25 months and was telling me that the boobies are empty with half a nipple in her mouth. Although today she seemed to think there was more milk and i hear her swallowing.<br>
It is relly sore though especially when she first latches and i have to try realy hard to to grimace. I don't want her to think she is hurting me
 

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yes...dd is 18months. And very very VERY fond of her "boom booms". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My supply seems fine during the day, but dd wants to nurse 5-6 times at night and honestly, there just isn't enough there these days. Which leads to a very unhappy (and crying) dd and a VERY sore (and crying) mama. Dh and I are working with the NCSS for toddlers to find a nightweaning balance that will work a bit better. I'm hoping that we can convince her that dh is a good night-time care provider...right now if the booms aren't there, ready, waiting, and filled with milk she gets pretty put out! Which I understand, but as there is nothing I can do about it for another 8-9 months....well, we need a better solution!<br><br>
I did have a lot of pain early in our nursing relationship (a deeply cracked nipple which led to blood everywhere everytime I nursed for the first 2-3 months) so I'm familiar with some coping strategies, but if dd night weans herself I wont be too upset. Of course she's welcome to keep nursing and she's welcome to wean and then "unwean", but if she decides she'd rather sleep I'm not going to cry (well, not too much...just a little). I think keeping the daytime nursing (I WOH but still) wont be as much of a problem since I do seem to have a good letdown then. It's just the night time hours that are killer.<br><br>
But I'm so glad other mamas are going through the same thing...I know the nursing beyond infancy forum is there and it's a great resource, but it can seem a bit impersonal, you know? It's nice having a group of mamas all at about the same place!
 

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DD is 17 months and still nursing many times each day. She often, but not always wakes once to nurse at night as well. We don't cosleep (she shared our bedroom until her first birthday, but always had her own bed) so the nighttime nursing is less frequent for that reason, I think. I think my supply is decreasing, and I'm having some discomfort, but so far she seems to be taking it all in stride. She does get angry if she asks to nurse and I try to put her off, but as long as I let her try, she's usually willing to accept it if the milk is less than abundant.<br><br>
It's funny, but I've had more negative reactions from family and friends to my intention to nurse through the pregnancy (if DD wants to) than to my decision to homebirth. Who woulda thunk it?
 

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My son is still nursing and he is 38 months. We only nurse at night but it is getting hard, my breasts are sooo sore. He recently, within the past 5 months, moved into his own bed in his sister's room and still wakes up mid night to come to my bed. I am hoping to wean him soon but it is a challenge that I keep putting off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">. I'm just going to play it by ear and see how things go.
 

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My nursling is 20 months and still nurses almost every two hours around the clock. If I'm not there during the day she can go longer, but if I'm there, watch out!! Even if I lose my milk, I don't see her weaning, so I guess it's Adventures in Tandem Nursing!!
 

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DS has almost weaned himself It's been quite sad for me. He is impatient with empty munchies and nurses for a total of 10 minutes in 24 hours. He usually wants a quickie after his nap, which has been lasting 30 seconds each side, and then when he goes to bed, which he seems to get more out of. That's it. He'd rather suck his thumb than nurse on an empty boob. He's not quite two and I wanted him to nurse longer! He's completely night weaned himself and would rather eat breakfast than nurse in the morning. I'm a bit heartbroken over his decisions, but I can't force him...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">DS has almost weaned himself It's been quite sad for me. He is impatient with empty munchies and nurses for a total of 10 minutes in 24 hours. He usually wants a quickie after his nap, which has been lasting 30 seconds each side, and then when he goes to bed, which he seems to get more out of. That's it. He'd rather suck his thumb than nurse on an empty boob. He's not quite two and I wanted him to nurse longer! He's completely night weaned himself and would rather eat breakfast than nurse in the morning. I'm a bit heartbroken over his decisions, but I can't force him...</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> it is a happy and sad milestone
 

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I have two nurslings: DD turned 2 last weekend and DS will be 4 in December. Both nurse quite a bit, so we'll have to see how things turn out come next June <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, he's 13 months.<br><br>
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Wow! Our kids are/are going to be almost exactly the same ages...<br>
my daughter was born 9/7/05 and my due date is 6/10/07<br><br>
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I'm nursing my 13 month old daughter. It has been rough for the last week or so. My nipples feel like they are getting more sensitive (although I never really had this with my first pregnancy, although maybe b/c I wasn't nursing I didn't notice!). Add to that that my daughter is cutting three molars and is chomping (read cutting) my nipples fairly regularly while latching on. Yikes! I'm hoping this will pass.<br><br>
I'm really glad to see this thread because I feel like nursing is going to be my biggest challenge for this pregnancy. I'm wondering if others have considered weaning? Or if those with older kids ever weaned while pregnant before? My plan with my daughter was always to let her set the time table unless there was some reason that I felt I really needed to stop. This pregnancy was sort of a suprise and so it has thrown a bit of a monkey wrench into my thinking. I guess what I worry about is that I will feel the need to wean (in a sad but honest kind of way) at some point in this pregnancy/new babydom and that I won't feel like I can wean her then becasue it would be really unfair (like you have to stop but this baby will get to/gets to nurse). I suppose this is always the balance of sharing your body with your children (a privilidge I feel so lucky to have but one which can be exhausting at times). My daughter is currently a quickie nurser who does what I like to call "nip and sip" all day with a good nursing in the morning and usually one more at some point during the day. She spontaneously stopped night nursing at about 11 months. She is a very introverted kid and uses nursing to regroup while out in the world very frequently. I try to imagine this pattern with a newborn and I'm not sure I can. And who knows! ... maybe she'll wean herself in a month (although I doubt it) and maybe I'll tandem nurse and love it... I just can't seem to get my thoguhts sorted out on this subject!<br><br>
Okay I'm going to stop now. Thanks to those who got this far. This subject has clearly been weighing on my mind and I clearly needed to think through some of it. I'd love to hear any thoughts/advice/experiences from anyone who has them!<br>
Liv
 
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