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I'm still nursing my 21 month old and am 17 weeks along. I'm planning on nursing him to at least two and maybe tandem nursing. How many of you all are still nursing? Are you planning to wean before the birth or tandem nurse? Has anyone had supply problems? I haven't gained any weight so far, and I think maybe it's partially because I'm breastfeed -and- growing a baby. (Hey, fine by me!) Do you think you're more tired or hungry because you're nursing?
 

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I'm still nursing my 28 month old...I don't think he's getting anything at this point. He was up until a few weeks ago. My plan is to just take his lead...Much to the dismay of my mom. If he's still nursing when the babe comes so be it, I guess we'll be tandeming. I hadn't really gained any weight until about a month ago...I think bf'ing had a lot to do with it. I was and still am constantly hungry it seems. I wasn't every really sick so I've been eating and eating! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It's starting to catch up with me! When he nurses I'll ask if he's getting any and he says no. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> He hasn't really let up any though. He still nurses quite a bit...so I don't really see him stopping anytime soon. (Although I didn't really think my milk would dry up either.) I'm cool with whatever though...just wish my nipples and boobs would stop hurting!!!
 

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i'm still nursing a little. it seems like we might be on the tail end of our "boo" time.<br>
i have completely dried up, i can't squeeze a bead, and ds tells me that there is no more milk. the week before that happened he told me it was yucky.<br><br>
i can see us holding on to the pre-bed nursing for awhile longer, but we do skip a day here and there.<br>
so we'll see.
 

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I'm still nursing my 16 month old. She has cut back but I think that has more to do with her age than anything. I am planning on tandem nursing. I am 19 weeks and have gained 2 lbs (well, I lost 6 first so I guess I am still 4 under) but I did the same thing w/ my first pregnancy so I dont think BFing made a difference for me.
 

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We are still nursing, she is 22 months, and most days she nurses at least 6-7 times a day, although we nightweaned her during the tail end of the 1st trimester because I just couldn't handle it anymore and nursing at night was really starting to make me resentful of nursing her period, so it was that or wean completly. She is still waking up lots, but pretty much accepts it when I tell her 'nursies are sleeping, go back to sleep' without asking to nurse.<br><br>
I can't hardly see her giving up nap nursing, nursing to sleep, and her first nursing in the morning, but I would by lying if I said I didn't dream about her only nursing that much. I hope to have her down to that by the time the baby comes. Although it is really hard for me because I simply can not refuse to nurse her when she asks for it. BUt I do pray everyday for her to please stop nursing so much.<br><br>
I have pretty much resigned myself to the idea that we will be tandeming once the baby gets here. I am truthfully not excited about it. But am trying to resign myself to the idea that it just goes along with following your childs lead. And that like night waking, it just comes with the territory of being Mommy.<br><br>
I have noticed that I am ALWAYS hungry and yet don't hardly seem to be growing at all . . . I attribute this to the nursing.
 

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Still nursing my (almost) 13 month old... I still have milk, but nursing has decreased during the day to 4 sessions, TOPS... entirely mama led, unfortunatly.. I was getting that 'throw the baby out the window' feeling way too often. I'm sad about it, but I know we'll be making up for it once the baby comes.<br><br>
He still nurses like a madman at night, though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I've gained something like 15ish lbs... I'm ALWAYS hungry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My 3 year old has pretty much weaned himself. He stilll nurses every once in a while but rarely asks anymore.<br>
I'm a bit sad about that but have to admit I am enjoying the "freedom". I have been pregnant and/or nursing for over 9 years now. My first nursed until age 4 1/2 and tandemed with dc2, who nursed until age 5 1/2 and tandemed with DC3 (thz now 3yo). So while I was fully prepared to continue nursing though this pregnancy and tandeming again it doesn't look like that will happen. Mixed feelings...
 

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I am still nursing my 21 month old. My 4 yo weaned during this pregnancy. the only issues we are having is that I am not wanting to nurse much. I do nurse when she asks and at sleepy times but I *never* offer. She is still swallowing and coming off with milk dripping from her mouth so she is getting plenty. Unfortunately, I am gaining weight just fine. Tandeming has been nice in the past but it can be a strain on me.
 

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I am still nursing my 17 month old and I still have milk, and plenty of it. Although I did last time I was pregnant too and right about this time it dwindled down to nothing. Ds is massively teething right now so I think the frequency of his nursings, especially during the night, is keeping it up. I plan on tandem nursing b/c I believe in child-led weaning. I did it last time and ds1 nursed for 5 months with ds2 and then weaned. He was 38 months.
 

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I am nursing my 25 mo son and hope to keep nursing all the way through. He has allergies and I really would love him to keep nursing longer especially since my milk supply tanked right in the beginning. He has cut way back and is only nursing for short periods because my milk is gone. I keep telling him that when the baby comes the milk will come too. My nipples have been pretty sore but since he doesn't nurse long I can handle it. This is my first pregnancy to nurse through since my others are so spaced apart. I read Adventures in Tandem Nursing and that helped my attitude a lot. I would be really sad if he weaned because of pregnancy since he was going so strong before I got pregnant. I am 19 weeks so almost half way through! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"><br><br>
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I am still nursing my 20 month old but just barely. Maybe 4 times in a 24 hour period? A long session lasts no more than 2 minutes. I thought my milk was gone but I can still express a few drops. I offer and he refuses.<br>
When I first realized I was pregnant I was sure I would end up tandem nursing. I am not so sure now. I am quite upset that my little guy isn't getting any breastmilk. It is the only regret I have about slipping up and getting pregnant before we were all ready.
 

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I'm still nursing my son (28 months) He's actually picked up the comfort nursing again at this point, though I'm sure there isn't much milk. He never complains though. My nips still kill me when he latches, but I'm dealing with it. Truthfully, after making it to (almost) the halfway point of the pregnancy, I'm really, really hoping he decides to keep going and we can tandem. I think it will be great for sibling bonding, and that way, all of my discomfort is for good use <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I've told him many times that the baby will bring more milk...
 

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I am still tantum nursing my 4 yr. and 2 yr. Lucky my 4 yr only nurse about once a day or less. I am really trying to gently wean her. When she asked to nurse I will usually try to distractor or offer her something else. I hope she will wean. She says she will wean this summer or when she is 5 which is only days before the new baby comes.<br>
My 2yr (30 months) is still nursing many times a day. She also nurses to sleep and sometime a couple of times at night. Latch on is very painfull and I have not had milk for a long time. Currently nursing is not enjoyable. I am try to limit the time she nurses which sometimes works. I also use distractors with her it does not work as well it does with my older DD.<br>
I am taking my DD #2 lead if she weans that will ok, but I don't she will wean. I sort of hope she does not wean. I nursed dd#1 when I was in labor with dd#2 and it really short up my labor. ( after I was done nursing I had a baby 2 hrs later.) I would like to tantum nurse #2 and #3. But I am afraid dd#1 will feel left out. I guess I need to grow another boob.
 

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3 1/2 year old DD is still nursing. It's so obviously important to her. Poor thing hasn't gotten anything for weeks. I dried up around 15 weeks (could tell, nothing in her mouth and could not express anything in the middle of a nursie session) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . But I was enjoying my back to normal size boobs for all of the 4 weeks it lasted.<br><br>
I'm just about 20 weeks now. I might be getting some colostrum coming in. I noticed that funky flaky crust the other day, but it wasn't orange like last time. I have not seen anything in her mouth or when trying to express. I have noticed my breasts are starting to feel bigger again.<br><br>
I guess I'll be tandem nursing. I reassured DD that when the baby comes there will be lots of milk. She seemed so happy about that. I have had some mixed feeling about it. At first I really wanted to encourage weaning. Now I am really enjoying the closeness of nursing DD. I think I'm sad about our twosome coming to an end.
 

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I am still nursing my 2.5 yr old. My supply is really not there but she will ask for Momma Milk right before she goes down for a nap and then for bed. Rarely she asks in the morning. She literally nurses for for about 10 secs on each side. Just long enough for me to hit the ceiling. She gets a few drops from the left side and barely anything from the right. Mostly she likes to just put her hand down my top and touch her Mommy Milk. We've talked at length about "no more Mommy Milk" and I will gently stop her around the 7 month mark if she doesn't herself. I need a few month's break. If she decides she wants to nurse again when the new baby arrives I won't deny her.
 

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still nursing here it seems like she is not going to give up the boob anytime soon I would like to night time wean.. it just really hurts for her to be latched on ALL NIGHT LONG! ever since I got preg it's been like this. the latch on really hurts. and it seems like my milk supply is still up. now that I am showing I get the.. "omg isn't she told old to be nursing.. and the she's taking it all away from the baby" & " are you sure it's safe to nurse in pregnancy"..
 

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Yes, and it hurts like he!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, and it hurts like he!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"></div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I'm right there with you mama!
 

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So is it supposed to hurt more if your milk supply is down? My nipples hurt more now than they did in the first trimester! DS's skipping whole days now, probably because I'm not too encouraging when it comes to nursing, but maybe because there's not too much there. I wanted to nurse 'til he was at least 2, but right now I'd be glad if he weans today (18mo!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So is it supposed to hurt more if your milk supply is down? My nipples hurt more now than they did in the first trimester! DS's skipping whole days now, probably because I'm not too encouraging when it comes to nursing, but maybe because there's not too much there. I wanted to nurse 'til he was at least 2, but right now I'd be glad if he weans today (18mo!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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My nipples definitely starting hurting more a couple of weeks ago, about the same time my milk supply dropped. Now I have noticed a bit of colostrum, and on the rare occasions that ds nurses it doesn't hurt <i>as</i> bad, but it still hurts.
 
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