Mothering Forum banner

1 - 20 of 36 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,561 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
<p>Is anyone else still nursing? My little girl is 12 months old now, and still nursing day and night. She eats too, but not huge amounts. I plan to keep nursing, but am occasionally getting stressed how it will affect her if my milk drops. Has anyone been there done that and can offer some advice. Anyhow some of the other months had nursing mom's threads and I thought it was a great idea. So here we are!!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>OMG PREGNANT!! I still can't believe it!!</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
633 Posts
<p>My 31-month old DS is an avid nurser. He is older so he does not nurse as often as your little one.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>For my own sanity and comfort during my last two pregnancies, I did slowly wean him back to 5-8 times a day. I am not ready to wean him off entirely, though. I think am up to tandem nursing if he is interested.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I would not worry too much for now. But, maybe begin introducing a variety of other high-fat foods; avocado, coconut oil, whole milk yogurt, egg yolks, butter, etc...</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
399 Posts
I'm here too. My 11 month old and my 3 year old are still nursing. This will be the third pregnancy I've nursed throughand three second one I've tademed through at least part way (ivy quit nursing half way through the last one). I think Kai will wean soon since he is down to a couple times a day if that.<br><br>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
739 Posts
<p>I am still nursing DD who just turned 18 months old.  She really only nurses before naps and before bed now.  I will let her decide if she wants to continue nursing through my pregnancy or if she wants to wean.  I am open to tandem nursing if she continues to nurse, but I will also understand if she decides to wean when/if my supply goes away.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I am very proud of us for making it as long as we have made it!</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,654 Posts
<p>My nursling just turned eleven months and is still around the clock, including several evening sessions.  All is great right now, but I have a feeling I'll night wean him toward the end of the pregnancy so I can hoard sleep.</p>
<p> </p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
59 Posts
<p>My little nursling is 20 months and still nurses on a regular basis and a few time throughout the night.</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,811 Posts
<p>My daughter is turning 3 on Saturday, and she still nurses several times a day and at naptime/bedtime. It will be interesting to see if she weans during this pg. I tandemed my DS and DD for 18 months, but their spacing was much closer.</p>
<p> </p>
<p><span><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></span></p>
<p> </p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
<p>I am so glad you started this thread! I am still nursing my 18 month old son quite a bit. Usually 5-7+ times a day. I'm sooo sad and scared about my milk drying up! Neither of us are ready to wean. I am also starting to feel quilty about cutting his 'babyhood' short by bring another baby into the mix. *sigh* Mama guilt! I am absolutely thrilled to be expecting again, though! We've been trying for a while. :)</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
<p>Another thing I'm worried about: I have almost no body fat! Nursing has wasted me away to skin and bones and admittedly I haven't been the best about my diet. I'm going to need to step up my calories quite a bit. Are any other pregnant nursing mamas INSANELY thirsty all the time? </p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
104 Posts
<p>My son is 3.5 and he still nurses to get to sleep and several times a day</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
201 Posts
<p> </p>
<br>
wow I'm jealous ya'll are still nursing!! Shane is only 5 months old and my milk has almost dried up due to my pregnancy. Luckily I have doner milk, so we wouldn't have to resort to formula. Wish I could still nurse though!!<br><br>
What are ya'll doing to keep up your supply while preggers??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,432 Posts
<p>Hey, I'm joining you here.  DD will be 2 in a few days and is still nursing pretty regularly (and waaayyyy too much at night if you ask me!).  We're probably going to wean her soon, though, because it's been really draining me (not immediately, though, because we want to move first and let her settle in a bit).  Especially with being pregnant now... I'm really impressed with those that have or are planning to tandem nurse! If DD were younger I think we'd try it but I'd like a bit of a break from nursing if possible. </p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,432 Posts
<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Hethir09</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1287661/nursing-mamas-thread#post_16155460"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Another thing I'm worried about: I have almost no body fat! Nursing has wasted me away to skin and bones and admittedly I haven't been the best about my diet. I'm going to need to step up my calories quite a bit. Are any other pregnant nursing mamas INSANELY thirsty all the time? </p>
</div>
</div>
<br><br><p>Yes! I drink insane amounts of water too. My appetite is almost nothing at the moment and I've been losing weight (although I have enough padding that it's not a bad thing). It's been really hard to make myself eat anything (not really nausea just a total lack of interest in food).</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,050 Posts
<p>I am currently tandem nursing my 22mo and 4yo sons.  I am slowly and gently attempting to assist the weaning process with my 4yo, as my nipples get VERY sore while I am pregnant....he is really down to nursing for maybe 5 seconds every few days to go to sleep or when he wakes up in the morning for comfort, so I am thinking he will be done pretty soon...</p>
<p>My 22 mo though is still nursing a ton...I don't see him stopping any time soon :)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I also have a very hard time keeping weight on, while nursing, especially during the first few months of tandem nursing!  So hard to eat enough to keep up with what was going out!</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
209 Posts
<p>I am still nursing my 17 month old, and I've had another mama tell me that tandem nursing really helped with the transition to adding another little one to the family. For a while now I've been hoping my son would self wean during my pregnancy, now I'm not so sure. So I think we'll just take it one day at a time. He nurses a couple of times during the day, usually because I'm so busy I forget to feed my family (ulgh!) and nursing just makes life easier that way. Night nursing is something else, he nurses all night long and cries when I don't, even though we have the bad habit of eating just before bed. Sometimes I can get him to settle down and he'll roll over and go back to sleep. We moved in October and just before that I had him night weaned and still loved nursing during the day. Then we moved and all that work flew out the window. I had him night weaned so that we could get him to sleep in his own bed more - because when I was pregnant with him there was hardly room for myself and my dh in our queen size bed!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I'm finding this pregnancy I have a whole new set of concerns and questions than I did with my first!!</p>
<p> </p>
<p>P.S. Yeah - I'm drinking tons of fluids and that corresponds with tons more trips to the bathroom! I'm finding that I'm not having the same level of morning sickness (general queasiness rather than all out vomiting from 5 am to 2pm every day) and I've read nursing during the first trimester can really help with that. If that's what's keeping me from having a month of misery like I did last time - here's to nursing!!</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
398 Posts
<p>I am also still nursing my 18 month old.  I am working on night weaning, but I just don't have the heart to deny her when she really wants milk, so I have not been very successful up until now.  We nurse 5 or 6 times during the day and 1-3 times at night, depending on the night.  If I could get us down to once at night, I think I could be happy with that.</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
<p>Another nursing mama here.  My DS is 8 months old and I'm so afraid of my supply drying up!  After the shock of finding out we were expecting my first thought was weather I was going to be able to nurse my LO.  Any hints, ideas or thoughts on keeping up milk supply would be greatly appreciated.  </p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,561 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
<p>NWNewMom - I just bought the book Adventures in Tandem Breastfeeing.. I will read soon and share what I learn.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>The three tips I've got from lots of internet reading is:</p>
<p>1) Lots of rest</p>
<p>2) Drink ALOT of water</p>
<p>3) Get enough protein</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I'm making sure I drink lots, using SunWarrior protein powder once or twice a day, and napping with my 1 year old as often as possible. Also sometimes going to sleep when she does at night. I so want to keep my milk up for her. I didn't plan to get pregnant again until she was 2!</p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
<p>Awesome, I'm going to look into that book.  I am really working on the water and protein mainly for the pregnancy, but I need to try harder to prioritize sleep!  Thanks for the ideas so far.  Crazy being pregnant again, huh!  Congratulations to you.  It's unexpected yet exciting at the same time.   </p>
 
1 - 20 of 36 Posts
Top