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my dd is 17th months old and i am contemplating weaning. the main reason for this is because i am pregnant again- otherwise i had planned on nursing untill at least 2 and then seeing what happened.<br><br>
i know that plenty of moms tandem nurse and in an ideal world i would love to do this but i am really concerned that it just won't work for us.<br><br>
with dd i had supply issues early on. i have a propylactic breast and only produce on one side. we had lots of problems with weight gain (dd weighed 12 lbs at 4-5 mo) and she refused any type of suplimentation. everything is as good as gold now, and she is super healthy and happy and still nursing and quite chunky if i do say so.<br><br>
the thing is i am still worried about my supply and don't want my toddler's nursing to jeopardize the success of my new baby's nursing.<br><br>
dd#1 cosleeps with us and still nurses all night long (or so it feels!!!)<br><br>
anyway, i have put off weaning so far but if i do it i really want to do it long before the new baby comes so there is no jealousy or negative associations. do you all think that maybe i could just night wean? is it possible to nightwean and still cosleep??<br><br>
thanks mamas!!
 

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I'd take a "wait and see" approach. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do when I was pg w/ DD (my DS was about your DD's age.) I hit two supply dips - the first at around 8 weeks (he started nursing less then) and at about 21/22 weeks, my milk seemed to almost completely disappear. I kept offering, but DS would pull my shirt down and turn away. (talk about rejection!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) After a week or so of that, I stopped offering and it was over. I was sad, but I felt like it was his choice.<br><br>
Congrats on your pregnancy!!
 

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ITA with BlueStateMama it is impossible to predict your milk supply (quantity and taste) and how your DC will respond to any changes.<br><br>
I had a big drop in supply early on and I think after halfway through the first trimester DD1 was mostly comfort nursing but I was very lucky and only experienced a very minor version of the heebie jeebies you hear about and only had to deal with Braxton-Hicks type contractions for a little while early on; and one or two intense set of contractions towards the very end.<br><br>
Check out these links. The second link is based on the book "Adventures In Tandem Nursing", which I highly recommend.<br><br>
Nursing During Pregnancy & Tandem Nursing<br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/tandem/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/tandem/index.html</a><br><br>
NursingTwo.com!<br><a href="http://nursingtwo.kellymom.com/" target="_blank">http://nursingtwo.kellymom.com/</a><br><br>
BTW, I am now tandem nursing a 7 month old and a 2 1/3 year old.<br><br>
Good luck, ~Cath
 
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