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I may or may not be... you know... (too early to type it out loud). I have a nearly 9 month old DD and we have a great nursing relationship (I WOHM, we co-sleep, she's a reverse cycler, I pump at work--shower, rinse, repeat). I want to keep BFing her (and anyone else who may or may not be there) as long as possible--I know you can see a supply drop in the 2nd tri, etc etc. I have "Adventures in Tandem Nursing" but haven't had time to read it yet! Looking for success stories, remedies that helped, etc etc.<br><br>
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Well, I am doing it for the third time, so I'm living proof it can be done without killing anyone! I'm actually tandeming through this pregnancy. It's not my first choice, but Linda's nowhere near ready to stop. I've had <i>no</i> pain this pregnancy, which is great considering that it hurt throughout almost all of the last one. The only issue I am facing is that it sometimes keys my morning sickness (which is one of the "never goes away" type). I've never lost my milk, but I do have a sharp drop. My kids have all been really attached to their boobie, though, & also at least a year old when I got pregnant, so I've not faced the issue of being their sole food source. I don't think I could have made it without supplementing if I'd gotten pregnant with a real little one.
 

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I nursed Angelo until I was 6months preg. He self weaned when he was 22-23 months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I am still nursing my 18-month-old at 33 weeks pregnant. When I was aboout 2 months pregnant, I completely dried up and nursing was uncomfortable. I never stopped though.<br><br>
But for the last couple of months (starting at around 6 months of pregnancy), I have been producing colostrum and it is no longer uncomortable at all to nurse. Sometimes it does admittedly gives me the eeby-jeebies (overstimulation), especially now that whenever I am home, DD wants to nurse all.the.time. Literally. Cannot stay off the boob.<br><br>
But anyway, it doesn't look like we'll be stopping at all this pregnancy.
 

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I'm only a bit more than halfway through my pregnancy, but DD (27 mo) is still nursing away. The only trouble I had was in the first trimester -- feeling queasy and nursing was a challenge... but we got through it. No sign of weaning, although I'm not honestly sure there is any milk there (can't easily express any, but haven't tried much.) DD is a happy, nursing toddler and the baby even kicks her while she nurses -- she likes feeling the baby! We talk about sharing "milkies" when the baby comes.
 

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I'm at 31 weeks and still nursing DD who is 24 1/2 months. She nurses 2-3 times a day. I have yet to completely dry up. There has always been a little something there. I have the icky stomach feeling all day though. Had heartburn with her, so I guess it had to be something... Otherwise it's been smooth sailing. I haven't piled on the weight like I did with DD either, and my OB is very happy since I was just on the BMI charts for obese when I got pregnant. 15# as opposed to over 30# at this point is a happy thing.<br><br>
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I'm due next week and have been nursing my 3 year old all along. My mom had told me that if I did, I would kill the baby, but believe me, it's fine. I have a head on my bladder and feet kicking my ribs to prove it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I have nursed pretty much non stop for the last 6 years. I nursed all the way through my second pregnancy. My oldest stopped nursing for a couple days towards the end of the pregnancy but that was it. I tandem nursed both girls for a while. I don't know when my oldest weaned completely because it was so gradual. There are days that she acts like she would still do it if given the opportunity. My 3 yo weaned sometime during my latest pregnancy. I wasn't very far along when she decided to quit on her own. The only problem I had was sore nipples. That mixed with the fact that my daughters watch Noggin and there is a show called Connie the Cow. My name just happens to be Connie so my lovely daughters take pride in calling me Connie the cow. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> (My daughter has an odd sense of humor.)<br><br>
Nope there is nothing wrong with nursing while pregnant!
 

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Thank you for starting this thread. I just found out I am pregnant and do not want to stop nursing. You gals are giving me hope! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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My dd was a year and a half when I first got pregnant with ds......she nursed throughout my pregnancy and is still at it.<br><br>
It was pretty painful first trimester, and my milk dried up entirely by about 20 weeks. Not sure if you'd have a similar issue since your baby is younger and I was extended nursing.<br><br>
Is your baby on any solids yet? Maybe you'll at least make it out to a year before you have any supply issues. If it really dips low, you could consider supplementing with formula <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: If your child continues to nurse and you're tandeming, your milk will obviously come back with the arrival of your new baby and your older child may have a renewed interest in nursing!<br><br>
Highly recommend finding some moments to read "Adventures in Tandem Nursing" - it really gave me everything I needed (advice and encouragement wise) to get through my pregnancy and cope with tandeming and the mix emotion that come with that.<br><br>
GL!
 

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I nursed thru pregnancy with no problems... well a little soreness off and on and that touched out annoyance with nursing especially since my toddler will nurse all night long at times.<br><br>
my milk dried up almost completely during the 2nd tri but ds kept trying and I think there was colostrum around 25ish weeks.<br><br>
besides being exhausted from lack of sleep I am loving tandem nursing, they are now 30 months and 5 months.<br><br>
Hope it goes well for you if you are pg <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Well I'm not quite finished with my pregnancy (almost 41 weeks though!) but we've been nursing so far with no real problems. Admittedly my nipples have been quite sore, and I sometimes get really frustrated with having a 2yo attached to me all day, but I'm really glad he's still nursing and I'm looking forward to tandem nursing with the new baby.<br><br>
DS started sleeping through the night early in the pg - he got sick the first few weeks (unrelated to pg) and once he was well, he just quit nursing at night. I think this was around 10 weeks. I also thought he was going to wean completely around this time. I suspect my milk was beginning to dry up, and he was down to 2-3 nursing sessions or less per day, even going to sleep without nursing! This lasted maybe 6 weeks, and then he began increasing nursing sessions until he was back at the boob 24/7. I'm pretty sure my colostrum must have begun to come in at that point because he started telling me my milk tasted like cookies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
DS was around 16mo when I got pg, and just turned 2 last month so we didn't have any real concerns about nutrition, but I was a little worried because he was still nursing so much and so dependent on breastmilk for most of his calories. As it turns out, when he reduced his nursing, he greatly increased his solids, and vice versa. He definitely let me know when and how much he needed to eat.
 

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i'm 28 weeks and nursing my 25 month old! it hurts and gives me the crawlies, but we're surviving. i lost all my milk around 20 weeks too, and then got colostrum a month later, so we dry nursed for a month. it sucks for both of us, but i know we'll make it til there is milk again.
 

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DS is 18 months and I am 24 weeks pg, and we're still going strong with no problems.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I nursed through pregnancy and it was fine. Not great, but fine. I had some nipple soreness in the beginning and some mental aversion in the end, but it was worth it.
 

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I'm so happy to see this thread. I may or may not be pregnant -- we did a Frozen Embryo Transfer on Tuesday and my blood test is not until Thursday. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
My reproductive endocrinologist wasn't crazy about my still nursing my two-year old (who was a result of IVF). In fact, she looked at me like I was a freak when I mentioned it. She didn't have any medical studies to back up her position; she just felt that all my nutrients needed to go to the child in the womb, not the one already here.<br><br>
My feeling is that Mother Nature will protect the unborn child first, then the child who's here, and then me, in that order. And I would know if something was off by my own health.
 

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I nursed through my pregnancy and I am still tandem nursing. Everything went fine. I did have some tender nipples during the first tri, but I relaxed, used Lanisoh and everything was okay. My milk dried up for about three days but DD continued to nurse. I also suffered from Hyperemesis....that was the yucky part....
 

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i nursed throughout pregnancy with ds2 and tandemed for six months after. i did have a huge supply drop in the 2nd tri (which wasn't a big deal for us because ds1 was 2.5y), and some nipple soreness early on, but no serious issues.
 

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I'm 32 weeks pregnant and still nursing my 23 month old son <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> No major problems here thus far, just a bit of soreness here and there.
 

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I nursed my second daughter throughout my entire third pregnancy and am still nursing her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I do know that my supply dropped considerably during the third trimester as she began drinking a lot more cow's milk and taking sippy cups at night, but she still nursed for comfort and before going to sleep daily. I also had a considerable amount of nipple sensativity during the first trimester which I had to just kind of grimace my way through because I didn't want to wean her even though it was very uncomfortable for me.
 
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