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Agitation, (much) shorter nursing sessions and fear that he could wean anytime [Feb. 24th, 2009|07:59 pm]
Nursing while pregnant, Nursing two, or more

flutterflywild
[mood |blahblah]

Hi all,

I'm 36+ weeks pregnant and still nursing my 18-month-old. I had some mild agitation problems in the first trimester, and it vanished in the 2nd trimester. But for the past couple of months it has returned with a vengeance. It is making me dread nursing DS, and whenever I do nurse him, I can last a maximum of 30secs (I get so agitated I have to count to just get through it!). The description in "Adventures in Tandem Nursing" is exactly how I feel = like the sensation of nails on a chalkboard, and you feel like screaming and running around in tight circles. It's horrible!!!!! I'd rather it be painful! Add to that the fact that he's developed a lazy latch. Just writing all this is making me agitated!

I usually count down and unlatch him. Most of the time he unlatches and grins, other times he gets upset and I latch him on again and count down again, rinse repeat till he's had enough. I try my relaxing exercises, I try to distract myself...but nothing works. I miss nursing him for long sessions, looking into his eyes, playing peekaboo...all those good stuff...but I just can't stand nursing him right now, and it makes me feel soooo guilty :(

I only have a few weeks left. Please tell me that this will end then, and that nursing a toddler and newborn won't include this awful feeling, and that nursing will feel better again.

Oh, and also, nowadays when he's distracted (as in, we're not home all day with just the two of us) he sometimes doesn't nurse the whole day. He no longer nurses to sleep and he is nightweaned, so he asks to nurse pretty randomly. On days where its just us, he asks to nurse quite a bit (or, despite the agitation, I offer to nurse him just to make him sit still for a sec...its very tiring running after a toddler while 36 weeks pregnant). But if we're out and about, or at his grandparent's place, he really just is too distracted to ask. Do you think that if we're apart for too long, he would wean? I am afraid that if something were to happen, and I have to stay at the hospital longer than expected, or he can't come visit, or he can but for some reason I can't nurse him or he's too distracted to nurse, that he'll wean :(

Any advice, commiseration, positive stories, ANYTHING is much appreciated :)
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(no subject) [Aug. 23rd, 2008|02:12 pm]
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bettybites
Google is not working for me and I'm not a member of any of the more active breastfeeding communities. Does anyone know if Cystex is safe to take while nursing? It has methenamine and sodium salicylate in it. I just need something to help with discomfort until I can see my doctor! Help! :) Kellymom isn't even helping me!
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Nightweaning tandeming toddler? [Aug. 14th, 2008|12:51 pm]
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introducingyael
Is this even possible?  Since his sister was born 3 weeks ago, Moo nurses more at night than she does and I've pretty much had it.  Is there a way to nightwean him without hysterics?

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a few questions [Jul. 10th, 2008|08:04 pm]
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lovestohateyou
I'm still nursing my 22 month old and expecting a new bebe in about three weeks. For those of you who tandem nurse a toddler and newborn (or have) how do you ensure that your newborn is getting their needs met? Do you designate a breast for each child? Let the newborn nurse first always? I expect to do a lot of nursing them at the same time. My son is very clingy and possessive of his na-nas so I'd like to let him nurse while his sister nurses. I'm just a little unsure of what I'm doing!

I also had a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance with him the first month or so. Is it likely that I will encounter the same thing when my milk comes in?
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Introduction [Jun. 2nd, 2008|10:26 pm]
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introducingyael
Hi, I'm Yael, I'm 33w or so with my second baby.  My son, Menachem Mendel (Moo for short) is 2 and an avid boobster.  I don't know how active this community is, but I'm looking forward to having some tandem input especially as the time comes closer that I'll have one on each "Oobie."  
I'd like some input on a specific issue, maybe just some commiseration.  Sometimes I love nursing.  Love it.  Just want to snuggle him and smell him and touch him and be close and yummy.  Sometimes I hate it SO MUCH.  I just want to get him off me.  I have pretty much no milk, so his latch is terrible and it gets very uncomfortable and itchy.  We finally broke the twiddling habit, but now he's relapsing so I'm constantly moving his hand away from the non-nursing boob and he always wants to be able to see the other one.  I don't know if it's the fact that the end of my pregnancy is approaching or that he's teething or what, but he's nursing CONSTANTLY and there are times that I just DO NOT WANT.  If I dare to sit down on the floor, he's all up in my kool-aid.  I'm trying to spend more time out with him now that the weather's nice, but if we go to the park and I sit down on the grass, he climbs into my lap and starts lifting up my shirt, but if I take him to the playground where there are benches, I have to chase him and lift him and it's exhausting for me.  Waa waa.  Did this happen to anyone else - did your toddler jump the boobie toward the end of your pregnancy while you were hating it? 
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Possible sick baby - effect on toddler? [Jan. 3rd, 2008|08:36 am]
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abluegirl
Hey all,

I'm nursing my 3.5 month old and my 2.5 year old. Last night, my infant showed signs that she could possibly have diarrhea. Should i temporarily stop nursing my toddler if she's got the runs? I know that the answer to this is likely going to be self-evident, but i just wanted to check to make sure, because my son gets very (very!) sad (not to mention persistent) when told that he can't have any "boobie time".

Thanks!
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Finally she says something! [Sep. 20th, 2007|02:14 pm]
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sharya
I've been lurking here a long time, fully anticipating the day when I would be pregnant as well as nursing.

I have a beautiful 19 month old baby girl, and I am 15 weeks pregnant. I noticed a drop in supply almost immediately upon getting pregnant. At maybe 5 weeks pregnant Alexandra started getting mad at the boobs and yelling at them. She is still pretty frustrated, especially for that early morning nursing period.

I'm wondering two things:
1) when does the colostrum usually come in?
2) When it does come in, will it help satiate her, or am I basically looking at a grumpy toddler until after the baby is born?

Thanks in advance all you wise women!
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Baby self-weaning while I am pregnant? [Sep. 14th, 2007|09:04 am]
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watercamel

Hi.  I have a 12 month old and am 19 weeks pregnant.  I have noticed a considerable dip in suppy recently and my daughter is not nursing nearly as much as she was even a few weeks ago (suppy dip started first, but I am sure her new pattern is not helping).  I think she will probably stop nursing all together pretty soon.  Is there a way to encourage a not as interested baby to continue nursing?  Will she really pick it back up after the new one is born or is this the end?

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MotherLove? [Apr. 17th, 2007|04:45 pm]
Nursing while pregnant, Nursing two, or more

mothinflight
Has anyone here bought/used any products from Motherlove?  I've been thinking about buying the More Milk Two (for pregnant moms who are nursing other children) but the price is scarey!  If anyone here has used it and can give me some info re: how it works and if you liked it, i'd appreciate it!
So far i have not noticed a change in my milk supply - but i kinda feel like i'd like to have some in the house as back up "just in case".  I am 14 weeks pregnant and nursing a 20 month old.
I have used fenugreek in the past - and all it did was give me plugged ducts - so i want to stay away from it if possible - and this product (the More Milk Two) does not have fenugreek - which is attractive to me.
oh - the website is www.motherlove.com 
tia!
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Reason # 178981981 to tandem... [Mar. 4th, 2007|06:58 pm]
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mwalton
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

...toddler nursers are amazing at clearing out plugged ducts! Had one the other morning, and my toddler was able to clear it up quickly. Yay for super efficient, strong toddler nursing! Plus now that his younger brother is 2 weeks old he's starting to accept his brother nursing and is no longer trying to push him off the boppy when he sees him on it (we did have to get a second one as Connor was just too jealous of Ian using "his" boppy).
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