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Finally she says something! [Sep. 20th, 2007|02:14 pm]
Nursing while pregnant, Nursing two, or more


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!

[User Picture]From: so_there
2007-09-20 08:29 pm (UTC)
I have no idea when colostrum comes in, but my guess is if your 19-month-old is already mad at the boobs, she will probably wean before then.
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[User Picture]From: sharya
2007-09-20 08:32 pm (UTC)
I hope not. I'm feeling optimistic though... she still insists on her regular nursing sessions and they are still quite important to her even if she's mostly just cuddling up to them.
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[User Picture]From: so_there
2007-09-20 09:18 pm (UTC)
you're only at 15 weeks.. my son weaned when I was 6 months along, he was 18 months old.

my daughter would have nursed forever (nursed through my second pregnancy, then she and my son both nursed into my third. I weaned her at the same time my son weaned himself) but she never in any way indicated anything was wrong. it was as if she didn't notice!
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[User Picture]From: evel_lin
2007-09-22 12:24 pm (UTC)
My cholostrum seemed to come in around 30 weeks. I didn't notice until my daughter started producing some very strange nappies!

My daughter didn't nurse for nourishment at all when I was pregnant, it was just for cuddles, closeness and to get to sleep. She could still get that from dry nursing, although it certainly wasn't that pleasant for me.

We tended to give her a beaker of milk first and then she could enjoy the boobs for comfort rather than getting frustrated that she wasn't getting anything
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