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a few questions [Jul. 10th, 2008|08:04 pm]
Nursing while pregnant, Nursing two, or more

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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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[User Picture]From: abluegirl
2008-07-11 03:02 pm (UTC)
My kids are 26 months apart, and i'm still nursing them both (though i'm nursing my son, Cameron, who is almost 3, less often these days).

In the first little while after Claire was born, Cameron was nursing maybe once or twice a day. I honestly didn't put too much thought into nursing strategies - i just typically only nursed Cameron after Claire had had a good feed. Sometimes he'd point to my boobies and say, this one is Claire's boobie, and this one is my boobie, which was pretty cute. However, Cameron's nursing requirements didn't drain the boobs by far, so Claire nursed from both sides. There was no "side designation" - i just started her on whatever boob was the one that was fuller.

I have had them nurse at the same time, but i find it a bit awkward and uncomfortable, so i don't do it that often.

Hope that helps. :)
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