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June 17th, 2014, 12:48 PM
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When do you plan to stop nursing and how are you going to? With brooke I became pregnant when she was 11 months so the the doctor told me to quit. I ended up giving her bottles to get her to quit. Then a couple months later I had to take the bottle away. Should I just try to give weston more sippy cups. I know he likes a bottle or my boob when he's tired. What are you guys doing?
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June 17th, 2014, 02:03 PM
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Isabel will wean when she is ready. We don't plan to make any efforts toward her doing so at this time, but of course it's impossible to fortel the future and having never been in a situation where I've felt I've had to wean it's impossible to say what I would do if I did feel that way! All I can really say is, wean when you feel it is right for you and your baby. And for what it's worth, in most cases you absolutely can breastfeed through pregnancy, so if you are ever in that situation just know you do have options. (This doesn't mean you can't wean if you WANT to, just know that in most cases you don't have to wean if yo don't want to, either)
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June 17th, 2014, 04:47 PM
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I plan to let Porter self wean. He loves his milkies so I doubt it will be anytime soon. Lol.
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June 17th, 2014, 10:38 PM
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I also plan tort her self wean and for now it doesn't look like it will be anytime soon.
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June 18th, 2014, 01:46 PM
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Isabel will wean when she is ready. We don't plan to make any efforts toward her doing so at this time, but of course it's impossible to fortel the future and having never been in a situation where I've felt I've had to wean it's impossible to say what I would do if I did feel that way! All I can really say is, wean when you feel it is right for you and your baby. And for what it's worth, in most cases you absolutely can breastfeed through pregnancy, so if you are ever in that situation just know you do have options. (This doesn't mean you can't wean if you WANT to, just know that in most cases you don't have to wean if yo don't want to, either)
Thanks for the advice. I guess I knew you could but my doctor kinda talked me into weaning. He said I would be too exhausted and my body wouldnt get the nutrients it needed, etc. I know with brooke I was always tired and had to take 4 iron pills plus my prenatals so i listed to the doctor thinking it was better for me and the new baby. I kinda want to let weston wean himself but we will see. I am not producing that much milk and he bites really hard..lol.
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June 18th, 2014, 05:57 PM
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Morgan still nurses when I'm home but I stopped giving her bottles when she turned one. I will probably start "encouraging" weaning when she's about 18 months but I don't plan on just cutting her off. Now she gets sippy cups of cow milk when I'm at work and nurses when I'm home.
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June 19th, 2014, 06:30 AM
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Thanks for the advice. I guess I knew you could but my doctor kinda talked me into weaning. He said I would be too exhausted and my body wouldnt get the nutrients it needed, etc. I know with brooke I was always tired and had to take 4 iron pills plus my prenatals so i listed to the doctor thinking it was better for me and the new baby. I kinda want to let weston wean himself but we will see. I am not producing that much milk and he bites really hard..lol.
There are definitely hurdles that come with nursing while pregnant, but if you want to do it, you'll do fine. Our bodies are actually pretty amazing! Some doctors are just . . . well, let's just say I'm not afraid to fire a doctor who gives bad advice haha. As for production, there may be things you can do, if you truly have supply issues. Lactate Support works great for me and so does my personal lactation cookie recipe But also, keep in mind that although we may not be engorged and feel "full" like we did in the early months, the milk is usually still there. As for the biting, Isabel went through that phase and is just now FINALLY starting to come out of it. Every time she bit me I would say "no bite" firmly and then set her on the ground. I would let her back up to nurse again as soon as she wanted, but would repeat this as many times as necessary until she stopped biting (for that session). Eventually she stopped completely. All that said, you should pat yourself on the back for nursing this long! And if you want to wean, when you want to, that decision is yours to make. I just want to make sure you feel supported in continuing if you want to, so I hope you take my advice re supply/biting in the way it's intended! I just hate to see mamas who WANT to keep breastfeeding quit because they don't have the support or information or help they need to continue. Anyway, kudos again, you made it this far, and that is a HUGE accomplishment! I hope it continues to go well for you for as long as you want it to!
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June 24th, 2014, 05:21 AM
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I plan to let Zack self wean. He has dropped his feedings down to 3-4 times within a 24 hour period now but I still try and get him to nurse that often even if for 5 minutes. If I take him into another room where its quiet he will nurse good but if not he's to distracted. I don't give him cows milk or any other milk.
Hailey weaned herself at 13 months and it was due to me getting pregnant with Zack. I had heard that your supply and even the taste can change during pg so I assumed it was because of that. Plus it took her a whole month to start really drinking cows milk. I hope we get to 2. That would make me really proud
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June 24th, 2014, 08:20 PM
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I plan on letting him self wean. He loves his "bob" and he still nurses constantly when we're at home.
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