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January 9th, 2014, 05:26 PM
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Early on we had a few threads about this and I know there were several of us still nursing our big babies. How's it going? Do you still have milk? Painful?

My son (26 months) has definitely cut back over the past few months. He still nurses first thing every morning and a little bit at bedtime, but rarely more than that. I can tell supply is down and a lot of colostrum has come in. He doesn't seem to mind but I'm sure that's a factor. I think he may wean before May--we will see.

We talk a lot about how the new baby will need to nurse all the time and he seems to get that and think it's cool. Fingers crossed--I've heard that toddlers who tandem nurse or have recently weaned are great breastfeeding advocates for "their" babies. Like, "mama, she's hungry, nurse now!!"
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January 9th, 2014, 06:05 PM
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We weaned last week. He was barely nursing at all and he bit me so hard I seriously thought I was going to lose my nipple. After that I was done. We made it to 13.5 months though so I'm really proud of myself for that. I really do miss it though and I miss the closeness!
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January 9th, 2014, 06:43 PM
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My son is 18 months old this month and nearly done. The last time he nursed was yesterday morning. It hurts so bad when he nurses I feel like ripping my boobs off. Or throwing him across the room. I don't think there is anything in them. He's finally started taking a paci now lol. And he sleeps with daddy more often. So it's nice. I may have enough of a break before the baby is born where I will want to breastfeed.
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January 10th, 2014, 03:38 AM
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We are still going over here my son is 16 months he has slowed way down and I can tell we were "dry" nursing and now I have more colostrum which at first he didn't like but I think now he is just happy their is something there lol!! He is nursing about 3-5 times a day. My soreness has gone away which is great!! Oh and my son decided in the last two months he will not nurse on the left side and now it has gone back to being fairly flat which I was trying to avoid! We will see how everything else goes I am taking a wait and see approach I'm not deciding to wean and I'm not deciding to tandem nurse at least not yet
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January 10th, 2014, 10:22 AM
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Oh and my son decided in the last two months he will not nurse on the left side and now it has gone back to being fairly flat which I was trying to avoid!
Me too! I think that side ran out of milk first or something. In the morning he nurses first on the right, then he'll latch on for like one second on the left and then say "all done" and off he goes. So funny. First trimester pain pretty much ended for me also, which is nice.

I really never thought I'd be nursing a two year old but here we are. I'm also not making any decisions on tandem nursing, though I think he might decide on his own. He seems to be nearly done.
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January 10th, 2014, 10:28 AM
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It hurts so bad when he nurses I feel like ripping my boobs off. Or throwing him across the room.
Yikes. I have read about that feeling-it sounds pretty intense!
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January 10th, 2014, 01:41 PM
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Still nursing 15 month old here! Supply is down but usually is at this time in pregnancy. No idea what we are going to do when baby comes. My others always weaned right before birth!
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January 10th, 2014, 01:58 PM
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Still nursing my just turned 2 year old, she nurses through her nap time, and right before bed. I am way low on supply, but she is still getting something i will probably end up tandem nursing, because I dont think she will wean.
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January 11th, 2014, 07:42 PM
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We stopped breastfeeding about a month ago (DD is 12 mo today). I just wasn't producing and she essentially weaned herself, however, it was my plan to stop after a year anyway so I don't feel too bad.
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January 12th, 2014, 07:27 PM
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I am still nursing my 18 month old. But, just like many of you other ladies, my supply is low. I am not sure what comes out for her. I squeeze it to check and I get nothing (although I don't squeeze hard because they are super sensitive and hurt like crazy). I am hoping my daughter just gives it up on her own before baby comes. I don't have the heart to initiate the wean. And it is soooo nice to read about other mommies in the same position because I am SOOOOO sick and tired of hearing family members make comments about what I should and shouldn't be doing in that department. Yes, it hurts like a mouse trap when she first starts nursing, but I hold my breath and suck it up. She just nurses before a nap, before bedtime, and maybe 2 or 3 other times during the day when she craves the closeness.
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January 12th, 2014, 09:23 PM
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[QUOTE=emilyeeb;27902279I squeeze it to check and I get nothing[/QUOTE]

Same here. I always used to be able to express at least a few drops pretty easily. No more. But I hear him swallowing some, and when I ask if there is milk in there he says yes. Of course he's not the most reliable reporter about anything so I'm not really sure.

The other day he pointed to the right side and said "This one is for me and ya other one is for my baby sister." So, hmmm. Guess he has plans for tandem nursing!
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