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May 6th, 2009, 11:27 AM
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I stopped nursing Bryson in January, after my milk was nearly dried up and he seemed to not mind at all. Once a week or so later he acted like he wanted to nurse and then laughed at me, lol, so I knew he was ok with it. Well this past week I've been taking baths to help relax and he usually stays in the bathroom with me and plays with the bubbles in the water. Out of nowhere he's started going for my nipples like he wants to nurse and will say "Mmm" like he does when he eats something that he likes.

I don't mind and would happily nurse him again if that's what he wanted but where did this come from? Do you think he can sense something? Do I smell like milk again, lol? It's been like 5 months!
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May 6th, 2009, 11:37 AM
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If he is able and seems like he wants to, I would go for it Cindy! Nursing him while you are nursing the new baby as long as he doesn't get super jealous like Nicholas did (we are working on weaning him now even though I was planning on CLW'ing) is really great. It will bring your milk in much faster and keep your supply up really well.
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May 6th, 2009, 12:13 PM
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I ditto Ashley! See if you can get your milk back.
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May 6th, 2009, 12:39 PM
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How funny! Go for it.
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May 6th, 2009, 04:46 PM
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awesome!!!!!! I'm so psyched for you! I am sure it tastes much yummier now b/c you should have colostrum already. It's sooo good for him.
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I think that's so sweet. Go for it!
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May 6th, 2009, 05:37 PM
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Maybe he does sense it! Some babies forget how to latch after a while, so he may not be able to go back to it, but if you're willing, you might as well let him try!

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If he is able and seems like he wants to, I would go for it Cindy! Nursing him while you are nursing the new baby as long as he doesn't get super jealous like Nicholas did (we are working on weaning him now even though I was planning on CLW'ing) is really great. It will bring your milk in much faster and keep your supply up really well.
That's normal at first. Abigail was jealous the first few weeks, but soon was able to accept her new little sister. Taking it away made it worse though, because then she wanted it even more, so I tried to make a point that she could nurse once a day. Maybe that would be a good direction to take, set some boundaries and let him nurse just once a day or a few times a day. That way he still gets it, but it's not overwhelming.
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May 7th, 2009, 04:26 AM
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go for it! That would be so special.
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May 7th, 2009, 06:47 AM
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If he does start nursing again and you have any questions, let me know! There's also a handful of tandem moms on Breastfeeding Past One Year, you can ask questions there too (or get support).
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May 7th, 2009, 07:41 AM
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Thanks Andrea!

After my shower this morning he pointed at my boob so I got down to his level and he put his mouth there again and kind of sucked for like half a second and then smiled at me. I'm not sure if he still has the ability to suck but I guess we'll see soon enough. I'm excited to see!
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May 7th, 2009, 08:06 AM
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That is so sweet! Im really scared that Emme will stop but now I have hope!

Oh and I wanted to add that I posted in the BFing past one year because Emme seems like she isnt showing much interest lately and a few mommas said that once the colostrum comes in she may want to nurse again. So maybe that is what is happening with you!
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May 7th, 2009, 10:54 AM
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That's normal at first. Abigail was jealous the first few weeks, but soon was able to accept her new little sister. Taking it away made it worse though, because then she wanted it even more, so I tried to make a point that she could nurse once a day. Maybe that would be a good direction to take, set some boundaries and let him nurse just once a day or a few times a day. That way he still gets it, but it's not overwhelming.
Thanks Andrea! I might try that, I thought that he was doing okay because when I would ask him if he wanted his bottle of milk he would pretty much forget about it and run for wherever his bottle is.... but I'll see what happens if I let him have the BM instead.
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