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February 14th, 2013, 01:58 PM
Spyctre's Avatar Arwen
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I conceived a few weeks ago while nursing. Since I was still breastfeeding I only had an 8 day LP, but managed to get pregnant anyway! lol

I had a nurse tell me yesterday that at some point I would not be able to support the new addition as well as breastfeed. I had a pharmacist tell me after I asked about prenatal vitamins tell me that there is no way I should consider tandem nursing. I want to go to at least 18 months with my newest child, and my husband doesn't want her forced weaned at all. "My baby likes boobie juice! The new one can share. It won't need much!" lol

But have any of you been pregnant and nursing? Tandem nursed? Can you share experiences? Did you get a lot of negative reactions from health care people or family?
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February 14th, 2013, 04:26 PM
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I think it's crazy that health care professionals (and I am one BTW) aren't more informed about this kind of thing...even pediatricians.

I don't have personal experience with tandem nursing...my little girl weaned about the time I started TTC, at around 29 months. We've only breast fed a few times since I've been pregnant. BUT...my sister successfully breast fed while pregnant, and did tandem nurse. It is definitely possible! Best of luck to you!
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February 15th, 2013, 05:16 AM
mgm78's Avatar Zoe's mom Meredith
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what?!?!?!?!? Unless you have a reason to not nurse while pregnant, there is no reason not to. Some women find that their milk changes in taste and as the pregnancy continues, their milk supply may lessen, though YMMV and everyone is different. I know a lot of people who tandem nurse. Get to a La Leche group and meet women who have BTDT

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February 16th, 2013, 04:01 PM
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I am 4 months pregnant and DS is still nursing like a champ. My midwife has never said anything negative about it.

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February 16th, 2013, 05:27 PM
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I'm almost 13 weeks pregnant and still nursing my 16 month (almost 17 month) old. I don't see him stopping anytime soon. He usually only nurses before nap and bedtime. I'm not weaning because I figured he'll stop when he's ready. He's already taken it down to only 2-3 nursing sessions a day.
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February 19th, 2013, 07:55 AM
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I nursed during 2 pregnancies and tandem nursed for 18 months.

With my first, I certainly got a lot of negative reactions. I didn't want to wean her and she wasn't ready. At one of my first prenatal appts, the nurse told me I had to wean ASAP because my milk no longer had any nutritional value for my toddler :eyeroll: Luckily, I knew better and didn't listen. I had a lot of friends and family with negative comments, but knew I was doing what was best for myself and my daughter, so I just shut them out.

I did experience some nursing agitation when I was pregnant, along with soreness, which was hard to deal with. My first nursed through my pregnancy and we went on to tandem nurse, but with my second, the drop in supply and my soreness/agitation seemed to be enough to push her to wean after a few months.

Tandem nursing wasn't a big deal. My oldest was old enough that she only nursed 1-2 times a day once her younger sister came along, so I never really nursed them at the same time. Adding in an extra nursing session wasn't a problem when I was already nursing a newborn and my supply had no problem keeping up with that.

My best advice is to take it one day at a time, good luck mama!
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February 19th, 2013, 02:41 PM
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Tandem nursing 21 months and counting, need I say more?

The idea that you must wean is old school. Unfortunatly some old and outdated idea have a hard time disappearing when it comes to health care.
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