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Nursing During Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing

...feels more secure about his new position in the family can be a good idea. Tandem nursing is not for everyone. If it is not working out well, mothers should wean the older child without feeling guilty about it. It is important to give the older baby lots of extra cuddling and attention so that he knows that although he is losing the comfort and security of the breast, he is not losing his mother’s love. If a mother does choose to tandem nurs...

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Tandem Nursing and Other Adjustments

...nd cries that wants Exley to go away. I believe him. I really want to like tandem nursing, but I can’t say that I do. It’s a lot. I feel touched out much quicker. It’s not very comfortable. Someone is usually upset. I thought it would be breastfeeding as I knew it + 1. It is not. It is a whole new breastfeeding relationship and journey. One that I am not convinced of yet, but I remain hopeful. Maybe with more adjustment time Jack...

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Tandem Nursing: Questions about Colostrum

...weaning anytime soon. I’m almost 16 weeks pregnant and expect I will tandem nurse after the baby is born. I have some questions about colostrum. Should I prevent my almost 3 year-old (at the time) from nursing for a few days, while I’m in the hospital, so the new baby can get colostrum, or would there be enough for all? Is colostrum something that runs out? Or does it last for a few days no matter how much is consumed? Answer: Colostru...

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5 Tips for Gently Weaning the Highly Sensitive Child

...aning is no exception. I have been breastfeeding for more than 3 years and tandem breastfeeding for 5 months. The magical days of breastfeeding are over. Now it’s just another part of life that I sometimes enjoy and sometimes despise. At 3 years and 3 months old my oldest son, Jack, breastfeeds more often than I ever expected a toddler would. Tandem breastfeeding has not been the amazing joy ride I thought it would be. I have found myself overwhel...

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Breastfeeding Twins: Yes You Can!

...comfortably for you, plus breastfeed well before introducing simultaneous (tandem) breastfeeding. This may occur within 24 hours of birth or many weeks later, but there is no rush! Sure, feeding two at once may be a time saving strategy. However, it can also backfire if begun too soon, as it may reinforce poor latching or feedings behaviors, which can reinjure nipples or cause one/both babies to not get enough milk. (Different positions for simult...

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About Me

...iences over the years. During the course of nursing six babies, I’ve tandem nursed, co-slept, home birthed, used pacifiers, pumped, nursed in public, gotten bitten, leaked, had cracked nipples, delivered a preemie…I’ve had babies that didn’t gain weight well, babies who weaned early, babies who nursed for years, babies who nursed during pregnancy, babies who were colicky, babies who slept through the night at two weeks, bab...

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Facebook’s War on Nipples

...e Breastfeeding Basics website article “Nursing During Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing” for over 13 years. In the picture, I was wearing a sweater (a really tacky one from 1990) and there was absolutely no breast or nipple showing. You really wouldn’t know I was nursing unless you read the caption. It looks like a rather portly woman holding a toddler in her lap. I managed to keep my page up for another month before Facebook sent me...

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