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Nursing During Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing

...to let him try. Most of the time toddlers who have weaned have forgotten how to nurse, and will lose interest quickly. Allowing him to nurse until he 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...

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Tandem Nursing and Other Adjustments

...d now he seems to be clinging to that. He is nursing much more than ever. Sometimes he’ll nurse with Exley, sometimes he stands in front of me and 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....

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Tandem Nursing: Questions about Colostrum

Ask Anne… Question: Hi, I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter who who shows no sign of 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...

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5 Tips for Gently Weaning the Highly Sensitive Child

Nothing about breastfeeding has gone the way that I planned and weaning 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...

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Breastfeeding Twins: Yes You Can!

...erm multiples will likely be ready to transition to more breastfeeding before the other. At least one baby should be able to latch easily, deeply and 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...

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About Me

...irty-five years experience in lactation counseling, I can offer you professional support, as well as information and advice based on my personal experiences 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...

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Breastfeeding And Pregnant – Changes in my milk?

...n I became pregnant with her little sister. My milk dried up almost overnight during the first few weeks of pregnancy, but that didn’t stop her from nursing until after the baby was born. She didn’t nurse much, just a few minutes at bedtime, but it was still very important to her and so we continued until she was ready to wean on her own. The article Nursing During Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing has more detailed information that you...

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Facebook’s War on Nipples

...old, they would get me for something eventually. Obviously, they were not abiding by their Terms of Service, because in the pic, which has been on the 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...

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