Tag Archives: tandem nursing

Play Nursing

My toddler loves babies, like LOVES them. Whenever there is a real baby anywhere in her vicinity, she completely stops what she’s doing, and stares in silent awe, with her mouth agape. She usually follows this up with pointing directly at the baby and saying, “Baby!” Almost always, she follows it up with saying, “Baby, nurse!” whether the baby is …

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Tandem Nursing and Other Adjustments

We’ve been talking about the new baby for 9 months. We mostly talked about the birth because we knew this would be very intense for Jack to see. But we also helped him work out his questions and concerns about there being a new baby here. We knew it would be rough around here for awhile once the day came …

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Will nursing my toddler keep me from getting pregnant again?

Ask Anne… Question: I am currently breastfeeding my one year old baby three times a day. In the last few months I have had two very light periods, spaced seven weeks apart. I’m trying to get pregnant, and I’m wondering if this means I am as fertile as I was before breastfeeding, or if I’m only partially fertile since my …

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Badass Breastfeeding and Pregnant

So, yeah, Jack is still breastfeeding. He is 29 months and I am entering my second trimester of pregnancy at 17 weeks. At first I noticed nothing. Then noticed the horrid awful pain, like a stinging pinching feeling when latching on. Sometimes even nausea while nursing. The pain comes and goes now. I’m going to stick it out because, well, …

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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 …

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Breastfeeding and Birth Control Pills

Ask Anne… Question: I have been taking Micronor while breastfeeding my 12 month old. I know that this method has been known to suppress having one’s period, but for how long? I am only nursing 2-3 times a day at this point. Also, since she is nursing less frequently do I need a “stronger” birth control pill? Answer: You don’t need …

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