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Breastfeeding and pregnant...? One more on the way... Due March 8; 2 kids; North Carolina 153 posts
8th Jul '12

I just found out we will be expecting baby number three in March. I am currently still breastfeeding my ten month old. I am wondering what other mother's experiences are/were while breastfeeding and pregnant.



THANKS!

Pinkie Pie Washington 603 posts
8th Jul '12
Quoting One more on the way...:" I just found out we will be expecting baby number three in March. I am currently still breastfeeding ... [snip!] ... my ten month old. I am wondering what other mother's experiences are/were while breastfeeding and pregnant. THANKS!"

It's no different than nursing when not pregnant. You have to up your calories a little more than normal for pregnancy, but that's about it. It actually helps late in pregnancy, nursing relieves the engorgement some women get. I've never had engorgemtn, so I can't say from personal experience, but that's what many friends have told me.



Tandem nursing is great too, for both mama and baby AND the baby and older sibling. It's a bonding experience for all of you :)

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
8th Jul '12

I got pregnant when my daughter was 11 months, she is now 14 months. She self weaned when I got pregnant. I guess the taste changed. now she just plays with them if she is tired or upset. I mean this kid straight up GAGGED on the boobie juice. I was sad for a week. Then welcomed the little break I will have. lol At first I couldn't figure out why she went from nursing every 2 hours to maybe 2 mins every 5 or 6 hours.

One more on the way... Due March 8; 2 kids; North Carolina 153 posts
8th Jul '12
Quoting Derpamena Diane Pie:" It's no different than nursing when not pregnant. You have to up your calories a little more than normal ... [snip!] ... Tandem nursing is great too, for both mama and baby AND the baby and older sibling. It's a bonding experience for all of you :)"

I am interested in tandem nursing. My little nursling is a acrobatic nurser at the moment. Any advice as the belly grows?

One more on the way... Due March 8; 2 kids; North Carolina 153 posts
8th Jul '12
Quoting furrbabiesmommy:" I got pregnant when my daughter was 11 months, she is now 14 months. She self weaned when I got pregnant. ... [snip!] ... I will have. lol At first I couldn't figure out why she went from nursing every 2 hours to maybe 2 mins every 5 or 6 hours. "

So she stopped because of a change in taste?

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
8th Jul '12
Quoting One more on the way...:" So she stopped because of a change in taste?"

yep. it was weird. she was not really into it and thought oh ok well she about to be a year, maybe she just likes food better. it went on for about 2 weeks. and then she straight up took a drink and gagged! that was the last time she tried to nurse. I didn't know I was pregnant so like I said I just thought ok well we made it almost a year that's good, I dont' have to try to wean her. Then I tested a week later and it all made sense. now she just likes to look at them and grab them.

mamaroo + 1.5 Roos Due March 9 (boy); 1 child; Maryland 867 posts
8th Jul '12

I still BF my almost 2 year old, only for sleep. It hurts a little in the nipple area and they are changing colors! 0.o You are due a few days before me!! Congrats mama!

One more on the way... Due March 8; 2 kids; North Carolina 153 posts
8th Jul '12
Quoting mamaroo + 1.5 Roos:" I still BF my almost 2 year old, only for sleep. It hurts a little in the nipple area and they are changing colors! 0.o You are due a few days before me!! Congrats mama!"

Thanks! Congrats to you too!



So far I have not had any nipple soreness. My LO is teething right now, and nursing sessions have been frequent but very short....I can't tell if supply is building or if I am having a little breast tenderness.

mamaroo + 1.5 Roos Due March 9 (boy); 1 child; Maryland 867 posts
8th Jul '12

You're welcome! And I don't feel full yet just sore.

One more on the way... Due March 8; 2 kids; North Carolina 153 posts
8th Jul '12
Quoting furrbabiesmommy:" yep. it was weird. she was not really into it and thought oh ok well she about to be a year, maybe she ... [snip!] ... have to try to wean her. Then I tested a week later and it all made sense. now she just likes to look at them and grab them.

Awe...well congrats to you on your new bundle. Hope you're feeling well!

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
8th Jul '12

i am currently 20wks pregnant and still nursing my 16mo old (nap & bedtime) Nipple soreness and increased hunger/thirst are the only differences i have noticed.(i have to get up and eat a light snack between 3-5am or i will wake up w/a pounding headache.

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
9th Jul '12

I became pregnant when my daughter was 13 months and nursing before work, after work, before bed and 2-3 times through the night. I found the sensations intense (especially for the first 20 seconds or so) and would have to re-position her frequently.



She continued to nurse through my pregnancy, though I'm pretty sure the milk dried up (maybe completely). She didn't care :).



She was almost 22 months when her brother was born and when the milk came in, she said "Mmm, ice cream milk" :D. She is now 3.5 years old and her brother is almost 22 months old. They have both continued to nurse.



I really recommend reading "Adventures in Tandem Nursing" or something like that. There are so many sensations and emotions you might feel during this time and I found it very helpful to read about different experiences (since I didn't know anyone who had nursed a toddler, let alone nursed through pregnancy or Tandem nursed). There are also a lot of things that can be out of your control (they way the child responds to the changing milk).



Because your child is young (not yet a year), you will have to be a little more careful to watch that there is milk, or you may have to supplement.



Best of luck.

One more on the way... Due March 8; 2 kids; North Carolina 153 posts
9th Jul '12
Quoting 5 blessings so far....:" i am currently 20wks pregnant and still nursing my 16mo old (nap & bedtime) Nipple soreness and increased ... [snip!] ... only differences i have noticed.(i have to get up and eat a light snack between 3-5am or i will wake up w/a pounding headache."


Do you remember about when these issues started?

One more on the way... Due March 8; 2 kids; North Carolina 153 posts
9th Jul '12
Quoting Roe23:" I became pregnant when my daughter was 13 months and nursing before work, after work, before bed and ... [snip!] ... a year), you will have to be a little more careful to watch that there is milk, or you may have to supplement. Best of luck."

Thanks for the insight. I really want to be prepared for what may come up as we continue.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
9th Jul '12
Quoting One more on the way...:" Do you remember about when these issues started?"


the soreness and the hunger started about the 8th wk of this pregnancy.