I have a 15 month DD and am 9 weeks pregnant. I'm still breastfeeding . . . alot. Did any of you continue to nurse through the whole pregnancy or did your milk dry up and far along were you when it did? Or did you toddler self wean when pregnant?
My DS was around 18 months when he self weaned. I was almost 4 months preg., and still had plenty of milk for him, so I think it was just him deciding to be done. I would have BF'd him through the whole preg. if he had wanted to, but... It became a moot point.
Mostly, make sure you are getting plenty of fluids (esp. water) and that you are eating well and enough to support all three of you. I can't remember where I found it, but I know that there is a food pyramid for pregnant women and for BFing women; I am sure there is one for the mom who is both. Maybe look that up, or contact LLL to find out about making sure you are getting enough of the right things to keep you healthy.
My son is 2.5 and I am due tomorrow. He is still nursing and has been throughout my pregnancy. I think my milk pretty much dried up somewhere between 3-7 months....i know that's a wide range but my son never really seemed to care i just realized i was no longer feeling the let-down anymore which i had always felt up until that point. just recently i'm pretty sure that i've started to produce colostrum because i've noticed that he has had much more explosive and messy poopies which is something that i was warned about ahead of time...colostrum acts as a sort of a laxative. there is a group for pregnant or tandem nursers... check it out... there are lots of us who are doing one or both. :)
Thanks. I joined the pregnant and tandem nursing group cuz it looks like we're headed that direction and I definately need support since everyone says now that I'm pregnant I need to wean her, but she is definately not ready.
I got pregnant at six months postpartum. I kept breastfeeding and would have tandem nursed but DD self-weaned in my last trimester at just over a year old. I had hoped to make it longer, but was happy to make it a year. Both she and my youngest are very happy and healthy and he was born at 8 1/2 lbs, so it certainly didn't impact his growth. It did affect my weight gain, I only gained 18 lbs during the entire pregnancy. I also had a lot of fatigue with my metabolism working for 3, but it was worth it. Drink plenty of water, take your prenatal, and make sure you get enough protein and calcium, and get as much rest as you can.
DD has not self weaned, and would be nursing still 5-7 times a day if I let her. She's nursing 1-3 times a day on average, and I'm due in a few days. I have no doubts that she will pick back up as soon as baby's born to about 7 ish times a day again.My milk never dried up, it did lessen a little, but then it started to build back up from being pregnant, so all is good. She is loving the colostrum now.