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Old 06-26-2011, 08:05 PM   #11
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She fell asleep nursing tonight :swoon: Thanks again for all the support!

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She fell asleep nursing tonight :swoon: Thanks again for all the support!
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #13
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I think its awesome! My od self weaned at 3. She's now 4 and after dd 3 was born she has asked to nurse. I think she sees both her sisters getting milkies and misses it. She was a huge comfort nurser. She only asks once every couple weeks. I do set boundaries after about 12-18 that they wait till we get home, and I don't usually offer, but don't really tll them no unless I'm in the middle of cooking dinner or something.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:25 PM   #14
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Yay!

I'd definitely let her nurse if she wants to!

For me, I don't "offer" it unless it is bedtime or he is hurt. If he gets hurt somehow & is really fussing I'll offer him milk & then nurse him for a minute or two.

He nurses at all nap/bed times. (20 months)

He has never COMPLETELY stopped nursing, but my milk dried up between 17 & 19 months & he got to where he'd go 2 or so days without nursing at all or only latching on long enough to remember there wasn't any milk.

BUT, with continued letting him dry suckle when he wanted to, my milk has come back at 20 months & he jumped right into nursing 3x a day.

I actually have to pump every other day on whichever side he isn't using bc I'm getting engorged! (I'm 32 weeks pregnant.)

Anyway, your little one is probably old enough that they can tandem w/o supply issues, but I'd just watch your supply & who nurses on which side when & make sure the younger one is getting full & not running out of milk.

For me, I've already had an LC consult & she encouraged me to let the newborn nurse first & the most obviously the first few days...but she said it won't be any issue to nurse the baby & then Luke "finish" me off (I have oversupply issues) so that I'm not engorged. But that's dealing with a NEWBORN not an 11 month old who is getting occasional solids.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:48 PM   #15
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That's great that you both want to nurse again!
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:00 PM   #16
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So great that you are open to what she needs. Lots of people tandem nurse, I did for about 2 years. Your supply should amp up a bit. Just keep an eye on the LO's wet dipes and if she isn't hungry all the time you should be fine. Way to go!
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