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    Default Tandem feeding.

    How does it work?

    It may sound like a silly question but will I make colostrum before birth?
    Also when bub is born id rather he/she gets the colostrum for the first few days so do I just refuse ds? Also id make Newborn milk will ds still like it? And how would I stop from making too much, doesn't the body make enough for the newbie. How will it do that if ds has some too.

    Is much prefer to wean ds before bub is born in dec. He has milk morning and night though sometimes once during the day or one during the night. I wouldn't know how to start weaning him though. Or if I'm ready to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    It may sound like a silly question but will I make colostrum before birth?
    Your mik will begin to change around the 20 week mark, so often babies who are going to wean will wean at this stage, (mine never did!) as they object to the change in milk. So the colostrum production will be definitely in full swing by the time you give birth
    Also when bub is born id rather he/she gets the colostrum for the first few days so do I just refuse ds?
    Regardless if you are feeding two, your body will still make colostrum, it will just make enough for the both of them, until your proper milk comes in at day 3 or so.


    Also id make Newborn milk will ds still like it?
    Well, my two boys thought all their Christmases had come at once when my milk came in, but it can make their poo a bit runny!!

    And how would I stop from making too much, doesn't the body make enough for the newbie. How will it do that if ds has some too.
    Your body makes enough milk for twins or possibly even triplets to begin with, thus the engorgement to begin with. If you are feeding baby AND sibling, then your milk supply will simply settle to that level, as the supply is governed by the amount of nipple stimulation your breasts get in those first few weeks, demand feeding in those first few weeks being just so important.

    Is much prefer to wean ds before bub is born in dec. He has milk morning and night though sometimes once during the day or one during the night. I wouldn't know how to start weaning him though. Or if I'm ready to.
    Yeah, thats totally up to you of course, I tandem fed, than triandem fed, so it's definitely do-able.

    All the best

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    Thank you. I'm secretly hoping he will self wean. I think im willing to give tandem feeding a go if ds decides he still wants to. I never got engorgement with either of my boys so that will be different if I'm making enough for two. Maybe the four days I'm in hospital will be enough for ds to decide he doesn't need it anymore. It's my sleep tool though. He feeds to sleep so I'm worried I'll be dealing with a newbie and a non sleeping toddler. So much to think about!

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    I was bf my daughter when I was pregnant she self weaned at 2 when I was 5-6 months because my milk changed and she didn't like the flavour anymore. It looked like colostrum by the time she weaned.

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    Indigo, my sleep tool for the boys used to be a breastfeed-its why I was reluctant to ever wean them, as I would be at a loss as to how to get them to sleep once they were no longer feeding.

    But, I had to go away for a weekend when they were about 20 months, and my milk was all but gone when I came back. (Yes, that quick. I was so shocked!)

    When I got back, I just told them that Mummy had no milk any more and they were very accepting. Our nightly routine moved to reading two stories and then tucking into bed, and it's still the same to this day. If they woke during the night, I would remind them gently there was no more milk, and sit down beside their cot until they were nearly asleep again. (Harder for you since you will have a newbie, but maybe your DS won't need the same level comfort that mine did?)

    Anyway, my main point was that I worried unnecessarily about putting them to sleep once they weaned- we just fell into a new routine and they were very happy and accepting with that.

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    my dd night weaned during pregnancy, and feeding to sleep also stopped working. i was shattered because it was how i had always helped her to sleep. we just had to work through it and find new ways to help her to sleep.

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    AM has said everything I would say re: your questions. To wean I simply cut feeds shorter and shorter than start refusing them over time.


 

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