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    Can I just say that I am SO glad I'm breastfeeding my 26 monther! Nothing solves a crisis like a quick trip to the breast! I don't know how mamas parent toddlers without this secret weapon.

    I've returned to work in the past couple of months and having the Mummy's home feed at the end of the day (I work one day a week) is such a great way of reconnecting after our time apart. I don't think I'd cope so well with returning to work if it weren't for the breastfeeding keeping us connected despite the changes.

    I've recently found out I'm pregnant with baby two and really hoping to sustain some milk the entire pregnancy and continuing feeding. I'm going to be no doubt seeking support from other breastfeeders throughout as I hear breastfeeding during pregnancy can be quite a challenge. But I'm not a weaner and I want to find ways to move through the challenges. So consider yourselves warned

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    Quote Originally Posted by demeter View Post
    Can I just say that I am SO glad I'm breastfeeding my 26 monther! Nothing solves a crisis like a quick trip to the breast! I don't know how mamas parent toddlers without this secret weapon.

    I've returned to work in the past couple of months and having the Mummy's home feed at the end of the day (I work one day a week) is such a great way of reconnecting after our time apart. I don't think I'd cope so well with returning to work if it weren't for the breastfeeding keeping us connected despite the changes.

    I've recently found out I'm pregnant with baby two and really hoping to sustain some milk the entire pregnancy and continuing feeding. I'm going to be no doubt seeking support from other breastfeeders throughout as I hear breastfeeding during pregnancy can be quite a challenge. But I'm not a weaner and I want to find ways to move through the challenges. So consider yourselves warned
    I agree. I had that thought when I was on a bus and there was a mum with a 2 year old who wouldn't sit still and was carrying on - while i was breast feeding 17 month old Jasper... who made been crying and carrying on minutes before ... of course I wouldn't say anything, I just thought - gee, what am I gonna do when he's weaned!?!?!

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    Hi Ladies,

    Can i join you???

    DD turned 1 on saturday! We are still breastfeeding and she likes milk more then food. lol.

    Can I ask how much you all feed?
    I am getting some abuse from friends and family. about how i should stop feeding her so much.

    Yay for breastfeeding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsABusyMum View Post
    Hi Ladies,

    Can i join you???

    DD turned 1 on saturday! We are still breastfeeding and she likes milk more then food. lol.

    Can I ask how much you all feed?
    I am getting some abuse from friends and family. about how i should stop feeding her so much.

    Yay for breastfeeding!
    Congrats! My 14 month old feeds all the time!! forget about anyone else, just feed as much as your bub needs and wants to

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    Jasper feeds ALLLLLLL the time.

    But he's been sick for the last fortnight one thing after another.

    Normally he has 3 feeds during the day - he sometimes forgets the midday feed, if we're busy. And after he'd been night weaned at tresillian, we were still having one feed at night around 4am but it was really nice sitting up with him in a quiet house, just the two of us, him wrapped up like a baby, it was nice.

    But it looks like we're gonna have to night wean him again because he's back to having a very strong suck-to-sleep fixation and wont have a day nap now without being on the breast and then feeds for most of the night while co-sleeping.



    I do feel a bit stuck between a rock and a hard place because DP is a light sleeper and cant cosleep with Jasper anymore, because Jasper kicks and wriggles around too much. And so I have to choose one of them to sleep with.

    And Jasper is 17 months old now, so I suppose to should probably sleep with my partner, not my son while DP sleeps in the guest room.



    I'll keep feeding him 2-3 times a day though.
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    My 19mo son feeds all bloomin day and night too! Sometimes it's like 20+ times in 24 hours. I'm in the process of night weaning though due to pregnancy - night 3 tonight - wish me luck!

    There was one mum in another thread who said her LO (maybe 2 years old) fed 7 hours a day at a minimum!! I think that must be close to a record, but I've never timed my DS!

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    SleeplessBeauty I would choose my baby My DF would live we sleep 'next' to each other in queen sized beds which are on the floor so we can reach out to each other and we do snuggle when we first go to bed in my bed usually.

    DS2 was a boob head all day long today I am sure he fed at least 10 times, I think it is his last molar coming through though.

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    I am night weaning DS again... in preparation for later on in pregnancy.

    My 6 mth old has started waking several times during the night after sleeping throguh for months.. I am wondering if its due to supply decrease due to pregnancy (though I can't notice any difference at all) or just a behavioural thing

    (also she was sick a couple of weeks ago and unsettled each night while sick, wondering if its a carryover from that)

    It is awful having 2 babies sleeping badly.

    Night weaning is going not too badly, though it involves a bit of a scuffle. THen when DS realises its not a goer, he starts crying for his Dad and I have to stop him running out of the room (his dad sleeps elsewhere). Makes me feel like he loves booby, then daddy, then me!

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    Makes me feel like he loves booby, then daddy, then me!
    I feel like that regardless

    Which child are you night weaning MrsN, the older one (how old?) or the 6mth old? I have been trying to night wean DS1 2.7yrs but I relent when DF is away as it means I get more sleep, as long as I can handle the aversion.

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    I am night weaning the older, he's 20 months. He is in his own bed but comes into me around 2am-ish, wants a feed but I deny access, there's a bit of a scuffle, then next thing he wants to leave and go to daddy.. I hold onto his ankle for another couple of minutes, he crashes. Last night he woke up several times wanting to feed but didnt make too much fuss about being denied. When it starts getting light he can feed, I hope it's not too confusing for him. I night weaned him once before when I was pg with the baby and found that early morning feed could be kept without wrecking the night weaning. (i abandoned not feednig him at night because the baby did sleep through the night, so I found it easier to just let him feed again, whoops. even after I night weaned him he still woke up several times a night... only half of what he would wake to feed though)

    eta I really hate feeding him at night because I just can't sleep through it when pg, if he isnt perfectly aligned I can feel his teeth dragging at me and the suck is really strong. Sometimes it's nice. THe past couple of mornings I've had both of them feeding while I try to get an extra bit of sleep after dawn


 

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