Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:29 pm
Lol What do you want to know? My first son was down to morning and night (and naps on the weekends) at 16 months when I got pg. My milk didn't go away, but it obviously changed because he gradually increased in his nursing until it was every time I sat down. It bugged me a little, but I really wanted to tandem nurse and was so frustrated when it took 10 months to get pg that I just wanted him to keep going long enough to achieve it....Little did I know...
I had a much easier time nursing with the second baby. I never had an uncomfortable oversupply like I did with my first (although I've heard the opposite from many people), and it doesn't hurt like when you first start. Both my boys nurse together at every feeding (except nighttime when my oldest is sleeping). It gets really annoying when they are climbing and jumping and fighting over my bra and pushing on the other's boob so that it comes out of their mouth. (I never had that cute hand-holding thing everyone always talks about.)
I only pumped once at work, then came home on my dinner break to nurse. I had barely enough to pump at work with both boys eating right before I left, but I managed to get 4-6 oz. (I should also note that I have a crappy $50 pump.) I stopped pumping when my second was a year and now I've cut down to three and five feedings--with the youngest getting two extra feedings: one at 10pm and one during the night.
Dinnertime is my biggest battle. They both want to sit and nurse after not being with me all day, and I only have an hour to get supper on the table and eat and nurse before I go back to work. It's usually a screaming mess.
I really want my three yr old to stop, but I just don't see that happening anytime soon. My foot is definitely going down at 4yrs, but right now he's just so dependent and whiney and bossy and defiant and I am picking my battles because I know I will miss it when he doesn't any longer.
I highly recommend dvring your favorite shows to watch while you are nursing so you don't get annoyed. (When you have time to sit, it's actually nice that they will both sit down and relax with you.) My rule is "If you're nursing, I get to watch what I want." So Sesame Street goes off and my shows go on! At nighttime feedings I catch up on facebook or play games on my phone in the dark. ~~Hope some of this helps.