Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:36 am
I haven't been on babyzone in FOREVER! But, I am back and will likely be needing your help/support. I am still nursing my 18 month old and I just got a BFP! We weren't planning on TTC'ing until June/July, but were not doing a great job of preventing and I ovulated a week early, so tada, I am pregnant. It is very early still, and praying for a sticky baby (history of m/c).
Anyways I got pregnant around the 16/17 month mark with my last one and my milk dried up around 10-12 weeks. My then 19/20 month old would hit me/smack me/my breast because there was no milk. That combined with the stress of my husband moving while I stayed home to sell our house, extremely low progesterone that yielded me on bi weekly serum shots that made me EXTREMELY ill and chronic bronchitis that I had from about the 10 week mark until after my baby was born...yeah, I just couldn't hold out and nurse him any longer. Finally I got tired of feeling ill and dry nursing when my son was about 20 months old. I had so wanted to make it to 2 years! I made it to 22/23 months with my daughter. And I really wanted to make it to 2 years with this little guy. I feel like I am robbing him! I can't say I necessarily want to tandem nurse (nothing against it but I know how hard it can be to manage my house with only one child demanding the boob!), but I do want to make it to 2 years. Braxton is super attached to the breast still. But, I am not sure what to do if my milk dries up again? I cannot do the dry nursing/hitting thing again. Hoping it isn't an issue.
Anyways, just stopping in to say hi and I hope I don't have problems, but if I do I know you ladies will be there to support me!
~Kristen, mommy to
Emma 6.28.06 C/S Modified footling breech
Kaden 3.13.09 Hospital VBAC after 55 hr nat labor
Braxton 5.20.11 HBAC after 24 hr nat labor
*4 angels in heaven