The baby’s been in the family for awhile now and my oldest child, soon to be three years old, has largely made peace with the situation. She loves her sister, particularly now that the little one is six months old and far more interactive than she was initially. In turn, the baby thinks her sister is hilarious, frequently laughing at her antics and silly songs, and pulling her hair for good measure.
There’s only one problem which has persisted since the little one turned up. (more…)
Remy (L) was the first baby I ever shared my milk with. He was born a week or two after my eldest (R) was. Since he and his mother lived with us, it was the perfect arrangement. If I had errands to run, my daughter was nursed by his mom. If his mom had to go out, I was his go-to milk person. It felt awkward at first — especially since we were not related. But hey, when a baby needs milk, the baby has to have milk. (more…)
You’re pregnant and had no intentions to suddenly stop breastfeeding. While the thought of being pregnant while breastfeeding your little one can be daunting, it is possible for most moms. What type of changes could you experience early in your pregnancy? Should you expect a dip in your milk supply?
Plus, tips for the nursing two children shortly after giving birth.
BONUS CONTENT: Does nursing impact the nutrition of your unborn baby? (more…)
As I write this, I am currently 36 weeks pregnant. I wanted to provide an update on how it’s been breastfeeding in the third trimester. I promised in my first post on Breastfeeding While Pregnant that I would check back in.
I kept waiting for my milk to dry up, for the taste can change, or for her to just lose interest. Well, we are still nursing! In fact, my personal breastfeeding goal was always two years, and we are now just ten days away. To be perfectly honest, once I got pregnant, I felt fine with the idea of her self-weaning, or even with mother-led weaning if I felt the need. But weaning just hasn’t happened yet. (more…)
Never in a million years did I anticipate I would be breastfeeding while pregnant. My mother breastfed my younger sisters and me and I always assumed I would do the same for my future babies. But I just assumed that would be for infants. I may have gone so far as to say that a child that was old enough to ask for milk was too old to breastfeed.
Well… when my daughter’s first baby sign at eight months was for “milk”, it just melted my heart. When she had her first birthday, neither of us had any desire to change our special connection. And when she mastered the word “milky”, I had nothing but pride. So when she was 16 months old and we found out I was pregnant, I didn’t really see any reason to stop nursing. (more…)