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    I am Pregnant again and still Bf Lilly, we are working on weaning kind of. I am in no way pushing her she has been self weaning for a whiel now. life and food are way to interesting. that being said I was just wondering a few things.
    as of right now she only nurses at bed time, first thing in the am, and sometimes in the afternoon/ early evening quiet time.

    I have noticed a huge drop in my milk supply about 2 weeks ago, and i feel bad because Lilly says "mama's na na empty" i just tell her im sry baby, try to nurse a little longer maybe the milk will come.
    that works some times but other times she happily jumps off and goes about playing or what not.

    Anyway if you did or did not continue to nurse your first born or subsequent lo's what were the deciding factors?

    how hard was it to wean? did you want to or was it your kiddo?
    did you entertain the thought of tandem nursing?

    when did your milk supply drop? when does it turn back to colostrum?

    sorry for sooo many questions, i was also curious did your breast grow again in 2nd 3rd... pregnancy's?

    My breast are back to pre pregnancy size like before i got pregnant with Lilly, and they haven't grown at all had some tenderness and my areaolas are dark again. Should i be worried at all is this normal?
    when i got prego with Lilly my breast jumped up by 3 Sizes with in the first 3 months.

    thanks to any one who has some thoughts advice, support.
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    really????
    is no mama's out there?
    30 people have look at this thread and no one is around.
    should i move this post else where?
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    Hi! congrats on your pregnancy. I'll try to help, but don't have many answers to your questions since I had finished BFing before being pregnant again. Here are the ones I can answer:


    sorry for sooo many questions, i was also curious did your breast grow again in 2nd 3rd... pregnancy's?
    yep, mine did, but much later in the pregnancy, like a couple weeks before baby arrived with #2.

    My breast are back to pre pregnancy size like before i got pregnant with Lilly, and they haven't grown at all had some tenderness and my areaolas are dark again. Should i be worried at all is this normal?
    everyone is different and I don't think you need to worry at all.
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    thanks for your response.
    I am struggling with my feelings about nursing right now, We are getting closer to weaning than i expected.

    she only really nurses at night and in the am. I have for the most part completely dried up. as of about a week ago.

    I know Lilly will be fine but i feel bad, like i some how forced her to wean, since my body isn't producing anymore now that i am getting closer to the second tri. I knew it would be harder for me than her, she seem to be doing just fine, with extra cuddles.
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    don't feel bad. She's 23 months old, you've done a wonderful job getting this far. And soon she'll have a sibling to love the rest of her life.
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    Sorry, been MIA.

    I am sorry that you are weaning against your will. I'm going through similar. 23 months is AWESOME! And who knows, you might continue on nursing the limited schedule you are doing.

    I sometimes wish I could have tandem nursed. The thought of not having to go through the sensitive nipples of a new baby's latch is very appealing. But, I've not had the opportunity.

    I know a few moms who's babes weaned when they were pregnant with the next. I'm told the flavor or consistency changes and the baby or toddler loses interest. But, still, others think they are weaning cause the milk is gone, but then baby/toddler surprises them and regains interest.

    Either way, it's perfectly safe to nurse through the pregnancy unless you have risk of pre-term labor.

    If you want to increase supply without harming baby in utero, try eating oatmeal on a daily basis. It's a galactagogue.

    As for the breast size.. my 2nd didn't grow nearly as early as the 1st and the 3rd it was even later.. but... during pregnancy, I went from a B to a DD with #1, a B to a E with #2, and a C to an F with #3. They were slower to start growing, but they grew bigger regardless. (now I'm back to a B).

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