Stefanie - posted on 06/07/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
So I just found out a couple weeks ago I'm pregnant with #2! YAY! We are pretty excited. Anyways, my DS is only 7.5 months old and obviously, given his age, nurses a TON. So far, at 6 weeks along, I have enough milk for him though I suspect my supply has dropped a bit.
My question is for those mommas that nursed a YOUNG nursling through pregnancy, when did you supplement or did you not need to? He isn't old enough to supplement with cow's milk yet, so I would have to go to formula if I have to supplement. I was just wondering when that might happen. We are going out of town in 5 or 6 weeks, and I'm kinda wondering if I should bring formula with me, buy it there, or what. I'm totally out of the loop and have never packed bottles for the last 5 trips we have had since he was born. I know he can have formula b/c I was sick once and my supply dropped for a day or so and he had a couple bottles. But we got over that as soon as I got better. So at least I'm not facing allergies here, thank goodness!
I'm hoping I can keep him from weaning, he is a big comfort nurser so it shouldn't be hard, but I have heard stories of kids weaning from the milk changing! I want to nurse him until he is at least two, so I need to make it through this pregnancy and then tandem the new baby and him for at least 9 months. I'm excited to see what the future holds. I think tandem nursing would be SO awesome!