Pregnant with number 2 and still breast feeding 2 year old

Michelle - posted on 02/26/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )




So I am 8 weeks pregnant and I am still breastfeeding my 2 year old daughter. I don't know what is going on, but it feels weird when she nurses now ... is this normal? It is a feeling that I don't enjoy at all. I feel horrible to try to take her away from the nursing since she still wants to, but It is making me feel weird. It kinda hurts now and kinda makes me sick. I let her nurse about 2 times a day, but she asks for it more frequently when I am off of work.

I don't know what to do. I am thinking of weaning, what does everyone else think?


Renee - posted on 03/05/2011




I felt nauseous when I was nursing my son with this pregnancy. I let him continue to nurse until my supply dropped which was around twenty weeks or so. He went on to nurse for another week or two after that, even tho it was dry nursing, and then was done. I think that if you let your daughter just be she will eventually wean on her own mostly because the taste, consistency and even amount will change with pregnancy.

Good luck!


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Michelle - posted on 03/10/2011




yeah I asked her if she thought it taste good and she shakes her head yes ... so she still loves it! ... She is gonna be a hard one to ween ... I can just tell! thanks guys!

Karen - posted on 02/28/2011




I think it's great you've gone so long. I weaned my son at 22 mo and felt terrible and guilty about it at first. I'm ok with it now though. If you really fell uncomfortable with it then just slowly wean her. It probably won't be easy at first. If you are dead set on it then don't give in if/when she freaks out. Tell her "all gone" and distract her every time she asks.
If you decide you still want to nurse then you can still do it as long as you have a healthy diet and are taking your vitamins. Not sure what to tell you about the weird feeling since I never went that far into my pregnancies so I never experienced that.
Good luck with whatever you decide. Remember that you ARE pregnant so you are going to be more emotional cause of all the hormones but it will be ok. You'll feel ok about it after a while. Make sure you have some support. Have daddy help distract her and support you, you'll need it.

Ashlie - posted on 02/28/2011




well i cant say nothing cuz my oldest i didnt get to breastfeed my oldest she was in the nicu and my youngest started gettin teeth at 4 months and bit me soo i stoped i couldnt handle the pain of teeth i think u should because ur new baby needs the milk and wut ur takin in ur body ur daughter is takin out and u need it for the new baby

Tabitha - posted on 02/28/2011




That's cool that she still wants to nurse. My son started biting me after he turned 12 mos. and I told him if he doesn't stop then he can't nurse anymore. It took him a while but I weened him off and now he is perfectly fine with regular milk and is a strong healthy boy. I am also pregnant with my 2nd child at 30 weeks and I am VERY happy that I am done nursing him so I can be ready for this one. Maybe it's time to ween her off... trying just once a day and pumping it into a bottle... if it is painful or uncomfortable maybe try talking to your OB about it. Good luck! I think she will be fine weened off though. =)

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