Planning to Tandem Breastfeed

Luna was only 16 months old when I first found out I was pregnant with baby #2. At that point solid food was just something she ate for fun, some days more than others, but mostly she was breastfeeding. My first thought after “oh my god, I can’t believe i’m pregnant again!” was sadness that Luna wouldn’t get to breastfeed for the full two years that I had been planning (at least). I immediately started researching what other moms in my position have done and came across a bunch of inspirational and daunting photos of something I never knew existed – tandem breastfeeding.

tandem 1tandem 2Unfortunately just about the time of the start of my second trimester my milk dried up so we’ve been dry nursing since then. While Luna doesn’t seem to mind too much it can be pretty uncomfortable for me. She has started eating a lot more real food of course. One good thing is that not getting milk in the middle of the night has now led her to sleep the whole night through (most nights), which is a definite blessing!

I’ve read that once my milk comes in for the baby that she will most likely start wanting to nurse a lot more. We’ll see… Looking forward to it (although just a little nervously!)

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