Weaning due to PG

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Registered: 01-27-2010
Weaning due to PG
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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 3:20pm
Hello Ladies,

I’ve never posted on this board, but I started to write my post on the November EC board about my prenatal appointment and realized, it was more about BF than anything else.
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Registered: 01-27-2010
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 10:21am
Thank you
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Registered: 08-16-2004
Sat, 03-10-2012 - 8:16am
There is no reason to wean other than your personal preference. Having bf through three pregnancies myself i can understand why some people choose to wean. It's not hugely fun and some women just want their body back for a bit.

I would start offering milk or preferably formula in a cup, warmed, every time she would normally bf. For nightweaning having dad take over helps.
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Registered: 06-01-2004
Sat, 03-10-2012 - 2:57am
Hi Adriana :) Congrats on baby #2 - you must be so excited! I think that you will find many women on this board that will most certainly not judge you for weaning now that you are pregnant, but be very happy to support you if you choose not to as well. I myself nursed while pregnant with #2 and our first was 21 months old - we nursed until he was just over 2 years old and before his brother was born. I definitely heard all of the naysayers telling me it was dangerous for the new baby etc. re: nutrients and I really think that is a bunch of nonsense. Unless you have past issues with preterm labour etc., there is no reason why you cannot continue with your nursing relationship with your little girl. She is still very young and to cut her off so abruptly might be more disruptive then it is worth. You have to do what feels right to you but it seems that you are not super comfortable with how it is going so maybe keep nursing and work on gradually weaning her over the next few months. I know you are nervous but can assure you that many, many women nurse while pregnant with no issues at all - there are plenty of examples on our board and some are even tandem nursing which is not for everyone but possible. I would suggest you check out the Extended BF"ing board as well as Kellymom.com for some more info. and help.
I myself would not go cold turkey on what has been your babe's comfort for 17 months strong now - but I sure don't think you are terrible for weaning now if that is what feels right to you. She will be just fine if not a little cranky with you :) What I do want to stress is that it seems most doctors really don't have a clue about nursing in general so they are always first to jump on the "you must wean right away" bandwagon which I find incredibly irritating. If you do keep nursing for awhile, I would be inclined not to even tell them just to avoid the annoying and uneducated comments!
Well that is my 2 cents and I hope it helps you somewhat! Congrats on nursing for so long and good luck with you new little one - happy and healthy 9 months to you :)
Jasmine