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For anyone who is/ has/ or is thinking of nursing their child past one year of age.
Latest Activity: May 20, 2010
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Yes - your milk will magically change back to colostrum after your new baby is born. Which might have already happened - since you mentioned your due date was 1/2. Good for you for nursing through your pregnancy, even though it was uncomfortable at times.
Good luck with the tandem nursing. I've know lots of women who have had a good experience with that.
With #4 now my cycle just returned at 8 months, but I think that was due to my hyperthyroidism, not to breastfeeding. Once my thyroid function was back to normal, my cycle started.
I sometimes wonder if my body puts out an abnormally high amount of hormones since my cycle has always been like clockwork, we have been able to get pregnant just by thinking about it :), and I get severe morning sickness (hyperemesis) when I am pregnant. Just a thought.
Glad there is a forum for extended breastfeeding. I nursed #1 until 17 months, #2 and #3 until 19 months. I will probably nurse #4 for longer, but every situation is different.
Not sure about fertility. There is 6 years between my two not due to lack of TTC. and after DD I did not take any chances. Murphy's Law like to reek Havoc in myhouse. LOL
Dr. Blanding in Kannapolis was indifferent about her nursing and made no comment about it. She was very hands-off and respectful of our choices, and gave us a lot of options.