Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tandem Nursing

Jonah is now 28 1/2 weeks old in utero!  Time is passing so quickly as I chase after a giggling and talking toddler.  Rita continues to nurse, mainly upon waking, before nap and before bed.  If we are having a play date with a nursing friend then I usually will nurse her too.

So is it hard you wonder?  Yes. A tumbling kicking baby boy who is so excited to be rocked while his sister is resting on top of him can cause me to feel a bit like a human jungle gym!  Tender nipples, breasts that supply little to no milk for my little girl all take their toll on me.  Is it worth it? Absolutely.

Rita LOVES LOVES LOVES to nurse.  It is the only time my sweet girl rests, stops and relaxes.  It is such a precious blessing when she isn't feeling well to supply her with what little help I can.  She is too young to clearly articulate how she is feeling and too young for me to have a conversation with her about a new baby coming.

Our decision to tandem nurse is made daily.  Some days are easier than others.  Sometimes I wonder about nursing two babies beneath two years old.  Most days I sigh, breathe deep, thank God that I can nurse and remind myself to take one day at a time.


  1. Good for you! I thought about tandem nursing but the incredibly painful nipples at 3 or 4 months pregnant and not gaining weight made it easier to encourage Paxton to wean at 15 months.

    I often cuddle with Paxton while I'm nursing Weston so I'm sure you'll find you'll get into a routine with Rita and baby Jonah quickly and find a way to comfortably nurse them both!

  2. Sister I feel that pain! Fortunately weight gain is not an issue...already at 20lbs! I think if I would have had any issues early on weaning would have been something we would have faced.

    Sweet boys. I think we will too, just lots of patience :)


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