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Tandem Nursing – Reasons for Not Weaning the Toddler

Although there was a lot of protest when I said I was going to tandem breastfeed my two boys, it was pretty much accepted and I went on to nurse Gavin even after Gareth was born.  However, with Gavin’s declining behaviour in recent times, the discussion for me to wean Gavin has been revisited. HereContinue reading “Tandem Nursing – Reasons for Not Weaning the Toddler”

Tandem Breastfeeding – the Practical Experience

There have been a lot of expressed concerns regarding the fact that I was still nursing Gavin since I got pregnant with Gareth.  There were a lot of doubts about whether it was possible to nurse two siblings at the same time.  Although I had been able to put many of the concerns regarding tandemContinue reading “Tandem Breastfeeding – the Practical Experience”

Breastfeeding: Tandem Nursing Positions

Continuing on from my previous post on Tandem Nursing… Probably one of my biggest concerns about tandem nursing is positioning – especially in the early days when the newborn is still rather fragile.  Nursing both children one by one should be fairly straightforward, but what happens when they both want to nurse at the sameContinue reading “Breastfeeding: Tandem Nursing Positions”

Breastfeeding: Tandem Nursing in Theory

In a little over a week, I’ll be delivering Gareth.  Despite reading that some toddlers naturally self-wean during the pregnancy, it appears that Gavin is one of those toddlers who has chosen not to.  That means we’ll be tandem nursing after Gareth is born.  Up until now, I hadn’t really given it much thought, butContinue reading “Breastfeeding: Tandem Nursing in Theory”

Nursing While Pregnant – What are the Risks?

Okay, I promised an update on this topic… My reasons for continuing to nurse Gavin throughout the pregnancy and for tandem nursing (nursing an older child while nursing a baby): allows Gavin to bond with me without taxing me too much (it’s definitely a lot less tiring to lie in bed and cuddle him thanContinue reading “Nursing While Pregnant – What are the Risks?”