Adventures in Tandem Nursing book- Would you recommend?

(7 Posts)
ByHecuba Wed 17-Jul-13 12:13:30

Will be TTC DC2 in a couple of months and have a 14mo, so tandem nursing is something I am considering in the future, if DD wants to keep going.
I have no idea how it would work in practice, wrt milk intake/colostrum production/my nutrition needs etc.
If anyone has any links to resources or advice I would really appreciate it!
Thank yousmile

BumbleBee2011 Wed 17-Jul-13 12:22:56

I was looking at this while pg and the book has lots of information, I couldn't find much info elsewhere so would definitely recommend. Has facts about nutrition, foetal development etc as well as cultural/social aspects so quite a well-rounded book.

My DD decided though that she'd self-wean when I was 5/6 months pg and she was 20 mo - still it was nice to have the information smile

mawbroon Wed 17-Jul-13 16:54:43

It's an interesting read, but when it came to it, we just muddled through tandem feeding rather than do anything that you were "supposed" to be doing IYSWIM

ByHecuba Thu 18-Jul-13 14:33:22

Thanks you two,
think it will be useful to read, even if, like you Bee we never end up needing the information!
mawbroon- sensible attitude! Am a bit of a worrier, so I'll probably feel better having read up on things.

Badgerwife Thu 18-Jul-13 17:41:48

I'm like mawbroon. Got a 2 yr old DD1 still nursing and a 3 weeks old baby, just making it up as I go along. I wasn't worried about the colostrum bit because I was in hospital for the three days before my milk came and DD1 only visited once so didn't drink any of it.

fhdl34 Fri 19-Jul-13 10:28:28

It's a great book, I am 19wks pg and I read it as soon as I got pg. What I liked about it was it's realism. Some people don't get on with it, some babies self wean during pregnancy (as my 18m DD has finally done I think, 10 days since last feed and she was dropping days nor quite a while before that, she is not a fan of colostrum), some women have to wean anyway due to their own health or for other reasons. My initial reaction on getting pregnant was desperation that DD not wean but after reading the book, it made me feel that it was ok if she did, and I needed that. I'm sort of hoping she wants to start again once baby arrives but I'm also glad she's made the decision to stop and I haven't had to force her

ByHecuba Sat 20-Jul-13 00:51:36

Thanks Badgersmile We've still got a nursing to sleep routine going on, so that will have to be phased out eventually!
fhdl- that must be a relief; mother-led weaning sounds quite stressful. Perhaps she'll remember what she's missing when the new LO arrivesgrin
Am hoping for a 2.2 ish age gap, so will be good to be prepared for either eventuality.

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