Pregnant - Nursing - Are there any nursing mom's of older babies?

11-28-2010, 12:41 AM

At what point did you worry less about getting everything you needed for lactation?

11-28-2010, 03:46 PM
Are you nursing your 10 year old?

11-28-2010, 05:12 PM
god no. I meant ten months. LOL

She's eating tons of solids now, so I'm wondering if it's okay to start prioritizing weight loss.

11-28-2010, 11:35 PM
LOL, Gale!...not passing judgment, just clarifying! ;)

I guess it depends on your own supply and how it is affected by diet. I have never really worried about it and started weight loss at a couple months postpartum. At about a year to 18 months pp I can work a couple 12 hour shifts a week without pumping and my supply is not affected. I nurse my babies until they are three. Everyone is different though, I think.

11-29-2010, 11:52 AM
:) Nursing a 10 year old seemed a bit excessive, but to each their own. :)

My second is almost 3 months old and I started WW again when he was 4 weeks old. As long as I eat all of my points I don't have any issues with supply. I think you should give it a shot and see how it goes. You'll be able to adjust accordingly if you see your supply being affected. I think (and this is just my experience) that my supply is more affected by whether or not I'm getting enough water. I do need to eat enough, but more than that I have to make sure I'm getting enough fluids. I start to see a drop in my milk production when I'm dehydrated.

12-01-2010, 07:04 AM
Yes! DS is 2 1/2 and DD is 5 weeks. I'm going to start WW tomorrow. I'm not worried about supply because WW for BF moms is a lot of points!

If you don't do WW, I'd try to start out with something like 2,000 calories a day and see if you lose weight. Nursing two is easily taking at LEAST 500 calories a day so 2,000 calories would be like 1,500...

I need a buddy, do you have one yet? I don't know many other moms who long term BF and it's so nice to know more! :D I have 15-20lbs to lose.

12-02-2010, 02:52 PM
I don't poke my head in here enough! I'm still nursing dd who will be 3 in April, let's see, she's 31 months old now. :eek: She's growing up so fast! She still nurses like a newborn, sometimes stays latched on all night long, still doesn't sleep through the night, sometimes a trial but always a joy!

I guess the answer to your original question is: once baby is not exclusively nursing, getting supplemented with solids or formula, I get to be a little more lax with worrying. After 12 months was gravy! LOL Apparently nothing I've done has harmed my supply or my dd, thank goodness.

Good luck!

12-06-2010, 02:26 PM
Hi! I'm nursing an almost 2 year old (she turns two next month! :D). I always had over-supply issues so I never really worried about it much but then again I haven't been focused on drastically cutting calories either (I'm losing about 2lbs/month on average so very slow but steady!). Any attempts I've made at cutting back more led me to be really, really hungry so I figured that was a cue from my body to wait until DD is nursing less (she's actually sick at the moment so she's pretty much nursing non-stop!) but even when she's healthy she still nurses quite a bit for an almost 2 year old.