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Post by Squeaky McMurdo on Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:20 pm

I know that it is preferred that a recipient gets milk from a mom who has a baby close to the same age. So I have a question... I tandem nurse my 23 month old and 5 day old daughters. I'm assuming that means my milk is suited to both age groups. Right? Or is it more suited for newborns since the newborn nurses more? (well she does in theory...my 23 month old is all over me since discovering my supply has gone through the roof and over the moon...)

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Post by Jodibug on Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:37 pm

My understanding is that the milk is more in line with the needs of the younger child. Kellymom.com is a great resource for all things nursing and they have a great section on tandem nursing as well. http://www.kellymom.com/bf/tandem/index.html

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Post by mel chris on Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:54 pm

I am also tandem nursing (my children are 20 and 6 months.) I think the milk is more 'suited' to our younger babies, but that it's still good for our older children to still drink it too. Smile Especially since you have a newborn, the milk would be awesome right now for someone else who has a newborn and is in need of that milk! Smile

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Post by blessed4x on Wed May 05, 2010 9:22 am

No matter the age of the older baby your milk changed during pregnancy to meet the needs of the new baby. Your older baby most likely was receiving colostrum from about the second half of your pregnancy. Its not a problem as long as you make sure your new baby nurses first.

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Post by g8ratc on Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:52 am

God bless you all that have the energy to tandem nurse AND donate! geez! good for you! Thank you from EVERYONE you are helping!

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Post by Squeaky McMurdo on Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:42 pm

Lol, I don't know what else to do with my crazy oversupply Shocked

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Post by krhodes09 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:31 am

I also am nursing a 23 month old and 6 month old. I have so much milk I am donating and have to pump a ton just to stay comfy. My older one has increased nursing since the baby was born and my supply went through the roof. Some days he only eats one real meal because he nurses so much.

Those of you tandem nursing.
Before the new baby my older one was having normal hard bowel movements. Ever since the day after baby arrived his stools are very soft. Sometimes almost liquid. I think it is because he drinks so much breast milk that is baby breast milk. But I'm not sure. Does anybody else have this experience?

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Post by Squeaky McMurdo on Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:39 am

Yes, my two year old is doing the same thing. She started nursing more when the baby was born, and eats less solids because she fills herself up on milk. Her stools have also changed from being solids to being soft or even liquid.

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