((hugs)) Vicku. I agree, 20 months is amazing!! and I would also keep offering it just to see. Ds1 went on a month long nursing strike around the time I was 20 weeks preg. I'm convinced I had a big hormone shift at that time. But I kept pumping and pumping, and I offered the breast at least once a day to see if he was interested. All of a sudden, like some sort of switch was flipped, Ds1 started nursing again. It was so bizzar, but I was SO glad I kept pumping/taking supplements ect. and didn't quit on my milk production. Dont get me wrong, it was EXHAUSTING, but we managed.
KM - Wow! That's excellent you bf'ed K so long! And I'm happy you got some tandem nursing in too!!
Ali - Only a little longer to go, eh?! That's so exciting!!
I'm so happy you've been able to continue to BF Cadan.
We're still tandem nursing here. Nothing's really changed, except the fact I'm finding Ds1 is asking for it more, which can be tricky. It's hard to figure out when he really *needs* it, kwim? and when it's really something else going on. And at this point, I do love that he nurses for comfort sometimes, but I want to make sure he's developing other ways to self soothe throughout the day and not just running to the breast. It's funny b/c he never used to nurse for comfort when he was younger. It was just for food really. Now since he's older, I'm finding he wants to turn to it for other reasons, and I don't think thats a habit I want to get into. Many a times I can distract him, give him water or a snack, and a cuddle. I know a lot of it is b/c he sees me nursing the baby and wants that special time too, so I make sure I'm giving him lots of special time as well, without always needing the breast.
I'm very happy my supply has been great though. I've been able to get enough BM for Ds1's bottles, nurse both boys, and add to my freezer stash. Some days I feel like a milk cow, but I'd much rather have too much then not enough.
Glad to see the updates from you ladies!!