Tandem Breastfeeding

Hey y’all it is Jess again!

A few weeks ago I talked about breastfeeding while pregnant and how difficult but doable it is.

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WELL let me tell you about tandem feeding. Prior to this time in my life, I had only heard of tandem feeding when talking about twins. 

What even is tandem feeding? 

Tandem feeding is when you nurse two children at the same time. Now, this can include several situations- feeding twins at the same time, feeding a toddler and an infant, and feeding a toddler and an older child. This also includes nursing one first and then the other or nursing both at the exact same time. 

nursing one first and then the other or nursing both at the exact same time. , Tandem Breastfeeding by LilHelper.ca Blog
(Photo from huffington post canada )

Every mother’s experience is different while nursing. I am just going to share my experience.

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Breastfeeding‌ ‌While‌ ‌Pregnant‌

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Hey yall, its Jess again! 

I know I said that I would finish the series on fur babies and children but something struck me today and I just have to write about it. 

Breastfeeding. 

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Breastfeeding has been a huge part of my everyday since I had my daughter almost 22 months ago. 

Then, I got pregnant and everything was so different. I joined all the support groups because I had no idea if I had to do anything differently and I realized something– not many people knew either.  

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Let’s break down the biggest myth real quick: 

Can you breastfeed safely while pregnant? 

YES you can.
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8 Truths About Extended Breastfeeding

8 Truths About Extended Breastfeeding

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Hey Y’all, it’s Erin!

There’s been conversation about breastfeeding during the first year. Caitlin shared her breastfeeding journey recently, and it really got me thinking about my own breastfeeding journey.

I’ve been nursing my daughter for the last 18 months. Things look very different today compared to day 1.

Breastfeeding after the age of one is widely considered “extended breastfeeding.”

Jess recently shared all of the benefits of extended breastfeeding!

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Breastfeeding Past One AKA Extended Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Past One AKA Extended Breastfeeding

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Hey y’all! It’s Jess again and I’m here to talk about something near and dear to my heart: breastfeeding.

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Let’s clear up one thing

Breastfeeding has come a long way. It isn’t just baby to breast anymore. I’m talking about anyone who feeds their baby human milk whether it be via donor milk, pumping, or nursing.

baby human milk whether it be via donor milk, pumping, or nursing, Breastfeeding Past One AKA Extended Breastfeeding by LilHelper.ca Blog

As soon as my daughter turned 1, everyone had an opinion about getting her off the breast. My favorites were “she doesn’t get anything from your milk anymore,” “she doesn’t need it,” “she’s too old for it now.”

My daughter still breastfeeds on demand. Wakes up about 3-8 times (it varies greatly night to night) to nurse and I am comfortable with that. We have no plans of stopping anytime soon.  

Why do people always seem to have an opinion on feeding children?

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