Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Table of Contents

Foreword by Peggy O’Mara

Introduction

PART ONE: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

CHAPTER 1

PREGNANT PAUSE: TO NURSE ON OR NOT?

  • Weighing the Needs on Both Sides of the Breast
  • What’s the “Natural” Thing to Do?
  • How Will I Ever Make a Decision?

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REST AND SELF-CARE

  • Self-Care
  • Daytime Rest
  • Restful Nights

CHAPTER 3

DISCOMFORTS WHILE BREASTFEEDING

  • Sore Breasts during Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding Agitation
  • Sexual Arousal
  • When Breastfeeding Triggers Nausea
  • Working around the Discomforts
  • Sore Breasts after the Baby is Born

CHAPTER 4

PREGNANT MILK AND MILK FOR TWO

  • What Will Happen to My Milk During Pregnancy?
  • The Four Seasons of the Breast
  • Breasts Changing Size: Autumn, Spring, or Both?
  • Milk Enough for Two

CHAPTER 5

TANDEM MAMA: BECOMING THE MOTHER OF ANOTHER

  • Pregnant Preparations
  • Preparing Yourself for Tandem Nursing
  • Labor and Birth, Tandem Style
  • Taking in Your Tandem Duo
  • Stretching to Meet the Needs
  • Riding Tandem into the Sunset
  • Look Out for Cranky Mama!

CHAPTER 6

DEALING WITH DOUBTERS

  • Facing Disapproval
  • Seeking Out Those Who Respect Your Choices
  • Finding Your Voice

CHAPTER 7

PARENTING IN TANDEM AND FLYING SOLO

  • Getting Through the Day
  • Facing Disagreements
  • Be Clear about Your Needs
  • Relationship Issues
  • Adjusting Expectations

CHAPTER 8

POSITIONS, EVERYONE!

  • The Case of the Disappearing Lap: Nursing Positions for Pregnant Mamas
  • The Ins and Outs of Nursing Two Together
  • The Ups and Downs of Nursing Each One Separately

CHAPTER 9

ADOPTING A SECOND NURSLING

  • The Bond of Breastfeeding
  • Milk for the New Baby
  • Is Mature Milk What My Baby Needs?
  • Will I Be Able to Breastfeed Exclusively?
  • What If My Baby Doesn’t Want to Nurse Right Away?
  • Continuing to Breastfeed Your Experienced Nursling
  • For More Insight and Support

CHAPTER 10

CHANGES IN BREASTFEEDING

  • Ready to Wean?
  • What If a Weaned Child Asks to Try Again?
  • Mothers May Initiate Changes In Breastfeeding
  • Cutting Back with Empathy
  • Weaning Happens

CHAPTER 11

BECOMING A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER

  • Pre-Tandem Nursing: Changes Begin during Pregnancy
  • A Shifting Relationship with Mama
  • A Budding Relationship between Nursling

PART TWO: HEALTH AND NUTRITION

CHAPTER 12

HEALTH CONCERNS

  • The Mother’s Health
  • The Nursling’s Health
  • The Health of the Fetus/Newborn
  • Going Forward
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Trust Yourself

CHAPTER 13

EATING FOR THREE

  • Natural Safeguards
  • First, Let’s Talk Quantity
  • Next, the Quality Question
  • Letting the Scale Guide You
  • Water Intake

PART THREE: MOTHERS’ STORIES

CHAPTER 14

MOTHERS’ STORIES

  • My Path to Nursing Three
  • Weaning, Un-Weaning, and Re-Weaning—All In One Year
  • Tandem Nursing By Adoption
  • Weaning during Pregnancy—Twice
  • Weaning Dilemma during Pregnancy
  • Making Tandem Nursing Manageable
  • Nursing My Buddy, Nicky
  • Those Intense Tandem Nursing Days
  • The Circle Widens
  • A Day in the Life of a Tandem Nursing Mother

Index

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About La Leche League

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Adventures in Tandem Nursing:

Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond

by Hilary Flower

La Leche League International, ©LLLI 2003

ISBN: 0912500972

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