Breastfeeding and having a toddler is hard enough, but if you've decided to try tandem nursing, then I think you should get some kind of medal. I can't even imagine nursing both a toddler and a newborn at the same time, but so many moms do it. Whether it's because you want your toddler to continue receiving the benefits of breast milk or because they're jealous of your newborn nursing, you could probably use some tandem breastfeeding hacks to make the whole journey easier.
Because let's face it, nursing a toddler is not a walk in the park. My daughter stopped breastfeeding at 10 months, and even she was getting way too wiggly for me. But La Leche League International notes that continuing to breastfeed your toddler not only gives them the benefits of breast milk, but it's a great way to stay connected to them now that there's a new baby in your life.
Of course, when you're ready to stop nursing your toddler, that's your call. According to KellyMom, it's normal to feel agitation about nursing your older child, especially if you're feeding both kiddos together. You may find yourself getting frustrated, stressed, or disappointed with how breastfeeding is going because you can't give either child the attention you want.
The best thing you can do is find what works best for your family and go from there. These seven tandem breastfeeding hacks can also help you out and promote a successful, happy nursing session.