Originally Posted by AdamsV88
You are my hero. I want to nurse through my pregnancy (if I am in deed pregnant now) but I dont know if I will be able too with how high risk it will be. I will cry so hard so bad if I have to wean my daughter before she wants to. She is 10 1/2 months old (9 months adjusted) and is a boobie addict still. She wont take a bottle or a sippy... she only wants boob 100% of the time.
it's really not high-risk to nurse through pg (read kelly mom). your uterus doesn't have many oxytocin receptors until the end of pg, and the receptors that are there do not have a high affinity for oxytocin anyway, until the end. (let me just say that i'm an anatomy and physiology college professor... teaching nurses, doctors, etc., as well as i researched this ALOT because...)
i researched this alot because i went into preterm labor with my first at 29.5 weeks. i have an irritable uterus, contract all of the time. was on strict bed rest for almost 6 weeks. had her at 35 weeks. anyway, i really did not want to wean her, but everything i read said that b/c of my history of preterm labor, i really should, so i decided to "play it by ear". i slowly weaned her down to several to many times/day (just not all of the time- she'd live on my breast if she could!) by the second trimester. (just in case i really had to wean her, i didn't want it to be cold turkey, yk?). i noticed that nursing her did not cause me to have hard contractions, or more frequent contractions. as a matter of fact, sex caused horrible contractions for me, and i kept doing that (although had to slow down, as the contractions got too intense). anyway, i hid it from my ob until one day i was there for an exam and was nursing my dd, never expecting the doctor to come in so soon. he saw me and i started to stammer that it truly did not cause me to have horrible contractions, and i felt safe doing it, and he stopped me and said "oh that?! that's not going to do anything to put you into labor... go on and nurse if you want to!" i was so relieved!
all of that to say... in my opinion... listen to your body. you'll know if it's not right for you (i think! and if you feel that i'm full of s**t and want to listen to your doctor, go ahead and do that too. i don't know you or your medical history!)