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I did ask my MWs about this too. They said that its normally not a worry (perhaps if there was a risk of preterm labor, things would be different). They said as EDD approaches its possible that nursing could make contractions stronger/more intense but didn't seem to think that it would *start* labor. Might augment it. They also both agreed that a child my daughter's age (almost 2.5) is probably not really nursing enough or with enough vigor to have that much effect.

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I'm reviving this thread to ask about nursing and Braxton-Hicks?  The nursing-induced contractions are quite strong and very uncomfortable, is this going to throw me into premature labor?  I'm 34 weeks right now and I have SO MUCH to get done at work before this baby comes, I really do not want to go early *at all* (meaning before 40 weeks, never mind the obvious reasons to avoid having a preemie or near-preemie baby).  DD came at 38 wks 5 days and I was so not ready.

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I did ask my MWs about this too. They said that its normally not a worry (perhaps if there was a risk of preterm labor, things would be different). They said as EDD approaches its possible that nursing could make contractions stronger/more intense but didn't seem to think that it would *start* labor. Might augment it. They also both agreed that a child my daughter's age (almost 2.5) is probably not really nursing enough or with enough vigor to have that much effect.

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Originally Posted by mambera View Post

 

I'm reviving this thread to ask about nursing and Braxton-Hicks?  The nursing-induced contractions are quite strong and very uncomfortable, is this going to throw me into premature labor?  I'm 34 weeks right now and I have SO MUCH to get done at work before this baby comes, I really do not want to go early *at all* (meaning before 40 weeks, never mind the obvious reasons to avoid having a preemie or near-preemie baby).  DD came at 38 wks 5 days and I was so not ready.

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Ladies...I want to give up, and I don't know how.  

 

I don't really want to give up, but this morning DS woke up at 5:30am and would not be content until he nursed.  DH tried to help, but I ended up nursing him for at least 45 minutes before finally cutting him off, which resulted in many tears.  He was overtired from church yesterday.  

 

It hurt SO bad, and I just wanted to crawl out of my skin.  Normally I don't mind, and I really look forward to our evening nursings.  He has been coming to bed with me to nurse since he was a tiny guy and I don't know how I could convince him not to do it anymore.  I did try to make sure his latch was better, but he was half asleep, so I had limited success. 

 

It doesn't help, feeling like just about everyone I know is against what I'm doing.  No one has said anything really against it, but it's a general sense I get and I'm super sensitive right now.  My MW is great about it and very encouraging.  I'll see her tomorrow and I'll have to ask if she has ideas.  

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Hm. Thanks for bringing up the BHs. My little one has been super keen to nurse lately but for the last week in particular I've noticed a cramping that seems to last the entire nursing session, even if I just do it once a day, when I'm putting her to sleep at night. The discomfort is one thing but mostly I worry about my old incision holding. I'm going to ask my OB about that at this afternoon's visit. I'm scheduled for delivery in just a few days, so hopefully he won't say it's a big deal to nurse just a few more times. Or, I could just use my common sense and stop when it feels really tight. However by that point she's usually almost asleep and if I take her off the boob before she's really done, there will be many tears.

 

PseudoDiva, I would encourage you to keep going if that's what you want to do. Definitely don't stop because of the feeling that others don't understand or approve. I always have to remind myself that I'm never going to make everyone happy all of the time, so when it comes to important things like decisions about my kids, I really only have space in my brain to be accountable to myself. Y'know? I know the discomfort is hard, I have that too, but I also feel like if it's just a few more weeks, I can do it. Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm expecting the nipple pain to be much less if not immediately after the birth, then within a week or two. I hope!

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