Still nursing my 13 month old and really want to keep it up for a while yet. I'm worried I won't be able to because, well...
[okay, this is going to sound TOTALLY out of place at MDC, but I promise, I'm absolutely pro breastfeeding, just anti-throwing-up....]
During my first trimester with Indy, Savannah was still nursing, and right before morning sickness set in for me, she started throwing up after every time she nursed. After a few days of that... when I was pretty sure it wasn't a virus or food poisoning or whatever, I made the decision to wean her. (She was 19 months, so I felt okay about this.) As soon as I did, the vomiting stopped. And that was when morning sickness set in for me. This was all between 10 and 11 weeks.
I couldn't find anything about this happening to anyone else except that there's an old wive's tale that if you nurse while pregnant your baby will get sick. Also, I know that pregnancy hormones pass into your milk, just in small quantities. Since I get strong morning sickness, I wonder if my milk just has a greater concentration of the hormones?
Anyway, just last night, at 5 weeks for this pregnancy, Indy threw up right after nursing. It's just once so far, not every time like with Savannah, so I am hoping it's something else, or it'll be mild enough that we can continue nursing. He's too young to wean. :-(
But now I'm worried... I feel crazy about all of this because everyone says it's an old wive's tale... but it just seems like too many coincidences. We'll see. :-(