Well, I am confused about nursing right now. My 17 mo DS hasn't really wanted to nurse for two days. We were nursing 3-5/day even though my supply has dropped significantly, but has had up until now seemed like he would nurse forever, he was so happy to be attached to me. My nipples have gotten super sore and swollen and tingly the past few days and my breasts are tender-- this came before his decreased nursing. I don't know what is going on. Although it is now uncomfortable to nurse, I hadn't wanted him to wean for another year or so. Maybe he'll start up again??
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writermama, when it was most painful for me, it seemed to correspond to less milk, which I surmised from shorter nursing times and a pinched feeling inside my breast (dry nursing?) in addition to the horrible nipple pain.
I THINK we are past that for now, my supply seems to be back to pre-pregnancy amounts, and Charlie is nursing longer and keeps telling me there is more milk in there even when he switches sides. I'm so relieved! I'd probably worry except that even at 15 weeks my nausea has not abated. Since things are feeling tenuous with this pregnancy (long story but we have had some early signs of possible serious problems with baby), I was feeling very sad that our nursing relationship could end when the pregnancy might :(
DD is 11 months and we are still nursing (I am 17 weeks tomorrow) - mostly at nights and naps. my supply dropped signficantly from the very beginning, but it's held steady. I stopped pumping a month ago - I was only pumping at work, and lucky if I got 3 oz total during a session. that wasn't worth it, she is eating a ton of solids and I *do* have some milk in the freezer.
I honestly don't want to tandem nurse. My energy is drained enough between my almost 3 year old (who is weaned) and my nearly 1 one year old, adding a a newborn nursling, and a toddler that wants to nurse . . . I don't think so -especially working outside the home as I do. But, I also don't know exactly how to night wean her. She is in bed with us, and I really want to move her out before the baby comes. (And potty train her big brother) so much to do!
FWIW: nursing doesn't hurt with her. Not really. When she has an all night nurse a thon, yeah, they are a little sore, but generally it doesn't hurt, which is why I believe I am still making as much milk as she seems to want. I don't get engorged, but I do get full ish. When I was pregnant with her, and nursing DS, I know I was dry nursing. It hurt. It made my skin crawl and want to run away - he weaned very shortly after I found out I was pregnant, because 1) he was STTN and easier to night wean and 2) I couldn't handle the dry-all-night-nurse-a-thon. He was 14 months when I found out I was pregnant and was weaned sometime during his 15th month.
I'm nursing my 17month old. It was rough last week - he was working on 3 molars and all of his eye teeth at the same time! He was comfort nursing around the clock and pretty uncomfortable for me. My supply has never been great with him. (tongue tie that should have been clipped)
This week is better though. :)