I've thought about trying other milks, but to be honest I just don't know which to try!? I've heard good things about Almond milk, but not much about Coconut. I was hoping she would go for cow's because of the fat content and the need for her to chub up a bit, but I probably should see if she'd like another better...
nursing mamas-- how's it going? - Page 2
My baby girl is 19mo and loves boobies, I'll be 8w tomorrow and have dried a lot in the past week or so, my nipples hurt a LOT. Sometimes she doesn't get anything at all, maybe one swallow, I don't feel letdowns, she nurses two or three times a day, mostly for comfort I think. She also loves to twirl the other nipple at the same time and I didn't care much about it until now, somedays feels like needles sticking in and out of the nipples... very hard to manage! Trying to balance things between her desires and my limitations :)
Yes!! My little guy, 25 months, loves playing with the other nipple while he nurses. I can not tell you how much I hate it, before-but especially now. I only nurse him 2-3 times in 24 hours, I have to refuse at least once a day because it just hurts too much. He seems super attached to nursing, more so then my first.
Also, I think my right side is bruised internally. It hurts when something (usually a kid) bumps into me. I'm going to see my midwife tomorrow, maybe she'll give me some idea of what is going on with that.
I am still nursing 22 mo DD. She dropped nursing on one side when I became pregnant. She had shown a preference before, but freely nursed both sides right up until the BFP. Anyone else had this? I keep the other side completely covered to prevent and tweaking of the other nipple. DD used to be a bad offender, but consistent talking about it and preventing it gradually made the problem go away. My milk must be getting lower because she is kneeding the side she is nursing hard and that is not pleasant.
we have very little milk left. :( i hope i get to keep a little but i can tell my little guy is frustrated. and the left breast that used to be the fullest is now the hardest to get milk out of. i can only sometimes feel the letdown...he keeps switching back and forth between the breasts asking for milk during a session--and doesn't seem satisfied. but is keeping at it. i've explained and will keep explaining that the milk will come back when the baby comes...but not for a while.
we are 10 weeks today....i've got a little nipple sensitivity when he latches as well, but after a few moments it seems to be better. also, if he goes a longer time between nursing it's more sensitive. running lower on milk and letdown...but i know we still have some milk. he's frustrated sometimes, when he's tired he's had a few moments of great upset with the milk...but on the whole, he's just going with it. nurses a lot longer during the session though.
anybody planning on night weaning before the babe comes? he's still nursing at night and i'd like for him to naturally quit before babe! :) don't really want to put the effort into weaning...what are you planning?
I'm lucky in that the pain is intermittent but it's always worst in the evening when DD (21 months on the 30th) needs to nurse to sleep. She's cut way back though, down to as little as 4 nursings in 24 hours. I'm hoping her love of nursing to sleep will mean she will make it through the pregnancy. I think once the baby is born and milk is plentiful she's gonna be back to her 8 to 12 sessions a day lol
I am 10 weeks and nursing my 28m old little dude and I am *miserable*. Milk is essentially gone - I can't express more than a drop and he's constantly telling me no more milkies, or milkies all gone yet wants to dry nurse all the time... He still nurses to sleep, 2-3 times overnight, and ALL MORNING LONG. I've gotten to the point where I find myself upset with him because he wants to nurse so much and between the pulling and uncomfy feelings on dry nursing and the nipple pain I am just done... He is VERY resistant to weaning - freaks out at the mention of 'milkies have gone to sleep" during the night... I have to wean before the baby - I have chronic low supply due to endo/adeno and PCOS and we used donor milk supplementation from 2-6m with him so tandem is just not in the cards for us (nor do I really want to tandem...). I have NO CLUE how to wean him - not a clue and I'm getting very discouraged.