Is anyone still nursing? - Page 3
I just lost the rest of my post so will make this short in case it crashes again.
We're still going strong. I have no milk left. I can't express a drop of anything, but DD still nurses several times a day for comfort. I'm ok with this. It doesn't hurt, and her twiddling doesn't bother me any more than it did before I was pregnant. It's looking like I'll have tandem nursers.
I'm also thinking we'll end up tandem nursing. When I was sick last month, we barely nursed at all because it was really unbearable at times. But now that I'm feeling better it's actually nice to cuddle and nurse sometimes – no milk obviously. We usually try each breast for about 1-5 mins and then just "cuddle". We'll see what happens, but I have a feeling once some colostrum starts up she's not going to want to stop. Also, I can't imagine her just sitting there while the baby is nursing all the time. She really does love to nurse and unless I'm really annoyed by it, I guess I'm okay with it too. ....famous last words.
I think my milk is gone this week. 26 weeks pregnant. My son is still nursing in the morning between 6-7am, he needs his wake up nurse and mommy is too lazy to get out of bed before 7, we are also nursing at naptime for a few minutes for him to fall asleep.
My husband has taken over bedtime and naptime on the weekends and that has been a BIG relief. Our son is upset some nights that he can't have mommy, but the past 2 weeks we've been in our new bedtime routine has been a good change.
Anyone else not have milk but your breasts still feel heavy. I keep thinking I have milk because my breasts feel heavy but I'm no longer able to hand express anything, and I'm not getting Colostrum yet. I ask my son if there's milk and he says mmmm hmmmm, while nursing, but I don't believe him. I think he's just happy to be nursing.
I'm at 31 weeks, and 2.5yo DS is still nursing. I go through waves of hating it and not minding it. But its often a power struggle with him demanding "mimi". I've seen a few leaked drops in my bra when he pulls off abruptly, but it doesn't sound like he's getting much. He's an avid nurser though, so not getting milk won't stop him. He's constantly trying to put his hand in my shirt. He'll even sneak up behind me and touch my arm, working his way to my breasts. He's like a groping ninja, and I've been really touched out this pregnancy.
Anyone have any thoughts...??
Sorry I don't have any thoughts for you Philothea since I haven't tandem nursed yet, but I just wanted to say that I REALLY CAN'T STAND NURSING RIGHT NOW!!! It's crazy to go back and look at my posts from previous weeks. I really did enjoy it, but this week with my 2.5yr old has been horrible. We only nurse 2-4 times a day for very short periods, but it's excruciating for me; both physically and mentally. It doesn't help that she's not falling asleep anymore, so I don't even get a break. Looking forward to her taking a nap after grinding my teeth through nursing and then not getting one is really frustrating. I guess we'll play it by ear, but at this rate I don't know if I'll be nursing her once the baby comes.