Pregnant & Nursing - Graduates thread
So far I'm five weeks pregnant, and I've had pretty painful nipples at latch-on a couple times, but it goes away quickly. My DS is 17 months and nursing 2x dying the week and about 4x during the weekend. I was excited about encouraging him to nurse more after my BFP, but he's way too busy to comfort nurse and he is totally into adult food.
DD is 17 months as well, and nurses 3-4 times per day. I've also been very sensitive at latch on - ouch! There was also about a week after my BFP that DD was super fussy - I wondered if perhaps my supply was dropping or the taste changed or something. She's ok now it seems.
I'm 6 weeks 3 days today. Yesterday evening I had one side of my throat sore and started feeling the aches of sickness coming. I started having a fever and tried going to bed early to sleep it off. I tossed and turned and tossed and turned and finally gave up trying to sleep at midnight and was up till 3am and honestly felt like I was dying! I started googling fever in early pregnancy (don't do that!!) but had no paracetomol in the house so I couldn't take anything to reduce the fever. Now I'm freaked out the fever will have effected my baby/pregnancy. I still don't feel great today and had a fever this morning. DH bought me some fever reducer and it kicked in around 11am and I think I've been fever free since then.
Sorry for the novel! I'm being paranoid after a loss in January which started at 6 weeks 4 days :(. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow!
Do you think the longer nursing in the morning is a response to a possible change in supply?
Drs appointment went well! We are doing BETAs for 3 weeks in a row just to make sure, but I had an ultrasound and there was a heartbeat :) yay! Fingers crossed for a sticky baby! I'm 7 weeks exactly today. I think I might feel better after 10 weeks, maybe not till the usual 12 week hump though.
I am 8 dpo and this is my 1st cycle after my chemical. I am continuing to nurse on demand....but I am wondering if it is hurting my chances of a sticky bean. But we will see. I would love to be able to nurse for a while longer, through a healthy pregnancy.
Glad you all are doing well!!! :-) Hope your betas come back great, Tantylynn! (Hugs)
Fingers crossed for you, wengrin. :)
Hi Sukhada! Congrats on catching the first egg!!! Has your DD always nursed in the morning? My DS is just starting to lengthen and lengthen his morning nursing, and it's pretty new. I have no idea what's up with supply. I thought it wouldn't be likely to dip until later (I'm only 6 weeks). You?
Thanks Wengrin! You're so sweet :) The BETA from 6 weeks 3 days was 79000 so nice and strong!! I haven't gotten the results for my repeat at 7 weeks 3 days, but I'm calling tomorrow so I'll let you all know!
Welcome Sukhada! Congrats on catching the first egg, that's awesome! I also have a morning nurser. She nurses throughout the day and before bed too, but the morning nurse is by far the longest. I was hoping that the nipple sensitivity will lessen over time, but maybe not? :( Ouch! All worth it though.
I am 11 dpo today, took a dollar store test today while we were out. My kids were in the public restroom at the mall like "Mommy what are you DOING IN THERE!?!?" Uhhhh....3 more minutes guys. Be patient!! It was funny and a little pathetic at the same time. It was not FMU so I got a BFN. But having all the other bubbly abdomen, yellow cm, feeling very wet....thinking my period started. But nothing yet. I am taking Prometrium (progesterone) to help boost that hormone and help the LP. So not sure if that is causing the symptoms. That would be a cruel joke. But either way I am trying to be cautiously optimistic and hope for the best!
:-) baby dust, friends!!!
I wish I could have nursed a while longer...but approaching 40 I understand that progesterone is dropping anyway so my age was against me.
I do hope that everyone on this board has a happy and healthy 8 or so months and your nursling can continue as long as he/she wants! :-)
Mareseaoats- I wondered the same thing!! Good question....when I have gotten pregnant while not nursing the huge sore breasts was the first sign....I only have the chemical pregnancy to compare but my breasts were not swollen and sore....that could have very well been because it wasn't a viable pregnancy of course.
Good luck mamas!!