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Nursing through nausea? Help!

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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to nurse through queasiness? I've had my first two bouts with m/s-like nausea, and it occurred to me in that in about a week, I'm going to feel like this 24/7. Bella has wanted to nurse at some point during both rounds of nausea, and the first time at least, I thought I was going to throw right up.

Does that ease up at some point? What am I going to do? There's no easy way to wean her at this point (28 months), I swear she'd exclusively nurse if she still could.

I never thought of this when I imagined nursing through pg. Sore nipples I can handle--this, I'm not so sure about :-(

TIA
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more power to the moms who just "suck it up". i've nursed through all my pregnancies after ds1 was born. ds1 weaned when ds2 was 5 months old (he was 30 months) and ds2 weaned when ds3 was 5 months old (he was 36 months). ds3 nurses only about 1 or 2 times a day now. i'll likely nurse hime more once m/s goes away (YES I STILL have it at 37 weeks).

I just cut the nursing sessions short, don't offer don't refuse, and sometimes distract him...sounds kind of mean, but it has always felt like a strange person groping me or touching my butt or something when i nursed through pregnancy. i'll do it because they do need it, but i can't have marathon sessions and be the sole source of nutrition (plus the milk fades away for most of us anyway). toddlers really can understand mommy has owies on he nipples or momma's nursins are tired now. maybe you're a nicer mom than i am, but i think compromise is the way to go.

i hope you feel better. congrats.
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Nursing through nausea is tough. Some moms find that it helps to snack on something while they're nursing (a few pretzels, a little rice, etc.) and definitely sip water while nursing. Others find that distracting themselves with a book, magazine, nak while on MDC , watching tv, etc. helps get them through. Practicing relaxation techniques can also be helpful.

Some moms find that their nausea actually decreases while they're nursing. I met one mom who wished her 3 year old would nurse more often because it was the only time she felt ok!
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