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post #281 of 292
Bumping this again, I wonder if we could get it made into a sticky?? Then people could find it. Lots of mamas here nursing through pregnancy.
post #282 of 292
Hey ladies...just an update from me.

I am almost 20 weeks and my milk dried up around 12 weeks...ds is 15 months and still nursing hard eventhough I think he is dry nursing cuz I can't squeeze out a drop even if I tried very very hard.

I am experiencing pain in my breasts that I wasn't having before near my armpits and it hurts when I pull my breast out to breast feed ds....so i dunno what it is really since i never had any pain in my breasts till now...

anyways, me and ds are both hangin in there and hoping that he makes it thru the pregnancy so he can tandem with his dear sister (lol, if the ultrasound is right)

I have got alot of energy back and am starting to get the house back in order...before this I could care less and everything was out of order.

anyways, hang in there ladies I cant believe I am almost half way there!
post #283 of 292
bumping again!! Can we puuuuhleeeeze have this as a sticky?? Who do we need to bribe?
post #284 of 292
I just found out that I am pregnant again. My DD is only 10 months old and nurses every 2 hours and throughout the night. My OB suggested that I start trying to wean her. I really don't want to wean her She does self-feed some solids, but not nearly enough to not be having mama milk. Plus she loves her nursies. Help! Is my milk really going to dry up? What do I do for my DD if it does?
post #285 of 292
Well, I'll keep it going. I think I may have already posted but things have tanked further. I'm pretty sure my supply is almost gone. My daughter gets very frustrated when she nurses now, and my husband this afternoon noted that my breasts looked and felt very different today, even compared to yesterday. I'm 14 weeks exactly today.
post #286 of 292
Hi! I'm almost 6 weeks and nursing my 3 year old dd. So far no issues really. My breasts are a *bit* sore and she is nursing a lot which I find a bit irritating, but so far it's nothing unmanageable.

I'm glad for this thread!
post #287 of 292
I'm due on October 22 and have been nursing DD (2.5 yrs) through the whole pregnancy. It hasn't been all sunshine and roses, but I've done it. I know I had milk until I was five months pregnant. After that I couldn't see any on the breast or on DD's mouth after she nursed, but she swears she's getting "a yittle bit" of milk. Who knows? She has significantly reduced her nursing during my pregnancy, but I don't know if that was due to less (no) milk or her development. Good luck to all. Oh, and my OB had no problems with me continuing to nurse through my pregnancy and I have had no weight gain issues.
post #288 of 292
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Originally Posted by MommytoHHH View Post
I just found out that I am pregnant again. My DD is only 10 months old and nurses every 2 hours and throughout the night. My OB suggested that I start trying to wean her. I really don't want to wean her She does self-feed some solids, but not nearly enough to not be having mama milk. Plus she loves her nursies. Help! Is my milk really going to dry up? What do I do for my DD if it does?
i got pregnant again when my dd was only 4 months. my ob told me to wean also. i didn't. i still had milk til i she was 7 or 8 months. she is 11 months now and still nurses even though my supply is pretty much gone. it was gone completly last month. this month it seems like i am starting to get more milk though i think it is colustrum because i am like 33 weeks. its not much but she seems more satisfied with it. she doesn't cry as much at night any more or drink as much milk. oh when my supply left i had to start supplementing with whole milk. it is the only thing that she will take instead of breast milk. she won't take any type of formula. she has done pretty well with it.
so really you don't know if your milk is going to dry up or not. you don't know how long you will have milk. your dd will adapt if you do dry up. i would suggest to try formula but i think that at her age she would be able to handel whole milk but every child is different and can handel differen't things. so if you do dry up just try different things til you find something she will take instead. she will adapt. she might be fussy through it. mine wasn't really just at night, but we got through it.
you'll be ok just don't worry about it til you come to that bridge if you even do.
post #289 of 292
I am 4 wks 5 days and have had increasingly sensitive nipples since ovulation/conception...it is getting quite excruciating, particularly on the left side (on the right it hurts at first but goes away as I let down). This morning I decided to have a peek at my left boob after he came off. There was no saliva on it past my nipple!! I compressed my areola and re-latched him, what a difference!!

Could it be that his latch has been crap for a long time and I am just noticing now because I'm sore? Or would it have changed since I got preggo? My boobs don't seem any different except for the nipple sensitivity, I don't think anything is bigger. My left side has always been a challenge as the nipple is a little wonky (it points off centre).

Any tips for convincing a 2 year old to open his mouth wider? Begging him doesn't seem to be working... :-P
post #290 of 292
bluepetals--Latch seemed hugely important, especially early on in nursing-while-pregnant. I would tell my daughter to open wide and say "Aahh" everytime she got on. If it started to hurt because her latch got lazy, I would have her come off and say it again. For me, after the initial latch-on the pain decreased some. My left has always hurt more also. Good luck.
post #291 of 292
I have a 9mo son and I'm 8w preggo...my supply is definitely less but I'm hoping that since I had oversupply issues that will work in my favor. DS still nurses every 3 hrs and he eats some solids but certainly not enough to not BF. I really want to nurse him until he turns 1 in Dec at the very least but I am afraid I will dry up on him...I'm afraid I won't know if he isn't getting any milk anymore. How do you know? I know that sounds so stupid that I don't know that...

I am starting back at work tomorrow too which means pumping and I'm not a great pumper so I know that is certainly not going to help my supply out either...

I just want him to have the best!
post #292 of 292
I am 6 wks pregnant and still nursing my 17 month old daughter A LOT! She really still wants to nurse during the day probably 4 times and before every nap and at bedtime as well. She goes from 9p-3am without nursing but starts back up every hour from 3-7 or 8am. My nipples are definitely sore and I sometimes just want the sucking to end. I hope my supply doesn't nose dive b/c I don't think she could handle not having her "milkies". I am glad there are so many women on here who are pregnant and nursing! I am also surprised to see so many pregnant with very young babies. It took us about 6 months to conceive this one. Good luck to all!
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