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post #81 of 92

Owwwww.




It hurts.
post #82 of 92
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Originally Posted by kaspirant View Post



It hurts.
Me too. I feel bad but marah nursed and nursed and nursed tonight and there was just nothing left in there and I was almost crying it hurt so bad and I told her no more milkies and laid with her trying to get her to go to bed. She was NOT happy about that at all.
post #83 of 92
It hurts so much here too!

I NEVER EVER considered weaning intentionally, not EVER, but Oh. My. God.

DS is almost 3 1/2, and usually only nurses once or twice a day, but the last two days he asked for milkies, I actually asked him if he wouldn't rather have water. He seemed grumpy about it, but accepted the water.

The other thing is, I never experienced any nausea while pregnant with him, and never had any with this pregnancy either, except I have noticed a correlation between nursing DS and nausea. I have hardly been able to eat anything the last three days, and have been throwing up, and this was after two days of sucking it up and nursing him as much as he wanted. I am SO TORN.

I'm nervous the nursing is affecting the pregnancy because I'm not eating, though still drinking fluids and taking prenatal vitamins.

Those mamas who have done this before... does the pain go away? I feel like if I knew it would end with the first trimester, I would just suck it up and do it, because I SO SO SO believe in child led weaning... but I don't know if I can do this for 7 1/2 more months.

I am SO conflicted right now. I am also working full-time (DH is a SAHD), and I don't know what to do. I would LOVE to tandem nurse, and the thought of NOT nursing DS is heart-breaking... I guess I just need tips and support... anyone?????
post #84 of 92
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Originally Posted by jenvh View Post
Those mamas who have done this before... does the pain go away?
For many, the pain does go away! This is the first pregnacy I am nursing in, but I have several friends who say that after the 1st trimester, the pain became smaller.
I understand that you think it is difficult, I also think it hurts!!!:
But you can do it, it won't last forever!
post #85 of 92
Is anyone taking Mothers Milk 2 herbal tincture? I ordered some and the midwife said she thought it was a good thing to be taking. I also plan to eat more oatmeal. I really just want to keep my supply up for ds. I have not had any supply issues so I am hoping by doing these things he will continue to have milk.
post #86 of 92
Just wanted to post a quick note... DS asked for milkies while I was home for lunch, I asked if he could wait till I come home in the evening and he started to tear up... so I gave him milkies, and while it hurt when he latched on, the pain went away! It hadn't done that before, so I have hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He nursed a LONG time on both breasts, and it was SO SO SO wonderful!

Thank you all for the encouraging words, and havsulen, for the encouragment that it will go away... it may be getting better already.

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looking forward to a lONG weekend of nursing!!!!!
post #87 of 92
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Originally Posted by jenvh View Post
while it hurt when he latched on, the pain went away!
I've found this to be true as well, though most of the time my toddler won't nurse long enough for the pain to go away. Momma doesn't put up with the drive by nursing as much as she used to
post #88 of 92
I'm still nursing my 27 mos old DD! Nursing has gotten painful for me too, but not enough to make me consider weaning. It's just a pain that I initially cringe, but after a 20 seconds or so, lets up considerably. DD only nurses 2-3 times a day for only a few min each time, so it's not so bad.
post #89 of 92
I'm still nursing DS who is 22 months. For several weeks the pain was unbelieveable (gasp) during the latch, and any time he would move his head while nursing. At one point he starting biting each time he would nurse, I assume because my supply dropped because I wasn't feeling much of a let down either. I thought that was going to be it for our nursing relationship, and I was so desperately sad (gotta love the hormones), but after a day or so my supply seemed to come back up and the latch pain has diminished considerably over the last few days. I'm about 9wks along, so I'm hoping it will just keep getting better from here.

Hope the sensitivity and pain eases for everyone soon!
post #90 of 92
Zoe is 20 months and still nursing with no plans to stop. I think it will be great if we can make it to tandem nurse! I have a friend who has a 2 1/2 year old nursling and just had a baby a few onths ago and I am so envious of her each time she whips 'em both out to nurse both her babes! It looks so pleasant and beautiful!
post #91 of 92
Can being this early in my pregnancy already cause problems with my milk?? I'm just starting my 7th week.

Last night DD, for the first time in her life, didn't nurse before bed. She sucked for 5 seconds max then refused to nurse again. She went straight to sleep. Then this morning she said my milk was yucky. And this afternoon, she nursed for a few seconds and said "no milk, mama!". But when I squeeze my breast, I do see plenty of milk.

Has it changed taste already? Is it drying up already? Mabye she's weaning herself, but she's pretty young (27 mos) and I find it too coincidental to think so.
post #92 of 92
Yay! Things are getting better. Still some pain during the initial latch, but much better thereafter...

I know what you mean about the drive-by nursing-- DS is the King of that! He loves to nurse while watching TV, and when a part he wants to see comes on, he just unlatches, then gets back on. Fine before, not so cool now!

Good luck mamas!
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