Originally Posted by thomlynn
I'm sorry, that is a struggle. I heard it can be hard and painful What sort of problems are you having and when did they start??
It was painful early on - that was the first clue to me that I might be pregnant. I was having shooting pains during let-down - something atypical for me.
The pain has actually eased a bit in the last week or so, but she's a very tactile child and likes to rub on my arms while she nurses. That's actually the part that is driving me up a wall! She also wiggles a lot and squirms and tends to kick me in the belly - all really unintentional but part of her very high spirited nature.
So it's nursing related stuff, but very little of it is actually related to the breasts or milk production at this point.
I've been suggesting other activities when she asks to nurse and she's been incredibly understanding. We're down to morning nursing, nap nursing, bedtime nursing and overnight nursing (we co-sleep) at this point.
But - I'm really hating that I even have to ask her to wait, etc. It's just not the way I believe nursing ought to go, but I feel like it's the only plausible solution at the moment to help us both feel comfortable.
The idea of tandem nursing scares the daylights out of me just because of the touching. I don't know if I can adequately describe DD's nursing rituals, but it was all I could do to handle nursing her - can't really imagine adding in another babe nursing as well.
We'll take it day by day and see how things go. I plan to continue to nurse as long as I can and hopefully it will coincide with her need to nurse as well.