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post #141 of 154
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how is everyone else doing? ds has been nursing more and more lately and sicne we've been sick, thats been great but i am having a lot of pain in my nipples alot more lately too and every time he nurses, its for a very long time. i have constant contractions. I am 37 weeks on Monday so i know that i dont have that much longer to go but man, its really tough. i thought it was going to get easier.
post #142 of 154
36 weeks as of yesterday I have carefully limtied Dd to 3-4 nursings a day, period. It's just toooo painful, and I fear the constant nursign that many toddlers go through when the post partum milk comes in. I have LMS, and i lack patcience in general for BFing (though I totally belive in it and fought hard to continue) I just can't imagine nursing a newborn 14 times a day, plus my DD if she went back to 6-8 times a day where she was 6 months ago. For the most part it was a very smooth natural transition, but sometimes when she is tired she asks when it's not time and I have to say no. Thats rough.
post #143 of 154
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luckily i havent really had to limit the number of times he nurses but i have had to say "nurses go night night" and that gets him very very upset. it breaks my hear but i guess its great that we have made it this long. often along this trip of nursing during pregnancy, i have not felt good about my feelings and have seriously doubted if we were going to make it.

do you have the constant contractions??? those are really annoying to me when having to deal w/ the sore nipples, etc. etc.
post #144 of 154
Yeah the thing that keeps me worried are the contractions. I am 35w5d, which is 2 weeks further alomg than when I gave birth to DS so I am getting along but get scared that nursing him will send me into labor. DS still nurses 4 - 6 times per day and I think he will be nursing 6 - 8 times when my milk comes in. He would rather nurse than eat solids but there just isn't enough milk for THAT at the moment lol.

But at the same time, Im not willing to "cut back" his nursing sessions for fear that he will wean too early.
post #145 of 154
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luckily i havent really had to limit the number of times he nurses but i have had to say "nurses go night night" and that gets him very very upset. it breaks my hear but i guess its great that we have made it this long. often along this trip of nursing during pregnancy, i have not felt good about my feelings and have seriously doubted if we were going to make it.

do you have the constant contractions??? those are really annoying to me when having to deal w/ the sore nipples, etc. etc.
I get contrax when she nurses at night and nap time, not usually in the am. I try to pour myself a big glass of water, or water with Ionic Fizz (powdered magnesium supplement drink), to drink while nursing, that seems to help.
post #146 of 154
Wow, Mary Ann I'm so proud that you're still going with the worry about PTL. Can you believe you're almost 36 weeks?!

Congrats to all who've managed to keep nursing! Good work Mamas!
post #147 of 154
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im not concerned about the contrax leading to labor..i dont think nipple stimulation works unless your body/baby is ready. i have discussed it w/ my MW b/c i was a bit concerned that its sooo much....but she isnt concerned either so i dont have that worry. the concern for me is that it feels uncomfortable for so long and he nurses for a really really long time now (like 1/2 an hour...that never happened before).

i will try the water though. it would be good for me to eliminate that issue from our nursing r/s.
post #148 of 154
Before I had to switch to OB, my MW said she might ask me to wean until after 37 weeks since I have history of preterm labor and that my cervix was funneling at 26 weeks... But it is good so far and now before or right after I nurse I take false unicorn root to stop contrax...

And thanks Changed I am sooo excited about approaching 36 weeks. 4 weeks 2 days to go
post #149 of 154
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Triple, i can see if you have a history of PTL...i dont necessarily (well, its debatable...my first was 36 weeks but i dont really consider him pre term..he was born exactly 9 months from date of conception and was 8.12 so there was no medical condition re: lungs, etc. etc.).
post #150 of 154
I'm not worried about PTL neither is my midwife, they are just uncomfortable and I hate pushing my LO away when she wants to be close. So its the water and the magnesium for me.
post #151 of 154
I'm still nursing my 28 month old. At the beginning I wasn't sure what we were going to do, but I just couldn't wean him. And I'm happy I didn't. He doesn't really nurse a set number of times a day, but definitely at bedtime and naptime. And first thing in the morning. And if I sit down he uses me as a walkup milk bar for a minute - LOL!

I get contractions when he nurses as well, but they stop the second he stops so I haven't been worried. I mentioned it to my mw and she wasn't concerned either, so unless they get worse I won't worry. My main concern now is how he'll take the new little one, but I think it will all work out. Tandem nursing here I come! :
post #152 of 154
We're still going here as well. DS is officially 2.5 and he is going strong for sure! He nurses to bed and at naptime, then usually upon waking both times, as well as a few random times during the day. And that's cutting back!

I get a lot of contractions as well when I nurse DS, but they aren't painful per se. I mean, they don't feel good, but they're not "real" contractions so I'm not concerned about them. It is sometimes hard to position DS though so he's not touching my belly while nursing, especially when I'm sitting and not lying down.

What I did with DD when DS was born was to let her have a kind of free-for-all with the nursing for the first couple months. Then I started putting limits back on her for my sanity. I will probably do the same this time and see how it goes.
post #153 of 154
I'm still nursing my 2 year old dd. I have actually had her cut back to just one bedtime nursing session....it's just sooooo painful on my poor nipples!!! I imagine that once I get some milk, she'll want to nurse all the time again and I'm cool with that... Hopefully it will help her bond with the baby! I haven't felt any contractions while nursing...unless I just don't notice them! Sometimes everything gets all tight, but it just seems like the baby pressing it's butt into my ribs....maybe it's a BH thought ---- who knows!!! Congrats to all of you nursing mommas!!!
post #154 of 154
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the water is helping ALOT!!!! we are now nursing to sleep again, which is great for us b/c sleep w/o nursing to sleep was getting horrendous.

i usually have to drink at least 16 ounces of water per nursing session but thats ok..at least the pain is subsiding.
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