If any of you are out there (and I am sure you are!) can you tell me if you have/had shard pains through your breast? I had some just before I found out I was pregnant, but haven't had any since.
I havent noticed any nipple pain or breast pain yet...I hope I dont either...I am NOT ready for my dd to wean yet (if she decides thats ok though! ) Anyways, I am happy I havent had any issues yet and I would like to some day tandem nurse them....but we will see what happens before now and then...
I agree....SHE NEEDS to night wean....cause I cant be up with 2 babies at night!!!! (currently she wakes about twice a night)
When I talked with dh about weaning sometime during the pg, he wasn't exactly negative, but he certainly wasn't supportive of the idea. I think he doesn't see any reason why a toddler shouldn't just keep nursing until he's decided to be done himself.
So I'll keep at it and the nipple pain (so far) is fleeting, just a moment when he first latches on.
ETA: I don't remember sharp pains, but my nipples are very sensitive (slightly better since 2nd trimester started). One of the hardest parts for me is the agitation that nursing is frequently provoking in me. That, and I have to keep ds's hands totally off my body while he's nursing, or I feel like I'm going to have to go jump out the window!
Good luck to you!! Marian
I've had *moments* of it being tough, and my milk supply certainly dropped for a while. It seems to have bounced back a bit, that may be because my colustrum has come in?
The one thing I would say you have to watch during pregnancy is your dc's latch... I think the discomfort I have had was partially related to her latch getting a bit off... I'm not sure if it is a toddler thing or a nursing with not much milk thing, but I have had to work with her on that. I usually unlatch her and let her "try again", and it can take 2-3 times before she really latches well... if I don't watch that then my patience for nursing goes down a lot.
Oh, to address the OP, I *have* had occassional sharp pains, but those are different than the latch issues we have had... I'm actually not sure what they were caused by at all!
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I haven't ever had any pain, but I know I lot of women do, though it often lessens after the first trimester, but doesn't always go away. Good luck to you though!!
She is night weaned for the most part, once in a while she'll wake up & ask (we all co-sleep.) She treasures her morning nurse, that is definitely her favorite. I have noticed that she has had more interest in the past few months & I was curious, so I expressed a little of the bm/colostrum mixture & tasted it & it is SO sweet, now wonder she's all about nursing!
I'm also looking forward to "using" Dd2 for engorgement relief after the babe comes, having suffered a couple bouts of mastitis before, I'd really love to avoid it again!
Be prepared for your milk to dry up, you can take specific herbal teas to stimulate milk production if you really want to keep your milk during pg. Mine *almost* dried up, but not fully & then came back in right away.
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I'm 17 weeks and nursing a 13 month old. I have had those sharp pains, maybe three or four weeks ago, but haven't had them in the past week or so. Now I just have nipple soreness during latch on. We still have milk here, too. dd comes off with a milky mouth pretty consistently.
I had the shard pain in my left breast a few days ago that lasted for a day and a half. And it hurts when anyone attaches to the left nipple (has for the last few weeks), but it only hurts on latching and goes away. I can't nurse my boys together anymore, been like that since Christmas. Wierd, but i can nurse them seperate or with their sister.
I've been staying hydrated for the most part, but i can dehydrate rather quickly and that's when the soreness starts.
Other than that can't complain as i still have a supply. Looking forward to the new baby and an abundant supply again
Off to drink a tall glass of water while i'm thinking about it....
Way to go pregnant and nursing mama's
My milk dried up around 15 weeks but came back around 31 weeks. My DD really cut back on her nursing when the milk dwindled--and that's something that I never though would happen--she's been a marathon nurser since day 1! But, when the milk came back she started asking to nurse during the day again. She even calls it "baby milk" sometimes--and I didn't teach her that, it's just a name she came up with on her own.
My DH bought me Adventures in Tandem Nursing for Christmas and it's a great book. I'm really looking forward to tandem nursing, although I'm sure there will be days when I wonder what I got myself into!
Chaotic mama to 5 plus a bonus one on the way.