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I was planning on nursing my son until he was ready to wean, and then I became pregnant. Now I cringe when he asks for milk.
My Nipples hurt,my tummy is so sensitive right now.I had awful M.S. with my son.This pregnancy has been somewhat easier along those lines ..but I am still queasy and tired and sore all over.
I am almost three and a half months along..and I really am tired of trying to nurse and be pregnant at the same time.
I think my milk supply is about gone as well.I used to be able to squease my nipple and see milk come up..now no matter how i try it I see nothing. I also am not hearing him swallow very often when he is nursing.He eats almost all solid foods now/table foods,what have you. I am preparing three regular meals and snacks for him through out the day..so I know he is not going to be hungry if I do wean.
I guess I am sad about this happening already..but also looking for permission to say "this is the end of this part of our relationship".
I am realy amazed at how grouchy I have become inside when he want milk. I cringe when he latches on now because it HURTS alot!!!!I feel like he is chewing on me! He has almost all his teeth in, and although Iunlatch him and have him start again and try to get him to not do it..his teeth still leave marks on my skin.
So now I have basically limited nursing times to either nap time/bedtime..or a serious boo boo. Otherwise I am doing everything to redirect his attention( reading books,holding,rubbing his feet with lotionetc.)Anything to distract him!
I do not think I want to be a tandem nurser either...the idea of him at three crawling over a fresh insicion in my belly to try and nurse scares me!I have opted to have a second ceserean and will be having a tubel ligation as well..so this will be our last pregnancy and baby...and I remember how sore I was after Paul was born....
I guess I am just venting and saying I am sad that things are changing in a way I never expected..but I also have to accept my own limitations as a person and try to do the best I can with what I have to give.