I am still nursing my 2 1/2 year old daughter, Maya, but I am about 10 weeks pregnant and having a really hard time. I have always figured she would wean when she was ready, figured I would probably end up tandem nursing, and I have never minded nursing her....except that since I have gotten pregnant it is VERY painful for her to latch and usually for the first minute or 2 of nursing... after that it is tolerable once again. We have tried lots of different positions, and someone recommended a hot shower pre-nurse...nothing seems to help us.
Also, I am feeling very nutritionally drained by the long periods of night and early morning nursing...I sleep just fine, but wake feeling very exhausted from a nutritional standpoint...and I make sure that we both have a pre-bed nutritious snack involving complex carbs and protein. Also, if i get out of bed at night I make sure to have a snack.
I have tried to explain to Maya that the nursing sometimes hurts, or mommy needs a short break to make more milk, but she gets into hysterical tearful sessions that feel bad for both of us.
I am a stay at home mom, and try to have lots of fun activities and distractions for her, as well as offers of food and drink first if she asks to nurse...sometimes she accepts, sometimes not.
Not sure what more I can do to get us back to a point where the nursing is working for everyone...but all suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!