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I was hoping once I entered the 2nd trimester my nipples wouldn't be so very sore anymore. If anything, it's gotten more painful. DD's initial latch is excruciating, especially at night, but often the whole nursing remains painful/extremely uncomforable. I do have a tiny bit of milk left.<br><br>
Anybody else experience this? If the pain didn't go away in the 2nd trimester, did it ever go away (please at least say at new baby's birth!!). Did it change when you started making colostrum? Well, I do want to hear truthful experiences - I need to prepare myself mentally if I have 23 more weeks of this!<br><br>
Thanks so much!
 

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Bebelus,<br><br>
Hang in there. The pain/discomfort will go away when your new one is born. And they'll you'll be extra greatful to your older nursling for being there to relieve engorgement <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> .<br><br>
Try drinking more water. That was usually the reason for most of my discomfort while nursing. And sometimes changing positions. I found that sitting up seemed easiest for getting through any discomfort.<br><br>
You're doing great and hopefully the pain will lighten soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Bebelus,<br><br>
I did not get any first tri soreness when nursing my toddler, but omg when the 2nd tri hit, that is when the soreness was at its peak. To make things worse, my milk started to dry up and my toddler started to get frustrated and biting me during nursing sessions. That is basically when we ended up weaning... I was in a lot of pain and my son just didn't seem all that interested in nursing anymore since I believe he was getting little to no milk (he was never a comfort nurser to begin with). He weaned within a few days, I took it harder than he did. Whatever you decide to do, best of luck. I was ok with the idea of tandem nursing if my toddler wanted to continue, but since he seemed to lose interest and I was in so much pain we ended up weaning. I know moms who weaned during pg and others who were able to keep up a good milk supply and tandem nurse afterwards, you just need to do what you think is best for you and your kids.
 

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Mags, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br>
If you and your toddler are willing, he might be able to pick up nursing again when your baby is born. It won't be painful like during your preg. Sorry you had to go through that.<br>
My boys are 16 mos apart and i was so, so greatful i could nurse them together. I just hate to think of a mom missing out on that benefit.<br>
My SIL has 15 mos apart boys and she weaned her the oldest of the 2 as soon as she found out she was preg. I have a feeling (from what my dh has witnessed) that chasing around after that toddler is effecting her availibility to nurse the new baby. I think it would have been easier on her to tandem, as it was for me. But, like you said, what is best for your family.
 

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I'm 21 weeks now, and the past month has been MUCH easier than the first and early second trimester. I think it was around 18 weeks that I started having an easier time, but I'm not sure exactly when it happened. I know I started making colostrum at 19 weeks, which my 2.5 yr. old thinks is hilarious. He still nurses an average of 20+ times a day, btw, so the nipple pain was about to drive me insane. I never thought we'd make it to December at that rate, but now I know we'll be doing this for years to come.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> It hurt for me the entire time. At the very end it wasn't excruciating, but was never comfortable. I cut my 2yr old down to 2-3 times/day during my pregnancy & night weaned her. I was is so much pain.<br><br>
BUT, the good news. The minute my son was born, NO MORE SORE NIPPLES!!!! it was instantly gone & I never had sore nipples after he was born.
 

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If you and your toddler are willing, he might be able to pick up nursing again when your baby is born. It won't be painful like during your preg. Sorry you had to go through that.<br>
My boys are 16 mos apart and i was so, so greatful i could nurse them together. I just hate to think of a mom missing out on that benefit.<br>
My SIL has 15 mos apart boys and she weaned her the oldest of the 2 as soon as she found out she was preg. I have a feeling (from what my dh has witnessed) that chasing around after that toddler is effecting her availibility to nurse the new baby. I think it would have been easier on her to tandem, as it was for me. But, like you said, what is best for your family.</div>
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Kristie-<br><br>
It's interesting that you brought that up. I am kind of wondering whether or not my son will want to try nursing again when he sees his little brother nursing. I keep wondering if he will remember how to, lol. Anyway, if he wants to, I am more than willing to let him try it out... now if his little brother would ever show up, we could see!
 

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For me, the pain greatly reduced at 28 weeks of pregnancy. I have no idea why. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I did this too, although mine was only 14 months when her sister was born. Afterwards, she went back to nursing hourly! It did hurt the entire time and even after baby was born for a few days. But it soon passed and both newborn and toddler were nursing constantly for months on end........<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> So there is hope!
 

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I'm right there with you- almost 18 weeks along and although the pain is a little better, it's still very uncomfortable. My supply is pretty low now and I can't rely on nursing to put dd to sleep anymore. I never thought I'd see the day.<br><br>
What has helped us a little is reminding dd to latch correctly (open big!). And I agree with the pp who advised staying well hydrated. Of course, when I DO remember to drink lots of extra water in the evenings, I'm up 3 times during the night... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
i'll keep watching and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notes">:
 

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I'm 15 weeks and it's just getting awful! There's been times I've layed there and cried (silently) while she nurses. I don't have anything helpful to say but I wanted you to know you're not alone. Good work mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> This too shall pass!
 

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Thank you all so much for the responses! The pain is still there, but at least I know I'm not alone and that it will go away (even if I have to wait till birth!). At least I can prepare myself mentally for the weeks to come. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Mags, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br>
If you and your toddler are willing, he might be able to pick up nursing again when your baby is born. It won't be painful like during your preg. Sorry you had to go through that.<br>
My boys are 16 mos apart and i was so, so greatful i could nurse them together. I just hate to think of a mom missing out on that benefit.<br>
My SIL has 15 mos apart boys and she weaned her the oldest of the 2 as soon as she found out she was preg. I have a feeling (from what my dh has witnessed) that chasing around after that toddler is effecting her availibility to nurse the new baby. I think it would have been easier on her to tandem, as it was for me. But, like you said, what is best for your family.</div>
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Kristie-<br><br>
Just an update. I had my baby boy on aug 20. He is a GREAT nurser, I was interested to see my toddler's reaction to seeing me nurse the baby. Turns out he is not interested at all in nursing again. Occasionally he points to my breast and asks, "what's that?" However, that is it. So, I guess I will not be tandem nursing a toddler and NB.
 

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Congratulations on your new guy, Mags! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> tandeming is just one tool of mothering, it's not the only one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
Happy babymoon!
 
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