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Okay, here's the story....DD is three years old. She has been slowly weaning herself for the last year or so. For the past 4-6 months, she has been nursing about once every week to two weeks, often she would go about three weeks without nursing. She often would go long enough that I would think, Yeah! we're done! and then she would ask to nurse again. Nursing this long has really been an effort of love on my part. I loved nursing her for the first two years, but for the last year or so, it's like I just don't have the patience, my breasts have been very tender, it is uncomfortable to nurse her. So, when the time seemed right, I began telling her that the milk was almost gone, she seemed accepting of this. The week after her third birthday, I told her when she had milk this time that it would be all gone. We had one minor meltdown after this, but she seems to be pretty accepting of the fact that we don't nurse anymore.<br><br>
So, the questions, or weird things I need explained! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> About a month after she last nursed, she asked, I told her it was gone and offered something to eat (it was first thing in the morning), but...my breasts tingled, much like letdown. And now, for the last five days, my breasts have hurt. I should be getting ready to start my period, and it is normal for my breasts to hurt a little, but usually only for a day or two, and not to this magnitude. They *really* hurt. To the point that I have to wear a sports bra all the time. They seem a little swollen, also. Could I possible have a little engorgement associated with weaning? Even though she didn't nurse that often?<br><br>
Also, we've been trying to get pregnant and haven't. I'm wondering if DD's nursing, even as infrequent as it has been, has been keeping my prolactin levels so high that I'm not getting pregnant. Anyone have any idea how much that would affect it?<br><br>
Sorry for the wealth of problem. I normally just lurk around here, but I'm in desperate need of some help here!!!
 

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Let's see... you think AF is due any day now, but it's not here yet, and your breasts are MUCH more sore than they usually are premenstrually. Are you SURE you're not pregnant?
 

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I know I'm not newly pg, as we had to take this month 'off' due to DH having problems with his back. I had a . 4ish weeks ago, and took a pg test last week just in case because I had been feeling so weird and it was -- . I really can't believe that I am pg right now.
 
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