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So I'm about 9 weeks or so now. My nipples have just started to get sore, really sore.<br><br>
I'm trying to encourage ds to cut back on nursing but none of the things I did with dd work for him. At this same juncture in my previous pregnancy I would offer dd a drink or a snack instead of nursing and she'd happily accept. Ds will not! He will scream and beg.<br><br>
I am still offering to him in the morning and before bed but would like to cut out the day time nursing. Before pregnancy this was usually only one or two nursings so its not a big leap.<br><br>
Any suggestions from moms that have been there?
 

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Megan,<br><br>
BTDT, 7 times. It is never easy and is different each time. However, I do have a few suggestions. Your toddler will adjust to the coming baby better if you can shower him with your physical attention. A little dose of reverse psychology might work. In others words holding him a long time until he wants down. He needs to feel like he is the one leaving you. If he feels like you are pushing him away, he is likely to become more clingy.<br><br>
I can really sympathize with the sore nipples. It it can be physically wearing to be pregnant and still nursing. I am sure you already know this, but I can not help but remind you. Drink lots of water, eat right, take your vitamins!<br><br>
Your son will be weaned before you know it and this time will just be a memory. Savor the moments.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Megan,<br><br>
BTDT, 7 times. It is never easy and is different each time. However, I do have a few suggestions. Your toddler will adjust to the coming baby better if you can shower him with your physical attention. A little dose of reverse psychology might work. In others words holding him a long time until he wants down. He needs to feel like he is the one leaving you. If he feels like you are pushing him away, he is likely to become more clingy.<br><br>
I can really sympathize with the sore nipples. It it can be physically wearing to be pregnant and still nursing. I am sure you already know this, but I can not help but remind you. Drink lots of water, eat right, take your vitamins!<br><br>
Your son will be weaned before you know it and this time will just be a memory. Savor the moments.</div>
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This is great advice. I was having problems with my ds being too clingy and did the reverse psychology thing. It really worked. He would start yelling "pick up, pick up" and I would say "oh please can I pick you up - I would love too" I did the same thing when he asked to nurse. After a few days, he was doing much better.
 

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The one thing that worked best for me was to keep DS busy and outside of the house as much as possible. He would definitely nurse less often in these situations (playing at the playground, visiting museums and zoos, exploring the outdoors...) When at home, I avoided sitting in typical nursing locations to limit those associations.<br><br>
Good Luck!
 
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