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I really, really would. Oh it HURTS. And it isn't the hurt like when you have a NB and it's sore and you slap on some salve for a couple days and it goes away. No, no. It's a hurt like internal that just can't be fixed. OW OW OW.<br>
I am just very thankful that he's over three and thus only nursing up to three times a day- usually only one or two- and I can say "only on more minute" or "be VERY gentle" and he gets it. I feel so bad for any of you mommas that have little littles that nurse like... more than that.<br>
My pity party is done :-(
 

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my 19 month old has pretty much self weaned these past few weeks and im pretty mixed emotions about it. i didn't pressure her to wean at all, she just hasnt asked much or really been interested anymore. i think the taste has changed or my supply has dropped or something. i really wanted to tandem nurse so i am kinda hoping she will want to nurse again once the baby comes.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I haven't experienced this, but friends have described it to me as really, really hard. I hope it improves.
 

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Oh that sucks. I can't imagine what it would feel like to nurse right now. DD weaned a month or so ago, before my boobs were sore. They hurt so bad right now, my shirt even hurts! Ug, I hope it improves for you.
 

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I hope it gets better soon! I feel your pain though-DS is down to nursing once a day most days and I cringe every time he latches on because it hurts soooo badly. Lately he's been congested so he latches on, pops off to breathe, and then latches back on. I can't take much more of that. . .
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> My dd1 nursed through my pregnancy with dd2. My milk dried up very early and nursing her was horrible. I found out I was pregnant a few days after her 2nd birthday and she self weaned at almost 6. I'm so glad that I persevered. In this pg it is way more bearable but I feel your pain Mama. I hope you find the strength to hang in there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I feel your pain- literally! DD2 is almost 2 and nurses once a day, sometimes once every other day (and sometimes twice a day...even though it hurts I'm really encouraging as much nursing as I can through this cold/flu season!). I have to do lamaze breathing for the first 2-3 minutes of her nursing!!! It hurts so bad. This razor sharp, hot internal pain. Its the same pain that I had with dd1 nursing through all the pregnancies I had with her (4, including dd2's pregnancy...soreness while nursing was my first pg sign back then because she nursed so often!), but about 100x worse.<br><br>
I remember it getting better in the third trimester with dd2's pregnancy. I am praying its the same this time!
 

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Thanks girls. It's a little bit wrong that I feel better knowing other people are hurting so much too... but I kind of do LOL Not that other people are "biting the bullet" literally, it feels like, but that I'm not alone :)<br>
And I will stick with it, if it kills me, and it just might hahahaha<br>
I'm hoping it gets better too! For all of us!
 

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I've been saying the following things a lot when we nurse:<br><br>
"Big latch."<br>
"Big big big biiiig."<br>
"Open your mouth as much as you can."<br><br>
I've been reading a lot while we nurse. It helps to distract myself until we get past that initial pain. However, if he wiggles? Ouch all over again.
 

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this reminds me of the <a href="http://www.thecowgoddess.com/2009/10/30/straw-classic/" target="_blank">Hathor the Cow Goddess</a> comic I saw yesterday... It talked about a biting nursing child... and the comment made it seem like a child would never bite because then they wouldn't get the milk...<br><br>
Well... my kid bit. HARD!
 

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((hugs)) - nursing DS was giving me lots of cramping/contractions, so I had to set limits on my body. I talked over the nursing with the MW, and she basically said, "listen to your body. Know what you can do and what you can't - those feelings are there for a reason." My body has been much happier nursing 2x/day on average. And DS is okay with it. He sees nursing very much as a treat, and he's old enough to understand (27 mo) that when I explain to him that he already drank his tate this morning, and he can have more after supper. Having predictable nursing times also relieves my anxiety around uncomfortable nursing sessions.<br><br>
One thing - if you post in the CLW forum, is that almost all the mamas agree that CLW does not mean that you can't set boundaries for where your body is comfortable. You enjoying and being happy with your nursing relationship is an important part of nursing IMO. ((hugs))
 
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