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I'm 34 weeks pregnant with #2, and still nursing my 21 month old DD. She is an avid nurser and wants to nurse every hour for an hour at a time. I dried up early in this pregnancy, and have been gritting my teeth and limiting time of nursing because it's getting very painful and creepy-crawly feeling. I don't want to wean her, nor is she willing to either. A while back I taught her to say please when asking for "num-nums". She does it now every time she asks for num-nums.<br><br>
here's my problem: I just started having contractions and minor spotting when she nurses. I'm not term yet, so these contractions are scaring me a bit. I don't want to start pre-term labor, so I'm not nursing right now. DD is just beside herself with this - she will cry, scream, and beg for num-nums for hours at a time. I try everything I can think of to distract her, redirect her, or entertain her to get her to stop asking for nursing. If I give her a minute or two of nursing, it just makes it worse, because then she will act even worse once I pry my nipple out of her mouth. the only time she isn't begging or crying for num-nums is when someone else is playing with her and distracting her. The moment she sees me again, she starts asking for nursing. The worst is when she's standing in front of me, crying, and begging "num-nums, PLEASE!" She's doing the please part because she thinks that if she says it, she'll get num-nums. This is breaking my heart. I'm so emotional right now that I'm starting to cry too when she starts begging, which only makes her cry more.<br><br>
Please help me. I'm at my wit's end. I don't know what to do, and I'm so upset about not being able to nurse her on demand. Please give me some hope....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> sorry can't really offer any advice as never been in that situation just didn't want to read and not reply, hopefully some of the more knowledgeable mamas will be able to help you.</span>
 

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I haven't really anything of substance to say- I just couldn't read and not post! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm so sorry mama- this just sucks!<br><br>
I know that it's not great as far as happy sibling relations, but maybe explaining that she has to wait to nurse until the baby is here?<br><br>
Good luck to you!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
When I was 33 weeks pg with DS2, DS1 was not quite 2.5 yo and still wanting to comfort nurse. I started having too many, too strong contractions. I was put on modified bed rest and told to stop nursing until 37 weeks. I explained to him that he could nurse again after the baby was ready to come out. That month was rough. I gave him lots of back rubs and snuggling. When friend came over for the day to help me out, since I was supposed to be parked on the couch, and nursed her own son who was close to his age, he tried to snuggle up to her and nurse, and that was sad. He made it through the month though. We were both happy when he could nurse again. He ended up nursing for another 1.5 years after DS2 was born.
 
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