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Sorry... you have to put up with my silly questions *at least* until I have this baby
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Do you think the reason your nipples get reeeeeeeally sensitive at the end of pg is to discourage any stimulation of them or is it just a hormonal thing that does that? I'm sorry if that sounds really silly... but as a doula I've had a lot of people say that they are super sensitive (usually this comes up when we are discussing options to a pitocin induction and I mention nipple stimulation) and mine feel the same way (really sensitive to even the smallest touch).

Just wondering...
 

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this will probably not answer your question... but I have never had sore nipples except for in the first weeks of being pregnant...
(nursed through two of them)
 

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Interesting thought. Could be. Probably it is related, but just another effect of the hormones, and preperation for the body to breastfeed.
 

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Hmm, interesting - I really *want* my nipples stimulated at the end of pregnancy - like I crave it. Wonder if that is due to the fact that I need the stimulation for oxytocin production?

Then if your body is planning on blowing your baby out like yours did - maybe it wants to discourage stimulation? :)
 

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Mine always get very sensitive, but not in a bad way. I think it is just hormones. As for nipple stimulation, I can always make BH contractions, but it has never helped with "real" contractions.
 

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My personal theory is that it is to encourage weaning of another child that may still be nursing so that full body attention may be turned to the new baby.

(FTR, I do not support forced-weaning at all - my daughter self-weaned and nursed through 1.5 pregnancies. There's a lot of biology we resist! I mean, we wear clothes and are often monogamous, after all)

Natural child spacing is around 2.5 years, and I note that MOST mothers of 2.5 year olds find they rarely nurse by that point... so, I personally think this is nature's way of giving you 3/4 of a year to wean your current nursling.
 

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Originally Posted by 2bluefish
Hmm, interesting - I really *want* my nipples stimulated at the end of pregnancy - like I crave it. Wonder if that is due to the fact that I need the stimulation for oxytocin production?

Then if your body is planning on blowing your baby out like yours did - maybe it wants to discourage stimulation? :)
Good point!

littleteapot: interesting theory!
 

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Hm, i guess I'll see how it goes then. Nothing so far, but it could happen. (woohoo, isn't pregnancy fun? Your body does all kinds of crazy stuff! I keep having a craving for the smell of shoes!)
 

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Originally Posted by Mommyleslie
Like 2bluefish I "needed" my nipples stimulated through this whole pregnancy, it' s like sex wasn't sex unless they were stimulated.
EXACTLY! I would actually get turned off if they didn't get attention!
 

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Hehe, that just reminded me of something I overheard dh telling his mom - "mom she was carrying on like she was having the world's biggest orgasm or something!"

It wasn't as comfortable as sex, but it was definately satisfying!
 

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I like nipple stimulation in early, mid and late pg... but just not the very last week or two.
 

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Hehe, that just reminded me of something I overheard dh telling his mom - "mom she was carrying on like she was having the world's biggest orgasm or something!"
To his MOM?? wow...at least they have open communication....?
My dp would never utter such words to his mom...lol then again he doesnt much at all to her
 
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