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I am 33 weeks and nursing my 2 year old. I very much believe in nursing and plan on tandem nursing when the baby is born. I have not had milk left since 4 months, although colostrum came in at 6 months. DD did slow down for a while, but when the colostrum came back she started back a bit more. We only nurse before bed, once at night, in the morning, before a nap, and possibly 1-2 more times. It does not hurt at all now - the big struggle is the agitation. I hate that I feel that way, because before I always loved nursing. Now sometimes it is okay, but never great, and at night it is really hard. I almost always limit the nursing session because I just can't go on. I count the seconds to myself trying to get to 5 minutes and then I stop her. It is so hard to explain how it feels to my dh.<br><br>
I could use some support - hearing how other moms dealt with this. Is it because of hormones? My nipples feel so sensitive and different without milk, maybe it is that.<br><br>
I am also worried that it won't go away when the baby is born and either I will be bothered by nursing the baby or bothered by nursing my dd. I can hold on now thinking it will end when my milk actually comes in and hormones go down after the birth, but it will be tough if it just continues on.
 

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I went through this too. I found nursing my older baby really irritating. She cut her nursing down to once a day. I think that was because she could tell I was agitated. I had hoped to tandem nurse, but my oldest weaned 2 weeks before the new baby was born. She has never shown any interest in nursing since then. I was agitated by anyone touching me when I was pregnant, and it did last through my entire pregnancy. I know there are others here who did successfully tandem-nurse, so hopefully they can give you some input. Wishing you luck!
 

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I went through it during my pg with DS. DD was still nursing 5/6 times a day and 3 times at night. I did have sore nipples when she latched on but that was no problem compared to the agitation.<br><br>
I had always loved nursing DD and it saddened me greatly to feel this way. I am now tandem nursing and I am sorry to say that I still feel quite agitated when DD nurses although not to such an extent. I am committed to CLW but this agitation is a constant battle for me.<br><br>
I do not feel any agitation when DS nurses and I am able to enjoy nursing him.<br><br>
Things I have found that help:<br>
1. Making sure I am taking care of my own needs. If it has been a while since I had a drink or something to eat I find the agitation worse. If DD is having a heavy nursing day I make sure I grab a glass of water before I sit down to nurse.<br>
2. Reduce the length of DD's nursing session. I never refuse to nurse her but I will ask her to finish if it too much for me. I will give her a warning by saying that I will count to 10 and then she must finish. Of course it goes without saying that I do this very gently and if after 10 she is not wanting to finish we will count again. Most times she pops off happily by the time I have counted to 8.<br>
3. Remind myself often how little she still is even though she seems big next to DS. Sounds obvious but it really helps me.<br><br>
I am sorry you are going through this. I know how hard it can be. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
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