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Hi Mamas,<br>
I remember some mamas from the nursing mamas getting pregnant thread and am wondering how things are going. I am having lots of bittersweet moments with my darling nursling. She turned 2 last month and is nursing less and less. We made it thru the first trimester with relatively little pain (aside from when she'd touch the side that hadn't been nursed while nursing the first side; that drove me nuts!) and she is cutting down dramatically now. I know my supply is disappearing and I am sad. Last night she only nursed on one side before bed and then insisted on going to bed even when I offered the other side twice. My DH is trying to be encouraging about the weaning and his heart is in the right place, but only another nursing mama understands the sadness! We're down to nursing maybe twice a day (nap and bedtime) and though I thought the day would never come, I am still surprised.<br><br>
Hope you are doing ok. I would love to hear how it is going for other mamas--are you seeing changes in your nursing relationship, is your toddler reacting to the milk supply.<br><br>
take care and enjoy the nursing!
 

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Hi there!! We're still going strong here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I don't really notice a drop in my supply, I can express quite a bit of milk even after DS has just finished nursing. The 1st trimester was painful for me, I thought of weaning so many times, but knew that DS just wasn't ready. He still nurses 'round the clock, I'd say at least 10-15 times a day. My biggest problem is during the night when he nurses and he "strokes" my arms and stomach, gives me the heebee jeebees <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I'm hoping that he continues nursing through the pregnancy, I'm looking forward to tandeming <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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elwynn has weened, but i did try nursing him a few days ago when he was so sad.. it just really hurt and he felt me cringe and cried harder so we just snuggled.. it was sad but i hope he will nurse again when my milk starts to come in..<br><br>
its great that you mommas are still nursing though..
 

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I think Kolaiah could tell how much it hurt me, he didn't latch at all last night, just kind of held it in his mouth for a minute and then gave up. I tried several times to get him to latch and assured him it was okay but he just laid his head on my chest and went to sleep. I'm so sad. I don't think my supply is completely gone but we were down to bedtime nursing and naptime on the weekends. We'll see what happens at naptime today. I'm so not ready for him to be done. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I guess my nursling is one of the oldest around here. She is 3 and was still nursing at least a couple times a day prior to my getting dehydrated while sick early on. When I got dehydrated my milk totally dried up around 7 weeks, but also at the same time it went right to colustrum so there is tiny amounts of something for her. When I was so sick I was constantly putting her off and she quickly ended up nursing only once every couple days. Now we are back to nursing most days, but far less then we did before. We have had some latch issues because of my not letting her nuse, but aside from a bad latch no pain. We both had a really rude awakening Friday morning when she crawled in my bedding and was asking to nurse. We were all half asleep and instead of latching on my nipple she caught the skin beside it. I was suddenly wide awake and in pain trying to get her off of me quick! She got woken up pretty well by my almost jumping out of bed with her still attached and yelping. I felt sorry about it afterward, but I still have what looks like a nasty hickey beside my nipple! :LOL
 

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We're still nursing. Some days it feels like constantly, other days pretty much just morning, nap, snack/check-in mid afternoon, then bedtime. Supply is still good. I hand expressed a few squirts and found that my milk is still rich. Makes me feel like I am getting good nutrition.<br><br>
My nipples are SOOOOOO <b>TENDER</b>!!! I posted in the breastfeeding beyond infancy forum about his new weird biting to latch on thing, but no one answered <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . I'm glad I can find support here.<br>
He also gets startled when he is nursing to sleep and will bite me to hang on as he flails his arms. I think it's a dream thing. He seems to really be feeling the energy of the big move coming up next weekend. Dh and I aren't anxious or nervous, just doing the usual getting ready to move stuff. And willem is definitely picking up on it and being more clingy and needing to nurse more.<br><br>
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Yeah! I totally agree. It's gotten to the point where I have to sit up in bed to nurse him at night. For some reason that doesn't bother me when I am sitting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br>
Oh, and I can no longer fall asleep nursing. Maybe because it hurts so much more than it ever has (well, nursing NEVER hurt before this). So anyway, I end up sleeping late into the morning because I'm so exhausted from being waken several times a night. After the move and us getting settled in I am going to cut nursing during the night down to twice a night, that's it. I really need my sleep.<br><br>
There are times that I definitely wish he was weaned.... but there are more times that I am glad he hasn't. I can't imagine what I would do if he did.
 

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DD (18 months) is down to nursing twice a day -- first thing in the morning, and at bedtime. It's EXCRUCIATING. It feels like a pack of rabid wolverines are gnawing on my nipples. I know she can feel how I tense up -- it does get better after a few minutes. But there have been a couple of times that she flat out refused to nurse...either there was nothing there, I was too tense, or some other problem. It made me sad.
 

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Kiera is weaned. It was aggravating me so much and she only wanted to nurse at 530am.<br>
The last day was May 21, she was 2 years, 5 months, and 11 days old...<br><br>
I kinda feel bad but she is ok with it, so I should be too, right?
 

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DS is still nursing many times a day, but I can tell that my supply has dropped a bit. (I used to have a HUGE oversupply, so I guess I'm at "normal" now.) My nipples are sometimes very tender, but its only really uncomfortable as he is latching on. The only time I get frustrated is when he latches/unlatches a million times in the middle of the night, when he's trying to settle back to sleep after waking up. Ouch! He just turned one year this week, so there's no way I'm weaning him anytime soon, and I'm really looking forward to tandeming.
 

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Just wanted to let you nipple sore mamas know that Weleda makes an arnica infused oil that I've been using the past couple of days that really helps with the soreness.
 

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My lord...I'm so glad I'm not the only one with problems...<br><br>
DD is 18 months and I have the TOTALLY excruciating biting-to-latch issue happening. Toss in a little molar teething and I'm getting flashbacks of beginning to BF when it hurt like steak knives through my N's. (sigh) My supply is dropping, but also cuz I'm attempting to gently wean her to org cow's milk b/c of my sore Ns and the fact that I'm not eating enough to feel good about Baby B and my OWN nutrition. I'm sitting here at work with sore Ns that are so stretched out of shape that it hurts to move. I will try that oil again..<br><br>
BTW we're nursing about 2-3x a night (mostly for comfort, it seems)
 
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