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Still nursing here. DD is 34 mo and nursing just twice a day. There is no milk although she says she started getting a little the other day. It's painful for me when she does nurse, but I'm still hanging in there and determined to let her wean herself. I do have to admit that there are times I redirect her or put her off when she wants to nurse, but I still allow morning and night nursing.
 

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Dd is still nuring at wake up, nap and bedtime. My nipples are sore and I put limits on it which she is happily willing to accept most of the time. I have even gone to bed early by myself and had dh bring her to bed later and have her NOT ask for "mommy milk" because she knows I don't feel well. I can distract her if I need to usually.<br><br>
It's hard, but I too, want her to self wean. I have no problems being honest with her and asking her to let go because her teeth hurt me or to ask her to latch back on again because her position hurts me. She says there is still milk but I don't think it's much.
 

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Very painful nursing here as well, as been since I got pg. Absolutely no milk, dd has done very well with it. She's down to nursing just 4-7 times a day, as compared to every hour before pg. I doubt she'll wean though, she's only 3 and still tells me she'll nurse for several more years. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I am still tandem nursing my boys here! I have very lil milk but that doesn't seem to bother them. Sensitivity wise though my poor "upples" (thats what my son calls them) want to run away and attach to someone else!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Although I feel bad for all of us with increased nipple pain...I'm happy to see I'm not the only one! I was under the impression that it would be worse the 1st trimester, not the second...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"></div>
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I nursed through my last pregnancy, and had almost no nipple pain during the 1st trimester. The nipple pain seemed to come and go (some weeks it was okay, some weeks it would hurt). But, as a general trend, the nipple pain got worse as my pregnancy progressed.<br><br>
If you haven't read it yet, I'd definitely recommend <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Adventures in Tandem Nursing</span>. Tons of info about nursing through pregnancy (and beyond...).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you haven't read it yet, I'd definitely recommend <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Adventures in Tandem Nursing</span>. Tons of info about nursing through pregnancy (and beyond...).</div>
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In a BIG way!
 

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You know, I was actually planning on buying that book later. I didn't realize it touched on nursing while pregnant as well. I'll surely be buying it soon now! Thanks for the heads up!
 

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I was just coming here to recommend that book! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
It's pretty cheap on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F0912500972%2Fsr%3D1-1%2Fqid%3D1145895810%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_1%2F002-5130521-0752063%3F_encoding%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks" target="_blank">Amazon</a>
 

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Just wanted to add... I nursed all the way through my pregnancy with my son, and the increased nipple pain was really only an issue in the beginning, briefly returning toward the end. It DOES get better, and so do the very normal feelings of, "OMGGETTHISKIDOFFME!!!!!"
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just wanted to add... I nursed all the way through my pregnancy with my son, and the increased nipple pain was really only an issue in the beginning, briefly returning toward the end. It DOES get better, and so do the very normal feelings of, "OMGGETTHISKIDOFFME!!!!!"</div>
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thnaks for the heads up LTP, I have frequently had to count to 10 to keep from shoving my DD off in the middle of the night.....
 

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I am starting to feel the increased sensitivity as well, ESPECIALLY at night. We are supposed to be nightweaned, but, of course, in times of teething or stress we backslide. Honestly, I can't sleep through it any more and I fear he will sense the hostility that I sometimes am feeling.<br><br>
I am getting to where I can only stand to nurse if he is exactly in the right position, with no wiggly, floppy, kicky shennanigans whatsoever.
 

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My personal theory is this:<br>
Natural child spacing is usually about 2.5 years between pregnancies, but with modern life and modern responsibilities (not to mention modern pollutants) and influences our kids tend to cut back on nursing earlier so our fertility returns faster.<br>
I think Mother Nature had it in to time siblings with natural weaning, and then increase your desire to wean your waning nursling during the pregnancy so not to drain primitive mom as much. I think this is why we get that "stop nursing NOW!!!" urge so strongly during pregnancy. The older the child, the stronger this urge seems to be. Moms of young babies tend not to get it as bad (this is just anecdotal).<br><br>
So, as unnatural as it may seem, we have to resist that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It does end, and it ends rather abruptly, too.<br>
I had it the worst around months 2-4 and then a tad in month 7. It helped a LOT to correct DD's latch. A few years of toddler-style nursing made her lazy and while I never noticed it before I sure did when I got pregnant!!
 

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Still nursing about 3 times a day over here. I'm pretty sure that I still have milk. Friday night DH tried putting Celia to bed. She was all excited about it at first but quickly decided that she wanted Mommy. I think I might just end up tandem nursing. Not quite sure how I feel about that.<br><br>
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I have to keep telling ds that he needs to let go and try again. He's 2 and suddenly got the sloppiest latch. It's already so painful the counting to 10 is barely working. He's really doing well with the night weaning but suddenly not napping very well at all it's not really a fair trade. ah well, what do I need sleep for anyway?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> to all the mamas with M/S and nipple pain and anything else we're dealing with.
 

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Still nursing here... Dd is almost 9 months and just cut here first tooth this weekend. She nursed for four.days.straight it seemed. On the bright side, I had had some bad supply issues due to illness and had had to introduce solids a few weeks ago <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. This weekend I skipped the solids and just let her nurse non-stop. My supply is up and we're back on track. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
My nips are not happy right now either, mamas. Ouch. And dd's new tooth doesn't help any. I am really hoping to keep nursing her though. My mother thinks she's giving me good advice to wean dd and get her moved into her own room. Dh is joining her on the own room thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: ...keeping my chin up
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am really hoping to keep nursing her though. My mother thinks she's giving me good advice to wean dd and get her moved into her own room. Dh is joining her on the own room thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: ...keeping my chin up</div>
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Keep fighting the good fight mama! The nipple pain is really rough, and the cramping is no fun either. Best of luck to you.<br><br>
BTW, my DD started to have trouble with co-sleeping with DH at 9months. They are both restless sleepers. As a result I wasn't getting any sleep either. We weren't ready to night wean sooo we transitioned her into her crib, and would put her in there at "bed time". When she woke to nurse (usually between 2am and 4am) DH would change her and bring her to bed where she would stay until morning. By 15 months she wasn't waking until about 5am and until she weaned 2 weeks ago she would happily stay in her own bed until 730 or 8am! This of course varied whenever she was teething or sick or in a growth spurt, but as long as she could join us when she wanted she was content. The sleep was nice too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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