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Please God someone tell me they know what I am talking about without me spelling it out. It is driving me nuts - when Julia nurses I have SUCH extreme agitation (not sore breasts/nipples) that I can't take it. it's like cross your legs/ants in your pants. She has been slowly cutting back (which is what led to ovulation in the first place) and in general has been nursing am, mid am, nap, mid pm, and before bed. Now that I'm being driven insane by this, we are down to "don't offer, don't refuse" and about 4x a day or so.<br><br>
I am only 5 wks, but noticed a supply drop right away, and I think she is reacting to the flavor also. Sometimes when nursing at night or for nap, she will be very agitated and instead of the usual 5-10 min it is 30 min of ongoing "nurse" or "side" (other side). After 30 min today I gave up and drove her around the block to get her to go to sleep. She was fine with the change of scenery.<br><br>
I would almost welcome nipple soreness instead of this.
 

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BTDT! It sucked. ((hugs)) to you!!<br>
Cole was 17 mos when I got pg and I tell you I just wanted to push him to the other side of the room and run away! It was <i>awful</i>. We counted to ten and I gritted my teeth the whole time. It does pass though, have faith.<br><br>
But if you can't stand it by all means wean. I don't know how I made it, probably because I was just too tired to move. lol.
 

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Oh, do I know what you mean (unfortunately!). The only way I could explain it to DH was to say, "My feet and legs are so frustrated!" The only thing that helped even remotely was for DH to massage my legs and feet when it happened. A warm bath did the trick too. Of course it's no easy feat to bathe a toddler, much less nurse one while you're taking a bath, so that's probably out of the question. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If it starts happening while you're not nursing, it helps to cut down on your sugar intake, especially before bed. If you're having hot chocolate or anything else even remotely sweet it can trigger that ants-in-your-pants feeling on your legs and feet. I like to drink a hot cup of bitter tea (no sweetener added) before bed; it helps me relax and cuts down on that nasty feeling.
 

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This is going to be TMI, but... have you tried putting your hand on your pelvis or even on your clitoris?<br><br>
Somehow writing that in response to this topic is making me want to go <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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OMG Erin, that is totally where the agitation is in part, it is also jumpy legs. It is soo frustrating.<br><br>
I really want to let dd set the pace on her weaning.<br><br>
I just started waiting for her to ask to nurse vs offering - so far she seems to ask about 4x a day, and I find that those times there is plenty of milk so that she doesn't nurse forever. It is really more agitating when I am empty and she still wants to nurse.<br><br>
I'm just so glad I'm not the only one that has experienced this <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 had such a hard time until milk dried up, then the feelings went away... Now that we've been tandem for a year, I'm starting to feel the same again. I remember watching a lab kicking and biting at her puppies to leave her alone- I laugh at myself now because I understand.<br><br>
I used at say the alphabet over and over to distract myself.
 

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Absolutely normal. Happened with me each time. With my first I dealt with it badly. Very badly. Got better with the others, though. Not the feelings of ... well, repulsion, that's the only word that seems appropriate ... they stayed. But dealt with it in other ways.<br><br>
Most successful method was meditation. Would meditate from the moment the big one latched on ... breathing exercises, mantras, anything, just to keep me calm.<br><br>
It worked.<br><br>
If you don't meditate, but if you used any sort of relaxation techniques or exercises during childbirth, you might want to try those.<br><br><br><br><br>
It does get better eventually, BTW.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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