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DS is 17 months and I am pregnant with #2 due in May. My milk dried up at 12 weeks, and colostrum kicked in at 21 weeks.<br><br>
Even before my milk dried up, I completely weaned DS from the left breast because it was so painful. We've been right side only ever since, but this week it has gotten to the point where I cry out every time he latches on. Sometimes it will ease up a little through the nursing session, but sometimes the pain lasts the entire time.<br><br>
On top of this, DS has been wanting to nurse constantly - he's getting his eye teeth in, we're moving and he's a little overwhelmed, and other stressful factors. But I don't know how much longer I can suck up the pain - I'm starting to dread nursing, and it's getting to the point where I can't even pick him up without him tearing at my shirt.<br><br>
What can I do???
 

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have you checked for tongue tie? click the link in my sig--
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">DS is 17 months and I am pregnant with #2 due in May. My milk dried up at 12 weeks, and colostrum kicked in at 21 weeks.<br><br>
Even before my milk dried up, I completely weaned DS from the left breast because it was so painful. We've been right side only ever since, but this week it has gotten to the point where I cry out every time he latches on. Sometimes it will ease up a little through the nursing session, but sometimes the pain lasts the entire time.<br><br>
On top of this, DS has been wanting to nurse constantly - he's getting his eye teeth in, we're moving and he's a little overwhelmed, and other stressful factors. But I don't know how much longer I can suck up the pain - I'm starting to dread nursing, and it's getting to the point where I can't even pick him up without him tearing at my shirt.<br><br>
What can I do???</div>
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Melissa,<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> First, from what I read on the pp link, tongue tie goes undiagnosed frequently. And yes, it can seem like things are ok but in reality he may be tt. When you experienced pain before your milk dried up, did you go to a lactation consultant or talk to your pediatrician about the latch being painful? Is the ped bfing friendly? If so, hopefully he/she can pick up on the tt in your ds.<br><br>
I'm not sure what you mean that your colostrum kicked in now... I've never heard of colostrum starting after a supply has been established. Either way, can you talk to a lactation consultant (lc), your ds's pediatrician, or find a local Le Leche League leader to help you. It sounds to me like the issues are with your ds's latch which could be tt. If you can get that diagnosed and addressed, hopefully he will be able to latch w/o hurting you and you can reestablish bfing.
 

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My colostrum has kicked in because I am pregnant with my second child.<br><br>
My ped is not very AP friendly, so I have been avoiding seeing her. I did speak to a lactation consultant at one point, and they mentioned many different possibilities, such as thrush or a bacterial infection, but I have ruled both those out.<br><br>
I know breasts can be tender during pregnancy, and I will definitely look into the tt and ask an LC about it. In the meantime, though - is there any other way to cope with the pain?
 

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I wish I could offer a suggestion, but I've never been able to nurse through a pregnancy without pain. (((hugs)))
 

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I had to deal with this also. I would let ds nurse a short while then tell him that mommy's noo-noos hurt and we had to put them away. He wasn't happy about it but it was better than being completely cut off. I may have distracted him with ice cream. I ate a lot of ice cream while pregnant. The pain would come and go; it didn't always hurt.
 

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I as gently as I could, encouraged my baby to wean this pregnancy. It was tear inducing agony. Milk dried up. I just kept telling her the milk was all gone and it hurts mama and would offer a sippy cup of something or a story or a cuddle. Sometimes I would give in but telling her that she could only do it for three minutes. She gave up after about a month of this and she is doing just fine now. Mine was a few months older than yours at the time, but I knew I just could not keep doing it and figured it was better to lovingly wean than to cry and flinch and be upset while continuing.
 

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Just want to commisserate. I am 14 weeks pregnant and my DD is 18 months and we are facing the exact same thing, although I do still have milk. It hurts so bad! I was doing really well with limiting nursings, and also shortening the duration of them by telling her mommy has boo-boos and it hurts. She understood, and took a sippy instead. Then she got a nasty cold and I felt bad so its back to nursing constantly. Try the boo-boo thing, see if that helps. Also, we introduced some soy and cows milk and that satisfies her sometimes. GL!
 
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