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Introduction [Jun. 2nd, 2008|10:26 pm]
Nursing while pregnant, Nursing two, or more


Hi, I'm Yael, I'm 33w or so with my second baby.  My son, Menachem Mendel (Moo for short) is 2 and an avid boobster.  I don't know how active this community is, but I'm looking forward to having some tandem input especially as the time comes closer that I'll have one on each "Oobie."  
I'd like some input on a specific issue, maybe just some commiseration.  Sometimes I love nursing.  Love it.  Just want to snuggle him and smell him and touch him and be close and yummy.  Sometimes I hate it SO MUCH.  I just want to get him off me.  I have pretty much no milk, so his latch is terrible and it gets very uncomfortable and itchy.  We finally broke the twiddling habit, but now he's relapsing so I'm constantly moving his hand away from the non-nursing boob and he always wants to be able to see the other one.  I don't know if it's the fact that the end of my pregnancy is approaching or that he's teething or what, but he's nursing CONSTANTLY and there are times that I just DO NOT WANT.  If I dare to sit down on the floor, he's all up in my kool-aid.  I'm trying to spend more time out with him now that the weather's nice, but if we go to the park and I sit down on the grass, he climbs into my lap and starts lifting up my shirt, but if I take him to the playground where there are benches, I have to chase him and lift him and it's exhausting for me.  Waa waa.  Did this happen to anyone else - did your toddler jump the boobie toward the end of your pregnancy while you were hating it? 

[User Picture]From: sharya
2008-06-03 03:33 am (UTC)
My toddler actually weaned when I was about 4 months pregnant due to the lack of supply issue... however I'd try and convince her to try to latch about once a week so she'd remember how. Good thing I did because she started up again when the baby was born, and now my little nursling is back at it again :)
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[User Picture]From: evel_lin
2008-06-03 07:37 am (UTC)
Sounds like it's your cholostrum starting to come in that is encouraging him to nurse more often. The touched out feeling is pregnancy related and it does go away when the baby is born.

Perhaps try giving him a drink from a cup and then give him a cuddle? That way he gets some comfort but you aren't climbing the walls to get away from him.

*hugs* this stage sucks but it does pass
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