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Is anyone also still breastfeeding through this pregnancy? I'm still nursing Connor, but it's like 2-3 times a day, morning and night usually. I'm kind of hoping my milk will dry up at some point and he will wean - fingers crossed! Anyone who previously breastfed through a pregnancy, did you get really sore boobs? And if so, how did you deal with it? That was one of my main pregnancy symptoms with Connor, I had to wear a sports bra to sleep at night they hurt so bad!! I can't even imagine letting him latch on if they are that bad!
Another question: Did your milk dry up at some point? When? Just wondering when I can expect it, IF it will even happen, I never had supply issues so I'm not holding out too much hope!!
Alaina suddenly stopped being interested in nursing about 3 weeks ago which I think may have had something to do with this pregnancy. I've tried nursing her a couple times, but she just laughs at me and tries to bite my nipples lol
I think you will most definitely dry up (from what I understand all women do, by the second trimester or shortly after). I'm nursing DD one time a day, or sometimes not at all. But at least every two days. Its SO painful. I've breastfed for almost 4 years and am not in a great mood and the pain of nursing is really just making me want her to wean very very quickly. But there are plenty of kids who won't wean even when there's no milk! If it gets to be a relationship your not enjoying, especially being pregnant, then I would certainly consider giving him a push in the weaning direction
I think you will most definitely dry up (from what I understand all women do, by the second trimester or shortly after)
Not necessarily. It just depends on how much you continue to BF. I know of a lot of women who continue to BF through pregnancy with no problems, and then tandem nurse after the baby is born. One girl told me "it's a relief to have a toddler nursing when you're engorged the first few days after birth". I personally decided to stop BF the day I found out I was pregnant. I had noticed drying up but I had only been nursing 1x/d at that point.
Only a small minority of women have no decrease in milk production. But as you stated some do continue to make milk. Often though, women who have continued to breastfeed frequently still dry up until later on in their pregnancy.
I have a strong suspicion that DD will continue to nurse regardless of the quantity of milk and tandem feeding is something im considering...although I imagine by the time DD is 4.5 she will have no interest.
Mom to my wildchild Kalyna (Dec 2008)
That was the only reason I suspected I might be pg. I was nursing 1-2 times a day, and suddenly, my16mth old wanted nothing to do with it. When I would try to nurse her, she'd laugh and sign drink until I'd get her a regular drink. There is still milk there, she just doesn't want it.
My sister nursed throughout her pregnancy, then tandem nursed. Her girls are 18mths apart.
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