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Nursing Aversion?

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midori1999 Sun 28-Oct-12 19:59:56

I'm not sure if that's what it is?

Lately sometimes when DD, 16 months, is feeding I feel very irritated by it and get a strong urge to just get her off me. This sounds dreadful, but it almost makes my skin crawl. sad I don't want to stop breastfeeding until she's ready, so I'm not sure why I feel like this? It's also not for all feeds, but seems worse in the evenings when she is taking a long time to feed to sleep and probably when I'm tired.

Is this a nursing aversion? Will it pass? Is there anything I can do about it? I dont really want to discuss it with my husband as I don't think he'll 'get it'. sad

5madthings Sun 28-Oct-12 20:13:20

sounds like nursing aversion and i went through it with mine at times. re feeding her to sleep (which i also did) would you set a time limit on how long she can feed for and then try other ways to get her to sleep? either you or your dh, i would lie and do shussshh pat with mine.

i am assuming you arent pregnant? i ALWAYS felt like that in early pregnancy it was one of my first clues i was pregnant actually!

sounds like you are tired and 'touched out' which is something i still get even tho i am not bfeeding anymore, looking after small children all the time is a bit relelntless and leave you feeling like you have no personal space! is there anyway you can claw back some time/space for yourself, go for a walk, have a long bath? anything you can do on your own with no-one bothering you/wanting you? you may find if you manage to have a bit ofa break the nursing wont bother you so much.

also when feeding and feeling irritated i sometimes did the breathing that i did in labour, concentrated on my breathing, long slow breathes in and out, anything to take my mind of feeding!

EauRouge Sun 28-Oct-12 20:17:24

It could be pregnancy or just tirednesd. I felt like this today, I ended up hiding upstairs! I think iy's very common and usually nothing to worry about, although it isn't a nice feeling at all.

midori1999 Tue 30-Oct-12 10:12:45


I'm definitely not pregnant.

I think you're both right and it probably is just tiredness on my part. I have had a lot going on medically for me, since DD was born really, but especially recently and it's exhausting. Plus, having a million four DC is exhausting anyway.

I have discussed with DH and he was really good about it. He came in and offered to do everything after work last night while I had a bath. Typically, due to having a LLETZ procedure last week I am not allowed a bath... it's the thought that counts, right? grin

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