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weebairn Sun 09-Feb-14 08:47:42

A bit fed up with breastfeeding. 7 weeks pregnant. DD doesn't seem to have noticed but I am sick as a dog and shattered and feeding is a bit grim. I just feel nauseous and tired and it doesn't seem to help. She isn't too demanding, we just do morning and bedtime. I feel like just saying no more and letting her dad put her to bed.

But I don't think I want to give up, I think I'm just tired. Tell me this bit passes.

Next week I am working three long shifts and so will miss her bedtime 3 times in a row. I keep thinking this coupled with pregnancy might make her wean herself. This makes me want to burst into tears.

She is 16 months. I have no idea how much longer I want to carry on for, but I'd be sad if I gave up now feeling so grim about it all, I'd rather stop on a positive note. We've been lucky and had a really easy, happy time of breastfeeding.

I'm not opposed to, or planning to, tandem feed, just see how things go I guess.

Any experiences of feeding in early pregnancy or just a bit of encouragement??

Twinsplusonesurprise Sun 09-Feb-14 18:44:34

Have a hand.
But I've no exp sorry. I think BF til 16mo is amazing well done. I stopped at 6weeks with twins and have just stopped with DS who is 4mo. I would say do what will suit you best. Your DD has had so much from you now a d with another one on the way I think you'd be a saint to continue. Having said that it IS an emotional wrench and with your hormone levels so high I expect you'll find it upsetting for a bit. Good luck whatever you decide.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 09-Feb-14 22:48:58

No advice sorry but have a hand to hold from me too.

Congratulations on the pg thanks

weebairn Tue 11-Feb-14 07:20:07

Thanks both. Been a little easier last couple of days and still liking the cuddle. This morning she wanted to get up at 5.30 but happily fed for half an hour so I could doze instead. I'm sure this is bad parenting but it was just what a tired preggers girl needed… so there are good sides to it too!

Thanks for congrats Jilted, I am thrilled, just tired.

redcaryellowcar Tue 11-Feb-14 07:36:00

i am not an expert, but think the advice is don't offer, don't refuse, if you are trying to wean? my ds stopped after missing a couple of evening feeds due to illness and evening trips to hospital, he was 18m, think in your situation i would not worry about the feeds when you are not there, but offer when you are, i started giving ds a slice of cheddar on an oatcake or i have heard a small banana is quite a nice pre bed snack? (must mention i have never managed to persuade ds to drink cows milk!)

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