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Bfing toddler and pg - STILL hurts - any ideas?

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EffiePerine Tue 15-Jul-08 21:28:35

DS is 21mo and has one feed a day (bedtime). I'm 16w pg and for the past couple of months or so feeding has been really painful. I thought it would get better after the 1st trimester but it doesn't seem to be doing so. I really want to carry on till DS is 2, and would also be happy to tandem feed if he wanted to, but it HURTS!

Could it be something other than pg, like thrush? Have never had it, so not sure of other symptoms. Can I manage or treat this without going to the GP, as I am fed up with comments about stopping feeding DS now that I am pg?

splishsplosh Tue 15-Jul-08 21:35:42

Hi, I'm still bf dd, and pg - it was really painful for ages - mainly when she latched on, rather than throughout the feed. I'm 29 weeks now, and it's only recently that it's improved - can't remember exactly when. I'm sure I read of someone for whom it was painful in the 1st and 3rd trimester, but OK in the middle- maybe it's different for everyone. I've heard children quite often self wean during a pregnancy, though dd is getting keener and keener

EffiePerine Tue 15-Jul-08 21:37:56

if I know it is normal I can carry on - you;re right, it's mainly latching on that is painful. DS is chomping a bit and wriggling around which doesn't help <wince>

beansprout Tue 15-Jul-08 21:38:50

I remember this. It did get better. Ouch!!

EffiePerine Tue 15-Jul-08 21:43:08

Thing is, I didn't have any real problems when DS was a baby - no bleeding nips, thrush or mastitis - so I am appreciating how bloody painful it can be! And it's only one feed a day...

PortAndLemon Tue 15-Jul-08 21:44:13

I found it didn't hurt so much after about 20 weeks, although I did get a bit weirded out.

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