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OW OW OW!!!! Periods have come back (grrr), nipples SO SORE when BF during ovulation... please come pat me on the head or something!

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Jacksmama Sun 28-Jun-09 16:56:26

DS is 16 months old, and my periods came back last month angry - month before I think my body tried to ovulate but didn't quite make it, so I thought nipples were sore because DS has a mouthful of teeth. Sore again last month, and period showed up. (Was blissful not having one for two years, I tell you!) Am at mid-cycle right now and nipples are SO SORE again, I really have to grit my teeth when DS is nursing. Aaaaaaahhhhh!!

I posted at the first episode of nipple soreness and someone asked me if I was ovulating as this had happened to her - I'd never heard of this before!!

Don't really need any advice, just sympathy blush. But I do wonder, how do mothers do it who tandem nurse? My breasts hurt so bad during the first four months of my pregnancy, I used to whimper in my sleep when I rolled over and they shifted on my chest. And they are not large!! So HOW, how, how????? does anyone manage to let a baby/ toddler latch on while pg? I am in awe at the very thought of anyone managing.

Pity-party over.
For now blush grin.
Talk to me next month. angry

hanaflower Sun 28-Jun-09 16:58:38

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MaryBS Sun 28-Jun-09 17:01:05

Ouch, poor you!

(when I saw your post, I thought it was problems with the OW - other woman! blush)

Jacksmama Sun 28-Jun-09 17:03:31

grin Mary!!! No, thank God, no other woman issues here - I think I am all DH can handle! wink

MaryBS Sun 28-Jun-09 17:08:15

Same here! Don't think my DH could cope with more than one!

Tryharder Sun 28-Jun-09 23:21:23

My periods returned when DS2 was 10 months old and I experienced pain during ovulation for the first 2 months. However, last month it was OK so perhaps my hormones have settled down or something.

The pain was so strange - it wasn't so much actual physical pain as opposed to a sensation of wanting to vomit whenever DS2 latched on. Weird. I actually went and did a pregnancy test the first month because I had read on here that bf is painful when you're pg. But unfortunately/luckily (not quite sure which) it was negative.

LeninGrad Sun 28-Jun-09 23:31:54

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Jacksmama Mon 29-Jun-09 16:43:46

OK better today.

ShowOfHands Mon 29-Jun-09 16:48:10

My periods came back at 4 months when I was still feeding every 2hrs day and night.

Every time I ovulate it's painful, dd's unsettled by it and I get a blocked duct in the same place. She's 26 months and it happens Every Single Time I Ovulate. Pain for a couple of days and several days of unblocking the duct. I could cry.

Jacksmama Mon 29-Jun-09 16:54:37

Oh dear ((((((ShowOfHands))))))
This is the third month of this for me - and I plan to breastfeed DS until he weans himself... we should check in with each other every month to commiserate.

Here, have some wine.

<hands over lovely bottle of Chardonnay from Calona Vineyards> Maybe that will dull the pain.

Jacksmama Mon 29-Jun-09 16:55:09

I've never had a blocked duct BTW - how do you unblock it??

ShowOfHands Mon 29-Jun-09 18:29:45

Sorry went for a run. Which, in this heat, was ill advised. I may be about to slip into a coma.

Blocked ducts are tricky. Sometimes you can massage the blockage out, sometimes the baby will feed it out, combing (yes actual combing) can break it up, heat, expressing, ibuprofen, crying inconsolably at 3am whilst eating chocolate biscuits. Usually a combination of the above but occasionally I can't get rid of it and it has become mastitis twice. Then it's antibiotics and more chocolate biscuits. For me, ovulation and bfing absolutely not compatible.

Let's definitely check in with each other. I'll share my biscuits with you.

Jacksmama Tue 30-Jun-09 02:40:23

Agh... that sounds awful. Blocked ducts and running in this heat both!!
Yes, will definitely check in... and I will share my wine!!

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