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Breastfeeding while pregnant: support thread?

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carcassonne Sat 16-Feb-13 18:52:08

I thought there was one but I can't find it.

Anyone else breastfeeding while pregnant. Currently in the 1st trimester and breastfeeding my just turned 3 y.o. Hurting like hell. Need hands to hold!

enjolraslove Sat 16-Feb-13 19:30:18

I'm so pleased it is not just me! Same as you. 3.5 year old, 9 weeks. I have loved it up till about a month ago, now cannot bear it. Hurts and feels all wrong. Have just had a chat wih dd about needing to stop as it hurts so much. She hardly has any any more but I still feel sad

jennimoo Sat 16-Feb-13 20:43:26

I started one a while back in antenatal clubs but its not in my watched any more as I weaned. I was worried about it but DD (2.4) had cut right down to 2 quick feeds and I just said the mummy milk had run out because she was a big girl and she accepted it! Couldn't believe it was that easy really. Was about 7 weeks and feeling a bit uncomfortable feeding.

RainbowsFriend Sat 16-Feb-13 21:45:46

Checking in! Just got my BFP this week, and DD 19 months still feeds like a trouper.

Am very nervous about it hurting as ovulation has been a killer each time....

ElliesWellies Sat 16-Feb-13 22:00:16

Breastfeeding DS (2y2m) and 33 weeks pregnant. Now glad I continued as I am so knackered with pregnancy, DS has a bad cold (well, we both do) and it stops him screaming when he wakes up feeling unwell in the night.

birdofthenorth Sat 16-Feb-13 22:08:18

Feeding DD aged 2.6 here, 31 weeks pg. Only once or twice a day but it's starting to hurt and feel uncomfortable over my bump. Never expected her to still want it at this stage and worried she'll be seething with jealousy when DC2 feeds all day long! Also worried about her "stealing" his milk/ colostrum. I've tried to gently wean and sometimes she'll go 24 hours without but then asks again and it's such a part of her morning and evening routine!

Oodsigma Sat 16-Feb-13 22:59:37

I'm 35 weeks & feeding dd3 who is 2.4

Anyone had any comments? I am dying for someone to say something but they don't sad

izzyswhiskers Sat 16-Feb-13 23:57:43

I'm 12 weeks & feeding Ds 3 who is 20 months, it was quite painful for a few weeks but not so bad now & am happy to continue, am pleased to hear from other posts that this is possible, as everything I've read says milk supply will go or change to colostrum at around 4 months, has this been the case for others?

Midori1999 Sun 17-Feb-13 02:21:43

Ooh, this is a good idea!

I'm nursing my 20 month old and 5+5 pregnant. I've been lucky to not have any pain or discomfort so far. I'm hoping DD gets to 2 at least before she weans, but I'm happy to continue and tandem nurse. I suspect she'll dry nurse if she has to as she still feeds a million times a day rather a lot.

Midori1999 Sun 17-Feb-13 02:25:39

Oodsigma, no one ever mentions anything about me breast feeding, I think they're scared of a long boring talk about why I am 'still' doing it. grin I wonder though if people will assume I'll stop now I am pregnant though...

Izzyswhiskers, our DC are about the same age. smile I think the milk always turns to colostrum and sometimes dries up almost completely before it turns to colostrum ready for the new baby. I have no experience of this myself though, this is the first time I've nursed while pregnant, but that's what I understand will happen. I know a few people who say their DC just carried on nursing regardless.

Oodsigma Sun 17-Feb-13 06:43:34

Colostrum comes about 26 weeks. Dd3 complained a bit but just upped her sucking and my boobs are now even bigger!

Had a long chat with the MW about bf the other day, she was interested and supportive. Totally got the not rocking the boat around new baby. I'm hoping on self weaning now as I've cut her down a bit ( it can give me contractions) and will be in hospital a couple of days so she will get less chance. Think she will share with baby then give up.
Dd1 gave up the minute I got pg!

happyfrogger Sun 17-Feb-13 08:35:57

DD is 10 months and now 9wks pregnant. Nipples so sore and she's taken to scraping her teeth back across my nipples when she pulls off hmm

I'm contemplating a switch to formula as much as that saddens me. And I don't think she'll be keen at all, but feeding in bed in the morning trying to hold back the vomit is most unenjoyable.

We are now just on wake up and bedtime milk.

RainbowsFriend Sun 17-Feb-13 08:46:41

Could my supply be drying up already at 4/5 weeks? DD was wanting to swap sides more a couple of days before my BFP and keeps saying "more milk" even though she's just fed... sad

Oodsigma Sun 17-Feb-13 09:05:32

It slows down. Dd3 complained at first but powered through. Dd1 gave up when I was pg with dd2, think she probably couldn't be bothered!

RainbowsFriend Sun 17-Feb-13 09:26:21

I'm not sure how I'll feel if she self weans! I've been desperate on occasions for her to wean sometimes as she feeds sooooo much. But I would miss it...

Oodsigma Sun 17-Feb-13 09:34:58

How old is she?

Has everyone read 'adventures in tandem feeding'? Quite useful book

RainbowsFriend Sun 17-Feb-13 09:37:29

Reading it now - well when DD lets me!

carcassonne Sun 17-Feb-13 09:38:01

This is fab - will check in properly later.

FredKiller Sun 17-Feb-13 11:18:19

Hello. I'm Fred, im pregnant and my son's a boobaholic.

<Awaits chorus of "Hi Fred">

Am 6 weeks gone and am attempting to night wean as a preliminary step. Regardless of whether he weans or not, I will definitely need more sleep as things progress. Hasn't been too hellish, yet. He's 20mo btw.

RainbowsFriend Sun 17-Feb-13 12:18:08

<Hi Fred> grin

Oodsigma Sun 17-Feb-13 13:13:16

<hi Fred>

RainbowsFriend Wed 27-Feb-13 19:33:58

How are we doing?

DD still not cutting down - I think my supply dipped a bit, but half term round-the-clock mega feeding seems to have boosted it back up grin

No soreness yet either thank goodness (think I'm 5-6 weeks ish)

Oodsigma Wed 27-Feb-13 19:55:11

Dd3 is now talking about one for her & one for baby so think she's getting her head round sharing!

RainbowsFriend Wed 27-Feb-13 19:55:37


poocatcherchampion Fri 01-Mar-13 18:31:21

me! 12 weeks and dd is 1 in 10 days. she has been ill for a month with various bugs and from winding down- about 2 a day she is now taking up to 5 full feeds.

I want more people to ask too. but not many people know I'm pregnant yet.. smile grin

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