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burned out with BF at the end of pregnancy

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I'm 37 weeks tomorrow, BFing my 23 month old a few times a day and I am totally burned out. To be honest I've never really enjoyed or liked breastfeeding very much, or felt that it's a significant bonding experience for me, and I'm really not looking forward to starting all over again.

I've had a lot of nipple pain and aversion in the last several weeks which I've read should go away pretty fast after birth, but I'm also wondering if I can I expect a renewed "nursing energy" or feel more excited/hormonally connected to breastfeeding the baby once he's born? I can't imagine continuing like this for another two years or more :(





by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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jconney80
by Group Mod on Jan. 30, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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I was feeling the same way when my youngest was born but it went away right away! Oh and no one tells you but your newborn will immediately make your toddler look like a GIANT lol
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jconney80
by Group Mod on Jan. 30, 2013 at 11:55 PM
You will be so focused on having a newborn you probably will forget about the nursing aversion =)
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jojo_382
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:02 AM
u kno if u but cold cabbage on ur nipples itll help u with nipple pain and for aversion it help me out
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cemcnair
by Courtney on Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:28 AM
It actually is easier during the second trimester :)

Quoting mommytotwonow:

you are doing great! i am trying to wean my 16 month old because i just found out i'm pregnant. i cant imagine nursing so far into pregnancy.i have been feeling way over touched myself. i am looking forward to the small break. good luck!

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cemcnair
by Courtney on Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:31 AM
That's for trying to dry up supply...
Quoting jojo_382:

u kno if u but cold cabbage on ur nipples itll help u with nipple pain and for aversion it help me out


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peaches_04
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 8:25 AM
I know exactly how you feel!
((hugs momma))
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Mrs.Salz
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Oh good. I hope it's the same for me - I figure there has to be some hormonal changes that will help too.

LOL I read about that in LLL's tandem nursing book. They said something about the toddler seeming like a monster with fangs coming at your boobs and then I remembered that newborns don't have teeth! lol

Quoting jconney80:

I was feeling the same way when my youngest was born but it went away right away! Oh and no one tells you but your newborn will immediately make your toddler look like a GIANT lol


Mrs.Salz
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Thanks :)

Quoting bloomsr:

You're at the end of your pregnancy- an uncomfortable, stressful, anxious time alone. Add a toddler nursing and I'm sure that adds a whole new level of emotions. Try to go easy on yourself and enter into your newest nursing relationship with an open mind:)

You're almost there mama!!


Mrs.Salz
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:11 AM

I've been cutting our sessions short for a long time :( I feel bad sometimes but I just can't handle it. DS is ok with it now.

Quoting cemcnair:

I'm getting there too (34 weeks with a 30 month old nursling). I've noticed that I've been cutting our sessions short :/
I'm just over being touched and generally uncomfortable.


cemcnair
by Courtney on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Lol!!

I admit, the closer I get to delivery, the more scared I get of nursing two :/
I'm just not sure how it's all going to work out, and I'm a planner! I like to know stuff!!


Quoting Mrs.Salz:

Oh good. I hope it's the same for me - I figure there has to be some hormonal changes that will help too.

LOL I read about that in LLL's tandem nursing book. They said something about the toddler seeming like a monster with fangs coming at your boobs and then I remembered that newborns don't have teeth! lol

Quoting jconney80:

I was feeling the same way when my youngest was born but it went away right away! Oh and no one tells you but your newborn will immediately make your toddler look like a GIANT lol


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