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dont know if i should wean or not???

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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since my son was about 4 or 5 months bfing has been a lil complicated.  i stuck with it cause i know it is the best for him.  he will be 1 in 2 1/2 wks and i am thinking about weaning.  i dont want to stop bfing but it is becoming very uncomfortable again.  its like the pain will get better for a while then it will get bad again.  believe me, i have tried everything.  i know i will be super sad if i wean but i dont want to be frustrated, in pain, and fighting trying to nurse my son.  i wish i could get him down to nursing only at nap time and bedtime, but he is not very interested in food.  what should i do?  what would you do?

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Daynaof3
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Did it start happening around the time your LO started teething or getting teeth? It could be his saliva irritating your skin. If you think this might be the issue you can gently rinse off the saliva after each nursing session, put some breast milk on it and let it air dry if possible.

Kellymom has an article about pain after months of pain free nursing here:  http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/sorenipples-older.html

Take a look at it and see if maybe there's something you haven't tried. If you don't want to wean then I would make sure first that all options are exhausted because weaning is an emotional time for both mom and baby. Weigh the pros and cons carefully, and if you decide you still want to wean you can find info here: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/index.html

jonezy
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 3:04 PM

i was reading about toddler's teeth causing irritation while bfing and WOW! i have always thought it was his teeth scraping underneath my nipple but i would've never thought that the dentist can file their teeth down a bit.  does that sound crazy to you? i mean i am desperate though.

Quoting Daynaof3:

Did it start happening around the time your LO started teething or getting teeth? It could be his saliva irritating your skin. If you think this might be the issue you can gently rinse off the saliva after each nursing session, put some breast milk on it and let it air dry if possible.

Kellymom has an article about pain after months of pain free nursing here:  http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/sorenipples-older.html

Take a look at it and see if maybe there's something you haven't tried. If you don't want to wean then I would make sure first that all options are exhausted because weaning is an emotional time for both mom and baby. Weigh the pros and cons carefully, and if you decide you still want to wean you can find info here: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/index.html


Daynaof3
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 3:16 PM

It sounds extreme, but I would think that they only do it for extreme cases as well. Do you think that jagged teeth are the issue for you? I would try the other suggestions given first, but I am thinking that you either have already or plan to anyway. ; )

Quoting jonezy:

i was reading about toddler's teeth causing irritation while bfing and WOW! i have always thought it was his teeth scraping underneath my nipple but i would've never thought that the dentist can file their teeth down a bit.  does that sound crazy to you? i mean i am desperate though.

Quoting Daynaof3:

Did it start happening around the time your LO started teething or getting teeth? It could be his saliva irritating your skin. If you think this might be the issue you can gently rinse off the saliva after each nursing session, put some breast milk on it and let it air dry if possible.

Kellymom has an article about pain after months of pain free nursing here:  http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/sorenipples-older.html

Take a look at it and see if maybe there's something you haven't tried. If you don't want to wean then I would make sure first that all options are exhausted because weaning is an emotional time for both mom and baby. Weigh the pros and cons carefully, and if you decide you still want to wean you can find info here: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/index.html

 


jonezy
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 4:00 PM

honestly i really dont know what the issue is.  we have treated for thrush, different nursing positions, newman's nipple cream. nothing seems to works.  i thought it was his teeth but i'm not really sure.  

Quoting Daynaof3:

It sounds extreme, but I would think that they only do it for extreme cases as well. Do you think that jagged teeth are the issue for you? I would try the other suggestions given first, but I am thinking that you either have already or plan to anyway. ; )

Quoting jonezy:

i was reading about toddler's teeth causing irritation while bfing and WOW! i have always thought it was his teeth scraping underneath my nipple but i would've never thought that the dentist can file their teeth down a bit.  does that sound crazy to you? i mean i am desperate though.

Quoting Daynaof3:

Did it start happening around the time your LO started teething or getting teeth? It could be his saliva irritating your skin. If you think this might be the issue you can gently rinse off the saliva after each nursing session, put some breast milk on it and let it air dry if possible.

Kellymom has an article about pain after months of pain free nursing here:  http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/sorenipples-older.html

Take a look at it and see if maybe there's something you haven't tried. If you don't want to wean then I would make sure first that all options are exhausted because weaning is an emotional time for both mom and baby. Weigh the pros and cons carefully, and if you decide you still want to wean you can find info here: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/index.html

 



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