Night nursing is making me angry. Very, very angry.... *update*
DS is almost 13 months, and he shares the bed with DH and I, sleeping right in between us.
The past week or so, I'll have nights of just ferocious anger when he wakes to breastfeed, as he does every 3 to 4 hours. When we first started BFing, my nipples hurt so incredibly bad, I thought I would die. Thankfully the pain subsided, BUT now it's back. Oddly, it's only during the night, though.
I haven't tested, but I think I'm around 6 - 7 weeks pregnant.
Question: Did pregnancy alter your attitude toward BFing?
I'm fine with him nursing during my waking hours, but there is something so upsetting about nursing him at night, and I just don't know why! Tonight we've moved DH to the middle, so he can sleep between DS and I. We're hoping by not being beside me might help him decide he needs to nurse less.
Any other tips you can give me to help us (me!) get through the nights better?
DH slept in the middle and comforted DS when he stirred last night. He did once give him a few ounces of cow's milk from a bottle, and DS was fine with it and went back to sleep.
We were both prepared for a terribly emotional night, but it went great! I feel WONDERFUL! (Despite the akward position I slept in, having not slept next to my DH for over a year!)
If I can just eliminate night feedings, I'm hopeful I'll be able to continue with breastfeeding through this pregnancy...
Thanks for all the responses!