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Tell me about BFing while pregnant! I looked at kellymom a few days ago and basically found, "You can." I was hoping for more info like issues and what to do about them.
Will my supply tank? How will I tell? Pumping?
Do some moms wean because of soreness? Nausea? Supply? Other?
I was already struggling to know what "average" nursing looked like in the 9-12 mos. range, now I'm really stumped.
TIA! Don't know what I'd do without the BBB!
01-03-2009, 05:56 PM
This probably won't answer any of your questions, but here's what I did.
I got pregnant with #2 right after #1's first bday and I continued to nurse him until he was 14 months. I didn't experience a drop in supply, or any physical changes/symptoms. I weaned him b/c he was ready and we were down to one nursing session a day right before bedtime. It was very easy to stop nursing him.
I did not experience any fullness, soreness, etc after weaning.
However when I weaned my second son, he was 12 months and I did it rather quickly. I did have alot of soreness and engorgment, so much so that I ended up nursing him one time a couple of weeks after we were done. That helped me out alot!
Keep doing more research and keep asking. Maybe go to the La Leche League message boards and ask there too.
Best of luck and congratulations!
01-03-2009, 11:41 PM
I nursed the first 4-5 months of pregnancy with DS2 and DS3. I think my supply was dropping, but mainly it was the sore nipples and extreme tiredness that pushed me to wean (DS1 was around 15 months, DS2 around 17? months). For telling the supply drop, I noticed an increase in frequency and asking to nurse both sides - like they did at other times when my supply dropped. They also increased the amount of solids they were taking, but that may have been age related as well. DS1 was 10 months when I got pg, and I didn't notice any effects right away, it was later on.
01-06-2009, 04:26 PM
I got pregnant with ds2 when ds1 was 15 months and then with dd when ds2 was 12 months. I gradually weaned both of them over the course of each pregnancy and ds1 was totally weaned at 20 months (4 months before ds2 was born). DS2 was mostly weaned by the time I was 34 weeks pregnant and he was 20 months, but I nursed him a few more times in the weeks before I gave birth. I didn't have any supply issues during pregnancy. The biggest issue for me was the nipple/breast pain I would have while nursing. It wasn't bad enough for me to wean them, but it was pretty uncomfortable sometimes.
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