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greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20986 posts
30th Oct '12

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Can anyone help me out? My son completely self weaned himself and now wants to breastfeed again and I have no milk left because this pregnancy dried me all up :(

Toni A 1 child; Ypsilanti, Michigan 1073 posts
5th Nov '12

My little guy turned 18 months on the first and yesterday I got my first period in over 2 years! It is such a strange feeling. When yours returned, was it regular right away? My hubby is excited because we have been thinking about getting pregnant again and this may mean that I have started ovulating again. It would be pretty amazing to be able to give ds a sibling. I am trying not to get my hopes up too much because it took almost 5 years to get pregnant with him, but it is still a nice thought.

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Toni A:" My little guy turned 18 months on the first and yesterday I got my first period in over 2 years! It is ... [snip!] ... trying not to get my hopes up too much because it took almost 5 years to get pregnant with him, but it is still a nice thought."


After my first, I got my period back at 9 months PP. I had 4 periods (35, 33, and 31 days apart) before I became pregnant in the first month we tried (my daughter was about 12.5 months old).



This time I got my period back at 23 months PP (I think it started so much later because I was breastfeeding two children and my younger child nursed very frequently, and no soothers). I felt ovulation (never happened before) and, sure enough, started my period 14 days later. My next period started 30 days later. And then 28 days (I've only had 3). I also had ovulation bleeding during the last cycle (never had that before either), from what I read, it means that I was very fertile during that time.



I was never very regular before children (when not on pills), anywhere between 30 and 45 day cycles were normal for me. And my period was very heavy with lots of clots and cramping lasting for 7 days. Now, after my second child, my periods have been much lighter, fewer clots, little to no cramping and lasting only 5 days (the last day is just light spotting). I really hope this continues :).



Best of luck with the TTC.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20986 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Toni A:</b>" My little guy turned 18 months on the first and yesterday I got my first period in over 2 years! It is ... [snip!] ... trying not to get my hopes up too much because it took almost 5 years to get pregnant with him, but it is still a nice thought."</blockquote>




Yes I got mine back at 14 months PP and it became regular immediately. I was still breastfeeding as well.




Good luck!

Stephloveslynden Due August 2; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24403 posts
6th Nov '12

I thought I'd come to you ladies for advice/info.



Why do my nipples hurt? My nips get sensitive when I'm pmsing/on my period but I'm not due for another week or so and all week they've been killing me. My nursling turns 2 on 11/15 and still nurses several times a day and throughout the night. I am considering the possibility that she's traumatizing my nipples at night because we co-sleep, I rarely notice/know when she is nursing at night but I know when I nurse her to sleep during the day she sometimes clamps down on them. I've never had thrust or mastitis so I'm trying to make sure that's not what's wrong. The pain reminds me of when you are breastfeeding a newborn for the first time and your nips are all cracked and painful. Any ideas? Also, anything I can do to ease the pain?




PS. In the almost 4 years of breastfeeding I've done, I can't believe this has never really come up. Last time it hurt to nurse or my nipples hurt was when I was nursing while pregnant but I'm definitely not pregnant.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20986 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Steph+Alice+Caroline:" I thought I'd come to you ladies for advice/info. Why do my nipples hurt? My nips get sensitive when ... [snip!] ... come up. Last time it hurt to nurse or my nipples hurt was when I was nursing while pregnant but I'm definitely not pregnant. "


Any way that you're pregnant? That's how mine felt when I first found out I was pregnant and my son was still breastfeeding.

Stephloveslynden Due August 2; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24403 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting ☮Scarlet Begonia:" Any way that you're pregnant? That's how mine felt when I first found out I was pregnant and my son was still breastfeeding."


I suppose it's a possibility. I was trying to rule that out though lol. The only other time I've had my nipples hurt like this besides the very first time I breastfed my oldest was when I nursed my oldest while pregnant. I always tell people that nursing while pregnant was the most painful thing my breasts have ever experienced. I guess we'll know in like a week? Is there anything else it could be? Thrush would itch, right?

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20986 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Steph+Alice+Caroline:" I suppose it's a possibility. I was trying to rule that out though lol. The only other time I've had ... [snip!] ... have ever experienced. I guess we'll know in like a week? Is there anything else it could be? Thrush would itch, right? "


Yes when I had it, it itched like crazy. Idk if it always does, but I still don't think it would be that painful.
Why don't you try cutting out night feedings? The way I did that right around the time my son turned 2 was that I told him he couldn't nurse after he brushed his teeth. So we would brush teeth, read some books, then I would put him to bed. There was about a week or two of screaming, and a few more weeks up him waking up and throwing fits in the night but it wasn't impossible even while cosleeping. It did help that I put him in his own bed but he would still sleep in mine some nights or come in during the night.

Stephloveslynden Due August 2; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24403 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting ☮Scarlet Begonia:" Yes when I had it, it itched like crazy. Idk if it always does, but I still don't think it would be ... [snip!] ... cosleeping. It did help that I put him in his own bed but he would still sleep in mine some nights or come in during the night."

I am definitely going to try that. My oldest stopped nursing through the night at 18 months all by herself, I never had to night-wean her. She was so easy. This one, ugh. I have been putting her to sleep in her own bed which helps a lot, she starts out the night sleeping for 4 or so hours in there and then wakes up and comes into ours. It would be so nice to have her night weaned, I miss sleep.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20986 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Steph+Alice+Caroline:" I am definitely going to try that. My oldest stopped nursing through the night at 18 months all by herself, ... [snip!] ... for 4 or so hours in there and then wakes up and comes into ours. It would be so nice to have her night weaned, I miss sleep."


Lol my son is 31 months old, I haven't had milk in months due to pregnancy, and he STILL asks to breastfeed almost daily. So believe me I understand :)
I actually can't wait to have milk again so I can make him happy. I never got any colostrum early with him though so I'm hoping even if nothing comes in before I have the baby he'll still have the interest after his little brother arrives.

Stephloveslynden Due August 2; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24403 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting ☮Scarlet Begonia:" Lol my son is 31 months old, I haven't had milk in months due to pregnancy, and he STILL asks to breastfeed ... [snip!] ... so I'm hoping even if nothing comes in before I have the baby he'll still have the interest after his little brother arrives."


That's so tough. I was a really lucky to not have my milk dry up during my pregnancy so my oldest nursed all the way through. I remember when my colostrum came in she told my milk tasted "yucky" but continued to nurse and then one day shortly after I'd given birth, I was nursing her and she said "Hey! Breakfast is back!" because apparently my milk finally tasted "good" again. She used to call it breakfast because it tasted like cinnamon, I assume from my cinnamon oatmeal. lol

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20986 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Steph+Alice+Caroline:" That's so tough. I was a really lucky to not have my milk dry up during my pregnancy so my oldest nursed ... [snip!] ... tasted "good" again. She used to call it breakfast because it tasted like cinnamon, I assume from my cinnamon oatmeal. lol"


Haha that's awesome!!

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Steph+Alice+Caroline:" I thought I'd come to you ladies for advice/info. Why do my nipples hurt? My nips get sensitive when ... [snip!] ... come up. Last time it hurt to nurse or my nipples hurt was when I was nursing while pregnant but I'm definitely not pregnant. "


M has developed a horrible latch the older she gets. When she is done there is teeth marks on my nip. She tries really hard not to but can't help it. I was hoping to find something to help, but havent yet :(

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Steph+Alice+Caroline:</b>" I thought I'd come to you ladies for advice/info. Why do my nipples hurt? My nips get sensitive when ... [snip!] ... come up. Last time it hurt to nurse or my nipples hurt was when I was nursing while pregnant but I'm definitely not pregnant. "</blockquote>




Are you absolutely sure you're not pregnant? My daughter will be 2 on 1/4/13 and I found out I was pregnant at the beginning of September because my nipples were hurting like yours.

Stephloveslynden Due August 2; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24403 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting TantricLemons:" M has developed a horrible latch the older she gets. When she is done there is teeth marks on my nip. ... [snip!] ... marks on my nip. She tries really hard not to but can't help it. I was hoping to find something to help, but havent yet :("


Alice got better as she got older. I could explain to her that it hurt and tell her to relatch. Caroline doesn't seem to care. I'll say "you're hurting mommy" and she'll say "no I'm not." Meanie lol.