Wow, time for your 20 week u/s.
Mom to Talia (3)
expecting #2 on 1/11/11
Hi Joanna and so nice to hear from you :) How was your ultrasound and what did you find out??
As for your nursing situation, I am sorry you are in so much pain and that nursing is not going well. My experience with nursing while pregnant was similar but I was ready to wean and had been gently moving DS in that direction. I got pregnant when he was 22 months old and he nursed until a few months past his 2nd birthday. I really, really could not cope with how it felt and was terrified that I would hate nursing #2 when he came along - could not imagine it feeling normal ever again. My milk supply definitely dried up. For us it went quite smoothly - he drank whole milk by then and could be pacified just by me letting him "nurse" on each side for small amount of time. I would count to ten on each side for instance and then just have him lay his little head on my "babus" for sleep time. As long as I let him even just put his mouth there for a few seconds, he was mostly content. We spent a lot of time talking about why momma's milk was going away, and he would often point out "there's no milk in there" etc. Some days I would just grit my teeth and hold my breath while he nursed for those incredibly irritating moments!!!I would strongly suggest you go to the Extended Breastfeeding Board for some great support and advice...they helped me a lot when I was dealing with this issue. Amanda had some great suggestions too :)
Good luck and don't feel guilty - you have given your little one an amazing gift for nursing so long- and another fab gift in the form of another sibling. You will all adjust in time....Big hugs, Jasmine