Michelle - posted on 04/06/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm still nursing my nearly 11 month old on demand, well almost on demand. I won't do it after "owies" or just as a comfort thing, I prefer to hold her and reassure her I'm here w/o the boobie especially since she's trying to go up my shirt and self-serve :) I'm 7 wks preggo and am at the sore-nipple stage, did I mention my baby has 4 teeth and I'm pretty sure her 5th is trying to come in. I can't feel when my milk lets-down anymore (I did before I was pregnant) so I watch her sucking reflexes and that's when I know my milk has come in and usually by then there will be a slight tightness in my breast. That being said, there are times when I feed her that the milk never does come in for example, night feedings. I'm supposed to have full breast this stage in my pregnancy but I doubt I'll get there breastfeeding at the same time. I'm not sure but I think I bf her every 3-4 hrs depending on what time she wakes up and how it falls onto meal times.
Her meals are relatively balanced however I have to be careful about eggs and chicken they seem to plug her up if I give her too much. She can have about 1/2 an egg with yogurt or applesauce and we're ok but if I give her chicken also then there won't be poop for a couple of days. So I'm wondering if she's getting enough fats and proteins in her diet. She's around 25lbs, has quite a few chub rolls so she looks healthy. She loves all kinds of fruits and veggies but I'm doubting if she's getting enough Iron and Protein. She has her 3 meals with us at the table (which 98% of the time is what we're eating) and I'll sometimes remember to give her a snack in between, cheerios or fruit/veggies.
I was thinking about getting the Mother's Milk Tea since fenugreek doesn't seem to work fast enough for me. I took it as directed 15 drops, 2-3 times @ day but it took a couple of days before I noticed any changes. I'm am trying to monitor my water so that it's even everyday not 2 glasses one day and 5 the next.
I guess my question is, is anyone else pregnant and breastfeeding with sore nipples and a teething child? Is the soreness eventually going to go away or will it last my whole pregnancy? Should I be concerned about my baby's health or should I just relax?