DD 16m, DS 3y. Started having discomfort with DS's teeth and tickleing about 12 months ago. Used support in LLL, positive thinking, praying, changing positions & latch, etc. In the end, I have made it this far, yet 99% of the time when my DS nurses I feel very agitated and I don't let him nurse as long as he wants.
I want to nurse until he weans. I want to go the distance. I have no other complaints. I love Breast Feeding. I feel so sad and disappointed that this is my situation. I want a 3rd child but feel sad cuz I don't want to tandem nurse the 3rd. But I am 39 and don't have time on my side. I am bummed out. I thought my love for nursing would overcome any issues.
I feel guilty, that my choice to have children close together has effected my DS's nursing relationship with me. He was 20m when DD was born. Would I have had these issues if he was a single nurser?
Even if your story is not similar to mine, any information, communication helps me. I have made it 12 months so far. He shows no signs of weaning. I don't want him to wean, WHAT I WANT is to feel like I use to feel when his sucking and latch did not bother me at all. My goal is to let him wean when he is ready!
Questions for all you extended nursers.
Are there some of you that have never had discomfort (teeth, strong suck) or annoying tickleing issues with your older nurser (tandem or single)?
For those that have had issues, what were they and did you overcome them or not.
I posted before under "PLEASE HELP!! Extended Nursers my 3yr old DS is causing pain and discomfort"
but no responses. Hoping a revised thread will help get any response. I need support!!