So, for the last week or 10 days, I've noticed my nipples are quite a bit more sensitive than usual when nursing DS (now 8 months). At first I attributed it to a day where I pumped a lot but I've been pumping the usual amount since then and not at all over the weekend and they're still quite sore/sensitive when he nurses. I've also been having intermittent nausea for about the same time period. DS has recently started mostly sleeping through the night (usually wakes once or sometimes not at all) so I wonder if I'm ovulating again, though I haven't had a period yet.
I have an IUD in place, so pregnancy isn't likely, but the combination of sore nipples while nursing and nausea is making me wonder. I'm just curious if anyone else has had these symptoms and NOT been pregnant? Could it just be the return of ovulation or something else causing this? If something else, what else?
I will be picking a pregnancy test up on the way home from work today just to settle the question once and for all, but I really don't think I'm pregnant, since I have an IUD. And if I'm not pregnant, then what else is causing this? I can deal with the soreness but it's not the most fun thing while nursing, so if I can make it go away, that would be nice. Thanks in advance for any input