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Thread: Weaning Question - Go Down To Bedtime Only and HORMONES!!

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    Default Weaning Question - Go Down To Bedtime Only and HORMONES!!

    I am nursing my 14 month old only twice a day - first thing in the morning and right before bed at night.

    I would like to decrease this to bed time only. Right now, I nurse from the left side in the morning and from the right side at night. Do I just start alternating sides for each bedtime nurse (i.e., left side one night and right side the next night)?

    Also, I've had periods for about 6 months now. I don't know about any of you guys, but the day before my period is AWFUL!! I am in the worst mood ever!!! It is terrible, and I am not pleasant to be around. It only lasts for a day. Could this be related in any way to nursing??

    Thanks for your help!!!

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    Default Re: Weaning Question - Go Down To Bedtime Only and HORMONES!

    Definitely alternate breasts for a while, and be ready to offer both at bedtime if you feel like one side is getting uncomfortably full or if you come down with a plugged duct (they often crop up when you're weaning). After a couple weeks of alternating, your supply will probably be so low that it won't matter whether you alternate or not.

    A horrible mood the day before your period is really normal, and I think that PMS gets worse with age, rather than with breastfeeding. In my 20s, I would be cranky for a day or two before my period arrived. In my 30s, it's more like a week of awful moodiness!
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    Default Re: Weaning Question - Go Down To Bedtime Only and HORMONES!

    I definitely think my period and the PMS that goes with it got WAY WORSE after birth. WAY WORSE.

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    Default Re: Weaning Question - Go Down To Bedtime Only and HORMONES!

    Ugh. My periods were heavier, longer, and my PMS a little more severe after I gave birth as well.

    Incidentally, I could track my cycles by just noting the days I couldn't STAND breastfeeding. I would be totally fine (well, mostly) with nursing my toddler for 25 days, then BAM, I couldn't believe I was still doing it and why hadn't I just weaned this kid already? Just. Stop. Touching. Me. Then a few days later, it would be fine again. I don't think breastfeeding worsens PMS, but I know my PMS did impact my breastfeeding!


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    Default Re: Weaning Question - Go Down To Bedtime Only and HORMONES!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*joe.s.mom View Post
    Ugh. My periods were heavier, longer, and my PMS a little more severe after I gave birth as well.

    Incidentally, I could track my cycles by just noting the days I couldn't STAND breastfeeding. I would be totally fine (well, mostly) with nursing my toddler for 25 days, then BAM, I couldn't believe I was still doing it and why hadn't I just weaned this kid already? Just. Stop. Touching. Me. Then a few days later, it would be fine again. I don't think breastfeeding worsens PMS, but I know my PMS did impact my breastfeeding!
    same here! its eerie
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