Re: struggling to nurse 8 mo old while pregnant
You're NOT being selfish by continuing to nurse! My goodness, nursing is the most selfless thing a mom can do, especially during pregnancy when her body is already working overtime.
How do you feel about your milk supply at this point? Most women lose some or all supply during pregnancy, and it's possible that your LO is uninterested in nursing at least in part because the supply just isn't there. Of course, he's also sick, probably teething, and at a super-distracted age... So all those things could also account for his lack of interest.
If your supply isn't keeping up with your LO's needs, then I think you probably need to add some formula to his diet. Until a year, it's supposed to be breastmilk or formula as the baby's majority source of nutrition, with solids just for fun with new tastes, textures, and motor skills. And I really HATE to make that suggestion to a mom whose baby is already struggling with constipation, because formula can stop a baby up. Which is why it's awesome that you've continued to nurse- breastmilk, even in small amounts, is great for making a baby's poop soft and easier to pass.
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