Sunday, August 7, 2011
Nursing while pregnant has been a whole new experience. The first thing that happened was that nursing became very painful. It didn't seem to matter how wide Aya opened her mouth or how gentle she latched on. It was a sharp and intense pain, but luckily for me, as soon as she started drinking, the pain lessened. Slowly, during the end of my second trimester, I knew my milk was transitioning to colostrum, and along with the transition, feeding stopped hurting. It was such a relief! From what I have read, many infants stop feeding during pregnancy because the taste of the milk changes. For my little girl the opposite has happened. After my milk turned to colostrum, she has asked to nurse more frequently than before.