During the first trimester you may find that nursing is uncomfortable because your nipples are very sensitive. This irritation often diminishes after the first trimester. You may find that distracting yourself, while nursing, with a book, television program or social media is helpful. Relaxation techniques used during labour, such as slow breathing, may also be useful. If you have an older toddler, limiting the length of the nursing session by counting, saying the alphabet or singing a specific song might be a solution.
Most mothers and nursing parents find that their milk supply starts to drop around the 20th week of the pregnancy. Some babies will happily continue nursing in spite of the decreased milk supply, while others will naturally wean at this time.