47 days ago.
My little man (big man I should say) will be 8 months soon and we are still exclusively breastfeeding (no bottles, nothing) which can be a little stressful at times because I never get a break but the pros definetly outweigh the cons. Daniel is healthy, smart and extremely happy he says mama, dada and no. He is 28' and just under 26lbs in a size 6 diaper, but he's got a big booty and fat tummy:) he is so delicious. We can't go anywhere without getting stopped at least 5 times. I hope everyone else is having as good an experience as I am. I wish I could've done this well with my first but he did not like my milk the way this one does.
104 days ago.
Thank you Lissie *team blue* for the information. I will keep a positive mind about nursing our 3rd baby. I'm relieved to know it's possible! :)
lissie *team blue* -
109 days ago.
lolab// I have tumors in my right breast. They are benign and I am able to nurse. I have had a few issues with clogged milk ducts. I have been able to successfully nurse 3 babies and am currently nursing my 4th. I've had mastitis 2 times in that side and I think it has to do with the tumors. I was treated and healed fairly quickly with antibiotics. Obviously you may have something different but I just thought I'd sure my experience. Sorry for you stress :(
119 days ago.
Hello Ladies! I hope somebody can help me out. I had a preterm baby and pumped for him but was unable to nurse him when he finally made it home. My second baby latched on within hours and I nursed him until he was 2(He is now 11). 2 years ago I had a biopsies on a suspicious lump in my breast. A year later another biopsies on the other breast. Everything ended up fine. My doctor told me yesterday that since I've had the biopsies that nursing may be more difficult this time around. She said since the duct could possibly have been punctured it won't work normally after. Has anybody had any experience with this? I couldn't even imagine not nursing our baby.
161 days ago.
I am an advocate of breastfeeding. I truly believe in breast milk and the nutrients it provides to the baby. It my be difficult specially for first time moms but with support and encouragement, any mom could get through it.
239 days ago.
Is this forum not active anymore? With my son 4 years ago it was a non-stop chat room and really got me through my first year breastfeeding!
285 days ago.
I've found an answer to my own question...I am going to get permission from my diabetic midwife to start expression and freezing of colostrum at 35 weeks, which will give me one weeks worth ahead of surgery at 36 weeks, on the Proviso that if I get uterine cramping I will stop - here is a link in case anyone else is having the same dilemma....http://home.ca.inter.net/~jfisher/docs/Appendix%201%20-%20Antenatal%20Expression.pdf
287 days ago.
Hi mommys! I need a little help, this is my third baby but first time breast feeding,my baby is almost two weeks and everything is going great, but i notice my boobs aren't hurting like they were before when they are full, could it be that I'm not getting enough milk production or just that you get used to the feeling or what? I'm just worried things are going so well i don't want to do anything wrong.she nurses about every two hours and about every for at night so i think she's nursing enough to keep up my supply but I'm not sure :/
295 days ago.
I am currently 17 weeks and now type 2 diabetic, with my son I only had Gestational Diabetes and had section at 36 weeks. He hypo-ed shortly after birth as he had breathing and swallowing difficulties....I was only told after the event that I should have expressed colostrum ready to give him soon after birth.....has anyone else stockpiled colostrum for freezing, and at what week did you start to collect? Many thanks
299 days ago.
HI, IAM STILL BF MY 2YR OLD, SHES CURRENTLY ON THE MEND AFTER HAVING TONSILITIS AND DURING THIS TIME SHE WASNT FEEDING SO MY BREAST WERE GETTING FULL TO THE POINT WHERE I FELT THE GLANDS ARE LIKE ROCKS AS THE MILK IS BUILDING UP AND WAS REALLY PAINFULL..NEARLY MASTITIS....ANYWAYS THE QUESTION ID LIKE TO KNOW IS WHEN YOU STOP FEEDING THEM WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT THE COLLECTION OF MILK AND THE PAIN IN YOUR BREST WHEN UR BABY IS NOTFEEDING ANYMORE...I HAVE 3 KIDS AND NEVER BREASTFEED PAST 9WEEKS AS THEY WEENED OF IT THEMSELVES AND I NEVER HAD THAT MUCH MILK SO IT JUST WENT AWAY..THANK YOU
314 days ago.
Hi I wasnt really sure where to post this. I am still nursing my 20month old and I am expecting my 3rd in November. . . My 20month old nurses for comfort as far as im concerned because I dont see anything come out when I squeeze myself. . . I am worried cause is my almost 2y.o 'stealing' the colostrum? Or . . . what do I do if baby is born and I left nursing both babies? :( any mom have experience w/ this???
348 days ago.
Need help please... I breastfed my first born for 9 + months and never had a problem. Now have a five day old and going through hell. She latches on great but I feel her gums while she is feeding and have been getting really bad sores on my nipples. I have been trying to tough it out until tonight where she was feeding and the sores on my nipples started bleeding and I am in quite alot of pain. I will have to give her formula for tonight, which I am so not comfortable with. BUT.. I really do not want to stop trying even if it means I have to pump for 6 months. Does anyone else have similar problems or any advice on how to solution the problem?
353 days ago.
Amanda - there really is not need to start BF so early since your body will automatically kick in and produce colostrum then milk once the baby is born. I have the Medela Pump N Style and HIGHLY recommend it. I normally pump for a good 20 min and can get several ounces. My baby was born 6 days ago and what I do is nurse then pump whatever she doesnt take. I got 2-3 oz of colostrum the first time i pumped at day 2 and now can get 6-10 oz of milk after a 20 min feeding on day 6!! I am a milk machine this time around and I'm shocked I can make so much but I dont use ANY formula and feed on demand weather its been 1 hr or 3 hrs. I'm planing on pumping twice a day when I feel fullest and nurse on demand during the day and night. I also do not recommend giving a bottle until well after your milk supply is established and baby has gotten comfortable with nursing. I gave my baby a bottle on day 2 of the colostrum I pumped and regretted it for 2 days bc babyhad such a hard time getting back on the nipple. It would take 30-40 min to get her on. Since stopping the bottle (i only gave her 2 bottles) i havent had any issues getting her latched on. Good luck and good for you for being so determined!!
356 days ago.
@amanda, try not to pump while prego...it will stimulate ur nipples and may cause early labor, jst start pumping after bebe is born to help milk come faste..i have medela and love it, good luck. Also anyone know tip on helping thrush on nipples?bebe n i are both being treated together but dont think its getting better i air dry wash with viniger wash in hot water, boil everything daily, use coconut oil, just looking for extra tips
357 days ago.
Oh and I just read your are preggo again. Congratulations and I guess it would be fair to say, your brave!! lol
357 days ago.
joannalyn thank you so much for the advice. I will start looking at those pumps. I want to have a duel, electric one. I also work nights at a hospital and we only get 30 minute lunch breaks so I need something fast. haha. I know this whole BFing thing is a hands on learning experience so I hope I will know when to pump and when not too. The clogged pores stories have me a little freaked out. Hope I dont suffer with that, I guess only time will tell. Thanks again and good luck with your output. I hear there is a great medication called Reglan that can bring back milk production.
358 days ago.
Amanda: Medela! That's the pump I have and I think its awesome. I work over nights at a hospital and I think my pump is just as good as the hospital grade one. I am not sure if you'll be able to pump that early...? I didn't produce anything till Zoe was born; but you may be different. I am no BFing expert either - lol - but I am on my fourth month EBFing. Unfortunately I think I am going to have to move to supplementing with formula because I am starting to dry up myself :(
358 days ago.
Hello Laidies, So right now I'm only 19 wks pregnant with my second baby and really want to succeed in Breast feeding. I breast fed my first but for only 3 weeks and I dried up. I was shocked that I did it that long sense I had a breast reduction at 22 years old. They told me I may not preoduce milk. Now that I know I can I think I dried up because I had no classes on it and my baby had low sugar when he was born so they gave him formula right away which I think made it hard from the beginning since from then on he wanted formula more than breast milk. On top of that he was lactose intolerant so I had to have him on a special formula which my doctor said my milk is much fattier so therefore some cases formula is best. My milk was making him spit up a lot as well as Similac Advance. So I'm wondering if I should try pumping around 36 weeks before baby is born? Would that help my milk produce better? And can anyone tell me a great breast pump to buy? Last time I got a real cheap one that took forever. I work so I will need to pump for my husband to care for this one on the nights I work. I really am going to try nothing but breast milk this time God Willing. I could use all the good pointers out there. Thanks so much.
358 days ago.
Hi ladies - I am still exclusively breastfeeding my 4month old and am pregnant again! AHH! But, sadly, my milk supply is getting low:( I used to feed and pump like a champ and now I am living feeding to feeding. Any suggestions on safe ways to increase my flow again whilst pregnant? Also, has anyone heard that conceiving while EBFing increases the odds of twins? I have my first appt on Friday but I have a feeling its twins!
362 days ago.
Well, since I've already put it all out there, figured I'd update. The last LC I saw noticed that Acy has a high palette. So he is rubbing my nipple on the roof of his mouth when he eats. So that is probably causing a lot of irritation. Hopefully he will grow out of it or I will at least become accustomed to it. I can live with it now that I now what's going on. I also still have the blocked pores and am thinking that since he is turning the nipple up to the roof of his mouth, they will probably not release from him eating because they are constantly getting pinched. So I am going to try to soak and warm compress first and then pump a few times to see if that will pull them out. Really hoping because that is a major source of the pain. Wish, pray, cross your fingers, whatever you do... can use all the positive thoughts out there!
369 days ago.
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376 days ago.
Gavedi - Thanks, I just started using that Wednesday. It's not helped yet. Actually all I keep thinking is that I can't believe how inflamed the end of my nipples look. And just when you think (or hope) it can't get worse... now it is both sides. There is no comfortable way to nurse him at all. I saw the lactation consultant on Tuesday and she didn't seem to think there was any problem with the latch. I started taking Lecithin, I use the APNO after each feeding, and I am soaking in hot water before each feeding. Nothing yet. I cry at least twice a day out of shear frustration. Second to having a healthy baby, during my pregnancy, I wished that BF would be easier this time around... it's way harder :`(
377 days ago.
I have been having problems with breastfeeding, mostly really painful nipples. I went to my doctor and asked him to write me a prescription for the all purpose nipple ointment or APNO. Here is a link: http://www.nbci.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76:all-purpose-nipple-ointment-apno&catid=5:information&Itemid=17. Print these pages out and take them to your doctor. The ointment is fantastic. It works better than any lanolin cream out there. And you don't have to use lots. I put it on my nipples after each breastfeeding session. Good luck!
378 days ago.
Im so sorry julia i can only imagine how it must feel. I thank god i havnt had any problems and i hope it gets better for you soon, so happy to hear your working it out though