• EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    So Ella has only nursed once today. And it is 3:30. We were nursing 4 times a day– before each meal (and snack). She nursed as usual in the morning when we woke up (mostly because i was too tired to get up and make her food.) But at lunch time i gave her a sippy with half milk and half breatmilk with her meal and she ate all her food and then…[Read more]

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Because there are no good doctors around here! I live in TheMiddleOfNowhere, PA and there are like 2 pediatricians within 45 minutes, and the other one is no better. I’m telling you, i really have to move to Seattle!!

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    i used to change my pads every feeding.

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    god-iva- I don’t drink because it just freaks me out to do while breastfeeding (again, just me) so i don’t know what the real rule is, but i would never nurse right after drinking. If you’ve been drinking, don’t give that milk. If baby needs to eat then give a bottle of expressed milk. I think you have to wait until the alcohol is completely…[Read more]

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    doctors are so weird! most of the time i just nod my head and just yes her to death. The last time we went my sister had to come with me ’cause DH was working, and when we left she was like ‘I thought you didn’t know how much whole milk you were giving Ella.’ and i was like ‘I don’t. I just say yes to whatever.’ I mean, obviously i’ll listen…[Read more]

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    don’t you love when they behav in public? like ella is such an angel, but you know when she has a bad day it has to be in front of people and i’m left feeling like i have to convince them she really is good lol

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Wow. I have trouble coming in under 200 for hubs, sister, baby, and I. I really need to work on that, though, as DH is getting mad at me. That does include diapers, though. But no pets here, either. I really have to plan better. I have a lot of trouble coming up with meal plans for the week, so while i’m there i’m like ‘oh that looks yummy.’…[Read more]

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    congratulations, phat!

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    you have it right. if you don’t pump, you wont’ make the milk. as long as you didn’t miss a feeding and that is why you feel full, then it won’t hurt your supply. As long as you are feeding your baby on demand, you won’t hurt your supply.

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    mamasboys- you should be pumping every 3 hours or however often your baby would eat if you were home with baby. If you’ll be home, just feed on demand and your supply should be fine. Just feed baby whenever hungry.

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    expecting-2b-patient- don’t do your feedings on just one side. still use the one that is sore. IT WILL GET BETTER! =] You need to stimulate both breasts so you make as much milk as possible. It wouldn’t be good to just do the one. I know it’s painful, but it will get better. Make sure your latch is good.

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    jepica- good. glad things are improving! It’s definitely a learning experience, but a great one. Well worth it!

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Bouza- just want to say that it is so fun for me that you are from Puerto Rico! My dad is from Colombia so i speak spanish, and it was so cute to see a couple of pages back the word ‘nena’ because that’s what I call my LO.

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    puddin- we didn’t have anything resembling a routine until at least 3 months

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    chellebob- good luck with the thrush! From what i’ve heard you have to keep everything clean.. pacifiers, bras, anything that touches the baby’s mouth or your nipples. Also make sure you both get medication.

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    illy2- oh man i would have FREAKED out. Especially because it was COW’s milk! That could be so bad for a 12 week old. Oh god. Who does that though? Like you just met her, first of all. Second of all, who just helps themselves into your bag and just feeds your baby? Wow. What did you do? Does nobody know boundaries?

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    puddin- personally, i would throw it away. it’s just a weird thing with me. but definitely smell it! according to kellymom.com you can use it for the next feeding if necessary. i’ve heard that bacteria can grown in it once baby’s mouth touches it. here’s the link so you can look for yourself.…[Read more]

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    jessica- what do you mean? your supply shouldn’t just go away as long as you are nursing when you normally would be

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    ooooh, the people in my month are starting to wean. =[ makes me sad. i really don’t see the point. it’s SO easy to nurse now. she nurses for like 5-10 minutes and then moves on. It’s great. It’s like time to catch up while she’s on the run for the rest of the day. I mean, i just don’t see any need to. I don’t feel tied down at all…[Read more]

  • EllasMommy23 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    thank you, proudmomma. she doesn’t like it cold, either so i already warm it up. It could be teething, seeing as she doesn’t have any yet. I’ll just keep trying and see if it works out.

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