• Heather12 replied to the topic nursing-twins in the forum nursing-twins 3 years, 4 months ago

    Breastfeeding 1 is hard enough. You guys are awesome!

  • I have started my 6 month old on solid foods. I am making my own this time. It is so easy and fun. Even the big sisters help make Aliyah baby food. I thought that it would be very time consuming. but its not. I just make it and freeze it plus I save so much money. i love it. I’m trying to talk my best friend to do it also.

  • Jess Yes the nurses will help you at the hospital. i always had a hard time making sure my babies were latched on properly. I would suggest nursing your babu for as long as you can. I started around 4 weeks and completly stopped nursing at 6 weeks. You have to make sure that you are pumping every 2 to 3 hrs at the most. I would pump every 2 hrs…[Read more]

  • Brandy there are so many benefits for you and your little baby to continue to pump. I know that it is sooo hard I did it for a year and there were many times that I wanted to quit. I have 4 kids and a full time job. But every time i got frustrated I would think about how I was giving my baby the best thing for her and for myself. It does reduce…[Read more]

  • NatashaMc how often are you pumping and how long? If you are exclusively pumping keeping a regular schedule is key. After Aliyah was 12 weeks old I pumped every 4 hrs for 20 minutes and none at night. Before that though I was pumping every 3 hrs for 20 minutes even through th night. You want to make sure your milk is well established. I went…[Read more]

  • Yes you have the wrong size nipple shield. I started out with the wrong size too. Even after I did get the right size my nipples still hurt right at first then the pain would go away about 5 minutes into it. Also it is very normal to get more milk out of one breast than the other. I could pump 3 to 4 oz more out of my right breast.

  • I personally would not give my 3 1/2 old baby juice. I would put karo syrup in the babies bottle. Do you think that maybe you are putting to much cereal in the babies bottle? My second daughter had acid reflux also. She was always spitting up I felt so sorry for her.

  • Heather12 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Jess Yes the nurses will help you at the hospital. i always had a hard time making sure my babies were latched on properly. I would suggest nursing your babu for as long as you can. I started around 4 weeks and completly stopped nursing at 6 weeks. You have to make sure that you are pumping every 2 to 3 hrs at the most. I would pump every 2 hrs…[Read more]

  • Heather12 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    So how come you started supplementing with formula at 11 months? I only pump 4 times a day and I’m thinking about only pumping every 6 hours and see what happens. Aliyah isn’t drinking as much as she used to about 6 bottles a day and she drinks 7 oz ususally. Does October sleep thru the night yet? Aliyah is still getting up at least 1 time a night…[Read more]

  • Heather12 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Brandy there are so many benefits for you and your little baby to continue to pump. I know that it is sooo hard I did it for a year and there were many times that I wanted to quit. I have 4 kids and a full time job. But every time i got frustrated I would think about how I was giving my baby the best thing for her and for myself. It does reduce…[Read more]

  • Heather12 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    6 more weeks of pumping and I’m done! YAY!!! I can’t wait! I won’t know what to do with myself.

  • Heather12 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Ive been wondering something. Aliyah has her 4 month check up tomorrow. Do I need to tell the dr that I pump my breast milk and feed her with a bottle? Does it really matter? What do you think?

  • Heather12 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Starby, i haven’t ever done this before. But what I plan on doing is slowing stopping the day she turns a year old. If I have enough frozen I might start before she turns one. Going longer between pumps and shortening the amount of time that I’m pumping. I get clogged milk ducts all the time. Especially if I’m not pumping every 4 to 5 hours. That…[Read more]

  • Heather12 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    NatashaMc how often are you pumping and how long? If you are exclusively pumping keeping a regular schedule is key. After Aliyah was 12 weeks old I pumped every 4 hrs for 20 minutes and none at night. Before that though I was pumping every 3 hrs for 20 minutes even through th night. You want to make sure your milk is well established. I went…[Read more]

  • Heather12 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    I read in a magazine that when your baby has an eye infection you can drop a few drops in her eyes and it helps to clear up the eye infection. Because of the antiboties in the breastmilk. Has anyone ever heard of this or tried it? My daughters left eye has got green stuff around it and has been matted in the mornings. I’m wondering if I should…[Read more]

  • Heather12 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    babyofdeployment08 I made my own. It’s so easy. all you do is get a sports bra cut the holes where the shields will go and there you go. I don’t know what I would do without it. The time goes by so much faster when I can use my hands to do other things. You should try it before you go out and buy one.

  • Heather12 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    jess0402 I use a Medela Pump In Style. Its an electric double pump. I really like it.

  • Heather12 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Aliyah will be 1 on July 1st. I have already started weaning off the pump and supplement with whole milk. This has been the hardest thing ever to do. With four kids and a full time job I don’t know how I did it. I would have waited till she was 1 but I have been traveling alot for work and just decided to go ahead and start now. Good luck to all…[Read more]

  • Aliyah will be 1 on July 1st. I have already started weaning off the pump and supplement with whole milk. This has been the hardest thing ever to do. With four kids and a full time job I don’t know how I did it. I would have waited till she was 1 but I have been traveling alot for work and just decided to go ahead and start now. Good luck to all…[Read more]

  • If your are nursing at all it could be thrush.

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