• sydneymay – I agree with lilli. Perhaps you should make another appointment with your ped to go over your concerns. Certainly he doesn’t mean to stop bf altogether, but 11 lbs does seem low. Our doctors are merely doing what they feel is best for our babies just as we are, but as in everything, people disagree. In the end, you have to do what…[Read more]

  • 1blessedmomma – I know, it’s all a bit ridiculous! I told the hubby that if these things don’t figure it out when I’m done bf then he has to buy me ones that will! lol Some things just aren’t fair!

  • mom2dom- my dd pooped every diaper until she was about 3 months old. Her ped said it’s normal. 🙂

  • LorelaismomAmanda replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    Yeah, I still take a huge bottle of water with me at night for that night time feeding. It’s a quart sized bottle and I finish it almost every time I nurse!

  • LorelaismomAmanda replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    We use Dr Brown’s and both of my girls love(d) them. I’ve always heard that they are great for gas, and it’s true. My LO is such a gassy baby and she does really well with them. They do have more parts to clean, but I’m so used to it that I don’t even notice. Three of my girlfriend’s used the Adiri nursers and they all said that they leaked…[Read more]

  • Wow, so I guess having small boobs is good for something! lol I never thought I’d see the day that I was thankful for them being small! 😀 (One’s a B and the other’s an A – stupid right boob produces less!)

    What works best for me is letting my arm and hand support her back and tooshie with her hip resting on my lap. No second hand needed!

  • LorelaismomAmanda replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    A few weeks ago someone had posted that they make their own fenugreek tea. I’m dying to try it and I can’t remember who posted it or how they made it. If anyone remembers, let me know! Thanks!!!

  • LorelaismomAmanda replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    About BF in public. I’m like Expecting and haven’t been able to do it either. I’m a backseat nurser too! Even out my in-laws house, my MIL told me that there’s a rocker in their room so I could use it when I needed to nurse. So I get kicked out while LO nurses, but I guess it gives us time together! I’m not opposed to BF in public, and I love…[Read more]

  • LorelaismomAmanda replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    expecting – I get about 4 oz from one boob in 10 minutes. But I have one breast that produces over double what the other one does so I only pump that one. I have Scarlett nurse on the other side to try to get that one up to the same speed. This morning, Scarlett had gone almost 6 hours between feedings (it was amazing!!!) and my left breast was…[Read more]

  • LorelaismomAmanda replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    wyattsmommy – Maybe you should throw out some math at your family next time they complain. One year worth of powdered formula can cost anywhere from $1600-$1800! But then, if you need to use lactose free/soy or you want to use organic then it cane get up to $5000 a year!!! Tell them you’re putting that money into his college fund. 🙂

  • brennae – I love that trick! I’m going to try it too!

  • So I know it’s normal for one breast to produce more milk than the other, but this is killing me! My left produces what I would consider a normal amount but my right seems to produce maybe half that. I’ve tried pumping the right side, I’ve also tried block feeding that side. I can’t seem to get that one up to speed! Does anyone have any ideas…[Read more]

  • babyblue1 – could you be pregnant? lol 🙂 Has your period come back yet? I know with my first I didn’t get mine back for months and when it did I was an emotional wreck! Other than that, I’m not too sure.

  • Yukstar – My LO is 8 weeks and sleeps 8 hours straight at night and is EBF. I do not co sleep either. Not that I have anything wrong with it, I just think that it would be much harder to get her used to her bed if she was so used to sleeping in ours. Plus, hubby and I need our own time. We stuck to a strict routine with our first from about…[Read more]

  • 1byFaith – I’ve heard about the eggnog thing, but I got to tell you, I’ve been drinking eggnog pretty much daily since I found it the day after Halloween (I’m crazy about the stuff, it’s a sickness really!) and haven’t noticed any differences in my supply on the days I drink more. Oh well though, at least the eggnog is making me happy! lol

  • I’m really hoping to at least make it to that one year mark too. With my first, my supply went way down (I was only able to pump at work once) and because of that she self weaned at 7 months. This time I’m in a different job and am able to pump twice now in an 8 hour day. I nurse/pump right before I leave for work and then nurse right when I…[Read more]

  • Wow, so I guess having small boobs is good for something! lol I never thought I’d see the day that I was thankful for them being small! 😀 (One’s a B and the other’s an A – stupid right boob produces less!)

    What works best for me is letting my arm and hand support her back and tooshie with her hip resting on my lap. No second hand needed!

  • expecting – I don’t use a boppy or pillows or anything. I just hold her. But she is not even with my breast. Her little tush points toward my lap. I don’t use my free hand to support my breast either. But I am small chested, so maybe that’s why I don’t have too. It’s nice because I can type (sort of) and nurse at the same time! lol

  • jacquemsu – Good for you!! I wish I could be that carefree about it. But I think I’m just not wearing the right clothes to make it comfortable. Maybe if I try a nursing tank too that would help. I’m just loving being able to wear whatever I want that I don’t want to wear one of those not so cute nursing tanks! lol I’m going out for coffee…[Read more]

  • kickboxerbaby – I use fenugreek for my supply as well and take 3 capsules 3 times a day. Someone also mention on here about drinking oatmeal water. That really helped me! I put 1-2 cups of oats (rolled oats, not quick cooking) in the bottom of a pitcher and fill it with water. Stir and let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours. Then pour…[Read more]

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