• mamaof2…I got my Mirena out on Feb.23 and then bled 2 days later for a day or two. I thought it might have been my period. But it is normal for women to bleed a bit after the removal. My OB/GYN advised me to wait until I got my first ‘real period’ she said she expected me to get 5 days of heavy bleeding within 4-6wks of removal. Well, 3 weeks…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    *danielle* – Just to add from what the other ladies have said about Mastitis. I had it THREE times!! Once when my son was 7wks, then again around 10wks, and then 12wks. I never went on antibiotics or went to the doctor. It always cleared after 24hrs. I can remember feeling like death! Anyhow, my point is, I never had a pain in my breasts. Each…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    QUESTION: DJ is 7mons; at what age do you introduce a sippy cup? And does it matter what type? I still give him slow flow bottle nipples. I know the sippy cups that I do have there is a ‘rubber slower’ so he doesn’t get a mouth full. Another thing, now that I’m working I don’t have too much expressed milk to spare. Is water okay to put in the…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    Oh, BRI- was there a certain sippy that works well with breastfeeding. Or do you think at this point he’s fine? Really he’ll take his food from anything, as long as he gets it. I just worry about the FLOW. Like if it’s faster for him then he might only want the sippy, or not true? Should I still keep that slow flow stopper in the cup? At what…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    EXCITED – I’m not sure about the deep freezer. But my LC said BM is good in your normal kitchen freezer for 6mons- if it’s stored in a bigger freezer bag and put all the way in the back. I know deep freezers are a lot longer then that! So 4mons is FINE!

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    I have a blister on my nipple as well and saw a lactation consultant today. She said they’re called ‘blebs’ and it actually sounds scary, but she told me to sanitize a needle and try to pop it, eek I haven’t done it though. Also like everyone knows, nursing on that side will help also. I’m going to go to a breastfeeding support group on Monday–…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    Emilees3babes- Maybe you might just want to go to GNC.com or another website and order it on-line. I have an Aunt that ‘lives like that’. They are 30mins from anything and that’s just for milk. Anything else is 1hr!

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    I use the Medela bottles. They are wide and slow flow. I actually tried to suck some water out of one, and what a hell of a time that was, LOL! So I guess that’s good. DJ has no problem going from boob to bottle. We intoduced it to him at 4wks.

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    LAWSON- YES!!! I did your recipe last night and eat it this morning before work… not too bad either… but to me it seemed like a lot to eat, lol! Normally for my 6hr shift at work I will pump 6oz. I have already 4oz and have only pumped once!! I can not wait to see how much total. I was pumping longer then normal because the milk just kept…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    HAPPY WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK! In my state of Connecticut to celebrate they are having an event at our capital park. All breastfeeding mothers are encouraged to come to the rose garden at 11:50am and be ready to nurse at Noon. They are hoping to brake our state record for most mother’s nursing at one time in one area! I have to work,…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    My son is 3mons and still sleeping with me. I was thinking a 4mons to transition him to his crib and mix a bit of cereal with breast milk for his night bottle. Hoping it’ll hold him over a bit longer. He’s STILL waking 3-4 times a night to nurse!!! Has anyone else done this and does it work?? I know some people will gives a bottle of formula to…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    I work at a nursing home, so it was kinda hard to find a place where people weren’t coming in and out of. My boss told me to go pump in her office, then she forgot her lunch box and ended up coming in anyhow, LOL! Who cares I thought, and she said she nursed all her kids. But I only get two 15min brakes and that’s when it needs to be done. So my…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    My son is almost 4mons and he keeps biting my nipple!! He doesn’t have teeth yet, but it HURTS!! It makes me yell out ouch and I want to yell at him, but I don’t think he knows what he’s doing… or does he. How can I get him to stop doing this, it’s really getting to me!

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    GRACE: That’s really too bad your little one doesn’t want the boob anymore =( That’s what I’m afraid of! I’m going to talk to my pediatrician on Tuesday. I want to give the bottle every now and then, but I don’t want to get up at night and heat bottles… so I’d like to breastfeed during the nights. I have special bottles from Medela that are…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    LAWSONS~ I remember when you dumped your supply. Now you say the milk in your freezer is ‘bad’… but if your girl takes it then just let her. I know the smell/taste you were explaining. DJ will take it either way and it’s by no means bad for them… it’s just as good. Our babies are used to having our breastmilk taste different all the time…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    Didderty – I tore REALLY bad and am still in pain! I got Mirena inserted 3mons after DJ was born and it hurt like a bitch when the put it in. But was totally fine right after.

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    Lauraoct- I personally never changed my babies diaper at night. It just ‘wakes’ them more. If you have a few different size diapers put the next size up on them, it’ll absorb more. I just put Desitin on his bottom, just in case- but he’s never had a rash.

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    LAWSON- I say if she is refusing the formula but taking the breastmilk, just give it to her. I know it can taste awful! I’ve tried it myself, yuck!! But if baby doesn’t mind and is still getting all the wonderful benefits of breastmilk, don’t stress yourself out about it. That is just going to decrease your supply even more, if you think about it!…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    I think nipple sheilds are great… but not for day 1! Lots of lactation consultants say ‘breastfeeding should never hurt’ I personally think it’s a bunch of crap, but that’s just me. If you’ve never breastfed before it’s probably going to hurt, even if baby has a good latch! When in our life have we had something sucking on our nipple 24hrs a…[Read more]

  • MamaRancourt replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 9 months ago

    …oh, and I have to add. My right breast barely produces any milk anymore. I am lucky to get 1.5oz from it all day- well…. in just that one 15min pump session I got nearly 1.5oz out of it!! Just amazing! Looks like oatmeal for me everyday!!

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