• ive got an appt at 2 today, so we’ll see what he says. the spots arent wiping off. i have to give him water to keep him regular, so his mouth stays clean from that, so i know its not milk residue. hes been spitting up more too, and is cranky which isnt like him

  • ash, my pharmacist said tylenol cold pills can be taken. BUT, some of the ingredients in them havent had any long term tests done on them, and they BELIEVE there are no known side affects. i had my pharmasict look up every ingredient listed. i boguht them, but never did take them. your pharmacist would be the best person to ask.

  • i havent been on for a very long time. Parker will be 7 months on saturday, and we’re still breastfeeding! my goal was jsut to make it to 6 months. Now, my goal is to make it until I have to go back to work the beginning of July. My dr told me no cows milk before a year, he will be 11 months then. I’m thinknig of weaning him then because when I go…[Read more]

  • i bled for about 2 weeks pp. my son is 10 1/2 months, and i have had no spotting at all since it stopped. i do however get light little cramps from time to time. i think its my period coming back, but then nothing happens. its been going on for about 2 months now. in october, it will be 2 years since my last af!

  • horseygal: how old is she? i still nurse my son to sleep for some naps, not all just when i know hes still tired, or when he wakes up at 4am!, and when he falls asleep, i just roll him over, but if he wakes he roots and finds it again. hes 10 months old, and so far, his teeth are fine. i know they say not to let a child go to sleep with a bottle…[Read more]

  • sunshine, its called micronor or minipill. it is not very effective on its own, but combined with bf’ing, its jsut as good as the rest. however, my dr told me you have to be fully bfing, not just once or twice a day, or else it wont be as effective. id ask to be on the safe side

  • thanks for everyones help with upping my supply. I’ve stopped the oatmeal and fenugreek. I started leaking tonight before I fed him. glad to know it can come back that easily!

  • im pretty sure my son has thrush. the tip of his tongue has white spots on it, and half his lip is red and swollen. i dont have it. i think he got it from his great grandma on dh side. she kept kissing him on the mouth, thats the only way i can think of that he got it. i cant see the dr until tomorow, thats if i can get in. is there anything i can…[Read more]

  • juno, rub your milk onto your nipple then lanolin cream. i had horrible sores on my nipples when we first started out. it got so bad, that when my son was hospitalized for jaundice, they admitted me too so the nurses could help me fix the problem and so i could get some rest. it took 24 hours in the hospital and a home visit, and an lc visit to…[Read more]

  • Anyone have any tips on weaning? When? How? My son is almost 10 months, and I’m gonig to start him on whole milk at a year. He still has night feeds, most nights its one or 2. He will drink a bottle, and can use a sippy cup. He eats milk at 5am, 9am, 2pm and 7pm, with 3 full solid meals a day. Do I just start spacing the feeds out long until hes…[Read more]

  • thanks campimama. my problem is its just so much easier to nurse him so i can get some sleep! lol when he wakes at 5, and i dont have to be up till 6 and he refuses to go back to bed, i sometimes (maybe once or twice a week) put him and bed with me and just let him nurse for as long as he wants while i sleep lol. i have a very physically and…[Read more]

  • Tunny: I had heard to put breastmilk in it, then slowly add cows milk until it was all cows milk. My son loved the tasted of cows milk, so I didnt have to do that. My son was so easy to wean, so I’m not sure that I have any tips! I replaced a nursing session with a sippy cup, one every week. By a year, he was only nursing once a day, and that was…[Read more]

  • annasbaby: try the football hold. the lc had me do that, and it worked wonders. im a dd, not as big as you, but i never had problems after that. for him, thats a more natural position and he likes it better. when we are out, i feed him tummy to tummy, but he doesnt get a good enough feed, or latch that way, and hes almost 4 months.

  • Any advise for weaning? Parker is 14 months old, and he’s pretty much weaned except for 1 feed through the night, sometimes 2. theres times he will wake up, and i’ll tell him its night night and he goes right back to sleep, other times he screams bloody murder until i nurse him, but he uses it to fall asleep then. i know most of you believe in…[Read more]

  • tonight, Peyton projectiled all her milk. Think of a garden hose being turned on, and thats what it was like. Her sleeper, receiving blanket, and my shirt were soaked. The dr said her vomitting is fine, she gained 11oz by 6 days old. (she’s 9 days now) When I saw that, it had me really worried though. I’m going to take her to be weighed tomorow…[Read more]

  • i was giving parker about 2-3 tablespoons of cereal with breastmilk for his evening feed, plus the same amount of time nursing. he was waking every hour hungry. i gave him cereal morning, noon and evening yesturday, without cutting down on his milk, and he only ate at 3,5, then at 7 when he woke up. better than every hour. why is it my milk isnt…[Read more]

  • kym, i think frozen milk is good for longer than 3 months, depending on what kind of freezer you use. i had a free can of formula from nestle. i used it one night in a fit of desperation to see if it would help him sleep through the night. didnt work, and i ended up wasting a $30 can of formula. i bought a small case of the premixed formula for…[Read more]

  • amanda: thats so great. i hope they keep gonig with it for you. when i first started breastfeeding, i thought about quiting and pumping. then one day, he was refusing me, and it broke my heart. im so glad i didnt bottle feed. that closeness is so great

  • kimberly, espress some milk and rub it into your nipple, then put the lanolin on. that worked wonders for me.

  • gladek: i know a girl that got pregnant while bf’ing…with no period. before her first, she was told she would never get pregnant, and now, to get pregnant while bf’ing, and no cycle to boot, she REALLY beat the odds! so, it is still possible to get pregnant before yo uget your period.

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