• Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    wyatts – Haha! Sorry to laugh, but it brings back memories of my mega leaking days 🙂 The only things I can suggest are change your breast pads often (I’m sure you are!), and give it time. They WILL even out! Soon you won’t leak, your breasts won’t become engorged any more, and it’ll be one of the scariest things ever, thinking your supply is…[Read more]

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Minor rant and pity party. I miss the days when laying down to nurse was a relaxing time. Now she’s up on her hands and knees, stretching my nipple, or if I’m lucky, latching off first and then I have to worry about her falling off the bed. Or, even better, telling me ‘all done’ when I know she’s not! Pity part, not BF related – I have company…[Read more]

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    It’s a good thing I don’t depend on pumping to feed my DD. Between the two sides after eating on one (and pumping during a let down), I was able to get a combined 1 oz! Bought some new bottles to try, but I have a feeling my DD is still too smart… 😀

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Lawsons – we also introduced a cup first, then a sippy as a toy. Personally, I hate sippies but I also think they have a time and a place. Katie will take her milk any way she can get it – warm, cold, from a cup, from the tap, whole, 1%, she really doesn’t care. As for the shots, good luck!

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    An 18 month old baby girl just died due to head trauma at an in home daycare in Alberta. So sad, the poor parents.

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Does anyone know the stats on colic in breastfed babies vs. formula fed babies?

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Emmalouliz – it’s not every time, no. Seems to be once or twice a day lately. Usually when she’s over tired. I’m going to make an effort to offer to feed her more often instead of waiting for her to show she’s hungry and see if that helps. It’s so frustrating. Good idea though, i’m going to get out my pillow, see if that helps.

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Oh, another thing… Does anyone with older babies or toddlers find that their LOs are rolling over in their sleep and waking themselves up? DD has become a horrible sleeper since she started moving at 9.5 months and I suspect that is what is waking her. So annoying! Some nights she’ll roll over repeatedly in bed with us and even get on her hands…[Read more]

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Katie has figured out that if I won’t pick her up and put her on the couch, all she has to do is sign that she wants to nurse and I’ll pick her up and then once she’s up, she can escape onto the couch anyways! Sneaky sneaky! She’s also figured out that she can use the sign for ‘water’ to get water or watermelon. Kids are too smart and I can only…[Read more]

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    So I’m pretty sure I’ve figured out what it was that almost caused me to lose my supply completely 3 months ago when I had a bad cold. I don’t know why I didn’t look it up then, but I did yesterday on kellymom.com and I’m sure it was the pseudoephedrine in the Tylenol sinus meds I was taking. What an idiot! I’m so thankful we were able to recover…[Read more]

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    I would look it up myself but I’m on my cell… Does anyone know how many calories a 1 year old requires in a day? Thanks!

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    act004 – Here is a website that suggests that, unlike bottle feeding, nursing while laying down doesn’t cause ear infections: http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/ear-infection-nursing.html (sorry, I don’t know how to add it properly)

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    So frustrating. I just posted a big long post and it disappeared 🙁 Argh!!

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks katjak, I hope so too! Things don’t seem quite as hopeless tonight as they did last night and this morning.

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Petskies – my DD is almost 12 months and recently started doing the crazy feeding in bed in the mornings as well. Sometimes I just lay on my back and let her go at it. She’ll get on her hands and knees to nurse or sit up then launch herself towards me to latch on. At first I was discouraging it, but now I just let her play. I figure she’ll eat if…[Read more]

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    katjak – funny you say that because I’m constantly asking DH to get me a drink of water as soon as she latches on and it drives him crazy! It’s not my fault I wasn’t thirsty until I started feeding her! 🙂

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    momofcash – you can look it up on google, but it’s basically like milking a cow. Make a fist, open, and repeat. Really though, it can be whatever you want, as long as you’re consistent with it…

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Katjak – my supply is back to normal, yeah, thanks. I have no idea what did it, whether it was the oatmeal or the non-stop nursing or if it would have gone back to normal on its own once I wasn’t sick anymore, but I’m definitely thankful.

    Unfortunately my DD got used to nursing all night while we were sick and as of 9 this morning I had had…[Read more]

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    I’ll ask again: it’s 1 part oatmeal to 1 part water, right? Not 2 parts water?

  • Ready4No2 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Look for the ‘ASL for Babies’ section.

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