• Shannon13 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    lauraoct…I think a pacifier for some kids is just what needs to happen for their strong suck reflex and for learning to calm themselves without us. My son took one, and he really needed it, and it was a life savor for getting him to sleep for a long time. I agree with Bri though, I think the key for us was that from the very beginning it was…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Ya, I have wondered about decreasing dairy…my ped did mention it as an option (he must be one of the better docs, he has never suggested to stop EBF and switch to formula with all these issues). Since the prevacid is making a difference I will see what happens over the next few weeks.

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Our 7 week old daugter now has reflux (our son who is now 2.5 did too). We went on prevacid two weeks ago for her and day 4 on the meds we started to see a little difference and now we are seeing a HUGE difference. She still does quite a bit of crying, especially at night or right before/during/right after spitting up. But it is not nearly as…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Momofcash…my lo had the same symptoms as Godiva…except she doesn’t have any issues during the actual feeding time. She is now on prevacid. The way my doctor described it is that the antacids on the market strictly mask symptoms for baby (ie: take away the pain), but they don’t actually stop the reflux itself (except that becoming upset and…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    As for addition to pumping..I can almost see it LOL! I have pumped quite a bit this time for a freezer supply and we don’t need anymore at the moment, but I have had a hard time just letting it go for now (afraid I won’t make enough to pump extra again when I need it). I pumped for 10 months with my last one (BF for 13 months), and was SOOOOOOO…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Hmmm, I have been basically feeding on demand, but with the idea that we aim to go at least an hour and a half between feedings. Obviously this is not always the case, and at times we do cluster feed also. She is only 7 weeks, and this has really helped me to see that her crying at about one hour after eating each time really tends to mean she…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    You could maybe even do the quick switch with the bottle…this time with my 2 month old daughter we have done the opposite trying to teach her to take a bottle and held the bottle real close to the nipple and then do the switch that way. I haven’t had to go back to work yet with her, but we still want to make sure she gets the window of…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Lawson’s mom…I remember that happening with my son at about 5 months also. I had been back to work for 3 months and pumping and I do thin he was starting to test the waters to see if he could just do bottle. What we did (and I would end up in tears every time) was to give him his pacifier just to get him sucking and calm. Then we would hold…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Amanda, I just had the same thing happen. I had Mirena out last Tues, and nothing. Then on Wed hubby and I bd and then Thurs-Sat I had about the amount of blood I would for a normal period for me. I did not have my af at all with Mirena, so now I have no idea if that was it or where I am in my cycle??!!

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Our 7 week old daugter now has reflux (our son who is now 2.5 did too). We went on prevacid two weeks ago for her and day 4 on the meds we started to see a little difference and now we are seeing a HUGE difference. She still does quite a bit of crying, especially at night or right before/during/right after spitting up. But it is not nearly as…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    So I am so confused. I had Mirena taken out mid may in order to ttc again. I had a period 2 days later (sounds pretty normal) and then another one almost a month later (still pretty normal). Then 10 days later (last week) I had another period (I would say normal heavy flow). I have always had very regular cycles, so I don’t know what is up…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Amanda, I just had the same thing happen. I had Mirena out last Tues, and nothing. Then on Wed hubby and I bd and then Thurs-Sat I had about the amount of blood I would for a normal period for me. I did not have my af at all with Mirena, so now I have no idea if that was it or where I am in my cycle??!!

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    We started with 3 diapers…to make sure we could both get used to them. Then slowly added about 2 per month. For awhile 10-12 was a pretty good amount (washing them around every 3rd day that way). I think we have around 15 now, and that lasted us around 4 days before washing (or sometimes an extra yucky one would determine washing day). We…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Oh, and with our son, we had to still use Huggies overnights at night since pretty early on, since he would pee through absolutely everything else including the cloth at night. But other than that the cloth rarely leaked if changed every few hours or so. He also only had a diaper rash 3 times in his whole 2 years of diapers. I think cloth…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    We don’t rinse poop out (the breastfed type poop), we put it on extra rinse. However, as our son got older (like over a year) and ate real food with more normal type poops, we would dump it into the toilet first and then put it in the washer.

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    we bought all our bum genius on cottonbabies.com which also has some other brands.

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    We used cloth on my first, who basically trained himself at 26 months…we used bum genius all in one and now the organic snap all in ones. They are really good. The laundry can be a little annoying but you get used to it pretty quick. It is WAY cheaper in the end also. We bought 20 diapers over the course of a few months (a few at a time), at…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Oh, and our ped said that timing is key for the prevacid..so we give it right before a noonish feeding (so it has time to fully kick in by the evening witching hours, and should still be full strength for overnight hours). He said it is supposed to be 24 hours, but sometimes the last few hours don’t quite have the same strength. So it might as…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    We started with 3 diapers…to make sure we could both get used to them. Then slowly added about 2 per month. For awhile 10-12 was a pretty good amount (washing them around every 3rd day that way). I think we have around 15 now, and that lasted us around 4 days before washing (or sometimes an extra yucky one would determine washing day). We…[Read more]

  • Shannon13 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    We started with 3 diapers…to make sure we could both get used to them. Then slowly added about 2 per month. For awhile 10-12 was a pretty good amount (washing them around every 3rd day that way). I think we have around 15 now, and that lasted us around 4 days before washing (or sometimes an extra yucky one would determine washing day). We…[Read more]

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