• SunshineMaria replied to the topic finger-foods in the forum finger-foods 3 years, 4 months ago

    If your wee one has teeth, give it a go with just a few Cheerios. If he seems to struggle, get it out of their mouth and try again in a few weeks. 🙂

  • judi, Your eyesight is impacted by hormones. Since hormones produce your milk, you’ll go through some highs and lows until they even out again once you wean. It’s important for your hormones to be even so that they can get a true measure of your eyesight when correcting it through Lasik.

  • Hi ladies! My Evin is 14 months and I had him weaned down to just once per day (right before bed). I’m a teacher and I’ve got the summer off. I guess since we’re able to be lazy in the mornings now, he’s started wanting to nurse in the mornings. I let him, but he wants to nurse FOREVER!!!! He nurses for a good hour and then I have to make him…[Read more]

  • littlerainB–Yes, some babies fall asleep and are difficult to wake to nurse. Mine didn’t stay awake to eat for the first 3 months! It was horrible. As someone else suggested, undress your baby to their diaper. You can also tickle their feet (they hate that for some reason), make sure the room is a bit cool, even put a cool, damp cloth on…[Read more]

  • Since my baby is 15 months, I no longer take Fenugreek (I figure whatever he gets at this point are bonus nutrients and not his main sustenance). But, when I did take it, I took 4 pills, 4 times a day (16 a day). I did this for several months and was fine, though I did smell like a maple syrup factory, and so did the baby’s pee. My husband was…[Read more]

  • I am 3 weeks away from Evin’s 1 year birthday and all of a sudden, I’ve stopped making milk during my lunch time pumping session! For the last 2 days, I’ve been only able to pump a few drops. The weird thing is that my breasts are full but nothing will come out. I called my lc and she said that maybe it’s time to let that feeding go and just…[Read more]

  • misslynz—That’s all I ever got when I was pumping. Ever so often I would get more with a morning pump, if that baby didn’t wake up in the middle of the night to nurse. I would say you’re doing great! My baby never got bottles of more than 4-5 ozs of milk while I was gone to work. He’s 17 months now, and just fine. So, I wouldn’t worry! 🙂

  • skjunior–The whole milk is rich, so it may take several days before your lo can drink more than a few sips. I also give my 15 month old soy milk (and have since he was 11 months) in his sippy cup. We alternate b/w soy milk, whole cow’s milk, and crystal light in his sippy cup. I still nurse him 1st thing in the morning and right before he goes…[Read more]

  • Have you ladies seen this story about the mom that was nursing while driving? http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2009/03/02/dnt.oh.breastfeeding.driving.whio I can’t believe someone could be that dumb!!!!

  • I saw someone asking so I thought I’d just let you know that you can buy fenugreek online at vitamins.com for much cheaper than you can get it at health food stores and GNC. I get 4 bottles for the same cost as 1 bottle there and the shipping cost is very reasonable. I usually just stock up and get 12-15 bottles at once (I take 4 pills at a…[Read more]

  • Hi ladies! I had my baby on November 2nd and my lo is nursing well. It’s quite a relief b/c we had all kinds of issues w/ my 1st, but we made it and nursed for 18 months. I have been having sharp pains in my right breast all day and I am scared to death that it’s the beginning of mastitis. Colt is wanting to nurse a lil more today and…[Read more]

  • brandy–This is a bit weird, but this is what my LC told me to do when I had a clogged duct and it worked. Lay the baby on your bed and get on all fours with your boobies dangling toward baby. Get their chin pointing toward your blockage and feed them that way. Their suction is the strongest from the chin, so if you have it aimed at your…[Read more]

  • cowgirlygirl–You will need to pump every 3 hours, around the clock until your baby is able to nurse from you directly (and then you’ll nurse every 3 hours until he’s a few months old). I know lots of books and women say it’s not painful at first, but I think that’s a load of crap. It is uncomfortable and sometimes a little painful until you get…[Read more]

  • 3rd Timer–I had to take antibiotics for a sinus infection and Evin was a little gassy during that time too. Other than that, there weren’t any . Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!

  • mownqueen–Evin used to bite when he would first latch on and it made me almost scared to nurse. I’ve got a very stubborn, hard headed boy and the firm ‘no’s’ didn’t work (boy, I wish, hehehee). I used to put my thumb in his mouth and gently push down on his bottom jaw as he was getting ready to latch. Once latched on properly, he couldn’t bite…[Read more]

  • Those of you who are talking about your baby being antsy, tugging on your nipples, etc: I have no clue! lol My lo has been doing that since he was 9 months old (16 months now). He will nurse for a couple of minutes, play, roll out of my lap, come back, nurse some more. It drives me NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We’re almost done nursing, so I’ve…[Read more]

  • angie–you can let the girls go free some of the time. I wore a sleeping bra around the house and at night during the first few months, and my heavier, nursing bra when I was out. Around 5 months or so, I stopped wearing the sleeping bra and was fine. I’m still nursing my 11month old. I must admit that the ‘girls’ are a little droopier than…[Read more]

  • Melissa,
    I completely agree with Heather–do not supplement if you can hold out. Our babies don’t actually need any food at all for the first week of their lives. Supplementing now will cause you greater difficulty in the long run. Don’t be fooled–your baby may suck down the formula but that’s due to their need to suck, not actually being…[Read more]

  • anniemarie–Stay sure of yourself. We left our original pedatrician b/c he kept pushing formula. Our baby is/was ebf and has been in the 10th (or under) percentile since the get go. If your baby is full of energy, attententive, and happy, then he’s getting enough. Remember, God designed you to have everything your baby needs. If he starts to…[Read more]

  • MyBabySurprise, I don’t know about Jenny Craig, but I did Weight Watchers from the time my baby was 8 weeks until now. I had an incredible amount of success. I lost over 50lbs and have maintained it for over a year. It’s a points system, so you don’t have to have any special foods. Of course, healthier foods are less points, so you can eat…[Read more]

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