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

    ok ladies here’s my dilemma: sterling had his dr’s appt and almost everything’s perfect. he grew almost 2 inches, is totally great with his development but he only weighs 12 lbs 12oz (please keep in mind that he just turned 4 months on monday) well of course that was the one thing i was worried about. and so his dr said that it would be best to…[Read more]

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

    oh and elliel- sounds like your LO is just sucking for comfort…. i could be wrong but i remember before i used to express milk for bottles that my son would just suck and suck and suck and there wasn’t anything coming out it was just a comfort thing…

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

    about this age the do have a tendency to clusterfeed. it might not even be out of hunger, but more out of soothing. when she’s at the breast between the hrs of 6-10 is she crying cuz she’s not getting anything out? if so then there might be a problem, however if she’s content just sucking (and your nipples can handle it) all she’s doing is upping…[Read more]

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

    oh yeah, the spitting up, you can try to have your LO sit more upright as they’re eating that might help, or burp more frequently during the feed, even if there’s no burps coming out the space between might allow for slower feeding and easier digestion. the last thing might be that your LO’s actually eating a little more than their tummy can hold…[Read more]

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

    thanks armymom! yeah i tried my oldest bags and my newest bags this morning and both seemed off. i guess the throwing out the bags in the freezer isn’t the end of the world! i’m just upset that it won’t be used and that i worked so hard to pump and save. i’m trying to figure out why now they’re bad. as i said i’ve used them before and had NO…[Read more]

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

    i’ve had 1 real period but now nothing really (pretty please don’t jinx myself! lol.) i’m hoping it’ll be pretty sporatic until i’m done bfeeding!

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

    oz-please don’t feel upset! think about all the wonderful nutrients that you have provided for your LO. you have done such a great job making it this far, do not be discouraged by the way it (may be) ending. many women have given up at the challenges that they faced when their LO was just born or 6 weeks old (and if you did, that may have been the…[Read more]

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

    bri-yeah it kinda made me take a step back and think. she didn’t say no, she just seemd shocked that i would want to nurse him there. it was just wierd b/c she’s always been so accomodating to everything i ask. again, she’s an in home provider. there are really not that many children at her daycare anyway. the reason i chose her was b/c my best…[Read more]

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

    kym-when you are pumping try to pump 10 min after the last drop. 5 min is good for after she’s done nursing but i would try to increase that a little bit as well. when i’m at school i only pump 1 time. it’s hard for me to know when cuz when i sub i have no idea when the teacher’s prep hour will be or when i’ll have time to pump. sometimes it’s…[Read more]

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

    i have to say though, that i can’t seem to get that smell out of my nose! i’m subbing and in school and feel like i can still smell it!

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

    oz-congrats! that’s so wonderful!!!

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

    kym-look at you go! congrats girl! you’ve passed breastfeeding tips 101, haha! i’m so glad that everything worked out for you and that you were able to up your supply! and congrats to all those mom’s however far you’ve gotten with breastfeeding!

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

    i’m really lucky that i’m able to pump so well. when my son was first born i would pump extra all the time and have a huge supply of milk in the deep freezer now (lol those of you who went through the possibility of all the milk being bad so not funny but looking back now i laugh) i have it figured out that if i ever need extra milk i have 2 bags…[Read more]

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

    Well ladies I’m about ready to just break down and cry! I think all my milk in the freezer is bad! I read up on the lipase thing and can’t think of anything else it would be…how completely heartbreaking that I will most likely be throwing away about 70 frozen bags! If that’s not bad enough I only have 4oz pumped from this morning for my son…[Read more]

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

    just reading the breastfeeding posts makes me miss nursing! my son’s totally fine without it but i miss it so much. keep up the great work ladies!

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

    Thanks oz! I’ve used frozen mikl before and never had any problems. Maybe it was just that bag? I’d be seriously freaking out if they were all bad, I have like 70 or so bags in my freezer. I’m going just keep checking every time I thaw them out. I just freaked cuz that never happened.

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

    awesome! thanks so much! i should probably pick up some fenugreek while i’m at it. i’ll have to run some errands tomorrow and get some stuff! thanks again!

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

    more frequent pumpings do help. and sometimes you think that there’s nothing left in your breast and so if you just try to pump about 10 min after the last drop usually before you hit that 10 min mark you’ll notice that more milk is coming out. i try to just sit on the pump even after nothing’s coming out so that my body will want to make more. i…[Read more]

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

    EVERYONE! my milk is fine! my problem is solved! i put a box of baking soda in the freezer last night and this morning i opened a bag and smelled it and it was normal! no yucky smell! obviously it wasn’t like oh my gosh this is the best smell in the world it smells soooooo good, but the bad smell wasn’t there! so i only ended up dumping like 4-5…[Read more]

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

    oz-i can understand not wanting to feel restricted. but my thinking is this…if it’s his time to eat and she’s out and about and can’t feed him then that’s not right either. i would not drop by unannounced or unplanned or just show up to nurse. my goal is to have him on a pretty routine schedule so that i would always be there about the same time…[Read more]

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