• brandy- Gotcha, I can’t imagine pumping with the chicken pox, I was curious though…thanks for answering. BTW, it is entirely possible for you to relactate and get your supply going again. It’ll take some work, and a lot of pumping, but if you want to you can. I also have a whole list of things you can do to boost supply (Check out the 2 blogs…[Read more]

  • brandy- I’m just curious…did Doc tell you not to feed or pump while you were sick? My understanding was that is was better for baby to have that bm because you pass your immunities on that your body is making. I’m glad you had a good pumping session though and was just wondering why you hadn’t continued pumping. Hope you are feeling better.

  • Natasha- If you are noticing a dip once a month it could be a ‘phantom period’….unless you have your AF back already. Expect dips in supply around that time of month, even if AF hasn’t come back. Up your water and calorie intake and try eating oatmeal for breakfast. Also, drinking a beer can give a nice boost (non-alcoholic or regular,…[Read more]

  • campimama replied to the topic Menstruation in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Ugh, AF has returned. I went 19 months without a cycle, I guess I should be thankful it stayed away as long as it did…

  • campimama replied to the topic Menstruation in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    I haven’ gotten mine back yet and son is 11 months old. It really just depends on each person. My sis got hers back at 6 months, my mom not till she completely weaned. Some women get it back right away. Your body will eventually get back to normal 😉

  • campimama replied to the topic Mothers in law in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    joelisa- Your lo is WAY WAY WAY too little for rice cereal! Especially if you are bf. They recommend waiting till 6 months with bf babies. And you never want to feed it to them in a bottle. If they can’t eat it from a spoon, they aren’t ready for it. It is an old wives tale that it will help them sleep longer. Maybe do some research and show…[Read more]

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Just an correction on the malted milk- it’s 3 heaping Tablespoons (not teaspoons) in a glass of milk. =) It doesn’t taste bad but you can stick a little honey to sweeten it if you want. I would just mix it with a spoon and then drink it with a straw (or else you get the settling at the bottom). It really worked wonders for me.

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Hchina- ouch, you poor thing! I would recommend trying to feed bub before he gets extremely hungry. That way baby is not feeding with such fervor and maybe you can work on a better latch . You have so many difficulties…kudos for sticking with it!

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    gj- sorry you aren’t breastfeeding 🙁 There is a forum for drying up breastmilk if you scroll down in the right hand column. That should give you a few tips to try. Sorry you are in pain.

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    sydnee- Just because the dr. recommends something doesn’t mean you have to do it. There are many babies that are at the low end of the growth charts and are perfectly healthy. If she isn’t acting hungry and she’s growing and hitting all her developmental milestones I wouldn’t do the formula. Just my personal opinion. Besides, you’ll be…[Read more]

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    My son is 11 months old and clamped down a few times last week. His 4 top teeth are through and two bottom teeth also. I tapped his cheek and said ‘Ow, that hurts Mommy. No biting!’ and put it away. He doesn’t like the stern tone of voice from mommy and after I corrected him a couple times he hasn’t done it since *Knock on wood* Also, he…[Read more]

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    angie (&kebler) You guys are doing awesome! You just have to do the best you can, and that is enough! If you have to add in a little formula, that’s OK. Really. In a perfect world you would be able to feed on demand and not have to pump or put your baby in daycare- but, it’s not a perfect world. Any breast milk you can give your baby is…[Read more]

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Babylug-Massage your breast while baby is nursing …this will be painful! Also, try pointing babies chin toward the clogged duct. Feed on that side first. Massage it in the shower with warm water running over. Hot compresses right before a feeding. All these things will help. The sooner you break it loose, the better you will will feel. If…[Read more]

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Bri- I can understand not flicking…I’ve heard of that and it’s not how I wanna teach. I tapped his cheek to get him to look me in the eye. But I tap him on the cheek to talk to him if he’s distracted while nursing too. Something I’ve done for months so he knows I’m talking to him.

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    kym22- You probably aren’t getting alot from the morning pump because your baby is sleeping through the night. Your body has adjusted and doesn’t make the extra you used to need when baby was eating at night. If you started pumping in the middle of night, you would start making extra again….not that you want to get up in the middle of the night.

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    dazieoo- It is possible for you to relactate…sounds like you aren’t fully dried up. It can be very difficult to do though. I would recommend Google-ing it and finding out as much as you can before starting down that path though…it could be more work than you want to attempt. Good luck making a decision!

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    jess0402- What do you mean bf is messy? Just need a little clarification on your question…

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    To add on the ‘fussy time’ conversation- Think about it as their ‘exercise time’ 🙂 they’re exercising their lungs lol. White noise worked well to soothe my kids too. My son loved the bathroom fan! My daughter is soothed by the dishwasher. (Obviously if there is another problem like thrush then this is moot).

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    anniemarie- In the past 7 months, I maybe leaked 2x during sex. It happens sometimes. Hubby and I laugh about it. I don’t have forceful letdowns, so it wasn’t a big deal. There’s nothing to be nervous about unless your hubby is grossed out by the thought. My thinking, relax and have some fun 😉

  • campimama replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    PG- Are you on bc pills? Have you been drinking wine or hard alcohol? Did you cut back calories? Increased exercise or stress? Have you started cycling (period) again or having a phantom period? These are all possible factors if you haven’t thought of them already. Also, your lo could just be going through a growth spurt. Hang in there. I…[Read more]

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