• ellae replied to the topic Trisomy-21 in the forum Group logo of ParentsBirth Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    momofalmost- i was in the same situation when I had my son. I was given a 1 in 8 and opted against the amnio. My husband and I went in not knowing if he had it or not. He had several soft markers. They will most likely have a neonatilist present at your babies birth. They can check just by doing a physical and the normal examinations that doctors…[Read more]

  • ellae replied to the topic Gastroschisis in the forum Group logo of ParentsBirth Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    I can’t believe your doctor mentioned termination, its not a routine surgery for a newborn but treatment is realitively straight forward.

  • ellae replied to the topic Exclusively pumping in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Brandy- I agree, if you use an electric pump turn down the vacuum, if you have a manual pump try using a little Lanolin or Cocoa butter on your nipples, almost to lube them up . Once I started doing that prior to using my manual pump my nipples looked and felt much better and were less sore.

  • Just sneaking in to comment, but breastfeeding doesn’t ruin breasts, pregnacy does. Sorry to be nosy but that is a very selfish thing of your b/f to ask of you.

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

    Lilli- Not a huge at first, probably an extra ounce per breast per pumping. I took it for about a week. It says to take 2 to 4 of them 3 or 4 times a day. I took 1 of them 4 times a day and it worked for me. Since then I have never really had an issue. As soon as your sweat and urine smell of maple syrup youll know its kicking in!

  • Sjc- I’ve been breastfeeding for 10 months, and I ve been exclusively pumping for the past 5 month of that, im being to wean so I can stop this january, and in all honestly I haven’t seen much of a difference in my breasts. I haven’t regreted breastfeeding once, and in all honestly my husband loves seeing the girls all the time lol!

  • ellae replied to the topic Exclusively pumping in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Lilli- Not a huge at first, probably an extra ounce per breast per pumping. I took it for about a week. It says to take 2 to 4 of them 3 or 4 times a day. I took 1 of them 4 times a day and it worked for me. Since then I have never really had an issue. As soon as your sweat and urine smell of maple syrup youll know its kicking in!

  • ellae replied to the topic Exclusively pumping in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Natasha- ive tryed fenugreek, it says that once your sweat smells of maple syrup that its working!!! I noticed an immediate increase in my supply ( probably 3 months ago) not sure if it really worked or if me believeing it did helped me relax. Since then I never really had an issue with my supply, I can pump between 34 to 44 oz a day. I…[Read more]

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

    Brandy- I agree, if you use an electric pump turn down the vacuum, if you have a manual pump try using a little Lanolin or Cocoa butter on your nipples, almost to lube them up . Once I started doing that prior to using my manual pump my nipples looked and felt much better and were less sore.

  • ellae replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    hello ladies! my son is 10 weeks old and i am exclusively breastfeeding. I have developed sometype of nipple infection in both nipples. originally i thought it was thrush, but i dont believe my son has thrush in his mouth. TMI my nipples are red and swolled, i find it horriably painful to breastfeed. Any one experience this?

  • ellae replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Just sneaking in to comment, but breastfeeding doesn’t ruin breasts, pregnacy does. Sorry to be nosy but that is a very selfish thing of your b/f to ask of you.

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

    So are there any bfing mom’s who are having major cramps?? My son is 17 weeks today and for the past like 2 months I have been feeling like my AF is coming but never does. I know breastfeeding can cause cramps, but my hips,back, everything hurts! I even resorted to a hpt, or 5, which were negative!

  • ellae replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    So are there any bfing mom’s who are having major cramps?? My son is 17 weeks today and for the past like 2 months I have been feeling like my AF is coming but never does. I know breastfeeding can cause cramps, but my hips,back, everything hurts! I even resorted to a hpt, or 5, which were negative!

  • ellae replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    OMG I THINK IM PREGNANT
    My son is 6 months old, ive exclusively breastfed the entire time, and for the past 2 months have been pumping. for the past few days I’ve had breast pain ( more than normal) nausea and cramping. I took a test and had a faint posititve, has anyone else gotten pregnant this soon or while breastfeeding?

  • ellae replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of PregnantPregnancy Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    So are there any bfing mom’s who are having major cramps?? My son is 17 weeks today and for the past like 2 months I have been feeling like my AF is coming but never does. I know breastfeeding can cause cramps, but my hips,back, everything hurts! I even resorted to a hpt, or 5, which were negative!

  • ellae replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Sjc- I’ve been breastfeeding for 10 months, and I ve been exclusively pumping for the past 5 month of that, im being to wean so I can stop this january, and in all honestly I haven’t seen much of a difference in my breasts. I haven’t regreted breastfeeding once, and in all honestly my husband loves seeing the girls all the time lol!

  • ellae replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    I co slept with my son off and on for the first 3 months. In all honesty I couldnt of done it any other way. Id say if your a heavy sleeper then to not.

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

    Just sneaking in to comment, but breastfeeding doesn’t ruin breasts, pregnacy does. Sorry to be nosy but that is a very selfish thing of your b/f to ask of you.

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

    hello ladies! my son is 10 weeks old and i am exclusively breastfeeding. I have developed sometype of nipple infection in both nipples. originally i thought it was thrush, but i dont believe my son has thrush in his mouth. TMI my nipples are red and swolled, i find it horriably painful to breastfeed. Any one experience this?

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

    I co slept with my son off and on for the first 3 months. In all honesty I couldnt of done it any other way. Id say if your a heavy sleeper then to not.

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