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

    I asked my pedi. about comfort nursing, my LO does it too. His answer was, ‘you only spoil a child when you don’t hold them accountable for their actions. What behavior are you going to hold a four month old accountable for?’ If you are meeting their needs, whatever they may be, you are teaching them trust and confidence. Comfort nurse away.…[Read more]

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

    Okay, I need some advice. Sadie sleeps with us and is EBF. When she’s hungry in the middle of the night she nurses, we both usually fall asleep that way. Now people are telling me it is bad to do that, it will cause bottle rot when her teeth come in and cause her to not want to sleep alone. I don’t want to cause any harm, but sleeping with us…[Read more]

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

    Briannette-I work in a public school and ebf. She is 6 months in two weeks. I pump at 5am, 10am, and right after school at 3p. Happy to say that supply is fine, and I plan on doing it until she’s ready to stop. My principal and some coworkers know about it, and I have no problem leaving a meeting, etc. to go and do it. They know it is my…[Read more]

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

    So is it okay to soak my breast pump ‘milk funnel’ in bleach and water? I think I noticed mold in some part of it that I can’t clean by hand. GRrrrr-I hate mold!!

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

    Maree-Do you have a breast pump?

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

    Tiff-Your baby is only 6ounces below birth weight? Good job girl, you are doing great. Don’t supplement, keep breastfeeding!! Sadie likes to ‘hold my hand’ while she’s feeding, that’s how I avoid the pinches. So I had my first week of work. And I know I’m crazy, I love the middle of the night, half asleep nursing sessions. We have two, and…[Read more]

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

    mybaby-I’m sure you are fine. Stop timing nursing sessions and the frequency that you nurse. Every baby is different. For the first couple of months my LO lived on the boob. She’d nurse for like five minutes, fall asleep, nurse in about an hour, fall asleep, all was fine. Once they are a bit bigger they will go longer stretchs. It is…[Read more]

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

    I bet your hormones are changing and the milk is just a little different. I don’t think it can spoil if its in the frig. Sadie is 12 months old, she was pretty good last night and this morning without any biting. She asks to nurse so it’s difficult to say no, especially since she has cut way back. Bri-does your little guy like cheese? That…[Read more]

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

    I haven’t told him yet, he is going to flip out. I have this superstition about telling people before the first trimester, probably because I had a miscarriage before. He only wanted one child, so this is going to flip him right out. Plus, because he was arrested for DUI and Domestic Violence, he is not allowed to talk to me until his court date,…[Read more]

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

    For those of you who feel like your baby is not getting enough while nursing alone, there is another option other than formula. Your baby does not have to get 5 or 6 ounces at a time. If you only produce 3, so be it. Just feed again in an hour or so. It’s the total number of calories over the course of the day that matters, not the amount at…[Read more]

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

    You think people are judgemental about breastfeeding, I get tons of flack because Sadie sleeps with us. And I will let her until she’s ready to sleep on her own.

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

    Try maybe nursing while lying down? Sadie is starting to get distracted too. Once she pulls all the way off though, I don’t let her back on.

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

    littledebbie-
    Not to scare you, but my friend had a BFP and then it was a negative, and then a positive. Anyway, it was an ectopic pregnancy. I’d wait like a week or so, and if no AF, go to your doctor. Good luck!!

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

    My girl is turning one on april 1st, and we still nurse. Planning on nursing until she self weans. You have to teach them not to bite. She bit me once and I yelled out loud. That made her cry. But I took her off and said ‘all done.’ I then fed her again in about five minutes. After a couple of minutes she started to gently nibble at me. I…[Read more]

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

    It killed me to throw out the last 20 ounces. I think if I have to throw out my whole supply I may fall into a major depression:)

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

    Hello,
    Sadie is nine weeks and gets one five ounce bottle of breastmilk at night. During the day she nurses on demand so I have no idea how much she is getting, but I think it is a lot less then 5 ounces, because I usually get 2-3 when I pump. I give her a pacifier after her bottle when we put her down to bed. It helps her to ‘suck herself to…[Read more]

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

    xtrish-On this forum, most people are pro breastfeeding. I don’t feel that it is more time consuming than formula feeding. It takes more of a committment on your part. But, if you have the attitude that you can’t do it, you won’t be able to. Having said that, have some confidence in yourself. Your body can do amazing things. I pump at work…[Read more]

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

    Try having each of you lay on your side facing each other, so his head and your lower breast are both supported by the mattress, then bring him toward your breast. Sadie can eat in her sleep it’s such an easy way to eat.

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

    Great articles on the benefits of co-leeping in month two section:)

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

    Kez-
    Will they let you split your lunch into two fifteen minute blocks, so you can pump twice a day?

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