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

    21Tiff – Congratulations on your LO growing so well! Really, that’s great. It’s kinda impossible to breastfeed your baby too much. As far as your fat content, I wouldn’t worry about that at all. Like the other said, babies tend to level-out on the charts when they start crawling and really when they start walking. Enjoy the healthy LO, and knowing…[Read more]

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

    Hey. I don’t want to be a know-it-all, but if you have the fever with mastitis, you need to get the antibiotics. The other methods (massage, warm water, cabbage leaf, switching positions) can do an EXCELLENT job of catching the clogged duct before mastitis sets in, but the fever is the final straw. I could be a mastitis-master after my first two…[Read more]

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

    kathy – I don’t think feeding him solids would affect your letdown. It was probably because you were so tired, and likely anxious that he was up so much. It always amazes me how any anxiety at all can affect your letdown. I always have to close my eyes and take a deep breath. Try that. Good luck!

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

    kathy – I don’t think feeding him solids would affect your letdown. It was probably because you were so tired, and likely anxious that he was up so much. It always amazes me how any anxiety at all can affect your letdown. I always have to close my eyes and take a deep breath. Try that. Good luck!

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

    kathy – I don’t think feeding him solids would affect your letdown. It was probably because you were so tired, and likely anxious that he was up so much. It always amazes me how any anxiety at all can affect your letdown. I always have to close my eyes and take a deep breath. Try that. Good luck!

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

    I wanted to share this because I didn’t know it was even possible! My bf’s baby girl would not latch effectively. She alternated between pumping/bottle and attempting to nurse (about 1x/day) with a nipple shield. Then, at about 2-3 months, she transitioned from the nipple shield to ‘straight’ breastfeeding (with no shield). Apparently, her…[Read more]

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

    larissa – rest is one of the best things both for you to get over being sick, and for your milk production. I went through this when my daughter was only 2 weeks old, and I freaked because I thought I would lose all my milk. My husband gave her formula for one day while I slept, and I got better much faster, and my milk came back. I had to pump,…[Read more]

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

    I wanted to share this because I didn’t know it was even possible! My bf’s baby girl would not latch effectively. She alternated between pumping/bottle and attempting to nurse (about 1x/day) with a nipple shield. Then, at about 2-3 months, she transitioned from the nipple shield to ‘straight’ breastfeeding (with no shield). Apparently, her…[Read more]

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

    owensbaby09 – I hear a lot of pain in your recounting of your early experiences with breastfeeding. When my oldest was born, she wouldn’t latch and/or feed for the first three days in the hospital. The nurses (much like your experience) were telling me she’d need formula because she couldn’t survive, etc. I was sobbing and felt like a failure…[Read more]

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

    Regarding waking a sleeping baby to nurse – I did the same method as Mom of 4 (wake about every 3 hours during the DAY), and my kids slept like angels. In fact, my one daughter slept through the night at 8 weeks. But – if you are exhausted, sleeping longer once in a while is perfectly fine. You need your sleep, too. Worth a try for a few weeks.