• lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks ladies for your comments to my question. Bri, sorry to hear about your crazy couple days but glad your little man’s okay. I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter what, you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t in terms of having kids. Nothing you do will please every body so it just becomes a matter of letting it in one…[Read more]

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Hmm I’ve always heard the opposite – formula fed babies are bigger than breastfed babies. Exclusively breastfed babies supposedly can’t overfeed. And 15 pounds is not too big for a 4 month old. A friend of mine just had a baby, almost 9 pounds at birth, who now at one month is heavier than my 5 month old who is 16 pounds lol.

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    No there isn’t but I imagine it would be kinda tough to keep 6 other kids under control if I’ve got Ava attached to me, that’s all.

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    hey ladies, I’m wondering if anyone has any experience in this matter: I’m unable to go back to work because the lady I used to care for, who said it would be no problem bringing Ava to work with me because of the weird hours (3 times a day for 2 hours or so each time …) decided in October that this was no longer ok. The wait lists for daycare…[Read more]

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    oh and yeah, babies bms can be frequent or not. It really depends on the baby. As long as she doesn’t seem like she’s in pain, it’s highly unlikely that she’s constipated if she’s exclusively breastfed.

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    rae – 3 oz from each breast sounds like a really good pump to me lol. I never get that much when I pump. I imagine your milk is fine and your little one sounds like she’s growing great. That’s the important thing – that she’s got enough wet diapers and that her weight is increasing well.

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    kristy, I had the same problem about a month ago. I just rubbed some milk on them and slept with some Lansinoh cream on them and they were fine by morning. Weird how that happens eh? And I know my daughter’s latch is fine … oh well!

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    shira – It can take some women a while to get used to pumping. Something that was suggested to me when I had to pump and wanted to get more out was to smell a shirt or something that your little one has worn, and/or look at a picture. The best for me, although I don’t recommend it, was listening to Ava cry. Unfortunately I am usually the only…[Read more]

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    mommy-at-home – I used a syringe to feed Ava when she wouldn’t latch and I wanted to take away bottles. I used it because I wanted to break her of the bad habits of the bottle. She also wasn’t using her tongue properly, wouldn’t bring it far enough forward in her mouth to latch on, so actually what we did to help her that way was to use a finger…[Read more]

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    gr8scottswife – Ava only feeds off one side usually. In the evenings occasionally she’ll fuss lots after a bit, so I’ll burp her and switch her to the other side and she does well. You’ll know when to switch, but the key is to make sure the breast is emptied before you do, to avoid clogged ducts. If she fusses or pulls off lots or otherwise…[Read more]

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    I just learned some infant massage techniques that help with that – gently stroke around baby’s nose with your knuckles. Also, put saline drops just under his nose so he can sniff it up (a little safer and less scary than dropping right into his nose, if you’re worried about how much goes up there). There’s also something you can get at a drug…[Read more]

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    mountainmama – my doctor actually recommended, off the record, to drink a beer if I was having supply issues. I’ve also heard conflicting advice, however in my experience, if I’ve had a beer after my daughter goes to bed I wake up WAY more engorged than normal.

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    samlib – I give Ava a bath and massage with lotion every night.

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    About vitamin D drops, I’ve been giving them to Ava since she was about a month old, basically out of pressure from other moms lol I can see it in the winter when I probably won’t take Ava out for as many walks outside, but in July I just didn’t feel it was necessary … but at the same time I don’t think it hurts to give them any. It really…[Read more]

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Faye, that’s a great idea! I was diagnosed with RA when I was 16 but have had symptoms since I was at least 12. Right now I’m breastfeeding and therefore off my medication and starting to flare. I’m definitely not ready to wean my daughter, I love breastfeeding and really would like to let HER dictate when she wants to stop, symptom permitting…[Read more]

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Good morning ladies, I just wanted to stop in quick to let you know I got my BFP this morning!!! YAY!!!!!!!! Good luck to you all, I know you’ll be joining us soon 🙂

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Sorry for the BFNs or AF arrivals ladies. FX for next month 🙂 And congrats on any BFPs 🙂 Well AF is due on Saturday for me and I have been feeling an odd stretching sensation in my lower belly. I don’t remember this from my first pregnancy, and with my other symptoms (nausea and sore BBs most notably) I’m wondering if this is like my uterus…[Read more]

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Tested this morning, 7 days before AF is due, just to see. My symptoms have been pretty strong (short of puking I’ve got pretty much everything), and got a …… BFN. Will try again Monday.

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    So, symptoms thus far … Heart burn (I rarely get it unless pregnant), nausea, tender & swollen breasts, I’m going to the Dollar Store tonight for some cheap tests 🙂 Wish me luck!

  • lizzie287 replied to the topic in the forum Pregnancy Forum 3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi ladies 🙂 I used to be a regular when I was pregnant with my now 3yo dd. Now dh and I are trying for #2 🙂 Can’t wait to get to know you all!

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