• mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    This is very OT, but I need some advice. I am in western Washington, where we are not used to the heat. My poor daughter gets an awful yeast infection every time it gets hot, and nothing helps. I’ve tried no diaper, nystatin, gentian violet… help! Now she’s starting to blister, and she’s in a lot of pain… what should I do?

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Em2: Instead of the boppy I recommend the brest friend nursing pillow. I have the poppy, which didn’t work well for me because I have a long torso, so I have to shove pillows under it. Also, the poppy slides away from you and the baby falls in the crack. My own personal preference, and I believe I’ve heard other women express the same preference.

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Lawson: I have an awful MIL, so personally, I would just say no. Any visits are supervised, and as soon as she starts crying I take her back. Those are the rules with us… do what you think is best for Lawson, even if that means making the in-laws unhappy. BTW, any news on reducing your hours?

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Bri: she’s 4 months old, so I think it’s a no-go. We actually live in Bremerton now. We used to live on ridgetop, by the gas station.

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Styx: I’m confused. I think your phone (?) auto corrected or something. Would Desitin work as well?

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Thanks for the advice ladies. The frantic thing looks to me like she’s so hungry that she’s almost panicing… Weird analogy, but almpost like when a stray dog finally gets food and they go absolutely balistic… Anyway, I’m glad to know that she’s not the only one that does it… I was kind of worried that it wasn’t normal

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Heather: we use the binkie to help us. We put the binkie in and get her sucking on it. Then we put the dropper in the corner of her mouth. Either she will naturally suck it out of the dropper and swallow, or I has to SLOWLY squeeze it out and she’ll swallow. Works great for us.

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Petskies: You are the one being rude and unsupportive. That was such a mean, disgusting thing to say. I fully support you NEVER coming back to this page. Leslie is an amazing woman, and has done (and is doing) everything in her power to do what’s best for Lawson. Talk about being on your high horse…

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Hnic: I had my nipples pierced, and took out my piercings at about 10 weeks pregnant. The only problem I have is CONSTANT leaking. I typically soak through 2 super absorbant breast pads on one side, and one on the other. When Levi was a newborn, the flow out of 3 holes was too fast for her. Now she likes the fast flow though, and gets fussy if…[Read more]

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Bri: In general, I agree with you. I will say however, that I was induced, and that I rarely cosleep. I was induced at 41 and 1 day, as Levi wasn’t doing so hot anymore. I was showing signs of pre-eclampsia, and Levi was actually losing weight. As far as cosleeping, it only happens when Chris is not in bed, as he sleeps too heavy for my…[Read more]

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    I think she got her first bottle (fed by dad) at 4 weeks, then not another for 2 weeks. I have never fed her a bottle. I always made someone else do it so that she didn’t start preferring the bottle.

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Well, condoms it is I guess… I just don’t want to risk it. Bf’ing is SO important to me. I don’t know why, but I would feel like a failure if I wasn’t able to bf as long as my daughter wanted to nurse. Silly, but I kinda feel like that’s the only thing that makes me a good mommy. Last night when I was getting her ready for bed, every time I put…[Read more]

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    I know I’m late to the show, but if anyone would like to add me on Facebook my email is Meredith_5029@hotmail.com.

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Ugh! All of the women in 4 months are talking about CIO and how wonderfully it worked for them… makes me SOOO angry. No child deserves that. Why is it that as adults we find people to comfort us when we are down, yet we expect our infants to comfort themselves?

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Seuban: I did some research because like Jessica, I remember the doc telling me to call. When your baby is between 3-6 months, you’re supposed to call if their fever is 101 or higher. The doc will probably say she’s fine, but I would call.

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    So, I have to brag a little bit, because I feel like I accomplished something today. We went to downtown Port Orchard, where they were having Harborfest, as well as the farmers market. Levi was hungry, so I put her in the Moby and breastfed her as I walked around. This was a big accomplishment for me, as generally, if I nurse in public I’m…[Read more]

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    It sure is a small world, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Bri: that’s happened to me a couple of times. It’s like Levi gets lazy. Right now we’re having a hard time though. She has a yeast infection, a virus that also causes a rash, and she’s teething. Her first tooth is poking through and she’s only 3 months old… I can’t help but feel sorry for the poor girl. Yesterday was a rough day for both of us.

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Bri: My old apartment was up on ridgetop, until we bought our house in Bremerton. That’s so funny!! I wish there was a way for those of us that are close to get together… None of our friends have kids, so we don’t get out much anymore.

  • mereandgirl replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 1 year, 10 months ago

    Ha ha ha. Bri, I hear ya about the weather. I’m getting married today… outside! ๐Ÿ™‚ Go figure!

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