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

    DJ your boyfriend will be able to feed the baby too….bottles of expressed milk & once your baby is on solids…and there are other ways for your boyfriend to bond with the baby–diaper changes, nighttime routine, playtime, bathtime, etc.

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

    playtex drop ins were the only ones that my baby would drink from and we tried all of them. i wished she hadn’t–more waste, but the nipple seemed closest to mine i guess (haha!) and bpa free too.
    i did try the adiri nurser but she didn’t go for it really, she played it with more than anything, but i agree only buy one bottle at a time. i have…[Read more]

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

    xtrish–i agree–give it a try!! you might find it’s easier than you think….and like the other ladies said, any breastmilk is better than none at all. my attitude when i was pregnant was kinda similar to yours…i was gonna give it a try & probably do formula when i went back to work, but once i’ve started i really realized how beneficial…[Read more]

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

    any suggestions—i want to start weaning the day time nursing sessions, but she’s not big on taking a sippy/bottle of milk from me. she’s fine with juice, but for some reason any time i offer her milk she throws it away from me. the only time i’ve gotten her to drink milk from a sippy was in the car one time! any tips? you ladies are the best!!! 🙂

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

    fyi, i ate steel cut oats today instead of my usual soaked oats and i pumped about 2 ounces more than usual. thought i’d share.

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

    i heard today on NPR that the chemical melamine (spelling?), which was found in baby formula in china–a few babies dies & a whole bunch were very ill. well this chemical was found in major brands of formula in the USA. they said it was trace amounts…..anyone else hear this today? really scary!!! 🙁 it just strengthens my committment to…[Read more]

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

    i gained about 55 lbs when i was pregnant (that was when i stopped counting!!) i had lost all of it plus an extra 5 pounds by maddy’s 1st birthday. i ate what i wanted for the most part, but exercised everyday–walking, hiking, yoga, dancing all with my baby….i know breastfeeding really helped me lose weight. sometimes i saw a dip in my…[Read more]

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

    nadisha—when i returned to work my baby didn’t want a bottle either…..but there’s no reason to stop breastfeeding, keep pumping and saving your milk…but you might want to try different bottles/nipples/feeding positions. sometimes the temperature of the milk will make a difference too.

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

    i gained about 55 lbs when i was pregnant (that was when i stopped counting!!) i had lost all of it plus an extra 5 pounds by maddy’s 1st birthday. i ate what i wanted for the most part, but exercised everyday–walking, hiking, yoga, dancing all with my baby….i know breastfeeding really helped me lose weight. sometimes i saw a dip in my…[Read more]

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

    i don’t know if this is possible for all you working mamas, but when my supply dipped pretty low i lucked out & my daycare was closed for a five day weekend…so lots of nursing and that boosted up my supply again.

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

    my baby pinches too….so i giver her a small blanket to grab or i let her play with whatever pendant i have on.

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

    i’m on facebook and the hey facebook breastfeeding is not obscene group page and there’s always somebody trying to tell women that it’s inappropriate to nurse in public or nurse in general and trying to sell it to the other women. i get so angry reading some of that! so my point is–thanks to everyone on here. it’s nice to read all positive…[Read more]

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

    hey question:
    my little girl is 14 months now & i would like to stop pumping at work…..will my supply maintain itself enough to still nurse when at home? (usually a 5pm nurse, 8pm nurse & whenever she wakes up in the night & then a 7am nurse)
    also any suggestions for daytime weaning? i would like her to drink breastmilk/cowmilk from a sippy…[Read more]

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

    i work full time and use the avent purely yours. it’s under $200 (have no idea what that is in pounds). i like it but wish i had spent more $ and gotten the medela. it does the job, easy to clean, etc….but there were days when i felt like i should pump more. after i take off the pump b/c no more milk was coming out, i could hand express some…[Read more]

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

    samanthaandgirls~~how old is your lo? have you thought about co-sleeping at all? co sleeping wasn’t something i was interested in doing but i had to to survive! some nights she would wake up over and over again….so i’d initially put her down in her crib for the evening and then when the waking started bring her to bed with me, kick my husband…[Read more]

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

    well i’m officially done with pumping at work!! i’m still nursing 3-4 times at home & my supply seems to be enough for those times. my little girl will be 15 months next week.

  • hey working mamas!! not too much action on here, guess that’s because we are all sooooo busy. lol. work at our jobs and then work at home. i haven’t been on here in ages.

    babyshoes–i hear ya!! i hate working & wish i could be a stay at home mom too. the first year was the worst, but now it’s a bit easier (my daughter is 19…[Read more]

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

    dustins mommy–whenever my baby gets antsy at the breast i bring her to my bed and feed her lying down. always seems to work for us for some reason.

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

    my baby was gassy too. i had to cut ALL Dairy & soy out of my diet. if i even had a bit of butter or cheese, i could tell a difference. as she got older and her digestive tract matured a bit, i was able to reintroduce dairy. now she has no problems.

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

    xtrish–i agree–give it a try!! you might find it’s easier than you think….and like the other ladies said, any breastmilk is better than none at all. my attitude when i was pregnant was kinda similar to yours…i was gonna give it a try & probably do formula when i went back to work, but once i’ve started i really realized how beneficial…[Read more]

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