• phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    ash-i really don’t know much about the surgery you’re having, but would at all be possible to get something like an epidural so you could nurse sooner? You would be awake if you did that, and I’ll admit that might freak me out a bit, and I’m not sure if I could do it, but perhaps you think you could and would be worth it to nurse. If not, maybe…[Read more]

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    i’d talk to keri about. she must know how lawson is. if it were me and seth and seth was insistent on it i’d say okay but if baby needs calming down you have to go there and do it.

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    I think I’ve been picking up everyone on Facebook as they announce who they are but if I missed you, I’m Jessica Long Wilder.

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    laura-you know i’ve co-sleep the whole time and if you’re afraid something will happen i understand. i use to worry all the time when Isaac was smaller. at any rate you could pull the covers at least to your hips and ollie would still be just as safe and you’d be warmer and less stiff. hope you start getting more sleep. i hate sleep deprivation!

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    okay now that i’ve figured that out, i’ll start working on world peace and cancer

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    i had my first period 15 months pp but it is completely within the realm of normal to not have one before you wean completely. as for weaning, i say what’s the rush. i think you will know in your heart when the timing is right. Just don’t let other people’s opinion of what you should do make you do something you don’t feel is right, I set the…[Read more]

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    mama-if you are pregnant there’s a good chance she will wean early, i’d go wwith the flow until it becomes important enough to battle it out with your baby b/c it will likely be a fight if you stop before she’s ready.

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    emilee-that sucks! i know it’s probably not possible but i believe i’d be encouraging a career change.

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    scarlet-do you have a freezer supply at all? i did and i still always felt panicky whenever i was having to pull from it instead of being able to pump enough fresh for that day. it turns out i had exactly enough to make it to one year. his last day at daycare as an 11 month old i pulled his last freezer bag out and thawed it. it was really…[Read more]

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    hchina-yes and I know i have plenty of milk. i think we are being used as a pacifer.

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    i’m weaning myself from the pump. it’s so weird to stop pumping before my breasts are drained.

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    I went back part time at three months and was as concerned as you. my daycare seemed fine with feeding on demand and i knew my lo would certainly not allow them to ignore him when he was hungry. he becomes quite vocal about hunger. anyhow, i started by giving more than i thought he would eat and asking them to record how much he consumed at…[Read more]

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    Tara-I’ve heard most women can. Sometimes there can be supply issues/ worse engorgement. You know I’d say give it a try and if you can what a great surprise, and if you can’t you’re one of the women that formula is meant for.

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    I have brown eyes and Seth has blue. Isaac got the blue eyes of his daddy. I pretty much love them. I used to cry (literally) to mom all the time about wishing I had blonde hair and blue eyes when I was younger. Now fortunately I’m just happy being me!

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    I think that’s my problem. My lo is not a sound sleeper. in fact i think he can hear my thoughts when i even think about laying him in his crib. you’ll never see a baby whose eyes open faster. my husband jokes that he is like one of those baby dolls that closes its eyes when you lay it down only he’s opposite.

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    I’m from Knoxville too. I love the Chattanooga Aquarium! The Ripley’s in Gatlinburg is even better though in you ever get the opportunity to see it. East Tennessee does aquariums right.

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    People don’t know what they’re talking about when it comes to baby size anyways. I’m always hearing ‘big boy’ from people. He is in the 5th percentile. I just smile and nod. He’s a little squirt but I’m only 5 foot tall 102 lbs so I wouldn’t expect any thing else.

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    I intend on doing self weaning, but I pump b/c I work full time. I plan on tossing the pump or at least not worrying about how much I’m getting after he turns 12 months. I love, LOVE to nurse, but I hate to pump. Oh and 9 months may feel like eternity, but I promise when the time comes you’ll feel like it was just a blink away.

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    I take a woman’s multi and a folic acid

  • phatbaby57 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 3 months ago

    I only have one child, but I’m pretty sure if you’re going to be a SAHM I would just breastfeed. If you pump, you’ll have to pump everytime you feed to mantain supply so there will be an extra step. Not to mention the bottle washing and preparing. I know several ladies here a second time moms so it’s definitely possible to breastfeed a newborn…[Read more]

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