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    angelag3girls
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    LJess2134, this happens to me too and I don’t think it gets worse per say but as they get older and want more it gets more noticeable. I usually stock up on the soaked oats, drink lots, and I drink a tea for nursing mothers. Have you tried pumping while you do have a good supply to suppliment while AF? Thats what I try to do is pump after LO has gone to bed for the night and have some for hubby and while my supply is low.

    #6912251

    SmurfWxMama
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    Ok so does anyone know when growth spurts are expected to happen?
    My lil guy was up for 2 nights in a row every hour and a half but then last night he was back to his every 3-4 hrs wake up routine….he’ll be 8 mths this wkend. And while at daycare one day he drank all his bottles, normally he only finishes bout half, so 4 oz. bottle he would normally do 2 oz. but the first day he was finishing all of it and then yesterday was back to about only 2 oz per bottle….eating solids just about the same as he was before….any info is appreciated!

    #6912507

    Bri
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    cluck77 – I’m sorry you are going through this. I have a pretty relaxed baby. He doesn’t care who is holding him as long as someone was. I think I was afraid of it so I let anyone and everyone hold him from the beginning. A month before daycare started Kekoa started getting really fussy if we put him down. So, I had to put him in his bouncer, swing or on his mat just so he would get used to it. He would fuss a bit but soon was just fine in watching me do things around the house. I would say take small steps. Let her see you but have her on the ground or in a bouncer. Talk to her while you get things done. Soon, she should be able to be fine with that and move onto having your mom sit with her while you are there and then you can move from the room. Baby steps…

    #6912763

    Bri
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    So, everyone look on the brighter side of no dairy….there is a lot of fat in dairy. I had stopped losing weight but once I stopped eatting all the cheese I started again!!! Call it a diet. HAHA!

    #6913019

    Angie2008
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    katie- she can NOT have cows milk until 1 year. If you made it to 9 months, you can surely make it another 3 months. You can start by just walking and taking small steps to get your body back.

    #6913275

    judi
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    My pediatric nurse said nursing the baby upside-down can help clear a clogged pore, because they usually occur on the top, where baby’s suck is less strong. Not really sure just how to do that, but it’s a thought! I’ve had mastitis quite a few times, and that’s what she suggested.

    #6913531

    RNJeni
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    At least once aay my 2 wk old nurses for 45min, then wants to eat more about 30 min later , then more an hour later. Is she not getting enough milk from the breast ? the rest of the time she seems happy with her feeds, but this seems to happen at least once a day

    #6913787

    brieblue
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    I’m just curious but who feeds their baby right before bedtime? My LO won’t go to sleep unless he is fed. I’m just wondering if I’m alone on this one.

    #6914043

    mamaharvey
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    Any advice on pumping once a day and nursing 9 month old while pregnant again? I just found out that I am 5 weeks pregnant and as of right now I nurse my son on demand and he has two breast milk bottles during the day while I work. I usually just pump once during the day for the last 3 or 4 months, before that I pumped twice a day. Since I’ve been pregnant my milk looks different. It has a bluish tint and separates into 3 different layers whereas it used to be white and only two layers.

    #6914299

    Bri
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    mskitty – Do what you feel is right. Kekoa was sleeping in his bed by then because he was awful to sleep with. We got kicked and punched all night long. HAHA! Mabe start nursing in her room and putting back to bed asleep. Then once she’s ok with that then nurse her until drozy and continue on like that until she’s going to bed awake. Then maybe she’ll start just putting herself back to sleep when she wakes up, instead of having you get up. But really, that’s if you want her sleeping alone. I know families that have family beds. The kids don’t sleep in their own bed until they are three or so. This works for them. It wouldn’t for me. I would be knocked out by my son. HAHA! Even spending the night at my moms is awful. He and I have to share a bed and it kills me. He head butted me and it left a mark.

    #6914555

    Bri
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    Cheeky Dee – I don’t believe in actual nipple confusion but I do believe babies know what’s easier. Breastfeeding takes work and practice. Once they get it down they do tend to like to get milk from the tap rather then a bottle but if you start a bottle too soon two things can happen. First they find it easier to get the milk from a bottle which may lead to them not wanting to breastfeed and second your supply hasn’t been established yet. I would hold off at least a month before introducing the bottle. And really even if you don’t there will be plenty of other times for Dad to bond with baby.

    #6914811

    JamieGarcia
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    kinta~sorry if what I wrote set you off. My lo is on half bf/formula untill my supply is back up. Bf is so important to me because I didn’t really get a chance with my other daughter. I was in the army (9 years!!) and had to leave her when she was 4 months old to deploy to Iraq. Now that I’m out of the service I feel like I have a second chance to make the most out of this special time. I hope you did not take offense 🙂

    #6915067

    NatashaMc
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    LauraID-I have no idea why he does it but my son does the same thing when he’s finished. He get’s breast milk in a bottle so I know it’s not coz he’s hungry. He’s six months and still does it, I give him a pacifier to calm him. Usually he won’t scream after the morning feedings….weird huh? Well, if you figure it out I’d like to know the answer as well! He also spits up a lot too, maybe it’s connected?

    #6915323

    MiamiMom2b
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    Hi ladies! My LO is 7 weeks and STILL only takes one breast because I produce SOOO much milk. Anyways, I have a question about percentiles. What does it mean if your baby in in the 90th percentile for weight?? I haven’t been able to figure this out 😛

    #6915579

    MS
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    Hello ladies! Has anyone here tried to breastfeed through a pregnancy? I am 8 weeks pregnant and still breastfeeding my first baby, who is 8 month old. The problem is that my milk is drying out, I can barely express 20ml (about .5 oz) from both breasts at a time! I was hoping I could continue until he is a year old, but I guess its not happening. I tried pumping and drinking breastfeeding tea, but it doesn’t seem to help my milk supply. I guess my second baby needs the nutrients! Any suggestions?

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