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    Bri
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    angie2008 – There are a few women that like manual pumps more then electric but that is only a slight few. If you are working and plan on pumping for months-years then I would recommend getting a good electric pump. Medella does seem to be the best on the market but many women love Avent and a few other brands. I have been pumping for almost 14months with my Medella pump in style and love it. It is much easier on your hands and once your breasts get used to the pump you can get a lot. I always hand expresss afterwards just in case though.

    #6911229

    notsmithers
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    i got my period when my son was 4-5 months but i didnt get the second one until 6-7 weeks later! getting my period was bitter sweet for me as i didnt want them but i want to start on getting preg again soon as poss. i know that bf isnt 100% contraceptive but it doesnt help when i have to bf for another 6 months bc of allergy!!

    #6911485

    angelag3girls
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    felicia-lundstrom- Have you tried nursing during the day laying down? I have only had to do the walking around while nursing thing when I have let my LO get over hungry or if he had alot of gas.

    #6911741

    kathleen
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    omg in 4 days i have been breastfeeding my daughter keanna-leigh for 19 months and still with no sighs of her wanting to stop x

    #6911997

    Bri
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    Amy – That’s awful! I had a section and they gave him to me as soon as we were in recovery. Actually my husband showed him to be while they were sewing me up. I was nursing within five minutes in recovery. They asked whether I wanted to try then or when we got to our room. He never left my room except to get circ. the whole time we were there. I’m sorry for your experience. That makes me sad.

    #6912253

    SmurfWxMama
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    m.m.masi- I think strep is going around lol, hubby got it and then i had symptoms so they gave me amoxicillian, I’m also on naprosyn for a different reason and I’ve had a slight dip in my supply as well but not as bad as I was expecting so far. I’m feeling tons better so hope you start feeling better as well. Feb was not a good month in my house lol!

    #6912509

    angelag3girls
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    Nikki I think it is common for them to gain some weight but usually not alot.

    #6912765

    Kym22
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    I have been telling you guys about my ‘low’ supply all week. I was really hoping it was all in my head and trying not to judge my supply by my pumping sessions, but it happened last night. I put my LO to bed around 10pm & woke her at 6:30am this morning like always. I took her to change her diaper and it was DRY DRY DRY. All night long without going potty. 5 mins later she tinkled, but still all night without a wet diaper. Has anyone had their LO go all night without a tinkle?

    #6913021

    judi
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    katiebickell, Baby can have small amounts of cows’ milk by 9 months in her cereal and custard etc, but it’s not a substitute for breastfeeding. Surely if you can do 9 months you can do 12? I’m breastfeeding my 6th baby now, and have breastfed them until up to 2 years. Well, one didn’t take to breastfeeding and I had to wean her early, but the others went until well beyond their first birthday. Once you’re in that routine and you’re comfortable with it, it’s not that hard. Especially as they start eating more solid food and only really look for a couple of breastfeeds a day. Mine usually wanted one at bedtime – that was the last feed to go, as they were weaned.

    #6913277

    mickyg0606
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    My son is 8.5 months old and has recently become very distracted while breastfeeding. It has become very frustating. When I get the chance I go to another room and nurse him and that usually helps. The problem is I also have a 2 year old and don’t feel comfortable leaving her unattended while I go in another room to nurse Wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to limit the distraction when you have another little one at home too?

    #6913533

    Kym22
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    Parkersmomm1- so glad you got that checked out fast! Hope you get to feeling better really soon!

    #6913789

    campimama
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    Dulciana- I’m a SAHM and hardly ever pump- just if I’m going out with hubby or something. Baby is satisfied after nursing, but it takes me all day to pump enough for a 5 oz. bottle if I need it. My lo is also a chunk, so I know he’s getting plenty 😛

    Bri- Riley likes to nurse before bedtime for sure, but I’ve tried to get away from nursing before naps so that he learns to go to sleep by himself. Have you tried to change up the routine a bit? Hold him, cuddle, maybe rock a bit but don’t give him the boob…I know you are wanting to wean before the next one is born. Good luck with that! Congrats on bf for so long =)

    #6914045

    GladeK
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    I know this has been talked about before, but when did you get your periods back? Still no signs of it for me (I gave birth in November) and I actually would love get get mine back! We want to TTC again. (Yes, we are crazy!)

    #6914301

    toveandbrody, I do know what you’re talking about, but I think it’s just having less sleep and never resting. Before we had babies, we could sit down, take a nap, decide to go out on the spur of the moment. Now, every little thing has to be planned out, sleep is elusive, naps are out of the question,and our having a bad day is simply out of the picture. My sweet , old ob/gyn would chuckle at me and tell me that it’s part of being a mature woman (his response to everything, btw….1st stretch mark, droopy boobies, labor pain). LOL

    #6914557

    jazznshan
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    my daugther took bottles of formula in the hospital, yesturday she took two bottle of formula and a bottle of breastmilk from my friend. today she took two once formula then starting crying, i had to breastfeed the rest of the day. she cries as soon as i gave the formula. it was no problem in the beginning. now i think she got attached to the breast instead of the bottle.

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