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    katjak7
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    I can’t have my dh next to Savannah either. He is too much of a heavy sleeper. I put up a barrier on the other side of her when we all have to sleep together. Otherwise I put her in a crib in our room because I am too worried that the barrier won’t work and she sprawls out like a starfish. But he is away for business so much of the time that we get to have the bed to ourselves which is way more of a relief!

    #6917887

    MamaRancourt
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    Babybean- I would try to discourage your friend to let her newborn CIO. It isn’t even feasible at that age, because they don’t understand. They cry because they NEED something. Not like older babies where everything is fine, they just want to be picked up. Never mind that it is NOT SAFE! A newborn could actally have brain damage from lack of oxygen to the brain if left to cry too long! It is not recommended until 3mons, some/most will actally say 6mons! Poor Baby, makes me want to cry!!

    #6918143

    Bri
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    *wyatts*mommy* – Ella’smommy has the right idea. I bet Wyatt has just gotten so use to not working that it’s a pain to do so. I hope compression nursing will help. Keep drinking at least 3 cups of mother’s milk tea a day and take fenugreek to help boost the supply. Eat your oatmeal, almonds and sticky rice as well! Between the boosters and compression nursing you should be able to get him latched on again. Also, after he nurses pump for about 15 minutes. This will help stimulate production as well. good luck

    #6918399

    phatbaby57
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    hannah-i noticed you are only 3 months pp. try to be patient with your body and remember that it has done something amazing for you and continues to by producing milk. it took 9 months of stretching out and will likely take 9 months of shrinking back. If you cut too many calories or exercise too hard your supply will drop so nice and easy whens the race. oh and a big benefit from bfing is the 500 calories you burn with no effort.

    #6918655

    Bri
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    styx – I wouldn’t push it. My first never took one but latched onto his blanket. He still carries it around. Maybe a teddy or blanket would be more to his speed. My second has a strong suck reflex. Although I don’t mind being a pacifier he doesn’t want to all the time. He wants to suck but not drink at the same time. So I nurse him and then pop one in. He’s not quite 5 months now and he can pull it out and put it back in on his own. Some babies like them and others don’t. I don’t like seeing toddlers with them so sooner then later I’ll be stopping the binky at night thing. That’s the only time he gets it. It stays on our bed.

    #6918911

    nic4charles
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    Ahhhh…I’m going crazy!!! I have a 3 week old & a 3 yr old. My 3 yr old is making me nuts!! It’s just us 3 home all day (dh is at work) and my 3 yr old wants to be right there every time I nurse the baby. I don’t mind that, but he is super noisy, which always makes the baby jump and breaks the latch. I ask my 3 yr old to stop, but he doesn’t listen at all while I’m nursing, it’s like he knows I can’t do anything about it while I’m feeding his brother. I’m soooooo stressed & I’m afraid it’s gonna effect my milk supply cause I’m so incredibly stressed about it…..

    #6919167

    JustTheBaker
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    I just got the best news. I’m in Canada, and we get a year maternity leave, but only at 55% pay. I was planning to go back to work in September as hubby is going back to school, so won’t be making money, but we just found out today that he got approved for student loans! Even better, it doesn’t just cover the tuition, it also covers living expenses, so I can stay off work for my full year! I am so excited! Not only does this mean that I don’t have to miss a bunch of firsts, (which is by far the best part) but by the time I go back to work, Braeden will only be a couple weeks shy of one year, so with my freezer supply, I shouldn’t have to pump at work at all, unless I decide I want to, so I don’t get too engorged! I feel so blessed today 🙂

    #6919423

    Amanda6387
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    Ladies the fb page is down for a bit! We will let you know when it is back up! Sorry for the inconvenience 🙂

    #6919679

    seuban0
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    So Zoey’s been sleeping most of the day, which is okay right now because I’m pretty sure it’s related to a growth spurt. She wakes to nurse and then goes back to sleep. But if I try to actually wake her up, she screams bloody murder. Her gums are swollen in a few places…is it normal for them to scream their little heads off while teething? She’s chewing on her hands and everything…and resting well…but if she’s awake, she’s yelling.

    PS. The doc is doing a CT Scan or Ultrasound on her head if it’s still growing rapidly next month. He’s a little concerned by how much she sleeps coupled with the fact that her head is now off the growth charts. Over 97 percent. While her height and weight are stuck back under 75. Large heads run in my family so I’m not too worried but I really hope her sleep isn’t from a brain tumor or something. Heh.

    #6919935

    styx
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    Lawsons-I cant say anything that the others havent so I am just going to say GOOD LUCK and YOU CAN DO IT!!! Your an amazing mommy and it will all work out….Cant wait for the good news Monday 🙂

    #6920191

    styx
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    Thats an awesome idea! I might have to make some if I find time this weekend with the crazy wedding 🙂

    #6920447

    katjak7
    Member

    katiebear – We used the sns the first couple of weeks with my daughter. I truly think that is what made her finally latch. Also, could it be that you have an overactive letdown that makes your lo come off alot?

    #6920703

    kinta
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    When does your breastmilk start to settle a bit? My son is 6 weeks on Friday and my milk still gushes out at every feed! It soaks him and me (even when I put a wrap under me) Its just a bit annoying since I feel embarrassed if I feed in public and I have to try catch it before it gets everyhere. It also makes feeding difficult and I find I have to lie down to feed so she doesn’t choke! Will it get better?

    #6920959

    TNMom
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    Lawson’s mom: You’re not too old! I was 36 when I had my last one. I’m now 38 and considering one more! 🙂 I know lots who have had them older.

    #6921215

    I have to pump inthe freakin bathroom. I hate it but I work for a company of less than 50 so they don’t have to provide a room. To my understanding. I work 8-5. I nurse at 6:30 and pump after. Then I pump at work at 9:30, 12:00, 2:30 and nurse when i get home as much as possible. I am always so afraid he will stop nursing.

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