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  • #6916866

    MamaRancourt
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    SEUBAN0 – Like I said to HannahKay, I remember my son attached to me all day, all night!! Newborns LOVE to suck, my son never took to a pacifier either… you’re basically theirs for the first month and a half I’d say. There were sooo many times I was going to call it quits in the beginning. They are ALWAYS on you, and everyone tells you it’ll get better, and you can’t see how– but it will! You’d think the bigger they get the more they’ll fed, but it isn’t true, they’ll eat less, believe it or not! Also lactation consultants always told me that a breastfed baby will never over eat. The flow of milk tells them they’re full. She’s more then likely just ‘hanging out’… *sigh, so normal!

    #6917122

    Bri
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    MyBabySuprise – Sorry it took so long for me to comment…my husband has monopolized the computer all day. Anyways, we are just going to his 2month appointment tomorrow. Alex is definately over 14lbs and could be 15lbs by now? I’ll let you know. But it doesn’t matter how big they are….his stomach is still not ready for solids. It takes time to develop. It’s like when they are inside us. My first son was born at 39weeks but didn’t have suck reflex…he just wasn’t ready. He was also 8lb 11oz at birth. Alexander was 10lb 11oz at birth so being 15lbs is not surprising. I recommend waiting until 6 months! Ask around to other doctors.

    #6917378

    seuban0
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    Sorry, 2ndtimemommy. WIC is great. This Ameda pump is awesome because it’s a double. I also have a single electric Philips Avent which worked really well too but wasn’t as convinent and was really pricey for a single. Have you looked into renting a pump? I’m not sure if they do pump rentals in Canada but maybe you could get a strong pump that could help train your body to pump well and then go with a lesser one to use after that? I don’t know. I’m sorry. I did so much research when I thought I was going to have to buy one but then I was fortunate enough to get mine free. It’s amazing how much of my day goes into thinking about breast milk! lol

    #6917634

    JustTheBaker
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    cosmama, I have over-active letdown as well. Braeden is 9 weeks old now, and for the most part, things have improved on their own. He used to pull off choking on both breasts, now it’s usually only on the left. When he pulls off, milk goes everywhere! I try to keep a towel nearby to direct the milk into when he does that, but he often gets it all over his face before I can redirect. So a couple things to help. Sometimes this happens because you have an overabundant milk supply. To help stop this, you should feed only from one breast per feeding, and if you are pumping, as long as you don’t need the extra milk for work or something, just stop pumping. For most people, this will regulate your milk supply. For me – well, I still have an overabundant supply, and still get engorged on a fairly regular basis. And I have been only feeding on one breast since my milk came in at 4 days old, and rarely pump. Other options you can try, are to pump at bit before putting the baby to the breast, to allow your let-down to activate, and just put the baby on when the flow slows. This again doesn’t work for me, because I cannot achieve let-down with a pump. So the other thing that I have been told, is that the baby will learn to handle it better, as he gets older. And for Braeden that’s true. My let-down is as over-active as ever – the other day I forgot to put in my bra pads, and when he started nursing from one breast, the other starting squirting right through my shirt, and hit the cat who was sitting at my feet. HAHA! But he is getting better at handling it, and only has a problem with one breast now, which has a stronger letdown reflex than the other (btw, the boob that shot the cat was the weaker-reflex boob) And he doesn’t always choke, usually just when I’m engorged, which is usually 1-2 feedings per day.

    #6917890

    babybellybliss
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    babybean- glad she at least decided to wait, maybe she will decide to not do it at all. 🙂

    #6918146

    phatbaby57
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    lawson-wait as long as you can to introduce. it is the one regret i have. i was so eager to try it out i bent and started around five months. i just couldn’t wait. i’m quit the foodie and really wanted him to experience food. well, he hated all food for a long time. it ended up being a power struggle b/c i was so determined and i was worried constantly about him not eating solids all b/c i couldn’t wait. anyhow, just try to wait. it’s way less stressful and uncomplicated offering just breast milk.

    #6918402

    HannahKay
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    sometimes when Haven first starts nursing she will go ahhhhhh. makes me feel really good b/c i know that is all me makin her happy

    #6918658

    ok. so after my son nurses i always pump to get out some more to keep them producing enough. i always put it in fridge. i wanna kno if it is ok if i put it in fridge then freeze it. i cant freeze 1/2 an ounce all the time. so i just keep adding to same bottle every time n by end of 24 hours i get bout 5oz. i gotta start freezing because i am going back to work on the 19th. so is it ok to refriguate… then freeze ?

    #6918914

    MiniOface
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    Anyone get a clogged duct who is nursing long term? I’m at 11 months nursing and I woke up this morning with soreness in my left breast. I had a clogged duct at 1 month and and this feels exactly like that. I didn’t realize you could get one this far along into nursing.

    #6919170

    Bri
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    momofcash – That is cool. I don’t watch the show but you brought back images of my husband. He was so helpful. He learned from the LC how to latch a baby and in the beginning when you need more then one set he tried to help. Then after buying our pump he boiled the parts for me and gave me a tutorial on how. My mom and I were cracking up watching him demonstrate the pump on himself. He really was a big support in the beginning with Chris. This time around I dsidn’t need help, just did it while he watched Chris.

    #6919426

    Nursing strike over!

    #6919682

    phatbaby57
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    2NDTIME-love it! SEUBAN-try hylands homeopathic teething tablets. isaac doesn’t scream but you can tell he is uncomfortable and cranky. these seem to do the trick.

    #6919938

    netters: i would try sitting your LO upright during feeds and try small more frequent feeds..how long on the reflux meds?? sometimes they can take a little to start working. i hope things get better for you..also..i started drinking chamomile tea and peppermint water and i can tell it helps ease his tummy..good luck

    #6920194

    Ready4No2
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    Noah colts – your breasts have just learned how much your LO needs. I remember bawling my eyes out when that happened, thinking I’d lost my supply completely 🙂

    #6920450

    Bri
    Member

    Jessica, my first didn’t have solids until he was over 7 months. Alex loves his food and we just started at 6 months. My mom didn’t give me anything until I was over a year. I wasn’t interested and was still growing high in the growth charts just on breastmilk.

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