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    Ready4No2
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    Sorry, I guess I should explain. I still can’t get my DD to take a bottle, so I pump a little to try the bottle and it doesn’t work, so it gets thrown out. Or I pump thinking I should keep a freezer supply, but what’s the point if I can’t get her to take it?

    #6915356

    Bri
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    secondchance – Most definately. My son had a bad latch and just wouldn’t for over two months! Around six weeks he latched on one day. He then didn’t wean himself until 21months. Good Luck!

    #6915612

    Ready4No2
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    Mtotowangu – pumping is a horrible way to tell how much your LO is getting. Your baby will always be more efficient than a pump. The best way to know for sure is to do a weigh-feed-weigh. I EBFed for 6 months and then BFed for another 15 months (just weaned at 21 months) and I was only ever able to pump 2oz total but I’m confident my DD was always able to get enough. Another way to know is going by your LO’s wet and dirty diapers. Good luck, but don’t stress over your pump!

    #6915868

    deeyore486
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    blessedx4, I breastfeed constantly, and was pumping off 40oz a day (I have MAJOR overproduction issues!!) and still got my period at 8 weeks. Its just like clockwork! Was that way with my first bub as well!

    #6916124

    marli
    Member

    I think the reason she is introducing formula is because of her schedule, which isn’t an excuse but I guess I can understand.

    #6916380

    About BF in public. I’m like Expecting and haven’t been able to do it either. I’m a backseat nurser too! Even out my in-laws house, my MIL told me that there’s a rocker in their room so I could use it when I needed to nurse. So I get kicked out while LO nurses, but I guess it gives us time together! I’m not opposed to BF in public, and I love to see other women do it. I just can’t really figure out how to do it, like, the logistics of it! How do you get LO to latch on in the grocery store while you’re walking and pushing a cart? When you’re in a store, do you go somewhere and sit and nurse, or do you just keep walking? And then, how do you make sure you’re covered while LO’s latching? I just have no idea how to do it, so if anyone has some pointers then let me know! lol

    #6916636

    AMK1984
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    my friend pumped for all most 6 months after returning to work. She used the medela lactina that she rented. I am planning on purchasing one, I am planning on having 3 kids so it will definitely get its use.

    #6916892

    HannahKay
    Member

    oh and guess what ladies? my lo has gained 7 ounces in less than a week!!! lactation consultant said that was due to me ebf! that was very rewarding news for me

    #6917148

    Teething is definitely my signal to stop! I only BF at night during the day I pump n bottle. It hurts way to bad even with the nipple shield. I don’t know how you women do it. I was to the point were I was grabbing the seat I was sitting on while feeding and closingmy eyes tryingto think of a happy place. lol

    #6917404

    cosmomama
    Member

    balsamfir- I do have one. I used them every time I fed my first son. This son seems to latch great, so I haven’t needed it. I found it to also be a lifesaver. But I don’t want my son to get attached to it if he latches on well without it.

    imgibson- my issue is the same. It’s the left breast that squirts and that he doesn’t like. He latches on to the right most of the time, though he still fusses. I usually rotate which breast I feed with first, but lately I’ve gone to the one he doesn’t like, just so it’ll get some stimulation before he wants nothing to do with it, then I give him the other one. I don’t know what’s causing it, but I’m worried about my supply if he keeps it up!

    #6917660

    deeyore486
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    jessicalynn21, got pregnant with our second son while breast feeding and using condoms!

    #6917916

    phatbaby57
    Member

    i own a moby and love it. i was it with my 10 month old all the time. i have not figured out how to nurse in it though.

    #6918172

    ahree: Breastfeeding is a struggle in the beginning, that’s an understatement! I was like you though, determined and in the end that determination (stubborness) was the only thing that got me through. I had a friend tell me ‘if it’s stressing you out, why don’t you just quit?’ Not the words I wanted or needed to hear, but I just shook my head and kept on trying. Eventually we (my son and I) finally figured out a groove and after that I can honestly say it was one of my very favorite things. Breastfeeding was never super comfortable for me, but knowing that my body was still providing all of my sons needs was such an amazing feeling. I also LOVED when he was a little older (around three months I think) and he would look up at me while nursing and smile, it was priceless. Keep on keeping on, it will get easier and you’ll be so thankful you stuck with it. If there’s anything I can help you with, feel free to send me a msg. I don’t check here very often since my son is 3.5 lol, but I’m due in August so I’ll be back :-).

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    Bri
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    #6918684

    Bri
    Member

    petskies – I agree but it’s totally up to mom. I’d rather her nurse her baby then not nurse because she feels pressure into doing it with others around.

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