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    phatbaby57
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    I know my latch was harder when Isaac was younger b/c I got so engorged on my right side (my good producing boob). Anyhow his little mouth wasn’t big or strong enough to latch properly. I bet as your lo gets bigger it will get better.

    #6917663

    EllasMommy23
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    jessicalynn- i know that people on here have continued to BF while pregnant. Bri’s first son weaned like 2 months or so before she had her younger son. There are even people that continue to BF two children. Good luck to you!

    #6917919

    babybellybliss
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    em2- thanks, thats an awesome site! gunna try some of those techniques!

    #6918175

    phatbaby57
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    babybean-we were going through all night nursing for a while and i was exhausted b/c regardless of how often i had to wake up to feed I had to get up at 5:45 to go to work. No naps for me. Anywho, I talked to the ped for suggestions on what to do. She is a middle of the road type. She supports CIO but also understands mothers who don’t. I don’t do CIO. Her suggestion was to start reducing nursing time by 20% at a time. So in my case (ps I cosleep) half the time Isaac would wake up long enough to wake me, allow me to get him latched and two suckles be out. For those sessions I simply pulled him closer to me and a couple of pats on his back and he was out. On the longer nurses I would reduce the time. I had it down to one session a night then he got an ear infection and now we are on vacation so he’s back to about four times a night. Once we get home I’ll start work him about down to once a night. Oh and I was worried about thirst too. I’d bring a sippy up for when it wasn’t his ‘normal’ nursing time and he didn’t go right back down with a few pats. I’d offer him a drink of water and most of the time he’d go on back to sleep. If not I would nurse.

    #6918431

    MamaRancourt
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    Okay, thanks girls for the help! BUT, I’ve only been nursing him thus far. So I don’t really know for sure how much milk he needs at one feeding and at what time if should be given. That’s the confussing part of breastfeeding, you don’t know how much they are taking, and I let him ‘snack all day’ for 6mons… no schedule. Normally it seems to be 15oz in a 6hr period. Only because he does sleep 12hrs straight and I leave before the first feeding. But my SIL was watching him and he drank 22oz in a 6hr period!! Plus she knew I was coming home at 2 and still thawed milk out of the fridge and was giving it to him when I walked through the door! Samething with my MIL! But when I told my MIL on Monday not to feed him after 1pm so he was hungry for me after 2pm. She never used the thawed milk, she used the ‘reserve’ thawed milk. Dave said it’s my fault, maybe I just need to be more forward with everyone. I just feel like they’re so nice for helping I don’t want to be ‘picky’ or like they’re doing something wrong, or nervous they will….

    #6918687

    Bri
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    AbbottBaby – I went through low supply with my first. It can be overcome and really makes you feel good when that happens. Fermented oatmeal is my best trick. Sticky rice and almonds have also helped. You should see a difference with the meds as well. In the US we can’t get it but I’ve heard really good things about it. Keeping nursing and pumping as often as you can. Also, with food poisoning there is no need to pump and dump. It won’t effect your baby one bit.

    #6918943

    Bri
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    That’s awesome Leslie!!! I knew you could do it.

    #6919199

    mereandgirl
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    The way I see it, back in the day there were no watches, so babies weren’t on schedules. All babies were breastfed, and ate whenever they were hungry. Why mess with time proven results? I think it’s disgusting that they are making formulas that ‘thickening in babies belly to help your baby sleep through the night.’ If the baby is waking up hungry in the night, then feed them. They need the calories! Argh.. Sorry about the vent. I’m sick of seeing chocolate formula ‘so your picky toddler gets the nutrition they need,’ and hearing how formula is just as good as breastmilk. I’m tired of all of our friends telling me that I better get some formula, because i’ll never make it through teething, or long car trips, or being sick.

    #6919455

    JustTheBaker
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    NIP – Braeden needs to be rocked while feeding in public, or he gets too distracted, so I stand, cradle him in my arms, lean back so I don’t fall over haha! and rock back and forth. I guess the closest illustration would be the third pic down, but I don’t hold the breast. I do have to hold it when sitting though, sitting changes the angle.

    #6919711

    EllasMommy23
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    maddux- your LO is still very young, so his belly is so little. it fills and empties quickly so he needs to eat often. I had to feed Ella every 2 hours (if we made it to that) for a pretty long time. But it does get better!

    #6919967

    LaIslaBonita
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    Becoming a lactation consultant ‘aint’ an easy job!! lol I was researching on becoming a LC cause I thought it would be easy peasy (nursing my baby with no help from anyone except you ladies). I have a new found respect for LC. They make you jump through hoops man. I wonder what cave women did….!

    #6920223

    phatbaby57
    Member

    swinter-i would say that you probably will only have to pump for the first year as long as your lo tolerates dairy okay. isaac pretty much just nurses at night now during the week b/c i work full time. on the weekend he nurses more b/c i’m available. i intend on letting him lead the way on weaning, but i think if i was pumping and nursing i’d let go of the pumping around 12 months. that’s what i did anyhow. i pumped for the last time friday morning.

    #6920479

    hisbbymamax6
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    I wondering how 2 get my son 2 take a bottle, he is 8 months now and I’m returning back 2 school this fall and plan on going full time,, my son will not nurse BM from a bottle or sippy cup so I’m worried about leaving him anywhere any suggestions

    #6920735

    Bri
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    Leslie, that was a lot. With my first I had Regence so I had to pay about $5,000 total. I had Aetna this last time and so everything was covered. Well everything but the 20week u/s so I was out of pocket $800 this pregnancy. I didn’t have to pee before walking around but I had to pee before leaving the hospital. That was easy. HAHA! I had Alex at 6:35pm, discharge around 11am and Alex was discharged around 6pm. Friday evening to Saturday evening. Only one night away from Chris. Next time I’m hoping to be away in the same amount of time. HAHA! I hate staying away from the children. Although today I could use a break. I need to go get my eyebrows waxed and a mani/pedi sounds nice. Of course my MIL is out of town and Hubby is at work. Boo!! HAHA! Maybe this weekend.

    #6920991

    I am so tired, feel like crying as I know its going to be little sleep again. And dh is at work tomorrow so no chance of a lie in or a nap. Toddler + newborn = no sleep!

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