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    mommynwifey5
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    ~*My family really isn’t big on breastfeeding and at 1st I would go inot another room to do it now if anyone is over I just tell whoever doesn’t want to see look the other way til I have him latched on good then I cover up! My in laws it’s different I go into a whole nother room b/c I don’t want my father in law to see ANYTHING (it’s a long story) The only time I breastfeed in public was at the doctors I’m to trying to work out the whole latching on without someone seeing and then the walking around and pushing the buggie while breatsfeeding! Pointers would be GREAT! Also I never leaked while pregnant with all 5 of my children but after I had them OMG my breast would get so full and at night they would leak bad! This time is the only time I did leak during day and it’s b/c I’m breatsfeeding and didn’t let it dry up! So I’m sure you will do just fine!!!!!! My little man is 8 weeks old and a week ago was 10lbs 6oz so he is well fed!!!!*~

    #6916641

    T3POandR2D2
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    babybean3 – Your milk will regulate to your baby’s needs. Whatever your baby eats, your body will produce that much. It won’t effect your supply since it is your baby that is maintaining it.

    #6916897

    mrsjmickens1
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    emilylou i can guarantee you not all formula feeders are lazy. some of us are breastfeeders who had complications and prefer not to starve our babies. i know if i was able i would still be breastfeeding at this point.

    #6917153

    Bri
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    *wyatts*mommy* – You can always pump after feedings. It may take a while but your supply might build up and you’ll start geting more. As for Easter, you don’t have to give a bottle. We travel around the state all the time. When he’s hungry we just pull of to the side of the road and while at my families’ houses I just feed on the couch or move to the living room which is a little more private. I’m sure there are rooms that you can feed in. But if you are set on bringing milk you can use an ice chest in the car.

    #6917409

    AnthonyandMary
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    Bri & lisset005- I have the lanisinoh cream i used it last night and i felt soooo much better! she nursed very well to, i did the football hold copared to the cradle hold it it was a lot better…i breastfed with my son but i never had these problems :-(…i use a pillow when im feeding her too, i just get tired of taking her off and putting her on the breast when she doesnt latch well, she gets wet i get wet, and its frustrating…thanks so much for your help and i will definitely keep up with applying my cream and use the warm wash cloth! thanks so much!!

    #6917665

    Bri
    Member

    mouvelous – How come you didn’t get it clipped? My second son was tongue tied. We found out at my PP appointment (3 days) and got it clipped at 6 days. My nipples took a beating until then but the doctor gave my an ointment. It was easy. It was like clipping a hang nail and then he latched on right afterwards.

    #6917921

    MamaRancourt
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    Ellasmommy23- Thanks Babe! I have had mastitis 4x and so nervous. But I totally agree, if I pump then the milk is needed. Ugg… thanks!

    #6918177

    babybean3
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    Thanks for the advice phatbaby. I nursed him only twice last night he just cuddled mostly and I let his daddy cuddle him a lot to give me a little break

    #6918433

    Bri
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    expecting-2b-patient – Before I started work my husband and I did a trial run for a week. He stayed home and did what our daycare would have done. Then we knew how much to make. I did have to rely on them if they thought I needed to bring more. I also went in and fed at lunch. They knew I was there at noon or shortly there after so not to feed him.

    #6918689

    Amallama
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    Bri and deeyore- thank you! I have made some attempts at block feeding but havent found it help much, I guess I have to be more vigilant. Was pumping a bit off first but didnt want to increase my supply. I hope the LC has some lightbulb solution I hadnt thought of, but I just keep thinking that in a few months when she can handle it she is going to like the fast let down. Its heartbreaking now to see her choke and cough. I think she has stopped comfort nursing too because of it 🙁

    #6918945

    Bri
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    babybean3 – I’m so sorry! I wish there was more I can say. I’ll be here anytime you need to talk/vent/or whatever.

    #6919201

    Shannon13
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    Hmmm, I have been basically feeding on demand, but with the idea that we aim to go at least an hour and a half between feedings. Obviously this is not always the case, and at times we do cluster feed also. She is only 7 weeks, and this has really helped me to see that her crying at about one hour after eating each time really tends to mean she is more tired than hungry (even though she will root around at this time too). With her reflux, she wants to feed all the time, but we found that if we let her it would get worse and worse and she would spit up more and more, which would cause her to become more and more fussy. So I don’t know, I guess I have a cross between feed on demand and schedule.

    #6919457

    JustTheBaker
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    beachmomma, I checked your profile, your LO is still very young, I was surprised that you would feel flat already. Perhaps your body is adjusting more quickly than most people? Once your milk has regulated it is normal to not feel full all the time, but as I said, at only 8 days PP, I’m surprised that you wouldn’t feel full already. Nurse as often as possible, allow your baby to use the breast as a pacifier, and maybe try some foods/herbs to increase supply. Bri and a few others can give you a better idea, but what they usually talk about is fermented oatmeal and fenugreek.

    #6919713

    JustTheBaker
    Participant

    hold on, this page explains it better http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/foremilk-hindmilk.html

    #6919969

    phatbaby57
    Member

    rachels-you might be starting to regulate a little bit and that’s why you’re pumping less. Just keep going at it. If you’re still able to pump that much, I’m not sure why your baby would still show signs of hunger after a feed. Are you sure it isn’t gas or reflux that is causing distress?

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