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    horseygal
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    Very well spoken once again Bri! So today i went back to work and Sadie went to daycare-boohoo. We survived. I have a ‘pump station’ in our nurses room closet at school. But, the refrigerator is down a hall. I forgot to bring a bag so had to smuggle my bag of milk down to the freezer. It was pretty funny, I normally wouldn’t care who saw it, but I ‘m a school counselor and I could imagine the horror on a teenaged boys face:)

    #6915108

    Bri
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    MiamiMom2b – The rule is, depending on your milk it can last 4-6 hours not cooled IF it hasn’t been touched or cooled. Once you put it in the fridge and then warm it up you have 1 hour to use. Once Baby’s lips have touched the milk (even if it was freshly pumped) you only have 1 hour to use it. Pretty much, it lasts the longest out of the fridge when it’s in a sterial environment like a freshly pumped bottle. Once an environment for bacteria is created such as warming the bottle and Baby’s mouth touches the milk then your count down for an hour is to begin. Of course if it’s been just over an hour I wouldn’t throw it out but NEVER put a bottle back into the fridge after it’s been warmed up.

    #6915364

    Jamiee
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    ann n sean – I never used bc because that was my fear. I do NOT want to get pregnant again either. For now condoms are the way we go.

    #6915620

    Jamiee
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    I got AF back at 6 weeks. I pumped throughout the day everyday and the week before I was due to get AF every month I noticed a drop of about 4oz each day (I would normally get about 8 so it was cut by half). And every month I would freak out that I wasnt getting enough and my supply was gone for good, but every month the day AF came my supply came almost instantly back to normal. Crazy!!

    #6915876

    My LO has green poop quite often and sometimes it is stringy. She is gaining weight like crazy and the doctor said don’t change a thing. I know us moms worry constantly but if your LO is gaining weight, I’d try not to worry so much about the color.

    #6916132

    Rebecca
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    Briannette*** Try not to be so hard on yourself! You are doing what you feel is best for your baby. That is the best thing that a mother can do! If you are wanting to continue with the nursing are you able to contact a LLL person or a LC to help you? They will be your best in person resource and will have lots of tips and tricks to help get him back to the breast. You can also take Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle to help increase your supply, as well you can ask your Dr for a perscription of Domperidone as well. Have you tried nursing him after he has had a bottle so that he is not frustraited and hungry to see if he will latch? Or even when he is sleepy? But in the end if you decide not to continue your baby will be a healthy baby regardless of where, what or how he is being fed. If you are busy being attached to a pump and are miserable there is no benifit for your baby. Your baby needs a stress free happy mommy and if it comes down to you needing to give bottles then so be it. You did your best. And besides he is more then likely eating solids now anyway so he wont be nursing as often as he was. I think that some of his frustration at the breast is not just your lack of milk but the fact that he is given bottles, and you are away from him while at work. Im hoping that things look up for you soon whatever you decide to do. It sounds like your mom and your grandmother are great support for you! Remember you are a wonderful mother and if you didnt love him as much as you do you wouldnt be on here asking for some help. Take care!!

    #6916388

    EllasMommy23
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    act– i dunno. do you have weekends off? I’d really try to just nurse her for at least one day only. Don’t offer the bottle AT ALL. If your supply is what is frustrating her, it will help you. Just feed her when she’s hungry. If you can’t satisfy her don’t top her off with formula. This will be counterproductive, just feed her again in a half hour if you need to. Seriously, just stick with it. I think that that would probably be what would be frustrating her. Just don’t give her a bottle. I know that sounds harsh, but she won’t starve herself. And also i think she’ll start to like it again, i really do.

    #6916644

    Bri
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    Thrush is so hard. I know of so many people that it took several times to get rid of it. Ugh! I feel for you sweeite!

    #6916900

    Kaij
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    HELP!! I am an over-lactator. With my first daughter I breast fed her for 6 months then gave up because I just wouldn’t stop leaking. My second daughter had to be hospitilized and I couldn’t breast feed due and now I’m having my third daughter in April 2010. Does anyone have any advice on how to prevent leaking and which nursing pads work the best. Thanks all.

    #6917156

    my comment is not about breastfeeding..and im sorry..but i really need your guys’s help..iv seen this stroller adapter thing that converts a single stroller into a sit n stand. it attach’s to the back of a single stroller to make the back a sit n stand..its driving me crazy that i cant find this..does anyone kow what im talking about or what its called? or where i might find one? i would appreciate it…thank you so much

    #6917412

    Ready4No2
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    Okay, experienced nursers, I need some help! My 9 month old and I are having some mega issues and both of us are getting frustrated. She has 2 teeth on the bottom and one on the top that’s not all the way, but enough. It’s killing me! Every time she nurses it rubs again the top of my nipple and I have 2 scabs on each side. We’ve gone back to the basics – using a nursing pillow, one hand on my boob, one hand on her neck, and that has helped a lot, but it’s still an issue. (I find it’s hard to tell sometimes if pain is new pain or if it’s due to the scabs) Is this what you meant, Bri, about nursing training? Even laying to feed hurts and that has always been our go-to. Any ideas to help until I can get in to see someone? Quitting at this point is sometimes tempting, but NOT an option!! But I’m getting tired of the pain and blood… it shouldn’t hurt and I hate that I dread feeding her 🙁 Thanks!!

    #6917668

    Bri
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    jessicalynn21 – I got pregnant with my second son while breastfeeding my first. My cycle had come back at 9 months and we waited until 17 months to get pregnant. We got pregnant the first month trying because my cycle was normal again and I was able to tell when I was ovulating.

    #6917924

    Bri
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    expecting-2b-patient – I think it would depend. I would try sleeping through. If your baby wakes then fine feed him but if not then feed first thing in the morning. If they are still rock hard I would pump the excess out but don’t empty them. Just enough to make them softer. By doing this you will slowly lower the night time supply. It’s a little better then going cold turkey.

    #6918180

    MamaRancourt
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    STYX: I remember to keep DJ awake while nursing I used to keep my finger under his chin. When he’d start drifting off I’d nudge his chin and he’d start again… or rub your finger down their back… or take their socks off and play with their toes =)

    #6918436

    HannahKay
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    megz…my cousin had her baby a few wks ago (antibiotics during labor)and she has had thrush on and off since birth. also a rash w/ blisters. both the pedi said was from the antibiotics, BUT as mentioned before the advantages of the meds outweigh the risks. good luck 🙂

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