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  • #6918692

    missviss
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    Abbottbaby- I also have flat nipples, I use a nipple shield every time, I have been using it every time since my daughter was born and she’s 12 weeks old already. I just make sure I have one with me at all times. I know it’s not the best habbit because now we kind of depend on it but at least she’s getting the breast milk.

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    THANKS LAWSONSMOM AND DEEYORE FOR THAT LINK. I’M GONNA TRY IT. DO ANY OF YOU TAKE FENUGREEK?

    #6919204

    Bri
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    I said I was going to pump for a year too. But when a year came around Chris didn’t do well on cow’s milk so I kept pumping. By then I was in a habit and it didn’t bother me. At 15 months I stopped pumping but the only reason was cause I stopped working as well. We then just went back to on demand which at 15months wasn’t a whole lot. Usually in the morning, before nap, after nap and before bed. Then he started dropping the morning and afternoon feeds, then the nap feed and then at 22 months he dropped the night feed. Worked for us. This time I’m also letting Alex eat when he wants and where he wants. Makes life so much similar and happy when the child is happy and healthy.

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    beachmomma my supply goes low if I don’t drink enough fluids.

    #6919716

    Bri
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    Ella, I bled for a good two months as well. Also, I would think I’d be done and then I’d so something heavy and start bleeding again. It sucked!

    #6919972

    seuban0
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    every 5-6 days. But it’s usually not rock hard when she goes either.

    Question. I know milk production is supposed to be higher in the morning.. but that doesn’t seem true for me. Z wants to eat about 7:30 every morning and we both end up awake because she latches & releases over & over because it’s not coming out fast enough. I have no problem in the evening though. Does this make any sense?

    #6920228

    Tiffado
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    Poop question! 🙂 My eight week old is exclusively breast fed with the exception of getting 2oz of formula at night if we run out of exprssed breast milk. This is how it’s been feeding wise since she was 2 weeks old. She was five weeks premie and had to have high calorie formula her first two weeks of life. She hasn’t had a bowel movement since Wednesday (3 days without one-which all along she has had at least one a day), but I’ve read this can be normal. On Thursday she started having HORRIBLE smelling gas. Her gas has had a consistant smell all along and now-no poop and horrible (different) smelling gas. Any ideas? Should I worry?

    #6920484

    Bri
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    jepica19 – If you don’t already co-sleep it’s actually really good for baby and mom. Study after study shows that it is completely safe for a breastfeeding mom to co-sleep. All the dangers just don’t happen when you breastfeed. Not only that but supply tends to go up, mom gets more rest (because she isn’t getting up during the night), baby gets more rest AND baby’s breathing starts to match moms so s/he tends to have less irregular breathing like many babies do. I know there are exceptions but like breastfeeding babies are meant to be close to mom 24/7. If they weren’t meant to be with us all the time then they wouldn’t be so helpless. HAHA!

    #6920740

    Bri
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    EllasMommy23 – How scary for you! The turn I know is sunny side up but I know there is another more scientific name. I’m glad both of you are ok now. I’m all for being natural and such but thank God for intravention when need be.

    #6920996

    Bri
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    crazy-beutifulmom2 – It’ll change shortly after your little one starts solids. Until then it’ll be pure breastmilk poo. Alex has normal ‘human’ poos now and I’m sad! They don’t stink yet but I miss breastmilk poos. My boys’ poos always smelled like popcorn. Of course Chris’ is horrid now and Alex’s is starting to get that way. *sigh*

    #6921252

    Bri
    Member

    If you have a good nurse it’s done in two seconds. Then you just cuddle and be sure to nurse afterwards or during if they let you. Breastfeeding has nice little hormones that calms baby down.

    #6921508

    Mere 20 is a lot! I only got 4 covers and 12 liners. I figure that’s enough with doing wash every other day. I doubled up on liners last night while she slept from 9 to 11 and had no leaks so I’d call them a success

    #6921764

    katjak7
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    Savannah is now 13 months and has been waking between 3 and 6 times a night for the past few months. I have always been a light sleeper so I wonder if she just inherited it from me. Her doctor wants me to just let her cry to sleep train her, but I refuse to. He said that she will have problems later on if I don’t. I just cannot do it. I am hoping she will just grow out of it or be able to just soothe herself back to sleep when she gets a bit older. But God I miss a full night’s sleep!!

    #6922020

    seuban0
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    Beyuteful – I’m sure the other ladies have a lot of great suggestions for pads. Just wanted to let you know, though, that some women leak a ton and some (like me) never leak. I never used any pads (only like three ‘accidents’ when I should have had them). So I would personally wait and see how it goes before I invest TOO much money. I’d definitely have some on hand, of course, because some women spray across the room. LOL. If only! Zoey would have a field day with that! But I just wanted you to know it’s possible that you won’t need a lot or won’t for long. Good luck! Come visit us when your little one arrives!

    #6922276

    Ollie wont fall asleep on his back but will on his tummy. So I put him on his tummy sit by him, let him fall asleep. Then turn him over! He is 10 weeks old and I couldn’t tell you what his cry sounds like really, he is such a happy little boy. Smiles at everyone. Think he will be moving before James did. As his little legs are constantly on the go, he pushes on them when on his tummy and can move a few inches. Ollie much prefers being on the mat to his bouncer James hated being on the mat preferred his bouncer!

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