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    Bri
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    Ladies with allergies please read this link from Dr. Sears. It talks about what can be safe to take and also the importance of continueing to breastfeed with allergies….. http://www.askdrsears.com/html/2/T029200.asp

    #6918437

    Bri
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    god-iva – How was birth? Did you lose a lot of blood? I wonder if iron suppliments might help you. As for nursing, no one ever said it was easy. Even those with babies that latch on right away and so forth find challenges. But, you know that anything worth doing is a challenge. Breastfeeding my first was the hardest thing I have ever done but I would do it again in a heartbeat…wait I am with my second son. HAHA! This time around was much easier because I knew what to expect and how to handle things. Get rest when you can and try iron suppliments. My sister was the same way. She could hardly get out of bed. Once she started iron she was back herself. As for one side being easier, it happens. My right is easier. It produces more and it’s easier for me to hold him that way. I also nurse in bed and I lay on my right side to do so. I can say, it’ll get better!

    #6918693

    missviss
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    Is anyone else using birth control while nursing? My doctor put me on the ‘mini pill’, she said it will be effective and won’t interfere with my milk supply. Last month I didn’t have a period on my week off the pill, is this normal while nursing? Is everyone else have normal periods?

    #6918949

    Ready4No2
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    Butterflykisses – I believe it is Doublemama who has also mentioned having angry feelings in the beginning during letdown. So glad to hear you’re on meds and can recognize that those feelings aren’t YOU! Keep up the great work and hope things get better for you fast!

    #6919205

    Bri
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    No, you can’t overfeed a breastfed baby, unless you are feeding the milk through a bottle. Babies know when they are full. Because breastmilk takes some work to get out they don’t eat as much at one time. In bottles the milk pretty much just drains right out and stretches the baby’s tummy to accomodate it. Some babies will continue to nurse when they aren’t actively suckling. That is the comfort feed. Some milk is drank but it’s mostly just a pacifier. Then others, like Alex won’t even touch the boob if he isn’t hungry. He loves his pacifier. He’ll eat and turn away. You can’t force a breastfed baby to eat. Once he’s done, he’s done and at night he wants the pacifier. He only gets it in bed.

    #6919461

    JustTheBaker
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    so I know this question has come up before, but I can’t remember the answer. Hubby and I woke up with a cold yesterday. What can I take while bfing? I feel so gross, and I can’t stop sneezing. And every time I sneeze my poor little baby starts crying! Help! 🙂

    #6919717

    Bri
    Member

    Also, two things. I hope everyone is doing well. So, I haven’t leaked since 3 weeks. I’ve leaked twice today! What the heck! HAHA! Oh well. It’s better then having low supply. Also, I got more of that powdered crap on my door step today. In all my years of breastfeeding how have I gotten on their list. Ugh! It’s just more wasted space in my trash can.

    #6919973

    seuban0
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    For Zoey, at 3 months, it was screaming in pain any time she was awake…and she’d poop just a tiny bit (while screaming bloody murder) and it would be rock hard. I tried the pumping of the legs and, like Bri said, the sitting with her in my lap so she’s in the ‘poopin’ position’ which is almost always how she poops. But she couldn’t. So instead of giving her juice, I opted for the thermometer. I agree you have to be very careful, but you really don’t have to put it in far. Glad she’s feeling better today, though. Hopefully it’ll happen on it’s own. Zoey usually goes

    #6920229

    Bri
    Member

    Casen – Alex was really gasy when he was young (not that he’s old at 6 months). But for the first three months I used a boppy in bed and nursed him and burped him. If I didn’t then he’d be fussy from the gas. After the gasiness stopped we were able to nurse laying down and since we co-sleep it also means I don’t have to wake up often during the night! HAHA! As they get older you don’t have to burp then at all because they are able to do it themselves. Also, most (I say most cause it’s not true for every baby) breastfed babies don’t have to be burped like a bottlefed baby because they don’t in the air that they would with a bottle. Again, Alex was gasy and needed it while my oldest, Chris, never needed it and would just fall asleep and be set.

    #6920485

    Bri
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    There was a ‘study’ conducted in Isreal regarding the benefits of breastfeeding. Their take was that it wasn’t as healthy as formula. A LC picked apart their study and found that they were a bunch of morons! HAHA! Everything they concluded was debunked. The problem with the Internet is anyone can write an article and get it published somewhere. Unless there are actual studies and links to the study so you can read it yourself then it really is just someone’s opinion.

    #6920741

    Bri
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    Emilee, we love Pawn Stars as well. Most TV sucks now but I love Discovery and History Channels. If it’s not the M’s playing then we have one of those on. Used to watch Animal planet but it’s now depressing. All the shows are about bugs infesting your body, animals attacking or ASPA shows. I miss Steve Irwin.

    #6920997

    styx
    Member

    I have a going to be 2 july 31st and a 12 week old who will be 3 month on the 29! its rough but I do my best and nap when they nap lol

    #6921253

    Bri
    Member

    Maybe after several years of shots with Chris and now with Alex I’m getting hard. I know it’s the best for them and really they are done in seconds. I cried at first with Chris but not anymore.

    #6921509

    Mere also I was thinking couldn’t I use her wash cloths as wipes? It something I got a ton of at her shower. Also couldn’t I mix my own wipe solution?

    #6921765

    didderty
    Member

    i know i’m a little late but i haven’t been able to get on here much for the past few days and i just had to go through like 7 or 8 pages to catch up. my facebook is Natalie Roberts Moore…just fyi…i added a few of you. caroline has gotten into the being so distracted phase when nursing. if daddy talks….if a grocery bag is touched….a bag of chips opened….a car drives by…the tv is on….the clock is ticking…pretty much anything and everything distracts her these days….nursing took FOREVER first thing when we got home from work earlier….she would pop off and on constantly. she went to bed so good tonight. it has been getting really hard to get her to sleep at night for the past week or so. she is so INCONSISTENT with her sleeping patterns…..one night last week she slept from like 9pm to 6am straight….then the rest of the week she was up 2-3 times a night. we never know what to expect from night to night.

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