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    katjak7
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    PGFirsTimer – same here with the peppermint tea, but mine was deliberate as instructed by a lactation consultant. I overdid it (drank 2-3 cups per day for 4 days) and the next thing I knew I was worried because my breasts were so soft and (when they usually would be engorged daily at the time) and it didn’t seem like my daughter was getting enough. Talk about opposite problems of what I was used to! I then had to feed her from the freezer supply and had to actually pump to get my milkl to increase again! That is why I said it works but to be careful. I think you are the only other person that I’ve come across that has had the same issue.

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    Bri
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    mandarae – Congrats! As for Mastitis, do you have a fever? If you don’t have a fever then you’ve probably caught it in time. You’ll want to get the clog out. Mastitis is the infection you get when you have a clog. So, you want to express that side. Massage it, use hot water, anything to get it going. Pump or feed your baby on that side until it comes out. If you are feeding then try to point baby’s chin towards the lump. There is the most suction that way. While expressing massage the lump and push it through. It’ll hurt most likely to get it going but if you can clear it without a fever developing then you won’t need meds. You will have to continue to watch that breast whether you have mastitis or not because you’ll be more prone to getting more clogs. I know, sucks! Hope you can get the clog out before it develops into an infection.

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    Bri
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    Lawsons Mom – I co-slept with my first and had no problem switching back and forth. For the first few months he slept in my room. Then he started taking naps in his room or at daycare. After that he started out in his room but after he woke he came back into my room. He sleeps most nights in his room but knows that if he has a nightmare or needs comfort he can come cuddle with us. He loves sleeping with his dad! It’s so cute. I wouldn’t worry about it. If you want to co-sleep then it’s perfectly natural and safe. It makes breastfeeding and sleep sooo much easier.

    #6918438

    styx
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    god-iva: i have to agree with the girls…its soo much easier and better to bf that your prob tired from the newborn! it does get easier PROMISE!!! stick with it its worth it!

    #6918694

    mereandgirl
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    Ama: I too have an over active let down, and at first it was hell. Levi was getting drowned every time she tried to eat, and was choking frequently as well. What helped me was as soon as I let down, taking her off the breast and catching the let down, and then when it slowed down some, I would re-attach her, but make sure that I was reclined so that my boobs were facing up and gravity had to work against my body. Football hold helped as well, because she was kind of leaning forward, so if it came out too fast it just dribbled out of her mouth, instead of going to the back of her throat. It wasn’t perfect, but now she’s 8 weeks and we don’t have those problems anymore! Good luck with the lc

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    thank you PGfirstimer..i think the medication is already starting to work atleast a little…and she said that i wont have to take it forever so thats a plus..just untill i get over this…thanks!

    #6919206

    Shannon13
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    Momofcash…my lo had the same symptoms as Godiva…except she doesn’t have any issues during the actual feeding time. She is now on prevacid. The way my doctor described it is that the antacids on the market strictly mask symptoms for baby (ie: take away the pain), but they don’t actually stop the reflux itself (except that becoming upset and crying a lot will increase reflux so if the antacid decreases crying then it will indirectly decrease the reflux). So really, if she is basically not bothered by it, I would just try a few environmental changes first…keeping LO upright for 30 mins to an hour after each feed before laying down for a nap (or feed at an incline also), maybe prop up the crib to a slight incline (we put a small board under two of the legs). And mention it to the dr. at next appointment or if crying gets worse.

    #6919462

    BeachMomma
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    Lauraoct- I’m already on it! LOL… Been drinking a ton of water!! Any more advice?!?!? I’ll take it all!!!

    #6919718

    cheysim007
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    Question to mommies nursing LO’s with teeth or getting them: How did you keep them from biting you?

    #6919974

    illy2
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    Bunny- I’d say stick it out it will get easier. My lo is 10 weeks and things have improved in the last couple of weeks. I’m in france and also encountering a heat wave – I suggest you drink more to compensate. I have a 2 year old and Peppa Pig comes to the rescue more often than I’d like… But it helps!! There have been a few occasions when I’ve considered stopping but I weigh up the pros and cons and carry on!! And usually within a day or too things have improved. To be honest I don’t know how I’d comfort my lo sometimes if I was bottle feeding!! At the end of the day though you need to do what’s best for you..

    #6920230

    Bri
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    tiffado – It’s definately ok to go up to a week and sometimes longer without a poo. And yes the gas can be pretty bad. My first used to clear a room cause he would only go once a week but when he did WOW look out! It was an explosion of poo. The rest of the week would be just smelly toots. Alex usually goes once a day but just had one this morning after going 4 days. I suggest a little baby massage with baby oil. Pump the legs and move them around. We also do the ‘poo position’ when he needs to go. I sit cross legged and put him in the center. This allows gravity to work and his legs are up just a little. It seems like I get a poo almost all the time. HAHA! Unless your baby is really fussy because of the lack of poo I wouldn’t worry about it. It’ll come.

    #6920486

    Ready4No2
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    Bri – do you still have your mommy tummy from your c/s, or are you losing it too as you’re losing weight?

    #6920742

    Bri
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    Leslie, there was a chain link fence that was between the back of the store and the marina. Yes, it’s a big boat. Not as big as some of ships out there but still big. HAHA! When you have aircraft carriers coming into the two bases here these boats look small. HAHA! I watch the show sometimes but I would rather watch Dirty Jobs. HAHA! I wouldn’t even known it was the Northwestern if someone hadn’t pointed it out to me. I usually worked in the Redmond store so I hardly went over to the Ballard store. You could see the guys working on the boat. I’m sure if you went around the fence you could get into the marina. I doubt it’s locked during daylight hours, most aren’t. But I’ve never really felt the need to.

    #6920998

    styx
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    Oh and WOOOHHHHOOOO Jessica good job not caving in! You made an awesome decision!

    #6921254

    EllasMommy23
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    Okay guys. Ella is turning one tomorrow! I can’t believe it. Time has gone so fast. And i am so proud of us that we have been successful at this for a year. It is the most amazing experience that i’ve ever had. I really wish that i could make people understand how much better it gets over time. I’m proud to say that she has had not one drop of formula ever in her whole life, and we are still nursing stronger than ever. I’m just really proud of us. And i’m doing BLW and am excited about that (although a bit confused). Just wanted to share my excitement!

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