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  • #6920488

    Bri
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    PGFirstTimer – Oh mine still sags but I’m working it off. Trying to at least! I still have plenty of weight that I want to lose before I’m happy with my tummy…that and the stretchmarks. It takes time unfortunately.

    #6920744

    erica4u2010
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    Hello ladies. I posted this in the 0 month section but I need a little help. My baby is falling asleep after ten minutes on one boob. And usually won’t wake back up or if he does wake up he isn’t hungry anymore. He is gaining weight really well. He is two weeks today and is 6lbs 15oz he was 5lbs 9oz at birth. I’m not sure what to do.

    #6921000

    styx
    Member

    Em2-thanks for the advise! I will try out some other kinds my DS seems to be allergic to pampers and huggies are working ok but i would love to do cloth or some kind of hybrid! I was lookin at your page and saw your hub is in the navy mine works at Bangor on a sub…Congrats on your soon to be little girl!

    #6921256

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    Oh, and we dealt with lots of problems, too. So everyone keep going! We had latch problems, clogged ducts, mastisitis, lots of things. It all gets so much better.

    #6921512

    styx
    Member

    Danielle welcome and congrats on your little girl! I agree that pumping is really hard on your nipples so I would do it as little as possible and try to avoid bottles it will cause nipple confusion this early…Sore nipples could mean a bad latch make sure you are making her open big than put the boob in and it could also be she is so new! She is getting enough from you as long as your getting 8-10 wet diapers and everyone should be poopy at this point. I would not leave bed and just be topless and kangaroo care this is when you and baby are naked and you wear the baby on your chest with a blanket over you 2 this helps supply because even in babies sleep they will scoot down to the nipple to nurse! I would take her every where like this bed the tub the living room. Your doing a great job keep it up!

    #6921768

    JustTheBaker
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    you guys are always so busy on here, I can never keep up! I just checked on this morning before I went into town, and just got on again now. I had to read 4 pages to catch up! So, sleeping. we’re doing terrible over here… when Braeden was 5 weeks old, he put himself on a great schedule. He’d be down for the night at 8, sleep until 1, eat, sleep until 4, eat, then sleep till 7 or 8 am. Now he still goes down around 8 (depending on how late his last nap of the day was), but he wakes every couiple of hours, or even more. Last night I was up with him FIVE times! And he only needed to be fed twice, he just hasn’t learned how to self soothe. Part of the problem is that I have always brought him into bed with me when he wakes shortly after I go to bed. He sleeps great in my bed. I, however, wake up with a killer backache, from sleeping in one position all night. And I’m just exhausted, because I sleep too lightly with him beside me. So last night I said screw it, I’m going to get him to sleep in his crib all night. I know he’s happier in my bed, but I can’t function, my back hurts too much. So last night my night looked like this: Didn’t go to sleep till almost 9pm. woke up at 11:20, just gave soother, back to sleep by 11:40. Woke up at 12:22, nursed, back in crib by 12:40. Woke up at 3:18, gave soother. back to sleep in crib by 3:30. Woke up at 3:46. Nursed, back to sleep in crib at 4am. Woke up at 5:20. Desperately wanting more sleep, and knowing it was getting light outside, so he wouldn’t sleep long in the crib, brought him into my bed, and he was asleep the second his head hit the pillow. Slept until 7:24. Despite waking up 5 times last night, I felt so much better this morning. My back was not hurting nearly so much, and I felt refreshed. So as much as I don’t want to ‘train’ my baby, I do need him to sleep in his crib for the majority of the night. If he spends the last couple hours in my bed, that’s okay. I’m not trying to get him to change his schedule at all, I just want him in his own bed. I found it so much easier today, usually I can barely muster up the energy to play with him in the mornings. I can’t have coffee either, as he is sensitive to caffeine, and will be awake all day and night if I do!!!

    #6922024

    deeyore486
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    rodazie, yes that does help. 🙂 I apologize if it sounded like I was being rude. You just ended up hitting on one of my two ‘sore’ spots. I struggle with the posts about lack of poo (mostly because of all the things that baby is put through to try and make them poo when everything was fine to begin with) and the posts from moms worried about how they are going to keep up with the perceived increase in demand. I just like to have more ideas as to what mom might be told or what other factors might be playing a part in the situation, esp in situations like yours when baby is taking way over the ‘normal’ amounts of breast milk. As I try to get closer to my goal of becoming a certified LC, it really helps to hear different mothers tell about their breastfeeding journeys. Like I said, not many mom’s could keep up with a 4oz an hour demand, so keep it up! You are doing awesome!!!

    #6922280

    phatbaby57
    Member

    6:25am east coast which means time for me to get up and get ready for work. i think its 3:45am were bri is. i might have done the math wrong though.

    #6922536

    phatbaby57
    Member

    so I’ve got a cute weekend story…We went to The Square for the farmers’ market and to play in the fountains with Isaac. This is the first time he’s really been walking well enough that I felt comfortable stepping back to the fringes and letting him discover the water on his own. Anyhow, he’d play for a little while and then turn around to look for me. I’d squat down and hold out my arms and he’d run and dive into them in a hug…melts my heart everytime. Such a sweet little boy!

    #6922792

    jenniewren
    Member

    That’s the craziest thing I’ve heard Laura!!

    #6923048

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    I was actually pretty surprised with how well Ella’sdoing with cow’s milk. We started doing mostly bm and now she’s on all cow’s milk, with the bm in it occasionally. she likes it a lot, actually. I love, love, love milk. And i had to stop drinking it when she was born because she was not liking it through the bm, so it’s surprising that she likes it so much.

    #6923304

    styx
    Member

    Rhonda- the breast flow bottles are good so are tommee tippees for replication of the boob

    #6923560

    jmuncy
    Member

    Lawsons- that is horrible!!! My kids go to a home daycare but my daughter is 4 and she tells me EVERYTHING! lol Plus she is excited to go everyday so I take that as a good sign. I switched daycares a couple months ago to one that’s closer to my work and that lasted a whole 3 days before I switched them back. My daughter said that she spanked her for having an ACCIDENT in her pants at nap time. First of all, she is four and she is not perfect. Second, she didnt have my permission to spank her. My husband and I dont even spank her so I sure as hell am not going to let someone else do it.

    #6923816

    Bri
    Member

    Just saw this and LOVE IT!! I know it’s OT but aren’t we always’ HAHA! …….Not all people who smoke will die of lung cancer, but some do. Not all who don’t wear a seatbelt will be injured or killed in a crash, but some do. Not all children who are spanked will become violent or aggressive, resent their parents, or have emotional problems, but some do. How much are you willing to risk?

    #6924072

    Ready4No2
    Member

    Wow! THAT’S offensive? Which part? The peaceful baby next to her source of nutrition? Crazy! On a Breastfeeding Forum!

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