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    taniar82
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    hey guys, as some of you might have heard facebook have banned all pics of babies being breastfed and classed them as being ‘OBSCENE!’ please join the group to show your disgust at this decision,
    ‘Hey, Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!(Official petition to Facebook).’

    #6911531

    Sofeesmom
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    Thank you for the comment.

    #6911787

    GladeK
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    Duskpoo, if she is small, it is very likely she will still need fed every two hours or so, but to keep her awake during feeding, here are some things to try- undress her, as the cool air and skin-to-skin will help; pick her up and hold her upright for a minute (like under her arms). Babies normally don’t like this, and it will wake them up; change her diaper if that wakes her up. I hope you find what works!

    #6912043

    luvbeingamom
    Member

    I have never heard that about breastmilk. I always did. I would try to let it sit just to get the air bubbles out some but that was me!

    #6912299

    Lilliesmom
    Member

    mgmommy-Yes, keep your weight loss to yourself!! LOL!! How did you do it?? Congrats!

    #6912555

    Bri
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    bluey04 – As your baby becomes a pro at breastfeeding he won’t need as long to drink. Just a few minutes is all some babies need and then their off and running (or looking at his new world in your case). As long as your baby is gaining weight and having wet diapers you should be fine. Oh and if your baby only wants to look around, try going to a quiet secluded place. No TV or animals running around. If there is less to look at then baby might want to drink longer.

    #6912811

    Bri
    Member

    Brodys Mommy – As for alcohol, it metabolizes out of you milk like it does out of your blood. If you aren’t drunk neither is your milk. So, depending on how long and how many drinks it’s been would be the deciding factor. One drink and an hour or so should be fine. Of course, if you don’t metabolize alcohol at a normal rate then you might want to wait a little longer. No need to pump and dump unless you are skipping a meal because of the content.

    #6913067

    ozbaby
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    jess0402 : If you baby is nly 5 weeks i would wait a few more weeks beore you try adn reduce your supply. Your supply should level out after about 6-8 weeks once it has had time to settle into what your baby wants. Just pump enough for each feed and stop. Your body will then respond by producing that much. You can always freeze the extra milk for when you go out, have a dip in supply or go back to work. I wish i had done that so when we had issues i had back up and didnt need to use formula. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Give it a few more weeks to level out before you try anything to reduce it though.

    #6913323

    Kym22
    Member

    belly- i am sure it can- its the barley in the malted milk mix that is supposed to help. it may taste nasty.

    #6913579

    1Byfaith
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    I work in healthcare and I don’t have a problem with pumping at work. There are 2 men in my department and the rest are women (10 of us total) . I go into the breakroom and I have a sign on the door that says ‘PUMPING IN SESSION DO NOT ENTER’ I always pump at 9am, 12pm and 3pm

    #6913835

    Kym22
    Member

    kebler98- yes we have been struggling a while now & my supply is so crazy. Up down and all around. I’m stressed and tired. I will go as long as i can but i am not going to worry myself to death any longer!

    #6914091

    horseygal
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    Last.One-My friends preemie was super slow to gain. She ended up nursing and giving her supplements with breastmilk bottles. It worked-so i think you figured out the solution. Oh yeah, her doc said not to expect weight gain every week, but every month. My 15lber hasn’t gained anything in like 3 weeks, she’s leveling out. If it is low fat, then the extra bottle should make up fot it anyway.

    #6914347

    1Byfaith
    Participant

    Thanks for the encouragement!!! I guess I did not expect him to have a growth spurt this early, but it does make sense. My milk came in on the third day and he is just nursing away!! I really hope this means that I am establishing a good supply.

    I also wanted to know if any of you have been told by your pediatrician to give an iron supplement to LO. My pediatrician suggested for me to use one by Enfamil, I’m just curious.

    #6914603

    beccaboo1117
    Member

    anyone have any advice on breast feeding without pain? This is my 4th baby (he’s 4 days old) but I haven’t been able to really breastfeed any of my older kids because the pain was just more than i could take….I really would like to succeed this time…any suggestions that have worked for any of you?

    #6914859

    Redheadmama
    Member

    wow, I miss breastfeeding. I really, really miss it. siiiigh. just thought I’d visit here today and leave my mark. 🙂

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