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    brieblue
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    My LO wants to feed for hours at a time. I’m not sure if he is actually eating or just suckling either way he will go for 6 hour stretches and it is driving me crazy. When I take him off the breast he screams until I feed him again. Has anyone gone through this before? I feel like I’m losing my mind and I think I want to start feeding formula to try and give my breasts a break. Does anyone have any ideas and can anyone recommend a formula?

    #6912260

    Bri
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    Kym – Good Luck! It will get easier. I’m glad your baby isn’t in daycare. I hated it. I loved his teachers but hated daycare. Another idea is to have a stocked diaper bag ready to go left inside the car or at grandma’s house. It’s one less thing to carry around and prepare.

    Eva is right though. It is important to continue. There are just too many moms that don’t understand the importance of breastmilk and for every mom that continues will help educate those that don’t know or have gotten the wrong information.

    #6912516

    courtenay
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    mariejcp i had an emergency c-section and had no problems, my milk still came in on day 3 and i was able to breastfeed in the hospital although it took an extra hour before i got to be with my baby.

    #6912772

    Kym22
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    angelag3gril- thanks for the tip on Brewers Yeast. When I pumped an hour ago i got 6oz where the rest of the week its only been 4oz. so i am happy for that!

    #6913028

    DulcianasMom
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    misz-cashis-april09 – My boobs were ENORMOUS when my milk first came in. They seriously looked like canteloupes! I’m a generally small chested person so my hubby was like…DAMN! The engorgement will go down. Just try to get your little man to feed as often as possible. If this is your first, your nipples will be pretty sore for a bit, dont loose heart, just keep with it! Mine got so bad with my firstborn, they were cracked and bleeding and everytime my daughter latched on (improperly no doubt) i wanted to cry. It can be difficult at first, especially when they are that little, they’re mouths are so small but keep with it an you’ll get it:) Good luck! And, BTW, i went to your profile…your little one is SUCH a beautiful little boy! Congrats:)

    #6913284

    brieblue
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    Thank you ladies for the help with my clogged nipple pore. Last night I couldn’t take it any longer so I took sterile tweezers to it to try and scrape the skin away. It worked!!! As soon as I broke the skin milk poured out of it and I felt such immediate relief. It was blocked for so long all the milk behind it was stuck making my boob throb. Thanks again for your help I will continue on with breastfeeding thank goodness.

    #6913540

    campimama
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    Parkersmommy1- unfortunately that is another bad thing about getting mastitis, the drop in milk. Just keep pumping and feeding as often as you must, and it will work itself back up. Also, try doing the soaked oats- equal parts old fashioned oatmeal/ water (soaked 7+ hours, heat and eat). Or malted milk, or a beer. Just to give your supply a boost. Glad you are feeling better. Give it a few days and hopefully you will be back to normal.

    #6913796

    Kym22
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    jlevine- stop giving him the Vitamin D and see if it goes back to normal. My doc told me as long as I get enough Vit D in my diet my LO should be fine. I eat plenty of cheese so have never given her any type supplements.

    #6914052

    Jamiee
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    Nadisha – pump pump pump! There is no other alternative for antibiotics you can take while breastfeeding?

    #6914308

    Bri
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    samlib – I let my son selt wean and he has at 21 months. It was a slow process. He would get his sippy cup during meals, then we started taking it out with us for snacks. We weren’t dropping one by one but after I stopped pumping at 15months it wasn’t hard. He then would only nurse first thing in the morning before nap and bed and then if we were just laying around the house. If we were out and about he never asked for it. I just let him ask for it when he wanted to. It got to a point when even before bed and naps he just wanted to cuddle and then go to sleep. The morning nurse was the last thing. Probably cause we liked to crawl into my bed and have a small snooze in the morning before getting up. At 14months Kekoa was no where near ready to wean. I thought he would never self wean. But, I was wrong, I gave him time and he did it himself.

    #6914564

    Ready4No2
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    Is it 1 part oatmeal to 1 part water or 2 parts water? I’m having a hard time finding previous info on it, thanks!

    #6914820

    RissasMommy
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    Thanks ladies!! Im going to just keep trying!!

    #6915076

    DulcianasMom
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    Bri ~ Yes it does:) Thanks!

    #6915332

    MiamiMom2b
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    Lisseth – I have found that drinking a beer really works for me! I drink a whole one – a dark beer like guiness. It tastes like mud – yuck – but we have suffered through far worse for our LO’s right?? lol Anyways I can feel my breasts swelling up immediately after drinking it, they even start leaking milk. Good luck. CHEERS 🙂

    #6915588

    *sigh* I nursed my baby for the last time last night. He is almost 19 months. I am proud and sad at the same time. I can’t believe we made it through so many struggles–no suck reflex, flat nipples, poor weight gain, low milk supply–you name it. we overcame it. My big boy is now 23.1 lbs and 33 inches tall. Mommy’s milk has brought him far. Good luck ladies–you can do it!

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