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    phatbaby57
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    god-iva-i think you have hit what runners call the wall. we’ve all hit it. mine was right around two weeks as well. my dh woke to me sobbing trying to get the baby to latch and him crying. dh asked what was wrong and between gasp of air i told him i was just so exhausted. dh took the baby and told me he wouldn’t starve and to go back to bed. i tried but of course i couldn’t. i just laid there sobbing, feeling guilty that i broke so easy, and worrying that my son was hungry. it got better right after that. i think babies (at least mine) are funny like that. they push just past what you feel you can handle and then give you a break. it gets better and while i think this early stage is much harder than bottle feeding i think it is so much easier after just a couple of months and you breast/bottle feed for at least 12 months. i still have to wash bottles b/c i work full time, but only two not the six or so if i was formula feeding, and i’ve never ran out of food for him in the middle of the night and had to run out and get more nor for that matter had to run out and get pedialyte b/c his formula was too harsh on his tummy when he was sick. we’ve always just nursed through all the illnesses. and those are just convience factors. i could go on forever about all the other benefits!

    #6918700

    BabyKnight
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    Ella is a pretty big baby too. She’s 16 lbs at almost 16 weeks (born at 6 lb 7 oz) and fitting into her 6 month clothes! She has another weigh in with jabs next week. I agree, my back is killing me! I feel so old, lol.

    #6918956

    Bri
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    I’m so glad you are feeling better! I was worried about you for a while there.

    #6919212

    styx
    Member

    Bri-I am not totally sure it was a period it very well couldnt have been I didnt even think about that when I had my 6 week he didnt do a pap he is going to do one at 10 weekd pp so I am not sure.

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    Luv2BaMama
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    Kinderâ€It really depends on the baby and how he/she feeds when nursing. In a ‘perfect world’, you will feed your baby every two hours (counting from the time you START your first feeding) and your baby should actively suck for 20 min. each breast. If you do that during the day, you can let your baby sleep their one 4-5 hour stretch at night. That being said, every baby is different…. Nothing hurts your milk supply more than stressing about whether or not your baby is eating enough. I know people that feed on demand and their babies will eat every three hours 24/7; other babies eat every hour all day. Other people I know force their baby to eat on a very strict schedule. As long as the baby is gaining well and you are holding up do what works for you and your family. Very few babies will let themselves starve, and weekly weight checks will assure you that you’re doing a great job!

    #6919724

    Bri
    Member

    I don’t want to do cabbage because that will cause the opposite effect that I want. As for the formula, I don’t know anyone that uses it. Also, it would cost more in time and gas to get it donated. Plus, most breastfeed in this area. I don’t want contribute to it’s effect as well. Might sound harsh but I think formula should be a last resort and doctors have plenty to give out when that happens. Just wasted money on the formula companies end.

    #6919980

    maybe swaddling when feeding i used to have to do that with my oldest sometimes to keep his hands out his mouth whilst feeding.

    #6920236

    oops..didnt read you already tried the tommy tippies lol

    #6920492

    ollie drank a bit of expressed milk again last night. Think he gets too much wind from it though so going to buy one of those bottles with the tube thing in it. He also slept better did 9pm until 1am thats really really good for him.

    #6920748

    styx
    Member

    Ellas- that is soo sad! I am sorry…Question is there a breastfeeding page on facebook that could be sort of like this…I only come here for this page and was thinking maybe it would be easier if there was a facebook

    #6921004

    Bri
    Member

    benbubby – A baby should only need 1-1.5oz per hour. Babies will sleep more when they are ready. Then there are things that change it like teething, growth, anxiety and so forth. Many babies won’t sleep for long periods until they are closer to a year. You should expect that your baby will start to sleep more then 3 hours but not much more. I know it’s tiresome but they are babies after all.

    #6921260

    Bri
    Member

    rachelsbaby – Glad it’s starting to work! YAY!

    #6921516

    styx
    Member

    Fermented oatmeal with butter, milk, a blueberry pancake on top not too bad!

    #6921772

    JustTheBaker
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    Just reading over my posts again, and I noticed that I said, he was asleep the second his head hit the pillow. That was just a phrase! He doesn’t use a pillow, he sleeps just on the mattress, under my arm (or sometimes in my arms 🙂 Just wanted to clarify that 🙂

    #6922028

    seuban – We started using a sippy cup at 5mo w/ Alyssa. It took her a few tries before she realized she couldn’t suck on it like it was a boob! She’s got the hang of it now pretty much. Her sippy cup is more of a novelty cup (it has her name across it) so I’m not sure what brand it is, but we want to get a few more and I was thinking of getting the Avent ones. Has anyone had any luck with these?

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