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    My mum had my little sister when she was 49… Age means nothing!



    babymichael(Danielle)- kudos! it amazes me people that exclusively pump….I HATE PUMPING! sooo its amazing that you can keep it up for soooo long thats awesome!



    i’ve co-slept with my baby off and on throughout the year. i ideally want her in her criib all night (which she’s been doing for the last month or so) but there were many nights when she wanted to nurse every 1-2 hours (or more) & i needed to sleep (work full time). pull off the heavy covers, put the mattess on the floor and send my poor hubby to the other room (he snores anyway) and we were good to go. i was scared about having her sleeping in my bed–everyone seems to say that once they’re in your bed it’s really really hard to get them out. but it hasn’t been the case for us. right now she’s only waking up once, maybe twice a night to nurse, which is big accomplishment for her.



    Are you guys still taking your prenatal vitamins? I am still taking mine but i notice that my LO seems constipated, I was wondering if it was from the iron in the vitamins. I have only been breastfeeding, and I dont know what else would make her constipated.



    Thank you 1Byfaith! =)



    redheadmama – I miss breastfeeding too! He just self weaned at 21months. I’m ok cause I’m also 22weeks pregnant with the next one but it is sad. I miss the bonding. But, now before bed instead of nursing he’ll lay his head on my chest. It’s sweet.



    sydneemay2009 – Congrats on your little one. Having a small baby is hard. Many times they just can’t latch on when they come home. That’s awesome that you have been able to succeed.



    1sttimekelly- we had a hard time at first as well. Try to relax- which I know is very difficult. Make sure you are getting rest, and getting enough fluids. My doctor suggested I drink the 8 glasses of water and in addition a 32oz Gatorade . Don’t worry about the amount you get when you pump- the baby is able to get much more than the pump does. Make sure you are relaxed wheen nursing. You can do this! God has blessed you with this baby and will allow you to properly care for her. (I had all of these thoughts of being a terrible mother when I was having problems, but they just make it worse. Try to focus on the closeness and miracle of who she is!) HTH!



    Thats crazy how its such a large spectrum for pooping!! I wonder if its what we eat that has an effect too. My son has always been an EBF super-pooper! Like 3 times a day even now at 13 months! Daycare calls him the resident poop machine because he is always the first one they check when they smell someone.



    Who ever said; ‘Don’t cry over spilt milk’ never spilt breastmilk that they just pumped… boo-whoo!! Luckily it only was a few ounces and not ALL of it- but I did shead a tear =( Every ounce is pure GOLD!



    1Byfaith, thank you for the feedback. I will look into the website. My new years resolution is to join WeightWatchers, they have a program built for nursing mothers. I would usually follow their plan to maintain befor the LO. Great job on your progress.


    kickboxerbaby – I use fenugreek for my supply as well and take 3 capsules 3 times a day. Someone also mention on here about drinking oatmeal water. That really helped me! I put 1-2 cups of oats (rolled oats, not quick cooking) in the bottom of a pitcher and fill it with water. Stir and let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours. Then pour it in a glass, straining away the oatmeal (you won’t need to do this until you get down to the bottom). Then I just put a little crystal light in my glass, but you could use lemon juice, or anything really. I can’t taste the oatmeal at all (not that I don’t like oatmeal) and it’s super easy. I just drink that during the day instead of regular water. In a little less than a week I went from pumping 4 oz a day on a really good day to pumping 11 oz yesterday. Try it!!



    expecting-2b-patient – I’m sorry you aren’t well. Once you’ve had Mastitis once you are prone to get it again whether you’ve had meds or not. It’s not like Thrush where you need to kill off the ‘bug’. This is an infection. I don’t see why you wouldn’t get meds because it does clear up quicker that way, less pain for you. You do need to make sure you empty your breasts and examine them often. If you find a lump you need to nip it in the bud quickly. Get the lump/clog out before an infection sets in. Good Luck!



    Anyone know if it’s okay to eat nuts while breastfeeding? I just ate a load of pistachio’s and wondered is this okay- put 1/4 of the bag was gone! My son is only 4mons and I’ve only EBF, so it’s unknown if he has allergies… any input??


    So I have a new problem hoping there is something I can do to fix it. I nurse my son at night only but pump during the day and after feedings. The last to nights when I go to feed him the other breast starts to leak like crazy. The whole time I’m feeding. I feed on both 10 mins each. Is there a way to make it stop or is it because of pumping both at the same time????!?!?!?!?

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