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    marli
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    How can I tell if my supply is low if i’m not pumping?? I’m dying here! These are the worst period pains i’ve ever felt in my life. At least that’s what I hope it is. I have this terrible pain on my left side right above my hip bone. It hurts to bend over or move. But if I take Motrin it goes away. Is that a period cramp?

    #6923780

    deeyore486
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    My eyes still change color. We call them hazel, just to put a name to them, but they can be green some days and blue others. Its weird and largely based on my attitude. When I am fire hot angry, they are a gorgeous aqua-blue color. Wish they were that color all the time! Hubs has brown eyes, so I kinda figured that all our kids would have the brown since it is dominate. Not the case. Ayden and 2.5 has olive green eyes and Zach’s are a blue gray color. Ayden’s started out a gorgeous blue, turned gray then hazel and landed green. Wondering if that will be the case for Zach.

    #6924036

    Hurricane?!?! Scary! Glad all we have to deal with is rain and little snow.

    #6924292

    BostonMom
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    Hi ladies! This is my first post – I’m a new mom; Connor was born 3 weeks ago yesterday. Well, I heard so many horror stories about babies not taking bottles that I decided to introduce one on Sunday – just one a day, and he’s doing fine going between bottle & breast (and also uses a Soothie pacifier; doesn’t appear to have any nipple confusion). My problem is that we’re using a Tommy Tippee bottle w/ slow flow nipple, but Connor seems to be choking when he’s eating; like it’s coming too fast (he does this on my breast too; I have an oversupply of milk at the present). He has also projectile vomited several ounces on the past 2 occasions. Does anyone have ideas on what I can do to help him?

    #6924548

    NicelyNicole
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    I’m totally engorged right now, just gave birth 4 days ago and engorgement happened yesterday. I’ve been nursing every 2 hours and baby just isn’t eating enough to drain the breat completely; he’ll pick up speed and eat more as he gets older but meanwhile I’m suffering. I’ve tried milking them in the shower, and pumping, my right breast is able to express more out of it and the left just stays huge and engorged (they both are but left is worse by far) anything I can do ladies? I EBF my first child 14 months and dont’ recall all these issues. Thanks

    #6924804

    deeyore486
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    mama, the oldest nursed consistently until he was 12mo, then only at bedtime after that until he was 13mo. Getting him to go that long was a struggle! We wanted him to nurse for 18mo because that would get him through his second winter. After he stopped nursing at 13mo, he nursed the mornings of my next two drs appointments, which was really weird and random. Its like he knew we were excited and needed that to calm down, or just to say ‘Hey mom, I am still here!’ 🙂 Zach is now 16mo and nursed consistently until a couple of weeks ago when he went to just night-nursing. My boys get to a point where they are just too busy to stop and nurse! It doesn’t help that I spend most of the day away from them at work. He is now to the point where of the last four nights, he has only nursed once. He isn’t getting much now, and although he likes it for comfort, he knows that he isn’t going to get much for his efforts! Snuggling with a sippy cup of water is more rewarding. If I weren’t a risk for pre-term labor, I would probably nurse as long as he wanted through the pregnancy. I know that chances are high that he would wean at that mid-point, and that would get us to, and past, the 18mo mark which was our goal again this time.

    #6925060

    dominique23
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    snoofy79- Im planning on going to a year of ebf, maybe 2, im going to try just have enough pumped and saved so she doesnt have to have cows milk for a while. Once your baby is eating solids you still have to give them either breast milk or formula, that should still be their main source of nutrition until they are 1 , then after they are 1 you can continue to give them breast milk, or you can switch to cows milk. My baby wont take a bottle, at all, so i am planing on going to a sippy cup and breast as well , prob try the sippy cup when shes 6 or 7 months. So id say you can start to try give her a bottle she might be fine with it? you can start pumping and freezing , or just switch to formula or do both, mix them together so she gets use to it.

    #6925316

    Necole
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    HI, IAM STILL BF MY 2YR OLD, SHES CURRENTLY ON THE MEND AFTER HAVING TONSILITIS AND DURING THIS TIME SHE WASNT FEEDING SO MY BREAST WERE GETTING FULL TO THE POINT WHERE I FELT THE GLANDS ARE LIKE ROCKS AS THE MILK IS BUILDING UP AND WAS REALLY PAINFULL..NEARLY MASTITIS….ANYWAYS THE QUESTION ID LIKE TO KNOW IS WHEN YOU STOP FEEDING THEM WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT THE COLLECTION OF MILK AND THE PAIN IN YOUR BREST WHEN UR BABY IS NOTFEEDING ANYMORE…I HAVE 3 KIDS AND NEVER BREASTFEED PAST 9WEEKS AS THEY WEENED OF IT THEMSELVES AND I NEVER HAD THAT MUCH MILK SO IT JUST WENT AWAY..THANK YOU

    #6925572

    jlevine
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    hi ladies!! I have a pumping question!! My baby is 2 1/2 weeks old and would never latch due to a tongue tie, so I have been pumping pretty much since day 1! I pump and then bottle feed her. How much should i approx. be making do you know? She eats about 3 oz every 4 hours and i pump about 4-5 oz every 4 hours! because i’m pumping and not nursing, how will my body know when to make more, once she starts eating more? should i pump more often? I’m so confused about this! lol I breastfed my 2 year old up until he was 8 months old without a problem and rarely had to pump so I;m not too educated on the pumping! any help, advise and or input would be great! thanks! 🙂

    #6925828

    doublemama
    Member

    i just weaned my daughter..its been a week and it hasnt seemed to phase her one bit, im also doing MUCH better emotionally as i feel my hormones have finally evened out..it all put me on such a roller coaster each time i would have to reduce a feeding due to supply issues. she got 15 months of it so im ok with that and not looking back!

    #6910213

    MellieBellie
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    i just hope she doesn’t do it when i’m nursing her on the plane on thanksgiving!

    #6910469

    Kelley77
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    My baby is 15 weeks and breastfeeds but gets formula more often because of low supply. Anyway, this past Friday he got sick with RSV/bronchitis and has refused to bf ever since. He won’t even try to latch on…he just gets mad! I am sad to say that my bf days are probably over. I’m just wondering if anyone has had this happen with a sick baby?

    #6910725

    cblack
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    amandarrekedal- they sell washer cleaning tablets at lowes i cannot remember the name of them but my mom uses them! hope that helps!

    #6910981

    Rebneter
    Member

    my daughter is 9 days old and up until today i’ve had a really good supply, within the past 6 days i have been able to pump and freeze about 65oz between feedings. i was able to pump 6oz after each of her first two feedings today but hardly have had any milk since then, just barely enough to feed her… ???? i was pumping at least 4oz after each feeding before today, is my milk drying up?!? with my first daughter i mass produced and tried to slow it down and ended up drying up completely within 2 days and wasn’t able to get it back and am worried that will happen again (even though i’m not trying to slow it down)

    #6911237

    Hello ladies! I just wanted to say YAAY! bc i have been successfully bfeeding for 6 mo 🙂 now def not without strugles but yep ive made it! I plan on bfeeding for even longer than a year.. and i can tell its gonna be a struggle.. Fam thinks food is more important than food. well happy new year!

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