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  • #6911027

    angelag3girls
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    monika- sorry your lo has been sic. Don’t really have any idea’s except maybe a stronger antibiotic. onmicef worked good for us. Do you suction his nose out often and use saline drops? I hope he starts feeling better. You live in the same town as my sis!

    #6911283

    GladeK
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    natesmomma-try the reglan, it may help. Also try the old standbys-more skin-to-skin contact, drink even more water, eat more, etc. You are exclusively pumping, right? I think you said somewhere you pump 5-6 times a day. If you wish to get your supply back up, you can try pumping every hour or so for a few days, especially if you take the Reglan. Good luck!!

    #6911539

    angelag3girls
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    There are still alot of doctors that will say its ok to start baby food when your baby is 4 months old but alot of studies are coming to light about waiting until they are 6 months old. Especially in breastfed only babies. Here is a link that discusses alot of it. http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/delay-solids.html

    #6911795

    ArmyMom
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    Nikki37 I’ve taken Fenugreek .. no gas problems here but maybe cause my son was 4 months old when I started taking it. I have to take 10-12 capsules a day to notice a difference though. Now that my supply is back up I don’t continue taking them but they did help get my supply up when it was low… it took about 3-4 days to notice a change.

    #6912051

    junerewind
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    Regarding waking a sleeping baby to nurse – I did the same method as Mom of 4 (wake about every 3 hours during the DAY), and my kids slept like angels. In fact, my one daughter slept through the night at 8 weeks. But – if you are exhausted, sleeping longer once in a while is perfectly fine. You need your sleep, too. Worth a try for a few weeks.

    #6912307

    ilandra
    Member

    Is fenugreek capsules safe to take while breastfeeding? My mom is looking at the label at work and it says not to be taken by pregnant woman or nursing mothers. I have heard of so many people taking it wondering if anyone here is taking them.

    #6912563

    angelag3girls
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    ms m the rule of thumb is 1 oz per hr you are gone and maybe an extra oz or 2 to be on the safe side. Usually if you are just gone 3 hrs or so the extra isn’t as big of a deal as if you are leaving baby all day at like day care or something where the difference can be greater. If you can maybe do a 3-3.5 oz bottle and have an ounce or 2 in the freezer that way its there if needed but not wasted if not.

    #6912819

    Bri
    Member

    Oh Oz! That’s great! You know what’s best for the both of you. It sounds like Emerson isn’t enjoying the formula. I’m proud of you for considering everything and doing what is best for the pair of you. YAY! Good Luck! I know it will be a struggle but I’m sure you can do it.

    #6913075

    Mickyg0606- If you are breastfeeding your baby you should not have to give your baby any extra water, breast milk should be plenty. Here is a link explaning that

    http://www.breastfeeding-basics.com/html/ask/water.shtml

    Hi to all of you, I am new to this site, and am still breastfeeding my 5 month old!! I love it!!

    #6913331

    judi
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    Actually, I totally understand that, kym22. I nurse in public only because it’s convenient.

    #6913587

    judi
    Member

    Ash, it wouldn’t say anything on the bottle about breastfeeding; lots of herbs and spices have many uses and properties too numerous to list, and some more anecdotal than scientifically proven – if it says fenugreek, it’s the right stuff! Good luck!

    #6913843

    bj4
    Member

    I EBF & my lo won’t take a pacifier either. She sucks on her hands all the time. She used to do it a lot more before she could really get ahold of a toy and hold on to it. Now that she can hold on to toys she will chew and suck on them. I tried to give her a pacifier the other day and she just looked at me like ‘what in the world are you doing to me?’

    #6914099

    mickyg0606
    Member

    I use the Alfalfa to increase the fat in my milk and I noticed a huge difference after I started using it. When my milk separates, the top layer is so thick it looks like butter. Plus my son is 10 months old and weighs 26.5 lbs so I am assuming the alfalfa has something to do with it. I highly recommended it if your little one needs to put on a little weight. Plus there are tons of good vitamins in alfalfa which is an extra benefit. I buy mine at Walmart for super cheap. I think it is $3 for 100 tablets.

    #6914355

    judi
    Member

    Yeah, Sunshine is right. Some ‘professionals’ might tell you to nurse every 3 or 4 hours, but feeding on demand (and even offering boobie when it’s not asked for) is surely the way to go, in terms of establishing and maintaining a good supply. My little one is 10 months old and never goes more than 3 or 4 hours between BF even now that she’s on solids 3 times a day. Never sleeps through the night either.

    #6914611

    ErinB
    Member

    I don’t remember if I saw this tip on here or somewhere else-but for those ladies eating the fermented oats…try putting a little bit of coffee creamer on them after you heat them up-very good! At first I was putting cinnamon, sugar and butter-but now just a little bit of creamer (and only adds about 20 calories) and it tasts so much better!!!

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