Breastfeeding

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    judi
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    That’s lovely, 1byfaith. So nice to take the time to just enjoy your baby!!

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    erin b- thanks for the tip with the oats ;0) I usually cut up 1/2 of banana and add a little splenda to my oats and it is delish!!!

    Was just wondering if anyone has an issue with having a fast letdown reflex? Sometimes is causes Brandon to choke and cough and I have to take him off the breast and get him situated. In the meantime I am spraying all over the place!!! Hopefully he will grow out of this.

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    good point mountainmama, its uncomfortable enough breastfeeding in public, why people gotta make it worst? might as well please yourself. i have been feeding in public, not much prob

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    Oh – my LO had problems taking a bottle and didn’t start taking MAM bottles until about 4 months… she does do great with a cup though. I started giving her a cup at 4 months because I work full-time and needed to not stress about her not eating when we were trying different bottles. Now at 6 months, she uses a sippy cup fine on her own, but can drink very well out of a regular cup with some assistance.

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    one step at a time – You’ll do fine and we’ll be here ot help you get through this!!

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    I have an issue. I have been EBF’ing Brandon since birth and he is 14 weeks now. I have NEVER
    supplemented with formula and I bf him frequently. I work part-time and when @ work I pump every 3 hrs on the dot. On my days off and when I am at home I nurse on demand. I even get up @ 2am and pump cause he sleeps til 4 or 5 am after going to bed around 930-10pm. Well, my issue is that I think I am noticing a decrease in supply and I have not had any issues before now. Yesterday Brandon was pulling at the nip like ‘this thing is empty’ and getting really frustrated. When I got up at 1am to pump I only got 2 oz from both when I usually get 4-5 oz??? I have not started my period yet or anything so what could be wrong???

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    jensoon2bmomof3 – maybe the sitter is misreading your LOs hunger ques. Rule of thumb is 1 oz per every hour u aren’t nursing.

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    So I know it’s normal for one breast to produce more milk than the other, but this is killing me! My left produces what I would consider a normal amount but my right seems to produce maybe half that. I’ve tried pumping the right side, I’ve also tried block feeding that side. I can’t seem to get that one up to speed! Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to make my right breast produce more? Btw, my left is a C cup and my right is an A!!! It’s pretty ridiculous…..

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    You know what? I always used to push my breast in with my thumb so that DJ could breath, because my breast would be squishing his nose in. I went to a breastfeeding support group when he was 6wks and the lactation consultant watched me nurse him so she could give me pointers. She asked why I was doing this and I said so he could breath. She told me to let go of it, because he wouldn’t be getting all the milk he needed, because I was squishing my breast. I said but he can’t breath, and she said he could (didn’t look like it to me) but she said if he can’t then he’ll pull away. So I don’t worry about it anymore and he’s fine. He’s actually starting to ‘pat and touch’ my breast while nursing. Sometimes he’ll actually push my breast in near the nipple, so smart =)

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    My daughter turns 7 months old on the 24th and is only 7 and a half pounds. She was 6 weeks early and born with a genetic condition called Cornelia De Lange Syndrome (CDLS). She’ll always be MUCH smaller than her peers because of this. Breast feeding has been such an amazing experience for us. CDLS kids usually never eat by mouth due to weak jaw muscles and gag reflexes. I truly believe by breast feeding her I helped strengthen her jaw muscles and she’s taken on to breast feeding like a pro. She’s also eating solids now. I was able to measure my milk production because for the first two months of her life she was in the NICU so I was pumping every 2 hours with a hospital grade pump. Because of her size I wasnt allowed to nurse her. I pumped so much that we had more than enough milk and we are proud donors. More than half the babies in neonatal intensive care units are on donor breast milk. Formula can cause tummy issues in premies and children born with congenital birth defects. Recently we donated 600 ounces and still have a deep freezer full of milk just in case we have to switch to bottles for some crazy reason.

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    excitedmisty – Your doctor is old school. They used to say 4months but many doctors are now saying 6. Before six months can lead to allergies, gast. intest. problems, early diabetes, weight issues and several other problems. If your baby is fine being breastfed then wait until 6months. I personally would look into switching to a doctor that is a little more up todate on research. My whole Ped office (26doctors) never say before 6months, especially with a breastfed baby. Breastfed babies have a ‘virgin’ tummy. They haven’t had the same ‘junk’ that is in formula. Until their tummies mature some more it’s just bad for them. I waited until 7months with my son cause he didn’t want anything to do with it. This next baby will be at least six months as well. Oh and I don’t have small children. Chris was always in the 95% and Alex is now in the 97+%. He’s over 14lbs and only 6weeks old. So, being a big baby does not mean they need food.

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    I have about 25 frozen bags in the freezer with 2-4oz in each…we have only used 2. My mother kept my LO for us one afternoon and used 1, and then my mother did a night time for feeding for me when he was just 2 months old. I’m a SAHM so I don’t really use it, but I do go to school 2 evenings a week so it gives me peace of mind knowing if he was starving my husband could feed him. I’m also on a Z-pack now, and i’ve been a little apprehensive about exposing him to my breastmilk and plus i’m sick, so my husband used a few I had frozen to help me out so I can rest (thought i’m still nursing him too).

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    hi all,
    so my daughter is 15 months old and i’m still nursing her. but i am feeling pressure from everyone to stop, and i am sick of it! it is the most natural and best thing for her, why would i want to stop that!! i just wish everyone would mind there own business and stop thinking about what ‘society’ thinks!! so lame!! anyone else having this problem?

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    There is this Maternity, Mother, Baby store in a near by town where I live. They have natural child birthing classes and LLC members and lactation consultants that work there. Every Monday there is a breastfeeding support group. It’s really nice, there is a different topic every week and then it kind of goes to open topic and Q&A’s. Mom’s bring their baby’s of all ages. I’ve learned to much from going there and it’s helped with my confidence of breastfeeding in public. Also when DJ was only 6wks old I went with him and not knowing much about BFing or really ‘how to do it’ it was great to watch other Mom’s nurse their babies and I got great ideas and took it all in. I’d recommend it to ANY new breastfeeding Mommy!

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    expecting-2b-patient – Juice is full of sugars that they don’t need. I don’t give it to them until over a year and even then it’s watered down. Breastmilk went into my son’s sippy as well. We did a little water later the first year too but no juice. I wonder if there was ahealth reason he said to do it:? Is solids making him constipated or something?

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