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  • #6916415

    MamaRancourt
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    My Mom’s friend gave me these old magazines called Mothering. There was this adorable quote–

    ‘I’m in love with this guy. He can get my bra off faster than anyone I ever met, no hands at all, just a hungry look’

    #6916671

    mrsmom
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    thanks you guys for all your answers and support! i am so thankful!

    #6916927

    JustTheBaker
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    so i’m pretty sure my son has thrush. his tongue is white, I can not wipe it off, and it is starting to burn when he nurses, and I’ve never had pain before. It’s already 7pm here, so won’t get him to a doctor till tomorrow. I know we’ll both need to be treated, but if I just take him to a walk-in clinic will they treat both of us? I won’t actually have to show some random doctor my nipples (which still look perfectly fine, btw) will I? Or should I try to get in with my regular doctor? I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get in for a couple of days…

    #6917183

    Ugh, I got my first clogged duct last night! I had Scarlett nurse that side for about an hour during the night and got most of it worked out. But this is the first issue I’ve had ever BF even with my first, so I guess I won’t complain! lol

    #6917439

    MamaRancourt
    Member

    Why has my 5mon old started to bite me while nursing?! He has no teeth yet, but I know he’s teething. If he bites does that mean he isn’t hungry and just ‘foolind around’ It REALLY hurts, I don’t know if he knows at that age what he’s doing and that he needs to stop… any intake?

    #6917695

    Tunny904
    Member

    CheleO: with my first and with this one I produce SO much milk, I got mastitis (infection due to clogged duct) with my first when she was 13 months and I started to wean her. With this one, I got mastitis within the first month b/c I produce so much…so yeah, I guess it can happen at any stage during breastfeeding!

    #6917951

    Bri
    Member

    military~mommy – You’re right, that is ‘hidden’ in the health care bill but everything with that has slowed down. I don’t know where it’s going to go. Many states are throughing fits over it. I don’t understand why but the pumping in the workplace section is even getting scrutinized. Honestly, I think that’s the best part of the bill.

    #6918207

    HannahKay
    Member

    okay I am finally on a real computer and not my phone so I am going to share a little bit. A couple of weekends ago my dh and I went to see his family (an hour drive) and we got to his aunts shop and Haven was very fussy (colic). Well she takes her out of her car seat and starts rockin her…etc. Well Haven doesnt calm down, instead she screams louder. When she hurts like that all she wants is mommy. She still cries when I hold her but she doesnt blood curdling scream. Well I walked over there to her b/c idk about u moms but I cannot stand to hear her cry like that. Especially when I know that I can fix it. So I try and grab her and his aunt yanks her back and says no!!! She walks off. Well I am about in tears b/c I wanna help my daughter but at the same time not tick my husband and his aunt off. Well I take about 30 more seconds and walk over there again and say ok let me have her, She yanks her away again! She FINALLY gives her to me and she calms down and his aunt says this is all ur fault you hold her too much and dont let her come see us very often. She repeats that at least ten times and each time I tell her, she does this to everyone. Not just you, she has colic and is generally fussy and irritable. Well then she takes her away from me and guess what happens? Haven starts screaming again. Michelle (his aunt) takes off with her. I follow and grab her back and said I cant take this anymore. Let me have her. Well, she starts blamin me again sayin I dont take her up there often enough. Then she asks me if I am still breastfeeding. Very proudly I reply, yes I am. She jumps all over me saying I need to switch to formula b/c its my breastmilk that is making her have gas and what kind of mom am I to keep making her belly hurt like that. I told her I watch what I eat and that is not it. She said yeah but bottle feeding would be better on her little tummy, I politely said, no, babies get less air from a breast than they do a bottle. Then she asks me if I have taken her to the dr about this, I said no I havent. Then she makes me out to be a bad mom for not taking her to the dr. Well since then my supply has plumeted, my left breast has less than half an ounce per feeding and only 2 oz on the right side and I have been pumping/nursing frequently, keeping hydrated…etc. All of my family and friends are encouraging me to discontinue breastfeeding b/c I am having to supplement w/ formula and they are telling me it isnt worth my time. I KNOW THAT BREASTFEEDING MY BABY IS WHAT IS BEST FOR HER AND ME BOTH WHY CANT PPL LEAVE IT ALONE?? I am getting so discouraged and angry at the same time. I’m having problems at home and the weight isnt coming off as quickly as I would like it to. I’m just getting so frustrated. A little encouragement (instead of DIScouragement) would be nice

    #6918463

    Bri
    Member

    babybean3 – Do you do all the shopping and food prep? I ask cause there is no reason you have to buy the crap foods. I’m not bringing home chips and soda that I like. Joe works from home and needs caffine. He’s a stick though. I’m not frying foods or anything like that. We eat healthy and if he doesn’t want to eat it then he can fix himself something else after the boys are in bed. The exercise thing is the hardest part. You need to get moving but not over do it so your supply hurts. I think in your position it is especially critical that you break the cycle. You need to teach your kids to be healthy and not over weight. My mom is a stick but my dad needs to lose some. Since he’s retired he’s put on a lot. He lives in Mexico six months out of the year. He hangs out on the beach drinking in the sun all day long. Not good! So we are both losing 50lbs!

    #6918719

    Bri
    Member

    mere-and-girl – I’m sure everything is fine. Dips here and there happen. As for the green poo, it’s probably from not getting enough hindemilk from the dip. No worries. Just watch it and make sure it doesn’t stay green. As for your baby being skinny, so what. She’ll be a nice thin little girl. Every baby is so different and that’s a good thing.

    #6918975

    AshleyRae
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    So I had been giving my son about 3 oz per feeding but lately he seems really unsatisfied. He’s now 4 weeks old and I’ve been reading up on it and have found around 4 weeks, both BM and formula are uped to about 4 oz. Thank God because I wanted to do that but was worried of overfeeding!!

    #6919231

    I am starting to think my LO has reflux…i have read a few of you ladies have LO’s with this..is it pretty easily diagnosed..do they just go off of symptoms..i have heard of a proceedure where they drink a chalky substance and its watched on xray…i hope they do that for my son instead of just diagnose..if they just diagnose..is the medicine used for this going to mess him up if its not reflux? but it seems to me its reflux all the way

    #6919487

    Bri
    Member

    Breastfeeding is in for celebs. They get bashed on a number of sights if they don’t breastfeed. I don’t watch reality shows cause I just don’t like those type of shows and don’t want to feed the ratings but that is cool that she is promoting it on her show.

    #6919743

    belebr
    Member

    I agree that not everyone is supportive as they could be when it comes to BFing… I nursed my son with much difficulty until he was 10mths old, then he decided no more. I had alot of friends telling me to just give up! I didn’t (but I did supplement) with a preemie, tongue tie, sensitivity to any milk, n just a poor latch I spent hours nursing!!! Eventually came success n I enjoyed it very much! I hope when I have my next baby that I can strictly nurse. Does anyone have issues pumping? I’m wondering if I need a new pump for my next or if my breasts just do not respond to the pump.

    #6919999

    Bri
    Member

    Ama, if you can figure it out then you are much better then I. One of the reasons many of us aren’t into the month to month pages.

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