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  • #6912064

    Bri
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    They’re the same drug. The FDA won’t approve it cause some lady had a heartattack or stroke taking it. I can’t really remember the whole story but it was a heart ‘thing.’ They now say it has serious risks. But, my personal thought is thousands of women have taken it without any problem. What makes the FDA think this one case was caused by it. Anyways, after this happened it was pulled from the US.

    #6912320

    ArmyMom
    Participant

    Yea, I didn’t think I was going to be able to do it at all in the beginning so I’m glad to have come so far. I’m not giving up just yet.. I’m still giving him 4 out 5 meals with breastmilk. I’m just having one of those days I guess. Yes, I’ve tried Reglan and I was one of the unlucky few who have terrible side effects from that RX.. I nearly passed out on day 4 of taking it and had bad anxiety and depression. Not a good med for me. Thanks for talking to me though.. I just made some tea.. hopefully I can relieve some stress and continue BFing for a little while longer. =)

    #6912576

    Jamiee
    Member

    lukslike – Freeze as much as you can now is my advice. I went back to work when my son was 3 months old and pumped very often so went through a time period when I had loads frozen. I didnt want it to expire so we ended up having my husband give him a thawed bottle as his nighttime bottle using the oldest first. That gave me a break but it also kept my supply rotating perfectly. No he is almost 7 months old and we still do the same routine. I dont freeze nearly as much now because my supply has gone down to account for the fact he doesnt nurse as often and he eats solids. I’m glad I stored all I could at the beginning though.

    #6912832

    Bri
    Member

    Ladies, it took me about a weekend to notice a difference and it just kept rising for about a week. Then it plateaued. Of course it’s different for everyone. I hope it works for you ladies.

    #6913088

    deeyore486
    Participant

    soon 2 b mom of 3, baby gets a couple of bottles when I am at work as well. We use the breastflow bottles by Learning Years. We love them because the simulate a let down, so the bottle isn’t any easier than the breast which is were many of the issues can come from.

    #6913344

    Jamiee
    Member

    We decided early on that my husband would give him a nighttime bottle because (1) we found a bigger bottle led him to sleeping longer and (2) it gave daddy responsibility and mommy a break haha. So every night we thaw our oldest frozen milk to give him. Worked out really well because at any given time we consistently have only about a month and a half in the freezer.

    #6913600

    NatesMomma
    Member

    campinmama- hey i have a question and i feel like this is going to be a long one sorry in advance. i pump and feed i have to supplement since i dont get enough, i have tried fenugreek malted milk and mothers milk tea, currently i am just taking reglan ( with no side effects so far its been about a weeek) and it has helped but i still supplement one feeding a day. I am 6 weeks pp and my sister in law is about 2 weeks pp and she didnt bf just let it dry up well she drank one beer this weekend and said she was leaking and felt engorged again, well im not a drinker but its tempting to try i would love to get more milk im starting back to work in 3 weeks and would love to have a little stocked up. So i know it says dont drink while taking reglan so my question after all that is does beer really do the trick? and if i have a beer how does that effect my pumping and feeding do you have to discard some? any help would be appreciated. again sorry for the long post…

    #6913856

    jlevine
    Member

    i have ANOTHER Question ladies… Nathan is 7 weeks old today.. and he is sick.. for the passed few days he hasnt been nursing likee he should be and i have been pumping the excess so my milk production doesnt go down.. this morning i woke up and got what seemed to be my period(but a little lighter) could it really be my period ot do you think its just because he hasnt been nursing very well… when did if at all yet did AF come back? im really hoping that this isnt it!!! 🙁

    #6914112

    mountainmama
    Member

    shirls i would try pumping a bit too on a low suction level….maybe even hand expression–that would be easy on your nipples. my little girl has bitten me a few times, but nothing like that!! ouch!

    #6914368

    campimama
    Member

    Sydnee- have you tried eating a little more and drinking more water? Also, maybe pump a little longer and keep a picture of baby to look at while pumping. Try relaxing as much as possible- take some deep breaths and smile and think of your baby. Could also be you are having a drop due to hormones…is it that time of the month or anything?

    #6914624

    MellieBellie
    Member

    wow, i used to come here all the time in the early days. such great support. i pumped for a year and am still breastfeeding at 14 months. all you new mommy’s keep up the good work. you can do it! re: AF – i haven’t had a period in about 2 years! i love it. i’m on the mini pill. i just take a dollar store preg test every once in a while.

    #6914880

    horseygal
    Member

    Wow, I’d be tempted to whip out a boob and squirt them in the face, but then I’d be wasting milk for my little precious:) There’s another superhero for you, Breasty Betty! Kudos to you ladies for maintaining your composure when dealing with ignorant neigh sayers. Natasha, have you tried ‘soaking your breast’ in breastmilk before trying to nurse? Maybe he forgot where it came from. Or, hold him in nursing position and take a turkey baster full of milk and everytime he gets close to the nipple give him a little taste? Like behavioral conditioning 101! I’d try it though, nursing is so worth it.

    #6915136

    mountainmama
    Member

    http://video.yahoo.com/watch/476026/2586924

    i hope this video works….watch it!! 🙂

    #6915392

    Mommy2Merae
    Participant

    Ladies who are breastfeeding, I was told in the hospital to not let my daughter go more than 5 hours without eating. Right now she sleeps almost 4 hours straight (sometimes 3 hours) and then wakes up to eat. Other times she snacks once an hour. My question is how soon is too soon to let her go longer than 5 hours without eating? Do I need to wait till she’s a bit older. She is two weeks and 1 day. I will keep feeding her on demand but I am hoping to get a routine started with her soon. Or is it too early for a routine? Thanks for any advice.

    #6915648

    NewMummy
    Member

    I have a 2 week old, and my nipples became very, very sore from the first time I attempted to breast feed her. I am now pumping breast milk, and using Lanolin but my nipples are still very sore. Can ANYONE recommend a remedy pleeeeaaaase??

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