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    T3POandR2D2
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    lmgibson – When you nurse it releases oxytocin which is known as the ‘feel good’ hormone, along with seratonin, which has been known to be released while breastfeeding so – in short, YEAH! Breastfeeding is awesome, huh?

    #6916160

    Nikkie
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    hey girls. is your baby bringing up after feeds, and if so , how much? my baby is 5w4d and seems to bring up alot at times!!!

    #6916416

    I’m like MiamiMom2b.. the boppy is stuffed in the closet. My 11 week old is 17 lbs so there is no way I could support her weight the whole time either. I have her sit tilted back on my lap and hold her head with the hand on the same side shes nursing on. (If shes eating on the right side, I cradle her head with my right hand.) This way I always have a free hand and I have more control over her head if she tries to pull off. If I prop her with a pillow I don’t need to use any hands. The other day I was actually playing the wii with my 3 yr old, talking on the phone with my hubby, and nursing the baby all at the same time. Now that’s multitasking! LOL!.. Oh and by the way, Im rather small chested, too. (36C)

    #6916672

    Cjg2010
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    Anybody having uncontrolable leaking i cant stop driping like a water spout.

    #6916928

    Bri
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    2ndtimemommmy – I took my son into see his ped. After getting a prescription from them I called my OB and she sent one to my pharmacy. I never got checked out. The meds I got this time around was awesome. It was a one time pill. I started feeling better that day. Last time it was so painful I was on meds for a week plus I had a compound ointment made for my nipples. Definately call first thing in the morning. The earlier you catch it the better it is for you both.

    #6917184

    JustTheBaker
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    tannersmommy, could your milk be letting down too fast on that side (or too slow)? My son does the same thing on my left because the milk comes out too fast, and he can’t swallow fast enough. He’s 4.5 weeks old now, is starting to have an easier time of it. I have heard that once they get a bit bigger they can handle the letdown better, but in the meantime, you can try pumping just until the letdown slows (although I don’t get letdown at all when I pump, so that doesn’t work for me) or you can let him suck until your letdown is triggered, then take him off, and soak up the milk (or catch it in a bottle) until it has slowed down enough to put him back on. Don’t know if this is the problem, but good luck!

    #6917440

    Bouza
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    Hi ladies! I went to the pediatrician today and my baby girl gained 14 ounces in 2 weeks. She will be a month on Thursday and is weighing 9 pounds 3 ounces. I am very happy and relieved because she only latches on for 10 minutes and falls asleep. It turns out that she is a barracuda nurser. She does have a little thrush which explains why she could be calmly nursing and suddenly detach from the boob and start crying. She will be taking medication for it. She also has dermatitis. 🙁 I bought a new Aveeno soap and lotion plus the prescription cream to put on her little face and body.

    #6917696

    MamaRancourt
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    I found lying down to nurse to difficult until my LO was about 3-4mons old and we BOTH knew what we were doing. I have a little light from the pack n play that is attached to my co-sleeper. I have his eyes lined up with my nipple and raise the arm that is on the mattress over my head and use the other hand to guide my breast into his mouth. We both just fall asleep with way. I always was affraid that I’d smother him with my breast. I’d always nurse pushing in my breast for his nose to breath. My LC said if he can’t breath he’ll pull away. Now I just have my breast out and he’ll do the rest, LOL! Some mornings I wake with both of them hanging out, haha! But he’s 6mons now and we’re in the process of crib training. .. sigh!

    #6917952

    JustTheBaker
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    chris2010, I feel like that sometimes. Doesn’t happen to often, but maybe a couple times a week.

    #6918208

    MamaRancourt
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    Yea, I saw them at Momzelle.com but they’re $40! I can’t remember for the life of me where she got the shirt, maybe she did pay that price. But she was nursing her girl and it it was so tasteful. I just get sick of lifting my top shirt up and making sure the nursing tank stays down. Most of the time I’m walking around with my shirt up past my boobs and my white tank showing, LOL!

    #6918464

    Bri
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    butterflykisses715 – How is your letdown? It sounds like he’s sort of getting frustrated cause he has to wait for it. Try stimulating your breasts first. Massage them and pinch the nipple a bit. Then when he latches on compress the back of the breast slightly to get things moving. Once he’s drinking then stop. See if that helps!

    #6918720

    Bri
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    expecting-2b-patient – I breastfeed right before bed, to sleep actually. I usually have enough for him to eat from one side and sleep from 8-2. Then he wakes usually once during the night. It is completely normal to have more milk in the morning after your body has rested then after a full day of energy use.

    #6918976

    So just a question…How do you all tell how many ounces your baby is getting? Im so worried my daughter isn’t eating as much as she should because she only takes from one side and only eats for about five minutes. She seems to be gaining weight, but I am just very curious to know how many ounces a 4 week old should be eating?

    #6919232

    Bri
    Member

    luv2bamama- I agree with the others. I’d wait. If she’s growing and staying on the curve then there isn’t a problem. Some babies are just small. Also, you have to remember that the chart is based on formula fed babies. Super Chunk being the exception, breastfed babies tend to be a little smaller because they aren’t overfed which formula fed babies tend to be. Science has shown that starting solids before six months can be damaging to the baby. Their little tummies just aren’t ready for it. This is whether they are small or big. As for butter, I’m sorry but I don’t even give my 2 year old buttered things. My mom buttered everything when I was younger and now I have a taste for it. My husband on the other hand never had butter on toast and such growing up and doesn’t add it now. My mom even put in on peanut butter and jelly. I know the reason, makes the peanut butter less sticky but now I need it. Avocado is good for babies though. Nice fat. Actually it’s a fat burner for those of us trying to lose weight!

    #6919488

    Bri
    Member

    Emilee, you’ll be ok. Just relax and drink and eat. Drink OJ with your iron suppliment. It’ll help your body aborb it. Again, call another doctor’s office and talk them if you need to.

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