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    angelag3girls
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    mommy2merae- I would try sticking with on demand. You might be surprised how long it takes her to change from 4 hrs to 5 and this could be her schedule for quite a while. I have heard it takes close to 4 months for your milk to regulate and after that it becomes more supply and demand so if it was me I would try staying with in the 5 hrs as long as I could up to the 4 month mark. All babies are different as well as all breasts so only you will know if you are sensitive to waiting too long or not. Some of mine started sleeping through the night for 12 hrs around 4 months and some of them took till they were almost a yr, well one of them has taken near a year lol. 2 weeks is pretty young to sleep through the night but I have heard of it happening so just go with your gut and what your body can handle. I hope this isn’t too all over the place and helps some. Good luck with your new one!!!

    #6915649

    michelles
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    newmommy, make sure your latch is right. if you get your latch right then your nipples will stop being sore. make sure that the baby’s lips are splayed like fish lips. when latching on point the nipple towards the roof of the baby’s mouth so that more of the areola gets in. once you get your latch right then the soreness should stop. make sure to keep your nipples dry and cover them with lanolin, also you can dribble breastmilk on them and that helps as well. they should be feeling better in a week or so. with my first everything was fine by week 4 and i even had cracked nipples at first. with my second everything felt fine by week 2, but i made sure my latch was right from the beginning. hope some of that helps!

    #6915905

    T3POandR2D2
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    phatbaby57 – You could try giving him actual table food. That’s what we did with my son, he had no interest in baby food but he LOVED actual solid food.

    #6916161

    babybean3
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    my babys 12days old, and just now is gettn the hang of nursing, we had to supplement him with formula becuase i wanst making enough milk. were now nursing more than he takes the bottle but i still only make about 4oz thats both breasts combined, (i pumped) . what can i do or what should i do to get my milk supply up?? help me plz ladies..

    #6916417

    suzmBLUE
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    Hi Ladies — the meessage box is messed up for me ) : So I will try my best to type this… Trying to remember how to start off pumping. I am 34.5 weeks, and will go back to work 6 weeks after my baby boy is born – how do I pump during those 6 weeks at home? I I know that my daugther ate a lot, and I was overwhelmed and didn’t pump a lot with her and regretted it because I was in a constant battel to pump enough for her, but managed to amke it 9 months ebf before my supply had dropped enough that I had to supplement. Anyway, I want to be sure that I start building up my reserve while I am at home, but not sure if I should just pump a breast after she is doen – to empty or or pump the other while she is feeding. I do remember the few times that I did pump at hoome during those weeks that I was filling bottles like I never did at home.

    #6916673

    EllasMommy23
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    Once you start giving solids your LO is supposed to start pooping every day, right? i’m just wondering because i started giving DD cereal. She used to go every 2 days or so when she was EBF and now she hasn’t gone in 2 days. She doesn’t seem uncomfortable or anything, but they are supposed to go every day, right?

    #6916929

    JustTheBaker
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    my son doesn’t have his own ped. He sticks with the OB who delivered him for the first 6 weeks, and then he just goes to my GP. Guess I can call the OB in the morning though, and see if she can get us in. If not, we’re going to a walk-in clinic though, it’s already getting painful enough thanks. Plus, my LO has been so fussy tonight, and wanting to eat constantly, but then only eating for a few minutes, and I’m sure that’s why.

    #6917185

    Rickey
    Member

    hello all! it has been ages since I posted on one of these forums…. i am a little bit freaked out though, and even though i am not 100% sure that this is the right group to post to, it is probably the closest.

    my daughter is 15 months old… she weaned at 10 weeks due to me going back to go work (it was either boob or bottle with her)… anyhoo.. in the bath earlier tonight I noticed that I am leaking milk… I have not breastfed my LO in over a year!!! And this has never happened before…. does anybody has any ideas of why this happened? Thanks and happy b-feeding to all!

    #6917441

    seuban0
    Member

    Lawson’s Mom – My LC told me when babies have a bottle, they get the milk so quickly that they get their bellies really full fast and are ‘milk drunk’. So they just sorta pass out. I don’t know how much science is behind that but Zoey certainly does sleep better and longer if she has a bottle. It’s tempting to give her one more often when I’m home so I can get some stuff done but I know how important it is for us to bond and nurse so…my house is a mess! lol

    #6917697

    babybean3
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    So my son is teething, his bottom tooth broke through the gum. Nursing has become quite tricky. His latch has gotten all screwy, on top of that we took him to the Dr yesterday bc he’s had low grade fever and was pulling on his left ear. They said he was fine, it was bc of his teeth n to come back tomorrow for his 4 month shots. Last night his fever shot up to 101.5 he was very congested,crying in his sleep so when we took him bck they said he all of a sudden had pnuemonia. Took him for chest xrays a heel stick,the whole nine. He has pnuemonia has to get antibiotic shots. This is the second time they’ve missed something when he was 2 weeks they said congestion n over night it turned into rsv. So he just wants to sleep, should I wake him to nurse or just pump? Since 5 am he has nursed 3 times its now 6pm. I’m going to pump anyways bc I’m scared to lose my supply…advice is appreciated

    #6917953

    phatbaby57
    Member

    i live in tennessee but knoxville (at least the part i hang around in) is pretty liberal so i don’t catch much slack. i will say though twice yesterday i had coworkers ask me how long i planned to continue breastfeeding. i’m pretty sure i put both of them off by saying anything short of i’m stopping at a year. self-weaning it seems is not in high regards amongst my coworkers. oh well. i’m not asking them to use their boobs so they have no room to judge. one isn’t even a mother and the other’s baby was born in 1967 or as she referred to it as the playtex era.

    #6918209

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    HannahKay- keep it up. Keep pumping and feeding your baby. In all honesty, I would never go back to that aunt’s house. You should talk to your hubby and tell him that you are completely uncomfortable. THAT IS RIDICULOUS what happened to you. It actually made me mad reading it. I cannot imagine someone taking my baby from me and not giving her back. I’d probably kill someone. That has to be the most miserable thing ever. Your baby is still young and actually has a problem, colic! And what you said is true. Baby gets much less air from breast than bottle. I’m just letting you know, that my daughter also was colic and nothing i did would help her feel better. Don’t let them make you feel like it’s your fault. It will get better. Good luck to you. Keep working on your supply issues. Don’t stress. I’m really sorry about what happened to you. It’s truly awful, and i can’t believe she did that.

    #6918465

    deeyore486
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    babybean3, what do you want to know about cloth diapers? We use prefolds as they are the cheapest way to go, but I did lots of research so message me on my page if you would like!

    #6918721

    Bri
    Member

    ashraesy – It is what it is. 2oz isn’t going to kill your baby. I understand the disappointment but what are you going to do? Right? Also, you can get Mother’s Milk Tea in the grocery. Safeway carries it. It’s by the Traditional Medicine brand. It works for me.

    #6918977

    deeyore486
    Participant

    ashraesy, in truth a breastfed baby only needs 1-1.5oz per hour, so becareful if you do increase the amounts. If you are giving 4oz baby should be eating every 3-4hrs. You can visit http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkcalc.html for more information.

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