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    Bri
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    Nothing shocks me anymore. People just don’t understand how good it is for babies! Parkersmommy1 – Just tell your friend on disgusting formula is! You can find a million places online that will tell you the chemical compounds that go into formula. Half of them you wouldn’t put into your own system let alone your babies. Melamine is the biggest one. Especially with the Chinese scare only a few years ago. Several babies were dying from formula. When was the last time you heard of hundreds of babies dying because of breastmilk?

    #6915138

    campimama
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    nikki- You are absolutely not depriving your son! I cannot believe she said that! You are giving him just what he needs. Extended bf is healthiest for baby. Keep it up. At this point just take your cues from baby as to how much he wants to nurse. My son started losing interest in some of his feedings at about 10 months. We’re well into the weaning process. He nursed this morning and probably will once tonight sometime….he just turned a year old 2 weeks ago. Follow his lead is my motto 🙂

    #6915394

    MiamiMom2b
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    Mommy2marea: Congrats! It sounds like you have a good sleeper like me!!! My LO is 7 weeks & at 2 weeks he started sleeping 6 hours at night, by 3 weeks he would sleep 8 & now he is even on a routine. He falls asleep for the night at around 11pm every night. As long as your LO is gaining weight properly my advice is to LET HER SLEEP!!! Everyone is going to be so jealous of your good sleeper 🙂 My Dr said to let him sleep. He also said they need to sleep just as much as they need to eat. I figure that if baby is hungry they will definitley let us know. It didn’t hurt my supply at all just be prepared for a VERY hungry baby when they wake up!

    #6915650

    Bri
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    Even with the best latch sometimes nipples are just really darn sore. Some women are more sensitive then others. For healing of course there is lanolin but also express some milk onto them and let them air dry. The milk will help moisterize and heal. Give it time. I always say the first three months are the worst. You are feeding every couple of hours and it hurts like heck for some. It will get better as they toughen up. It should start to get better soon. Keep it up! It’s well worth it.

    #6915906

    hchina
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    miamimum2b-my dr gave me IBILEX? sorry dont know if the spelling is right, it was to clear up mastitis.
    1byfaith-if your pumping before a feeding , does bubs have enough when you put him on after? do you know if its true that your boobs never run out of milk???i was told this, but why sometiimes when i pump i can get next to nothing!!!!

    #6916162

    Kelley77
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    If you get 4 oz every time you pump then you are making plenty. That is what my pediatrician told me!! You need to eat and drink a ton to increase milk supply.

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    i got a twin nursing pillow today, i think itll make a huge difference, the v shaped pillow isnt cutting it anymore now they are bigger

    #6916674

    EllasMommy23
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    cjg- in the beginning i used to leak all the time too. it’ll get better

    #6916930

    Hello everyone i wanted to seek some advice for a friend. Does anyone know what can make a mom produce milk again? My friend had trouble breastfeeding cause her baby could not gasp her breast. She dried quickly but still wants to breastfeed. Does anyone know of any proven methods?

    #6917186

    Bri
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    TannersMommy33 – I agree that it’s probably the letdown. If it’s too fast then I’d pump a little out first for baby. But if it’s slow then I’d use compression nursing which will allow Baby to get the milk and continue sucking until milk actually starts flowing. You do this my compressing the base of the breast. You’ll hear baby start to swallow and let go. Once baby stops swallowing you do it again, etc. A lot of babies do prefer a side as well. Mine is the right side. The left isn’t flat but it doesn’t stick out as much as the right. It was this way with my first as well.

    #6917442

    My lo is 7 months.I have not had a period yet after the initial bleeding. Is this normal? i exclusively breast feed. however we also dont use any thing to prevent pregnancy. I have heard people that breast feed normally dont have periods but its just been a long time and wanted to get some input.

    #6917698

    EllasMommy23
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    Lawsons Mom- Some people put their arm underneath their LOs head or something, but i just have her head on the mattress. I put my arm that i’m laying on above her or out of the way, then i hold her with my upper arm close to me. i used to put a pillow behind her back to keep her from rolling back.

    #6917954

    Bri
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    My old company was awesome. All the women had children and they breastfed them. Most of the men had children and their wives breastfed them. Only a few younger guys didn’t have children. We’d laugh about milk. I’d ask people if I smelled like milk. I had co-workers moo at me and I’d moo back. It was great! I wish more companies would be like that! They all knew I practiced attachment parenting and baby led weaning. It’s something that moms used to do before formula took over the world!!! As for Seattle, yes it does rock! My hospital has an 89% success rate when it comes to breastfeeding. That’s really high. I can say that I see more women breastfeeding their children in public then bottle feeding. I think that and because everyone in my family breastfed that I didn’t give up with my first. Formula just wasn’t an option. I had lots of troubles with my first but we made it through it. Now I’m more confident about it and love every aspect of breastfeeding.

    #6918210

    didderty
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    hannah- no offense but f her!! you sound like you are doing great for your baby. she is rude for saying the things that she said to you. you know your baby best and are doing the best for your baby that you can. i feel the exact same way when my baby is fussy and keeps screaming and someone else is holding her i just want to take her tell them i can fix it. you just keep doing what you are doing and don’t listen to her!!!

    #6918466

    mereandgirl
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    Ash: the best way to up your supply is to put calvin on the breast. Pumping just doesn’t stimulate production the same as Calvin does. Also, remember that he can get more out of the breast than a pump ever will be able to. I believe you were having latch issues due to nipple inversion, correct? Remember that the more you put baby to breast the easier it will get for both of you. Good luck hun, and don’t get discouraged!! Oh, last thing… Calvin will also eat more out of a bottle, as it comes out faster and easier, and he doesn’t realize he’s full until he’s already overeaten.

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