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  • #6910531

    MAG04
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    HELLO LADIES… I SUCCESSFULY BREASTFEAD ALL MY BABIES… I DID THE BEST I COULD WITH THIS ONE AND ONLY LASTED 9 DAYS… I FEEL LIKE CRAP ABOUT IT… SHE WAS TOUNGUE TIED AND COULD NOT LATCH ON PROPERLY AND MY NIPPLES ABOUT FELL OFF AND GOT INFECTED… I HAD TO HAVE TIME TO HEAL AND I TRIED DESPRATLY TO KEEP UP MY MILK SUPPLY UNTIL THEY COULD CLIP THE MEMBRANE UNDER HER TONGUE BUT FAILED MISRABLY… BY THE TIME MY NIPPLES HAD A CHANCE TO HEAL MY MIOLK WAS ALMOST GONE… I HATE FEEDING HER FORMULA BUT DID THE BEST I COULD INCLUDING DAMAGING MYSELF… GOOD LUCK LADIES… I FEEL SO BAD

    #6910787

    Michelle
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    My little girl i think is going thru a growth spurt the last two days she has hardly slept luckily been ok at night.. she is 6 and a half months, i am breastfeeding and i started her on solids at 6 months..do u think she is? its driving me nuts… lol

    #6911043

    Heather0801
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    OK, I know this isn’t the place for it and it’s a bit late, but I just added our pregnancy and newborn photos that we had taken. We took forever getting them ordered and then the book we had made got screwed up so it took even longer! Please take a look if you have time, I’m super pleased with them =)

    #6911299

    ErikaS
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    To HMBROWN & TANIAR82.
    I am by no means an expert, but I overcame many challenges nursing my 4 month old twins with the help of an excellent lactation consultant. She steered me clear of all the old wives tales and really supported us in our struggle to nurse. Ive learnt lots from her and from my experience, and Ive also participated in some community events that support BF.
    If you can only bf for 6 weeks, that should be plenty of time to establish your milk supply. Then after that you can feed in the am and pm whenever youre home. Theres always pumping during the day if you have the means. But just know that any milk or colostrom from you to your baby is so beneficial. Any thing is better than nothing.
    For Taniar82, your baby is still pretty young, and has a small tummy so nursing every 2 hours is totally normal. i so sympathize that it can be exhausting and challenging though. It is still normal for them to feed every 1-3.5 hours. Make sure that your baby is finishing one breast before switching, so that they get the fattier milk that comes out last. That will keep them full longer. I would also make sure that baby has a good latch and that theres no pain, so hopefully you can put your feet up and relax while he feeds, or eat a snack or whatever.
    I hope this was a bit helpful. Good luck, and you should be so proud to be giving your babies the best start possible.

    #6911555

    ozbaby
    Member

    On the topic of wether to feed one side or two at a feeding: I think it would depend on how much milk your ducts store as i have always had to feed both sides. One side would not fill her up and she will cry even now when one side is empty until she gets the other side. I think if you hold more milk in your ducts then you may have enough to fill your baby up from one side. When i get a let down i sometimes leak from the other side so having to wait 3 hours to empty that side would be uncomfortable but i guess your body adjusts to what your baby takes anyway.

    #6911811

    Misca
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    Thanks for the advice ladies! I will definately try to find out exactly the icks he has, and try showing him some of the benefits to bf. Thanks alot!!

    #6912067

    courtenay
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    thats the same with me taniar, i guess i had like no milk and now i am back to having a full supply. i am so thankful for it, i dunno about the heart thing my doctor told me it really doesnt come with much risk and my mom is a medical transcriber for a childrens and womens hospital and said that she types thousands of reports about women being put on it to help supply and all of them are having great results too.

    #6912323

    Bri
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    Hey all, I’ve been busy moving. I hate moving! I’m sorry for all of you wanting to give it up. Please do research about formula before doing so. There is a lot of crap in formula and can cause problems. I truly believe formula has a place in our society but before giving it up look at a few articles. Here are some but there are loads more that suggest what goes into formula really should not be going into your babies.

    http://www.babyreference.com/InfantDeaths.htm

    http://www.cornucopia.org/replacing-mother-infant-formula-report/

    #6912579

    angelag3girls
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    lukslike1more4me here is a great site for the info you need.

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkcalc.html

    #6912835

    ozbaby
    Member

    I had the soaked oats this morning after i left them out overnight and the water went all slimy.. eeeow Is that normal? I have always cooked them and love them but soaked overnight then heated for a minute in the microwave taste foul. I forced them down though. Also this morning i felt 2 letdowns!! YAY…. My milk stopped letting down pretty much so i am pretty happy. How many glasses of malted milk should i drink for it to work best? Ive had one glass last night and another this morning as well as the breastfeeding tea. ( and oats and motilium) The malted milk is so much easier to have then the soaked oats.

    #6913091

    Nikki37
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    So my LO sleeps in my bed with me at night. He just turned 6 months old. =) Well normally I sleep topless so it’s easier to feed him. Last night I fell asleep witn my nursing bra on and woke up to him pulling at it like he was trying to get it off to eat. It was so cute cause it woke me up and he just smiled at me cause he knew he was about to nurse.

    #6913347

    Kym22
    Member

    carlaz- get yourself a good pump- they are quite costly the Medela Pump in Style I just bought was 300.00 But someone on here siad you may be able to get you insurance company to pay. Bring it with you to the hospital and the lactation consultant will show you how to use it. They will also give you sterile supplies to use if you ask. At least that is what they did for me.

    #6913603

    campimama
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    natesmomma- I have no idea if nonalcoholic beer would work. You could give it a shot- why not? As for the beer thing and your SIL, that doesn’t surprise me, my beer in the evening gives me a nice boost. If drinking while taking Reglan is not recommended, I wouldn’t even go there. But, you could call the pharmacist and see what they say about having a beer while taking the Reglan…they could give you the best answer. I know you’ve been struggling, but you are doing sooo good! Oh, and also, as long as the alcohol has time to metabolize you don’t have to pump and dump. I generally have mine right after I put bub down in the evening- when I know he’s going to sleep for a good stretch. Hope this helps you!

    #6913859

    jlevine–I started bleeding again a few times after giving birth. It’d stop for a week and then come back. It finally stopped for good around 7-8 weeks. Your body just has a lot of junk to get rid of.

    #6914115

    Saraelaine
    Member

    horseygal- ive seen little net tent type things that attact to the top of a crib to keep climbing kids in…..im sure it would work to keep cats out also.

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