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    Erica93
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    hello everyone! anyone have any ideas on how to get the baby to take a bottle? We have the drop in bottles and can’t afford to buy all new ones. I have tried so many things but she keeps gagging on them and seems to have a hard time getting it in the right position. She is 13 weeks and is having a rough time! I go back to work next tuesday so I am freaking out!

    #6917445

    babybean3
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    Ok so I really need advice I’m nursing my son 3n1/2 months, and he nurses frequently, and for. An adequate amount of time, however he won’t nap more than 15 minutes without waking up. To nurse again. I’m pumping to increase supply, taking fenugreek and blessed thistle,,but. He won’t nap and I know he’s tired. He sleeps throught the night but won’t nap wich makes for a very cranky baby. I gave him 4ozs of formula today after already weaning him off, and he got full and napped. I have it to him after nursing 30 mins each side. So do I give him a bottle and nurse or just let. Him not nap?? Help please I’m running out of ideas and tears

    #6917701

    act004
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    seuban0– I feel the same way about my little one. I too am having some supply issues, but everything I have read says that the nipple stimulation is supposed to help. I am just as confused as you are.

    #6917957

    Ready4No2
    Member

    I agree with MzMamma. In the early days (months) I limited myself to 2 cups a day. Now that she’s almost a year I don’t limit myself as much.

    #6918213

    didderty
    Member

    omg girl…..your husband’s aunt is such a b!!! i can’t believe she said that either….she definitely would not be around my baby again!!!!

    #6918469

    Bri
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    sydneemay2009 – Did you have a perterm labor? I ask because as much as I avocate breastfeeding and doing it along pregnancy, if you’ve had preterm labor you need to talk to your caregiver. I have a friend who had her baby at 29 weeks. She is one that should not breastfeed during pregnancy because it can strengthen contractions. Although with me I never felt them and most don’t but with those that have had a preterm baby need to be careful.

    #6918725

    HannahKay
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    we co sleep and im pretty sure it just means sleepin n the bed w/ u. bri…u mentioned to someone to make sure the poo doesnt stay green. what if it did? what could that mean? j/w b/c my babys poo stays that color 98% of the time.

    #6918981

    Bri
    Member

    balsamfir – For some women no matter often the feed they still get it back. For most it’s not until solids are introduced but many are before. Sucks! My sister get hers back until she completely weaned

    #6919237

    ella15
    Member

    styx and bri thanks again. no more jaundice she’s ok now. i’ll try your suggestions. thanks again!

    #6919493

    Bri
    Member

    deeyore486 – I agree with you but if she was going to out and get trashed like many celebs do then she might need to pump to keep supply up while being drunk. I don’t condone getting drunk while having an infant in the house let alone breastfeeding but then that’s just me. I’m not saint. I had my years of completely drunkiness HAHA! But, that’s in the past and now I’m a mature mom.

    #6919749

    Slatts
    Member

    I tried BFing my son, but it just didn’t work for us.I had just had a c-section, he refused to latch, and wanted no part of it. He was crying, I was crying, and it wasn’t working. I tried pumping, and didn’t have any luck with that. I was INCREDIBLY pressured to breastfeed at the hospital, so much so, that I chose to check out early because I was made to feel inadequate. I’m now pregnant with a girl, and I came to this forum to get an idea of what to expect if it is possible this time. I have to say that while this will be an unpopular stance, there are some militant BFer’s who clearly look down on mothers who formula feed. I see demands for BF tolerance, but not as much demand for those who choose formula feeding for whatever the reason. My son, who was formula fed, was almost never ill, has no allergies, is developmentally ahead (per his dr’s and school) and is a happy, normal kid. I support those who choose to breastfeed, but I must say I’m disappointed that the same courtesy isn’t extended to those that don’t/can’t. Just my two cents.

    #6920005

    Logansmom419
    Member

    I have a question… I had a little girl 6 days ago and she is in the NICU so I am pumping every 3 hours. My milk is in and my boobs are so big, but the things you put your boobs into to pump (sorry i dont know what they are called) are too small. They only have one size at the hospital and my nipples are getting so big that they barely fit into the hole. Does anyone know a good store or website where I can order bigger ones? I am worried that I am not getting all the milk out that I have, and I will stop producing.

    #6920261

    Back from Alabama! It was a great trip seeing John’s family and his daughter who we just wanted to take home with us. It’s hard leaving her. Baby John did great on the 5 hr flight. He slept most the time and after day 2 the 3 hr time difference didn’t affect his nap so much. Anyways when we were there we stayed with his brother who has a 6 months old. His mom tired BF but couldn’t get any out after a week so she stopped and formula feeds. One day we went to his fathers for dinner and she left her bottle so I grabbed it and on the way back to his brothers baby John started to cry so like always my 6 yr helps by giving him his soothie. I didn’t think anything of it until my 6yr said oh i guess he was hungry! I was like WHAT?!?! yelled STOP! I realized my son grabbed the bottle and was feeding baby John the formula. He’s never had it I was heartbroken. I really wanted to cry. After me freaking out for 30 mins my son was trying to tell me he didn’t drink any because she uses these Dr. brown bottles that havea straw in them and he was trying to get the milk in there so JOhn could drink it but he couldn’t. Right then I realized how much BF really means to me and I’m so happy to have this forum to help with my questions. I told myself 3 months was my goal beofre i started and once I got past the pain it was 6 months and now that John Jr is almost 5 motnhs I think I’ll go fora year!

    #6920517

    Very proud of my boys tonight. Ollie did a 360 degree turn on his tummy whilst doing tummy time on his mat. James had 3 wees on his potty also!

    #6920773

    didderty
    Member

    so why if my baby has never once refused my boob do it all of a sudden? i just fed her at like 6:30pm and was going to do her nighttime feed at around 8:30 and she screamed and cried as soon as my boob started coming towards her. she was acting hungry but she would scream every time i put it in her mouth. she wouldn’t even try to suck. she would just scream at it. it hurt my feelings really bad. she has never refused a boob, ever! i just don’t get it and it made me really sad…..i hope when she wakes up she will take it!

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