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    seuban0
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    My entire dad’s side of the family (the family I see most often) is sooooo anti-breast feeding. No one understands the stage Zoey’s in right now of wanting to nurse constantly and crying when she’s not nursing. They all accuse me of starving her. My BF understands because he’s done the research with me and been to the appointments with me. But even he says it’s hard to be a breastfeeding dad because he feels like he’s no help and has to hear her scream on car rides, etc. It’s really discouraging. I had to sit there for two hours last night and listen to my grandparents offer to buy all of her formula and tell me how hungry she was. They wouldn’t hear that she ISN’T hungry, she just wants some snuggle time with mommy. We got her out of the house because they wanted to see her and it threw her routine off anyway. You would think that people would hear how beneficial it is and not give you hell about it. Apparently, not.

    #6917190

    momma070810
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    i had a question im 30weeks pregnant and wanna breastfeed but i havnt started leaking yet is this normal

    #6917446

    JustTheBaker
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    expecting2bpatient, since your LO is teething, it is likely feels good to his gums to bite, but you need to teach him not to. He is young, but still if you tell him no, and end the nursing session for a few minutes before allowing him to latch on again, he should get the idea quickly. My son is only 7 weeks, and he’s already bit me a few times… I say no and take him off, but at his age, I have no idea if he gets it. Luckily, his biting is few and far between so far. I’m really not looking forward to teething though!

    #6917702

    seuban0
    Member

    Thanks, act004. Glad to know I’m not the only one. Zoey is gaining weight perfectly and tends to eat a lot during the day so normally I would just let it be and be thankful that I am not one of the sleepy eyed exhausted moms. I mean, she will sleep for 12 hours if I’ll lay there with her. I have to make her wake up to change her and usually make her eat after 7 or 8. But during the day it’s every 2-4, depending on the time of the day. Every hour of every day, I’m worried about supply though. I’m off for the next 2 days so I’m thinking I’ll set my alarm and make her eat. And pump if she refuses.

    #6917958

    Bri
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    lckyladyl – Good for you for saying no. Babies are born with enough iron stores for at least six months. As long as you are eating your broccalli (sp?) and meats then your baby should be fine! I’m skipping cereal all together and will be making my own foods for my baby.

    #6918214

    HannahKay
    Member

    thank you ladies…i really needed to hear everything uve said. yeah i found the only gripe water that is fda regulated and we call it miracle water lol. its like $25 a bottle but worth every penny. seconds after i give it to her she calms down. its called colic calm. i didnt have it then. i wish i wouldve discovered it sooner.

    #6918470

    mereandgirl
    Member

    Lawson: that doesn’t sound like an estravagant amount. The general rule of thumb is 1-1.5 oz per hour. So for only 2 hours between feedings that may be a little much, but for 3 hours that’s perfect. I’m not at all saying you are overfeeding her though. Let’s say she eats a 4 oz bottlw, and two hours later she eats another 4 oz bottle. She may very well not be ready to eat again for three to four hours. Personally, I generally make 3 oz bottles if I pump, and I actually stop twice during the bottle to burp her. Levi will suck down a three ounce bottle in less than five minutes, while it takes her 20-40 minutes on the boob. It sounds like you’re doing great!

    #6918726

    deeyore486
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    god-iva, co sleeping is actually having baby sleep in the same room as you. Bed sharing is having baby in the same bed. This is usually confused and so 99% of the people that say they co-sleep actually bed share. At this point the terms are interchangeable, even to the ‘professionals.’

    #6918982

    AshleyRae
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    He eats about every 3 hrs and 4+ at night. Also my supply is almost nonexistent (trying to increase it in many ways) so I’ve been having to supplement with formula. Everything I found online for that was 4-6 oz for 1-3 month old. Now that he’s eating more, he’s a much happier baby I’ve noticed.

    #6919238

    ella15
    Member

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

    #6919494

    wow I can put breast milk on Clementines eczema? She’s had it on her eyebrows since birth and I’ve just been watching it not doing any treatment. I’m gonna try the breast milk I’ll let you guys know how well it works.

    #6919750

    styx
    Member

    Well we had our 2 month check today a little early he is exactly 1mo 26days…He is 12.8lbs (7.3 at birth) and 22in (18 at birth) 75% and 20% so my sil is calling him short and round lol I love it so chunky and its all from me 🙂 He is doing great had one screaming fit but nursed a little and is asleep in his swing now I expect the shots to make him sleep a lot…

    #6920006

    Bri
    Member

    2ndtimemommmy – I’m sorry you are going through this. Honestly, I doubt a weekend getaway will fix the problems. You need to fix what is going on in life. Plus, if you are so anxious about leaving your baby then you won’t have ‘fun’ and your husband will just be more upset about it. If it were me I’d put the trip on hold and maybe try to spend a couple evenings at home together. Rent a movie for after bedtime. Then some ‘snuggle’ time. I’d also talk about how you feel about his actions towards your child. I can say from having a similar discussion with my husband that he just doesn’t relate to little ones. He tries but it wasn’t until Chris was playing with him that he actually could start to relate. Men just don’t do the snuggle thing with babies like us women do. We love the baby age but most men want them to come out 2yrs old. My oldest and my husband are best friends but Alex is another story. He watches them play from afar. I’m sure once he’s walking it’ll be completely different.

    #6920262

    benbubby
    Member

    Please help!!! Since birth I have nursed my son everytime he wakes up in the middle of the night. Usually every 2-3hrs. He is 4 months now and sometimes will sleep for 3-4 hrs but that is rare. He is waking up every 1 1/2 -2 hrs now and will not go back until he can nurse, but it seems he is just using me as a pacifier. I have tried rubbing his stomach and giving him a soother but he SCREAMS BLOODY MURDER until I put him on the boob and then he is a little angel and goes back to sleep. Anyone know why he might be waking up every 5-7 times during the night still at this age? I will be travelling cross the country in 5 weeks to visit with my parents and can’t believe at this age I am still up every 2 hrs. How an i ever going to get him to soothe himself to sleep. BTW he sleeps in a pack n play in our room. He has 3 naps a day at 30 min each. What do you guys think??

    #6920518

    Bri
    Member

    Styx, I love them too. I have a bunch of them. My husband rolls my eyes. They have guy ones too that I’m tempted to get for him. I wonder if he’d wear them?

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