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    deeyore486
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    babybean3, what kind of a relationship do you have with this friend? Here are a couple of articles on the dangers of the CIO method that, if you have this kind of a relationship with her, you could share…

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/949653/the_dangers_of_letting_your_baby_cry.html?cat=25

    http://www.drbenkim.com/articles-attachment-parenting.html

    I would at least try to sway her to putting it off for a bit. Dr Ferber, the creator of the method says that it is not to be used on a baby less than 6mo old since they are generally developmentally not ready to sleep through the night until they are closer to that 6mo mark. Esp because, as Expecting already mentioned it can lead to brain damage, but it also has the potential to suffocate the baby.

    #6918144

    olliesmom
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    For those of you who are making your own baby food, i also used frozen vegetables and fruit and made baby food out of it. It was hard to find fresh organic foods during the winter, so I bought frozen and it worked just as well and you still know what’s in it. Most frozen fruits/veggies are just frozen, there’s no preservatives in it, so it works really well!!

    I went the entire time my son was eating pureed foods without having to use the jarred food, but I was shocked when someone wrote the expiration date! It does seem weird that it would last so long!

    #6918400

    HannahKay
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    phatbaby…i am just so used to being able to lose at least 5 pounds a week and this has been sooooo hard. Haven is 15 weeks old this week and i always thought id b back to my body by now. 🙁

    #6918656

    Bri
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    We co-sleep and I hardly wake at night. Alex doesn’t cry either. He talks and I roll over. Perfect cause it lets Dad get more sleep and it doesn’t wake his brother. I’m hoping that he’ll be sleeping through regularly before he moves to his own bed right next door to his brother’s room.

    #6918912

    EllasMommy23
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    god-iva- i agree with phatbaby. you should go see a lactation consultant. also, is your mother or a sister or anyone around to help you? i know that you’re probably sick of hearing this, but it really does get better. You feel like the baby is on you all the time now because LO is so young. They need to eat so often. Once the baby gets older he/she will go longer between feeds and you’ll feel better. I think once the pain stops you’ll start to like it. It’s hard to like something that makes you cringe every time you do it!! So the most important thing would be to find a lactation consultant that can help you with the latch. Then, i think things will improve from there. I really hope so, for your sake. good luck hun!

    #6919168

    sfrizzell1
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    mommiekayla – is there any way you could be pregnant again? I only get those bumps when I’m pregnant and/or nursing!

    #6919424

    EllasMommy23
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    yay emilee!

    #6919680

    JustTheBaker
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    Seuban, I hear it’s very common for babies to scream while teething – but not all babies do. DS1 was never bothered by it, but several of my friends had a few days where their LO’s were incosolable until a tooth popped up. I hope everything turns out okay with Zoey’s head, I’m sure it’ll be alright. I actually have the opposite problem with Braeden. His head is only on the 50th percentile, but he’s on the 85th for height and weight. DS1 was the same (but on the 90th for height and weight), so I’m not too worried, but Braeden’s soft spot is VERY small, so the doctor’s are keeping an eye on it. I guess if it closes before 9 months it can cause deformities, because the skull can’t grow enough to keep up with the brain. Right now his soft spot is only the size of a fingertip, but it’s always been tiny. I check every day to make sure I can still feel it… as long as it’s there, no matter how small, it’s still okay.

    #6919936

    Ready4No2
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    Kellymom.com probably has a load of good info for you if you search a bit for it. Great info in general, too.

    #6920192

    em2stewartswife
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    Military, I took met for the first 12 weeks of this pregnancy because of my insulin resistance. The REI wanted me to stop it during the rest of the pregnancy but mentioned that if I have supply issues that we can take Met again and it should help. Though judging by the ammount of milk I had after my miscarriages I am hoping that we wont have to take Met while breastfeeding. But if I had to take it to help my supply I would in a heart beat. There is a PCOS specific support site Soulcysters.net that I belong to. Its a great site and has TONS of info and such. And lots and lots of PCOS women who EBF and have had to go through great strides to build up a good supply.

    #6920448

    marli
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    Hi ladies, I read eveyday but we just made a move from Michigan to Cape Cod and we just got internet so now I can chat! Does anyone has around a 3 week old? If so how long do they nurse? During the day Quinn will nurse anywhere between 15-20 minutes but at night she only nurses 15 at the most, sometimes only 10. Do you think she’s already learned how to empty the boob that fast? She has at least 8 wet diapers a day (probably more but sometimes I don’t catch them and they are REALLY full) and poops like a pro, so I’m pretty sure she’s getting enough but i’m just not sure. At times my boobs don’t even feel like there is milk in them which worries me that she’s still hungry. She’s content after feeds as long as she’s being bounced in her bouncer, if she’s not being bounced she’s MAD, lol Any comments would be appreciated…Thanks ladies!

    #6920704

    marli
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    **3rdanddone** I just had my third baby 4 weeks ago and was unsucsessful at BFing with my first two also. I was so determined this time around! I had to supplement the first week because she lost 10% of her birth weight and my milk didn’t come in until 6 days PP. I bought the breast flow bottles and haven’t had an issue with nipple confusion, I also make sure that my hubby gives Quinn her bottle that way she doesn’t associate bottles with me. If I do have to give a bottle I don’t cradle her at all, usually I prop her in her boppy and feed it that way. We’re still having some issues but slowly working through them and i’m so glad that I actually stuck with it! My first was a preemie and worked with an LC for weeks and never could get him to latch on so I pumped for 8 weeks and my second we tried for a week but I told myself I wouldn’t kill myself over it if we didn’t get it, mainly because I was going back to work (I was prior military so pumping on a set schedule was near impossible). When I went to the hospital the morning of my induction I told myself that we would nurse =] I also had a great support system. Oh and make sure you find a local LC. The woman I saw wasn’t an LC but I found her to be much more helpful than the LC that I had seen previously. Good luck!

    #6920960

    deeyore486
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    kelley82879, baby will always always always need between 1-1.5oz of breast milk per hour. Unlike formula, breast milk changes to always be nutritionally what baby needs, so while a formula baby will need more and more to get the proper nutrient level, a breast fed baby will not need more. 🙂 that said, at 3wks she is probably eating every 2-3 hours so she would need a 2-3oz bottle.

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    #6921472

    Bri
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    Jessica, you shop without baby? I haven’t done that in YEARS!!! HAHA! Try it with a toddler and an infant. It was fine with Chris cause he’d hang out in a stroller but now I wear Alex to the mall. HAHA! Can’t try things on. I buy things and try them on at home. If they don’t fit, it just gives me an excuse to head back to the mall sometime.

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