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  • #6915149

    Ready4No2
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    LauraID – You know she’s not ‘cuz there’s green poop 🙂 Not a big deal, but try to get her to feed longer on one side at a time. I’ve been told that once in a while is fine (my 3 1/2 month old had it a couple days ago for the first time in weeks), it’s when it’s all the time that there’s a problem and you really need to adjust. Once in a while though, no biggie

    #6915405

    JustTheBaker
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    jeffswife, bottle feeding usually produces more gas than breastfeeding! If gas is the problem, it is unlikely that switching to bottles will help. Could she have colic? My first son did, and it was terrible. Nothing I did would help, we just had to wait until he grew out of it.

    #6915661

    mtotowangu
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    Hi ladies. Just pumped for the first time today. How long do you ladies usually pump for? I have a manual pump and after about 10 minutes, I was exhausted. I got just a tad over 4oz, but I don’t kow if I pumped myself dry or not. How do you tell? I’m pumping because I’d like to know how much DS is getting out of every feed. At the moment, I’m clueless how as to how much he gets…
    About NIP~I do it and at times without a cover..like at the clinic or doctors or play group. Otherwise, I’ll cover

    #6915917

    I had the toe-curling pain but it was because of two problems. I think I may have had a minor yeast infection (although I didn’t see any thrush in baby’s mouth) and also (mainly) he was making a hump with his tongue so that the nipple was unable to get back to the soft palate at the back of his mouth. He was doing this because my let down was basically fast and furious and he was choking on the milk in his mouth. This problem wasn’t diagnosed until 8 weeks later (5 lactation consultants later). The good news was that the tongue is a muscle that could be retrained. I had to press on his tongue for a few seconds everytime before I fed him. Within about two days the problem was fixed. If you see any ridging of your nipple (some describe it as a new lipstick) you’ll know that the nipple isn’t reaching the soft palate and this could be the reason why.

    #6916173

    HannahKay
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    quick ?…last week i started feelin all hormonal. like right b4 a period or in the first cpl mnths of pgncy. well i started panicking cuz i do NOT wanna b pg. thursday i had a lil blood on the tp but it went away and sat it looked like i had started but then went away by the end of the day n nothin since then. what was that??? is that normal for bfing moms?

    #6916429

    Bri
    Member

    I’m soooo glad tomorrow is Thursday! We are going to a specialist to get Alex’s tongue tie issue fixed! YAY! It isn’t bad but enough that my nipples are bright red and peeling. Ugh! It hurts sooo bad every time he latches on. I have to hold my breath for a few seconds before the pain subsides. Then I’m ok. He is a hungry monster too! He’s now 11lbs and only five days old!! Ok, he was almost 11 at birth but he didn’t lose much. I’m proud of that. Even with a tongue-tie he can suck, it just hurts me. I should have known what was coming when I got a blood blister the first night. HAHA! Oh well. Hopefully tomorrow the doctor will correct the matter. She is also a LC so she’ll be able to help get him latched on correctly. As much as I know about breastfeeding I’ve never had to deal with tongue tie before. I guess you learn something new everytime. HAHA! I’m exhausted. Both boys are bed and I’m headed down to take some more fenugreek and make some tea. I don’t need it yet but also know it can’t hurt. My milk came in fully last night and Alex’s poo is now ‘breastmilk’ poo. YAY! No more Mr. Inky! HAHA! He’s peeing up a storm too. We’re already out of newborn diapers. I have a pack and a half left. Good thing a good friend is pregnant so I can hand those off. But I think he’s getting too big for the 1’s. He’s sleeping about 3hrs at night but half the time he’s peeing out of those too. Ugh! Oh well. I guess it’s good that he’s peeing so much. Means I’m doing something right. But, I can’t wait until the diapers can actually hold some liquid in them. My first son is in 4s and he sleeps from 8pm to 8or9am and no diaper changes through that time period. Granted he’s also 2 and will probably start potty training in the next few months. At the moment he tells us when he’s poo’d but then runs away. I’m surrounded by boys!!! Maybe my third will be a girl. If not then when we decide on a dog she will definately be a girl!! HAHA! Too much testostrone in this house.

    #6916685

    babybellybliss
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    leslie- have you tried using a nipple shield? they are great for getting a baby to latch, just try not to become depended on it as they can effect your supply. good luck.

    #6916941

    balsamfir
    Member

    I’m not sure how one can accurately measure their supply, since milk production happens when the baby is stimulating the breast.
    I find when I pump, I can sometimes get 5 from one side and then only 2 or 3 from the other. But if lo suddenly wants to eat, he has no trouble getting more out!

    A breast is never empty, but I would imagine that some pumps do a better job at mimicking baby? Also my lo goes in waves, he starts strong, long gulps, then slows down to a suck and delay, repeat. Then right befor he comes off, he gets really aggressive and sucks a lot, then falls off and falls asleep!
    No pump can mimick that, so I wonder if there is such thing as low supply? Just low pump productivity!

    #6917197

    cosmomama
    Member

    my son has gotten very quick with feeding and my milk supply is strong, all of which is great BUT- suddenly he’s sucking down all my milk from one boob in 5 minutes then fallen completely asleep! I can’t wake him for the life of me (and lets be honest, at night I’m so F#%0ing tired that I don’t have the will to wake him up again)! But he’s gaining weight well so I’m assuming he’s satisfied off of one boob. However, that means that a lot of the time one boob isn’t getting drained until every 6 hrs, instead of 3 and it feels hard as a rock and so sore til he gets to it. I know I could punp, but I have toddler too and don’t have time to feed on the breast and pump. So my question is, is it really going to affect my supply if he eats off of only 1 per feeding? Let me know what you think! Thx

    #6917453

    cosmomama
    Member

    haha wyatts mommy! At least I’m not alone! It’s so weird!

    #6917709

    MamaRancourt
    Member

    Lawson’s Mom – I don’t know where you live, but in Connecticut our employers have to allow us to pump and give us a designated area to pump. If this is the area your boss has told you you can pump then you need to tell them they have to leave. I’d talk to your employer. Especially if you are in need of this milk to FEED YOUR CHILD!

    #6917965

    seuban0
    Member

    If you all remember, Zoey and i cosleep. She nurses herself to sleep every night. Except the last few nights, she screams bloody murder when I lay down with her and put her to my breast. Instead, she wants me to pat her bottom to help her fall asleep. She nurses fine when she wakes up during the night. She eats fine throughout the day (although she’s beginning to refuse the bottle lately..which sucks as I’m working 40+ hrs a week now). She’s 11 weeks old today…is it just me or is she a little young to cut out a feeding on her own already? It kinda hurts my feelings! I love us both drifting off to sleep while she nurses…now I just get tired wrists from patting her butt!!! lol. Sigh.

    #6918221

    seuban0
    Member

    Zoey’s dad keeps telling me (and everyone that will listen) how different Zoey is from his 4 year old twins. They had the twins on a complete schedule, they (formula) fed them at an exact time, changed them at an exact time, put them to sleep at an exact time. And he loved it. Well, I’m living alone (he works about 1 1/2 hrs away, and is waiting on a transfer down here so we can finally live together for the first time since she was born) and only comes to stay a night a week. So I’m essentially a single mom, atleast in the aspect of parenting, depending on myself, and figuring everything out. I don’t have his ‘expertise’ on the situation. I’m 21, working a couple of nights a week, and taking care of a 3 month old. I don’t claim to do everything perfectly but I am always patient with her, I play with her, I adore her. We cosleep (he keeps nagging me to put her in her own bed) and I feed her on demand. I don’t want to try to put her on a schedule right now. I like being able to comfort her when she’s hungry….she is the most amazing baby ever! She’s got a great temperment, she’s in the 50 percentile for height and weight, so it’s not like he can even imply I feed her too much (even if she were in the 97, I don’t think it’d be fair to imply that). But it kills him that we have no set routine (he can’t see that most of our days and nights are the same). He makes me feel like a lesser mom because of it. I even brought her pack n’ play with the bassinet in here next to the bed to try to transition her but…I really don’t want to. She finds so much comfort in being near me at night, and it really goes both ways. I just keep thinking about what Bri says, that eventually, they’ll get ready for that transition and want their own space. But I really don’t want her sleeping with me until she starts sleeping with other people. lol. Any of you have husbands that don’t agree with cosleeping or a looser schedule? How do you combat that? I just end up lashing out and telling him that if I weren’t all alone, maybe I’d have more time to set a schedule, instead of following her lead and squeezing in dishes and laundry when I can…

    #6918477

    deeyore486
    Participant

    bri- with the weight loss, I have started back on sparkpeople.com. Its a free website that you can use that kinda helps you track foods eaten with a food journal, but then also helps you track your exercise and whatnot as well. They have a sister site, babyfit.com that I tried when I got pregnant the first time, but didn’t like as much. I use the same username there that I use here, if you decide to join up!

    #6918733

    MamaRancourt
    Member

    You are right! I cried a few weeks back digging out my freezer and realizing I only had 5 5oz bags left! I’ve been thawing and rotating milk for the days I have to work and I still have 5 5oz bags, LOL! Your body does know. I freak all the time I wont be able to keep up since working part-time, but I am, just barely, but we are!

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