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  • #6918224

    blainesmomma
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    Hannah- That really stinks about your aunt, but don’t let it stress you so bad that you quit BF. My milk fluctuates really bad with stress too, but there is something that I read on one of these forums that has helped me I have a four month old and I still do it occasionally when I notice my supply is going down again. Buy some old fashioned (not 5-minute) oats. Put a cup of oats in a bowl and mix in a cup of water before you go to bed. Let it sit at least 7 hours, then prepare it however you want. I put syrup on it, microwave it, then add brown sugar and it doesn’t taste too bad. I noticed within a few days of doing this each night that my supply increased. My baby hasn’t had any formula since he was 3 weeks old when I discovered this. I am a teacher, and just finished out the stressful time of finishing out the school year and noticed my supply decreased again, so I am back on the oatmeal again and it’s still working. I have had to do it every few weeks it seems like, but oh well, at least I am able to fully breastfeed. Hope this helps!

    #6918480

    JustTheBaker
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    quick little story – I was NIP yesterday (without a cover) and a little old lady came over to talk to me. She told me how she had breastfed her kids, but always wore a cover in public, and her kids had hated it. She told me she thought it was amazing that I could NIP without a cover and without hanging out all over the place, and that she wished she had gone without a cover too. Then she told me to keep nursing as long as possible because it IS BEST after all! First time I’ve ever had a little old lady tell me how wonderful nursing is!

    #6918736

    I have a question. I am losing weight too fast right now and I am so weak. I only gained 14 pounds during my pregnancy due to severe morning sickness and now three weeks post partum I am down over 20 pounds. I was a perfect weight for my height before my pregnancy but now I am considered ‘underweight’ I dont want to stop breastfeeding so I am trying to stuff my face. I eat a lot and I try to have sweets at least once a day but it isnt slowing the weight loss. Does anyone have any sugestions as to what I can do?

    #6918992

    Ready4No2
    Member

    lauraoct – according to my fridge magnet: fresh breast milk is good for 4 hours at room temp, thawed is good for 1 hour at room temp. Fresh is good for 3 days in the fridge, thawed is good for 24 hours in the fridge. Fresh milk is good frozen in the upper freezer compartment of a fridge for 1 month, a separate door fridge freezer for 6 months, and a deep freeze for 6-12 months. Never refreeze thawed milk. Hope that makes sense 🙂

    #6919248

    Casen
    Member

    For those pumping, I was just wondering if you have to take apart and wash the entire pump after every session? I would like to try pumping several times during the day, and was wondering if it is ok to stick the pump in the fridge or just rinse it out a couple of times before washing later in the day. I’m only getting an ounce or so at a time, so want to try several times throughout the day.

    #6919504

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    hahaha, me too! it stinks ’cause i’ll usually try to come on while Ella’s eating breakfast, but i catch up and then nothing for forever!

    #6919760

    em2stewartswife
    Participant

    KatieJones, I agree that a lot of the nurses dont know exactly how to really troubleshoot breastfeeding but if someone is having a problem like you had then they should see a certified lactation consultant. A lactation consultant will help you much more than a nurse can. It sounds like you had many hurdles to leap with your first that probably affected the way you got off on the wrong foot. I hope that you are lucky with this one and are healthy both during pregnancy and afterwards. I hope you have better luck with breastfeeding this time around.

    #6920016

    Anabey
    Participant

    Hello MEGS83, my LO is now 8 days old and am getting discouraged bf too b/c he is having trouble latching on, I mean he has just the nipple in his mouth and I have done all the tricks I know to get the areola in his mouth too but he starts crying and getting agitated that milk isn’t flowing fast or well and oh it’s just so stressful! I cried my eyes out b/c it feels like am failing and my priority is to bf him since am a SAHM until I go back to school in Jan. so I feel your frastration b/c am sailing in the same bout if not worse. oh, plus my milk supply is very low b/c am pumping now since he won’t suck fro even a fuul miniute before he starts to cry, pull, tug and scratch my brests! I can tell he will have temper just like his dad and his siblings, lol! or should I be sobing right now? I am producing 1 1/2 to 2 oz every 3 hrs so I have to save it twice for it to total to one feeding, so I have to substitute with fumular every other feeding. Anyone else having the same problem, if yes how do u think it can be resolved? I have a LC coming over this afternoon to help me so i will see if we can get him to lutch on better. Will keep in touch.

    #6920272

    Bri
    Member

    benbubby – Both my boys go down for the night at 8pm. They don’t get up until 8am. Alex takes a mid morning nap around 9:30 for about a half hour and then at noon both boys go down for a couple hours. Around 5 Alex takes another cat nap. You can try to offer the breast more often during the day. I breastfeed to sleep every night. I never had a problem with my first and don’t expect to with my second. There’s lots going on with your baby right now and he may just need more attention from you at night. The breast is the original pacifier. If it was then they wouldn’t make them out to look like nipples! HAHA! You are doing the right thing. I know it’s tiring but it’ll pass.

    #6920528

    styx
    Member

    There is a rotten one on t-shirt hell that says crapped my pants check took a nap check sucked on some titties check how was your day lol I just don’t think I could go that crude lol but I do like the mother sucker and cow milk for baby cows human milk for human babies

    #6920784

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    Just got home from work (It’s 11:30 pm here), pumping and reading and catching up. We’ve been busy here today. Of course, when i get called into work. When i have nothing to do you guys aren’t around!! lol Anyway. Yeah, it was the most terrifying thing ever. I really didn’t have much of an idea of what was going on, or how bad it was. I felt really bad after i knew what had happened, because I PUSHED FOR 3 HOURS. Not labor. Pushing. I was in labor for 24 hours. But they kept trying to take me to get a c section, but my mom had scared the crap out of me about them, so i kept refusing to go. The doctor didn’t make it seem like she was in danger, he just seemed concerned for me, but i was like ‘No, i can do this.’ And jsut kept pushing. (Like i said, she was stuck, it wasn’t my fault like i wasn’t pushing right or anything.) But yeah. After 3 hours of pushing, there she was. I’m really suprised they didn’t just cart me off for a c section. I didn’t know it had been 3 hours, and really didn’t know what was going on. I was soooo tired. But everything is fine now. She’s great, no problem. Sorry to give you chills Lawson’s! lol

    #6921040

    Bri
    Member

    3am here and I’m awake. Alex has not wanted hiim pacifier at all tonight. Ugh! Just me! Oh and while laying there I remembered that we turned on the water out back. That was 8 hours ago. Oops! Just turned it off. I’ll check out the grass tomorrow. Not really wanting to slosh around in it tonight. HAHA!

    #6921296

    Bri
    Member

    deeyore486 – It was like $20. I like it, it’s cute and seems to be helping. It’s better then using Hyland’s teething tablets which contains Belladonna or doping him up on ibprofen constantly. I’d rather do the natural route.

    #6921552

    Bri
    Member

    HAPPY WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK!!! Enjoy your little ones!

    #6921808

    aci – we started the EASY routine at around 3-4wks. but, starting that young, you can’t really expect to have too much predictability. At least we didn’t. But, it did give us practice in implementing it. And as soon as she started to get the hang of it we were able to plan our days a little better. Also, I started pumping and building a supply at around 4wks pp.

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