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    Wyattsmommy
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    bri- he has only eatten 4 times in the past two days he just will not latch he screams and screams but i take him away and hes fine but then he gets hungry and i try again and he does the same thing …. he hasnt had a poopy diaper in a day and a half when normally he has about 6. sometimes he will open his mouth and i will squirt some in his mouth but other than that he will really only latch on once in the morning for about 10 mins then once in the afternoon then throws a fit every other time i try and offer him the breast.

    #6917970

    JustTheBaker
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    thanks, it’s been 9 years since I did this last, and can’t remember the details at all! I wouldn’t say I’m worried about being pregnant though, kinda the opposite. Though we aren’t actively ‘trying’ for a new baby, we’re also not preventing anything, and would be thrilled with a new pregnancy. The hard part is the little things – like I had a terrible headache all day today, and tylenol wasn’t working. I know advil would help, which I can take while BFing, but not while preggo. So chose to take the safe route, and deal with the headache without it, even though I doubt I am pregnant. I just don’t want to be taking a test every couple of weeks, so I will wait for real symptoms – but with Braeden I didn’t have any real symptoms till 11 weeks! lol But I think it’s more likely AF is coming back for a visit. Thanks for your input 🙂

    #6918226

    dollybird
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    Well done seuban – It sounds like you are doing an amazing job. I find it tough enough with lots of support from my DH, so to hear all you are doing, essentially alone, plus working, is extremely impressive. Your man has no right to criticise!

    #6918482

    *****ok ladies i have a question any feedback is GREATLY appreciated****** i breastfed my first son and am planning to BF this one as well, i had a HUGE milk supply and just recently came across an article on Milkies milk savers, you tuck it into your bra on the non-nursing side to save milk while you breastfeed on the other breast. Has ANYONE used them or heard anything about them? I think the idea is awesome and i lost sooooo much milk on my non-breastfeeding side everytime my milk let down, im talking multiple ounces lol. I just want to know if thye are worth buying????

    #6918738

    Bri
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    Mileysmommy08 – I know you don’t want to hear this but I think most of us wish we had your problem! HAHA! Ok, after saying that, I think you need to start taking vitamins, probably iron suppliments. Iron will help with you being so weak. I would also think about shakes. Not the diet ones but protein enriched ones like Ensure. Call your doctor as well if you can’t stop losing. There could be an underlying problem. I have a friend that this happened to. She was small to begin with but didn’t gain anything during pregnancy. After birth she lost more. They found that her thyroid wasn’t working at all. After months of doctors and even a cancer scare she is now on meds. I would try the Ensure and vitamins first and then call the doctor.

    #6918994

    doublemama
    Member

    laura, remember the rules are guidelines and always smell ur milk first. my milk froze just fine with my first daughter and this time it wont freeze…stinky cause i had a nice lil freezer stash for emergencies!

    #6919250

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    beautiful, emilee!

    #6919506

    JustTheBaker
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    Kathleen, you can also try eating fermented oatmeal, it’s supposed to work wonders for your supply. Use 1 cup old fashioned oats, 1 cup water, mix and let sit for 7-12 hours, then heat and eat. Regular oatmeal will help as well, but fermented is best. Ci-Ci, don’t worry about trying to get your whole areola into his mouth, as long as he has more than just the tip of the nipple in the mouth, and it is not painful, he is doing fine. I have very large areolas, and have never had a problem. Also, to know if he is getting enough hind milk, just watch the diapers. If his poop turns green and frothy, then you have a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. To correct it, you can block feed, which means to offer the same breast each time he wants to eat within a three hour period before switching to the opposite breast. Hind milk is what you get from the breast when it is less full. The emptier the breast, the fattier the milk in the breast.

    #6919762

    phatbaby57
    Member

    also baby should only need an 1 oz to 1.5 oz while you are gone. I’d try to go with the lower amount and see how lo does

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    just added a cute pictue of the boys in their first matching outfits!

    #6920274

    benbubby
    Member

    Bri-Thanks for the encouragement….I think I will just go with the flow for now 🙂

    #6920530

    mereandgirl
    Member

    Emilee: I tried them several times. I don’t just leak when I have let down. I leak all the time out of one boob, where it’s spraying. I did depress the nipple and everything, but when I’m nursing I leak even when I press my other nipple down. That’s just me, and it might not work well for me due to me previously having my nipples pierced.

    #6920786

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    laura- how terrible! =[

    #6921042

    Bri
    Member

    I’m sorry sweetie! Men are crap! I know there are good guys out there but really they all have their issues, no matter how good they are. This one just happens to be a big one. I know this will be hard. You aren’t staying with him are you? Cheating is a big deal breaker in my book. You cheat once and you’re gone. End of story. I know it’s rough with a baby. If my husband ever did anything like that I don’t know what I’d do. I don’t work either so I’d be moving in with someone. I bet his family would take my side though. HAHA! My mom does have a house with four bedrooms as well but ugh! Yeah, it’s definately hard. I’m so darn sorry!

    #6921298

    aprilrose
    Participant

    I now finally believe what everyone has been telling me about the baby being better than the pump. On Wednesday I started EBF after a month of pumping and bottle feeding. I was getting 28 oz double pumping every 2-3 hours. Aiden needed an extra 4 of formula. Now he’s nursing every 2 hours but usually only one breast at a time and is content. He’s gained 3 oz in two days so I’m not so worried about my low supply issues anymore.

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