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  • #6917466

    Bri
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    jacquecmsu – Sounds wonderful! We’ve had a couple nice days here in Seattle. I’ve had a blanket out in our backyard. I get to lay down with the little guy while watching my older son play. It’s perfect. Can’t wait until spring/summer really gets here. It’s been raining all week with some sun breaks.

    #6917722

    deeyore486
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    jeniwalker, my doctor actually suggested this before we had our second son because she found it to work with her oldest while nursing her second… Its a nursing basket. Its a bucket or basket with toys/activities that the older child can play with all on his or her own. It is only taken out when baby is nursing so they are a little more ‘special.’ You can exchange toys periodically so there is something new to capture the attention.

    #6917978

    Bri
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    number2luv – Very normal for that age. Their worlds are expanding past the breast. They want to go and enjoy it. The best way to get a good feed is to be in a quiet ‘boring’ room. Maybe even dim the lights. Be away from Dad cause that often is a trigger object for distraction. As for the pulling, pinching, scratching, etc., you may want to consider a nursing necklace. They sell them but really you can just use a necklace that has a chunky pendant on it and a strong cord. Something that he can grab a hold of and play with while nursing. Mine isn’t chunky but it’s a necklace that my husband gave me 12 years ago now. It’s a Hawaiian charm on a silver box chain. My first son loved to hold onto it while nursing. My second isn’t even 4 months yet but likes to clutch my shirt, bra or anything else he can get his fingers wrapped around. I think he’s already figured out if he holds on with all his might I can’t sneak away from him. HAHA!

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    babybellybliss, When I had mastitis, my lc told me to lay the baby on the bed, position myself on all 4s above him w/ his chin pointing towards to lump (so your boobies are kinda hanging down), and let him nurse that way. It wasn’t the most glamorous or comfy position, but after a few times, it worked. Good luck!

    #6918490

    babybean3
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    Has any one else’s baby learned to growl? Lol elijah will see. Me topless or laying down and he’ll growl at me before he ‘strikes’ even at night when he sleeps(we co sleep) he growls at me then latches. Lol I think its cute, he’s being playful but just curious if my Babys the only one being silly before he nurses. 😀

    #6918746

    Bri
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    phatbaby57 – You are literally half my size. HAHA! I’m 204 right now. It’s not a good thing! I want to be down to at least 175. When I was in competative gymnastics (back in the day) I was 160. I’m 5 10 though so it doesn’t look half bad. But I still hate seeing photos of myself. I’ve lost 65lbs in 5 months and I’m still losing a couple pounds a week. It’s just slower now and I’m working out three times during the day AND going for daily walks. Ugh! You all can have some of my fat. I’m starting to see a difference on my back. It’s less flabby. Never had ‘wings’ until I had Chris. The extreme either way sucks!!! I wish I did have your problem though. I would like to just eat and eat! As for you mom, whatever. I’m sure my mom talks about my weight but who cares. My MIL is actually really good. Everytime I see her she tells me that I’m looking good or fit. I know it’s a lie but it feels good anyways.

    #6919002

    Bri
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    Oh and here is the latest on the Nestle scandals…..http://info.babymilkaction.org/news/campaignblog260510

    #6919258

    babybean3
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    God-iva: I have taken all 3 of my kids out with me everywhere,I try to nurse beforehand,but I also nurse right before they bring our food out so I know baby will be happy and let me enjoy my food too LOL

    #6919514

    doublemama
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    ok i need to vent, and i need responses, cause im so annoyed right now :(. brief background: my toddler was born having alot of pain, then blood in stools, then i cut out dairy/soy, pain went away, blood persisted till around 7-8 months, she became anemic at 6 months but tested negative for food allergies, was fine by nine months, could eat yogurt at 9 months and could drink cows milk at 12 months. during the entire time showed poor growth. now eats everythign with no issue and is growing fine. ok fastforward to my son. growing well. has had no digestive pain. i could eat anything while breastfeeding until 3 months. then noticed small amt of blood/mucous in stool. cut out all dairy/soy. hes now anemic at 6 months (though has a higher iron level as daughter so is better than she was), blood still present at times but in tiny specks. tested negative for all food allergies. which brings me to whats annoying. his ped now is saying if it doesnt stop she wants him to stop breastfeedign and go on neocate. neocate is even more hypoallergenic than nutramigen and allimentum, its what they give babies that are severely allergic to foods. i have no idea why she would think its better for him to be on that than my breastmilk when to me clearly he is tracking better than my daughter who breastfed for 15 months and is just fine. a doc with a second opinion said this has nothing to do with food, she thinks its a condition called benign lymphoid hyperplasia where babies just pass some blood in their stool without it being harmful and they just outgrow it. so i have two docs tellnig me two totally different things and i have no idea what to think. im taking him to a GI on monday and see what she has to say. when you have a food intolerance your eonsinophilic cells are usually higher than normal and his tested at normal levels. and the ped is the one that told me that herself. shes also the one that was pro breastfeeding with my toddler. the thing is this time she has another patient with a milk soy protein intolerance and the mom cheated alot with her diet and the baby ended up getting super sick and she feels like she dropped the ball so in turn she is trying to be extra careful with me. ive assured her so many times im being really careful, ive done the diet before and know exactly what to look for but i almost feel like she wants him on the formula just to make sure and not have to just trust that ill follow the diet. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    #6919770

    JustTheBaker
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    oh, and puddin1, she may be too interested in what’s going on around her to have a good feed during the day, which is why she feeds better at night. You can try taking her into a calm, boring room to feed during the day, and see if that helps 🙂

    #6920026

    EllisonsMOM
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    so this is my first post here! this time around the fourm is sooo much nicer lol… when i had my daugher geez this place was crazy! neways i BF for 6 months with the first and got mastitis a few times like 4 times over 3 months, so i stopped and did formulas and baby food…… but now that im pregnant again im gonna try again and hope to make it to 6 mnths this time too…..

    so my question is…. what do you ladies do to get prepared for BF should i start the laniosh now? should i lotion? should i pull my nipples .. lol…. how should i condition my breats?? any ideals!!

    #6920282

    Ready4No2
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    It’s interesting because I was told PP bleeding with a c/s could be shorter, depending on how much blood was suctioned out during the surgery. The majority of my bleeding was done at about 2.5 weeks with the odd spotting when I over did it. AF came back at 14 or 15 weeks, I guess ‘cuz of going on the mini pill, and has come every 2 to 6 weeks since. Bleh.

    #6920538

    EllasMommy23
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    bri- haha i love all of those.

    #6920794

    Bri
    Member

    So it’s past 9 and Hubby and Chris are asleep in my bed but Alex is wide awake. Grrr! We’re sitting in the poo position since he hasn’t for about 48hours and has gas. Maybe something will happen.

    #6921050

    inlove530
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    Seuban- im really sorry about what you’re going through. I hope everything works out for you. Does anyone know why my right breast leaks way more then my left? It leaks so much it soaks through the pad and leaves my bra all wet, and I just changed the pad 2 hours ago before I fell asleep and my left one is completely dry

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