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    I’m glad someone asked about the anti-depressants. I am also thinking about getting on one. Andrew is 11 weeks old and I still can’t shake the crazy b*tch act LOL I’m so up and down and the mood swings are SO dramatic and SO fast. It’s becoming harder for me to function feeling unstable like this all the time. It’s good to know that at least I’m not the only one on the crazy train 😛

    #6912093

    GoonieMomma
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    Regarding this content: you should not compress your breast to allow your babe to breath better… it can cause blocked ducts. Instead, pull babies body to the side opposite the breast he’s using (this won’t work for football: for football, pull baby backwards). IE: Baby is nursing at the right breast and having difficulty breathing due to breast tissue blocking his nose. Move babe slightly to the left. This will correct the angle of babe’s head, allowing for more space between your breast and his nose. If you have very large breasts, compress the tissue with the side of your finger, never a finger tip!

    #6912349

    Kym22
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    Anyone else taking the joivette mini pill for birthcontrol? I seem to be steadily GAINING weight and wonder if the pill could be the reason. I know I am eating a little more than i did before i got pregnant but not more that i was when i was pregnant. I have gained 6 pounds in 1 month.

    #6912605

    Karrieanne
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    anniemarie… I am a stay at home mom and ebf so she gets everything from me whenever she needs it. She is almost 9 months old and gets a bowl of cereal mixed with fruit or veg once or twice a day and some jar food too. I dont know how much she is getting from me but she is growing well and seems happy. I cant stand to pump because it is very time consuming and I thought I could do it a few months ago so I could control how much she ate. But it was such a hassle and I ended up wasting some when she wouldn’t eat it all. Pumping is hard work and I commend every mom out there that does it to give their babies the best.

    #6912861

    Kym22
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    I dont get any cramping or anything just a super dip in supply that makes me feel like I am drying up. Of course I never got any real cramping anyway. I do get moody.. I wonder!

    #6913117

    Bri
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    That’s what I said. Most couples can conceive within a year. Average is like 3-6months. 1st month! I was thinking it was going to take six months and I would have a summer baby. Oh well, God has a different plan.

    #6913373

    campimama
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    lilli1317- For myself, I HAD to start doing something to boost my supply because a combination of things devastated it- mini pill, not eating enough, exercising. By the time I realized what was going on I had a very low supply- my son ate every 2 hours around the clock for a couple months (which was exhausting). Thankfully I stuck with it and figured out what I was doing wrong and corrected the problems. Now that he’s older and also on solids I am not as stressed. I just take the Brewer’s Yeast almost as insurance against anything that could cause me problems with my supply. I’ll still get that ’empty’ feeling from time to time if I work out to strenuously, don’t eat enough or have my phantom period.

    #6913629

    campimama
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    natesmomma- the Brewer’s Yeast Tablets I get at Walmart in the vitamin section. Fenugreek I think is in the vitamin section too…correct me if I’m wrong ladies. The vitamin section at the grocery store isn’t usually extensive, so you might not find it there. Drug stores for sure should have them, or a health food store.

    #6913885

    juno
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    When my baby (now almost 2) bit me I did yell!!! But it wasn’t on purpose, it was just a reaction (he had teeth by then). I removed him if he wasn’t off already, and I said ‘NO’ really firmly. I wanted to communicate that this wasn’t going to continue if he did that kind of thing again. Your baby is younger but I still think it’s worth trying, they catch on sooner than you’d think. Find a way to communicate that it’s not allowed! It’s too painful! Good luck!

    #6914141

    deeyore486
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    Zach’s first latch. He did so much better than Ayden ever did. Zach came out, went “Sniff Sniff, I think I smell something I want…Gotcha!” Ayden took a couple of painful months before he got things down! Now Ayden has watched Zachy nurse so often, that he nurses his own babies! 🙂

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    nathasha: wow i didnt even know that it was not recomended to breastfeed your baby to sleep, i just whent to do reseach on that after your note, they say its because baby will get use to that comfort and will need it to fall a sleep. thats the only reason, so i will still keep on doing it.. i have always breastfead for many years ..so my baby will eventualy get the habit out by himself. i see no problem in being a comfort to my baby.. but still i am learning new thing.. i tought i knew it all after breastfeeding for so so many years!i breasfead my don 4 years my daughter 2 year(breastfead both of them at the same time as they only have 2 years of age seperating them ..)

    #6914653

    Bri
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    jlevine – Because you are established most likely not but I would bring pads. I’m sure you are going to be VERY VERY uncomfortable until you get to feed. If I wait to long I get this awful tingling feeling and I start obsessing over my breasts. I become so obsessed that I just want to cry. I have the urge to just feed. Is it possible to hand express in the bathroom, even if it’s in the toilet? I know that sounds awful and unsanitary but it might help. If you’ve never gone that long without feeding or pumping you will probably feel it.

    #6914909

    EmmaLouLiz
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    Don’t let me stop you from the hilarious boob conversation ( I also went from 34B to 38DD dear God they are out of control…make the tummy look smaller though) but has anyone thought about whether they’ll be getting a flu shot this season? Is it safe for nursing?

    #6915165

    3rdsurprise
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    im also having a hard time figuring out how much he should be eating from the bottle. I am pumping at work. when i breastfeed him he nurses pretty frequently and is always wet and poopy. when im away he doesnt seem to be that wet or poopy. any suggestions?

    #6915421

    ThatOne
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    secondchance- Try Lilypadz. They are the best! They are silicone and reusable, you just wash and dry. I ididn’t discover these until around 3 months into BF when I was leaking so much I had to change the sheets in the morning! You can find them online- many stores don’t carry them in the actual store. They do have them at Burlington Coat Factory if they have a Baby Depot.

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