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    JeniWalker
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    The WIC program around here is pretty good too. If you breastfeed your baby you get food for yourself for an entire year after having the baby, instead of 6 months if you formula fed and they give you $10 a month to buy fresh fruit and veggies from the grocery store. The baby also gets baby food starting at 6 months, along with the meats too (which we never used the food at all because we just give her little bits of what we eat. ) They gave me the cell number to a local lactation consultant that worked with the health department if I ever needed help with anything breastfeeding related. I would say they have been pretty supportive, I was just there last tuesday and they were so happy that I was still breastfeeding my daughter at nearly 12 months. I have a ‘renewal’ appointment coming up next week for Chloe, I’m going to be very interested in whether or not they will push me to give her milk or tell me to keep breastfeeding.

    #6915933

    katjak7
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    babyinjuly09 – my baby is 5 months and I plan on starting her on solids on the day she turns 6 months. 5.5 months is supposedly a fine time to do it too. According to everything I’ve read, the baby’s digestive system is mature enough to handle the food now and the tongue thrust reflex is gone.

    #6916189

    katjak7
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    mama2B – You can do it. My lo would not latch on to my left breast for the first 7 weeks. I had to pump so often to make it even and so I wouldn’t get mastitis. Finally at 7 weeks we just worked for so long and finally she got it! She was hungry but not too hungry. So feed her the pumped first so she isn’t crying and the edge is taken off. Then offer her your breast. Here is a link that may help you http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/baby/back-to-breast.html Youtube has some good instructional videos of how to get a good latch as well (it worked for my friend who was having trouble with her dd’s latch). Good luck!

    #6916445

    hchina
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    hi ladies…i just want to mention that i have had all sorts of supply issues and tried just about everything. one thing that made a noticable difference was drinking more water…and eating black chicken soup!! sounds crazy i know but i have recently returned to china and thought id give this a go…and well it seems to be working!! chinese women eat it to boost their supply.maybe try goog;ing it to find out more…

    #6916701

    huxley
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    Has anybody heard of throwing out soothers and bottle nipples after every week while your baby has thrush? I sounds like a big waste. Has anybody done this? It’s only been mentioned to me by a nurse, the doctor didn’t say anything about it. We are both being treated and i think it is improving. What do you think?

    #6916957

    jeffswife
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    Just wanted to share with you all that my LO had a wonderful night last night. My girlfriend suggested giving her Mylicon before and after a feeding. In addition, I burp her after about 5 min and between breasts. She slept for about 3-4 hours and no crying spells! Yea

    #6917213

    JustTheBaker
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    hannah, neither of my boobs pumps well… even if I have completely missed a feeding, which is when I try to pump. I’ll feed Braeden off the fullest boob, and try to pump the other, which is pretty full by then too. But even if I am engorged, I can’t get more than half to one ounce from my right breast, or 2 ounces from the left one. But I know he eats more than that in a single feeding. I just can’t get letdown from a pump, and my body just doesn’t like pumping! Some people are like that, and it’s not uncommon to get more milk from one side than the other.

    #6917469

    beetys1st
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    My milk came in full force today!! Ouch!! LOL!

    #6917725

    seuban0
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    momofcash- Zoey nurses at night and in the morning…bottle fed during the day. She will take a bottle no problem during the day, until about 8 pm. It’s like she knows it’s time for snuggle time with mommy and if I’m working the evening shift, she’s very very unhappy. She definitely needs my boob to get her to sleep and keep her asleep all night. It’s a comfort thing. So, although it’s great not having to wake up at night, it’s not great for her sitter who tries to get her to lay down in the evening and she won’t have any of it until I get there and snuggle down with her. Beware! I don’t know how I’ll break that habit.

    #6917981

    affrikka
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    blah, everything I found on the net still agrees breast is best, except one that suggests they are the same..Maybe the only time formula is better is if the mother is a crack head or raging alcoholic..I cant wait to breastfeed my bubba.

    #6918237

    seuban0
    Member

    jeffswife — she’s gorgeous!!!!

    #6918493

    seuban0
    Member

    Ladies, advice needed. Zoey’s 15 weeks today and she still wants to sleep all the time. And nurse while she sleeps. All the time. It’s a comfort thing, I know. And I am just fine with it. It’s not doing much to get my figure (lol) back but I know she needs security. But …she slept 12 hours last night, was up for 1 1/2 and then ready to sleep again. Slept 3 hours. up for 45 min. Cranky ready to sleep again. Help! Is this normal?

    #6918749

    Bri
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    That’s awesome Ash! Hopefully it helps get more.

    #6919005

    Bri
    Member

    Not even the milk, the clean up. At least mine was on the kitchen counter!

    #6919261

    Bri
    Member

    Ladies with babies that are biting. Try nursing with your thumb on their chins. This helps because they can’t clamp down. Try it on yourself. You can’t bite down when there is pressure there. It helped when I was fearful of feeding. Chris was biting all the time at around 9 months. It was awful! It didn’t happen until he had 4 teeth. As much as I’m not a baby trainer I do think you need to teach the child that biting is not going to happen. Anytime he bit me I’d tell him no biting and he was done with that nursing session. Reemmber if they are biting they are not actively nursing and just playing around.

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