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  • #6917473

    Bri
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    mybabysuprise – I don’t think it’s a low supply problem, it’s probably because Mason isn’t used to eating that much at night. Your breasts get used to what the norm is. If Mason eats from one breast and falls asleep then your breasts are going twice as long before feeding again. I wouldn’t worry about it.

    #6917729

    deeyore486
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    jacquecmsu, I am very torn on the nipple shield. I think that it has its place, and can be very handy when used properly. I also think that it is over used. It seems like some LCs hand them out whenever a woman complains of pain because its the easy answer. Its faster to give the nipple shield than it is to watch mom and baby latch to see if there is any problem. Because it feels and reacts much differently than the real nipple some babies do have difficulties getting baby to latch onto the actual breast. Have your friend try to get baby latched before baby is too frustrated and hungry. Always offer the bare breast first and only after unsuccessfully getting baby on resort back to the shield so that she is weaning baby off the shield and onto the bare breast.

    #6917985

    rubes
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    But what if you can’t? What if your baby keeps loosing weight, will you say no to formula then? I had every intention to breastfeed and pump for the first one or 2 years. But my milk wasn’t good enough, and formula was the only way to keep my daughter healthy. I feel like a complete failure, so try to be open minded. I never once thought i’d be unsuccessful. Next time, I refuse to leave the hospital until she’s tested for intolerances, as I believe that was why I was unsuccessful. Of course, no one listens to a worried first time mum, though, do they? Apparently Mums know nothing. Lol. She seems happier and healthier (heavier, too!) now she’s on formula, though. Boobs hurt really bad. They’re like bolders. Lol.

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    phatbaby57
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    I worried at first when Isaac was newborn, but my husband who is a very deep sleeper has actually adjusted pretty well and sleeps lighter now too. I think we’ve caused him to be a little on edge though since Isaac started crawling. I get up first to go to work and one morning I was in the middle. I started to crawl over dh and he grabbed saying ‘the baby, the baby’. I said ‘honey it’s me. I’m getting up.’ , but he was still confused and repeated the baby. then he snapped out of it and let me out of bed. we both laughed about it when i got up and it made me feel better b/c now i know he is at least somewhat aware when i’m not there.

    #6918497

    Bri
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    HannahKay – That’s awesome to hear! I’m glad she is so positive about it and wants to help others. Each state has similar programs. It really depends on how much the state has to give towards it though.

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    BRI~ Not sure if you will remember me from our last time around, my screen name was Milmom2be back then, but I remember reading that your second son was tongue tied. Asher is 3 days old and I saw that his tongue was tied the 1st time I held him (runs in my family so I was looking for it), we had it clipped yesterday before leaving the hospital but was wondering how long it took for your nipples to heal after Alex’s tongue was clipped? I can already feel the improvement in his latch but my nipples were already pretty beat up by day two. Silly me I didn’t want to clip his tongue if it wasn’t necessary so waited to see if it caused any issues, which I believe turning my nipples into hamburger counts as an issue! Other than that we are doing great he is a natural nurser, latched on the first try even with the tied tongue, he eats like a champ and is going to be a chunker if he keeps this appetite up!

    #6919009

    LaIslaBonita
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    I really want to breastfeed. Aside from the cluster feeding I really enjoy that time with my baby girl. Shes so beautiful and I love our bond. She only has eyes for mommy. Is there light at the end of the ‘cluster feedings’? Does it END, is a better question.

    #6919265

    MamaRancourt
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    Yea, it was because he fell asleep with my boobie in his mouth. I think it started to ‘fall out’ and startled him. But OMG, ouchy!!

    #6919521

    Bri
    Member

    didderty – That’s awesome! Congrats!

    #6919777

    3rdsurprise
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    my baby is going to be 11 months old and i just hate the fact that my left boob is soo much smaller than my right one. its soo obvious. ive always only been able to pump about 2-3 ounces out of the left compared to 4-6 on the right. and lately i can only get 1 1/2 out of the left. ughh. anyone else have this annoying issue??

    #6920033

    styx
    Member

    Kinta- I am sorry your going thru this…I believe LLL is world wide I see your in AU so here is the site http://www.lalecheleague.org.nz/index.php/local-groups/australia
    I know its rough but you guys will get the hang of it soon…

    #6920289

    katjak7
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    dixiehun21 – Yes, everyone is dfferent. I had a c-section and bled for about 3 weeks pp. My daughter is a year and 2 weeks and I still have not gotten my period. I started walking alot 6 weeks pp (when I got the go ahead from my doctor) and I just tried to eat healthy foods for the most part and drink lots of water. I couldn’t and still have not found the time to get back to the gym since she was born (don’t have any family near me and am yet to find a good sitter!). However, I still lost all my pregnancy weight since about 3 months pp. Breastfeeding makes it melt off! Also it again all depends upon you and how you feel. If you can run and it doesn’t affect your supply, and your baby still eats with no problem, then go for it! Just remember that dieting (as in cutting calories) isn’t a great idea, but lots of healthy food is!

    #6920545

    phatbaby57
    Member

    congrats bri! that is exciting!

    #6920801

    styx
    Member

    Emilee-Has he had anything other than bm? i am not sure why he would spit up that sorry

    #6921057

    deeyore486
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    inlove530, yes, it is very common to have a ‘dominate’ breast that produces and leaks more than the other. 🙂

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