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    T3POandR2D2
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    Jessicalynn21 – I would apply warm compresses to it, massage it, and keep pumping.

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    Question does anybody on here use medela freestyle pump if so how do you like it? What kind of pumps does everybady use. If you do use one.

    #6917474

    Wyattsmommy
    Member

    just wondering what you all think about this…. there is a milk bank close to my home where you can donate your breast milk to help the premiees at the local childrens hospital and since i over lactate and could do it…. should i? or should i not or wait till hes older i dont know i saw the papers at the doctors office and wanted to get other peoples imput on it

    #6917730

    MamaRancourt
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    I think nipple sheilds are great… but not for day 1! Lots of lactation consultants say ‘breastfeeding should never hurt’ I personally think it’s a bunch of crap, but that’s just me. If you’ve never breastfed before it’s probably going to hurt, even if baby has a good latch! When in our life have we had something sucking on our nipple 24hrs a day? The baby is learning how to suckle, breath, and swallow and new Mom’s are learning positioning. Never mind if you have a ‘barracuda baby’– ouch! Best thing is to do different positions once you bring your baby home with you. The best is the football hold. Which is all I did for 2wks, so my poor nipples where torn up. Between DJ and I learning how to nurse they were a mess. An LC mentioned switching postions and what wonders it did… just tell her not to be afraid to experiment when no ones around!

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    affrikka
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    explo, I think you missed my point entirely..(sorry to say)…I too formula fed my first baby after trying so damn hard to breastfeed and then expressing for twelve weeks ( I was so sleep deprived I was getting migraines). He had latching issues from being in special care for his first week and being bottle fed by the nurses while I was sleeping EVEN THOUGH I ASKED TO BE WOKEN UP!! I still feel sad that he and I both missed out on breastfeeding, but in the same breath of course I am so thankful for the advances in technology and research that has created a healthy substitute (albeit still not superior) to breast milk…otherwise my son would have died obviously:)

    #6918242

    babybellybliss
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    i have never worried about dan rolling on Delaney, we are both really in tuned with her especially when she is in bed with us. it is the strangest thing, it is like a different level of sleep…we are both rested but so aware of your surroundings at the same time!

    #6918498

    Bri
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    Thought you ladies would like this quote….“It is the nature of the child to be dependent, and it is the nature of dependence to be outgrown. Begrudging dependency because it is not independence is like begrudging winter because it is not yet spring. Dependency blossoms into independence in its own time.” – Peggy O’Mara via Transformative Parenting

    #6918754

    styx
    Member

    That’s great ash I also use the pump and like it a lot and I usually don’t get much from pumppumpinf

    #6919010

    Bri
    Member

    LaIslaBonita – Your baby is still really young and cluster feeds are how your supply increases. I know it hurts. Get your lanolin out and make sure you take care of your nipples. It’ll get better in time. I wouldn’t suppliment. When you start down that road your supply tends not to increase (with most women).

    #6919266

    Shannon13
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    lauraoct…I think a pacifier for some kids is just what needs to happen for their strong suck reflex and for learning to calm themselves without us. My son took one, and he really needed it, and it was a life savor for getting him to sleep for a long time. I agree with Bri though, I think the key for us was that from the very beginning it was only given during naptime/night time. He was not allowed to have it in during his play times. While it was difficult to take it away from him when the time came (for us 19 months), we never had any issues during the day because he never knew he had an option. I am actually sort of sad that my current baby won’t take one…we struggle with how to get her to sleep without us…which like you all said is difficult when you have a 2 year old also.

    #6919522

    Bri
    Member

    Double, I agree with the others. You know my stance on breastfeeding and doctors. Most say they are all for it but when the first sign of trouble comes they are quick to offer formula. I know you are struggling but he’s growing and is happy. I think you are doing the right thing. I know several women that got sampls from the doctors and never used them. Just nodded and left. Their babies were fine.

    #6919778

    JustTheBaker
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    heatheres, I’m sorry to say that I have TONS of experience on this subject. Braeden and I have had thrush since he was 2 weeks old, and he’s now 4.5 months… we’re currently in the middle of a month’s worth of treatment. Anyhow, it doesn’t really matter if your baby swallows the medication. Nystatin (and other antifungals) work on contact. So the main thing is to make sure you get it on all the spots. A good tip I got is to use a Q-tip/cotton swab to swab all the spots, and then try to get her to swallow the rest. If she doesn’t swallow it though, it’s fine, since it doesn’t help from inside her tummy 🙂

    #6920034

    phatbaby57
    Member

    kinta-here are listings in Sydney AU if you still leave in the area. http://www.yellowpages.com.au/search/listings?clue=lactation+consultants&locationClue=Sydney+NSW&x=18&y=24 you may need to more than one to find one you trust and like. good luck!

    #6920290

    katjak7
    Member

    seuban0 – You poor thing! That is awful and probably was super scary! Bri – I feel like I’ve read that before. Sounds very familiar.

    #6920546

    styx
    Member

    Super exciting bri congrats! thanks for the advise i will have to just boost oatmeal

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