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  • #6912100

    ArmyMom
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    Everything that I’ve read says soaked whole oats is what increases your supply. I’ve been eating instant all along so I’ll let you know if I notice a difference.

    #6912356

    18soon2Bmommy
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    karrieanne- kind is yours? mines traditional medicines mothers milk tea

    #6912612

    xpecting1
    Member

    Okay ladies I stopped breast feeding my son who’s almost 11 mos old n I haven’t been on in awhile but I’m seriously freaking out here n I thought of u guys first. I have noticed a little pain in my left breast and just realized there is a lump in my breast. I am scared to death right now I called my mom n she said some women get cysts in their breasts after breast feeding. Has anyone dealt with this before or know someone who has!??? If so please please share with me what you know! All advice is greatly appreciated!

    #6912868

    anniemarie
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    ok so i’m kinda upset. i picked sterling up from daycare this afternoon and mentioned to his sitter that i’d most likely be getting the migrant head start job which is literally a block down the road from where he goes to daycare…and she’s like oh that’s good. and then i started to tell her that i was so happy cuz the ppl i interviewed with said it would be no problem for me to go there on my breaks (realistically it’ll most likely only be 1 feeding) and nurse him. and she gave me this look like, what? and then she said so like, you mean you want to come here and nurse him…you’re gonna what come by every few hours? and i said now most likely it’ll only be once and that his routine will pretty much be established so it would be pretty close to the same time and i was so surprised that she seemed totally turned off to it. it actually made me think, what’s going on here that i couldn’t come during the day to nurse him? maybe i just caught her off guard? but the more i think about it the more angry i get! i have never had a problem or any issues with her. she’s great and has always down what i’ve asked of her….but i was so pissed of, i just changed the subject and said i’d see her tomorrow morning when i dropped sterling off. anyone have a nice way to let her know basically if she doesn’t let me come nurse him that i’ll pull him out of daycare? i don’t want to do that, but i was so pissed off!

    #6913124

    Belly
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    judi: yes, while it is true that breastfeeding is as natural as breathing, for those of us who work, it’s kinda hard to ‘feed on demand’ and we’re at the mercy of our pumps… which many times are not as efficient in emptying a breast as our LO’s are so then we have to resort to almost anything in order to keep breastfeeding. I commend all the girls here, including myself, who jump through hoops to keep breastfeeding and will not give up inspite of low supply, working full time, etc…. Good job girls!

    #6913380

    anniemarie
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    ok ladies i need some help! my nipple is killing me lately! i have a little bump, almost looks ans feels like a pimple coming through…but since it’s on my aerola i know it’s not a pimple. can it just be a blocked gland or duct, or is it something worse? it hurst when i apply lite pressure and just a little when i start nursing. it has not affected anything with nursing my son or pumping other than the fact that it’s just tender and hurts. what could this be, and what should i do? i’ve had a blocked duct before and know what that feels like, this is different. it’s just that small little area and feels like a pimple, with the blocked duct it was a hard spot on my breast. thanks in advance!

    #6913636

    justinaW
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    mgia… I was almost hopeless when I started breastfeeding my son- he was a really hard latch and has a slight tongue tie so I was perpetually sore and it was just tough… but he is 2 mos now, and in like a week (somewhere near the 8th week), he got a lot better at it and it became easy. Now it feels so natural and is SO easy…. so hang in there- I think it will get better 🙂

    #6913892

    mskitty
    Member

    I’ve got to tell someone!! I took a pregnancy test last night and it’s positve. My daughter is 10mo old. I’ve called to make an apt. and since I’ve had only 1 period i have no clue how far along. I’m thinkin at the most 6-8 wks. Geez I was not expecting this when i took that test. I’m happy just a lil shocked i guess. My husband is excited. Well here we go again!!

    #6914148

    LilyMae
    Member

    Thank You to all for the advice.

    #6914404

    ha ha expecting…my little one does that too! i think he slaps/hits because he just learned how to! he’s so funny…i just took the grunts and noises as him learning to communicate…

    #6914660

    1Byfaith
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    I also wanted to add that my friend did breastfeed until her son was like 13 months old.

    #6914916

    campimama
    Member

    As I said earlier I was a 38 G…I did finally find a specialty store in town that carried larger sizes so I could try on bras. I tell you what, what a hassle! And then I did the online thing. Ordering nursing bras online is the pits though…Hubby is all bummed that they are shrinking but It makes things so much easier! I can actually run again 🙂 babynguyen- Try distracting her from nursing. If we are out and about my son forgets that he would be nursing if we were at home. Take her outside and talk to her about the grass…who cares, anything. Distract, distract. You really don’t want to push her before she’s ready. Congrats on the new one!

    #6915172

    Bri
    Member

    I completely understand. I’m lucky, Seattle is a very open community. I guess open is the best way to discribe it. HAHA! I don’t know anyone who formula feeds. Everyone feeds in public and I’ve never gotten bad looks or Heaven forbid comments. HAHA! My MIL fed my husband until he was 3, I was 2 when I weaned. I’ve got the support system. If I didn’t live in this community and had my moms that fed for so long I don’t think I’d have the same confidence.

    #6915428

    campimama
    Member

    1sttimekelly- drink a beer. After a feeding session so that by the time the next feeding comes around the alcohol has processed out of the milk. It will really help. And like the others suggested, relax as much as possible. It was very hard for most of us in the beginning. It gets better.

    #6915684

    JustTheBaker
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    I’ve given up on covering up. First off, my son hates it, and will unlatch every 2 seconds if I cover his head, and second of all, it has to be uncomfortable. So I just try to be as unobtrusive as possible, and I find that when I’m out, as long as he can see around him, he will sit there and eat contentedly. I do tend to drape the receiving blanket over his body, which helps to cover my stomache (I’m really self conscious about my stomache), and helps to give the impression that we’re just cuddling. Most people don’t notice that I’m feeding the baby, unless they are right there talking to me.

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