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    deeyore486
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    I think that the lack of BF ‘talk’ on the month to month pages is also very misleading to a lot of the first time moms. When they see the FF babies taking 6-8oz at a time they feel like their babies should be eating the same amounts. It doesn’t matter how many times you might say otherwise, they still feel like they must not be producing enough and then they start supplementing and so the story goes. Its all very sad! I usually hang out in the 0-1mo groups even though my youngest is 10mo just to help try and trouble shoot with some of the new moms. Most of the other moms just reassure that a switch to formula would be the best course of action.

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    Bri
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    Leslie, it’ll come back eventually. No worries

    #6919781

    mereandgirl
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    Heather: we use the binkie to help us. We put the binkie in and get her sucking on it. Then we put the dropper in the corner of her mouth. Either she will naturally suck it out of the dropper and swallow, or I has to SLOWLY squeeze it out and she’ll swallow. Works great for us.

    #6920037

    seuban0
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    Not bf’ing related, but I need to vent! Zoey’s dad left his ex about a year and a half ago. He has 4 year old twins with her. I’ll preface this by saying I am not at all concerned that either of them have feelings for each other. But, it really bothers me that he does so much for her. He picked the twins up from HER parents on a day she was supposed to have them just to drive them to her house for her (an hour away). Thursday night he’s going to stay on her couch (an hour away from here) so that she can go out to a club to try to find a guy she met last week. He didn’t even ask me before giving up that entire night with me. Today, he’s spending the day with her and the twins at Chuck E. Cheese (an arcade/family fun place) and didn’t ask me before he made the plans. We’re in a relationship!!!!! He’s spending the holiday with her and the twins instead of his current family! I have minor jealousy issues with the twins already (I’m woman enough to admit it, lol) but I really really try to keep those in check. I would have LOVED to take them to Chuck E. Cheese with him. They are good kids, even if he spends more time with them then Zoey. But it’s like he doesn’t even care about my feelings. The same thing happened on their birthday. He spend the day with them. The best part is that he and I have been together since Feb of last year and he still hasn’t told her!!! He feels so bad about breaking her heart that he doesn’t want her to know he’s with me! He’s afraid she’ll get pissed off and be harder to deal with, in regards to the twins. UGH! I’ve been patient with him because I see how badly he feels about how he treated her, but it’s really starting to get to me. It’s like he still feels like THAT’S his family, and Zoey and I are just an added bonus to be tossed around when they don’t need him. I told him something has to change or I have to leave for my sanity. Aside from the not telling her part, which I KNOW I’m not overreacting about….does anyone think maybe I shouldn’t feel like it’s a big deal that he spends so much time with her/them? Without asking me? Normal relationships don’t work like that, right? His first priority should be his current family, including the twins, and if she wants to see the twins on a holiday that he has them, she should have to come do whatever we are doing. Right?

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    katjak7
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    jamisonsmom – I only pumped the first two months as well since my daughter wouldn’t latch on to my left. Once she did latch, I didn’t anymore because I have oversupply issues anyway so the pumping just made it worse. Thereafter I would just pump occasionally to mix a little bit with her food when she first started solids.

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    EllasMommy23
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    jepica- good. glad things are improving! It’s definitely a learning experience, but a great one. Well worth it!

    #6920805

    Bri
    Member

    HAHA! Got the shot! Just posted on FB a photo of my three boys in bed. Too cute! Gotta love them.

    #6921061

    katjak7
    Member

    jessicalynn – Haha, I think you’re on to something!! ;o)

    #6921317

    Ok, so I pumped 2x last night and got a total of 5oz vs. the night before I only got 4oz. So, 1oz difference is at least something!! I ate the oatmeal again this morning and will eat it again this afternoon. I will be pumping this afternoon so we’ll see if anything has changed from yesterday’s session. *crosses fingers*

    #6921573

    phatbaby57
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    3rd-i would say if you’re weaning before you’re ready it would be perfectly normal to feel sad. I wonder if you tried to let it happen naturally (assuming you don’t run risk for preterm labor) you might feel better. plus it would be one less thing to stress about it. i think between a new pregnancy and working full time and trying to mother all at the same time is enough stress without the forced weaning. i bet with the supply dip and you just making yourself less available to nurse weaning would end naturally before you delivered.

    #6921829

    Bri
    Member

    *danielle* – I’m sorry you have Mastitis, that sucks! I’ve had it and once you are on meds and get the clog out everything will be loads better. Make sure that you watch for clogs and get them out before you develop a fever again. Once you have had it once you are prone to it again. As for holds. I’m bigger to and found that the ‘cross your heart’ hold is better for me in the beginning. That’s like the cradle hold but you use the opposite arm to cradle the baby and the same hand to hold your breast from the outside. It helps to keep a larger breast in a baby’s mouth. Also, I have larger aerolas as well and neither child has been able to get the whole thing in their mouth. I thought I was doing something wrong but nope, it’s just the way it is. Keep working on it, everything will work out. Just through these first few months and you’ll see. I always ask moms to keep trying for three months. Around that time you’ll see that both of you will be pros.

    #6922085

    hotmessmomma
    Member

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok while not a first time mom I am a first time breastfeeder and I am lost Landen is a week in a half old and lost 9 oz he has a weight check tomorrow and I am praying for a gain I have been waking him up every 2 hrs during the day to nurse and every 3 at night at this point he is only on the breast The problem is I pumped the other night and only got a little over an ounce mean while my friend whos daughter is gaining says she pumped 7 oz her daughter is 2 days younger I dont get it she doesnt even nurse every 2 hrs and her child sleeps through the night and goes 8 hrs at night I get wet diapers and he poops everyday but do you girls think hes getting enough ???????????????hes a happy baby doesnt cry I just want to make sure Im on the right track or if Im completely messing this all up

    #6922341

    Bri
    Member

    Scarlet, we make it big enough for him to pick up since he hasn’t quite managed the pincher grasp yet. Working it though. He gums everything to death. HAHA! He eats just about anything, even fish. He’s had salmon and mahi mahi and did great with both. Loves steak and pork. We eat healthy foods because I have a toddler. Makes it easier to cook for an infant when you also have a toddler in the house.

    #6922597

    styx
    Member

    Mere we would do no diaper or wipes for as long as possible use plain water than bloody her area thick layer nystatin than thick layer of a and d. I think its supposed to be cooling down now

    #6922853

    I like goats cheese! Jessicalyn that is quite funny that you thought that!

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