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    GladeK
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    Yes, michelles, you can mix the two when trying to get your older baby to get used to the taste change! I would try just a little bit mixed in at first, then up the amount of a bit of time. If that doesn’t work, ricemilk or soymilk may….

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    esyogurl
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    lilygracesmommy- You are an inspiration!!! Thanks for the helpful info! 🙂

    #6916204

    aprilrose
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    krystaldawn-nothing I’ve read says that it has to be fermented, just rolled or steel cut oats (not instant). Then again my supply hasn’t doubled by any means. May not be doing anything actually-maybe I will try to ferment them. I was under the impression that to ferment them your had to add a souring agent like yogurt or sour milk before you soaked them. That sounded gross to me so I didn’t bother.

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    esyogurl
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    Angel-baby – Its a PP thing, you usually don’t lose much hair while pregnant but it sheds until you’re appx 6 mo pp. I can get handfuls coming out in the shower yuck, but at least my hair is a little easier to control ^_^

    #6916716

    Luv2BaMama
    Member

    So after approx. 8 months of pumping exclusively, I am finally going to drop my last pumping session. I’m only pumping once a day now (down from 10 x per day) and only get 2 oz total. My daughter is almost 14 months now. I really envisioned nursing her until 2 or 3 years old, but at 5 months she started fighting the breast after going to bottles at daycare and I was too stressed with a new job, and new baby to battle her over it. Part of me is very nervous since I half convinced myself that when we go camping/hiking this summer we will get lost out in the woods and my milk will be the only thing that keeps us alive, but I know that is crazy thinking…so I’m ready to be done with this chapter of motherhood, at least until the next one comes along! Hopefully baby number two will be easier. I think I’ll still bring fenugreek and my remaining domperidone with me camping just in case I need to re-lactate in the woods 🙂

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    MamaRancourt
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    Oh, P.S.– my Mom said I didn’t sleep through the night until I started to walk at a year. She said I would just scream all night. She said once she even took the cat, went into the garage, and slept in the car and just let me cry the whole night. I turned out fine, and don’t remember so it can’t be that bad to let the CIO– I just don’t know if I can do it at this age.

    #6917228

    Bri
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    My first c-section was done at exactly 39weeks. My baby wasn’t quite ready and had no suck reflex. My milk did not come in until 8days and with the help of Reglan. This time I waited (wanted a VBAC) and finally gave in for another section at 41.5weeks. It was completely different! He was sucking within a half hour of birth and my milk came in 3 days later. Granted I never got engorged this time, it was almost like Chris never weaned. I wouldn’t worry about it. The next time around is always easier. You already know what you are doing, just need to teach baby.

    #6917484

    katjak7
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    WYATTSMOMMY – I think that is awesome of you to donate your milk!…….

    SYDNEEMAY – your comment just seriously made me cry because I am a sap ;o) but that is such a great story………

    MOMOFCASH – Great work!! My daughter took 7 weeks to latch on to my left after trying daily and pumping all the time. I cried when she did too and her dad did not get it either. Men! ;o)

    #6917740

    Bri
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    As for the nipple shield debate. Yes they are a great tool but they are supposed to help when it’s the last resort. Yes some LC’s will hand them out all too quickly but I think it’s because so many moms give up all to quickly. If they are having problems in the hospital LC’s will give them out to give Baby a better chance of continuing to nurse. I do think they should be short term and Mom should stop using them as soon as they can. They can lower supply which will counter act the purpose. As for breastfeeding hurting. Yes it can hurt but honestly it shouldn’t hurt for long. If there is pain for more then a couple weeks something is wrong. There could be a physical problem like tongue tie, the latch could be wrong or Mom might be hypersensitive. In all cases it can be fixed. This last time I refused nipple shields because I know Baby and Mom can get too used to them. I found out on day 3 that my son was tongue tied but he was already gaining the pounds back. I was in a lot of pain which is why I was asking the PP nurse for help. We got his tongue clipped on day 6 and we’ve been going strong since.

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    JustTheBaker
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    sorry, but that sounds like CIO to me…

    #6918252

    frenchie23
    Member

    Thank you so much for the replies;) I’m not gonna give up, I’ll let you know how it goes;)

    #6918508

    MamaRancourt
    Member

    Yea, thanks Bri! I was just thinking about a few ounces while hubby and I are eating dinner. Maybe I can do more milk on the weekends or when I don’t have work the next day.

    #6918764

    deeyore486
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    Luv, I am going to ditto what the other ladies already said. Some babies are just meant to be small. My first was one. If baby is happy, healthy, gaining weight and meeting milestones, don’t worry about the number on the scale!

    #6919020

    LilyMae
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    LaIslaBonita and casen – Wow so funny I havnt been in this forum until now with this baby. (was in a lot with my 18 mos old) My lo is also cluster feeding in the evening the past 3 evenings. If he is awake the only way he is happy is on me.Im trying to stay hydrated so I have plenty of milk. Our doctor said pacifier is fine as long as he has gotten the hang of bfdg. She said every baby is different. The only thing is we have been trying for the past week(he is 3 weeks old tomorrow) to get him to accept it. He hates the darn thing.

    #6919276

    I really want to know why in the beck is my son 4 months old I’ve had 2 periods and now spotting inbetween and you ladies haven’t had periods in months??? Grrrrrrrrrrr

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