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  • #6910830

    babygirl1
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    Hi Bri,
    Thanks for your feedback… I read that too about not being able to bite and nurse at the same time. When she bit me yesterday I told her ouch, biting hurts stern enough but not yelling and her little smile s-l-o-w-l-y went away from her face. So, I will try that. Thanks though for your feedback, and yes, it DID hurt 🙂

    #6911086

    Bri
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    Monika, don’t worry. Babies develop at different stages and ages. Some babies just aren’t ready at six or seven months. Keep trying….keep using a spoon. It tooks months for Kekoa to get the hang of it. Also, babies can survive very well on just milk for a full year. The first year is for practice and preparing them to eat more in the second year. Sounds like you are doing very well with you little so just keep practicing.

    #6911342

    angelag3girls
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    smurf- It is amazing because most breastfed babies only eat about 25 oz a day and they are happy with that but then you look at formula fed babies and they can eat upwards of 36-50 oz.

    #6911598

    Bri
    Member

    Gbaby3 – I have a pump in style and LOVE IT! We had problems early on so I was pumping every couple of hours. Now that I’m working I pump twice a day and get enough for the next days milk. My son is 14 almost 15 months now and it is going strong. We did buy the whole deal so it did cost us over $300. But, I have a ‘diaper’ bag for all the stuff, the pump and attachments plus a cooler that carries four bottles and ice pack. I love it. I couldn’t have asked for anything more in a pump. I know there are other brands that are good but I’ve had such a good experience with this one that I only recommend it.

    #6911854

    angelag3girls
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    Nikki better be careful LOL I belong to another site too and they have talked about that. They call it twiddling and once they get started they don’t stop and most have found it really hard to get them to quit even when they are 1-2 yrs old. So if its not what you want you might want to start covering the side your not nursing on.

    #6912110

    Pregow1st
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    Have any of you successfully re-established your milk supply?

    #6912366

    Bri
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    twinsWhat – I went from a 36B to a 38DD within the first three months of pregnancy. After giving birth I didn’t change sizes. My sisters on the other hand never changed sizes at all. It really depends on the person. As for support, I’m sorry you don’t have it. But, there are local groups and online groups like this that will be able to answer your questions. Be sure to do the research. Research shows that breastfeeding is not only best for your baby but can also improve the health of your baby for his/her entire life. Plus, there are now findings suggesting that formula has so much junk in it that it can actually be bad for your baby. I believe that formula does have it’s place in our society but women should avoid it if they are able to. As for hurt, as you’ve probably read below, I had pain. I also had an inverted nipple and several other complications. I suggest reading up on breastfeeding. Get a book and read it. Understand what a good latch looks like and read or listen to other personal experiences. Then after your babies are born use the lactation nurses in the hospital. They should be able to help you get the hang of it. I can say that breastfeeding is the hardest thing I had ever done, at least for the first few months. Once you and the babies get into a routine and get the hang of it then it’s smooth sailing. Good Luck and if you have anymore questions then please ask. If you have facebook then there is an awesome group called ‘Hey facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene. It’s great because there are thousands of women that have done research and know what they are talking about. They can definately help.

    #6912622

    ozbaby
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    angelag3girls & Bri – Thanks girls. I dont know what neosporin is??? Is it like an antibacterial ointment? Oooh a tetnis shot sounds awful…
    I think the pain is when she sucks it splits the skin again, Thats what it feels like. A sharp stinging pain. She has dropped her 2nd feed of the day now so it can have a few hours to rest. Its really hard to get her to feed from the other side as there is a slower let down and not as much milk and i dont get much when i pump. Bri she only bites when she is finished feeding and i have watched closely to ee when she is finished but she is quick and keeps the nipple in there then just bites down on it a little. She hasnt done it as much the past day or two but i think its because she is cutting her eye teeth and has sore ears, She is pinching and scratching a lot in frustration as well. Ill check the chemist to see if i can get that cream. Thanks

    #6912878

    ozbaby
    Member

    I have been able to pump 1.5 ounces three times today and that has given her 2 feeds and she is settling already. Tonight i didnt even need to go back in as she rolled over and fell straight to sleep. Definately has to do with the formula. Hope she sleeps through. Ill try and pump again after i drink my breastfeeding tea so i have a feed for the morning and dont have to use formula. Hopefully tomorrow i can pump more than 1.5 ounces a time.

    #6913134

    Belly
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    Liza: don’t mean to scare you but it is totally possible to get pregnant while ur breastfeeding just like u can have a period…. I have had mine since the beginning. I would definately take a pregnancy test, especially if ur using the pull out method. Jamee: pumping before u have the baby will not bring ur milk in. What u have right now is colostrum which u want to save for when the baby is born. I had a c-section with my daughter and was able to breastfeed her right away & through the night, I just learned how to breastfeed laying down so I wouldn’t have to get up at night & used a boppy during the day or the football hold to keep pressure off my incision.

    #6913390

    KEBLER98
    Member

    lilli- I have tried all the supplements as I am a full time working mommy. When I pump at work I am lucky to get a total of 7.5 oz. My almost 9 month old son drinks 3-4 4oz bottles while at daycare with my aunt. So therefore I need to be giving her 12-16 oz. I am not able to do that SO he has to have formula. Fenugreek worked the first time I took it but has not helped since. I try to not stress but when you know your child is getting formula when your dream was for NO formula it gets upsetting and causes stress. I wish I could be a sham then he could eat straight from me, but I have to work so that is not possible. I wish that I could pump enough, however since I have struggled with supply for over 7 months now I have no extra in my freezer. (Not even 1/2 an oz.) If I ever get pregnant again (which I am not planning anymore as we have 3 because hubby has 2 sweet older children from a previous marriage) I will know how to do things different and better and maybe not need to give formula or have to use the things I have had to this time.

    #6913646

    judi
    Member

    Yeah, I’ve seen stories of ladies who breastfeed kids up to 8 or 9 years, and that’s just creepy! Maybe once they’re big enough to ask for it, they’re too big to have it! Certainly they should be weaned by age 3 I reckon.

    #6913902

    biaxin is the same thing as clarithromycin

    #6914158

    bsbabyblues–I was signed up to take a nursing class but my lo came a month early (he actually arrived the morning of the evening of the class). I had a terrible time for the first 2 months b/c I have flat nipples but didn’t know it at the time. Also, my baby didn’t have his suck reflex down since he was a tad early. We stuck to nursing through thick and thin and have made it 15 months so far. I would have loved to have gone to the class, though. But, I still rely on my lc from the hospital. She has been wonderful and I have made full use of her. From helping me learn to get him to latch (not an easy task when you have flat nipples), to getting him into the proper position while navigating myself (something that some of us have a hard time with at first), to showing me how to hand express milk, even in choosing a pump. She’s listened to me cry, weighed my baby, been my champion, and just overall wonderful. Btw, I also did a ton of reading (I just had a feeling that nursing wasn’t gonna be a piece of cake for us), but I needed the acutal hands on, up close images and desmonstrations to help me. I am not an ignorant woman, either–it’s just that nursing didn’t come naturally for me. The one thing that I have learned through the breastfeeding experience is that YOU have to make it happen. No one can do it for you, and you are the only one that will give the determination that will be required. You can’t be wishy washy, you have to make it happen if that’s what you want.

    #6914414

    NatashaMc
    Member

    ash – My info on breastmilk storage says you can have breastmilk in a cooler for 24 hrs. Pretty much the same thing right?

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