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    angelag3girls
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    About the getting your period when nursing, I am on my forth child and never got the gift of loosing my period while nursing. A few weeks after I stopped from having my children I started my period and had it every month. I am jealous of all you ladies that don’t get one.

    #6910575

    LJess2134
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    can my son be going through a growth spurt at 9 wks? he seems to want to eat every hr or so..

    #6910831

    Bri
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    Poor little girl! You could just see the happiness just melt from his face into a total melt down. It works though….with patients.

    #6911087

    luvbeingamom
    Member

    Thanks Lilli!

    #6911343

    Bri
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    Often moms push bottle fed babies to finish the bottle or to top them off. Just like the rest of us, the more we eat the more we want to eat. That is also the reason that a lot of formula babies are larger. Of course there is always the exception. My sister’s son has never had formula and he’s 9months and 25lbs. It’s crazy! He’s heavier then my 14month old. Oh and formula has more junk in it that they don’t need so they take more in to get the nutrients out of it.

    #6911599

    lizzie287
    Member

    gbaby – I have the pump in style as well and I love it. I don’t have to use it as often as other moms do, but I find when I bring it to the inlaws that it travels really comfortably, packs up nice and really, you can’t tell it’s a pump unless you open it up, which I think is nice.

    #6911855

    luvbeingamom
    Member

    Nikki – I just stopped nursing but my son had just started doing that when he nursed. I would hold his hand down or make him stop nursing when he did that. It was awful and VERY painful.

    Amalthea – Welcome! I nursed my son until last week. He was 15 mo+ when he stopped. He stopped b/c he wanted to and only once this week even tried to nurse. I am so happy and proud that i was able to keep going until he ewanted to stop. I am also proud that we never had to use formula. Congrats to you (and you too Bri!) .

    #6912111

    ErinA
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    babyluv… i started out with the wide neck nuk bottles but noticed my son was chocking really bad even with the slowest flow so after researching a little i bought some new Mam brand ones that are also wider but they are flat on top and bottom of the nipple. They are designed to be like the nipple. He seems to really like them and has no problem with nipple confusion or anything , I actually tried a nuk bottle again the other day and he refused to eat until he got the mam brand bottle.

    #6912367

    ArmyMom
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    honestly my bbs didn’t get much larger.. I went from a 34C to a 36D. Only when my milk came in I was like WOW I never knew they could become this big.. but it only took about 2 weeks for them to shrink back to an acceptable size. Now after 5 months of BFing they’re back to 34C.. they’re not as perky as they once were but I don’t think they look that bad. And YES breastfeeding was painful at first.. even with a good latch it was painful for me. My bbs have always been very sensitive so my nipples just needed toughening up to become comfortable. It took about 3 weeks for me to say OK this isn’t that bad and by 4 weeks I was smooth sailing. Milk ducts in the arms…..not really in your arms but more in your armpits and neck.. I felt suffocated when I was engorged but it goes away after a few days.. you won’t have lumps in your arms. LOL.. You’ll still get engorgment for the first 2 months or in the mornings but not like you did when the milk first comes in. My advice is to make sure you educate yourself about breastfeeding as best you can before the babies arrive. Talk to LC’s and read read read. Congrats and good luck with everything!

    #6912623

    ozbaby
    Member

    Thanks girls. But what is neosporin ? I have never heard of it? Im assuming an antibacterial cream?

    #6912879

    ozbaby
    Member

    anniemarie: If it is home day care maybe she didnt want to feel restricted by you coming to her home in the middle of the day. if she takes him out it would maybe inconvenience her waiting for you to feed. Id ask her wether you got the job or not… Im curious now….

    #6913135

    Kym22
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    judi- i drink 132oz of water a day! if thats not enough……. I work full time and am only able to pump twice at work but miss three feedings. That in itself decreases supply. I am lucky that i get just enough to feed my LO the next day. Sometimes I do have to dip in my freezer supply just to top off some bottles. I eat plenty and get enough rest as my LO goes to sleep at 9:30 and sleeps through the night. I admit I do not exercise but I have no time for that. I don;t get home until 6:30 then I feed my LO, bath her play with her, try to eat some dinner and its already 9:30. I go to bed then too. If it weren’t for the Rx, she would be eating formula.

    #6913391

    Jamiee
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    kebler – Is your baby on any solid meals? I am asking because my son is 8 months and when he really got into solids he wasnt interested in bottles really. He still loves his morning nursing and his big nighttime bottle, but the only bottle he will take during the day at daycare is at 4 and thats probably only because he is ready to nap. To still keep up his breastmilk intake I give him cereal twice a day as well. Before solids, he used to take 4-5 bottles at daycare! On weekends he nurses on demand and wants milk more throughout the day. I see your point though because if Wyatt wanted all those bottles, with what I am pumping now I would never be able to keep up! I am also lucky because I am able to go over to the daycare on my lunch hour to nurse. He only does that 1:00 feeding half the time though. Another one he is cutting out!

    #6913647

    judi
    Member

    Penny pinches too. It’s quite annoying and sometimes hurts quite a bit. I don’t know what to do about it; I don’t remember my other kids ever doing it!

    #6913903

    Kym22
    Member

    parkersmommy- thanks. i called my OB and she said it was questionable to call the pediatrician.
    The pediatrician said it was ok- it was a level 1 drug but everything else i read online said it was a level 3 drug. The doctor i saw did know i was breastfeeding. I am just nervous.

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