Breastfeeding

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    Bri
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    DulcianasMom – This is a great article about booby traps in breastfeeding. But more importantly for you, towards the bottom shows the size of Baby’s tummy on day 1, 3 and 7. You’ll see you have nothing to worry about……

    http://thestir.cafemom.com/baby/108659/5_breastfeeding_myths_you_probably

    #6924554
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    one more thing…lol..anyone with trouble making milk…what I discovered is fenugreek powder by the pound only $2.20/pound!!!on this site: http://www.herbco.com/c-359-fenugreek.aspx……….I but a heaping tbs in lemon juice tea every morning. It really helps and soooo economical…hope this helps someone…please dont waste your money buying fenugreek capsules..the raw ingredient is almost free:)

    #6924810
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    kimmie- sounds like it could be thrush. I never got it, which was odd because my son did, so not sure how he got it and not me. But the dr said if i did get it it would be painful. get to the dr asap and get some cream/antibiotic for it before it gets bad. I have heard stories!!! YIPES! i am sure you will be fine!

    #6925066
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    mammak – you would be surprised, i part bf my daughter for 5 months and 2.5 yrs later remembering how to do it is a BREEZE… shame i still don’t have any milk…. murphy’s law, bf fine = will have no milk, have plenty milk = problem latching… :S

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    Hello Ladies! I hope somebody can help me out. I had a preterm baby and pumped for him but was unable to nurse him when he finally made it home. My second baby latched on within hours and I nursed him until he was 2(He is now 11). 2 years ago I had a biopsies on a suspicious lump in my breast. A year later another biopsies on the other breast. Everything ended up fine. My doctor told me yesterday that since I’ve had the biopsies that nursing may be more difficult this time around. She said since the duct could possibly have been punctured it won’t work normally after. Has anybody had any experience with this? I couldn’t even imagine not nursing our baby.

    #6925578
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    I have enough milk to feed my daughter but I cant pump at…help?

    #6925834
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    My daughter is 12 1/2 months old and drinks great from a sippy cup. However I am having a hard time getting her to drink reg. whole milk. Any advice, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to leave messages here or on my page.

    #6910219
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    I read awhile ago some just use a small freezer bag and it works.

    #6910475
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    Bri
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    I know your pain. Since Kekoa was six months he’s only slept with me a handful of nights. Those night I got no sleep. Not the same reason though. He is all over the place. I would have his head in my back or a foot in my face. My husband fell off the bed about a month ago when he took a nap with him. We just can’t sleep together. If we have company then he has to sleep in the pack n play since our spare bed is in his room.

    #6910731
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    Okay so I have been having trouble pumping at work, so today I was pumping at my desk (I usually do it in the car but it was cold!) and I was getting my usual 3 oz out…then my computer page switched to screensaver and pictures of my daughter popped up. suddenly my milk came pouring out! I didn’t realize how pics help you pump more! I got 2oz more than usual! Yea!

    #6910987
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    rebneter – I’ve never had as much milk as that pumped but especially in the beginning like you are my pump amounts totally varied. I was always freaking out in the first couple of weeks because I was trying to bring up my milk supply. Its like my body KNEW I was trying to trick it. Anyway, I think starting his 2nd week I gave up on pumping and just nursed him as often as he wanted for as long as he wanted (I figured I mine as well while I was still home with him all day everyday). Doing that alone upped my supply like you wouldnt believe! I started pumping again after his 5 week growth spurt and have pumped regularly since then and still get more than he eats. In my experience it was best to let the baby determine your milk supply and then pump once its established. Baby is the best sucker! Ohh it was also sooo frustrating to have just pumped and then find out the kid was hungry again. Oy.

    #6911243
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    i must admit if i had to feed my son every 2 hrs i would have stopped after couple of wks, sounds bad i know.i just would get tired then depressed. i suffer from depression anyway i couldnt do all that feeding. i totally admire all the women who have fed every 2 hrs thats real super mom stuff!!! i had it easy and know if i have a 2nd child it wont be the same, ud never get lucky twice!!!

    #6911499
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    dec – in my opinion formula does not make them sleep better or longer. I think it is just an old wives tale. My son who was on formula only (due to allergies and latching issues) didn’t sleep on a regular basis through the night until he was 3, 2 years after he stopped formula. My bf only baby started sleeping through the night at 8 mo.

    #6911755
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    incrediblelinda: I agree with the rest. It’s best to stop one pump/feed at a time. But once you do I’ve heard cabbage leaves help stop milk production. I’m not sure since I haven’t weaned yet…

    #6912011
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    Miami – Breast milk will stay good for 4-6 hours after being heated or expressed. Don’t put it back in the fridge! Once your baby has drank from it, the bacteria from his mouth is in the bottle – putting in the fridge will allow the bacteria to grow faster. Also, the more times you reheat breastmilk the less nutrients it has. If he hasn’t drank it in 4-6 hours, you’ll have to dump it.

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