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  • #6913648

    lovebaby
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    Ugh I think up until 3 is the limit, once they can chew steak (sex and the city lol) they are way too big! It must make children far too dependent and needy to breastfeed too long?
    Felicia- My daughter was the worst, most distracted breastfeeder, so once she was 5 months old I just couldn’t take it anymore! I only ever feed her in a semi dark room with just the 2 of us. Since that day she has fed well and for as long as she needs to (without going to sleep on the boob), plus because she was feeding properly, not a little bit all the time, my breasts have never been sore/over full since! No mastitis! YAY! lol.

    #6913904

    GladeK
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    kym22-If you are not comfortable with that med, tell your doc to prescribe a med more compatable to BFing. There are many antibiotics to choose from, and unless you have an intollerance to all others, hopefully he/she can suggest an alternative. Good luck!

    #6914160

    Bri
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    HAHA Ladies! Ok, 14.5lbs seems like a lot at 7 weeks but he was almost 11lbs at birth so he’s gaining like he should be. HAHA! He is in the 97+% now. The plus is because he is off the charts but not the ‘biggest’ baby you’ve even seen. He’s 24in+ now too. So he’s in the 97+% in both weight and height so he isn’t as rolly polly as you’d think . He was rolling from tummy to back at 2weeks and back to front at 6weeks. Ugh! He’ll be chasing his brother here shortly!

    #6914416

    DJsGirl
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    Thanks everyone. Someone sent me this site about 101 reasons to breastfeed your baby and I read some of it to my BF and I think we are both now confident in breastfeeding and have decided not to talk about it with his family anymore as they are the ones advising me not to breastfeed. It bother me because his step sister gave birth 4 months ago and does not breastfeed and he’s had a skin rash, throws up after every bottle and has an issue with his poop. He also had some other issues but I can’t remember what they were. Maybe if she breastfed then he wouldn’t have these problems.

    #6914672

    campimama
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    My son is 11 months old and clamped down a few times last week. His 4 top teeth are through and two bottom teeth also. I tapped his cheek and said ‘Ow, that hurts Mommy. No biting!’ and put it away. He doesn’t like the stern tone of voice from mommy and after I corrected him a couple times he hasn’t done it since *Knock on wood* Also, he only nurses 1-2x during the day and 1-2x at night and we’ve gotten to the point that I wait until I know he REALLY wants it. Good luck, it’s all part of the learning/teaching process 🙂

    #6914928

    campimama
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    sydnee- Just because the dr. recommends something doesn’t mean you have to do it. There are many babies that are at the low end of the growth charts and are perfectly healthy. If she isn’t acting hungry and she’s growing and hitting all her developmental milestones I wouldn’t do the formula. Just my personal opinion. Besides, you’ll be starting solids fairly soon and that generally causes them to fill out a bit more anyway. Good luck making your decision!

    #6915184

    LauraID
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    lilli1317- Thanks, I’ll keep working on it. I’m still at the stage where I pretty much just strip down b/c it’s SO much easier (i’m home all the time, so I can haha)

    #6915440

    Rose1003
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    Miami- I will try that, thanks! roosa- that book sounds like a good one, I had never thought of that before. I will definately look into that soon. Thanks!

    #6915696

    EllasMommy23
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    expecting-2b-patient- don’t do your feedings on just one side. still use the one that is sore. IT WILL GET BETTER! =] You need to stimulate both breasts so you make as much milk as possible. It wouldn’t be good to just do the one. I know it’s painful, but it will get better. Make sure your latch is good.

    #6915952

    MamaRancourt
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    I have a blister on my nipple as well and saw a lactation consultant today. She said they’re called ‘blebs’ and it actually sounds scary, but she told me to sanitize a needle and try to pop it, eek I haven’t done it though. Also like everyone knows, nursing on that side will help also. I’m going to go to a breastfeeding support group on Monday– we’ll see if I get anymore tips. GOOD LUCK!

    #6916208

    phatbaby57
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    I have a copper IUD as well. I’m almost 7 months pp and no period. That particular IUD doesn’t have hormones and shouldn’t affect your supply. My dad is a naysayer. He used to tell me it seemed like a big hassle to him. I just told him that most things in life that are worth doing takes time to learn and do. Besides cleaning bottles seem like a hassle to me, or getting up in the middle of the night to warm a bottle.

    #6916464

    Bri
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    YAY for breastmilk!!! Alex is now a week old and had his appointment. Even with the struggles because of his tongue tie situation he is up to birth weight, almost. He’s now 10lb 10oz and he was 11oz at birth. YAY! He’s also gained a half inch in a week!! Craziness. I struggled with my first but kept at it. He never grew like this little guy. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished this week although I’m still raw. I know that’ll heal in time. I’m impressed with his growth outside the womb. He had dropped to 10lbs on Monday so he’s gained 10oz in five days.

    #6916720

    Bri
    Member

    MyBabySuprise – I agree with T3POandR2D2. It’s not confusing for the baby but they are babies and will do what is easier or what they want more. Some babies get on the bottle and think, why work to get my milk? Breastfeeding is hard work for babies along with mom. So, there are those babies that will start refusing the breast, especially if mom gives up and gives a bottle. Pacifiers can mess up the latch as well. I try to limit the amount of time my son has with them. You want to get a pacifier that is more like the breast (same with bottles) so it doesn’t mess things up.

    #6916976

    MamaRancourt
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    EXCITED – I’m not sure about the deep freezer. But my LC said BM is good in your normal kitchen freezer for 6mons- if it’s stored in a bigger freezer bag and put all the way in the back. I know deep freezers are a lot longer then that! So 4mons is FINE!

    #6917232

    JeremysMummy
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    Wyatts mummy. You rant all you want on here. That’s what I reckon this page is for lol. My husband sounds sneekly similar to yours. They do eventually get better. They are just ‘tired’ and going through a selfish phase. My husband has gotten better since he started getting a little ‘action’ in these last few weeks. Try not to let your family stress you at easter. Or better yet. Don’t go! Blame the baby or something lol.

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