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  • #6923635

    Bri
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    Kelley, it’s probably cause your baby is small and you can hear everything going on in there. I wouldn’t worry unless your baby is super fussy.

    #6923891

    Bri
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    mamadear04 – I agree with Phatbaby. While some toddlers will continue to nurse while mom is pregnant many give it up. Mine did. There are two reasons why. First in the second trimester the supply drops dramatically. Second, the hormones change the taste in milk. My first gave it up at 22 months but I still gave him my milk in a cup. Actually since my second doesn’t drink from a bottle I still give it to my first. He loves it and will be 3 in two months. It’s healthy for him so I don’t mind. I’m sure once you are pregnant she’ll be less interested.

    #6924147

    Bri
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    So funny, I don’t think nursing shirts or matnerity tops are meant for breastfeeding! My boobs shot to DD’s while breastfeeding. None of those shirts! You know the best place for cheap, soft cotton shirts is Costco. I love them. Fits my breasts and are cute. Love them! Again, I don’t hide cause I have a toddler. When at the mall we always stop at the park. I’m not the only one breastfeeding while watching the toddler play. Oh and if you are seeing nipple it’s cause you are looking too hard. Even if one is flashed for second, it’s not out long enough for one to notice…unless you are watching.

    #6924403

    Slatts
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    over the moon….You may want to look into a nettipot. All natural, uses saline, and nothing ingested, but it will help to clear your sinuses so you can breath. You can get them at the drugstore and they’re pretty cheap. =)

    #6924659

    campimama
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    Drinking a beer (after your feeding) or taking brewers yeast supplements can help immensely in boosting supply. Both helped me in conjunction with the fermented oats. Malted milk also(powdered, usually found near the hot cocoa). All are easy ‘fixes’. I would try drinking the beer right after the (3pm) feeding so that by the time the 6 pm feeding rolls around it has had time to work and the alcohol is out of your system. Hope that helps…

    #6924915

    lilmama18
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    my son is 1 week old today and during the night he can sometimes go 5 hours without eating im just worried hes not getting enough he also doesnt cry very often to eat i just feed him every 3 hours and i set an alarm to feed him at night anybody have the same promblem

    #6925171

    dominique23
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    chrissiw – this is from kellymom.com about fenugreek, i noticed an increas in 24hrs but some takes longer.

    Mothers generally notice an increase in production 24-72 hours after starting the herb, but it can take two weeks for others to see a change.

    Dosages of less than 6 capsules/day (approx 3500 mg/day) produce no effect in many women. One way to determine if you’re taking the correct dosage is to slowly increase the amount of fenugreek until your sweat and urine begin to smell like maple syrup. If you’re having problems with any side effects, discontinue use and consider alternative methods of increasing milk supply.

    Fenugreek can be used either short-term to boost milk supply or long-term to augment supply and/or pumping yields. There are no studies indicating problems with long-term usage. Per Kathleen Huggins ‘Most mothers have found that the herb can be discontinued once milk production is stimulated to an appropriate level. Adequate production is usually maintained as long as sufficient breast stimulation and emptying continues’

    #6925427

    Lisseth82
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    soonmommyof2boys- I have the double electric Lansinoh breast pump, and I LOVE IT. I use it 8 times a day. It’s way cheaper than the Medela one and just as powerful, I used the Medlea one at the hospital and it was more technical. The Lansinoh is straight to the point and get’s the job done. I use all Lansionh prouducts. It’s high quality stuff.

    #6925683

    aussiejess
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    I have a 1 year old son, I nursed him til about 11 months, i never had a libido the whole time, and now i am pregnant again, first try… And still no libido…. My poor husband.

    #6910068

    I have a question i hope anyone can help me with, at night when i nurse my LO I always fall asleep with her, How can I stop that from happening? She already slipped out of my hands once already and I do not want that to happen ever again! I tried getting uncomfortable, cold wash clothes, putting lights on but I always seem to fall asleep and I need to stop because I feel that I am going to drop her! Help me please if anyone can! I am willing to try anything at this point!

    #6910324

    JustTheBaker
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    nicky, my son is 13 months and still nursing, with no plans to stop any time soon. I stopped pumping at work at 12 months, but had enough frozen milk to supply him at daycare until the middle of last week. Now I send whole cow’s milk to daycare, and nurse at home, but he is not interested in the cow’s milk at all. I think I might try goat’s milk next week instead… but if you are still pumping and sending him breastmilk to daycare there is no reason at all to give him cow’s milk, or soy milk! As long as he is getting his calcium (which he gets from your milk) he is fine. You are doing a great job mama!

    #6910580

    CLange
    Member

    DJ’s girl, You should absolutely breastfeed. Do what is best for you and your baby.. and another little piece of advice.. Your Bf isn’t going to want to help much with feeding anyways. trust me.. But, just incase he really does. After about 5 weeks I started pumping and giving my son 1 bottle everyday and let my husband give it to him. Don’t listen to other people. Just do what you feel is best. You are the only one who can take that extra special care of your baby.

    #6910836

    KEBLER98
    Member

    Kym, My little one is 7 months and has had teeth for a month now. He never bit down (before teeth) but last week he did finally bite. Bri said it best earlier. We encourage our kids to chew on things and they don’t understand they are doing something wrong. I have been telling him ‘No, don’t bite mommy, that isn’t nice’ with a firm voice and he lets go. But he is usually only doing this now when he is done with that side and ready for the next. (I don’t know why he stopped pulling off when done, but I don’t want to give up nursing). Hopefully I have this situation corrected by the time he gets the top teeth in as I know that is going to be worse.

    #6911092

    thats reassuring..i would be so depressed if i couldnt b/f anymore..my baby loves it and i know he would hate being put on a bottle right now.

    #6911348

    Angie2008
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    avent pads are very thick and absorbent to wear at night time or around the house in the early days. But they do really show through your shirts. they have them at babies r us and target. I also used the gerber ones when I only leaked a little bit. they are much thinner and don’t show through but aren’t nearly as absorbent.

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