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    Bri
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    I loved Mr. Rogers growing up….well when I was really little. I got to watch Mr. Rogers and Seseame St. That’s it. One hour a day! Kekoa isn’t going to be watching more then that either.

    #6912012

    4TimesTheLove
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    Morning ladies…I have been a breastfeeding mama for almost 13 months. I have gone almost two years without a period…well she must have taken a jet in this morning. I was surprised to say the least. Kinda sad about it cause ,I like not having my period. kicks a rock!

    #6912268

    Kym22
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    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone I actually bought a bottle of dreft last night and gave to grandmother today. instead of giving me all the dirty clothes everyday she can wash them at her house & leave them there. For some reason grandmother changes Tryn up to 4 times a day & goes through 4-5 burp cloths. I guess she saves it all for grandmother because i rarely have to change her clothes at home. i do go through some burp cloths though! lunch break is over- time to go back to work- yippy skippy 🙁

    #6912524

    angelag3girls
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    ArmyWife-in-TX you can take motrin for pains, and you can take sudophed and benadryl but use it very sparingly because it will lower your supply. I use a sinus rinse that I swear by. Its kinda nasty to talk about and describe what you do but it comes in a 8 oz squeeze bottle and saline packets. You put 8oz of distilled water, heat for 25 sec., and then add the packet. Then you lean over the sink and squirt it up one side and let it come out the other. I know I know gross but it works. You can also use vicks vapor rub and if you are coughing alot rub it all over the bottom of your feet and put a pair of socks on. Its one of those old wives tales that really works. I do it to me and the kids when we have coughs. Be generous with the amount tho. And drink drink drink lots of fluids. Keep an eye on things turning to bronchitus (sp) and sinus infection so you can get it treated fast. I hope you feel better soon!!

    #6912780

    Kym22
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    julieandbaby- very normal- at that age i felt the same!

    #6913036

    Kym22
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    Oh no- it must be ‘phantom’ period week. My supply has dropped by half! This always freaks me out and I think I am drying up but this month I am going to try not to worry about it!

    #6913292

    aprilmama
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    sometimes my caleb only eats one boob at a time. my other two almost always only ate from one side at a time. the good thing about it is you can almost always tell which boob you need to feed on next because it feels heavier and fuller. you just do a little booby shake on each side to feel which one is fuller. because caleb sometimes eats from both sides, i am having a hard time remembering which side to start on as it doesnt feel a lot fuller.

    #6913548

    T3POandR2D2
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    Tquinn – Of course, you should quit smoking however… Breastfeeding is ALWAYS best…Many experts believe that it’s best for a mother to continue to breastfeed her baby, even if she continues to smoke cigarettes. Here are some websites I found with info on the topic.

    http://www.kellymom.com/health/lifestyle/smoking.html
    http://www.llli.org/FAQ/smoking.html
    http://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVAugSep04p75.html

    Hope these help!

    #6913804

    GladeK
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    kym22-Don’t give up unless you are ready. Believe me, it is possible to BF and work even if you aren’t a good pumper. I don’t get more than three oz any time I pump (combined) for the past few months, but somehow I pull it off :-). My LO is almost 7 months and I’ve never had to give him formula.
    If you think other meds might help, why don’t you consider Motilium? You can order it from overseas w/o a script. I know a couple people who swear by it.

    #6914060

    campimama
    Member

    I have 1 beer a day to keep the boobies flowin’ (as you put it :-P). I have it right after lo goes to bed and give my milk a boost. Alcohol leaves your milk like it does the blood stream.

    #6914316

    stormyluv
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    Tory – yup, from all that vigorous sucking! You can use some lanolin on it if you want to but my LO never seemed very bothered.

    #6914572

    Bri
    Member

    exactly, I ate it twice a day because I was told to eat a cup except I couldn’t eat a cup in one sitting. HAHA! So, I split it in two. I’m sure how much a mom needs to eat is depending on her. Some might be able to boost in a half cup and other 2 cups.

    #6914828

    1Byfaith
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    emmalouliz-I got this info from Kellymom.com, I have the same issue :

    Is forceful let-down the problem?
    Does your baby do any of these things?

    Gag, choke, strangle, gulp, gasp, cough while nursing as though the milk is coming too fast
    Pull off the breast often while nursing
    Clamp down on the nipple at let-down to slow the flow of milk
    Make a clicking sound when nursing
    Spit up very often and/or tend to be very gassy
    Periodically refuse to nurse
    Dislike comfort nursing in general
    If some of this sounds familiar to you, you probably have a forceful let-down. This is often associated with too much milk (oversupply). Some mothers notice that the problems with fast letdown or oversupply don’t start until 3-6 weeks of age. Forceful let-down runs the gamut from a minor inconvenience to a major problem, depending upon how severe it is and how it affects the nursing relationship.

    What can I do about it?
    There are essentially two ways you can go about remedying a forceful let-down: (1) help baby deal with the fast flow and (2) take measures to adjust your milk supply down to baby’s needs. Since forceful let-down is generally a byproduct of oversupply, most moms will be working on both of these things. It may take a couple of weeks to see results from interventions for oversupply, so try to be patient and keep working on it.

    Help baby deal with the fast milk flow
    Position baby so that she is nursing ‘uphill’ in relation to mom’s breast, where gravity is working against the flow of milk. The most effective positions are those where baby’s head and throat are above the level of your nipple. Some nursing positions to try:
    Cradle hold, but with mom leaning back (a recliner or lots of pillows helps)
    Football hold, but with mom leaning back
    Elevated football hold – like the football hold, but baby is sitting up and facing mom to nurse instead of lying down (good for nursing in public).
    Side lying position – this allows baby to dribble the extra milk out of her mouth when it’s coming too fast
    Australian position (mom is ‘down under’, aka posture feeding) – in this position, mom is lying on her back and baby is on top (facing down), tummy to tummy with mom. Avoid using this positioning frequently, as it may lead to plugged ducts.

    #6915084

    MiamiMom2b
    Member

    I have so much milk I have been engorged all day!!! I have been using ice packs & nursing regularly but as soon as I am done nursing they fill right back up. My LO gulps & chokes when he starts to feed. How do I reduce my milk production!!! I am sick of being drenched in milk all day and with painful breasts. My LO is already 6 wks old, I thought this would regulate itself by now 🙁 sorry – had to vent.

    #6915340

    hello everyone! i’m very nervous. my baby is 7 weeks old and she has been eating only 5 mins one one side maybe and 10 mins on the other and eating every hour. can anyone tell me if anyone else is going through this?

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