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  • #6916992

    HannahKay
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    gladek…thats what i was thinkin. n e where from 3-6 months but ppl keep tellin me once i get there i wont wanna stop. i have another ? for u mommas that are bfing toddlers. do their teeth hurt u?

    #6917248

    LckyLadyL
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    thetoymomma – the biggest advice I have is that you need someone else to give them the bottle. I NEVER could get either one of mine to take a bottle from me. I had to take my new baby to school for the first day without EVER taking a bottle and about 3 hours in she broke down and ate (she was 10 pounds at birth and about 15 at 2 months)! Her rolls needed food, but it was stressful for me. I would wait until at 2-3 weeks so that there isn’t any chance of nipple confusion. I never had that problem but had heard others that did. Good luck and congrats on the new baby!

    #6917504

    charmara
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    I am not sure what to do. I was able to nurse my first 3 kids but my new lo will aspirate so I have to pump and thicken it. The thing is I know it’s better for him than formula and doesn’t cost me to buy my own milk but how can I pump and listen to him scream at the same time. Dh says I can’t stop (not sure who he thinks he is). But I can’t get a full pump time in when nobody is here to help with the lo. Ughhhh.

    #6917760

    didderty
    Member

    is anyone here using mirena as birth control? if so, is it working well? i’m figuring that is what my doctor will suggest as birth control since i am breastfeeding. i used to take ortho tri cyclen lo and it always worked really well. one time i took seasonal and it made me have migraines and throw up so i had to quit taking it. i have one friend who is using mirena and she gets really bad pains in her abdomen.

    #6918016

    Bri
    Member

    babybean3 – That’s awesome! Keep up the good work!

    #6918272

    styx
    Member

    I have a question…..I know that your supposed to monitor how much and how often your LO is eating but since we have been home from the hospital we havent used any clocks. I dont time our feeds I dont see how far apart or how long he eats. I know we are getting way more than 6 wet diapers and about every diaper is a poo one but should I be watching the clock or do you think its ok we arent?

    #6918528

    Bri
    Member

    ashraesy – Could be all sorts of things. Could be from something you ate, if you gave solids, an infection, along with a couple other things. I’d watch it. If it still is brown in a day or two then I’d call either your ped or LC. Also, is your baby upset? An angry baby tends to have something wrong. I wouldn’t worry too much yet, just watch and see.

    #6918784

    doublemama
    Member

    as for engorgement i had it really bad with both of mine. my boobs were rock hard and i could pump out 7-10 oz in about 5 minutes within a week of them being born because there was just too much. the pediatrician thought i was amazing lol even though i was just in ridiculous pain. whatever u do try ur best NOT to pump to relieve the pressure. bear with it and eventually it goes down. i still get engorged now at almost 6 months later but not near as bad as in the beginning when my milk first came in. also when it starts to go down u may want to block feed and just feed from one side per feeding because too much foremilk can cause issues with the poop.

    #6919040

    deeyore486
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    Miley’s- my letdown burns until I get my supply regulated. Once I have that under control, I stop being able to feel the letdowns.

    #6919296

    Bri
    Member

    I’m making a generalization here but it seems that those who use formula are also the ones that will induce because they don’t want to be pregnant any longer, will let their LOs CIO, abhore co-sleeping and baby-wearing, etc. All those that are natural to mom and have worked for thousands of years are now horrible. Believe me I wanted Alex out. He was 2 weeks late and almost 11lbs. For those that haven’t seen my picture I have it posted in my album. It’s crazy! I was just looking at Thanksgiving photos and couldn’t believe how big I was then. Alex was born in January!! HAHA! I understand lack of sleep but how could one do that to their child? Co-sleeping helps me get more sleep and babies’ breathing becomes more rythmatic when sleeping near mom and lastly, babies that are worn tend to be less fussy. I don’t know. To each their own but really this site is making me sad. I’ve been part of it for over 3 years now. I never really left the breastfeeding page between births either. I wish moms were more aware of what is going on and what is best for babies. Oh and on the 2 month page. Gotta love how they all think that the IQ level is a myth. Especially when half of them are having spelling and grammar issues. Or they think that their 2 month old is ‘intelligent’? How on earth do they know that? Just because they are hitting physical milestones does not mean their children are intelligent. I hope they live in a good school system cause their children are lost since Mom can’t seem to use the right ‘there, their, they’re’!! HAHA!

    #6919552

    AliL
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    mamadear- You have to do what feels right. If you are ready to wean her, don’t feel bad! What worked best for me was to try to drop nursing sessions that baby was not as interested in. Usually the morning, afternoon, and nighttime nursing are the most ‘important’ ones. You could drop any nursing sessions that baby is not 100% focused on nursing. After a few weeks drop the night nursing. It is hard at first and they will protest but do not give in. Within 2 weeks she will understand that waking up at night is useless. Wait another few weeks after she gets comfortable with this and drop the morning session, so on and so forth. Another tip is to replace (and distract from) nursing sessions with healthy snacks. If you have any more questions that I can help with send me a message! Good luck chica!

    #6919808

    horseygal
    Member

    We have co-slept since day one. It’s getting tougher now that she’s 14 months and sleep crawls! I have the mattress on the floor and body pillows all on the floor, but she has crawled off in her sleep, but she was fine.
    Samantha- Congratulations! I’m 11 weeks preggo and still nursing. I just noticed that when my LO is playing more than eating, it starts to annoy me now, whereas it didn’t used to. But I haven’t had sore nipples or anything.

    #6920064

    Bri
    Member

    sydneemay2009 – Good Luck and Congrats! Dieting and pregnancy don’t mix well anyways! HAHA! I’m glad your supply is up. Can’t believe your little girl is that little So cute!! Petite little thing. I’m sure she’s a doll. I miss having a little one. Super Chunk is killin’ my back. I’m wanting him to crawl so badly so he won’t want to be carried around all the darn time. HAHA! As for making the appointment. I don’t know about your caregiver but I need to make my appointment for about a month ahead of tiime. She can never get you in right away unless it’s an emergency.

    #6920320

    Bri
    Member

    I don’t get that. I never feed a child that isn’t mine, let alone a baby! What’s wrong with people that they think they can just take it upon themselves to feed other children. I always ask the parent if the child can have something. You never know if there is an allergy or if Mom doesn’t want the child to have whatever it is that I have. My sister did that to me. She gave my son a cookie before he’d even had any sugar. She laughed and said, ‘that’s what aunts are for.’ I never did that to her children. I always asked if they could have a cookie. Frustrates the crap out of me.

    #6920576

    Yes Ollie was determined to be conceived, when I did the test I didn’t look at it for about ten mins I was so sure I couldn’t be. I just carried on sorting out washing I just caught it out the corner of my eye on my dressing table was a very big shock. I only tested as I had woke up with the familiar feeling of morning sickness. When I found out I burst into tears I was terrified of having two so close together and worried how I would cope. It is hard them both being so young at times just under 19 months between them but I wouldn’t change it for anything. James is a fantastic big brother and always looking out for Ollie, first thing he says on a morning is baby. Then he wants to see him to make sure he is okay!

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