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  • #6916481

    EllasMommy23
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    jessica- what do you mean? your supply shouldn’t just go away as long as you are nursing when you normally would be

    #6916737

    JustTheBaker
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    Krystaldawn, to make fermented oats it is best to use old fashioned oats. Mix 1 cup oats with 1 cup water, and let sit for at least 7 hours. Then heat, and add whatever flavouring makes it easier to get it down (it does become a bit slimy). Many women find that it doubles their supply almost overnight.

    #6916993

    T3POandR2D2
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    HannahKay – I’m still nursing my 15 month old. If you feel the teeth, they aren’t latched correctly. Suckling doesn’t involve the gums (or teeth) so unless he is latched wrong, I don’t feel his teeth. If you meant if he bites- I just taught him not to bite. Just like you would do with any child that bites, at the breast or not.

    #6917249

    JeniWalker
    Member

    Hi ladies! I just wanted to pop in and say that my daughter is 9 months old today and we are still breastfeeding! I am very excited as with my 2 year old son I could never get him to latch and he was pretty much on formula from day 1. Chloe is now 18 lbs and very healthy. I just need to convince her to sleep through the night in her crib. That has been a hard transition! She still ends up sleeping with me and my husband every night so far. I would let her cry for a while in her crib to see if she would go back to sleep but she shares the room with her brother, and I dont want him waking up. Any suggestions?

    #6917505

    JustTheBaker
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    Braeden will be 8 weeks old tomorrow. Since birth he has grown a whopping 3.5 inches, and gained exactly 5 pounds. And all on EBF. Now my not-so-little guy is 24inches long, and 12lbs 8oz! He’s growing so fast! I wish I could slow it all down…

    #6917761

    Bri
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    So Chris was in the 95% for his entire first year. Then he started cutting back on breastmilk. When cow’s milk was introduced he pretty much stopped growing. He’ll be 2 1/2 in the beginning of May. He weaned at 22 months. He does wear mostly 2T but his pants are stil 24months. He can wear the shorts he wore last summer. I don’t know if there is a correlation between when he weaned and his growth. He’s dropped to the 25% in less then a year. He’s very active. He’s been walking his he was 8months. Just all over the place. He’s learning ABC’s and numbers. He sleeps well. My doctor wasn’t worried last time we were there because he is on track or ahead of schedule for some things. I hope he hits growth spurt soon. Anyways, I’ve only pumped twice this time around. I know some of you will think it’s weird but last time I gave the milk to Chris since Alex doesn’t have bottles. I just pumped another 5oz after Alex ate and went to nap. I’m planning on giving that to Chris after his nap. I’m actually thinking of going back onto pumped breastmilk for him. It’s fattier then cow’s milk and better for him. He has no interest in breastfeeding anymore but if I pump after the boys are asleep and then give it to him with snack or dinner it might help? Both my husband and I are tall so to have a short child is just weird especially with the little elephant gaining on Chris. Chris is 2 1/2 and weighs 28lbs. He’s also 33in tall. Alex is 3months and weighs 18.5lbs/ He’s already 27in or so. Alexander is wearing 12month clothes. The pj’s he wore last night was what Chris was wearing during his first summer. He was walking when he wore these pj’s. Remember Chris was in the 95% so he was big as well but Alex is in the 97+%. HAHA! I keep saying I have a quarterback and a linebacker in the making.

    #6918017

    Bri
    Member

    I love hearing that more and more are alowing their babies to self wean! Chris did at 22months and I hope Alex goes longer.

    #6918273

    Bri
    Member

    styx – No, you are doing it right! If you were having problems then you might need to watch things more carefully but it actually makes things worse. You feed on demand for however long your baby wants to. My doctor stopped asking me ‘how often does he feed’ during my last baby. She knows that we feed whenever Alex wants to and he’s growing. If your baby wasn’t growing and not having enough wet diapers then you would want to make sure he was getting enough but is an ‘if’. The best way to esblish a supply that your baby needs is just go with the flow. This could be every four hours one day and every hour the next.

    #6918529

    Bri
    Member

    americasnexttopmom – Welcome, I’ve been on this site going on 3 1/2 years now. HAHA! Love it! My first was a sleepy baby. It gets better. I wouldn’t worry too much. Enjoy it while it lasts! My second is polar opposite. He sleeps about as much as his brother. Much easier when they sleep but I know your concern.

    #6918785

    katiebear
    Member

    thanks double. I’ll just ignore it as long as I can.
    I doubt I could get mastitis w/ my first milk to come in.
    I got mastitis as I weaned my other.

    …thats what I get for abusing the system I guess.
    Since hes been home all jaundice has gone away and he’s alert and happy. I was having trouble winning with them constantly pricking him and testing him ..wore the poor thing out.

    Thanks guys

    #6919041

    Bri
    Member

    Mileysmommy08 – I didn’t feel it with my first but this time around the opposite breast hurts. Almost under my armpit feels sore like I got hit and a bruise is forming. It’s getting less though.

    #6919297

    mereandgirl
    Member

    Bri: In general, I agree with you. I will say however, that I was induced, and that I rarely cosleep. I was induced at 41 and 1 day, as Levi wasn’t doing so hot anymore. I was showing signs of pre-eclampsia, and Levi was actually losing weight. As far as cosleeping, it only happens when Chris is not in bed, as he sleeps too heavy for my comfort. I’m very scared of cosleeping actually, even when it’s just me. I’m scared I’m going to wake up and she’ll be dead because I suffocated her or something. I’ve had the worst nightmares about her drowning or suffocating, and have woken up covered in sweat, crying, and digging through the blankets looking for her. Of course, she wasn’t even in bed with me.

    #6919553

    Bri
    Member

    sydneemay2009 – Good Luck! I just broke the 200 mark…199. I’m thrilled but not satified. Also, when I stop losing weight I mix it up a bit. Do a different routine. Your muscles get used to doing the same thing so you will eventually stop losing. Becareful with that few of calories. Just try to eat better foods rather then less of it. Avocado has good fat in it that helps you lose weight too.

    #6919809

    Maddux
    Member

    Hi ladies. I apologize if this is TMI in any way but it is genuinely something I’m courious about and I wanted your thoughts. I will soon be able to resume sexual activities with hubby since it has almost been 6 weeks since my son was born. I am scared because my breasts are super sensitive and even air hitting them sometimes causes a letdown. Breast foreplay was always a big part of our sexual relationship and I’m wondering how to handle this new change. How do you and your partners address things like this? Do you just let all inhibition go and figure it is a natural thing? Do you say ‘hands off breasts’ while you are breastfeeding? Again, hope I’m not crossing the line asking something like this but I really am curious as to how others balance breastfeeding and hubby time.

    #6920065

    JaguarEyes
    Member

    So I know there is a section on weaning but it doesn’t seem to get much traffic. Anyone have any weaning advice? DS is almost 2 and still nurses morning, naptime, bedtime. I finally succeeded in night weaning about 2 months ago so now he at least doesn’t nurse between 9pm and 7am. But he is seriously resisting any more cut backs! I’m trying to decrease the amount of time he nurses each day to slowly decrease supply but don’t know what else to do. I am TTC and just want at least a 6 month break between him weaning and new baby being born so need to wean in the next 3 months or so. I thought he would baby-led wean but he shows no interest in that. Any ideas?? Thanks!

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