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    campimama
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    MiamiMom- If a food gives you gas it can potentially give baby gas too….I had to watch myself with potatoes, chocolate and cabbage as these all gave my son the worst gas!

    #6912386

    Kym22
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    So my baby’s grandmother who keeps her when i am at work says she think Trynity needs more than 3 4oz bottles during the day becasue when she finishs a bottle she crys like she is still hungry. I don’t know what to do because all i can pump in a day is 12 oz if i am lucky. My doc told me 3 4oz bottles should be enough but if baby is hungrier she is hungrier right. She is a small little thing 3 1/2 mo and not even 12 pounds. Should I just have grandmother supplement with formula? If she sticks a passie in Tryn’s mouth she ususally stops fussing. Am I starving my baby by only giving her 4oz ever 3 hours? When she is home at night I let her nurse ever 2 hours (if she asks for it). Then she goes to bed between 9-10 pm and sleeps through the night. Suggestions???

    #6912642

    bj4
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    KimberlyT- I have to agree with everyone else on this. I have four kids and all of them have been really small. Some of them formula fed and some BF. All less than 5 percentile on those charts. My oldest is 11 and still less than 5 percentile on the charts. The doctors have had my 1st and 3rd growth hormone tested because they are so small. The tests showed that they are growing just fine. Just at a slower pace than most kids. Some LO are just going to be small. I would hate for you to give your LO formula thinking that would make him gain weight and he stay exactly the same. Only then your BF could be hard to get started again. Go with your motherly instincts. I have come to find over the years that my instincts were right on many times and I listened to the doctor and regretted it later.

    #6912898

    Kym22
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    i justed tried the malted milk in choco with skim milk- 180 calories! it was really yummy. like choco milk! i will see what happens and let y’all know!

    #6913154

    judi
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    🙂 yeah, I sorta got that, ozbaby! I did not mean that taking drugs is a cop out, but simply that confidence can take you a long way to success – in breastfeeding as in a million other things. And I’ve been in the position of failing because of lack of confidence, so I was just trying to inspire more confidence – not to undermine anyone. Funny how people can be so quick to be defensive. I also wasn’t saying that breastfeeding is always easy – it’s not especially when you’re just getting started – but it is totally and absolutely natural. Our bodies are quite amazing, really.

    #6913410

    Cheyne
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    Amber J – if you are not feeling happy about leaving her, and you’re really worried, then perhaps you should go with your instincts and not leave her.

    #6913666

    ok, so after saying parker doesnt bite, he bit my nipple and left a little tooth mark right in the middle of it. it hurt like a sob. so, i gave him milk in his sippy cup. he loves his mommy time, so thats the only thing i could think to do. i told him to give me a kiss to say sorry, and he said no! hes 10 months old! lol

    #6913922

    myOwnQueen
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    My son is almost 8 months, and he’s just starting to get teeth. I would love to keep breastfeeding until he’s a year, but I keep hearing ‘wait til he bites you-you’ll stop then’. If your child bit you how did you handle the situation? I plan to continue regardless, if he bites or not…but I’m getting anxious from all these nay sayers

    #6914178

    andbabymakes6
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    regarding the nipple shield, it saved me from giving up on bf’ing! i used it for just a couple days and each time i nursed my son, i would take the shield off after a couple minutes and he would latch right on again with no problem! he will be 7 wks on Monday and we are going strong with the bf’ing… i am shocked at some of the negativity that some of you are dealing with! my family is so supportive (my teenae daughters, not so much!) and think its the greatest thing… my in laws are a little different about it but they dont say much… my husband was kinda weird about it before our son was born, he was worrie that it would be too hard on me.. but he loves that i do it now because he knows and sees that it IS hard work and that i am willing and able to do whats necessary for our child 🙂 i have several friends and a sister that are expecting right now, and 1 that had a baby a couple weeks ago, she tried to breastfeed but it didnt work for her, i know she feels bad that she quit but i never try to make my friends feel bad that they dont breastfeed.. its a personal choice and i can only control ME and im just so glad its working for me! i just hope i can continue after he gets teeth!! ouch

    #6914434

    campimama
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    hchina- your supply will come back up after a bout of mastitis, it just takes a bit. Just keep feeding on demand and your supply will catch back up with the demand.

    #6914690

    awaitingourangel
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    Hey everyone…I’m new here. I have a 1 week and 4 day old, and she usually only feeds on 1 side at a time for 10-14 minutes. The problem is that the past 2 days she will sleep for 3-4 hours at a time before I can wake her for another feeding. That means it is sometimes 8 hours before she is back to my other side. I’m concerned about maintaining my milk supply…she seems to be doing fine right now…enough wet and dirty diapers, but I just don’t want to stop producing as she grows and requires more milk. Should I pump the other side at each feeding? I don’t want to have an overabundance of milk either.

    #6914946

    campimama
    Member

    Today is my little mans first b-day. Where did that first year go? he’s down to nursing 4x a day (2 at night, 2 during the day). Does anyone have tips to help him sleep through the night? Mommy’s ready to get a full nights sleep 🙂 I also would like to have a night with hubby but don’t want to burden anyone with a baby that wakes up 2x. Input anyone?

    #6915202

    mom2be01pink
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    campimama or anyone with information. How long does a typical breastfeeding sesion last. My little one could be on my breast for an hour. Pretty much 25 min on each side and then add the burping. Then she would still act like she is hungry. Does this happen to others?

    #6915458

    hchina
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    campimama-you are so right, thanx..

    #6915714

    katjak7
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    Regarding 16 and Pregnant, even worse was the reunion show that had Dr. Drew hosting. When someone from the audience asked why not one of the girls breastfed, Dr. Drew chimed in how breastfeeding is basically very difficult, so time-consuming, and I think he even said very painful! Way to go influencing millions of viewers across the country to not breastfeed, you ignorant quack of a doctor! I was disgusted after seeing that..

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