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    deeyore486
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    Bri, my two year old (two and a half beginning of August) still is in 12 and 18mo shirts. He wears a 24mo/2T pant for length. They have to be adjustable waste or we are done for since he no longer wears a diaper and that is what was keeping them up before… His shorts are either a 9 or 12mo and the 12s are still a bit big on him. (We just got him a 12mo bathing suit for this year and I might have to go get him a smaller one!) He has weighed 22lb for over a year now. He drinks a lot of cows milk, but I have either mixed BM in or giving the BM to him straight for a while now so that he gets the extra fat and nutrients that BM provides. The poor kid just keeps on falling farther and farther off the growth chart! He did self wean at 13mo because I was pregnant and my body really reacted strongly to the pregnancy hormones. He was getting really frustrated trying to nurse because there wasn’t much there for him to get. One day he just stopped trying and even though I offered the breast multiple times after that he only ever latched on once or twice. He was officially done done at 15mo. I was really hoping to at least nurse him for 18. 🙁

    #6918022

    Bri
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    katjak7 – That’s awfuyl! I’m happy that I didn’t have any solids until over a year and so obvioysly I nursed past a year. My hubby weaned ay 3 yrs as welll so both moms don’t have a problem with how long I nurse.

    #6918278

    styx
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    Thats funny that everyone is really close than Bri and I are about 30-40 mins away from eachother. I am so thankful I found you ladies I dont know what I would do even though this is my second ebfing its still nice to have a refresher course lol. So on the baby lead weaning you just give them whatever your eating around 7-9 months and they wont choke on it or anything?

    #6918534

    mistyjb
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    pinkish- jaundice is normal but there are instances where jaundice is very dangerous. It is rare but does happen. How is your babys skin? does it have a yellow tinge also? When the health nurse did our home visit for my 4 month old (he was 2 days old) she noticed he had a little jaundice and told me it was normal, he may or may not get yellower but would be all gone in a couple of weeks. That was it… so he got yellower… and I did nothing. We went to the docor at 10 days old for his well baby check up and my doctor was floored that I had not brought him in sooner. He sent my baby for bilirubin tests and called me within a half hour of us leaving the lab to tell me the tests were extremely high and he needed to contact The Stollery Childrens Hospital in Edmonton and talk with a doctor there so to stay by the phone. When I questioned him on what all this meant he told me that excessive bilirubin in infants damages brain cells and can cause retardation and other disabilities.We ended up doing phototherapy with a biliblanket for almost 2 weeks. It reduced the biliruben count quite a bit in the first 2 days, but then it was slow declining after that. My baby had so many blood tests in his first 3 weeks of life that getting the 2 and 4 month shots hardly bothered me. My baby is fine and 100% healthy THANK GOD! but I spent a long time crying and hating myself for not taking him in sooner while I wondered if he would have ‘problems’. I have 5 kids and new nothing about jaundice until this year. I don’t want to scare you but i would have baby checked by your doctor.

    #6918790

    JeniWalker
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    tannersmommy33, I agree that it is horrible about the ads warning against co-sleeping, but there have been 10 co-sleeping deaths so far this year here in Milwaukee alone. However, as they pointed out the one thing they all had in common was being formula-fed. If they would promote breastfeeding hand in hand with cosleeping I think it would be better. They even were discussing the possiblity of making co-sleeping illegal! The problem is many of these babies are from poorer backgrounds, and there is the possibility that the parent/caretaker had no other choice but to sleep with the child because there was no crib available.

    #6919046

    So thats cluster feeding. My son does it every morning from 6-9am. DRIVES ME NUTS. I just thought he was waking and wanting the boob to suck on. I didn’t understand it. I know now I’m not alone.

    #6919302

    styx
    Member

    Mere- I have the same fears I really want to co sleep and some nights we do some we dont my hub is a heavy sleeper too and I wake him and tell him that baby is in bed with us…I need to do the research but havent I just believe the bf is the best for baby why would it be there if it wasnt lol its really sad that society equates fat with healthy in babies but as adults fat isnt healthy…explain that one to me

    #6919558

    gonnab4
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    You ladies seem to know everything, so I’ve got a question. Where can I find info on how quickly nutrients/meds pass into and out of breastmilk? I’d like to have a drink at the bbq we’ll be attending for Independence Day, but I’m ebf and won’t change that. I’ve also been reading up on different forms of contraceptives. I was looking at getting the Implanon implant, but I’ve read many forums talking about the transfer of hormones to the baby in the milk. What have you used for birth control? I’d really like to ebf for as long as possible but getting pregnant again isn’t an option for me at the moment. (I’m breadwinner, he’s full time student/part time employee we have 3 kids now) Any ideas would be helpful on either of these questions. Thanks and sorry so long 🙂

    #6919814

    Bri
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    Maddux – I would just leave the bra on. You just find other things that make it fun. Or you can do it in the shower or bath. Less of a mess. HAHA! Just have fun with it.

    #6920070

    Bri
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    katjak7 – I know what you mean. When going to the store I’ve got Super Chunk in one arm and my toddler in the other. Today at home depot Alex’s hat fell off and so while wearing Alex, holding Chris and my diaper bag I had to bend down and get it. Some ladies were actually laughing and cheered me on for being able to do it. As for your period. That’s actually great that it hasn’t come back. Most get it after solids are introduced or a couple months after. With Chris it was around 9 months. So I was able to get pregnant while breastfeeding very easily. My oldest sister never got hers back until her children weaned completely and there are others that get it back right after birth. I guess for you it’s just the waiting game. I’m sure it’s not far off. You could always start trying for a baby and see what happens. You might get lucky (in more then one way).

    #6920326

    Bouza
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    Is there a website that can teach you how to properly express milk from a pump or some tips? I know how to use my Medela, but just want to get more out each time. Sometimes I get 3oz. The most I have gotten is 5oz. My baby is 5 weeks.

    #6920582

    mereandgirl
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    Styx: I give it before. In infants tylenol actually relaxes their body some. Plus, at my doctor’s appointment they gave it first.

    #6920838

    Bri
    Member

    Chris was in daycare/school for the first year. I hated dropping me off but he did love it. His teachers were so sweet and he was such a happy baby that everyone loved to hold him, cuddle him, feed him, etc. I never came into the classroom with him crying or upset. He was most of the time being held because well everyone loved him. Sandy was the teacher ini the toddler room and she loved him and couldn’t wait to have him in her class. She’d sneak over just to play with him. He was truly cared for. But…there is nothing like being home with Mom. Yes he got to interact all day with other kids but he was also getting sick from those other kids. My doctor told me to expect a child to be sick at least once a month in daycare, most likely twice. It was true. He had 9 ear inifections his first year. Alex on the other hand has not had a single one. Never had a fever either. I’m happy that I’m home with the boys now. Now we plan daily trips to parks, museums, play groups, etc. He’s just as social but sick less. HAHA! We’re looking into pre-school for him though. I think in the fall I want to start the first year of pre-school. I know they don’t need two years but I think it’ll be good for him and I both.

    #6921094

    Casen
    Member

    Thanks Bri. Are you not supposed to cook the fermented oatmeal then? Does that interfere with the benefit of the fermentation? When I added the milk, I was trying to thicken it up again, so ended up cooking it for about 4 mins. Stovetop directions call for cooking it 10 mins.

    #6921350

    Marli yes! Bfing makes me sooo hungry. I wake up at 3am starving it’s making me crazy. For those blwing how soon is too soon to start table food? I know they say 6 months but are there exceptions? Clementine is 4m 2wks and she wants table food so bad. She tries to grab it of the plate. I let her suck on some avocados today and she was so into it. Is it too soon? She loved them

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