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  • #6915722

    Tunny904
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    I LOVE my Medela Pump in Style, I highly recommend it!! Babies R US and Target sell them I know for sure.

    #6915978

    mountainmama
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    my baby was gassy too. i had to cut ALL Dairy & soy out of my diet. if i even had a bit of butter or cheese, i could tell a difference. as she got older and her digestive tract matured a bit, i was able to reintroduce dairy. now she has no problems.

    #6916234

    phatbaby57
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    The problam with half-hearted giving it a go is that it is so hard at first. I tell my childless girlfriends that you have to be committed and stick it out or you won’t be doing it for long. But if you’re committed and well informed and have a good support group, it is what’s best and it does get so much easier. You just haveto live on faith for about 2 months which is a long time to be in pain and tired.

    #6916490

    m.e.a both my girls are th same, 5-10 mins tops and with 2 they only get one boob each. they were 4lbs 8oz and 4lbs 9oz at birth and at 2 mths are 8lbs 14 and a half oz and 9 lbs 8 oz so id say they re gettin enough!

    #6916746

    Bri
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    MyBaby, it is exhausting whether you are single or not. Breastfed babies eat more often in the beginning and it takes a lot of work for your body to create the milk. You are doing what is best for Mason and that’s awesome! You are also saving lots of money from avoiding formula as well. I can tell you it will get better! The first three months are the hardest. Then Mason will start sleeping longer, if not through the night. He’ll start to eat every 3-4hours during the day as well. Plus your supply will be well established and you’ll be able to set up a schedule.

    #6917002

    T3POandR2D2
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    Rkkbaby -http://www.llli.org/FAQ/milkstorage.html That is a link to the milk storage guidelines. That will show you how long you can safely store milk in both the fridge and the freezer. Your milk will be different months from now, but not so different that you won’t be able to use your stored milk. As for the lumpiness. Your body is still regulating your supply, trying to figure out how much it needs to produce at a time, so you’re very engorged, those are your ducts – you want to make sure you massage them and put baby to breast often to make sure they don’t become infected. Remember, breastfeeding is supply and demand – the more demand there is (suckling baby and pump) the more your body will supply! Congrats!

    #6917258

    JustTheBaker
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    mom2dom, it is normal to be very engorged for the first little while when your milk first comes in. There’s really not much you can do about it, except to not pump! Pumping will tell your body to keep making more milk, but if you just feed on demand, or on whatever schedule you want your LO to keep, your body will regulate to the baby’s needs. It could take a few days, make a couple of weeks, but it will happen. Wyattsmommy, how old is your LO? My letdown was like that for about the first 4 weeks… now it’s either gotten better, or my son has just learned how to swallow fast enough not to choke. I honestly thought it had gotten better, but then I forgot to put in my breastpads yesterday, and fed my son, by the time I was done feeding, the other side of my shirt was SOAKED, from top to bottom…and my letdown still hurts like crazy, which I hear is a sign of forceful letdown. From my research though, most babies will learn to deal with it, they just need to grow a little first. Good luck!

    #6917514

    Bri
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    excitedmisty – That depends on your body. Some women get it back a couple weeks after birth even with breastfeeding and others get it back after weaning. But, most get it back once solids and sleeping through start or a couple months after. Mine came back when Chris was 9 months, two months after solids. That seems to be the norm.

    #6917770

    styx
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    Bri- my DD is 20 months old and doesnt eat very much sometimes she will sometimes she wont. Our ped told us this is normal for the age. I had to stop bf at 8 months she got sick and my milk dried up I didnt know all the things to build supply and the LC was NO HELP. We do a lot of snacking since she is too busy to sit and eat as hard as I try. Maybe this helps any

    #6918026

    babybean3
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    Does anyone make there own baby food? Any tips

    #6918282

    styx
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    mere- my husband works at the shipyard….we are planning on selling our house soon and moving up closer right now we are in Tacoma so its quite a drive for him

    #6918538

    Bri
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    mere-and-girl – That’s really awesome! I’m so happy to hear stories like that. Just makes my day.

    #6918794

    Bri
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    dixiehun21 – I would take a semester off just for the fact that having a newborn in the house is tiring enough. I commend you for breastfeeding. That’s awesome and one of the best things you can do for your baby. I went back to work at 3 months with my first. It was a good time for me. It gave me enough time to establish supply and Chris learned how to nurse efficiently. I know others that have returned to work at 6 weeks. It can be done. You’ll just need to remember to pump if you are gone from your baby for long periods of time. Good Luck!

    #6919050

    Seuban0- It could be PPD since your also emotional. This is my 2nd child and I always feared the samething with him that I do with this one. I’m not emotional as faras crying and stuff but I do play out what if’s in my mind. Most mine come from when I’m walking with him in my arms what if I drop him or he hits his head on the wall. More like I’m scared I’m not holding him tight enough, its odd. I don’t feel like I’m going to do something to him but I fear something will happen that I can’t control.

    #6919306

    mereandgirl
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    Bri: what you said about the position we sleep in is totally true. She sleeps with her head on my arm at breast level facing towards me. I know you’ve said you have fairly large boob, so maybe you can answer this: a couple of times,I’ve woken to find her face buried in my boob. It totally freaks me out. Is she going to suffocate? Did/does Alex or Chris do this?

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