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  • #6917518

    Wyattsmommy
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    ok so my let down is getting stronger and stronger ….. to the point where it burns when it comes and my eyes water and ssssoo much milk will leak out on the opposite side that hes feeding on. or i will randomly have it and i will leak super bad and it only gets worse each week hes almost 2 months but it seems to be each week i prodice more than the last and hes not feeding any more than normal is there anything i can do to take the burning feeling away when i feel the let down?

    #6917774

    deeyore486
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    Bri, I was also going to suggest lots of healthy snacks. Its the only way we can get Ayden to eat a healthy ‘meal.’ At meal time, he gets a plate with a little bit of everything on it so that he is a part of the meal time experience, but getting him to eat more than a bite or two of everything is a full on fight. Instead, he gets lots of healthy snacks through out the day. If it weren’t for this, he would probably eat his bowl of oatmeal in the morning and then nothing the rest of the day! Just an example, he loves his fruit. Will eat it all day long, but the second I give him a plate of fruit with us all up at the table, he refuses. Turd!

    #6918030

    AydensMommy2009
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    Hi girls! I had my first prenatal appt today and when the dr found out I was still nursing my 15 month old she said I need to stop right away! She said nursing while pregnant takes from the baby inside. Baby needs calcium and iron and other nutrients that nursing will take away from the baby…makes sense to me.. but I can’t cold turkey my 15 month old! I’m torn but I don’t want to deprive the growing baby of things it needs to develop properly!!! Please leave your opinions on my blog!! Thanks

    #6918286

    AshleyRae
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    I have inverted nipples and I have tried everything! I’ve tried using a pump to draw out my nipple, I’ve tried nipple shields, everything! And he still won’t take to the breast. I stay very calm and talk to him and try and try but he just throws a fit. In the beginning when we were in the hospital, it was thta he would start and then doze off at the nipple, totally normal, I know that. But now he won’t take it. So I’ve just been pumping and feeding him bm from a bottle. I know that this will only confuse him more and if I ever try to bf him again, he won’t take the nipple. I’ve come to terms with that. I just want to know if it’s okay that I’m pumping and feeding it to him that way. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with that right? Not to mention, this way I can see how much he’s eating. I refuse to give him formula and I have no problem with pumping. Just need reassurance that this doesn’t make me a bad mom..

    #6918542

    1blessedmomma
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    pinkish:–we dealt with jaundice back in October and while Little Miss is fine now, we were a little worried because her jaundice seemed to stay around much longer. She’s also the only one of the 5 that I stuck bfing out with, so she was getting much more bm than the other kids did which causes it to take longer to get out of their system. Def contact the doctor and let them know what’s going on. One thing you can do on your own to speed up the process is to put your lo in a sunny window either naked or diapered only. It’s the home version of a bili light. 🙂 Our jaundice was caused by the fact that my kids and I have different blood types so it’s their bodies getting rid of the byproducts of pregnancy. BM jaundice usually occurs a few weeks after birth, where newborn jaundice occurs within the first couple of days of life. Hope this helps!

    #6918798

    AshleyRae
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    I’m so bummed. With my gallbladder surgery on Tuesday, I needed to pump enough so he would have bottles of BM for all day Tuesday & Wednesday. My supply is wayyy low and I’m just getting every other hour to feed him. So now I know I’m going to have to supplement with formula. I am sooooooo bummed and feel like a failure but I’ve learned there’s nothing I can do 🙁

    #6919054

    phatbaby57
    Member

    oh ladies i’m done with being stressed about pumping enough or supply drying up. i’m 12 months pp tomorrow and boy what a ride. i intend on nursing until isaac doesn’t want it anymore and i will probably still pump to relieve engorgement during the week, but the fear is over. Yay! happy birthday to Isaac and good job to me! a true day to celebrate!

    #6919310

    feeling upset oliver has only put on a oz since last week, still not back to birth weight. He also has to go to hospital this afternoon for blood test as still has jaundice.

    #6919566

    phatbaby57
    Member

    gonnab4-bri’s right about thew alcohol. i try to make it a rule of thumb one drink every four hours, but i’m sure you could drink closer together that that. it’s just the rule i heard once and decided it was reasonable. i have a copper iud. i love it and it is good for ten years. as soon as it is in it is as effective as a tubal and as soon as it is out you can conceive again. it can be taken out at any time. i’m thinking about having mine removed at my annual check up. anyhow it’s called paragard. you can do an internet search about it if you’re interested in it.

    #6919822

    I can’t wait to see my boys play together. At the moment when I lay Ollie down for tummy time James stops what he is doing and lies down next to him think he thinks they are playing sleeping bunnies. Yesterday when Ollie was crying James standing next to him saying its alright its alright. Its lovely to see how he is looking out for him already.

    #6920078

    Bri
    Member

    katjak7 – A little over a year. She isn’t as much into extended breastfeeding and self weaning as I am.

    #6920334

    phatbaby57
    Member

    Best thing I’ve read recently: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/22/AR2007052201554.html …I’m not a stay at home mom but I certainly appreciate the profession and how difficult it is.

    #6920590

    Hubby is decorating the living room so I took the boys out for lunch with my sister, a few friends and one of their kids. Totally stressful the food took ages James started to cry because he was bored and chucking his crayons around the place. Ollie wanted fed, then fell asleep then woke up and wanted fed again. This happened about 5 times. We had walked down for exercise and Ollie cried half the way home. Feel exhausted now.

    #6920846

    illy2
    Member

    I was bf my lo in the public library today when ds of 2.5 announces that he’s peed his pants and proceeds to take of everything and flounce around naked from the waist down, playing with his willy! I tried reasoning with him to at least put his shorts back on but was faced with a bunch of very adament stroppy NO’S – the little tike knows he knows Im partially disabled when bf and really plays up to it!

    #6921102

    LudiMommy
    Member

    Just wanted to add that I too think all the food related worries are overblown. I breastfed my daughter for two years, and ate tons of garlic and super spicy Indian food from the start, with no troubles at all (doesn’t anyone ever wonder how babies in cultures where spicy food is the norm handle it?) I also drank alcohol, one glass of wine at a time, without issues. The only thing I ever noticed an effect with was caffeine. If I drank more than one cup of coffee, she would get wild.
    I also want to point out to moms whose babies struggle with reflux– there are other solutions to try before quitting BF’ing, like having baby sleep sitting up or on a sloped mattress, or an infant prescription for zantac/tagamet, etc. It’s pretty common in the first three months and I hate to hear of people thinking it’s the end of breastfeeding!

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