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    Bri
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    It is so nice to hear about more ladies doing baby led weaning!! I can definately say I had an awesome experience with this. My son didn’t have any want for solids until 7months but by 10months he was eating steak and rice. He weaned himself at 22months and I was sadden and happy for us both!! I was due to give bith 4months from then as well. There were no tears or need for breastfeeding. He was a little kid and he didn’t care to do that anymore. We still have our cuddle time but it just doesn’t include breastfeeding. Now that Alexander has been born he did regress once. He asked to try and I let him. He completely forgot how to breastfeed and hasn’t asked again. He knows that ‘mommy’s milk’ is for brother now. He has no problem with it. As much as I would have liked him to go a full 2 years I’m glad he did it on his own. I feel for babies that get the breast ripped from them. It’s security as much as it is nutrition.

    #6917263

    Bri
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    mom2dom – Congrats! As for engorgement, it’ll go away eventually. Warm compressed help to ease the pain. Tylenol is ok to take as well. As for eating less often, as good as colostrom is you are filling him up more with mature milk. It’s a good thing! Enjoy!

    #6917519

    So I just got back from my 6wk check up and my midwife was acting really concerned about little mans weight. I told her that he has a weight check tomorrow because in the 2 wks that he was home he on’y gained 3 ounces. He was 7-11 at birth 36wks but stayed 10 days in the nicu when released he was 7.032. We talked about me n then IK was to get undressed for the exam and she asked to take him outi n the hall with her. I said sure. While she awas out there she went ahad and weighted him even though I said tomrrow is his appointment. She was 8.2. To me that sounded good since 2 wks ago he was 7.3. Well she then started to grill me after I already gave her the answers to her questions earlier. It made me feel really bad and I can’t stop crying. I mean he’s gaining the 1 ounce a day and his legs are getting meaty almong with everything else other than his arms.He’s pretty long he went from 18.5 to 22.5. She tells me she is going to call his doctor and tell her to watch his weight. I really didn’t want to BF and don’t enjoy it but I started it and I want to stick with it. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to formula feed him after all the time and effort I have put into BF. Has anyone else ever had to deal with something like this?? I’m so confused and feel as though I have failed him.

    #6917775

    deeyore486
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    expecting-2b-patient, every time baby bites, pop him off, tell him know and put him down for five minutes. After the five minutes up, go back and start nursing again. Within a week they usually catch on and stop biting. The way I got my first son to stop biting was purely by accident. We were in his room rocking and nursing to sleep and he accidentally bit me. We were both dozy so it was a shock to me to have him bite! I was so shocked that I pushed him away (but not off my lap) and yelled ‘ow’ really loud. Scared him so bad that he never did it again! )We did do lots of cuddling after that though since I scared him so bad. He didn’t want me to put him down!)

    #6918031

    babybellybliss
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    aydens- i think your dr is very misinformed…there are many women who nurse through out pregnancy and continue to nurse a newborn and a toddler. you will probably notice a small decrease of supply in the first 4 weeks of pregnancy but after that everything should be normal. i would do some research on my own if i were you…i would also look into getting a new dr if she is not going to support you in continuing to nurse.

    #6918287

    EllasMommy23
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    hahahaha i was a little confused, too. I hate humidity! I wish that it could ever be warm here without being humid, but that never happens.

    #6918543

    deeyore486
    Participant

    seuban0, when tandem nursing, your body does focus more on the newborn than the older baby. Generally when nursing two at the same time, the older is already on solids so nursing is going on along side other forms of nutrition so the dip in nutrition in the breast milk isn’t quite as noticeable as it could be. Here is a link to the kellymom section that addresses tandem nursing if you are interested in learning more. 🙂

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/tandem/index.html

    #6918799

    Bri
    Member

    I never recommend that book. There have been too many babies labeled failure to thrive because of these schedules that are implamented, especially at such a young age. At six weeks babies get up for a reason…they are growing.

    #6919055

    seuban0
    Member

    Thanks ladies! You have no idea how nice it is to hear I’m not the only one. I’ll work on what you said to do, even though right now…I just cry at the thought because I’m worried it’s something I’ll never have. But she’s perfectly healthy and I guess I just need to focus on that. And, yes, with the exception of being overly sensitive to what her dad says, I am otherwise happy. The relief hits me when I see she’s okay and I’m good until a few hours later when it happens again.

    Fermented Oatmeal — Bri says 1/2 cup of water plus 1/2 cup of oats, sit atleast 7 hours, then flavor to taste (good luck! I hate the stuff!) and then eat! I am pretty sure you can heat it up (atleast, I do). It’s really not so different than normal oatmeal, I guess. It’s a mental thing for me. But I’m going to start it again myself.

    Thanks again for the comfort. And congrats on the 12 month marker! That’s my goal spoken goal but I know I’ll try to continue till she’s done, as well!

    #6919311

    balsamfir
    Member

    thanks for the feedback!

    #6919567

    phatbaby~ Did the paragard make your periods heavier or more painful? Iknow that is themost commonside effect… it isthe only BC i canuse besides condoms or a diaphram. I had major supply issues after having my DD 2 yrs ago. after I dried up the 2nd time (even reglan stopped working) my DD was 6 months and Ithrew inthetowel. Then I started gaining weight like crazy, even after cutting down to under a 1000 calories a day. Turns out I had become insulin resistant, all due to my progesterone only BC (supposed to be BFing friendly), Implanon. Now I can’t use any hormonal BC, or mybody reacts like I have PCOS. Paragard seems liek the best option as we don’twant to try for a 3rd for atleast 2 yrs. umm, in case you hadn’t noticed my laptops keyboard is broken, my lovely toddler hada go at it, so myspace and shift keys don’t always work, sorry I know it makes ithard to readwhat Itype. I want anew laptop but we are savingup for when we move backto the US in sept. We don’t have an american washer, dryer, refridgerator, and my toddler needs big girl furniture after we move since Asher will be inheriting her nursery furniture, so no extra expenses right now if we can help it…

    #6919823

    phatbaby57
    Member

    THis is pretty good for those of you wanting to know how to cosleep safely http://www.hobomama.com/2010/06/how-to-cosleep-safely-tutorial-in.html

    also, my boobs are a no go. hubby isn’t interested and i’m immediately turned off. i guess i’m just not a multi tasking momma.

    #6920079

    Bri
    Member

    sydneemay2009 – I co-sleep and we transition when the child is ready…not me. I know other moms that don’t ever buy a crib and just transition when the baby is ready for his/her own bed. Chris did around 10months. This was cause he was so active he kept everyone up, including himself. He is just now settling into one sleeping position in his bed. But even when he transitioned he’d bounce around the crib all night long. We did it slowly. He was in daycare so he took naps in his bed. Then we started doing them in his bed too. Then we’d start out the night in his room and end up in mine. Then I started nursing him to sleep in his room. I think that is key with us. I’d nurse him to sleep. It wasn’t until he was closer to self weaning that he started staying awake during feedings. Now we just rock and say our prayers before bed. I lay him down and he goes to sleep. He’s also 2 1/2 now so he knows it’s bedtime. My husband keeps saying we need to buy a crib and have I started looking. Nope, I am enjoying sleeping with Alex. He’s so different. He rolls up next to me and sleeps all night. Such a cuddle bug. He also wakes so often during the night that I need him in bed with me so I get sleep. Studies show that breastfeeding moms that co-sleep actually get more sleep then those that don’t. The least is the bottle-feeding moms. I don’t understand how a mom gets up every couple hours to make a bottle. How exhausting. HAHA!

    #6920335

    Bri
    Member

    god-iva – I love them too. I just ordered one that says ‘Powered by breastmilk’ and another for me that says Breastfeeding Revolution. Gotta love it!

    #6920591

    Bri
    Member

    lauraoct – I’ve left places that were taking too long and never go back. I know what you mean though. With a 2-yr old and an infant it’s going to happen.

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