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    I am going insane! I have to get my 14 week old to take a bottle (of expressed milk) so that i can go and do other things without him and leave him with daddy and he absolutely refuses to take a bottle! we have tried nuk and playtex slow flow and medium flow and he just screams with it… you put the nipple in his mouth and he screams until he falls asleep… i have tried leaving and letting daddy do it.. .i have tried to do it nothing works! i HAVE to get this done because eventually i have to go to work again (i have been unemployed and fortunate to be able to stay home) i want to bf to a year at least any suggestions i have heard the avent bottles work wonders and i have heard that if you don’t get them on a bottle at 8-12 weeks you missed your window and they will never take a bottle… what do i do?



    well its a good thing that i wanted to breast feed because my little girl wont even take a pacifer let alone a bottle i wonder if she will take the bottle in a few more weeks so that my husband can feed her every once in a while



    hahahah i just read the funniest babeball cap for men. It says ‘I play with my baby’s food..’ how funny is that?? I really want to get that for my hubs.



    Similac ads at the top of the page again. Hate them! Just got our free sample can of ‘toddler formula’ in the mail too. Put a HUGE ‘Return to Sender’ on it. I kinda wonder if the mailman will take it away…



    I haven’t been on here in a very long time but need some advise. My son is now 6 1/2 months old and this morning I woke to an old friend, AF. My milk production has decreased A LOT!! Please help.


    3rdsurprise my son didn’t sleep through the night till he was 2 when he finally self weaned. I was ready to wean him at 1 but he wanted no part of it. It was ww3 in our house every single night if I tried to refuse him the boob. He’d flip out screaming bloody murder pulling up my shirt acting like he’d die and when I caved he’d nurse for 30 seconds and be asleep. I remember the last time he nursed I think we both knew it was the last time and I cried because I knew it was the last time. He was 2 and was in the hospital with scarlet fever and he was scared and I soothed him. I’m glad I could. I cry thinking about It.



    They are also called Hooter



    seuban-funny thing is the alternative to Lisa Ross was St. Mary’s if you had trouble delivering or wanted an epi. I wonder if the Lisa Ross patience are treated any different that deliver there. I should ask some of my Lisa Ross friends.



    ella15 – If it’s just a cold then there isn’t any reason for a doctor’s visit. But if she can’t breath you want to rule out croup which shows itself as a wheezing cough and can be very dangerous. But if she’s just stuffy then use a few drops of saline and an aspirator to pull out the gunk. Make sure you continue to breastfeed often. You want her to get as much fluids as possible. Also, let her rest. Just like us, rest is the best medicine for a cold. Lots of cuddles. Sorry she’s sick but she’ll probably get over it quicker then a bottlefed baby.


    phatbaby – I’ve thought about just having her sleep with us at night, however what about her naps? Also, her bedtime is 8pm…. I wouldn’t be going to bed until around 10pm or later even. Stacking pillows around her seems futile as she’d just push right through them and fall off the bed. I guess we could use the sleeper and put pillows around it?!? That might be enough to stop her… unless she crawls out during one of her naps… IDK! I’d be willing to let her sleep in her bouncer but we’ll be gone for about 3 days. For one day it’d be ok but I don’t think 3 days of not so great sleep will be ok on any of us. I want her to be comfortable.


    Does anyone else’s lo only eat off one side each feed? Both of mine only ever ate off one side per a feed.



    I was just given a cookie recipe that should increase milk supply from my lactation nurse so I wanted to share with you guys in case anyone was in need:

    Cookies that Do Work to Increase Breast Milk!!
    There are a few ways to increase breastmilk that have been proven to work. You can try supplements such
    as More Milk Plus by Motherlove or just plain old fenugreek supplements. Another proven method is nursing
    more often throughout the day and night. Yet another way is a recipe that worked for me and many others that
    incorporates a few things that have been known to help increase breastmilk. These cookies are easy to make
    and taste great. You can alter the recipe however you want as long as you keep the main ingredients in it.
    The ingredients that you will need are:
    1 cup of butter, you can use Olivio or another olive oil type butter, one with flaxseed in it also has added health benefits
    1 cup of sugar
    1 cup of brown sugar
    4 tablespoons of water
    2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal (found at health food stores)
    2 large eggs, using eggs with omega in it is beneficial, but not required
    1 tsp of vanilla
    2 cups of flour, whole wheat flour is recommended
    1 teaspoon of baking soda
    1 teaspoon of salt
    3 cups of oats (oatmeal, not instant though), thick cut work best
    1 cup or more of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or any that you like, white chocolate is also great!
    2-4 tablespoons of brewers yeast, it must be brewers yeast (found in health food stores)
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees
    mix 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal with the water and set aside, you will need it a little later
    beat butter and sugars well
    add the eggs and mix
    stir in flaxseed mix and add vanilla to the butter mix
    beat well
    sift together the flour, brewers yeast, salt and baking soda
    add to butter mix
    stir in oats and chips
    scoop or drop onto baking sheet an inch apart
    bake for 12-15 minutes
    The key ingredients here for increasing breastmilk is the brewers yeast and oatmeal. Back in the day, doctors
    used to advise mothers to drink a beer a day because the yeast in the beer helped to increase breastmilk. Now,
    drinking alcohol isn’t quite so advised so eating these cookies with brewers yeast in it will have the same effect,
    if not better. Oatmeal has been a long time remedy for low milk supply as well. Eating a bowl or two a day while
    nursing helps to increase.
    Written by motherofmany


    You’re very welcome Lawsons! I give my friend all the credit. She says she is happy to help! She’s so full of useful information! I will often read about people’s issues on here and ask her about it to see if she has any useful advice I can pass along. 🙂



    wow jmuncy! Good for you! That must be quite an involved process.



    kelley82879 – Has your Hubby been around a lot of babies? Many Dads don’t have the simpliest clue about babies. Considering he had to ask when to start solids is probably a key that he is one of them. HAHA! If he’s a reader you can buy him a book or you can just tell him to leave this all up to you. HAHA! My husband knows a bunch about babies but when it comes to what and how we feed the kids he just leaves it up to me. He knows I know what I’m doing and it’s one less thing he has to worry about.

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