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  • #6910612

    MMMasi
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    I’ve done it all, tried it all, read all about. etc. My twins are solely breastfed and thriving, no supplements whatsoever. Another wierd milk increaser is the skin on the chicken. I tried it and it seemed to work but after a week of eating fried or baked chicken I got grossed out.

    #6910868

    notsmithers
    Member

    hi girls.i get comments about my son too, saying he is huge for 6 months. i take it as a complement because its my milk thats making him grow and im so proud!! but it did upset me last night when a close friend of mine said she finds it weird that im only starting to feed my child baby food at 6 months. she said she has never heard of it!! i know from reading this site that its ok but she has had 3 kids and is experianced with kids but not with bf. and i cant stop thinking about it!!! am i doing ok?

    #6911124

    MMMasi
    Member

    NDmommyof twins – Congrats! Love the pic. I have pics of my boys feeding on my page too. They are 5 months now and still going strong on breastmilk. It’s getting tuff to feed them together as they are getting bigger and it’s getting harder to hold them both together to situate myself, but as long as I have someone to hand one to me we still feed together at the same time. Lot of luck to you.

    #6911380

    DeeRod
    Member

    I finally got my period this week after 9 months and I did notice a pretty big drop in my supply. I started taking this supplement that has fenugreek and blessed thistle but it hasn’t helped much yet. Anyone know how long it will take for my supply to get back up if at all? Does it drop every month? I have only 5 ounces left in my freezer as I never pump as much as he needs for daycare so I have started to use some formula during the week 🙁

    #6911636

    shiz
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    I did ‘try’ it but didn’t like the taste so i haven’t stuck with it…i hear it works well with some and not with others.

    #6911892

    Bri
    Member

    samlib – I’m sorry your sick. OJ and plenty of fluids lady!! Tylenol for pain. Vicks is good. I don’t know about under the nose but a bit on the feet with socks is awesome. Helps clear everything up. I guess the feet absorb the meds?

    #6912148

    MGmommy
    Member

    Hello everyone! Michael will be 6 months next week and we are still going strong and have no plans on stopping anytime soon! I have a question for the ‘extended breastfeeders’. I was originally planning on nursing my son until he was1, but am now thinking I would like to extend it a few months beyond that. My husband really doesn’t care for the idea and thinks that it’s weird to nurse him when he could go on regualr milk. My family is also kind of weirded out by the whole thing as well. How did your husbands/family react? Do you have any advice on how to convince them that it is not strange? Thank you!

    #6912404

    DulcianasMom
    Member

    I have a question for you ladies. Just had my second child and as with my first, my milk is taking forever to come in. Its been almost 3 days. I had to supplement her with a little formula but am still putting her to breast and trying to have her feed and even have tried to use the small formula bottle with the little tube taped to my breast so that when she sucks on me, she also sucks on the little tube and gets a little nourishment. She was very small (not premie, though) and she has some blood sugar issues so that is why the hospital suggested supplementing her. Now i feel like i am sabotoaging myself and all of my efforts to breastfeed. Like i said, its almost the 3rd day since giving birth and when i pump, there is a little colostrum that comes out but no mature mild production yet. Please, any advice, tips, suggestions would be SO helpful!

    #6912660

    angelag3girls
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    kym no problem. In the beginning I had to give a little diluted baby prune juice because his poos got pretty hard. I think now things are regulating and he is 6.5 months so maybe that just adds more to it being better at 6 months too.

    #6912916

    AmberJ
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    Thanks Bri! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one still breastfeeding to this age! Ella’s only drank from a bottle twice in her whole life! It was when I had to go out once, and couldn’t breastfeed her, but it was expressed milk in the bottles. I hate formula, I think it smells horrible, and I’d rather my baby was getting the best from me! I’m so glad you still really enjoy it too! It’s lovely isn’t it? That’s how I get Ella to sleep every night, we have a snuggly cuddle while she feeds, and then she falls asleep, and I put her into her cot. Also, Ella is our 3rd and last baby, and I want to feed her for as long as she wants!

    #6913172

    storm826
    Member

    for you ladies whose af has returned, is it regular? mine is all over the place. i just started the mini pill this cycle hoping to regulate it somewhat. it came back when ary was 5 months, then disappeared until she was 7 months. it has been varying between 28-36 days. as the lengths are getting longer, i’m hoping it just disappears altogether again. what a nuissance, lol.

    #6913428

    JK8488
    Member

    Happy Mothers Day

    #6913684

    Violet23
    Member

    oh and another question is it ok to go 4 hrs between feedings. Will it affect my milk supply? These past couple days my daughter has been going 4 hours without eating she could go longer to but once it hits 4 i just put her on cause i feel thats to long. thx ladies.

    #6913940

    angelag3girls
    Participant

    Hi ladies, I haven’t been on in a long long time. I hope things have been well. I have my first case of mastitus. It sucks! And to top it off I am out of town where my insurance isn’t covered so I am praying I can get rid of it on my own. So if anyone has any good advice I would love to hear it. Thanks everyone

    #6914196

    GladeK
    Member

    Number2luv-not sure where you live, but at least here, I was able to talk to the nurses when I checked in to L&D, and let them know what I wanted. In fact, they didn’t ‘wisk’ the baby away, but left him with me for a good hour plus after delivery to bond, nurse, and have some quiet time with just me, him, and my husband before taking him to the nursury. I thought . The nurses were very open to our requests…just call the L&D unit you will be using, ask for a tour/and for them to walk through how they do things. If your first child was born a while ago, you may be surprised how things are done now! (At least in the US, I don’t know about other places!)

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