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    Bri
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    adlde – First, is your ped pro-breastfeeding? I ask because if s/he isn’t then they might jump to formula before it is needed. Second, if you baby hungry? If she is then you will need to figure out a way to get her more milk. Next I want to say, she is growing. My ped doesn’t look at the actual weight but the curve that my son is growing on. As long as he is continuing to grow my ped is fine with what we are doing.

    I totally understand the need to produce pumped milk. I went back to work when Kekoa was three months. He is now 13months. So I have been working for over 10months now. I’ve tried the teas and suppliments. They work ok. They work better for some then others. My sister and I have gotten our best results from fermented oatmeal. It sounds gross and if you like oatmeal it’s not. But if you are like me and hate oatmeal then it will take some choking to get it down. HAHA! It tastes like chewy oatmeal. Mix 1/2cup oatmeal with a 1/2cup water. Sit in on the counter for at least 7hours. Heat and serve. Do this twice a day and I’m sure you will start pumping more within days. I pump twice daily and went from 10oz to 18oz. My sister pumps three times and went fro 18 to 28oz. It’s crazy. Oh and use old fashion oats from the grocery store. It’s cheap and it works. Good Luck! When I started it I started eating it on Saturday morning and was pumping huge amounts on Monday morning. Oh and to add to the taste you can add whatever you want. Brown sugar is my sister’s favorite. I did whatever was there, mainly maple syrup.

    #6910357

    Bri
    Member

    Heather – my lactation consultant said within an hour. My daycare will also not use milk that has been warmed up after an hour. I do agree that if the milk has not been frozen or warmed up it can be reused. My son now takes his milk in his sippy cold so when I pack his lunch I just put the milk directly into his sippy and they just give it to him throughout the day. But, this is only cold milk. My milk is never frozen and ok.

    #6910613

    letty005
    Member

    Thank you ladies. I been pumping more. I dont know why i thought that the more i waitted to pump the more milk i would have. Lol.. i still need to get the nipple shield nust to help baby out a little. He latched yesterday for a while. I dont know if he was drinking some or not but he was pretending to be drinking and was calm, so i dont know. It didnt hurt at all so that is why i am thinking he wasnt getting anything. Lol…

    #6910869

    notsmithers
    Member

    my friend thinks it will effect their speech if i dont start feeding him!! my mom in law is saying you should have started feeding at 4 months because it wil be more difficult to ween him. i hear so much shit some times off people.

    #6911125

    mandarae
    Member

    M.M.Masi: I was actually thinking about asking you about that the other day ~ the girls are coming up on 10 lbs now and already starting to get harder to get them positioned. I was wondering how you were doing it. Are you still able to get them latched by yourself?? DH works long hours and I am alone with them all day… wondering what I will do in the future. This feeding at the same time takes SO much less time out of my day and I’d like to continue as long as I can!

    #6911381

    Angie2008
    Participant

    good afternoon ladies, i got a recipe from someone on iap, not sure if she posts on this forum but the recipe is for lactation cookies. There are some things in them that help women produce more milk. I just made some and they are really good. If anyone wants the recipe send me a message on my page and i will send it to you.

    #6911637

    luvbeingamom
    Member

    Question ladies – Do any of you know if Tylenol 3 is safe to take (one a night for one or two nights a week) while still bf? My son is 15 mo old and still bf in the AM. But i have a pinched nerve that is causing me enough pain to bring tears to my eyes. Any help would be great. The pain is bad enough that i will stop bf to take it if i have to, but don’t really want to.

    #6911893

    luvbeingamom
    Member

    you can also take benadryl for a cold though it can lower your milk supply and you want to take it sparingly. Hope you feel better!

    #6912149

    ArmyMom
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    Has anyone ever experienced a ‘Nursing Strike?’ My son is 4.5 months old and all of a sudden refuses to nurse. Normally I do 4 feedings from the breast and one bottle at night before bed and if he wakes up in the middle of the night then he nurses from the breast then. Well last night he woke up at 1am and when I offered him the breast he screamed and turned away so I figured he wasn’t hungry. I changed his diaper and rocked him for a couple minutes and about 30 minutes later he fell asleep. He woke up at 8am.. and still refused to nurse but will take a bottle just fine. I read in my ‘What to expect’ book that they will sometimes go on nursing strikes that usually last a day or two and I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this? The only thing thats wrong I can think of is that he’s been a little stuffy since yesterday.. he’s had a runny nose and has been sneezing a little more than usual. No fever. I’ve been suctioning his nose alot and using a humidifier but I dont know what else to do. Is that why he refuses to nurse you think? Why does he take a bottle just fine but won’t nurse?

    #6912405

    1Byfaith
    Participant

    DulcianasMom- Here is a tidbit that I read in an article. It looks like you are doing the right thing by pumping to get your milk to come in. It says that some women may feel like they are having too much milk but some will feel like not enough milk. So I would suggest for you to keep pumping as much as you can. How long did it take for your milk to come in last time? And was breastfeeding successful after that?

    Here’ s the tidbit:
    The more you breastfeed in the first few days after birth, the sooner your milk will come in. If you are concerned that your milk is not coming in fast enough, pumping can speed up the process. Breastfeeding is a supply and demand relationship. The more milk you express, either through breastfeeding or pumping, the more your body will create. At first it may seem like you have too much milk or not enough. As breastfeeding is established your milk supply will eventually match your baby’s needs.

    Read more: ‘Breastfeeding 101: The First Weeks of Breastfeeding your Newborn’ – http://infantstoddlers.suite101.com/article.cfm/breastfeeding_101#ixzz09sUPd3QO

    #6912661

    courtenay
    Member

    becs, it will stop hurting as much when your nipples toughen up. for me it hurt alot for the first 2 or 3 weeks, got a bit easier, then i almost got mastisis and it got alot worse and by around 12 weeks or so it basically didnt hurt at all.

    #6912917

    Nikki37
    Member

    I was sick a few days this week and was unable to eat. I was able to nurse and Ayden seemed like he was getting enough, but now that I am back to work and have to pump for him I’m having trouble. Before I was sick I was able to pump almost 6 oz at a time, now I can do maybe half of that. Please tell me it’s because I was sick and not eating and that it will go back up!

    #6913173

    KEBLER98
    Member

    WOW did I miss a day yesterday. (RJ is sick and I had to stay home to take care of him, Dr says it is nothing to worry about just a run of the mill cold. Went to Dr cause he was pulling on his ear and he already had a double ear infection about 2 months ago and didn’t want that again….) So while home yesterday I nursed all day on demand, but during his morning feed I noticed my left nipple felt like he had razor blades in his mouth during nursing. He had 2 bottom teeth, but it has NEVER felt like this. pumped after his nursing to encourage more milk and OMG it felt like my nipple was gonna fall off it hurt so freaking bad. (I even worked in an extra pump after he went to sleep.) I could only pump for 10 minutes today as it hurt so bad. I have been putting lanolin on it but it doesn’t seem to be helping. Any suggestions as to what is going on?? Oh and some people were talking about that nasty AF yesterday. Well 3 weeks ago I started a 2 week long period, was off a week and yesterday started AGAIN!! I called the OB office. I am not taking the pill as I already have supply issues and don’t want any more complications. The nurse who I am friends with told me since I am breast feeding that it is normal for our periods to go crazy because of the hormones still going all over the place?
    (I have had normal periods since 8 weeks pp)

    #6913429

    JK8488
    Member

    I think that you will find all sorts of opinions you just neeed to do what feels right for you. I pumped and feed my Daughter and she is happy and healthy even though I was told that it was the wrong thing to do and that I was losing out on bonding time but that wasn’t true and it alowed others like her dad to bond with her I liked pumping because her and I didn’t have enough pations and I could be on a set scedule. The most important part of breast feeding is the anti-bodies that the baby gets from you so a little or alot atleast you have given it a try!!! There is alot to be said for that.

    #6913685

    Bri
    Member

    seuban0 – You’re very sweet. It’s good to hear. A little going on in life and so it’s nice to know I’m appreciated here.

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