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  • #6913430

    judi
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    campimamma, yeah, well said. It’s NOT the end of the world if you have to give baby a little formula, and although some ‘experts’ say it can cause problems with nipple confusion and supply issues, that’s rare. Better, as campi says, relax and enjoy Baby rather than stress over it! 🙂

    #6913686

    Bri
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    Hey ladies! I gotta say I love breastfeeding while traveling! HAHA! Kekoa is doing so well on this vacation. I’ve traveled with him before and loved it but now that he’s 19months he’s harder to handle without his crib. And, since I’m pregnant and tired all the time it’s great. I just lay down and nurse him and he’s out! YAY! HAHA! Hope you all are doing well. I’m not on meds so I’m not losing more weight. I’m almost 10 weeks and felt a little kick the other day. It was sweet. Well, going to go play with my angel. He is having so much fun running around with his cousins, Aunties and Uncles. HAHA! Our next stop is Moneray Bay to go see the aquarium. It’ll be fun. See ya all when I get back.

    #6913942

    Shellie77
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    Im almost 26 weeks pregnant and have never noticed any change in the size of my breasts. No tenderness or soreness either. At most, maybe my nipples are a little more sensitive but that’s about it. Im concerned they’re ‘broken’ and I will not be able to breastfeed. I always hear about how big everyone’s BBs got after becoming pregnant and I never saw this happen wtih me. Anyone currently breastfeeding who didnt see any change in BB size while pregnant?

    #6914198

    aprilmama
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    number2luv- having an epidural or other medication can make baby very sleepy after delivery. unless you have a c-section or other complications there shouldnt be any reason why you can bond with and nurse your baby. the only time they took my baby was to get me out of the birthing tub and into the bed. then i nursed him before they even weighed and measured him. just talk to your doc/midwife and be proactive about what you want. its your labor and delivery.

    #6914454

    samlib
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    hi all! i just stopped nursing at 14m! so happy I made it that far!! so sa to stop tho 🙁
    anyway my reason for this post is, my girlfriend is nursing and her baby is 4 weeks old. he still isn’t gaining. the re supplementing with formula which she didn’t want to do. she is taking fenugreek and also now trying to drink a dark beverage a day. (suppose to help produce more) anyway, she never feels ‘full’ only durin the night and the AM feeding is the BEST for baby Liam, he is happy and full. every other feeding he isnt that way and the Dr told her to offer 2oz of formula after EVERY feeding, he pukes it up almost everytime. BUT she isn’t making enough breast milk.??? she pumps and feeds him every 2 hours. ANY ANY suggestions would be great and i will pass to her. i never had this problem so i have NO idea what to tell her. i did mention the oatmeal but couldn’t remember the EXACT prep for that. PLEASE answer my page! thanks so much!! xoxox keep breastfeeding! xoxoxo

    #6914710

    GladeK
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    Today my son is nine months old! Can’t say breastfeeding while working full time has always been easy…but it is now! Months 5-7 were a bit of a challenge, with my supply and a distracted baby, but he is a great nurser again (for now :-)), and my supply is doing fabulous with a bit of motillium for help. The only part I hate is the pumping, of course, but while I plan on breastfeeding for as long as he wishes, I am going to stop pumping in only a few months! Woohoo!

    #6914966

    esyogurl
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    P.S. My hubby had a vasectomy so I didn’t have to worry about fertility

    #6915222

    MiamiMom2b
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    Megang22- my breasts also get really hard in between feedings & once he BF they go back to being soft, I think they get hard because they are simply full of milk. I think a clogged duct would cause a lot of pain and other issues so I don’t think its that. Also, I don’t know if birthcontrol lowers your supply, I really hope it doesn’t because I start my BC pills tomorrow!! My Dr said it wouldn’t effect my supply.

    #6915478

    Jamiee
    Member

    Oooh that situation sucks I feel bad for you. What about a bed in your room next to your bed for awhile? Or I hate to say it but cold turkey with the monitor turned way down in an effort to let her cry it out??? I cringe as I say that because I cant even imagine how hard that would be.

    #6915734

    MiamiMom2b
    Member

    My LO is 3months & 1 week and is EBF. I am so anxious to offer him something besides breastmilk. I can’t wait to see him eating & enjoying food! (i guess cuz I am a foodie & loveee food lol) Anyways, I know the food obviously must wait but when do you ladies think it would be okay for him to taste a little sip of juice (or water?) I am not talking a bottle full, just like half an ounce.

    #6915990

    MeganG22
    Member

    On the topic of being gassy -the only things that affect me (which then affects baby) are tomatoes and onions. Try cutting things out of your diet one at a time for about a week to find out what the culprit is.

    #6916246

    phatbaby57
    Member

    emma-i read your birth story. it sounds like to me you should have used a midwife or at the very least a doula. I used a midwife with my lo and had a great experience in a birth center. You can read my birth story on my page if you like. My only caution with a midwife is to make sure they are state certified.

    #6916502

    Bri
    Member

    atlantagrace – i would seek out another LC, maybe one that is also a doctor. Breastfeeding is really hard for most women. My first was a nightmare until we finally got it right. Sometimes it takes lots of work. My second son was tongue tied. The doctors at the hospital didn’t say anything about it. It wasn’t until I saw a LC/nurse during my PP visit that I found out. He had a good suck and I knew what I was doing but he kept slipping off onto the nipple She was able to recommend a doctor/LC that was able to preform the clip. She was also able to get me a presciption for my nipples since they were raw and in lots of pain. Breastfeeding is a joy once you overcome the challenges that you are facing. Please seek help from a doctor that is also a LC. She should be able to help you out.

    #6916758

    HannahKay
    Member

    she is getting so much better everyday w/ bf. today i have not supplemented and she has eaten until she is full. she eats every two hours instead of three or four now too. i love improvement!!!

    #6917014

    HannahKay
    Member

    well my dd gained 15 1/2 ounces in ONE week!!! woohoo

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