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  • #6916759

    HannahKay
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    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!!!

    #6917015

    DLBailey
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    Question: I haven’t BF in 10 days due to a painful thrush infection and the fact that I wasn’t producing enough and Dr advised me to switch to formula. I miss BF – is it possible to get my supply back? I still can express white milk but I just tried pumping and only got 1/2 ounce total from each breast. Was going to ge…t some fenugreek and mothers tea. Opinions? I put him on my breast yesterday and I could tell he wasn’t getting much – fortunately the lil guy has no nipple confusion and doesn’t care how he gets his milk as long as his lil belly gets full 😉

    #6917271

    Bri
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    PGFirstTimer – It really shouldn’t hurt unless she is biting down while feeding. My first son never bit until he got the top teeth so we had four coming together. Watch her latch. You may need to do some training when it comes to biting. I’d type more but I am doing this one handed at the moment! HAHA!

    #6917527

    Bri
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    Maddux – Just because that happened last time doesn’t mean it will again this time around. I would first try to breastfeed on both sides. If it doesn’t work then that would be great to pump the opposite side. You can use it when you go out without baby, for making solids later on or you can even donate it to your local milk bank. I would play it by ear and see what happens. You might be surprised and your baby actually prefers the left over the right.

    #6917783

    Bri
    Member

    About biting. It sucks but you all can get through it. Chris started when he was about 9 months. It was awful but he also understand sad or stern faces. Disappointment worked the best for us. Remember if a child is biting then they aren’t actively nursing. They are done with that session! When Chris bit I would say loudly ‘no, biting’ and give him my stern, sad face. I would then put him on the floor. He of course would cry for a minute and then I’d pick him up and cuddle him. I’d tell him why mommy was sad and why he got put down. It worked in about a week. He never bit again. It’s a new feeling to them. They don’t mean to hurt us but they are also given toys to put in their mouths and bite, food to bite, everything but…Mom. With mom you need to suck? No wonder some babies think it’s ok to bite. Just a little training and they learn.

    #6918039

    Bri
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    mybabysuprise – You make me feel good. I’m glad I helped you out. You have been through a lot with ‘dad’ and with latching issues. I’m glad you stuck it out. You are an awesome mommy!

    #6918295

    katjak7
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    I’m in Tennessee too, but at the opposite end in Memphis… I also spend time up in Ohio around the Dayton area.

    #6918551

    deeyore486
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    The teeth that baby has now are ‘milk teeth.’ They are situated in such a way that it is difficult to bite, and then they are a bit more ‘out of the way’ when baby nurses. When latched on properly, the milk should be far enough back in the mouth that the teeth aren’t really all that effected by it. Or at least that’s what I was told… 🙂

    #6918807

    EllasMommy23
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    i didn’t read any books or anything, but we just ended up doing eat, play, sleep. just what works for us. I don’t nurse to sleep, because she just does well going to sleep on her own. Why mess with a good thing, right?

    #6919063

    Bri
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    I don’t picture anything actually happening to us per say but the world. It’s weird cause I wasn’t like this with Chris. But now I cry for the Gulf and all the animals. I cry for the planet and the wreck it’s in. I wonder how the world will be when the boys are my age. Will it even last? I know, I sound very much like an old hippie but really the world is doing weird things. We had a funnel cloud just east of us. If we were in the mid west it wouldn’t be such a big deal but Washington has a tornado like every 20 years or less. Never has there been one near me. A month ago there was one in eastern WA and then the funnel cloud here (never touched down though). Crazy! The Gulf is my main concern though. Something needs to be done and from what I see there is only people pointing fingers at who’s fault it is. I don’t give a flying rat’s behind who’s fault it is, just get it done. After the oil is stopped and after the gulf and wetlands have been cleaned up then and only then should heads start to roll.

    #6919319

    On co sleeping: my baby starts off in the crib she sleeps from 11 to 5 when she wakes up i put her in the bed with me. Honestly I dont like her sleeping with me because i can’t fall into a deep enough sleep with her there. once my husband gets up for work then we have the whole bed to ourselves and sometimes sleep blissfully till noon. it was opposite with my son who REFUSED to sleep in his crib…we shared a family bed till he was 2. he kinda just set up camp and refused to leave. some just need more comfort than others.
    On the issue of bf and IQ my son was bf for 2 years and his IQ is 149 (no joke) he was a self taught reader at 3. He would have been intelligent without the bfing but i know i brought it up a few points. Anyway hes 13 now and pretty hard to handle because he knows everything. Now hes annoyingly smart if that makes any sense. oh and im big chested 42dd and my babes pulls off the breast in bed and then uses it as a pillow and it’s the cutest thing in the world.

    #6919575

    doublemama
    Member

    military mommy i have the paragaurd inserted. i too have weird rxns to birthcontrol so they arent an option for me. im loving paragard. its good for 10 years so im covered until 2020! and if i want a third i would just have to take it out n thats it. i havent had a period yet on it so i dont know what thats gonna be like. my supply has been fine and havent noticed anything weird. i do feel like i pms one week outta the month but i asked and alotta other ladies on the site feel the same way, might just be my hormones leveling out.

    #6919831

    deeyore486
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    Oh, and my sisters used the Avent bottles and all of their little ones stopped taking the breast because they are so different in shape. They all claim that baby self-weaned because of the bottle, but I have my doubts. It may have started out as a nursing strike, but I am sure that they didn’t try to do anything about it. I personally don’t like the Avent bottles and got rid of the one we did have, but I think that my sisters were more freaked out about nursing babies with teeth or that were older than 6-9mo. They are always giving me snot about still nursing Zach and he is 10mo and JUST started getting teeth. When I hit the year mark with my first, I never stopped hearing about it.

    #6920087

    Bri
    Member

    deeyore486 – I wouldn’t of. I would have thrown the blanket over their head instead and told thm where they can eat. HAHA!

    #6920343

    phatbaby57
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    bri-funny thing my house is always a wreck. if it wasn’t for hubby i’d have dishes piled to the ceiling. luckily my dh understands how hard it is and isn’t very demanding of my when it comes to domestic duties and i’ve never really cared so i’m certainly not very demanding of me. we’ve talked about me being a sahm. he makes enough to support us, but i like my job and it’s flexible and it pays great, but…you really do miss out on a lot and i can’t be in complete control. i don’t know. i suppose we’ll revisit the conversation when we have number 2.

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