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    angelag3girls
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    samlib I put it on your site too just in case your not on for awhile but I have heard about using bm in baby’s nose and they said it really helped alot. I have actually been thinking about putting it in mine for my stuffy nose. I have used it for pink eye and scratches and it helps alot so I think its worth a try. I have also heard it helps cure ear infections.

    #6912153

    courtenay
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    mgmommy, considering the recommendation is 2 years i dont think going a few months past 1 year is weird at all. screw what anyone else has to say its your choice. i know that for me, breastfeeding will not be an easy thing to give up, i love it and the clkose special times it gives me and my daughter. id nurse her all day if i could, and sometimes thats what ends up happening lol.

    #6912409

    bj4
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    prettypenny – My LO did the same thing until she was almost 3 months old. She won’t take a pacifier, so she used nursing to comfort herself also. She also would fall asleep while nursing which would make it take longer. We went through a growing spurt at around 6 weeks. That seemed like a never ending nursing session. But it only last for about 24 hours. I don’t really know how to tell you to make him finish up quicker. Just know that this is normal with some babies and that with time he will get quicker.

    #6912665

    AmberJ
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    I am still breastfeeding my baby and she’s nearly 16 months. She has breasmilk twice a day, and we still both enjoy it, but some people have said she’s too old now to have it. When should I stop?

    #6912921

    courtenay
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    i think we all agree it has a place

    #6913177

    Bri
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    Good Luck courtenay, Let us know how it turns out.

    Storm, my period returned last September. It took months for it to be regular but for the last several months it has been. One reason I was able to get pregnant so fast. The mini pill will probably help regulate it. Oh, and watch your supply. I know they say it isn’t suppose to effect it but I’ve heard of women that it has. If your supply starts to droop then I’d look at the pill first.

    #6913433

    courtenay
    Member

    for anyone who takes fenugreek, how many mg or caps should i be taking a day? i just bought some and it is in 500mg caps and i want to take this while i am trying to go off of my domperidone. i started with two this morning and was planning on taking 2 everytime i took my domperidone which is 4 times/day. Should it be more or less? how much do you take to maintain a supply. Thanks!

    #6913689

    kelly-roo: ive been there and done that, i even tried formula, and it jsut did not work. i had to do sleep training with him. he was jsut so used to having me nurse him before he sleeps. so at the end of every sleep cycle, hed need me again. it has helped, but with teething, it has gotten bad again. only once last night tho.

    #6913945

    Bri
    Member

    That’s great Oz! I’m so proud of you! I remember all your issues. You made it and that’s awesome. I’m glad weaning is going well for you. Kekoa is no where ready to wean. At the very least he feeds twice a day but if it’s a rainy day and we’re stuck inside he whines to nurse every few hours. Not for the milk but the comfort. I’ve tried to resist but he is very presistant and now I’ve just figured he’s not ready. I’m fine with that cause I want him to nurse until 2 and self wean.

    #6914201

    For those who are breast feeding…Have any of you gotten your AF back? I am just so confused. My AF came for the first time in June (11th) and now I am 5 days late now. (Expected AF July 8) I had one postive HPT on July 4th but since then ALL BFN’s and no AF. So confused. Please Help me come up with ideas on why this is happening. BFN this morning too.
    —— Yes usually your nipples are going to be sore for the first week or two…then they get usued to all the latching on. Keep with it mommytobe….Use the lanolin creams after ever feeding!!!! I did and never had a problem. Good luck!

    #6914457

    mamalala
    Member

    Fenugreek and mothers milk tea didnt work well for me. I took 3 pills 3 times a day and drank three cups of tea a day. The only thing that has worked well for me is drinking tons of water. If I only have a few glasses a day I pump so much less, and the days i drink 7 or 8 glasses is pump ALOT more.

    #6914713

    Jamiee
    Member

    gladek – I’m with you!! My son is 11 1/2 months and while I have decided not to quit cold turkey, I am going to quit pumping one pump at a time! I think 9-10 months was hardest on me supply wise. I tried Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle for awhile but didnt really see an improvement and then when I stopped stressing and stopped the herbs, all of a sudden my supply was adequate. I actually pumped less often and got more. Crazy how our bodies work. Anyway I view the 12 month mark as the stress-free zone. I will totally go with the flow and stop whenever the milk stops.

    #6914969

    phatbaby57
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    tifanie-i agree with the other women hang in there. cluster feedings are awful. i had one meltdown that i think my husband thought i had lost my mind. he woke up to me sobbing and trying to nurse. i told him all i wanted to do was sleep. he kindly took our son downstairs so i could sleep, but then i felt so guilty and wimpy i just laid in bed and cried some more. now on the weekends when my husband takes him, i sleep. it’s just unfortunate that the hard part of bfing just happens to be when we are all falling off our pregnancy hormones.

    #6915225

    campimama
    Member

    For anyone who is interested… I have a couple blogs on my page with tips to help boost supply. I tried to take all the suggestions from everyone and compile them in one place. I struggled daily with my supply from about 6 weeks till 5 months until I was able to find the right combination to help the problem and build myself back up. We made it to13 months old and just weaned few weeks ago. Hope this helps some of you. I know it’s tough, but it gets better!

    #6915481

    angelag3girls
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    9yrslater you can do what ever you want really. I usually would pump if there was a span my son wouldn’t be eating from me for more then 3 hrs. Like at night I would put him to bed and about 2 hrs later I would pump before I went to bed. That way it wouldn’t be soo long of a gap I went with out nursing and I would start getting a supply. Pumping both usually yields more milk but it also works well to pump one side while nursing on the other. Just see what works best for you. But if your little one is younger then 4 months I wouldn’t make it a habit to go passed 5 hrs without doing one or the other. At around 4 months your breasts are more regulated and aren’t as touchy.

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