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    DeeRod – My boys are only 3.5 months and they are finished after about 10 minutes too. When I burp them and put them back on they just end up spitting it up. So we feed for 10 minutes and they last 3 hours.



    LindensMommy for breastfed babies over 3 months 5 dirty diapers or more is considered suspicious



    Okay girls. This is only my second post, but I have a few questions. First, my baby is 11 weeks old and I am exclusively breastfeeding. My question is, how does my body know to keep up with what my 11 month old needs. By that I mean, I can only pump about 2-3oz every 3-4 hours, but I was able to feed my baby 4oz with a bottle while we were out shopping. Why is that my breast can’t produce that when I pump? Second, when I go back to work in 5 weeks, how do I begin to build up milk for my babysitter to feed my daughter if I am only pumping 2-3 oz? Any help you can give me would be great. Thank you.



    kater: Thanks so much. That totally makes sense and i will get some newborn teats tomorrow and make it harder for her to take the bottle. I didnt actually think of that. Sometimes it is a few words that can give you the strength to keep perservering so thankyou. Ill keep you posted on how things go when i get back from holidays in 2 weeks.


    I have posted this questions a few times on here and nobody will help me, so I guess I will give it one more try. My daughter is going to be 1 next month and I want to wean her off the breast. But I want to do it in a painless way. I purduce a lot of milk and when I get engorged it always clogs a duct. I know that their is a pill to dry your milk up but I would like to try naturally. So if anyone out their has any advice to reduce the pain when weaning off I would really be greatful.



    Larissa this sounds a bit like what happened with my first son. I had to give up breastfeeding at 12 weeks because by then he was starving, even though I had more than enough milk to begin with. He never got a very good latch. I think this was due to my flat nipples and also he had a bit of tongue tie. I wish I’d got more help earlier. If I were you I’d see a lactation consultant as soon as possible. My bub had got to the point of refusing the breast and screaming because it was so frustrating for him. The first sniff of a bottle he was happy as a clam. I got really messed up in the head about it and needed to just decide one way or the other, and the bottle was the best for him and me in the end. But if you find a good lactation consultant you may well be able to sort out your situation. Best of luck 🙂



    you should go ahead and pump between feedings, that way your breasts will be softer and easier for him to latch on to, you will be in less pain, and you will be able to save some milk for him in case you want someone else to give him a bottle sometimes.



    i think there is always goin to be people to judge on how long to bf. my best friend, who has 3 kids said she found it weird that i didnt feed my child food until 6 months. same as my mother in law. i shouldnt have listen to them and spent weeks worried, when it was recommended to e bf for 6 months. i think youve got to go with what youre feeling and how your baby wants his milk. everyone is different and this site has helped me so much… thanks



    Does anyone else notice when they pump they get way more outta one side then the other. i got 4.5 oz out of one side and only .5 ounce outta the other. i must look ridiculous walking around with lopsided boobs. i tend to avoid mirrors so i would never notice



    Good catch campimama! I forgot about mixing fruit and veggies into it. Of course we tried that too. I just don’t think my son liked the texture of the rice. HAHA! Now he loves white rice. Tonight we have Copper River Salmon, corn on the cob and white rice. He downed it all. HAHA!



    mita – I believe that some babies just aren’t ready to suck at birth. I had so many problems at first. My son was born at 39 weeks and almost 9lbs. He wouldn’t latch on. We tried and tried and it just wasn’t working. It didn’t help that I had one inverted nipple. Because latching was an issue and I had a section my milk didn’t come in. At one week and still columstrom I got on reglan and fenugreek for supply. It then came in but I never got engorged at all. I pumped every two hours. Oh and my son never woke if he was hungry. We had to set an alarm at night to feed him. He also kept falling asleep while eating. It was crazy. I almost gave up. At 9 weeks he was sleeping and I had just showered. My sister called so I sat on the bed with a towel and phone. Kekoa woke and I picked him up and laid him on my chest. Next thing I knew he had latched on and we have been going strong since then. There is hope. Give her some time. Keep trying to latch her. Oh and people kept telling me that if it hurts then he isn’t latched right. Well, for me it hurt for several months. Now I know that we could have a perfect latch but still hurt. Good luck! If you want to talk more just let me know. I now know a lot more then I did before. Things that could help. But, my biggest suggestion is don’t beat yourself up over formula but keep giving as much breastmilk as you can. Work on your supply and keep trying to latch. You may be surprised one day…



    kebler98 the only thing really that reminds me of razor blades is thrush. Do you feel that could be a possibility?



    Mom2- i promise it gets less painful! I used to think bf was worse than labor! But after a bit you don’t hurt anymore anymore… it takes a little bit of time. If you want to nurse, then just hang in there, it won’t last forever!



    I tried the football holod he is trying i dont think im getting him to latch properly i tried and tried his lips dont tk he gets turn out i dont think he gets on far enough just right after nipple and its hurts ike crazy any latch tips?



    Big Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. I love you ladies, you guys always have the answers to everything. Knowing now that is possible to be pregnant and breastfeed, I can nurse my son until he is tired of my milk ( that is if he gets tired LOL).

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