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    JeniWalker
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    I thought the Ameda pump and PIS pump were pretty comparible as far as function goes.

    #6918300

    phatbaby57
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    Ash- I for one think it makes you a great mom! I loathe pumping more than any other thing I can think of. I have nothing but the utmost respect for any woman willing to do that exclusively for her baby.

    #6918556

    JustTheBaker
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    tiffado, please dont’give up! It is hard work, but it can be done. A friend of mine was exclusively pumping for the first 6 weeks, because her son had ended up in the NICU. He would not latch onto her, and she was very frustrated. Finally someone told her to MAKE the baby latch. She simply was not to give the baby a bottle. Baby’s won’t let themselves starve, and her son only missed one feeding, before latching on and drinking directly from the breast. However, her son was not premature. I think I might be a bit wary of this method with a premature baby. I haven’t dealt with this issue myself, but another method I can think of, would be to pump until you achieve letdown, then put the baby to the breast, as the milk is already flowing, she may be more receptive to it this way. I know this is a very difficult time for you, but I really believe if you persevere, you will be able to get her to latch and breastfeed your baby! I’m sure there are other girls on here who have much more hands on advice, but just wanted to add my two cents. Good luck!

    #6918812

    Bri
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    seuban0 – Don’t worry if she can’t sit. It’s normal for babies to sit along around 5-6months. We are just more advanced in that area….it’s not a good thing by the way! My first was walking at 8 months. The black eyes he suffered was crazy! He didn’t have the common sense and would fall on toys. I was an early walker too. As for the sleep thing. Maybe it is genetic. I love my sleep too and my husband’s family just said ‘Oh he’s a good little Hawaiian boy’ Implying that Hawaiians love their sleep. HAHA! It’s good to track it. We did that with Chris’ food a couple months back. The funny thing is that he started to eat really well when I wrote it down. By the way, he still loves his sleep, he’s 2 1/2 and sleep 12 hours at night and takes a 2-4hour nap during the day.

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    babybean3
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    I AM SO EXCITED I MADE IT TO 6 MONTHS! ESPECIALLY WHEN AT 3 O HAD SO MUCH. TROUBLE AND WANTED TO QUIT! ONLY 6 MORE TILL A YEAR, I PLAN TO LET HIM SELF WEAN. BUT HAVE 6 MONTHS GOALS. 😀

    #6919324

    Bri
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    lilmamamads – Your son sounds like my husband…stupid smart! Smart to a point where it’s annoying and I love it when I can be right! HAHA! His dad was really smart too. He graduated 3rd in his class at MIT. Just runs in the family…the key is that they are all breastfed. My husband was fed until he was 3!! My first is only 2 but he’s learning a lot and he’s completely physical. He was rock climbing this morning…yes rock climbing. Scaling up walls of rocks. Gotta love it! I’m sure he’ll be just as smart as his Dad and Pop. Alex is coming along too. I love me boys!

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    laIsla~ i had the Implanon but I am afraid i had a reaction to it. It made me insulin resistant and I had to have it out after 9 months. The insulin resistance dropped my milksupply, but no one else I know who has had it had it affect their milk. My reaction was very rare and I would have had it with any hormonal BC so I suppose I would recomend it! Your arm is sore for about a week, after two weeks you don’t even notice it is there, I only got my period twice in 9 months, once at 3 months PP (right when my supply really startedto drop) and again at 7 months PP a month after I stopped nursing. Then I didn’t have another cycle until one month after I had it removed. It did take 7 months for us to conceive after having it removed (lol, since it was out we figured we would make another baby while we were at it) and my cycles were anywhere from 20 to 48 days… but that could also be becauseof my insulin issues and my body readjusting. good luck!

    #6919836

    Maddux
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    Bri-Yeah, I was hoping my insurance would cover it. I did ask but they only cover lactation consultants if my son was a premie or if he was labeled a failure to thrive baby. Very disappointing.

    #6920092

    katjak7
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    deeyore486 – When I was visiting my family in May and it was hot (but still not nearly as hot as the heatwave goingon presently), my mom kept on commenting on how she always nursed us with blankets. I was so annoyed! How many times does she have to say it first of all??? Secondly, Savannah has always ripped the cover or blanket off of her! Third it is too damn hot!!!! Fourth, I wasn’t showing any skin as I always wear two shirts! Fifth, it makes me not want to purchase airfare and go through the whole hassle of traveling with a baby if I am going to be judged on how I feed my daughter!! Ok, so I guess my point is that I empathize on where you are coming from lol!

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    i only worked two days after having james was really hard. Loving being on maternity leave again.

    #6920604

    Bri
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    #6920860

    Bri
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    lilmamamads – I’m not quite sure. I know you need 500 extra calories. I think WW and such usually givey ou 1200 calories so probably 1700? A normal human is around 2000 calories. What I’ve done is cut out all crap. Did you know that one soda a day equals to 10lbs a year!!?!! How awful is that. So, I’ve been trying not to drink it. Juices also have a lot of sugar. Eggs are really good for weight loss and so is avocado. It’s good fat. No sugar, I don’t cook with salt and no soda and chips. I try not to eat fast food but I had Burger Master today. Hmmm! HAHA! Chris was such a trooper this morning that I got him a meal for a treat. Couldn’t help myself either. I’m also of the mind set that if you can’t have anything then a diet isn’t going to work. I do three light workouts a day. Just enough to hurt a bit and get my heartrate up. Usually 10-20minutes. Between that, only good food and breastfeeding I’ve lost 70lbs. I want to lose another 30 though. My day consists (usually) of oatmeal for breakfast wiht MM tea, a sandwich for lunch, yogurt or fruit for snack and a healthy dinner. By that I mean last night was steak, rice and sugar snap peas. Tonight is pork chops, rice and bush beans. Cookies are my down fall and if I don’t buy them then I have to stay away from them. Good Luck! It’s a lot of work and takes will power. Something I don’t normally have. I just can’t stand looking at myself in the mirror right now. Ugh!

    #6921116

    EllasMommy23
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    Bri- isn’t it too early for you to be up?

    #6921372

    styx
    Member

    Ugh I didnt even think about stuff he sucks on lol and he has been sucking on his blankets instead of his binkies!

    #6921628

    phatbaby57
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    bri-your hospital might have felt it wasn’t worth going through all the hoopla to get the certification.

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