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  • #6917533

    Bri
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    Lawsons Mom – I had low supply last time because my son didn’t latch on for two months. I went back to work at 3 months and pumped until he was 15months when I stopped working! It can be done!

    #6917789

    Bri
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    HannahKay – There’s a lot of misinformation out there. Some women believe that it causes autism although science says otherwise. There are other health issues that moms believe that shots cause. For the most part shots are safe. The problem is that there are so many which is why many moms are going towards a modified schedule. Means more trips to the doctors but less vaccines at once. I do get the shots but at a later schedule. Talk to your doctor about it.

    #6918045

    JeniWalker
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    I have never heard that you couldnt go into the hot tub while breastfeeding. Also you should be just fine swimming. Pool water cannot get into you breasts at all. I would just be sure to shower afterward to get any chlorine off of your nipples.

    #6918301

    deeyore486
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    K, so while in Chicago, we decided to take the boys to the children’s museum. I have never been to one, even though we have a pretty decent one downtown. We get there and start going through some of the rooms and I start to notice these ‘caregiver rooms’ inside the bigger exhibit rooms. They were for breastfeeding and calming an agitated infant or toddler. I was so-so about this because while it is wonderful that they were providing a spot, you were still hidden away like breast feeding was not something to be done out where you could be seen. Well, we continued on and I started seeing these chairs and couches around some of the more busy rooms. They all had the breastfeeding symbol on them! They had provided areas where you could sit down and nurse while watching older children play! That got me excited! In one of their program rooms, they actually had posted information about development and whatnot and in the posted info was a big sign that welcomed you to nurse your infant anywhere in the museum! I wasn’t able to read the rest of the sign so I am hoping that it didn’t say anything stupid after that because what I saw of it and the museum, they seemed very breastfeeding friendly!

    #6918557

    deeyore486
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    katoyakk, if it is a case of flat nipples, there are also a couple of products that might prove to be a little bit easier than the nipple shield, although that would work as well. The nipple shield just has the potential to cause an issue with nipple confusion since you wear it while nursing and it is a barrier between you an baby. The other products will allow you to pull out the nipple before baby latches so that baby can latch right onto the breast. The first is a product called ‘latch assist.’ It ends up using a bit of suction to quickly draw the nipple out. It looks like a bulb syringe with a bigger tip that fits over the nipple. You use it just before nursing and you are done. The other product is a nipple shell. There are two different versions of the nipple shell. One just lets damaged nipples heal, the other helps with the healing process as well as helps draw out the nipple. These you wear throughout the day under your bra.

    #6918813

    babybean3
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    My son is going to be 6 months(oh my) on the 14 n he doesn’t sit, he just doesn’t do it he’d rather be trying to crawl or playing in the jumparoo. He can do it,just doesn’t have an interest too. He still wobbles some but I assume bc he refuses to ‘practice’ so I don’t force it. He was also sleeping through at about 2 months got pnuemonia n now wakes 3-4 times at night: he nurses to go bck to sleep, but I assume he’s thirsty bc I know I get thirsty at night as well, id hate to ‘train’ him to go bck to sleep thirsty when he doesn’t have to. Plus I enjoy the cuddle. We co sleep as well.

    #6919069

    EllasMommy23
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    balsamfir- what brand is it? that seems so weird that you can’t take it apart. i know that i’ve taken my medela manual apart.

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    lizmami – there is a device (not sure what it’s called) that helps mama’s in your situation. Basically it’s a bottle w/ either BM or formula in it but instead of a nipple at the end there is an attachment that has a thin hose connected to it. One end hose goes into the bottle and asks as a syphon… the other end you tape on your breast so that the opening of the hose is on your areola. So when your baby latches on she’s getting milk through the hose AND stimulating your breast to create more milk… eventually as you start to produce milk you just do away with the hose feeding technique. I’ve seen them at BF stores. I’m sorry I don’t know the name of the device. I’ve seen some you can attach to your shoulder and some that you have put on a table next to you as you feed.

    #6919581

    Phatbaby and Doublemama~ Thanks for the reviews on paragard, I am really leaningtowards it, for milk supply and because it is more reliable than condoms or a diaphram… Lol, if it is something we have to put on then there is a chance we won’t waste the time, and then we might end up with another baby before we are ready…. so paragard itis…

    #6919837

    Bri
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    Maddux – I would either search for a free clinic or ask the LC that you talked to about what you can do. Tell them that the cost is just not feasable but you know something is wrong. They may be able to lower the cost for you or help you over the phone.

    #6920093

    doublemama
    Member

    bri i wish i had ur enthusiasm! godiva, if i remember correctly ur on a bit of an elimination diet and if thats the case i totally know what you mean. theres so much i avoid while pregnant (msg, soft cheese, certain fish etc) and i was excited after having the baby to finally get to eat those things again only to have to avoid even more foods because of the elimination diet, and because of his reflux. its like i have to think twice about eating stuff instead of just sitting down to eat like i used to. i do know, however, i had a one month gap where i wasnt breastfeeding and wasnt pregnant and in that month i managed to eat so much junk and gain 5-6 extra lb lol so it is somewhat of a blessing in disguise. i also would love to start working out (for the first time in my life haha) but im too afraid because my supply is so sensitive this time. im just hoping im one of those women that holds onto the last 5-10 lb while breastfeeding and once i stop theyll just melt away haha……as for AF this boy sleeps 10 hrs at night and is on 2-3 solids a day and i still dont have my period! u would think it would be back by now right? with my first it didnt come back until 8 months but thats because she wasnt sleeping through the night, once she started sleeping i got it back. i know its odd but i want it back because i seem to be pmsing at regular intervals, and my ovary hurts from time to time like its trying real hard to ovulate so it seems like my body is gearing up and ready.

    #6920349

    Bri
    Member

    Read about WIC and formula a while back but here’s another article that talks about what is being lobbied right now. Interesting….http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/13/AR2010071304634.html

    #6920605

    Bri
    Member

    This is an old article but it actually makes sense and might make some of you feel better about babies that are falling from the growth charts….http://breastfeeding.suite101.com/article.cfm/growth_charts_for_breastfed_babies

    #6920861

    katjak7
    Member

    PGFirstTimer – I think it is definitely the age! Savannah is around the same age – just about 13 months, right? She has been doing the exact same thing! She is on all fours, then comes off, then wants to nurse again, then flops around, then stops and looks up smiling like she knows she is being a little devil, and she even bit me today! Anyway, I think it is just like you said, they are just trying to be independent, and silly (and cute but frustrating!).

    #6921117

    deeyore486
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    seuban0, did Z have a fever before the rash? I don’t remember you talking about one, and that is always the first sign of roseola. Additionally, the rash is a full body rash, it isn’t just on the face. When Ayden had Roseola he had a fever of 104 for a couple of days, we finally got that under control and he broke out into a full body rash the next day. First day wasn’t too bad, but you could tell he had a rash, the worst area of it was his belly/groin area. Second day of the rash was worse and it was going away by the third day. It didn’t bother him at all, and by the time the rash appears, they are no longer contagious.

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