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    Bri
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    Thrush is horrible. I would take Mastitis over Thrush any day. Granted I would rather not have either but if I had to choose I’d take the fever and bruised boob. HAHA!

    #6921629

    deeyore486
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    marli, we aren’t all that far from Grand Haven…we are in Grand Rapids!

    #6921885

    jeffswife
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    I don’t want to beat a dead horse… but I believe that breast is best. First because it is statistically. Secondly and most importantly it is the best decision for me and my family. That being said breastfeeding is difficult. It is painful, everything that is wrong with the baby you feel responsible, and it is a LIFESTYLE not just nourishment for your child. Breastfeeding affects my life everyday in everyway. But this is my decision and every mother must make their own decisions and not be judged for their choices.

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    Bri– also I was thinking of a bfing question for you earlier,which I now have forgot, and I totally called baby john bri~~ lol

    #6922397

    phatbaby57
    Member

    jeni-depending on what i’m trying to get done, i try to offer isaac something to entertain himself with. in the kitchen i’ll either open a cabinet with pots and give him a spoon or i’ve even open up the fridge and let him play there (i prefer not but in the mornings when i’m trying to get our lunches together he throws a fit if i close it before he gets to rearrange all the bottles) . if i’m in the living room or other rooms, i’ll try to sing and dance and ask were certain objects are. if i’m moving from room to room sweeping or the like, i’ll wear him in my ergo so he doesn’t have to chase me all over the house because that’s another meltdown issue. it takes me alot longer doing all of these things but at least i’m not tied to ‘our’ chair nursing nonstop when i have to get stuff done.

    #6922653

    deeyore486
    Participant

    A couple of good, cheap websites for amber necklaces…inspiredbyfinn.com (go to their FB page first and like it…gets you 20%off. If you suggest the page to others, you get 25. The codes are on the discussions page.) And http://www.momsmilkboutique.com/ Mom’s milk is cheaper if you don’t have any codes because they do free shipping, but Inspired by Finn is an actual production company, so they have more variety and more in stock.

    #6922909

    babybellybliss
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    petski- how distasteful, and classless! please do take your ignorant comments else where, if you had any idea how hard leslie worked and continues to work to ensure lawson gets the best start possible in life you would strongly consider retracting your intolerant comment toward her!! if i were you i would feel like crawling under a rock for uttering such hateful words, shame on you!!!

    #6923165

    phatbaby57
    Member

    if you’re ever concerned about whether your milk is still good or not do the smell and taste test. you’ll know instantly if it’s bad.

    #6923421

    hotmessmomma
    Member

    Has anybody elses newborns put themselves on a schedule??????????? my son is a month old and everyday its the same nurses at 8am 11am 1pm 3pm 6pm 9pm and 11 pm I dont really pay attention at night but hes soooo .regular

    #6923677

    phatbaby57
    Member

    NURSING IN CHARLESTON ON THE BEACH IN MAY

    #6923933

    Bri
    Member

    mamadear04 – The average age is 4. Most babies will self wean anywhere from 2-4 years of age. Unless they have nothing better to do they just won’t be interested in it. That being said, I’ll nurse until the boys don’t want it anymore. After a certain point you only nurse when they want it which is usually before bed or when they are sick. I’ve also seen older babies/toddlers that nurse only a couple times a week. So, nursing a five year old isn’t like nursing an infant. It’s just for down time and hardly ever done in public. I’ve seen a five year old nurse once in public. Most are too busy to sit down to nurse.

    #6924189

    shiz
    Member

    Question for the pumpers here-is your supply more in the morning and slowly dwindle as the day goes on…my first pumping at 10 is really good..then at 1 its about an ounce less then at 4 its another half ounce less…is this normal???

    #6924445

    Mummy22
    Member

    nickykennedy – interesting you say you suffered acute hair loss after birth!! i had with my first, handfuls of hair come out in the shower every day for 3 months. i never looked bald or anything, but when it started to grow back, omg, it looked soooo awful. then i got marrie and had this pathetic little fringe that didn’t do anything 🙁 after research, i thought i’d cracked it and maybe it was a zinc deficiency?? i was thinking of taking that after bubs delivery this time round in the hopes it makes a difference. what do you think? they say we lose all our stores of zinc when the placenta is delivered because it’s all sitting in there…. i would go on, but it’s a bit TMI for some.
    pleased to hear you say encouraging things about bfing support on this site, i truly hope this time round will be a different experience for me and it works!!! (and saves me money lol). has anyone else started milk thistle prior to giving birth to help their milk supply come in on time??

    #6924701

    campimama
    Member

    Lovingmommyof2- It’s unfortunate that dh family is not supportive. In this situation I would talk to your husband and ask that he deal with the questions. Go over as many of the benefits with him as you can. Then if someone asks when you plan on stopping he can jump in with a ‘I’m so proud of my wife for doing this…it’s so great for the baby. Etc’. Get him on board with you. Otherwise, grin and ignore it. Many times you get the grief from people because they didn’t try or couldn’t do it. You are giving your baby the best and don’t let anyone shame or guilt you into stopping.

    #6924957

    EmmaLouLiz
    Member

    Ok here goes. I used to be on this forum all the time. Four months ago my husband was killed in action in Kandahar, Afghanistan. My life has been turned upside down. I had been right in the middle of trying to wean her because we were going to try for another baby on his R & R which would have been this month. I stopped trying to wean her and right now I am struggling with keeping up milk supply. Our daughter is getting a little old to nurse (16 mo) but I have found it comforting to continue with somewhat of a routine that we can share. Should I continue to try and nurse or just let nature take its course and not try to fight it? Thanks ladies

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