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    my LO went through a phase where he would latch on for a minute then stopped…i tried different positions and that worked for us…

    #6917278

    horseygal
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    My girl is turning one on april 1st, and we still nurse. Planning on nursing until she self weans. You have to teach them not to bite. She bit me once and I yelled out loud. That made her cry. But I took her off and said ‘all done.’ I then fed her again in about five minutes. After a couple of minutes she started to gently nibble at me. I started laughing because it was so funny that she was testing me, she started laughing too. I took her off and we started playing. Some people say yelling is bad. Mine was pure instinctual, she actually drew blood on me. But, she learned instantly that it was not okay.

    #6917534

    Bri
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    jessicalynn21 – I used plain old condems. I got pregnant when my son was 17months. I didn’t want anything that had to be taken out by the doctor. I don’t trust pills either. I conceived my first son while on it.

    #6917790

    Katymom
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    PS. For you ladies using the gentian violet…we also tried it for the thrush, I put it on my and my LO…his mouth looked like it was clearing up, but we never actually got rid of it, the Diflucan was the only thing that would work for us 🙁

    #6918046

    Bri
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    mybabysuprise – First I would check your pools rules. Once my mom’s pool opens I’ll be taking the boys there but here the local pool is different. They don’t allow babies under 6months in it. As for losing milk, don’t worry. You would only lose it if you are stimulated and start a letdown. Water won’t go inside either. As for nursing in the pool. I do at my mom’s house and our tub but I don’t in public pools. I’ve heard horror stories about moms being asked to leave because of it. I just nurse on the side lines at the public pools, not in the water. As for hot tubs, I would becareful about taking Mason inside those. They tend to be way way too hot for the little guys’ skin. Also, about diapers. You can get swim diapers at the store but a lot of public pools are asking for those plus the tight covers that you can buy. I’d look to see what their rules are. Anyways, if you are able to take Mason in then that’s great! I want to get Chris back to the pool but haven’t because I can’t take Alex in. We went once after he was born but since I was still bleeding I sat on the sidelines with Alex while my husband took Chris in the water. I guess I would need his help when we are able to go back as well because I just don’t have enough hands for both boys in the water.

    #6918302

    Bri
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    My in laws are in Silverdale. My FIL was the chief supply officer at the shipyard for years and years before retirement. That’s so funny! styx, I have a lot of family in Tacoma from my dad’s side. They’ve been there for well over a hundred years.

    #6918558

    deeyore486
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    tiffado, I just replied to your post on the 0mo pg. 🙂

    #6918814

    phatbaby57
    Member

    Okay perhaps I belong in special school but for some reason all that is showing is the link and I’m pretty sure i’m doing what i’m suppose to. will someone please walk me through this one more time.

    #6919070

    EllasMommy23
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    Bri- i totally agree. I really wonder if there will even be a world for Ella to live in. it really freaks me out.

    #6919326

    LaIslaBonita
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    Ljsmami87 I would suggest using a medela supplemental nursing system. Its about 50 bucks you could find it online on amazon, ebay… I think some targets have it. Its a little bag you put around your neck and has a small tube that goes out from it and you put it next to your nipple and the baby latches on as if he/she is feeding from your breast but theyre getting formula from the bag around your neck. This way she stimulates your nipples, doesnt forget how to latch, and she doesnt get frustrated because she is getting plenty to eat. Just rememeber to pump often after feedings because that you need to tell your body it needs to produce more. Good luck!!

    #6919582

    EllasMommy23
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    illy- if your baby is eating every 4 hours, i’d give the first breast and offer the second. if baby doesn’t take that breast, at the next feeding i’d start with the breast you didn’t lose last time. since the feedings are spaced out like that, you might end up feeding off of one boob all day if you just keep offering the one that they already took! hahah So i’d giveLEFT, offer RIGHT. then start with RIGHT the next time. That way your body will adjust. And eventually your baby will start to take more and you will begin to use both at every feeding. That’s when I would start to use the rule. Like feed off the LEFT and then the RIGHT, and then start with the RIGHT the next feeding. Sorry if this is confusing.

    #6919838

    Bri
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    ZoesmomtoB – Your daughter sounds a lot like my first. He was larger though. But he did not have a suck reflex. I tried everything and now know what I did wrong with latching. Is she now latching on? I ask because if she is then I would just do a nursing marathon. Just keep her latched on as much as she liked. Don’t suppliment unless you have to, just latch her on for however long she wants and let her nurse constantly. If she isn’t latching on then you need to pump around the clock. You can use fenugreek (about 15caplets a day), drink Mother’s Milk Tea, eat almonds, fermented oatmeal and sticky rice. Along with a healthy diet. There are also meds you can take to increase milk but I recommend those as least resort. If she isn’t latching just keep trying. My first took over two months to latch on but once he did he nursed for 22months. Don’t feel like a failure. Many first time moms have problems. Just keep working on it. It’ll happen. I always say it’s hard when you have two rookies going at it. Neither of you really knows what to do. Get help from lacatation consultants and nurse nurse nurse. Also, how much pump is not accurate on how much you produce. The pump just can’t get everything out like a baby can. The best way to tell how much she’s eating is to weigh her before (with an infant scale) and then after a feed. Just keep going and you’ll make it!

    #6920094

    Bri
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    lovingmommyof2 – It is completely normal to have several poos a day. After a while it’ll lessen up. At a few months it’s completely normal for a baby to poo daily or once a week. What I would be a little concerned about is the color. It could be just because your baby is only 6 days old but if your baby seems fussy and I would check with a LC in your area. It could be a hinde-foremilk imbalance. If baby doesn’t get enough hindemilk s/he could start to lose weight. But again, it could be completely normal. Just watch it and make sure your baby is still gaining! Congrats for breastfeeding. It really is the best start you can give your child.

    #6920350

    styx
    Member

    that was a pretty awesome article lol…I would love to get that hat for my hub too he would sport it totally…i can say for me its gotten way harder to keep up the house with 2 kids but I have always been bad at keeping up the house…The hub is on swing shift now which is nice becuase he gets more face time with the kids but of course its during the day so its happy face time…not night when my 2 year old melts down and fights sleep lol and by the time they are both in bed I dont want to do ANYTHING lol I couldnt imagine being at work though away from my babies I have so much respect for working mommies esp ones that pump so those babies can still get mommies moo

    #6920606

    The charts you get given in your little yellow book in the UK are either the breast fed one or the bottle fed one depending on what you are doing.

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