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    seuban0
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    dollybird- my lo is 10 weeks old tomorrow. I first clicked on this page when I was in an exhausted panic because Zoey wouldn’t stop nursing. 9 hours, once. If I took her away, she cried. The ladies her assured me that it’s normal, so I’ll do the same for you. It’s normal! It’s exhausting and gets worse before it gets better but will start getting better at two or three weeks. Hang in there until then. Master the art of feeding while laying down. I watched a 5 season long tv series I had always wanted to see. But know it’s what creates that bond between you and you l.o. and also, what helps establish your supply. Even though two more weeks can seem long…they’re kinda like childbirth. You make it through it and, looking back, it’s no where near as stressful and painful as you remembered. Good luck! It gets better!

    #6918052

    Bri
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    mandarae – I always get this in the grocery and I hate hearing it but you really do have your hands full! When I was first pregnant with Alex we thought he was two…nope just a big big boy! I had a bunch of images running through my mine. I couldn’t handle my son and twins. So, I’m very thankful that Alex is just one. I can understand you feeling overwhelmed and wanting to get your baby to use the bottle. My first son had no problems with the bottle. Alex has never had one. I don’t think I’m going to introduce it either. Once he’s older I’ll start giving him a cup. I’m with him 24/7 so I don’t mind. But, for you, I would just keep trying. Try a different bottle. My sister went through several before landing on one that her son would drink from. Also, I’m sure you know, try getting someone else to feed the bottle. Sometimes they just have this thought, ‘why give me this artificial thing when the tap is right there?’ HAHA! Good Luck!

    #6918308

    AshleyRae
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    Thank you everyone, I reallllly appreciate all your input!! I’m definitely going to keep trying to get him to latch as I do love the bonding time. And I agree that maybe when he gets a little older/bigger/stronger, that will make a difference. Also, thank you seuban!! I’m very fond of him myself! I need to put up more pictures. I cannot believe that he’s a week old!!

    #6918564

    mereandgirl
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    And to comment on an earlier topic, I totally agree with you women. I almost feel like other women are belittling all of my hard work when they give me an excuse for not breastfeeding. I’ve gone through a lot of pain, tears, and frustration to get to this point, and didn’t give up. Why can’t they just say, ‘Wow, that’s really cool that you stuck it out and were able to bf. I wasn’t strong enough (or whatever) to stick it out. Congrats!’ I don’t know, I’m silly for wanting that recognition, but I can’t help it. It’s not easy, and I do work through a lot of problems, still, to this day.

    #6918820

    Bri
    Member

    seuban0 – Isn’t it part of motherhood to have your baby depend on you? Babies are helpless little creatures, therefore, they need to that dependance. She’ll sleep when she needs to. As for six months, that is a good goal when a year or two seems sooo far away. But honeslty, why introduce formula when you don’t have too. My husband loves breastfeeding because of how cheap it is and no work for him. HAHA! Also, even if you decide to spoon feed your baby, I’d do research about not offereing it until 6 months. Their tummies just aren’t ready at 4.

    #6919076

    The instructions on the oats I have do not say to ferment. Just to boil. Do I ferment them, then boil them? Also, how much water should I use to soak them? They are steel cut oats….

    #6919332

    Ready4No2
    Member

    Just to add to the SNS discussion, I actually used one, thanks to my wonderful midwife. At 1 week, DD was at 9.7% weight loss and obviously not nursing well enough, so she set us up with one and by 3 weeks we had passed birth weight and were well on our way with BFing. I’m SO thankful I was shown the SNS system and encourage anyone experiencing supply issues to look into it. In our case we supplemented 1 ounce of formula before discovering what formula poop smelled like and then I was able to thankfully hand express enough to supplement after that. And… Enough rambling, good luck!

    #6919588

    sarahjk
    Member

    having trouble expressing, nothing coming out any tips????

    #6919844

    Just got back from Johns 4 month check and and his doctor said I should start feeding him foods…. I thought you don’t start until 6 months? Am I wrong have things changed i nthe past 6 years?

    #6920100

    katjak7
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    emilees3babes – I am right there with you! Savannah is 1 and I am yet to leave her to go out on the town too. If we had family near us that would watch her for a few hours then I would maybe entertain the idea. However, even at that, I would worry about the drinking the whole time and so it wouldn’t be worth it! I mean I can have a glass of red wine or a corona once in a while and obviously be ok, but I’m not going to leave her with a stranger (to the baby) to do that, God nevermind at 2 weeks! Also, yeah why did that lady contradict herself like that? If she did nurse for a long time then she should be proud of it and not say the ‘popular’ thing to stop when the teeth come in. That is just weird!

    #6920356

    Bri
    Member

    So lots of reading today! HAHA! Here’s another article that talks about formula being more dangerous then we all know. It enforces why I believe I (we) need to educate as many people as well can on this subject….http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=1045

    #6920612

    Casen
    Member

    I don’t understand why supply is lowest in the evening, because that’s when my DD is the hungriest. During the day, my supply is plenty enough to meet the demand. Sometimes she doesn’t even feed from both sides. But in the evening (last 2 feeds before bed), my boobs are noticeably less full, and she’s starving! She drains what is there in a few minutes, so we end up with marathon feeding sessions where I have to keep switching her back and forth. It’s been like that for the past week (she’s 8 weeks old now). I thought the supply would increase in the evening to meet her hunger, but it’s not happening so far…sigh.

    #6920868

    JustTheBaker
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    it never occurred to me that pesticides would go to breastmilk… makes me wonder what I’ve eaten that’s no good! I practically live off strawberries in the summer, and I can’t afford to buy organic strawberries! 🙁

    #6921124

    Bri
    Member

    Talking about ‘little girl’ thinking. I know this about me but I love how I thought this when I was little. My grandma died when I was 4. I remember thinking this. The last time I saw her was at my house. She had flown over the mountains to visit since she didn’t drive. Well, I remember taking her to the airport and saw her get on the plane. That was the last time. In my little baby mind I thought she had gotten on the airplane to fly up to Heaven since she died a couple months later. How sad and cute!

    #6921380

    Bri
    Member

    styx – Alex is wearing his below. Baltic Amber has Analgesic & anti-inflammatory effect. Totally safe for children. The oils leeches into the skin and helps with teething. Alex wore his all day today and never cried. I’m amazed! It has a breakaway on it so he can’t hurt himself. At night I put it on his ankle so there isn’t any concern there. I’d leave it on his ankle but he fusses with it there and it comes off. HAHA! Totally cute too! You can find a couple different colors. I went for this one cause it’s smooth and comfortable.

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