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  • #6916263

    phatbaby57
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    a little late to the party but I got your back god-iva!

    #6916519

    Bri
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    lorelaismom – I know your MIL meant well but water can kill a newborn! Seriously, when my first was young there was a mom who lost her baby in Florida because she was diluting the formula to save money. The baby wasn’t getting the nutrients he needed and had a water over load. It was really sad. Please let your mom know that she needs to call when she’s low or if she can bring baby in to feed. As for you building a supply to hold your baby over. Try fermented Oatmeal. It works wonders. I need to go out and get some to build my supply back up from being sick. Ugh!

    #6916775

    phatbaby57
    Member

    bri-just curious how did you make the bed transition for your first. my kid is killing me and i think it’s b/c he sleeps right next to the food source. he still snacks at 8 months old in the middle of the night. He’s up nearly every two hours (sometimes sooner, rarely any longer) wanting to eat. I’m one very sleep deprived momma.

    #6917031

    Wyattsmommy
    Member

    I have a question…again lol ok so I have a hand pump but I seem to get more out faster if I do it by myself without the pump am I using it wrong? seems like I should get more out if I do use the pump its a medela brand …also when should I pump I dont want to be empty when he is hungry………….I never thought BF could be so rewarding feeling I fall in love even more with him everytime he eats…..he’s happy and im happy im so glad I am able to do it!

    #6917287

    Bri
    Member

    mommydiana – I think so? I think some women get tender breasts when they are menstrating. I’m not one of them though so I can’t be sure.

    #6917543

    phatbaby57
    Member

    I have shingles again. The doctor asked if I could stop nursing long enough to go on steroids. Uh no. The sad part to me…she had mentioned before the exam having a baby close to mine’s age. To me that means, her a medical professional is not breastfeeding and either never did or only did for a very short period of time. How can you know what is best and do the opposite?

    #6917799

    deeyore486
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    dollybird, the constant nursing is very normal. Nipple shields will help baby latch on, but they wont solve the problem of the flat nipples. I would suggest that you look into either nipple shells or the latch assist. Medela makes two different kinds of nipple shells. One just helps heal the nipples, the other helps draw out the flat or inverted nipples while also letting them heal. The latch assist is put out by Lansinoh. I heard that they were awesome, but I never saw one until recently. My sister ended up picking one up to use with her son. It uses suction to quickly draw out the nipple before baby latches. I think that I would try one of those options before I tried the nipple shield.

    #6918055

    dominique23
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    momothree-i use one from the first years- just a nipple butter that is lanolin -free. i got it at target it came in a lil pack that had cooling gel pads with it, it was 15 dollars for the set. i havent seen just that cream by itself though. im sure you could prob find it online somewhere, just type in lanlion-free nipple butter should turn up some results.

    #6918311

    kamo2
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    Hello ladies… I’m new here.. Just had my third and final child on Jan 18.. I’m breastfeeding which I did with my other two.. I just hope it goes better this time. With my other two I worked and couldn’t keep up with pumping and nursing and working( they got at least 4weeks).. Now I’m a stay at home mom and it seems like it is going a lot better and plan to nurse as long as possible..I got a lot from the week by week when I was preg and hope I get the same here..

    #6918567

    Bri
    Member

    Sassy Lu – Everything you are saying is normal for 12days. You are going to have to feed all the time. Sometimes he’ll seem full for like a 10 minutes and need to go back to the breast. It’s why we all say it’s a lot of work in the beginning. Also, a lot of women produce more on one side or their baby prefers one side. Somedays Alex will screaming bloody murder if he is stuck on my left. I change him to the right and he’s fine. Also, remember that what you pump is not an indication of how much you make. Your baby gets more out then the best pump ever will.

    #6918823

    i weaned my son at 5 months and he took to it really well. I know some people who weaned at 4 months and they struggled to get the baby to eat. I think the closer you are able to make it to 6 months the better. I wanted to make it to 6 months but my son was ready before. Not surprising considering he was a very big baby and was over the 99 th centile for his size.

    #6919079

    EllasMommy23
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    scarlet- there aren’t directions for fermenting because that’s not how it’s normally eaten. I’m not familiar with the brand that you’re using, so i don’t know if it’s any different from what i use. I use quaker oats old fashioned oats. I can’t imagine that they are much different. I use half a cup oats to half a cup water, and leave them overnight (or 7 ish hours). Then i just microwave them to how hot i want to eat them. They’re already soft from fermenting, so they don’t need to be ‘cooked’. I just warm them to my preference, add honey and eat. That’s it. It’s very easy. And i just make my next bowl as i’m using the other one, so there’s always one there.

    #6919335

    scarlett- I almost named clementine scarett my next on will probably be scarlett…anyway i feel you on the losing weight Ive only got 6 pounds till I hit my pp weight but it’s been very difficult. I was doing weight watchers and got all these extra points and still went to bed so freaking hungry. it was making me crazy. I just need to find a balance but thats been eluding me. I did drop to an all time low nursing my son but that was after 2 years.

    #6919591

    aprilrose
    Participant

    At 6 weeks old is there really any such thing as ‘comfort nursing’? How will I know the difference and why does everyone think it’s such a bad thing? After starting off on bottles for the first month and successfully switching to bf if my son wants the breast I’m going to give it to him…we’re making up for lost time! Plus, I assume he’s wanting to nurse so much today because of a growth spurt.

    #6919847

    JustTheBaker
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    noah, you can’t really stop it, but he will grow into it, and it won’t bother him so much. It may take a while, depending how overactive your letdown is. Funny story – the other day I was feeding Braeden and he let go just before my let-down started, to look at me. Then my milk let down and started squirting all over him, his hair, his eyes, in his mouth, he just thought it was hilarious, started laughing and trying to catch it in his mouth! lol

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