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  • #6917377

    seuban0
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    act – that’s exactly how I sleep with my little one. She’s 6 weeks old and I’ve never even come close to rolling over on her or anything. Since she’s in the nook of my arm, she is right there when she wants to feed and it would be really hard to actually roll over on her without realizing. I feel like it’s bonded us even more. Often, I’ll sleep topless (it’s just me and her, most of the time. her dad has his own place even though we’re together) and have her in only a diaper since our body heat tends to get her just warm enough. That skin to skin contact is great for both of us. She sleeps so well and often will nurse with me barely waking up. Makes for a well rested mommy and a happy baby!

    #6917633

    babyblue1
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    Cosmomama-I had a very fast letdown early on which caused my girl to de-latch but when my milk further established itself the problem went away. I also think my LO sort of figured out a suckling strategy to deal with it over time. Right now it’s frustrating I know…could you pump a little out first so it all doesn’t rush out at once? I have also heard that nipple shields can help slow the flow.

    #6917889

    babybean3
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    I gave her my opinion and advice which is if she was gna.try it to at least wait till her baby was older,I told her I Dnt let my son CIO and he’s 4 months. And he’s a secure adjusted baby with less separation anxiety bc he knows o won’t abandon him. We even co slept n still do a lil. I hope she takes my advice

    #6918145

    babybean3
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    Do ant of you nurse through your child getting shots? Is it helpful to baby?

    #6918401

    act004
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    okay ladies I have a huge bummer!! I haven’t been able to pump any milk for the last week, little one won’t latch well and when she does, I don’t feel any let down, no fullness what so ever to my breast, and I start my cycle for the first time at 4 months pp. My grandmother says hers did the same thing when she breastfed, but my mom didn’t breast feed, and my sisters milk never came in. I have read that there can be a genetic link to prolactin deficiency. I have tried all the herbal remedies, the oatmeal, and I had rented the hospital grade pump for the first 2 months to ensure my supply came in. Any suggestions!! I thought maybe it could be stress since it started to decrease after returning to work, and now school is back in session as well

    #6918657

    JustTheBaker
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    Not breast feeding related but I just wanted to share an awesome video of daddy playing with Braeden. Please take a look! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGGYCOJCGac

    #6918913

    EllasMommy23
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    nic- i only have Ella, so i don’t know how it would be to have two. But i have heard of people who have special toys that are only for when the baby is nursing. Really fun ones, so that the older child almost looks forward to this. Also, you could try to read during nursing sessions, which is a pretty quiet thing. At least not startling to the 3 week old. So you are spending quality time with the older one, but also with the little one! Like i said, i don’t have 2, but just some ideas.

    #6919169

    alugo
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    mommiekayla – those little bumps are probably always going to be there even if you developed them later – they are glands that secrete a substance to help lubricate when you breastfeed – your body uses them too while not pregnant but for another reason that i can’t think of right now – I learned about them last semester 🙂

    #6919425

    gonnab4
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    My LO is 4 days old, my milk came in yesterday, but he’s eating every hour or so for 30 minutes at a time. He’s a pro latcher, but will lay with the nipple in his mouth without sucking for a few minutes at a time before nursing again. He’s having a good amount of wet/dirty diapers so I think he’s getting enough to eat now. Anything I can do to speed feeding time up? Or will it begin to be quicker once we get better at it?

    #6919681

    BabyJames
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    Hi Ladies 🙂 quick question i have been EBF for almost 6 months and this is my first child, today was the first time i had ever felt a let down and it made me feel ill? I almost felt like i wanted to throw up and felt really odd for the entire time the let down was happening. Is that really strange or has anyone have any idea why after 6 months would i now start to feel it or feel sick? Has not happened again since.

    #6919937

    doublemama
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    http://www.who.int/features/qa/21/en/index.html ELLASMOMMY, u can refer her to the world health organization. and their stance on solid. starting solidd at 6 months with mashed foods and continuing with the mashed foods for 6-8 months. 9-11 months, foods baby can pick up, and so on (the chart gives more details). the world health organization puts alot of research into their recommendation so u can let your friend know that following their guidelines is probably their safest bet!

    #6920193

    Bri
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    Styx, gotta make some today. It is so darn hot. Playgroup was at a park at 10am. We ran around for an hour and moved it to the McD’s playland. Air conditioned and I could sit and watch him get lost in the tunnels. HAHA! We’re trying to nap right now. I’ve had to move our chinchillas into my room with an a/c unit. Alex is asleep but Chris won’t. Tried to get him to lay down with Alex and I but he wouldn’t. His own room is way too hot right now. So he’s up ‘fixing’ one of Dad’s computers. As long as he doesn’t break the hard drive which actually has stuff on it then I’m fine! HAHA! At least it’s been cooling down in the evenings. I’m sure tonight will be fun. Alex has some shots today. At least I get to see how big he really is. gotta love seeing the growth.

    #6920449

    Bri
    Member

    marli – Congrats on the new little one. I wouldn’t worry about supply. Sounds like you are doing great. If you are getting plenty of full diapers and your baby is growing then she’s getting enough. Some babies eat in 5 minutes while others take an hour. Some babies need to eat more often as well. At such a young age they are going through sooo many growth spurts that it is entirely possible for her to eat every few hours one day and want to nurse every half hour the next. As for needing to be bounced. It could be that her tummy is gassy and the bouncing makes her feel good. It could be that she just likes the feeling. She’s been inside you for 9-10months. She was getting walked around constantly and now people expect them to lay still. Not going to happen in most cases. HAHA! Keep up the good work.

    #6920705

    seuban0
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    Bouza – we resumed at six weeks. It was a bit sore the first time, but no problems after that. I keep a top on during sex because that’s the ONLY time I leak. Good luck! Some women are able to resume at six weeks, others have no interest for months.

    Jessica – That was Zoey around 3 1/2 months. Turns out, she was teething. I swore something was wrong with her but it got better after about a week. Good luck.

    #6920961

    deeyore486
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    We are looking at maybe trying for another baby here an a couple of months. Zach will be a year in two weeks (so not ready for that!) and his brother will be three in February. We want another summer baby so combining that with my tending to deliver early we are going to start trying in October.

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