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    I think I’ll start doing some Pilates and Yoga at home at night while she sleeps. If nothing else I’ll get toned and flexible. Eventually I’ll start running again. I miss it. It’s such a stress reliever for me. Oh well… soon…@babyknight – we give Alyssa paci’s. We did this specifically so she wouldn’t start sucking on her thumbs… because you can’t take those away! lol. @breenoel – it sounds to me like your bub isn’t getting the flow she wants from you in the afternoons and evenings. you have more milk in the mornings and as the day goes on and she’s eating your body will have less. so it makes sense that she acts that way toward her later feedings. a growth spurt could be part of it also. if you nurse her often, this should increase your supply in a few days. my suggestion is if you are bottlefeeding some of her meals, make sure to use a slowflow nipple with a wide base. you also want to make sure you angle the bottle correctly. the nipple should be full of milk but not tilted any further. all this will make your baby work for her meal so she doesn’t become a lazy eater. you can always do a weigh-feed-weigh to determine how much your bub is eating if you think she’s not getting enough.

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    deeyore486
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    ella15, if baby is just starting to do it after 6.5wks, its not your milk. It is either a bug or something you ate causing issue.

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    deeyore486
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    lilmamamads, I am with you. I love childbirth. Both of my babies were vaginal births without pain meds. This last one was supposed to be without the IV line as well, but I started having some issues so the nurse encouraged it, but then put it in my arm instead of the hand, which was much better. Like you, I try to labor as long as possible at home, but since my babies have both been preterm and have delivered very quickly, I do need to get to the hospital before they come. 🙂 For those wanting to try the VBAC and are good candidates for it, or if you are planning on another baby at all, check out the DVD Laugh and Learn about Childbirth. It is awesome! When my sister was pregnant with her third baby I convinced her to watch it and she was surprised at how much new stuff she learned! She never knew what the drs were talking about when they would talk station or effacement. The nurse also goes through some Lamaze exercises. My sister was all about the Bradley method with her first two, but ended up with epis with both of them. The Epi stalled her labor and she ended up with emergency c-sections with both. After watching the film, she found that Lamaze was a much better option for her, esp because she was trying for a VBAC. Her hubby actually ended up using the breathing techniques during his physical therapy and was amazed at how well it worked!

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    deeyore486
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    The zoo is about 10-15min away and although you can go on surface roads, it is easier to use the highway. She did lose Ayden in the store once already (after being told not to take him)… I just hate always being the bitch with her, esp when I know the kids would love it. ERG! Think I am going to rain check her…the other two kids going are 3 and almost 5, so older than my two. I guess I would feel better if they were a little older and she were a bit more responsible with them. Thanks all!

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    EllasMommy23
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    secondstar- the only advice i would have is to maybe pump the one that is producing less (after baby eats off of it) to try and increase the production in that one. and like you said, i probably wouldn’t pump the one that is making a lot of milk because then it’ll just keep over producing.

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    Katiebear Clementine saw a sppech pathologist due to a poor latch. It was part of a study being done on why a healthy full term baby would have latch issues. Upon doing the testing she had weak muscles on the right side of her mouth and she gave me exercises to do with her mouth. I was also told to prepare for some type of speech impediment.

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    EllasMommy23
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    seub- i’d wait until she wakes up, then give it to her. I see no need to bother her.. unless you think she’d go back to sleep. i know Ella wouldn’t.

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    Bri
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    Casen – Your baby doesn’t seem satified because she is using soooo many calories. She is growing faster then she ever will for the rest of her life. She will double her weight by 6 months and triple by a year. What she is doing by eating often is building your supply to get ready for the next year of breastfeeding. It’s completely normal and nothing to worry about. The problem is moms see formula babies that eat on a strict schedule. It’s easy for moms that do formula because well if baby is hungrier then they just make another ounce or two. We on the other hand have only X supply unless the demand is greater and then it takes a few days to ramp it up. Almost all moms go through what you are. The worry of the ‘unknown’. But your little one seems just fine. If she’s peeing every hour then you are doing an awesome job! Breastfeeding is time consuming but it’ll get better. Alex only eats a handful of times throughout the day. He gulps it down and is ready to play. Don’t worry you are doing great. The moms that do have low supply, which is rare, notice that their baby will wake with a dry diaper in the morning. Or they’ll go all day without a pee. Those are the moms that need to worry….unless their babies are older then that’s supposed to happen. HAHA!

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    Phatbaby he only had 2 injections yesterday, all those things I listed first are in the 1 injection. Don’t think we have the option to get them done seperate.

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    marli
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    Is anyone else completely empty at the end of the day? Quinn has a hard time even getting anything out. Is this normal?

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    EllasMommy23
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    aci- i don’t know why anyone would tell you that. that’s really not nice to get you scared like that. there is no reason you would just dry up out of nowhere. As long as your baby is eating (demand) your body will produce (supply). Supply and demand, just keep demanding of it and you will be surprised what your body will do for you and your baby!

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    deeyore486
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    Claire, my sister had to pump and dump right after having her gallbladder removed, but once the meds from surgery were out of her system, she was free to nurse again.

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    phatbaby57
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    I’m only 5 foot even as well. Never expected to have a big dude. Husbands a little better at 5’10’ but we’re both thin people. My ped is great too! She has never even commented negitively about his height or weight even when he dropped from 50% to 5% for height between checkups. I questioned it and she smiled and asked if I’d looked in the mirror lately! Funny your name means short. My maiden is Long and the running joke all through school was ‘Jessica Long, you sure you don’t mean Short?’ All the teachers thought they were being original.

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    Bri
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    scarlet begonia – Yeah pretty much. If it’s cronic then maybe a chiropractor could help? My sister needed to go to one after birth because my neice through everything out of alignment. I found strengthening the muscles helps a lot. But yes, I know what you mean. I’ll nurse at night in an odd position and wake up sore. HAhA! Or better yet, Alex was migrating towards me last night. Instead of moving him I was on the edge of the bed in one position all night. Silly me.

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    petskies- seriously shut up and go away. You keep making the threats but you got no follow through…be about it don’t just talk about it bitch.

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