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  • #6914993

    Ready4No2
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    Haha phatbaby, I get that too. I try to remind her my boob is still attached and isn’t meant to go that far, but it never helps 🙂

    #6915249

    babybean3
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    Act: I took. Fenugreek and pumped like crazy to build supply but I also had to wean my baby off formula, n did so by having a nursing weekend, where we stayed in our room n nursed all day long all weekend long,it was hard n very tiring but worth it in the end. Good luck sweetie

    #6915505

    1Byfaith
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    divine4ubaby- This is the info that I found on breastfeeding being used as birthcontrol:

    Effectiveness is an important and common concern when choosing a birth control method. Like all birth control methods, breastfeeding is much more effective when you do it correctly.

    Less than 1 out of 100 women who practice continuous breastfeeding perfectly will become pregnant.
    About 2 out of 100 women who use continuous breastfeeding will become pregnant in the first six months if they don’t always practice it correctly.
    Using breastfeeding as birth control can be effective for six months after delivery only if a woman

    does not substitute other foods for a breast milk meal
    feeds her baby at least every four hours during the day and every six hours at night
    has not had a period since she delivered her baby
    Keep in mind that breastfeeding does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. Use a latex or female condom to reduce the risk of infection.

    Also keep in mind that breastfeeding can only be relied on for six months after delivery. By the time your baby is six months old, you should start using another birth control method.

    this is the link that the info came from:
    http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/birth-control/breastfeeding-4219.htm

    #6915761

    1Byfaith
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    Miami-I just started giving my lo a teaspoon of rice cereal mixed with my breast milk. I feed it to him with a spoon. I first gave it to him on yesterday and so far he seems fine. I decided to give it to him now @ 3 1/2 months because he always watches us when we eat and he also ate it right up when I fed it to him. They say if you offer a solid and the baby pushes it back out w/their tongue that could be a sign they are not ready. He started crying when the bowl was empty cause he wanted more~lol. Ultimately it is for each mom to decide. I did not notice him nursing less yesterday but I know that he only had a little. As they eat more solids nursing does normally decrease a bit. I would suggest if your supply is low at night and you need a bit more, try pumping during the night while lo is still asleep.

    #6916017

    Jamiee
    Member

    number2luv – Have you tried making the cereal very thin to start? Like mostly breastmilk with a little cereal in it. Thats how I started my son. It may just be the spoon that takes getting used to because with that much breastmilk the cereal really has no taste. As for juice my son is 15 months old and has never had juice. We tried once or twice but he wanted nothing to do with it he loooves water! No issues here. As for the not taking EBM, it could be that he is anticipating nursing. My son used to refuse his afternoon bottle at daycare and nurse when we got home. I always had them offer it to him but I actually preferred that so he was ready to nurse when we were together. Could be that he is just spacing out his feedings.

    #6916273

    BeckyC
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    Thank you Brennae74 I am going to give that a try! I hope it works as well for me!!

    #6916529

    Bri
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    Most bottle fed babies do drink more, even if that milk is breastmilk. It’s easier to drink with a nipple that just flows then a breast that you need to work for it. Some babies will drink that much on a regular basis. Not that you are doing anything wrong it’s just how some babies are. If their tummies stretch to that size it’s what they’ll want to drink. I probably wouldn’t stop it, unless of course your Ped thinks it’s way too much and baby is getting fat which I doubt.

    #6916785

    Bri
    Member

    PGFirstTimer – I’m sure it can but most of the time it just gets worse.

    #6917041

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    This is not a breastfeeding question, but you guys are more experienced so i’m going to ask here. Anyway. We started solids with Ella at 6 months (she is 7 months now) and she did well with them. We did once a day and moved up to twice. She seemed to really love the peas and sweet potatoes. Well now she is refusing to eat anything. She won’t open her mouth at all, and when she does and i get her to eat she gags on it. She coughs and gags and spits it out, sometimes i wonder if she’s going to actually choke on it. She seems so disgusted, and i don’t know why. I haven’t changed anything. Does she just prefer the boobs? When she refuses to eat the solids she will nurse right after. If she does, i don’t mind. She’s only 7 months so i’m not that worried about it, but it’s still strange that she would just change like that all of a sudden.

    #6917297

    Bri
    Member

    kelley77 – I wouldn’t give up yet!! It might hurt your baby’s throat to suck so hard right now. I’d continue to pump and keep trying to latch him on. Hopefully once he’s well he’ll latch on he hadn’t skipped a beat.

    #6917553

    act004
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    Mom2dom– I had this issue with my first born. He ended up having bloody stool and would scream constantly. I dried eliminating tons of things from my diet and could never find the culprit. Finally, we had to try formula because he was loosing too much weight and still had the same issue. She switched him to soy and he got 10 times worse so I myself switched him to hypoallergenic. He was a completely different baby. When he started solids, he had a severe reaction to green beans and peas. Apparently he had a legume allergy which is the family that soy falls into. We didn’t realize at the time that just about EVERYTHING has soy of some sort in it. Maybe try finding things that are absolutely soy free and see if that helps. Many foods use soy lecithin as a filler. I am happy to say that he has pretty much out grown this allergy at 2 yrs of age, but he still gets a small rash around his mouth if he eats salad dressing that uses soybean oil and gets diarrhea if he eats straight soybeans, but does fine with the peas and greenbeans. I’m a little afraid to try peanut butter or hummus because they are in the same family

    #6917809

    shiz
    Member

    Mummy-i have one thats the same way. On average its like 1/3 less than its counter part. Pumping tips-check this site out..its wonderful!!!
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/bf-links-pumps.html#tips
    Hope some of these tips help. I roll nipples before i start and then message and compress while pumping. And about your GF…I know nothing about that and wow is all i can say. I give you Kudo’s for getting thru each day! Keep up the good work mama! And about your lo being fussy…as there lastnight too. Must have been in the air.
    Cmmbear-good job! I have recently started the co-sleeping (kinda) and my supply jumped like crazy!
    Amorgan-kudos to you for getting up in the middle of the night. I did that until last month and decided to quit..now i pump after Bailey eats in the morning and it gives me that extra few oz…but mine is to donate…but seriously-kudos hun!

    #6918065

    Bri
    Member

    didderty – You can but it just takes longer. Because it is an infection it can also be dangerous. If your fever gets too high for too long then you could end up in the hospital. The meds they give you for mastitis is safe for baby. I’m a complete naturalist but I have taken the drugs for mastisis.

    #6918321

    doublemama
    Member

    iud’s are 99.4% effective, so u would have a less then 1% chance of getting pregnant, those that do are usually the one’s whose IUDs fell out without them realizing it. the doc explains how to check to make sure it hasnt fallen out, and i just had an ultrasound and u can c where it is positioned. the chance of an ectopic pregnancy is also very low, not much different then the chance of those without an IUD having an ectopic pregnancy. My plan is though, when i do get my cycles back to just be careful around the time im ovulating just to be on the ‘safe’ side.

    #6918577

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    Lisa59- first of all, good luck TTC! Second. There are products that can help pull your nipples out. Deeyore (I think) mentioned them a couple of pages back. There are nipple shields, which worked for me, but there are also different ones that pull the nipple out while LO isn’t on the breast, which is good.

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