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    phatbaby57
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    i’m pretty sure if they had held my baby from me i would’ve gone to jail. i gave birth at a birthing center so we were encouraged to latch right away and they have no nursery so we roomed in for the six hours we were there after birth. then we went home and i was in charge. a little daunting at first but i loved it and actually by six hours me and hubby were more than ready to leave and go home and relax. i don’t know how you hospital ladies make it the 24 hours or longer.

    #6920977

    Bri
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    jepica19 – That’s good but it’s probably just age. They start to get better and then a growth spurt happens and pow! HAHA! Formula sits in the tummy, it’s harder to digest so I could understand why they would go longer. But, adding that extra ounce can be damaging to your breastfeeding relationship. By not feeding every couple of hours, when your supply and your baby isn’t ready it can damage the supply and demand chain and then you may run into troubles. I would forgo the formula if I were you. It will help in the long run in getting enough breastmilk into your baby.

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    I’m hoping I wont have to pump at all, I am hoping to build up a supply for him. How long does milk last in the freezer, I’ll do the taste test first to make sure it doesn’t have the lipase (sp) taste to it.

    #6921489

    deeyore486
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    megs, hopefully you will find that it is something that can easily be fixed, like your thyroid. I have hypothyroid issues and just take a supplement (synthroid) once a day. Keeps things going and I can tell by my attitude and supply when it is starting to go low again. I haven’t been able to get my RX filled and haven’t taken any for two weeks and we are all paying for it now!

    #6921745

    Tunny904
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    Krystaldawn: my LO is 9 months old and usually does that during the afternoon feedings where she is less interested and likes to play. But she eats with literally the tip of my nipple in her mouth. She’ll start with her head buried in my breast then slowly pull back til she is at the edge of it, she’ll pop off and start it all over again. Guess it’s a fun game for her! I don’t like it either, but have gotten used to it.

    #6922001

    JessieDee
    Member

    oops i meant dayhome 3 times this week…

    #6922257

    Rachelsbaby
    Member

    Bri we turned my son at 11 months because he was just too big. He was no longer happy being squished. And really where is a 4 year old going to put thier legs??? Not really sure what the powers are thinking on that one : )

    #6922513

    Tblue
    Member

    I have a question, which one do you ladies prefer to use while feeding your LO’s a boppy or my brest friend I’m trying to decide which one to order.

    #6922769

    Bri
    Member

    petskies – You know I tried to be completely friendly with the ladies there but when someone asks a question and you answer it honestly then they shouldn’t bash you. I’ve seen a million breastfeeding moms ask a question and have them shot down and told they weren’t doing what is right for their child. It seems to me that more often then not those on the month to month pages gang up on those that have done their research and and can back up what they say. On my page for example there were ladies that said the benefits of breastfeeding were just myths, completely made up. I’m sorry but I need to say something because there are people here that would believe that nonsense. Some people just don’t know. I want to educate people. I know I learned a lot from this site and hope to help others out. It’s not judging them by answering someones questions or asking one yourself. I guess I’ve been jaded by it and it comes across as judgemental when it’s truly just frustration.

    #6923025

    Alyssa’s 6mo checkup is today. I’m so nervous. 🙁

    #6923281

    KaraG
    Member

    EllasMommy—-so glad someone else can sympathize with me. Not glad that you are dealing with it too though. Her Daddy is the same way and is very much a snacker and I already see her taking that turn. It really sucks. He is not considering her best interest in the matter and that is really sad. I am seriously considering moving out but staying close by so that they still see each other as often as possible. And of course it is not over this issue. This is just the icing on the cake. He actually didn’t help with my nursing issues either. He would feed her a bottle in the middle of the night instead of waking me, if I didn’t wake. But we are having other more serious problems. Funny, he thinks I am looking for an excuse to leave when really I am looking for any excuse to stay.

    #6923537

    chellebob – I cut my calories down to what a person of my age, size and weight goal should be consuming while nursing and trying to lose weight (about 1500-1700 calories/day). I lost about 8lbs in a few weeks and then hit a plateau, however it did hurt my supply in the end. I wasn’t ‘dieting’ perse… I was only eating healthy and counting calories. Running did the same thing to me since it burns calories that I should otherwise be storing. Anything I do affects my supply. I’ve even noticed that the times I don’t eat because I’m not hungry will affect my supply. It really stinks. So for now, these extra 15lbs will be with me. At least for another 5.5 months. lol.

    #6923793

    deeyore486
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    jessicalynn21, I just checked out some of the pics on your page and you have GORGEOUS coloring!!! (The kids are cute too! LOL)

    #6924049

    Bri
    Member

    mommysprice – I got thrush without my son getting it before. I got on meds and she also gave me an ointment to use. It doesn’t have a name because it was specially mixed for me at a compound pharm. It was wonderful! I still have it. I know things like that expire but I think it’s more that it becomes less potent. I’ve used it in the beginning with my second son. If things don’t start getting better I’d ask your doctor for something. Even a lidocaine cream could help dull the pain while you heal. Of course the ointment and lidocaine have to wash off completely before feeding. Muprincin (sp?) is another prescription that can be fed with it on. I had that in the beginning because my son was tongue-tied and when I got it clipped the doctor gave it to me. It’s an anti-biotic and helped heal faster. I think if you have neosporin it should help. But I’d wipe that off too before feeding because of the taste. Just be sure to continue your meds and keep your nipples clean.

    #6924305

    Chellebob
    Member

    Has anyone ever tried a`nipple shield?

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