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  • #6917300

    T3POandR2D2
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    lilbit9729 – Is there a reason you think you don’t have enough milk for your baby? Supplementing with formula will just cause a more dramatic drop in supply.

    #6917556

    babyblue1
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    Hi girls. Anyone that BFs on demand notice an increase in nursing around your LO’s 11 month mark? My LO was sort of slowing down a bit on the nursing as she started eating more solids, but now seems to be picking up again. Well, now that i think of it, the feedings are mainly at night. For a little while she really didn’t care to nurse during the night, but now she will wake up 4+ times a night. ANd she chugs it! Makes me think it’s not just comfort nursing. She does nurse about 5 – 6 times in the day too. she also has 3 small meals of solids a day. Maybe she’s just a bottomless pit?Lol! just curious to hear if others have experienced this.

    #6917812

    Bri
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    Lawsons Mom – Oh honey, don’t give up. It may be a little embarrassing but be proud that you are working hard for your little girl. I guess if that note isn’t working then I’d write something like ‘BREASTPUMPING IN PROGRESS!!! HAHA! The word breast might get some guys attention.

    #6918068

    MamaRancourt
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    I work at a nursing home, so it was kinda hard to find a place where people weren’t coming in and out of. My boss told me to go pump in her office, then she forgot her lunch box and ended up coming in anyhow, LOL! Who cares I thought, and she said she nursed all her kids. But I only get two 15min brakes and that’s when it needs to be done. So my med. closet is the quickest sure thing. HAPPY PUMPING TO ALL!

    #6918324

    styx
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    Lawsons- thats pretty funny 🙂

    #6918580

    HannahKay
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    ? for those of u who r pumping….when u pump do u do it for a certain amount of minutes or until milk no longer is steadily coming? j/w b/c my mom watches haven for 2 hours on fridays while i play ball and sometimes i have to pump. also ? for someone to answer. ive heard both sides…some ppl say a pump does not stimulate ur body to make more milk, some say it does. i dont c how an exclusively pumping mother would b able to keep pumping milk if the first were true but i dont know

    #6918836

    Bri
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    Ahhh Leslie! I’m sorry sweetie. It can take a while. You both need to get fully well and your body has to rebuild. I know it sucks big time. I wish I could help more. Keep doing what you’re doing. You are a great mom!! You are doing all the right things.

    #6919092

    styx
    Member

    2ndtime they gave us antis for the thrush because the nystatin wasnt working we didnt even do the GV danny is 6 weeks old let me see what the antis are diflucan it has worked great its 3ml 1 time a day which is nice and i was using the nystatin cream on my nips for the first couple to make sure the antis worked and we seem to be doing good. I am sorry you can get it to go away make sure your washing your nursing bras A LOT and any binks are getting steralized tons my dr said…I hope it goes away soon 🙂

    #6919348

    LaIslaBonita
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    Breenoel- My DD does the same thing, Let me ask you does your baby start fussing at the same time everyday? Does she seem satisfied after having the bottle or is she still alittle cranky? The reason I ask is sxhe might be a cluster feeder in the evening. By giving her the bottle your stuffing her so her body has to work really hard and if she is doozing off after the bottle it is because of the extra milk she taking in and not that she was hungry but just extreamly cranky. This is refered to in the old days as the ‘witching hours’ in other words cranky time. If she is satisfied by the bottle it could just be your flow is really slow in the evenings. I have that problem, try breast compressions (squeezing thebreast NOT CAUSING PAIN, just pressing) also switch from breast often when flow decreases and she starts getting frustrated switch to the other breast and keep switching if shes still frustrated get up pat her in the butt give it five minutes and then try again. If she is too frustrated give her 2 ounces burp her and breast feed again. Its a ton of work. If you tell me more of what shes doing I can try to see if i can help cause it can also be reflux and babies with reflux love fast flows cause trhier throats always burn and the flow of BM helps.

    #6919604

    JustTheBaker
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    thanks guys, it’s nice to know my baby isn’t the only one! My first never did this… Phatbaby, I will try playing the game with him, and see if it helps. I really hope this passes quickly, DH has little patience as it is, and is getting really frustrated. I’m not impressed to see him yelling at a 4.5 month old, which means I’m having to keep the two of them separated right now :S

    #6919860

    styx
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    #6920116

    lexi101
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    hey ladies I have a question. I want to start pumping and storing milk so that my DH can feed the LO while I’m away or if he wants to give her a bottle for some bonding time. Whats the best time of day to pump? Also should I pump just one breast or both? I’m afraid if I pump both when it comes time to feed the LO wont have enough milk. How long does it take for your milk to build back up after pumping or feeding?

    #6920372

    Bri
    Member

    danilynn – Sounds like you didn’t have much help. Even big breasted and nippled women can breastfeed. I would make sure you talk to a lactation consultant before delivery and then once the baby is born. You may be able to set up an appointment for right after birth or most hospitals have them on staff. Make sure to start getting baby latched on within an hour of birth, quicker if possible. I know sometimes you can’t but even with a section you should be able to start trying within an hour. Good Luck!

    #6920628

    phatbaby57
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    ella-start with frozen veggies. it’s an easy non-perishable way to introduce a variety of veggies into your diet and you want have to worry about them spoiling before you use them. That makes the transition a little less stressful. After that I would probably tackle whole grains. If you really like the white stuff start mixing in whole grain rice and pasta a little at a time. Start by first going 25% healthy / 75% processed. Then move to 50% and 75% and finally take the full plunge and do 100% whole grain. Once you do that transition you won’t ever go back. White breads and pasta and rice feel mushy in my mouth when I eat them now. After I got through whole grains I’d start ading fresh fruit and then veggies and start getting rid of the frozen veggies. (I keep a few frozen in case I don’t feel like getting the cutting board out for dinner. I work full time and I admit there are nights I’m just not in the mood.) The final step is going for the lean meats and getting rid of the processed or high fat meats. Also this is a good time to start mixing in a few vegetarian meals with beans instead of meat. Anyhow, that’s basically how I transitioned and it worked for me. I used to be a picky eater so I feel like I’ve got my mother’s curse with my little pickier eater too.

    #6920884

    Bri
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    Leslie, my milk only lasts 3 days in the fridge too. Never could figure out how to freeze it so when I worked what I pumped on Monday would be given to Chris on Tuesday and so forth. If it was a long weekend I spent time getting good milk for the next day at work. Sucked big time!

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