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  • #6915256

    campimama
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    miami- I would say you are fine! They don’t need alot of sun to get the vit d

    #6915512

    phatbaby57
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    At the same time I’ve also seen babies walking around with juice in the bottle dangling from their teeth. Which by the way kills me.

    #6915768

    Hey everyone. How is everyone doing? Ok this question is for everyone who has 3 month olds right now. Lately my 3 month old baby girl has been sleeping lots and eating very little. For example, i dropped my daughter off at my parents house this morning at around 7:30 in the morning and she hadn’t eaten since probably like 5. Well she slept till about 12:30 in the afternoon when my mom finally had to wake her up and she tried to feed her. At that time she only ate about 2 ounces and didn’t want anymore and fell back to sleep. She then woke up again at 3:30 and ate some more. She didn’t have a bowel movement all day until about 4 when she finally went and it was very liquidy and greenish yellow. It wasn’t like her norm. Also it smelled which isn’t normally like her other bowel movements. Yesterday I went to work, she ate about 5 or so in the morning and didn’t eat again till about 1:30 in the afternoon cause she was sleeping the whole time. Is this normal? Or should I be concerned. How are your babies eating at 3 months? sorry this is so long.

    #6916024

    arinfirsttimemom
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    Hey ladies I just wanted to let you know about a promotion on http://www.uddercovers.com they are giving away free nursing covers when you enter the promotion code ‘Christmas’. You just pay $8.95 shipping and they accept paypal. I ordered a couple a few months ago and this is a great deal

    #6916280

    So I have spent the afternoon reading up on the fenugreek and blessed thisle capsules. I have been doing the teas which apparently don’t work any where close to as well and if the capsules do work it should only take 2 – 4 days to see a major difference. So I am going to go to the store in the am and see if they work for me. If not then oatmeal water will be next. Thanks for your advice ladies. It’s hard sometimes. Everyone around me looks at me as if I am an alien when I tell them that I am still bf and that I prefer to offer my bm before giving in to formula. I have had a lot of people ask my why I even bother with bf. So being able to see your comments and knowing that I am not the only one fighting to do this for their child really makes me feel great. So thanks again.

    #6916536

    mommynwifey5
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    ~*Yeah the best thing I had learned about a baby that eats every hour or so is to stop looking at the clock! Listen to your baby! It is soooo much easier that way! My son eat every 1-3 hours around the clock even at night during the day tho about every 1-2 hours and at night more like every 2-3 hours! He also only eats for 10 mins on one breast!!!! When he 1st starts you can here it a mile away it seems lmao!! Hubby wants talks about how fast he drinks haha That lasts about the 1st 5 mins then you can hardly hear it the hide milk doesn’t come out as fast also his sucking picks back up when my milk lets down so its liek this 1st 5 mins hes loud and sucking fast then about 3-4 mins you cant hear it and he’s about to fall asleep then I’ll have a let down and for about 2-3 mins it’s fast again and when that’s done he pulls off LMAO! There are times when he will stay on longer just for comfort but I don’t mind much as he eats fast!!!

    #6916792

    HannahKay
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    my baby will be a week old tomorrow. is it normal to be very emotional? i feel like crying over everything and bf is wearing me out but i cant stand the thought of a bottle. i feel like a horrible mother!!!

    #6917048

    T3POandR2D2
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    Ladykilla – I wouldn’t worry AT ALL. My son is still nursing and he is almost 16 months, I have never been able to pump. A pump is never a good indicator of how much you produce, as it doesn’t get as much milk out as a baby can. You’re producing just the right amount for your baby.

    #6917304

    horseygal
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    For those of you who feel like your baby is not getting enough while nursing alone, there is another option other than formula. Your baby does not have to get 5 or 6 ounces at a time. If you only produce 3, so be it. Just feed again in an hour or so. It’s the total number of calories over the course of the day that matters, not the amount at any given time. so what if baby doesn’t end up fat and full at each feeding, you’re probably teaching healthier eating habits! My Lo has not had a drop of formula. She is eleven months. When I pump I usually get 4-5 ounces combined. She gets two four-five ounce bottles of breastmilk and one of carrot juice during the day. Plus her food and snacks. In the evening, at night and on weekends she makes up for it. I think people focus way to much on the amount. If your baby is gaining, it’s all good. Back in the day no one knew how much milk they produced. BTW, my girl is 24 pounds, and more rolls than a bakery:)

    #6917560

    deeyore486
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    For the momma’s who are exclusively pumping…take a look at this video if you can. I know it shows the woman being massaged by her LC, but you can pump one side at a time while massaging the breast.

    http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html

    #6917816

    Bri
    Member

    *wyatts*mommy* – Even after your supply evens out he’ll be going through drastic growth spurts and during those times you’ll notice him eating more often. It’s a good thing and eventually you’ll make more for him and he’ll eat less often again. As for church, I would say it depends on your church but I nurse during services. It’s more rude to have to stand up and leave then to ‘cuddle’ baby. Most people don’t even notice when you are feeding through it. Remember, even Jesus was breastfed….

    #6918072

    Bri
    Member

    I agree! He’s probably just hitting a growth spurt and you need to build the supply. Co-sleeping is actually a good way to help as well. The mother-infant bond helps the hormones stimulate production. I know sounds weird but it does. If you can wear your baby then that helps too. Then anytime he needs to nurse just let him do this. If you are able to just stay home all weekend and nurse then do it. Cluster feeds and nursing marathons are just part of a breastfeeding mom’s life. After 4 months or so baby stops growing as quickly. Once the growth slows down then you won’t have as many spurts and schedules tend to start to form.

    #6918328

    MamaRancourt
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    I have nothing to do with ‘that word’ either. But it’s because I have extreme pain during intercourse… and it’s been 7mons since my son’s birth! I want to want to sooo badly though =(

    #6918584

    MamaRancourt
    Member

    MOMOFCASH- You said my story and sound just like me! DJ is 7mons and even at home with just me and my hubby it’s hard to get a ‘full feeding’ in the living room. He’s always pulling away to look around. If my husband and I are talking he pulls away to look at him. If we are quiet and alone it’s ‘right to the business’ LOL! I do the samething with the car, way easier!

    #6918840

    Bri
    Member

    lauraoct – I breastfed Chris while pregnant with Alex. Never had that problem. He self weaned at 22 months (had 16 teeth). He did bite way back around 9 months when he had 4 teeth. Little razors so I feel for you! I’m glad we got through that one quickly. Chris was in school his first year so he had to have bottles (of milk) but around 7 months he started refusing them. So we just started the sippy cup and he took my milk at school by cup. Worked out great.

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