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    mommynwifey5
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    Good thinking Bri didn’t think of it like that! None of my children ever had it and when I heard about someone’s baby having it they always said the ped told them! Ha learn something new everyday! Thanks!

    #6916797

    mrsmom
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    Hannakay–I cried off and on for almost 2 wks this time around and was VERY emotional. I kept thinking that this is my last newborn and it drove me to tears. I also cried after the twins…that one started the first week whereas this one started a week after the baby got here. totally normal.

    #6917053

    proudmum
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    I’m so so so happy, my baby boy has finally started latching on and BFing properly! :). I have a question though, my SO says as much as he likes the fact i BF he feels as though he is missing out on feeding him, (as we always shared feeding time 50/50 with my other children). Is it easy enough to use a breast pump, so he can feed our son sometimes to? Or can i let my SO feed him formula milk while i BF the other times?

    #6917309

    Wyattsmommy
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    cosmomama haha well i dont know if its safe i sure hope so though but it works wonders if you nurse them then un lactch them after they have been on there for about 15 mins then give them 2 to 4 ounces then finish brest feeding on the other side it fills them up great and keeps you from getting engouged over night if the feed on both sides first 🙂 wyatt sleeps from 10:45 to 5 or 6 am then will lay in his bed and suck on his pacifire till 7 or 8 then he is hungry ( although every so often he will wake up maybe once or twice if hes turns on his side or wake himself up by going to the farting lol or something …..the only thing is because we are all asleep he doesnt cry when he needs a diaper change so i set an alarm to wake up so hes not peeing threw the diaper but the new pampers drymax things he wears one at night now so we can all sleep till he wakes up in the morning and then hes still dry those diapers keep there little butts from any moisture there great so that formula and those diapers you will get a good nights sleep but slowly introduce it because it thickens ( its the rice that thickens) in there belly so they could puke it up or get a belly ache but i always put in a few drops of the mylocon drops in it just to be in the safe side…i guess all you can do is try it out because what works for one baby may not for the other its not too expensive and if you only use it at night it lasts forever lol ….if you want to know our bedtime routine just let me know i have a list i go by now because it keeps him asleep all night long lol!

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    BabyMars
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    #6917821

    Wyattsmommy
    Member

    loulou I mix my milk. I pump and pour it into a sterile glass pitcher then after a day or two when its full I divide that into freezer bags and freeze it and I have never had a problem.

    #6918077

    MzMammaMia
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    Has anyone had milk go away due to another pregnancy? Mine is stopping, and my 10 mo old refuses formula, even if sugar is added. The Doc said I can give 4 oz of regular cows milk per day, and all he likes at 12 mo. Is there a way to keep my milk going? I’d rather nurse him for two more mo than go through the formula fight. Thanks:)

    #6918333

    JustTheBaker
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    Lawsons mom, it won’t hurt her to be startled by it, I think I would let it go unless the baby is sleeping, and she wakes her up. If it gets too loud while she is awake, she will cry, and then perhaps your partner will get the idea. I know it sucks to see your baby startled like that, but she will get used to it. Kinda funny (sort of) story on that subject though, when I’m suffering from my allergies I sneeze all the time, and the worse my allergies are, the louder the sneeze is, and I really can’t control it at all. Well a few weeks ago I was feeding Braeden and I sneezed really loud, poor baby pulled right off the breast, looked at me with a quivering lip, and I tried to soothe him, but he was just so upset, and started crying so hard. My poor little guy 🙁 It was a little funny though….

    #6918589

    laceyrn02
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    tiffado- way to go for keeping up pumping while baby is in NICU! It’s very challenging but it’s the absolute best thing that a NICU baby can have! I have had friends that exclusively pumped for there babies so it can be done but it definitely takes a lot of hard work and dedication. As far as them getting older and needing more milk it’s not true. That is a throw back from Formula Feeding as the standard. Babies were never meant to hold 8oz of milk in their little bellies! Babies take, on average, 2.5oz of milk during each feeding all the way through their first year when breastfed. (That is an average of course) But don’t give up on having her latch just yet, since it really will save you sooooo much time an energy in the long run. Have you talked to a lactation consultant about getting her to latch? I know they make these things especially for preemie NICU babies learning to latch where the milk is in a bag or bottle that goes through a small tube that ends at your nipple so the baby tries to latch on and they instantly get the milk so they are more likely to figure out latching on. I think it is called an SNS, but not sure if yours was a preemie? Also check out kellymom.com Good Luck!

    #6918845

    Bri
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    Leslie, I know! Another reason I’m thankful not to have to work this time. Pumping is so freakin’ stressful. I always thought that it would be easier and less stressful without pumping and I’m so right! If you have a lower supply then you just feed more often. Sometimes ladies just can’t pump enough no matter what they do. I have a friend who worked and pumped for over a year. She literally could only pump 2oz at a time. So even though her son was sleeping through she was getting up three times a night to pump to get enough milk for her son to drink. Crazy! But. well worth it in the long run.

    #6919101

    Bri
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    I gave up dairy for Chris. It was hard. I love love love cheese, ice cream, yogurt. I have dairy in everything. He’s fine with it now but I was off it for 6 months. Ugh! I would forget sometimes and it didn’t matter much. It’s when I ate a lot that it would kill his little tummy. You should try weaning yourself off it. Oh and they make lactose free milk too. I can’t stand soy milk but that lactose free isn’t half bad.

    #6919357

    katiebear
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    God-iva, sounds like my first kid. CHECK FOR TEETH! Mine started teethng around 6 weeks and even if you don’t feel them don’t rule them out. They could be moving below the surface. I did often have to put her back on the breast. maybe u have big nipples and she currently has a small mouth. …time will fix that. We had to CONSTANTLY hold ours because she was so fussy. while it is a long road it makes for a very snuggle-y connected child later on.

    breastfeeding does get easier around 3-4 months even w/ fussy ones BUT I understand the frustration. Give yourself a little slack. 6 week isn’t that long. Lets say it takes 2-3 weeks t get some type of normal routine. ITs still new!

    #6919613

    deeyore486
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    Luv2bamama, I would go for it. Some of the banks can get pricey though. Where are you located? I used to pump for a friend of mine…had to cut out dairy, soy and gluten. Best weight loss plan I have ever been on! 🙂 I start out with major over-production issues, so I have 50-60 gallons of milk in my freezer nearing the end of its life as we get closer and closer to that one year mark. I would love for someone to be able to use it. I have tired to donate it, but I can never catch up with the person I needed to talk to to start the screening process. Makes me sad! At this point I don’t even know that they would want any of it since its so old. 🙁

    #6919869

    MamaRancourt
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    LAWSONS~ I remember when you dumped your supply. Now you say the milk in your freezer is ‘bad’… but if your girl takes it then just let her. I know the smell/taste you were explaining. DJ will take it either way and it’s by no means bad for them… it’s just as good. Our babies are used to having our breastmilk taste different all the time anyhow. I know some babies wont take the thawed milk if it’s like that, but if she does don’t worry so much about it. But yes, I LOVE breastfeeding, but HATE pumping! I can not wait till the day that I don’t have to pump anymore, but by then I’ll probably be on baby number 2 and starting all over again, LOL!

    #6920125

    Bri
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    I don’t remember what Alex was at 10 weeks. He was 10lb 11oz at birth and 15lb 4oz at 2 months, 20lbs even at 4 months and we go in on Friday for his 6month appointment. I’m guessing he’s around 23lbs now. I weighed him on my scale and he was 23 even so we’ll see. Watch he’s actually 24 or something. He feels like he’s gotten heavier this past week or so.

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