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    judi
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    kym22, I hope you’re feeling better. Baby’s feeding routine has had to change, and his poop will change, but there’s changes every day as our little ones grow. Embrace them. Love him. And love yourself – you’re doing a wonderful job! Just look at the little miracle you’ve brought into the world!!

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    LauraID
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    Hi everyone. My little girl is 4 wks old, and I’m still trying to get this nursing thing down. (nursing her with a nipple shield) Wondering if anyone has any tips for nursing in public? We went to the doctor’s today and I had to ask for a room early so I could nurse her-very inconvenient! Just wondering how to successfully nurse in public without putting on a show for everyone!

    #6914498

    suzmBLUE
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    are these regular oats – like a can of quaker oats that you leave out and soak – or is it some other kind?

    #6914754

    Bri
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    That is a great article. It’s also sad too. Reminds us how important breastfeeding really is and how low the numbers really are.

    #6915010

    Jamiee
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    lisseth – I was home the first 3 months and then returned to work full-time. With the commute in hte first month (before he was at daycare down the street) I was away 12 hours. I stressed like crazy leading up to going back because he was always eating and I could never pump! All you need to do is get one days’s worth. Then you will pump what he drinks at work. I was lucky enough to have a good sleeper at 7 weeks so I woke up twice in the night to pump as well. For you guys with babies who dont sleep through the night – not that I’m complaining but to maintain my milk supply I was setting my alarm to pump once in the middle of the night until he was 11 months old. At that point the midnight pump was the first to go. And since I never slept through the night pregnant on account of all the peeing… that was a long time without a solid night!! That first night less than a month ago was HEAVEN!!! Youll get there!!

    #6915266

    Jamiee
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    I had actually tried to cut our one nursing session and he did good at first (for 2 days), but then he caught a cold and just wanted to comfort. I was pretty sure my supply would be gone since I dont pump anymore and it would have been 72 hours since last feeding, but I tried anyway and apparently he got enough to be content. Poor baby. I think our problem is since I have to get him up so early for work/daycare, he always used nursing as a way to ease into waking. This morning I tried just rocking and singing to him and that seemed to work just as well. Weaning seems to be working well for us since we didnt have to stop cold turkey. We are just gradually going with it. Problem is we weaned from bottles and pacis at 12 months so nursing is the last thing I really have to comfort him with!! He hasnt really taken to a stuffed animal or a blankie yet. I feel really bad.

    #6915522

    Bri
    Member

    Slings are great for breastfeeding on the go. HAHA! Because they are adjustable you can position them to where they need to go. It cuddles baby and they are able to feed plus those who need to keep their modesty it allows for that. It’s a bit difficult when they are really young because many babies need help staying latched but as they get older they’ll hang out in the sling and hold the boob themselves.

    #6915778

    GladeK
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    FeliciaMarie-Congrats! My son will also be turning one this month, and he has also never had formula! As for weaning, I am letting him self wean. I work full time and he gets breastmilk in a cup or water while I am at work, and nurses still in the morning, when I get home, at bedtime, and once or so during the night usually. Its so hard to believe he is turning one. I can’t believe how much has happened in this past year!!

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    T3POandR2D2
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    jacquecmsu – I was still getting cramps until my son was about 3 months old. Doctor said it was normal contractions and some women can get them for quite some time after birth.

    #6916290

    MamaRancourt
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    PHATTY00: hummm… I do remember sweating LOADS for weeks after birth. It’s your bodies way of expelling all the hormones. Could the runny nose be from looking down at him while he’s nursing? If you get down, don’t get down for being down… if you know what I mean. Just let yourself feel that way, and you’ll get over it quicker.

    #6916546

    Bri
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    leahsmommy2008 – Us breastfeeding moms never know really how much their babies are drinking. If your baby is gaining weight and having several wet diapers a day then don’t worry she’s geting enough. Honestly, some babies are more efficient then others. She may only drink for 15minutes but she can get a lot out during that time. Others may be a little more lazy and take longer and that’s ok too. In the end, if they are gaining weight then life is good!

    #6916802

    MiamiMom2b
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    Oh my goodness ladies I need HELP. My LO is an EBF 6 month old who has never had a bottle before. HUGE mistake. One month from now I HAVE to be out of town for 4 days straight. I can’t take my LO with me (he is staying with my mom). So I am trying to get him accostumed to having expressed milk from a bottle…. it is NOT working. My LO screams until he turns blue, he gets SOOO upset he whimpers for 15 minutes after & will refuse to nurse. He screams at the TOP of his lungs. I finally broke into tears today. I feel like I am torturing him :'( I NEED him to take a bottle. I have tried at least 6 different bottles & I have tried having other people give it to him. Would I be a horrible mother if I just keep offering it & not nursing until he is hungry enough to break down & drink from the bottle?? He gets so offended & it makes me SO sad that I am refusing him from nursing. I am loosing sleep over this. How will I ever get my precious little nurser to take a bottle 🙁

    #6917058

    1blessedmomma
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    I never comment on here but read all the time. I wanted to share my story just in case anyone is the same boat. So, I only feed from one breast ALL THE TIME. We don’t switch because it was just too stinking painful on the right. Had thrush, mastitis, and what feels like a needle sticking in just one spot on my nipple that would continue to crack and bleed??? Anyway, question…..dd is 5mos old and I still haven’t started my period and can’t seem to shed the weight like so many others do. Anyone else unable to lose weight and still no period??? I just started wondering if there was some correlation between the two. Thanks!

    #6917314

    JeniWalker
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    phatbaby57, that is a bunch of nonsense! babies need breastmilk or formula for 12 months or more. solids aren’t even necessary until then. breastmilk is as nutritious at 9.5 months as it was the first week. It just changes to accomodate the nutritional needs of an older baby. cavities would only be a concern if the milk was pooling in his mouth, not as long as they are actively sucking.

    #6917570

    Bri
    Member

    So, my little bragging for the afternoon. My second son is 13 weeks today. I weighed him before I put him down for his nap. He has now hit the 18lb mark! Can’t believe how fast he’s growing. I knew he wasn’t going to stop any time soon but I didn’t think he would still be gaining as quickly as he is. He is EBF, no formula, no solids. He still eats all the time though. While many of the other moms are talking about sleeping through the night my little linebacker is getting up every 3 hours like clock work. He used to go about 5 hours when I would put him to bed but not anymore. It may be a growth spurt hitting and building my supply but it sure is tiring. I’m so glad I co-sleep.

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