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  • #6919111

    didderty
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    yeah she definitely has gas as well. i know her screaming fits have to do with her belly issues. i couldn’t wait and i thought what is one more week? i started bf her tonight when i got home from work and that is all we have done tonight. she has been a good girl tonight so i think we are good to go. i know we are probably not out of the woods just yet but i just love breastfeeding. the look in her eyes just melts me!! well when she is not falling asleep at the boob! i just felt like i have been missing out the past month and a half and i’m glad to be able to continue with it! very thankful that i could keep my supply up!

    #6919367

    JustTheBaker
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    breenoel, just keep persisting, she may have decided that bottles are easier, so try to give her as few bottles as possible in the next couple of days to get her back on the breast. Babies this age do not naturally wean themselves. If the breast is the only way she is offered food, she will take it.

    #6919623

    Bri
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    TannersMommy33 – Alex was 20lbs at 4 months. It’s why I switched to the Ergo. My back was aching sooo badly I had problems breathing, literally. I would inhale and my ribs would hurt. I walk daily and take my oldest to the park. I have to carry Alex in the carrier. He’s also in it when I go to any store because Chris is in the cart or stroller. I’ve thought about a double stroller but those are so bulky. The Ergo fits me perfectly. I’m 5 9 though and need the extender.

    #6919879

    phatbaby57
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    also, funny story. my 12 month old still doesn’t sleep through the night, so last night at about 2:00 he wakes me to nurse. we both drifted off and when i woke at 2:40 he was still latched and sleeping. so i unlatched him and rolled over. he woke up and I refused him at first. he didn’t cry so i thought good he’ll go back to sleep on his own. well about 20 minutes later i feel him pull himself to his knees on my side. i could tell he was leaning over me so i looked up. he was sitting there on his knees, with his mouth wide open looking right at me. i pulled him over me and latched him. i was laughing so hard on the inside. at least he is persistent…i guess.

    #6920135

    MamaRancourt
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    LEXI- When my LO was yours age I was totally addicted to the pump, lol! Like Deeyore said the best is in the morning. So after her first feed she’ll probably go back to sleep. That would be a great time to pump. I know my son would sleep 2hrs up for 2hrs. So while he was napping I would pump every half hour! But yea, there’s always milk in there. Also remember an empty breast will produce more quicker…. so drain those puppys =)

    #6920391

    katjak7
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    danilynn – My breasts are really big too. It was a challenge at first to say the least. I had a c-section and then there was trouble with latching. We ended up using an sns system which is a device that has a tube that at one end connects to a bottle of formula and the other is taped over my nipple. That way my daughter had to suckle at the nipple to get anything out of the tubing. This obviously stimulates your milk to come in, gets some colostrum into the baby, and gets the baby used to suckling at your nipple. I had to pump every chance I got at the the hospital, waking several times in the night to do it as well. My daughter even lost close to a pound and they insisted on giving her a bottle of formula because she was crying so much ;o( But we persevered and worked so hard to get there. I had to use the sns still a few times once we got home from the hospital, while still pumping alot of the time. Then my daughter finally latched on properly to my right. It wasn’t until 7 weeks that I could get her to latch onto my left as well. I had to pump the left prior to that all the time to prevent clogged ducts and mastitis. Anyway, now it’s been a year and two weeks and it’s been awesome! Once she was a bit older and got the hang of just getting used to being able to handle the size of my bbs, things got so much better! Definitely talk to a lactation consultant to be ready for the challenge. And who knows? Maybe it won’t be so difficult with your next one – good luck and hope to see you on here in the future!

    #6920647

    Megs, have to go pump, message my page, I was on reglan for 3 months

    #6920903

    seuban0
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    Bri – Didn’t know it was supposed to be uncovered. Do you think it makes a difference? I hate it but am about to go make some for the first time in months. Zoey’s been waking us up in the middle of the night because we have to switch sides so many times. Maybe that’ll boost enough.

    #6921159

    Bri
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    noah colts mommy – I heard it was a scam and they’ve been doing it for years but I’m not sure. I don’t use one so I’ve never checked it out.

    #6921415

    phatbaby57
    Member

    I’ll get the Hep B when Isaac is around 10 or so (long before he would use needles or have sex, I hope) and the chicken pox before kindergarten. I had originally thought about skipping the chicken pox one altogether but have had some serious problems with shingles and have reconsidered my position.

    #6921671

    Bri
    Member

    I think it’s a good hospital. I have a friend in NM and he came up cause his god-son was in the hospital up there. He flew into Seattle and we all drove up there. Looked good and they got good care. Hope all goes well!

    #6921927

    Bri
    Member

    scarlet- No it’s not easy. Did it for 15months though. It’s worth it but not easy.

    #6922183

    Bri
    Member

    So this kind of grossed me out. I don’t understand China? I have many friends from there and they aren’t money hungry or any other words you’d describe someone that puts money over the well-being of children. Ugh!….http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-60640-Seattle-Breastfeeding-Examiner~y2010m8d10-Precocious-puberty-in-infants-blamed-on-baby-formula

    #6922439

    EllasMommy23
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    Mom- it’s the sign for ‘milk’. That’s what we use, anyway. I believe there is a sign for breastfeeding or something but it’s way complicated.

    PG- does she actually do the W for the water? Or does she just put her hand to her chin, kind of? I’m trying to use sign language with Ella, but it’s hard because i don’t know it myself. So i can’t do every word. I have to just do certain things that i look up or something.

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    This is James 21 months Photobucket

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