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  • #6918600

    phatbaby57
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    petskies-completely normal. my man does all kinds of interesting latches now. if it is something that hurts me I stop him otherwise I just let him play.

    #6918856

    mereandgirl
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    Styx: I have the moby and bf in it. I am a 34f, so big boobs doesn’t seem to matter. Basically, whichever side she’s on I just lay her sideways in the cross fabric going the opposite direction. Make sure the fabric is stretched all the way from bubs shoulder to behind the knees. Then all you have to do is support the head. The other cross section of fabric covers my boob from the nipple in, and my arm covers the boob from the nipple out. Levi is eight weeks old, and we have been able to use this method for about 2 week now.

    #6919112

    seuban0
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    Zoey seems to have no problem passing gas! lol. She’s not a fussy baby…but she definitely farts all the time. It’s her favorite thing to do when she wakes up (gets it from her daddy!). She’s so loud it attracts attention if we’re out. But she is all smiles about it. She’s also a great burper. Pat her back for about 15 seconds and then stop…within 10 more secs, she’ll burp! Guess I’m lucky.

    We’ve been marathon nursing all day. I’ve been down all day…crying for no reason…so I just let her nurse and snooze so maybe she wouldn’t pick up on it as much. Going to my OB Thursday to ask for meds for postpartum. With this sudden onset and persistant blues…I can’t think of what else it would be!

    #6919368

    JustTheBaker
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    lilmama, and breenoel, when babies get the hang of nursing, they often nurse faster than when they were younger. While you will hear about babies that spend half an hour or longer on the breast, others only spend 5-10 minutes on the breast, and still get all the milk they need, they are just more efficient nursers. I would watch your babies wet/dirty diapers to see if they are getting enough, and if you are really worried, try to weigh before and after feeding to see how much they are really getting. Where I live the public health unit has a scale that any member of the public can use anytime they are open, so that may be an option for you. My son usually only nurses for 5 minutes, 10 max each sitting, and he is growing like crazy! So just because your baby doesn’t nurse for long, doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t getting enough.

    #6919624

    Bri
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    Luv2bamama – If you can afford it then go for it. It can be quite expensive but if you aren’t able to keep up then it’s well worth it. Some banks don’t have enough and reserve the milk for premies but others will sell to the general public. You can also try getting up and pumping at night, and pumping after the feeds in the morning and evening. Sometimes you can make up the difference by doing that.

    #6919880

    Casen
    Member

    Are cold medications safe to take while nursing? I was thinking Neo Citran specifically before bed to clear my nose. I’m just hoping my dd doesn’t pick up this cold from me, she’s just over 5 wks old.

    #6920136

    deeyore486
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    kelley, as long as there is gas, she is not constipated. Leave it alone and she will go when she needs to. Like lilmoma said, breast milk digests down to nothingness, and by this time, many of the laxative properties of the breastmilk are gone. My guy started pooping once a week right after all the meconium passed. It was fine. One of my sisters would regularly go 14-16 days without a BM. The ONLY time you have to worry is if the poo is hard and rabbit-pellet like when she does go. If its still the very liquidy BM poo, you are fine. I will warn you though, the trade off for infrequent pooing is horrid gas, so be ready for it! Oh, and some babies when the do go, go a lot…:)

    #6920392

    seuban0
    Member

    Ella is adorable…hard to believe that will be Zoey in a few months!

    #6920648

    katiebear
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    thanks megs! in the end it will all work out. I keep focusing on the light at the end of the tunnel and the overall fact that he is on breastmilk regardless if its in a bottle or off me is an accomplishment to me.

    …p.s. he gained 16 ozs last week. a whole lb in a week. Thats pretty awesome in my book. Hes 8 lbs 3 ozs at 6 weeks. I’m hoping for another lb this week and then he’s around 10 lbs at 2 months(not that off!).

    #6920904

    Ready4No2
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    Katjak – Katie is 13.5 months, so a similar age, yeah. One benefit of this crazy nursing is that she is starting to nurse and then fall asleep on my arm so I can finally sleep on my back when she’s in bed with us. So much more comfortable! Katiebear – my Katie is a Kaitlyn but we only call her Katie. Or Katie Pie. I love the name! (not Kaitlyn so much though 🙂 I wish you the best with your LO.

    #6921160

    i-am-pregnant
    Keymaster

    I’m on there now…I was already friends with a bunch of people on FB. Thanks!

    #6921416

    phatbaby57
    Member

    This is the book I read before giving birth about vaccines and how I’ve decided what to give when. http://www.askdrsears.com/thevaccinebook/

    #6921672

    Bri
    Member

    Again, hope everyone is enjoying their World Breast Feeding Weeks!!! ( o ) ( o )

    #6921928

    Bri
    Member

    seuban0 – Glad it went well and was easy. Wasn’t easy for us when we did it but probably cause he had head trama and was 21months at the time.

    #6922184

    I’m usually pretty good about remaining in good spirits despite all the hurdles I face everyday. I realize I may not have it as tough as some other BF moms out there, but we are all different and have different tolerant levels. I think I have a pretty high one and even still… I’m seriously starting to wonder how much more I can sacrifice. This delicate balance of BFing and Alyssa having a sane mommy is being put the to the test! I don’t want to be in a horrible mood during the few hours I get to spend with my daughter. There comes a point where the benefits of breastfeeding do not outweigh the negative ramifications of all the stress I put my own body through. I’m very discouraged and disheartened today. I’m trying to have a positive outlook but everyday that window seems to get smaller and smaller. I go through bouts of feeling very determined and have this ‘I can do this’ attitude, other days, I just feel defeated.

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