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  • #6918089

    Bri
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    Did you know that a breastfeeding mom will be less likely to develop PPD or even baby blues because they are caused by the hormone change. Breastfeeding slowly changes the body rather then the shock of giving birth and stopping.

    #6918345

    MamaRancourt
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    Yea, I don’t know, some people just heal differently. And for me the pain did not go away or get better! It’s been 7mons and we really have tried and gave good effort. I mean DJ was only 7lbs, but he did come out with only 20mins of pushing. My Mom said once his head came down it stayed down. Which it should go up a bit to gradually stretch you. But I was torn in and out and they took 45mins to repair. As for the therapy I had to chuckle when the GYN told me about it! She said there is therapy for everything. I guess they hook electrodes to your little lady and kind of ‘pulsate it’ to relaxe the scar tissue and muscles. It’s going to be humiliating. But it’s less invasive then having surgery!

    #6918601

    Bri
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    petskies – Normal and cute!

    #6918857

    EllasMommy23
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    Hannah- I have no idea how much to charge, but i would just talk to the mother about how she would feel about you nursing the baby in front of him. I don’t think she should mind, but she should be aware.

    #6919113

    Bri
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    Alex’s farts can clear a room! The best time for him to toot is when he’s nice and relaxed while nursing. Of course I can’t leave, just stuck there in his cloud of stank. HAHA! He was very bad as a newborn, so was Chris. I would push his legs to his chest several times a day. It’s funny, I could have played a song by his toots and pumping his legs! He’s much better now.

    #6919369

    JustTheBaker
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    on the NIP topic, I do it all the time. I have found that for us, I can’t use a cover, because Braeden needs to see what’s going on around him. He gets really mad if I cover him, and won’t nurse at all. On the other hand, he also gets distracted by what’s going on around him, so nursing without a cover can be a challenge as well. I’ve found that the only way he eats well in public is if I’m standing and rocking him back and forth while he eats. Then he’s content to just look around while he nurses, but if I try to stop rocking, or heaven forbid, sit down, he pulls off, and starts crying like it’s the end of the world. Most of the time people don’t even realize what I’m doing. It does get a little uncomfortable sometimes when someone comes over to see the baby, and shoves their face right in there, only to discover I’m feeding the baby, but that’s mostly only family (my in-laws really) who do that. And I think I’m more uncomfortable about it than they are. My SIL breastfed all her children, #3 just stopped a few months ago and just turned 5 in May, and #4 is still breastfeeding at almost 3 years old, so my in-laws have seen it all. Haha, my sister though… she said something the other day about how I wouldn’t still be breastfeeding when he was 2. I said, why not? The WHO recommends it until at least 2. She said, oh, well you’re going back to work in a few months. My response, yeah, and? Guess she’s not so open as my inlaws!

    #6919625

    Bri
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    I’ve know women to go through depression when their child doesn’t self wean. It’s your body’s natural instinct to feed until the baby is ready to give up. For those that wean at 3,6 9 or whatever it can be very detrimental to their hormones. Very sad. Weaning is a sort of grieving process no matter the age but it’s more extreme the younger they are.

    #6919881

    phatbaby57
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    your pharmacist should be able to tell you what’s safe to take if you call them. i’m not familiar with that particular med. as far as lo catching as long as you practice good hygiene aka wash hands, cover mouth with elbow, try to avoid touching her eye, nose, or mouth she’ll probably be fine.

    #6920137

    phatbaby57
    Member

    I have a shrimp for a little dude. He was 20 lbs 10 at his 12 month appointment. I’m not surprised I’m only 5 foot 102 lbs so I guess the poor fellow is going to take after me. I’m just hoping as an adult he’ll make it to 5 foot 8 for his sake.

    #6920393

    katjak7
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    expecting2Bpatient – The ergo works great for me and my 32 lb chunky monkey! And as far as your little guy going through the separation anxiety, I totally know what you mean. I have to bring her in the bathroom with me half the time and keep her on my lap when I pee or she will have a melt down! Washing my hands holding a 32 lb baby is not fun either haha! I chalk it up to it just being a stage that she is going through and it will only last for so long. And it does suck to not be able to get stuff done! I try to just give a different toy or book, and then run and switch the laundry or whatever. For the shower I put her in the pack n play right outside of it and play peek-a-boo and sing to her. You just have to get really creative (and dorky haha!). And sometimes none of that works and they just have to fuss for a minute while you make a meal or wash the dishes, etc. Just know that there is an end to it somewhere soon. Also they do it for a reason, once they start to get really mobile with the crawling, it is an ingrained mechanism so that they won’t get lost from their mommies. Still, I know how it is to just need a break ;o)

    #6920649

    Bri
    Member

    MEGS83 – Reglan can work. It helped my milk come with with my first since my son wasn’t latching on. But…it has some back side effects and the US is starting to be wary of giving it to moms. I’ve also gotten emails about it’s effects being so bad that they might be pulling it completely. If you have a history of anxiety or depression then don’t take it. It can cause both but ten times as bad. I had to stop taking it because I was shaking so badly and crying. I couldn’t sit still. My anxiety was horrible. I can’t even explain the feeling. My bp was high and my breathing was all over the place. Just watch yourself.

    #6920905

    katiebear
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    well, I’ve just been justified! last week baby was on formula and breastmilk ….gained so we did just breastmilk this week until today. noticed he started sleeping restless this week and today pooping green. some breastmilk imbalance taking place. he is on formula and I will add a oz of breastmilk to each bottle as long as I can. the prengancy was werid, birth was easy but drama after birth. I just want him thriving at this point. ‘geez, boobies you get a c for effort’

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    deeyore486
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    Ollie has been ok today, bit more sleepy. But he is only 8 weeks old

    #6921673

    JessieDee
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    So it seems like I don’t have enough milk for my Son the last 2 nights in a row… he wants to suck constantly from about 8 ulntill at least midnight. ugh. I am going to start the oatmeal tommorow, but is there something else i should be doing????

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