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  • #6920907

    Bri
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    katiebear – have you tried block feeding to fix the imbalance? I guess I wouldn’t give up just yet. If you are still producing then you can fix this problem. Have you seen a LC yet? You really should try and see what you can do to fix it before giving up.

    #6921163

    Jepica19
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    Im sorry guys, I seem to have missed the whole oatmeal conversation, would anyone mind telling me how to do it? getting half an ounce to ounce a session and just cant get ahead!

    #6921419

    Bri
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    MMT is an aquired taste. HAHA! I can’t even tell you what it tastes like, like tea. I’ve been drinking it for soo many years now. HAHA! I don’t drink coffee so I just make MMT.

    #6921675

    JessieDee
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    Thanks for the quick response 2nd 🙂 I guess I am just worried that he is not getting enough? I supplemented with my 1st son and I keep feeling pressure to do so with Sam… but I would really like to provide all he needs myself. Right now he is with hubby ad a soother and he has finally settled a bit, bt how can I be sure that he is getting enough in the evenings to be sure that his little tummy isn’t uncomfortable? He is gaining weight and having dirty diapers, so overall I am not worried, he just seemed so frantic tonight. 🙁

    #6921931

    Bri
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    Enumclaw, The reason I said it was rude is because you have never come on here and introduced yourself. You just pop on and tell us that you are embarrassed by people like us. Now I’m one of the first to say that I think formula is crap. It’s full of chemicals that I wouldn’t put into my child’s body. It is bad for society. But I’ll also say it has it’s place in the world. A cousin’s baby would have died without it. Mom flaked out and he was left with an infant. I would have wetnursed except I’m in WA and he’s in CA. He also doesn’t have the means to buy donated milk so formula was it. I do believe education it best way to get people back on track. I never understood the concept that cow’s milk is better and less disgusting for an infant baby then human milk. Goes back to the saying, Even Jesus was breastfed. We were meant to. Anyways, it just came off as we were out to offend FF’s. I don’t even breach the topic with them. I will direct those here to this page where it is very supporting. That being said…..I’ve been nonstop breastfeeding for almost 3 years now. I did get pregnant with my second son while feeding Chris. He was 17 months when I got pregnat. He ended up self weaning at 22 months. Many babies do self wean due to pregnancy. The hormones pass into the milk and can change the taste and supply. Some babies will still want to suckle even though the milk has run out which can be painful for a mom to dry nurse. If it were me, I’d wait just a little longer and then try. Then if your daughter does decide to self wean then she’ll be closer to the two year mark. Chris weaned right before Alex was born. Worked out just fine for me. Also, most babies won’t nurse that often their second year. They usually drop to only cuddle times like before bed. If she doesn’t wean before the new one is born then you just be sure to nurse the younger one first. You’ll make enough for both. Remember it’s supply and demand. The more your children demand the more you’ll make. It really is a personal decision. I think I want to try for my next one next August so Alex will be about 2 1/2 when the next one is born. He may or may not be nursing then but either way it’ll be fine for me.

    #6922187

    jmuncy
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    Hi ladies. I just wanted to check in and say hi. I am still pumpin like crazy. I am beginning to HATE that pump but I know it’s for a good cause so I keep on. I am getting close to an ounce now for the full day which I am happy to be seeing. I stopped taking the reglan and so far I havent noticed a difference. I was going to wean myself off of it but I got too scared to take it even a moment longer!

    #6922443

    My first was taught SL in daycare. I had no idea what he was doing at first when he was trying to tell me something. Once I learned I was happy we had it. I’m going to try and do with baby John as well.

    #6922699

    I’m guessing your husband doesn’t come grocery shopping soi he wont notice it!

    #6922955

    doublemama
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    u know reading all these posts tonight got me a bit sentimental. since february of 2007 i have either been pregnant or breastfeeding (except for feb of 2009). i wonder when my baby decides hes done with my boobs how ill feel. my culture tends to give breastfeeding and pregnant women a special status per say so that kind of adds to the feeling of empowerment this gives me. i know ill look back on these days fondly. its not just a bond between mom and baby i feel like it also creates a ‘sisterhood’ among women that nurse like we all just ‘get it’ if that makes sense. i know ill be sad to not be a apart of that anymore. sorry im just sappy tonight!

    #6923211

    jmuncy
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    That’s what I thinking babybelly. I guess I dont understand how a child would *want* to continue to breastfeed until that age. But I guess that in the society that we live in it isnt the ‘normal’ thing to do so that would probaby play a large part of it.

    #6923467

    Bri
    Member

    Bouza – I heat it and then add the ice cream. It’s really good that way. I also like the berry ice cream better then any chocolate for some reason. Maybe cause my mom used to make the peaches and cream instant oatmeal for me and add ice cream. HAHA!

    #6923723

    Baby John has big blue eyes! His daddy has blue eyes as well.

    #6923979

    shiz
    Member

    Anyway-so stupid me…i decide to cheat and not get up and pump at 1 am…my supply is doing better..i have an ok freezer stash (enough for only one day tho) so i decide to sleep…then got up with Bailey at 4…I’m paying for it now..i’m so tired..like over slept tired…weird!

    #6924235

    Bri I know how you feel. I was overweight to start with then having 2 kids close together. I hate my body!

    #6924491

    balsamfir
    Member

    charmed – I had the same feeling this past week…. can’t figure it out either. And no AF for me yet, no thrush…. perhaps a clogged duct that slowly clears?

    CheleO- I would suggest even trying a different pump and nipple holder thing…. I found that I got more milk with the harder plastic one than the soft squishy one, and I prefer the manual to the electic. I can control it more easily, and start and go, fast and slow, like a baby would, as opposed to the electric one that makes me feel like a cow.

    Phat – thanks for the tip on co sleeping. I love having him beside me. He will also sleep (sometimes) in my bed after I nurse him and i can leave, but, if I put him in the crib he wakes up instantly – wide awake! agh. Someone I work with told me that a friend of their’s had to take their child to counselling when she was 5 because she co slept for so long and resented her next sibling when it was born….. gosh, I think its fantastic and if someone had told me before I had my baby about co sleeping I would not have wasted money on a crib (that was recalled and I can’t return anywhere)…. I just don’t trust anything yet to put him in…I have a new little Ikea crib beside my bed now…so I can WATCH him (that was the plan for him to go in it…)

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