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    Jamiee
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    My middle of the night pumps always varied. Could be because you are tired andn could be the positioning. Also could be because you are rushing (even subconsciously) just counting the minutes back to sleep! Probably just a fluke. Even if you dont get a lot, its still a maintenance pump so its doing its job.

    #6915604

    courtenay
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    well, i swear the world hates me right now, i must have a big black cloud raining on my parade lol. it has been one thing after the other for us. starting with my daughters double ear infection which she had her first antibiotics which made her have a sick tummy and diarrhea, moving to her having her first cold, moving to me getting a cold, moving to me having a double ear infection, blown ear drum and massive sinus infection, and my antibiotics making us both sick to our stomachs (thankfully dne with those now). the antibiotics gave me a yeast infection (yay!) and now, i just got my period back 🙁 i guess i cant complain, i am 1 year PP but boy oh boy is it awful. shes not nursing as well the last few days, i read that your period can affect the taste of BM??? i really think that NOW we have to be good on everything for a little while right?? lol. byt yeah, does anyone know if its true that your period affects the taste of BM? and, hooray to us for still BF we have made it to a year with no signs of stopping anytime soon (still very attached to boob here)

    #6915860

    Bri
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    HannahKay – Mine feels like a bruise in my boob that is being pressed. it sucks! I didn’t hurt the first time around.

    #6916116

    jerbear03
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    HELLO, i sent you a message on your profile….
    The main reason why i want to wean him is because i want to go back to work/school very soon! 🙂
    Yea i will give it a try, it can hurt nothing… but then i dont want him getting used to the rocking chair… haha, i would like to eventually just put him down and he would fall alseep!!

    #6916372

    Bri
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    SydneeMay2009 – My son fed until 22 months. Around 12 months he was still fully on breastmilk since he wasn’t doing dairy very well. But he was getting it in a cup with meals and feeding a couple times between. There really isn’t a right amount at that time as long as he’s getting enough milk through you, the cup or dairy.

    As for public feeding, I do it all the time. I did with the last until he was about 18months and then we just used a cup in public. Where we live it’s completely normal and honestly people get more looks from those bottle feeding then breast. My hospital has 89% breastfeeder when they leave the hospital. I know many give up but not as many as other states and countries.

    Had my PP appointment today. Alex is a little tongue tied but because I’ve done this before and knew some of the tricks he isn’t losing weight. We are getting his tongue fixed on Thursday which I’m happy about. He is a great sucker but he slips off which has led to sore nipples. I know many women have given up because of it so I’m determined to work through the pain and utalize my husband to help get latched on. I proud of the work though. I’m weird too! I missed breastfeeding soooo darn much and even miussed waking up at nght and feeding. HAHA!! I’ve been waking up before he does and just wait for him to wake. I love the cuddle time! I love cuddling with both mty boys! I do want one more, maybe a girl but I feel complete! I love it!

    #6916628

    Ready4No2
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    My MIL asks me about every 2 months when I’m going to stop (DD is 8 months). She also keeps pushing me to get her to take a bottle. Especially after I told her about my nipple blister problems from teething. I love her, but BFing is really not the hassle that side of the family seems to think it is – it drives me crazy! 3 months… Too funny 😀

    #6916884

    Bri
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    alison33 – I don’t suggest counting calories then. I want to lose another 50lbs (10left on pregnancy weight). The best way to lose weight while breastfeeding is to eat when you are hungry but only eat the right foods, drink lots of water (only water if you can) and move more. No extremely hard workout which can effect supply and taste of the milk but walking daily, light abs, etc. But, if you are set on counting calories then you need an extra 500 to be healthy. This means 2500 per day but depending on your metabolism you may be able to cut it a bit. I would be too scared to do that though. I’ve already lost 40lbs in 6weeks. I chase my toddler around the house and park. I don’t eat fast food or junk food. I mainly drink just water but I do have mother’s milk tea twice a day. Good Luck on your weight loss. I’m excited about mine. I’m hoping to lose another five before my appointment on the 4th.

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    Expecting – I was so excited to try the soft fit shields, but apparently, they are what come standard with my pump (harmony manual pump) so I already had them! 🙁 And over the last few weeks I’ve had trouble pumping. I’ll pump for about 10 minutes and then nothing else comes out with the pump, but if I hand express I can get at least another ounce, sometimes two! It’s sooo frustrating!! I hate hand expressing because my hands cramp up so I have to keep switching hands and positions, and then milk gets all over my hands – wasted!! I just hate pumping, but at least I’m getting enough to feed Scarlett the following day while I’m at work.

    #6917396

    Bri
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    *wyatts*mommy* – A child being smothered by blankets is not SIDS. SIDS is something that happens that they don’t know the cause….well there is a theory now that is being researched. It’s sounds pretty crediable too. Honestly, If baby is curled up in your arms then he won’t get caught in the blankets and pillows. If you have room, what I do is have his own blanket in the middle of the bed. After I nurse him I slide him over to his blanket. We don’t allow any of the pillows or sheets on his blanket. I will also lay him where I want him and nurse him there so when I unlatch then he’s sound asleep in his spot on the bed. He’s only curled up with me when he won’t soothe himself to sleep.

    #6917652

    Bri
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    seuban0 – Good Luck! Hey, maybe you’ll like it… My sister sure did. But then again she’s a little odd.

    #6917908

    babybellybliss
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    jeffswife- from the research i have done there is no strong correlation between SIDS and co-sleeping…many people mistake SIDS to mean suffocation which it does not. in my opinion CIO would be a much more likely to cause of SIDS if you consider all the ways excessive crying could harm an infant.

    #6918164

    babybellybliss
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    its funny you mention that commercial, i had a friend of a friend ask me the other day ‘why do you bother with all the drama of BFing, the formula they make now a days is just as good, have you not been watching TV?!?’ BAHAHA, more sad than funny really, but a lot of people do by into advertising.

    #6918420

    mypridenjoys – why don’t you just nurse her at night? we’ve never co-slept but when my baby gets up overnight I sit in the rocking chair and nurse him, he’s 13 months now. you could slowly wean off of night feeds, but don’t do it cold turkey

    #6918676

    mistyjb
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    lauraoct – I would wake baby and make sure he feeds at least every two hours for the first couple of weeks. Some newborns are sleepy and won’t wake to eat in the first couple weeks but it is important for them to have adequate feeds to regain the weight they lose after birth, stay hydrated and build your milk supply. After baby has regained weight and is gaining steadily it is ok to feed on demand. If he is really dozy try changing diaper first then feeding. Nipples shouldn’t be a problem just sounds like you have a sleepy baby.

    #6918932

    phatbaby57
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    Dh does the drop offs at daycare 95%-99% of the time. I think if he didn’t I would’ve quit work months ago. I had to drop him off this morning though and was so afraid he would cry on me. He did great and went straight to his teacher without a fuss. I’m not sure if this make me feel better or worse, but either way at least I didn’t have to leave him crying.

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