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  • #6919885

    Ready4No2
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    I would be very careful taking cold medications. I’m not entirely sure which ingredient did it, but I took Tylenol daytime and nighttime at about 10.5 months and very nearly dried up completely to the point where I almost had to supplement. Very scary!! As for gymnastic nursing, it’s cute but can be tiring. I try to encourage DD to nurse properly most of the time and save the gymnastics for morning. Sometimes it’s hard to ‘say’ no though 🙂

    #6920141

    JeniWalker
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    katjak7, I can’t believe that your 1 yr old weighs more than my 2 1/2 yr old! He just hit about 31 lbs recently! How tall is your daughter?

    #6920397

    Bri
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    expecting2Bpatient – I love my ErgoBaby and it goes up to 40lbs. You can wear them on the front, the hip and as a backpack. I plan on using it until Alex has outgrown the thing since I have to manage Chris along with him.

    #6920653

    phatbaby57
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    isaac seems eager to eat what’s on my plate until it gets close enough to his eyes for him to see it’s what is on his plate. i used to be able to ‘trick’ him into eating some stuff but now if it makes it into his mouth and it isn’t what he wants he just spits it out. i always offer him the ood stuff to start with but he touch tests it first. if it isn’t the right consistancy he throws it overboard (with attitude). kind of makes me want to pinch his head off as my mom would say. then if there is nothing there he ‘likes’ really it’s wants b/c he’s eating all the stuff well at an earlier point in his life he goes into melt down mood and starts to cry and throw a fit in general. he knocks his milk and water of his tray and starts thowing his food. as soon as i get a few cheerios or gold fish down in front of him he’ll eat those but when there gone he starts all over. i’m hoping he grows out of it. i’m going to talk to his dr about it at his 15 month checkup.

    #6920909

    Bri
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    deeyore486 – That’s sad but happy as well. You are so right, the body knows what it’s doing. Don’t feel bad about not nursing through pregnancy, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be! HAHA! But at least you were able to nurse as long as he needed to. That’s the important part. Chris weaned at 22months which was fine with me. We were at a time that we were both ready. I was also getting too big for it to be comfortable. We just knew it was time. Although, I did cry a little when he stopped cause my little baby is growing up. He’ll be 3 in a few short months now! Holy Cow!! He’s in a big boy bed now too. We’re just working on potty training. Ugh!

    #6921165

    Maddux
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    Also, does fenugreek actually work? Where can I find that and how much do you take?

    #6921421

    Bri
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    maddux – All herbal suppliments are going to have it on the package. It’s for liability. Herbs aren’t regulated by the FDA. Fenugreek is definately safe for nursing. Some babies become a bit gassy from it but that is the extent of the side effects. Well, besides you smelling like a waffle house.

    #6921677

    phatbaby57
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    noah-if your babe will take a paci and the dr (more likely it will be the nurse) won’t let you nurse, dip a paci in sugar water and let him suck on that. I read that somewhere and tried it for Isaac’s two month. Unfortunately, he never was a paci baby even if it had sugar water on it.

    #6921933

    styx
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    Lawsons-I agree discrimination is still so bad I was raised in the gay community my aunt is huge in the circut in Portland OR and let me tell you my mom would leave me with them over her straight friends haha…

    #6922189

    deeyore486
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    Hey ladies, don’t get too discouraged! Yes its a pain in the rear, and yes it takes a lot of time and energy to pump and yes its not nearly as rewarding as actually nursing, but it is doable! I returned to work 6wks post and pumped for Zach everyday. Some days I could only get away to pump once, some days I got to pump all three times! Zach just had his birthday yesterday, and I am starting to wean off the pump. It will be a glorious day when I don’t have to wash bottles and pump parts every night, although I will miss having an excuse to lock myself away in the closet on the occasions when my boss and I end up on breaks together… 🙂 Anyway ladies, chin up! We are here to support you and you CAN do it!

    #6922445

    Ready4No2
    Member

    Look for the ‘ASL for Babies’ section.

    #6922701

    Ollie normally has 2/3 dirty nappies a day. The afternoon one always leaks, unfortunatly often on me!

    #6922957

    james used to lie peacefully in my arms and feed. ollie grunts, kicks his legs up makes so much noise.

    #6923213

    Bri
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    I like what babybellybliss said about judging others for their length. Remember, the average length in the world is 4 years. Taking into account how many moms in this country wean very early then there are going to many that do it much later. The oldest I’ve seen in public is around 5 years…in Wallingford for you ladies that know Seattle. Big hippie part of town. HAHA!

    #6923469

    Bri
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    Bouza – Way back when I worked I fed before work, pumped at 9, went to visit my son at noon and fed him and then pumped again at 3. I did this for over a year. I would continue to try to feed a bottle. I would also keep having others try. Try when your baby isn’t starving so it’s more of a game at first. Then she’ll get the hang of it. If she just doesn’t take it then you can start reverse cycling which is basically changing her schedule around so she eats more at night and evenings when she’s with you and less when you are away. Since you said you get out at 3 I think that might be easy, especially if you can feed halfway through. I’m not an expert on reverse cycling but I think if you can’t get a bottle routine or even a sippy then it might work for you.

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