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    Bri
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    TangerineGal – I’m in the same boat. I tried it and it never worked for me. It sucked because my milk only lasted four days at max in the fridge and would not freeze. So, for work what I pumped one day is what my son ate the next. It was very frustrating to know that I didn’t have a back up. I did it for over a year though.

    #6915279

    illy2
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    Lawsons Mom ~ oh my god, that is truly awful! Poor poor innocent babies and children 🙁

    #6915535

    phatbaby57
    Member

    I use the Medela Instyle as well. I like it well enough. I’m just not a fan of pumping, but I have to b/c I work. I use the Medela bottles too b/c it’s just easiest to pump directly into the bottle., and they’re BPA free.

    #6915791

    Chellebob
    Member

    Does anyone know how many calories to eat if you are bf but want to lose weight? I have a stone of baby weight to lose. I joined a gym yesterday and hope to go 3 times a week (if I can make it). I need to fit into some decent clothes and feel a little less frumpy.

    #6916047

    michelles
    Member

    hi, i have a strange question/concern my husband and i are planning on going out of town in april without our babies. my daughter will be about six months old and still breastfeeding. we will be gone for three days. what can i do during that time to make sure my milk doesn’t dry up? i plan on pumping at all the times she usually nurses and maybe even more often but is there anything else i can do? i am super scared that i will come back and have no milk. has anyone else had to be away from their babies for three days and still had a supply when they were back together?

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    Expecting – you really pump every half hour?! I’ve tried that, but the times that I have I end up having no milk when Scarlett waked up and she struggles on the boob. Then I have to end up giving her what I’ve pumped and the day feels like a complete waste. That’s also why I’m trying so many different things to up my supply. Do you do anything or are you just a milk machine?! Also, I think it’s hard because I have one boob that barely produces a thing. 🙁

    #6916559

    Bri
    Member

    Oh and I just weighed my little boy this morning. He’s 3weeks today! He weighs 12.8lbs! YAY! Even with me being sick he is still gaining weight. Just shows even with a low supply because of sickness you can still breastfeed. It just means less sleep and more feeds. Now I just hope that my supply will go up and he’ll go longer between feeds. He was still good at sleeping at night. Usually we’d go 3hours but during the day he would be on the breast constantly. Maybe we’ll go a bit longer now.

    #6916815

    Bri
    Member

    excitedmisty – I agree, you don’t want to diet. But you can do things to lose the weight. My son is almost 6weeks and I have lost 40lbs so far. I only have 10lbs left but want to lose 30lbs. You just got to be patient about it. You don’t want to starve yourself but you don’t want to eat all the time either. When you do need a snack, eat things like carrots instead of chips. Eliminate the crap foods like McD’s from your diet. I know you’ll need that cookie every once in a while but don’t keep it in the house. On top of eating healthy just move more. Don’t overly exercise cause that can effect supply too but you can go for daily walk (unless you are snowed in) or light arobics. I started out doing yoga after I was healed. I also run around with a 2-yr old. We go for walks and to the park to play. He keeps me busy. Pretty much stay hydrated, eat the right foods and move about and it will slowly come off. Remember it took 9months to put it on, it’ll take 9month to come off…completely. YAY if it comes off before that. Just don’t push yourself and over do it and you’ll be fine.

    #6917071

    3rdsurprise
    Participant

    question… my baby is 7 months old and and we are feeding him 1-2 jars of baby food a day, should we be feeding him more now? its soo confusing since they say breastmilk is mostly important. i was reading that i could even start giving him finger foods like cheerios and bread. he doesnt have any teeth yet. he loves his food though he gets all excited. also, i really dont want to get my period again lol i luv not having to deal with it – so if i start feeding him more solids will i be more likely to get it back? also i have a friend thats 9 month old is on this special formula cause he was allergic to all the other formulas and her doc said it was ok not to give solids up to 2 years old! that sounds crazy and she is planning not to feed him any solids yet

    #6917327

    phatbaby57
    Member

    I’ll admit that the whole thirsty thing is one of the reasons I’ve continued nursing at night. We have gas heat and it can really dry you out. I’m thinking once I get him down to one nurse a night and ready to wean from that bringing a sippy cup of water to bed with me. I have no plans of moving him from my bed though. I know one day I’ll have to but I’m just not ready for that. Who knows I may never get to sleep through the night until I do, but I at least want to try to wean while co-sleeping first.

    #6917583

    seuban0
    Member

    Bri – just thought I’d say you’re awesome. I know when I first started frequenting this page, your encouragement is truly what helped keep me sane and breastfeeding. And I’ve seen you offer advice and help to so many people since then. You’re definitely appreciated on my end, I’m sure many others too! Ever consider becoming a lactation consultant?? lol

    #6917839

    micaela137
    Member

    I used nystatin for three weeks.. (two tubes of it) and they wont give me the difulcan pill.. they just keep giving me the cream.. so im waiting for gentian violet to come.. i ordered it online! im desperate!

    #6918095

    JustTheBaker
    Member

    ~Happy Mother’s Day!

    #6918351

    babybellybliss
    Participant

    i have heard that about dryness and breastfeeding…but i have the opposite problem! its been that way since i was pregnant.

    #6918607

    Bri
    Member

    nic4charles – I feel for you but your LC is right. This isn’t anything to be concerned about. Actually did she show you the diagram of a baby’s tummy? It starts out the size of a marble and grows to a ping pong ball, to a golf ball to a plastic egg. It’s a really good visual if you haven’t seen it. Pretty much your baby is using a lot of energy right now. He’s just trying to grow grow grow but his tummy is sooo tiny right now. So he has to eat a little bit at a time but many times during the day. At least he’s giving you nice 4 hour breaks at night. It gets better. After three months your baby will start to eat a little less. This is because supply starts to be regulated and there isn’t as many growth spurts. The first few months are really hard. I feel for those that don’t have the full three months of leave from their work.

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