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  • #6910672

    Angie2008
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    Hi ladies, I have a question. Last night while I was pumping some blood came out with the milk and turned it all bright red. Of course I poured out the milk, but when I looked at my nipple there is no crack or anything on it. I continued to pump more and no more blood came out. I have no idea where the blood came from. I’m a little worried about feeding her on that side because I don’t want any more blood to come out. Is this normal or should I call the doc??

    #6910928

    MMMasi
    Member

    Wanted to give you guys an update. I closed on my house on Friday and I’m so relieved. My milk is back up to 30oz. I’m so happy. I thought for sure my nursing days were over.

    #6911184

    Bri
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    Cereal shouldn’t replace but add to it. I know this is easy when your baby is a pig but if you have a small eater like I had it’s really hard. When I first started giving lunch I would give it about an hour or so before I would breastfeed/bottle.

    #6911440

    SmurfWxMama
    Member

    soulmama- It very well could be the dieting and exercise together…if your not taking in enough calories your supply will drop…when your eating you need to compensate for the calories that you lose while exercising as well, this is coming straight from nutrioniist. so if your on a 1800 cal diet and you burn off 500 then you need to take in 2300 that day to keep up with the 1800 cal diet, if not that could very well be the drop your seeing, also one thing to think about…i wear 2 sports bras to keep me from moving but as soon as I get home I get them off because if you stay constrained for too long then that can cause a little dip as well I’ve heard…lots to think about I know, just keep up the cals and water intake and see if that helps you.

    #6911696

    MonikaOH
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    angie2008 I work with guys olny… and pumped for 8 months. I couldn’t do it at the office but I found empty room that had a lock. I would usually say I need 20 minutes break if they still bugged me (esp. with VIP and directors visitting) I would name is ‘I need to pump’ and they usually get embarrased and are very cooperative haha
    I fed in the morning before goign to work, pumped at 11.30 and 4 (I don’r get home before 7). Good luck!

    #6911952

    ArmyMom
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    I think just filling you diet with tons of veggies and fruit is the best diet. I’ve been eating really healthy ever since I had my son 4 months ago and have lost all 60lbs that I gained and am back into my size 6 jeans. I eat tons of veggies and cut out all fast food and cokes and its worked great for me.

    #6912208

    ArmyMom
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    never ever would I breastfeed my son while driving. Bri.. it makes me laugh trying to imagine hanging my boob over the carseat. Mine are way too small for that at a C cup.. I do the same as you and pull over and feed in the back seat. I’m not a great multitasker so I always have to sit and have my son in the right postition for it to work for us. I’m impressed with women who can walk around and do multiple things while BFing..

    #6912464

    anniemarie
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    i’ve totally been there with the worrying about breastmilk! the only time i don’t stress out about how much i produce is when i’m able to nurse full time on the weekends and the days i don’t work! it’s very easy for us as mothers to become stressed and worried about our little one’s! even more so when we’re the ones providing the only food for them! even if you’re supplementing with formula at times i’m sure at some point or another you felt like a failure or that you let your baby down….but no matter how little or long you’ve breastfed for you should be so proud and feel so great for giving that to your baby! what a huge gift to give them something that’s especially made just for your baby! even if it’s just an oz mixed with formula or if you only give breastmilk you should feel so good about yourself for being selfless to give that to your baby! cherish the nursing times and the times you’re able to give your baby breastmilk and also take the time to step back and congradulate yourself for how far you’ve come! you are doing a fantastic job! no matter how long you choose to breastfeed for or how much breastmilk you’re able to give feel good about what you’ve done and are doing! way to go mommies!!!

    #6912720

    Jamiee
    Member

    18lbs I wish. My son just turned 9 months and he weighs 22.13! haha. Mommy milk is yummy for him!! Its funny too becuase he has always been in the 75th percentile for weight and he has never taken more than 4.5oz of breastmilk at one time EVER. And the formula fed babies at daycare were taking 9-10oz. Crazy!

    #6912976

    anniemarie
    Participant

    ok, tmi warning-but i have a question and know you ladies will know the answer…so when breastfeeding is there anything i need to worry abuot while having sex? like do i need to be prepared for a random let down or leakage or anything? i’m kind of nervous about this and have no clue what to expect. sorry if tmi but i need to know, lol.

    #6913232

    anniemarie
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    ok question to all my advanced nursing ladies, lol. i nurse my son full time on the weekends and always in the morning for his first feed and then when he gets home from daycare and his last feed of the day. inbetween while he’s at daycare i pump 1x during the day and then i pump again at night before i go to bed. so i’m basically pumping and nusring about 5x a day. when i pump i get about 4-5oz during the day and then another 4+oz the pump right before bed. my son’s almost 6 months old and he’s starting to eat about 5-6oz of expressed milk during the day when he’s at daycare….ok my question is this: i’m going to start nursing him instead of giving expressed bottle and pumping during the day b/c my job is now 1 block from his daycare. if i’m only pumping max of 5oz during the day and he’s eating more than that when he’s getting the expressed bottle will he be getting enough from me if i add back that nursing session? i know that babies are better suckers than the pump but i just want to make sure that i’m doing the right thing and that he’ll still be getting enough from me. i would much rather nurse than pump, but i want what’s best for him not what’s best for me. what do some of you veteran’s think?

    #6913488

    Angie2008
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    Bri- CONGRATS on the pregnancy, i feel like you are the breastfeeding queen in here, i always look for your advice!

    It looks like i may have to supplement julianna on some type of formula, i’m guessing probably in about 2 months at the rate i’m going now. What is the best type of formula for my dd to digest as she has only had breastmilk to this point. I haven’t got a clue on anything about formula. She seems to be taking less bm now that she is eating 3 meals a day so the difference of what i pump and what i need is smaller than before but still a difference. Any ideas on formula??

    #6913744

    Bri
    Member

    Hey Oz, weight definately slows down when approaching a year. Kekoa only gained 1lb between his 15 and 18month appointments. Don’t worry. As for breastmilk being nourishing, it absolutely is!! The awesome thing about breastmilk is that is changes with the needs of the baby. It’s very rich and fatty in the beginning to help put on weight. Now the milk has just enough fat and vitamins that Emerson needs. Kekoa started whole milk around 13 months but he still prefers breastmilk. I no longer pump or anything like that. He drinks whole milk with meals and breastfeeds when he wants which is before nap and nighttime and when it’s a restless day. Typically only twice a day but sometimes as much as four or five. Also, it’s weird, for most Moms they don’t lose their supply. Kekoa went almost 24hours the other day without nursing and my supply is the same AND without engorgment. I’ve known toddlers to nurse only a handful of times a week and still get what they want. If you and Emerson are still enjoying nursing keep it up! The WHO does recommend nursing until 2 years but I’m hopefully Kekoa will wean before then. HAHA! With another being born around New Year’s I don’t think I will be up to nurse two babies. HAHA! He turns 2 the beginning of November so I’m crossing my fingers that this summer will be so fun he will forget all about it. I only nurse now when he asks for it which is a point to my chest with a pleading ‘Mama’. HAHA!

    #6914000

    phatbaby57
    Member

    i went back part time (5hrs/day) at 13weeks. I don’t pump at work but i do pump once right before i leave and once sometime betwwen getting home and going to bed. my baby is a big nurser too. i’ve had no supply issues and he seems to be adjusting fine. he is now 5.5months old

    #6914256

    phatbaby57
    Member

    If children will start mimicking ‘no’ and telling you no what do you think they will do with hitting. Not a wise choice in my opinion b/c I think it will cause more problems than solutions down the road. They’re just too young at this age even if you are pro spanking. Just pick that baby up and hold them and explain to them what they are doing wrong and why they shouldn’t if redirection doesn’t work. That’s what I do with Isaac and he’s 12 months old. I actually try not to use no a whole lot b/c of the whole mimicking thing. I use ‘ouch! that’ll hurt’ most of the time because that’s basically all I try to correct right now (if he will hurt himself or others). Everything else I just try to redirect and encourage other activities.

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