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  • #6914326

    mandamay
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    Hi, the guidelines for keeping breast milk, at least in New Zealand, are 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.

    #6914582

    Jamiee
    Member

    As for the coupons… you can use the general BabiesRUs coupons on Medella pumps and accessories. They just cant be used off of breastpump rentals. The fine print looks like it excludes pumps, but its just rentals. Also… if you have a Target around you, they often run good sales off of Medella so watch those fliers.

    #6914838

    olliesmom
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    My baby was born preemie at 34 weeks and the hospital didn’t give me the option of donated bm. I would have welcomed the opportunity to give him bm over formula, but we had to do formula. The only option they gave us was the he would be fed formula or they would do an IV. The thought of an IV in my little baby was too much. The hospital also didn’t give me a pump or discuss how important it was to pump for at least 12 hours after he was born and I’ve had supple issues ever since. All those mom’s out there that are donating bm are livesavers!! Its one of the most generous things that you can do for another mom’s baby who is not producing enough milk to feed their baby.

    #6915094

    Ready4No2
    Member

    Haha, horseygal! Very cute and I don’t envy you at all!! 🙂

    #6915350

    1Byfaith
    Participant

    Thanks for your input on my pumping during the late nite/early am. I won”t worry. I am drinking more water today and I don’t have a problem with not eating enough~LOL. Well see how it goes.

    #6915606

    campimama
    Member

    wine coolers can give your supply a slight boost because they are a malted beverage. Dark beers do work the best though. Just thought I’d put that out there 🙂

    #6915862

    campimama
    Member

    blessed- It is possible. Some women get AF back right away even if they are bf. =(

    #6916118

    Luv2BaMama
    Member

    There is no medical evidence that says you “have” to give babies the processed cereals, in fact I agree w/ Briâ€they are empty calories and just make babies gain weight with no natural nutrients…it is all “fortified”. When you first start giving solids, they barely eat anyway, why not give them something that has good vitimans/nutrients? At 6 months we started giving home made purees (sweet potatoes, avocado, carrots, etc) mixed w/ BM and water to make it smooth. She liked it for a few days, then HATED meal time. We then stopped for a few weeks and tried again around 7 months. It took her until about 8-9 months before she really started to like and understand the food concept. “Super Baby Food” is a GREAT book to look at when you’re starting solids. Great info on nutrition and when/how to introduce foods. In fact my husband and I started to apply the nutrition info into our own diets and have limited our processed and prepackaged foods. Not only have we both lost 10 lbs in 4 months, we have also reduced our grocery bill to under $200 per month!

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    lilymae: I wouldn’t worry about it at all. I was actually the opposite as you. With my first, a boy, I leaked like crazy pretty early on. With my second, a girl, I didn’t leak at all through the whole pregnancy. Even after I had her I didn’t leak until the milk came in fully. I have no problems whatsoever with production. My 10 week old is just under 17lbs, that’s a well fed baby!

    #6916630

    katjak7
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    Wow 3 months, what is wrong with people??…My sister was just visiting us last week and said to me, ‘You will stop nursing at 1 year, right?’ (my daughter is 7 months) and I said I hope to nurse her until around 2 or maybe even when she weans herself. This set off a whole litany of negative comments having to do with the fact that my daughter will be psychologically scarred and have no friends because any adults who know this wouldn’t allow their child to play with her since that is just ‘fruity’ to nurse that long, etc. etc. I thereby told her how the WHO recommends breastfeeding for at least 2 years and about all the health benefits of extended breastfeeding, and how in America it is just culturally frowned upon which is sad, etc. but she would not relent. It is too bad that people can be so ignorant and judgmental!! So the fact that she stopped breastfeeding her daughter (my beautiful neice) at 4 months and gave her formula subsequently is way more acceptable than my endeavors is so ass backwards!

    #6916886

    Bri
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    tuesday – I was but now I’m onto the next one. My first son self weaned at 22months which was 4months before I gave birth to his little brother. Sooo, I’ve only had 4months of no breastfeeding since Nov 2007!!

    #6917142

    Bri
    Member

    lorelaismom – Sounds like it is her gums but it could be the letdown. You could try a little tylenol about a half hour before bed. If that doesn’t help then you could try compression nursing like you would when they are really little. If you compress the base of your breast milk should come out. Maybe if she tastes the milk she’ll begin nursing and get the letdown faster? If it’s not that then I don’t know what to tell you. Could be that her world is expanding and she’s too wired to sit and nurse. Do you do this nursing session in the same spot? Is it quiet, no distractions like TV and others around? Good Luck!

    #6917398

    cosmomama
    Member

    hey ladies. Question for ya. I’ve been exclusively breastfeeding my son for 5 wks now without any problems. Milk supply is great, he latches perfectly, nothing I eat bothers him…but as of this wk, he has been fussing at the breast. I hae to force him on and he keeps pulling off screaming. Then he get back on, suck for a few seconds, get scream again. I only have 2 theories. 1 is that I’m force feeding him and maybe he’s not that hungry anymore afte 3 hrs. Or maybe my milk is coming out too fast. He seems to prefer one breast over the other. The one he doesn’t like, tends to squirt milk out like a hose and he chokes sometimes. Is that normal? Any other theories about why he’s fussing at the breast? His feedings have gone from 20 minutes total, to like 10. Maybe he’s eating really fast now? I feel like he’s not getting enough with such a short feeding time, but he seems happy afterwards

    #6917654

    phatbaby57
    Member

    Tanya-I’m not sure your of your hospitals policies or if you’ve already given birth but latching very early on after birth is important. That and prolonged skin to skin contact.

    #6917910

    babybellybliss
    Participant

    babybean- i love the moby, i was more comfortable caring her facing me but now she wants to face out so she can see everything, that is taking a little getting use to. but over all i think it is a great wrap, totally worth the money!

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