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  • #6916834

    mrsjmickens1
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    godiva i agree with you. giving your baby breast milk is what is best and in no way is formula better than breast milk. and i am a formula feeder.

    #6917090

    phatbaby57
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    Bri- I know exactly what you are talking about when you said starting solids is difficult. I wanted my lo to have them, but now that I’ve started I stay so confused. Is he getting enough solids? Is he getting too many solids? I was always so confident when I was just nursing. Feeding baby solids is so stressful and he typically doesn’t help matters. He’ll fuss like he’s done in his highchair and then 30 seconds later opening his mouth for more. Or I’ll think he’s done and take him out of his chair and while I’m holding him he’ll eat more. So then I wonder if I’m misreading when he is full or if I’m overfeeding or he’s overeating.

    #6917346

    EllasMommy23
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    it doesn’t affect me negatively in any way if someone chooses to FF or BF. Most of my friends do and i get their reasons. But if someone is curious as to why i do or asks about it, i’m glad to tell them all the reasons i love it. I think what bothers most of us here is that what is most portrayed is pain. And like i said i’m sorry that you are experiencing so much pain, but a lot people who BF experience very little to no pain– as long as latch is correct. And the pain is short lived, unfortunately people give up before the pain subsides. I would just like for the more positive side to be shown in the media. It’s not that we are affected in our daily life by people not BF, we just want people to know it’s not such a terrible thing.

    #6917602

    Bri
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    babyblue1 – You ought to share that with Laura, she might change the info. I thought the info was co-sleeping reduces the risks if you are breastfeeding.

    #6917858

    phatbaby57
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    I took it as well. I felt that it worked at first but after awhile it would make me feel sick so I stopped and now I feel my supply if better than before!

    #6918370

    AshleyRae
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    Lawsons Mom-THANKS! I’m definitely going to try that! I did notice something though! I was feeding him the expressed milk from a bottle and I stopped to burp him. When I got him back into position, before I got the bottle to him, he dug his face/mouth into my breast, maybe that’s a good sign!!

    #6918626

    EllasMommy23
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    mileysmommy- as your LO gets older, she will probably start to take both breasts. When they’re so little they sleep so much and it’s so comfy to nurse, that they just don’t get to the next one. When she gets older and is more alert she will be able to get to both. It’s totally normal.

    #6918882

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    balsamfir- don’t forget that you only need 1 to 1.5 oz of milk for every hour you’re away from baby. So depending.. that 3 oz might be enough for the meeting.

    #6919138

    EllasMommy23
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    Don’t you wish that we could keep some comments off of the Comment Spy? This section is my favorite, and i would come here and say anything really, even if it’s not exactly BF related, because you guys are the ones that I like to talk to. I think that a lot of us in this forum are close and dont’ care if we get off topic. We’re here to support each other. Emilee- don’t worry. You should feel completely comfortable here saying whatever you want to. I’d probably cut her out of my life, though. She doesn’t sound like someone I’d want to be around.

    #6919394

    Bri
    Member

    shorty87 – The AAP recommends breastfeeding for at a least a year. The WHO recommends breastfeeding for at least 2 years. It is not strange at all to breastfeed longer then six months. I think it’s natural. They can’t have cow’s milk until a year so why would you switch to formula at 3 months or even six months. That’s just crazy. Breastfeeding for at least a year if not two is one of the most important things you can do for your baby in the beginning years. The benefits are a list a mile long. Your family obviously don’t know the benefits and are just speaking from their own comfort level. There is a reason why breastmilk changes as your child grows. It has the complete nutrition for a growing baby.

    #6919650

    lil~ Yes you flush poo. you can use a liner or diaper sprayer for easyclean up. http://www.jilliansdrawers.com/products/clothdiapers/accessories/flushablelinersanddiapersprayers

    #6919906

    styx
    Member

    I cannot wait I am such a nerd my mil and I are going to see eclipse at 1211am. She gets off at 11 and I figured Danny sleeps from about 11-3 so it would work out perfect so I wouldnt have to worry about giving him a bottle or anything…The question is going to be if I can stay awake lol

    #6920162

    Bri
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    styx – My in laws are in Silverdale. My FIL was the Chief Supply Officer for the shipyard many many moons ago. HAHA! They settled there after he retired from the Navy. It’s a nice area and CK is actually a very good school. Lots of AP programs that many other school don’t have. If it weren’t so far from Bellevue I would want to live over there. A little cooler too being by the water! HAHA!

    #6920418

    James is also a fab big brother he always wants to cuddle Ollie or hold his hand. He also gives Ollie his nee nars (toy cars) to play with, he tries to put them in his hand. And the nee nars are his favourite toys! Was really worried about how he would react with them only being 19 months apart but he has been fantastic.

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