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    katjak7
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    babybean3 – Our pediatrician lectured me about the night nursing as well. I just said it doesn’t bother me and I know that my daughter gets thirsty in the middle of the night because I get parched too. It was a bit of an argument to say the least. Anyway, so then I did some of my own research pertaining to this subject when I got home… Here is a link from Kellymom that I thought was helpful and supported this stance… http://www.kellymom.com/parenting/sleep/comfortnursing.html

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    styx
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    Thanks I know he really cant gain too much since he is nursing but has been putting on a pound a week pretty much since he was born and I didnt know if that was ok or normal

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    Bri
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    Thought you all would like this!

    #6918934

    katjak7
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    So about the NIP, the other day we were in Walmart and Savannah wanted to eat NOW. So usually I would leave my cart and go out to the car quickly as the bathrooms are way too nasty to even consider feeding her in there. But on this day there was a massive thunder storm and torrential downpours so that was not the answer at the moment. Instead I went to one of the benches in front of the checkout stations and let her eat. I had two shirts on as usual so no skin was showing. I’ve come to terms with the fact that if my baby is hungry, then I will feed her where I can, and make no apologies for it. There were people staring, but that is there problem. There were even a couple of kids that were deliberately walking up really close to catch a glimpse. Ha maybe it was one step toward entering into their psyche that breastfeeding is normal, natural, and not something to be ashamed of.

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    MamaRancourt
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    Maddux – I was always told at that young of an age and breastfeeding to feed at least ever 2hrs. Even if your baby is sleeping to wake the baby and feed. Some say let a sleeping baby lay. But I always woke him to nurse if he slept too long. To me it was easier then having a screaming baby waking hungry and it’s harder to calm then.

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    illy2
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    Bri – thank you for your feedback – I’m sure stress plays a huge part in my milk production – I need to try and relax a bit more.

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    Lisseth~ I used the enfamil follow on when my DD was 13 months. she was underweight and I didn’t want to giveher pediasure yet since i didn’t want to give her the strawberry and chocolate flavors. BUT I stopped BFingher at 6 months, so she had already been on formula. She had no issues digesting it or with the flavor but I know some BF babies do not take well to having formula introduced when they are older.

    #6919958

    mereandgirl
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    Lexi: my nurse said 4 weeks. Make sure someone else gives her the bottle though. It’s easier to eat from a bottle, and baby may decide she doesn’t want to work for her food. Make sure it’s a slow flow nipple. I’ve never had any problems with Levi when her daddy or omi give her a bottle.

    #6920214

    swinter
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    ninjen, My baby is 5 months old and I exclusively pumped until she was about 3 months. At 3 months she finally latched properly so I nurse during the night. I still pump during the day, because I have a low supply. It’s easier to pump and give her a bottle than to have her get frustrated because she isn’t getting enough. I hate pumping, I try to read or watch something interesting while I do it to make it better. I take one day at a time. My first goal was 6 weeks, then 3 months, now it is 6 months. I would really like to go for 2 years, but it is too daunting to think about pumping for that long.

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    Bri
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    Leslie, I know I’m a little ‘tardy to the party’ on this subject but completely normal. Alex used to poo daily like clockwork and since about 4 months he’s been going every few days. He gets fussy if it’s been longer then 4 but I don’t worry. Chris used to only poo once a week so it’s all good. I also learned with Chris to pack clothes any time we were out. You just never know when they are going to let loose! HAHA! Oh and go through your bag often. I got left with a onsie that didn’t fit before. That was fun!

    #6920726

    Bri
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    With both sections we were breastfeeding within a half hour. With Chris it was schedule at 1, he was born at 1:27 and we were in the recovery room feeding before 2. Alex was scheduled at 6, born at 6:35 and feeding before 7. Neither child ever left my sight. Even when we moved to recovery my husband carried the boys and the same when we went into our own room. But my hospital is awesome in regards to breastfeeding.

    #6920982

    EllasMommy23
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    i agree.. why did you have kids if you’re not willing to make a sacrifice like sleep? at least for a little while. babies wake up when they are young like that for a reason, and filling them up with crap isn’t going to help them in the long run. Really dumb, if you ask me.

    #6921238

    BabyJames
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    Hi all- Just wondering my son is 8 and half months old now and he seems to be going a lot longer in between feeds now. He used to eat every 2 hours then when solids started at 6 months that changed to every 3 hours. Now he could go quite easily 4 hours is that too long between feeds?

    I don’t feed him much solids maybe 2-3 tablespoons and only twice some times 3 times a day. Though i have noticed that he feeds maybe 3-4 times through out (not full feeds just snacking)the night where he used to only wake up for feeds once or twice. SO confused am i feeding him too much solids or not enough. Thank you in advance any advice is appreciated 🙂

    #6921494

    phatbaby57
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    i take a woman’s multi and supplement with a folic. just like pregnancy iron and folic are most important.

    #6921750

    EllasMommy23
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    UGH… Ella slept through the night since 2 months old. From 8 to 8. Now she’s up probably 3 times or more a night. It’s funny because at a year babies usually start sleeping through and in their own bed… Ella’s doing the opposite. Whatever, i don’t care, it’s almost fun to see her in the night, but it’s a little tiring. And just strange. Like.. why? But oh well. I’m not into CIO, so i just deal. =]

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