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    didderty
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    ok this may be old news, i have no clue as i am now on page 31 and almost giving up all hope that i will ever catch back up (i haven’t been on here in 5 days) but here is a really neat article that i saw and wanted to share 🙂 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1306283/Miracle-premature-baby-declared-dead-doctors-revived-mothers-touch.html

    #6924259

    Chellebob
    Member

    Thanks falsterbo. I will see how I get on. How long was it before they stopped being so sore? I am only 3 weeks in but I hope it stops soon.

    #6924515

    LaIslaBonita
    Member

    Thanks Luv2! I feel better now. lol I am just so frustrated because I know there are women that can get 8 ounces in one pump whenever. ugh. lucky. Im going to start my baby on cereal soon… she is five months. Any suggestions ladys??

    #6924771

    kathy- yeah probably. AF can come back early even when EBF. michaela- birth control can dry up your milk even if it’s low hormone. A breast pump is not a true indication of how much milk you are making because they only use suction were as your baby uses suction and compression. Your baby can empty your breast far better that a breast pump. Count wet diapers thats the best way to know if baby is getting enough milk. you can pump after a feeding this will trigger your body to produce more milk.

    #6925027

    JustTheBaker
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    NO SCHEDULES!!!! Please, don’t put your babies on schedules!! Breastfeeding should always be on demand, if you implement a schedule, it messes with your supply. Aprilrose, if he is only taking one breast at a time, try offering the second breast. If he doesn’t want it, then he is getting enough, and he is fine. My son’s never nursed for more than 10 minutes, and often had (and still have) 5 minute long nursing sessions, or less. Every baby is different. Some will nurse for an hour, others only for a few minutes. Some babies are simply more efficient at getting the milk out of the breast, and the older the get, the better they get at doing it, so they often will nurse for a shorter period of time. If you are questioning whether your baby is hungry try changing him, or comforting him, and if he is still fussy, then give him the boob. You can’t overfeed a breastfed baby. And if he doesn’t want the second breast, then he’s definitely not starving. Try to relax, and trust in your body. If your son is still hungry, he will let you know. Also, keep in mind that you are nearing another growth spurt, so he may start nursing even more soon, but it will only last a few days. Lilasmommy, I never had Braeden on a schedule, even at 3 months. He is 11 months now, and still nurses on demand. Sometimes that means he nurses 5 times before lunch, other times only once. It all depends on his mood, whether we are home or out and about, and if he gets hurt he always nurses for comfort. If we are out he tends not to nurse as much, because he is too busy looking around and being social. At home he nurses way more often, but only for a few minutes at a time. Your baby is also reaching another growth spurt, so just go with it. If she wants to be fed every 30 minutes for a few days then so be it. It won’t last forever, and soon you’ll be missing the closeness, as she grows and loses interest in nursing.

    #6925283

    TJ
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    just peeking in here…. to the ladies that are having supply issues, fenugreek can help but if you have major issues like me domperidone works wonders! My daughter is three months old and I’ve been struggling with supply issues almost the entire time. Before starting domperidone I was giving my daughter almost 30 oz a day of formula to supplement. It’s been almost a month later and I’m giving her only 8 oz total a day of supplements and not all of it is formula, I’m pumping as well so about half the time it’s formula and the other half is pumped milk. Good luck ladies and keep trying, it’s stressing I know that, but I love nursing my daughter and I know she is getting the benifits she needs from my milk, hopefully real soon i can ditch the cans of formula.

    #6925539

    Heather12
    Member

    J lynn if you need any advice on ways to boost your milk just ask.

    #6925795

    Lissie
    Member

    I am frustrated b/c though my periods started in march and we quit birth control we are having a hard time ttc. My periods ar irregular. It was 60+ days between first two periods and then 33 between next period. My second and 3rd periods only came after all day car trips so I’m not sure if I am ovulating without the interruptions I had with the trips. I cut my babys feedings down to 3x/day. He is 12.5 months old. My husband will be apart from me for the next 6 weeks except on weekends 🙁 That makes it even more difficult ttc. I am just frustrated and discouraged ttc while breastfeeding. i also am having reoccuring ovarian cysts that are painful. Not sure if that affects anything.

    #6910180

    esyogurl
    Member

    nikki – I don’t work in retail but I work with all men, who only a few understand breastfeeding. One man said ‘why don’t you do that in the bathroom?’ when I locked him out of the office and I replied ‘Did your mom prepare your food in the bathroom? Good, don’t expect my kid to eat her food from the bathroom.’ and that was the end of that LOL

    #6910436

    Bri
    Member

    onemoremakes3 – You know that isn’t a reliable method. We use condems but we also don’t do it much. I suppose you could be pregnant. Congrats if you are…or aren’t….either way. I would love to have another baby but we’re waiting a bit before trying again. If you are already late then maybe in a week test and you will know for sure.

    #6910692

    angelag3girls
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    I am not sure if it has been mentioned before but I know alot of you have trouble finding the malted milk. I am not sure if it has been mentioned before and why it took me so long to figure it out but if you cant find it then go for Malt O Meal!!!!! It has the same main ingredient and has less sugar!!!! If it is just the malted barley that does the trick then it should be just as good as malted milk and cheaper too. If malted milk balls have worked for me then I am hoping this does too!

    #6910948

    blackpearl
    Member

    firsttimmer – I have the same kind of problem with the blisters and I have been using ice packs in between feedings and pumping. Have you talked to your doctor about your problems??

    #6911204

    luvbeingamom
    Member

    itsallgood – there are a few other ways to help with milk supply. You can drink Mother’s milk tea, eat soaked oats and there are even scrips that your doc can give you.

    #6911460

    luvbeingamom
    Member

    i breastfed and worked full time. The only thing i suggest is getting a great pump. I used the medela double breast pump and loved it. Also, using a hospital grade pump can help keep your supply up. I would pump a lot during the week and even in the AM on the weekends. I would also feed on demand when i was with my son. It worked for us. Pumping sucks but i do/did get a lot of satisfaction knowing that i was giving my son the best i could!

    #6911716

    Bri
    Member

    Oz – We were just talking about your heat wave on the 15 month page. That’s crazy! It’s not snowing in Seattle but we got a dusting on Monday. A bit icy too. My sister is in TX and it’s been really icy there. I’m looking forward to summer! I can’t wait. We’re be in our new house by then and be able to go out in the back yard and just play.

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