Breastfeeding

Tagged: 

This topic contains 15,859 replies, has 1,353 voices, and was last updated by  Anonymous 1 year, 7 months ago.

Viewing 15 posts - 14,146 through 14,160 (of 15,860 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #6915812

    I wanted to thank all of you ladies who helped with my latching issues. I used a combination of ideas and Scarlett is a much better nurser now. So thank you!!!! 🙂

    #6916068

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    wyatt’smommy- i agree! I’m also 20 and all of the people i know just feed formula. They seem to be very lazy.. they’re like ‘why would i go through all that effort?’ or ‘that’s too much of a hassle.’ They don’t know how much easier bf is! hahaha Well from me talking about it all the time my one friend has said that with her next child she’s going to try. She says that she sees how good it is for Ella.

    #6916324

    3rdsurprise
    Participant

    ok so this is a wierd question, but has anyone elses husbands ever get jealous of the baby in the beginning? my husband did for the first couple months he was being really crazy and was like all u want is the baby on your boob! im like hello of course hes a baby! and would get mad cause i didnt want my sore engorged boobs touched by him! crazy- thank god he finally got over that, i mean we really had to sit down and talk and get down to the bottom of where all of these feelings were coming from and basically all i had to do was give him a little more attention and a kiss here and there but jeezz.

    #6916580

    seuban0
    Member

    one step: I’m by far no veteran so I’m not sure I should be throwing my opinion out there. That being said, I am going to anyway. With the disclaimer that I am only 14 days into breastfeeding for the first time.

    I haven’t had any trouble with Zoey latching on. She was immediate. The first few days were a little rough on the nipples but they’re just fine now. However, I truly think if you go into it not wanting to do it, you’re not going to be happy doing it. I would say, from everything I’ve read, that each baby is different and if your only problem (not to belittle that problem!) was sore nipples, that might be very different with this baby. I say give it a try, be as optimistic as you can, and embrace it. I dread feeding my little one some times just because I know she’s going to want to be on there for hours. And I’m miserable when I go into it with that outlook. Instead, I try to pop in a movie and settle down with some pillows. I’ve made it through 19 discs of my favorite tv series (1 hr episodes!!) since she’s been born…two weeks ago! lol. But it helps me forget that my back hurts, I want a shower, and I would LOVE to go for a walk. . . so try to mentally prepare yourself and maybe it won’t be so bad this time. Best wishes!

    #6916836

    T3POandR2D2
    Member

    http://kellymom.com/health/meds/cold-remedy.html a link to allergy and cold meds compatible with breastfeeding

    #6917092

    AndreaNicole
    Participant

    lckyladyl- i also HATE pumping!! i hate it so much i’ve broke my breatpump from throwing it. luckily my husband is crafty and fixed it haha! i never seem to get as much out as i think i should be. i luckily only have to pump a few nights a week when i work. but it is annoying and takes so long, but it is worth it and i will do whatever i have to, to give my baby the best!!

    #6917348

    babybellybliss
    Participant

    jessicalyn-personally i am passionate about this issue because it has been such a struggle for me to breast feed but i stuck with it because it is BEST for the baby. i know sooo many women who would have been more than capable of BFing but chose formula with out even giving BFing a try…that is what i dont get. if you try and fail in my opinion at least you tried. when my baby was 3 weeks old i was struggling with my supply because she was tongue tied and could not latch properly, i was on my way to an appointment with a lactation specialist when i met a girl i knew in the hospital who had her baby the same day i did . i asked her if she was Bfing and she replayed ‘no i did once right after she was born and she latched on and everything but i hated having her attached to me, she is so whinny, but god my boobs are so engorged they hurt so bad’ to answer your question i believe scenarios like this are ‘why people get so upset over this issue’ as you put it.

    #6917604

    MamaRancourt
    Member

    Thanks Girls! Everyone makes me feel Sooo guilty for co-sleeping! I cry and stress when we try crib trianing. Baby, me, and hubby are so much happier. Buuuttt, at the same time I am nervous he’ll be sleeping with me till he finds another girl, hahaa (sorry, bad joke)!

    #6917860

    katjak7
    Member

    dollybird – Just so you know I get the same white dot on my nipple too with the clogged ducts every so often. The white dot is a milk blister and it does hurt like hell! And your breast is rock hard due to clogged ducts. Did your baby sleep through the night or miss a feeding? That’s when mine usually occur. The blister is caused sometimes from a poor latch or it could just be dried milk and is the head of the clogged duct. Either way you have to feed from that breast constantly to get rid of it or else the clogged duct or it will get worse. I know it feels like razor blades but if you don’t then the milk will get stagnant and lead to infection of the breast and possibly systemic infection (mastitis). Also take warm to hot wash cloths or a rice sock on your breast and try to massge out the hard duct while you feed. Hot showers and baths are good too. Even get a hot bowl of water (not so hot that it burns though) and immerse your breast in it and massage out the duct. I personally have never gone on anibiotic for this (even with the flu-like symptoms, not saying that you don’t need to though) because these aforementioned remedies have worked for me. The clogged duct could last a few days and the blister usually lasts for a week to 2 weeks. Again, I know it hurts so badly but you must keep on offering that breast to make it better – Good luck!!

    #6918116

    Bri
    Member

    AbbottBaby – I used it a lot with my first. You need to take enough that your sweat smells like maple syrup. It’s also in mother’s milk tea. Just had some more this morning and had me leaking. oops!

    #6918372

    Bri
    Member

    He did start drooling about a month or so ago but so did his brother. The babies in our family don’t get teeth until about 9months. Not saying that he won’t but we’ve checked, there’s nothing there yet. He nursed well last night and this morning a bit. We’ll see how it goes. He’s 20lbs so I’m not worried about his weight. It may be a tummy issue too. We’ll wait it out a bit.

    #6918628

    mereandgirl
    Member

    I hear ya Bri… I’m about an hour and a half away (although I thought I was only 45 minutes). Lol. I’m not sure I’ve ever been on time to meet with Jessica.

    #6918884

    mereandgirl
    Member

    Styx: if that’s all he wants then that’s fine. Some babies drain the boob really fast. Levi takes a little while longer, but her last feeding of the night she only eats for five to ten minutes. It’s just a top off

    #6919140

    MamaRancourt
    Member

    Wow, 16 pills of Fenugreek a day? Can you really take that much? I just bought a bottle last week. I’m hoping to get a higher supply for my bubs while I’m working part-time. It says on the bottle 2 a day, so that’s what I’ve been doing….

    #6919396

    james in bed, oliver not cluster feeding. Feeling slightly redundant this evening not sure what to do with myself!

Viewing 15 posts - 14,146 through 14,160 (of 15,860 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.