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    ellae
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    OMG I THINK IM PREGNANT
    My son is 6 months old, ive exclusively breastfed the entire time, and for the past 2 months have been pumping. for the past few days I’ve had breast pain ( more than normal) nausea and cramping. I took a test and had a faint posititve, has anyone else gotten pregnant this soon or while breastfeeding?

    #6914535

    Jamiee
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    hchina – if you go to the Medela site, look at the FAQ. There is a lot of good advice on there. It could be as simple as changing those little white things to get a better suction. If you call too they will walk you through cleaning the motor part and stuff if you think the pump may be causing problems.

    #6914791

    MeganG22
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    I just read for the first time that you should put breastmilk in the fridge for a few hours before freezing. I have not been doing this. Is my frozen breastmilk still ok to use?

    #6915047

    rangie
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    thank you ladies for the help on deprestion well breast feeding im going to keep breast feeding and also speek to my midwife about it in the mean time my husband is doing everything to help me feel better well feeding

    #6915303

    1Byfaith
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    I posted pics of Brandon please go see!!

    #6915559

    Jamiee
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    Solids as I understand it refers to anything other than Breastmilk/Formula.

    #6915815

    Bri
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    Society makes breastfeeding out to be this horrible thing and that it ruins women’s breast and so forth. Unfortunately, most of the young mothers that I know FF because they don’t want to give up their party life style. I couldn’t imagine leaving my infant to go out partying but I know many that did/do. Breastfeeding was the hardest thing I ever did with my first but it was also part of my family and my husband’s family that there wasn’t any other choice which turned out well for us. We’re coming off of generations that didn’t breastfeed because of women’s lib and so many women just don’t think it’s the right way to go about it. As for 16 and pregnant….I can’t stand that show. At least in the first season it almost glamorized having children young. Yes there were fights and one gave up her child but in end everyone was happy. I’m not saying that having children in your teens can’t be happy but it’s a long struggle. Even in your early 20’s it can be a struggle. Pretty much what I’m saying is that many young girls don’t breastfeed because they have too much on their plates, they aren’t taught that it’s the best way to go, body image, and society just looks down upon them. It isn’t right, I totally agree. I think they should be given the same information as the rest of us. This is also a sterotype because I also know many women on this site that have been awesome. Young moms can be very good mothers. Just because they are young doesn’t mean they are immature. Honestly, I know many 30 year olds that act 16. I think it’s mostly an impression that we get. I wonder what the actual stats are.

    #6916071

    T3POandR2D2
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    Can’t believe my little boy is already 13 months! We’re still going strong! I’m 10 weeks pregnant so my nipples are kind of sore but I am SO excited to tandem nurse!!!

    #6916327

    esyogurl
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    10 lbs 11 oz, that’s it Bri??? LOL Congrats!!!!

    #6916583

    judi
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    We live in a very friendly small town and I’m not the only mother who nurses on the benches outside the grocery store. (there’s no parenting room in the rest room block) No-one seems to care too much, and if it makes someone uncomfortable, then that’s their problem!! My Penny is too heavy to carry and nurse in the grocery store, but there’s a lady here who does that. Good for her, I say!

    #6916839

    T3POandR2D2
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    Minioface – you don’t need to worry about your supply. Your baby is the one who regulates your supply. If your baby nurses every 4 hours, your supply will meet their needs. There is no need to pump unless you want an oversupply.

    #6917095

    Bri
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    andbabymakes6 – Maybe he’s not so much hungry but has a strong suck reflex and is using you as a pacifier and only realizes once he has formula that you aren’t feeding him? Who knows? I would probably recommend just latching him on constantly through a weekend, a nursing marathon. It should build up the supply to what he wants. You supply should regulate to his needs. Formula contains a lot of filler in it which to me isn’t always the best. Empty calories that won’t help baby grow is useless in my book.

    #6917351

    T3POandR2D2
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    About the pain issue – I DID NOT HAVE PAIN. NONE…zip… Zero. Yes, some women DO have issues with pain and breastfeeding but, no one should say that breastfeeding is painful, period. Because, it isn’t always painful and it isn’t painful for everyone. Even so, I’d rather deal with pain than give my baby sub standard food. Do I have a problem with ff moms? Nope. Do I have a problem with FORMULA? yes. I don’t judge the parent, I judge the product.

    #6917607

    babyblue1
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    Bri–I have heard of that in general, but I didn’t see that listed anywhere in the co-sleeping forum. I guess the belief that SIDS is associated with co-sleeping is common, but there isn’t any good empirical evidence for this…. I can see how suffocation would be of concern, and there is evidence that suffocation does increase when bedsharing is not carried out safely –but when safe practices are carried out it has many benefits and is of low-risk compared to other sleeping arrangements (i.e. separate room in a crib). This website in particular has a good opportunity to make well-considered info on co-sleeping/bedsharing available to new moms so it would be a shame for info to be incorrect.Is the best way to get in touch with Laura in the suggestion forum?

    #6917863

    Bri
    Member

    Explo – I left you a message at the three month page. Every baby is different, every birth is different and every feeding experience is different. I had a rough time with the first and this time I had an over supply. My son was tongue tied this time while last time Chris didn’t have the suck reflex for two months. It’s hard breastfeeding. I wouldn’t give up on breastfeeding. Just offer the breast firsst and only top off with an ounce. Just enough to hold over until your breasts can fill back up and feed again. A little formula isn’t going to hurt but having some breastmilk will still give her all the benefits of EBF. Good Luck!

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