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    mummysue
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    Ok, am writing to try to get to know some other breast feeders before baby 2 arrives. I’m 37 weeks at the moment and set in breast feeding for the second time. Our dd is now 2 yrs old and only stopped nursing 3 months ago (through her own choice – I’d have been happy to keep going!). I’m pretty apprehensive about getting through the first few weeks as I found it so so hard and draining last time. At least this time I know the hard bit passes and it ends up being the most wonderful experience. Will definitely need some support to get me through the first few weeks!

    #6925544

    Mama2B011010
    Member

    my daughter was born on december 23rd at just 4lb6oz. since she is so small, latching has been near impossible. i tried using a nipple shield, which worked for her… but caused chapping and scabbing on my nipples after a week or so. so ever since, i have been pumping exclusively. i loved the medela hospital grade pump that i was able to use in the hospital. however, since i am home now i am using a medela pump in style. is this what most of you ladies use?

    #6925800

    pugdunn
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    I got pregnant with our 3 son while I was breastfeeding our 3nd son … it does happen.

    #6910185

    angelag3girls
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    cosmomama- Getting distracted easily is common around that age. Have you tried nursing in a darker room with just you and baby? You can also try and offer when baby is tired or just waking up and not sure where its coming from. If he is liking the bottle too much I would try not to use so much maybe just spend the day with you and baby and offer often and alot of skin to skin contact. Taking a nap together might help as well.

    #6910441

    angelag3girls
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    tove- I had stopped breastfeeding my 3rd child for 2mo and got her back on the breast by bathing with her and offering and also catching her sleeping. We took many of naps together skin to skin and also a dark room can help

    #6910697

    ozbaby
    Member

    I notice with every new tooth my little one sucks differently. I think it is because it feels different in their mouth. It does go back to normal though when they get used to the tooth… Emerson has 6 teeth and 2 more cutting. She is 9 months.

    #6910953

    tamii, you can always trick him into thinknig hes on the side he likes. which position do you nurse him with? if its the cradle, and he only likes the right side, to get him to eat off the left breast, hold him football, or vice versa. thats what i had to do with my son. it wasnt a breast he prefered, it was a side of him that he liked to lay on. jsut be careful, at 4 1/2months, he still prefers to lay on his right side, and now we are worried abotu a flat spot and are having to roll him after hes fallen asleep

    #6911209

    have any of you ladies used the first years breastflow bottles on your LO’s? i tried one tonight cause ill be returning to work soon…and it seems to work nice..altho when i would pull the bottle out at any time it would release MASS air bubbles (other bottles that indicates them getting air)…was curious if any of you have experienced this and if it is air or if thats just how the bottles are? he burped and is not gasey so maybe its just how they work?

    #6911465

    ArmyMom
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    I’ve been breastfeeding now for 3 months and I know it takes a while for your body to adjust to the supply/demand and I think mine has by now but now my breasts feel like their empty. I know they’re not but I dont like not being able to tell anymore. This only started after my son started sleeping through the night and we’ve cut down to 5 feedings during the day with an occasional midnight feeding. I’m especially worried about the last feeding of the day around 8pm because I feel there is nothing left and my son doesnt seem satisfied after that feeding. In fact, he cries after that feeding and leaves me wondering if he is just overtired or still hungry. I’m thinking I’ll have to pump after that last feeding so my body knows to produce more milk at that time. Do you think that’ll help or does anybody have any other suggestions? I’ve been drinking tons of water and eating well and just started drinking Mothers milk tea 3 times a day. I’m about to get Fenugreek soon and start taking that as well. He seems fine during the day but that last feeding worries me. I don’t like this empty feeling.

    #6911721

    cindermoon
    Member

    The weather is so crazy, I live in Alabama and its only been really cold for about a week and only a little chilly for about 2 weeks, I didn’t even wear a jacket yesterday. Sad thing is it hasn’t always been like this, it used to snow here once or twice a year around christmas/january, but its been almost 10 years with no snow and it hardly gets cold anymore, its beginning to look like we wont have winter this year at all.

    #6911977

    Bri
    Member

    melliebellie – I’m glad it’s working out for you. I felt the effects within hours of taking it. But, I already have anxiety issues so I think the pills just made it ten times worse. HAHA!

    #6912233

    1Byfaith
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    gladek- Thanks a bunch. I see what you are saying about pumping enough for the next day. I guess I was only thinking about stocking up a bunch before returning back to work. I really love this site, it has been so helpful to me. I am trying to do as much research that I can because with my son, I remember being soooo stressed out. But that time I kinda went into it blind. I am praying it will be different this time :0) Thanks again

    #6912489

    lovely216
    Member

    i have a questions for momies who are pumping and giving baby a bottle how much do you get when you pump? and do you know of anything that can get you more milk? i usually pump twice a day and get any where from 5 oz to 10 each pumpmig session but recently it has been getting lower.

    #6912745

    angelag3girls
    Participant

    kym I just remembered that the mini pill hurt my supply with my first but I didn’t know much about breastfeeding so I quit.

    #6913001

    Bri
    Member

    Oz, when I was pumping I was getting about 6-8oz in the beginning. Once Kekoa got older I was getting 3-6. As for chocolate, Kekoa never had any problems.

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