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    Ready4No2
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    Katiebear – have you thought of or heard of using an SNS system? So he can still get plenty of liquid for weight gain and as a reward for nursing, but he’s doing it all while at the breast and in turn is stimulating them to produce more. We had issues in the beginning (due to my c-section, I believe) and used one for the first 3 weeks.

    #6920682

    doublemama
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    as for why they give the shots laying down, i learned why first hand. my daughter was just a couple months old (under a year, but cant remember how old) and i asked if i could just have her in my lap while they gave her the shots so i could comfort her as she is quite an emotional one. well there was a nurse to give the shots, a nurse to hold her down, and me with her in my lap. somehow my daughter managed to bypass the three of us, grab the shot out of her leg just as it had gone in, and break it with one hand!!! ever since then ive realized laying down is best for my kids lol they are quick and fiesty!

    #6920938

    Bri
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    jepica19 – That’s cause your little one is 2 weeks. You are still recovering. You’re probably still bleeding and sore. You probably still have more blood and other fluids in your system that is still working its way out. If you wanted them before I’m sure in a couple months you’ll be wanting more. Especially when your baby starts outgrowing clothes! Ok, mine skipped the 3months clothes but once I started putting away the 6 month clothes I started wanting another. At least my period isn’t back yet. That means I can’t really want one yet. It’s in God’s hands right now.

    #6921194

    Bri
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    maddux – It should be easy for you. Ok, thinking of a normal schedule. You probably show up around 7 or 8 right? School starts around 8? So breastfeed before leaving him which would be somewhere in that time frame. Lunch is usually at 11:30 or so, pump then and his caregiver can give him a bottle then. You get out of school around 3-ish, feed him as soon as you get to him. Teachers aren’t away from their kids as much as someone like Leslie who was away 12 hours a day. You should be fine!! I would also start getting him into the routine a few weeks before. He may start eating more at night and afternoon when you are together. It’s called reverse cycling. Many babies will go all day without milk and then feed nonstop on mom. Being away 6 hours or so isn’t bad at all. Also, look at your state laws. For a company over 50 people (which schools are) in most states require that the employer allow Mom to pump. Make sure your principal knows that you are a nursing mom and need the time. But I’m sure you can make do with this. Are you a HS teacher? I think it would be probably harder if you were elementary because kids have lunch in the classroom and need to be watched but in that case you’d just have to have someone from the office come and relieve you for a few. You’ll be fine. The hardest part is actually going back and leaving your baby. Ugh! I hated that feeling. A teacher is such a great career and awesome for when your baby is in school. You’ll be able to make money and get off when he gets home from school. How wonderful! You can do it!

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    Congrats mere x

    #6921706

    MamaRancourt
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    jpeanut503- lol, he sounds just like a typical newborn! Nothing stays the same for long. Is he falling asleep while nursing and that’s way the sessions are so short? If that’s the case then you might want to do some tricks on trying to keep him awake. I used to keep on finger under DJ’s chin. When he’d doze off I’d tap his chin, like, lets get going type of a thing. Or rub/tickle his back or toes. Maybe even do a diaper change. You’ll want to keep him awake and let him eat for as long as he can… then fall asleep. Oh, it’s super hard to keep them awake for a night feed. Sucking is just so comforting for them though. My son was up ever 1-2hrs like yours to nurse, you’ve kinda just gotta go with it!

    #6921962

    nic4charles
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    thanks bri!

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    Seuban glad the results came back fine, James has a big head also he is 21 month and wears an age 6 – 8 years hat!

    #6922474

    phatbaby57
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    I saw this on my Facebook and thought of you ladies. Aparently the keyword isn’t just ‘formula’ but also ‘breastfeeding’. Dirty business indeed. http://www.laurenwayne.com/2010/08/blocking-google-adsense-formula-ads-for.html

    #6922730

    deeyore486
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    Make sure you go to the discussions page to get the code to put in! If you want to suggest the page to me (ashley stanciel) to get the extra 5% go for it!

    #6922986

    JeniWalker
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    1sttimemommy- I didnt leak prior to having my daughter and have been breastfeeding for over 14 months now! Sometimes you just don’t leak colostrum prior to birth, has nothing to do with your ability to produce after birth.

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    Will try and upload one of me feeding Ollie.

    #6923498

    deeyore486
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    Lawson, every once in a while that would happen to me. Eventually it would go away and things would return to normal. 🙂

    #6923754

    Bri
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    Leslie, hope all goes well. In WA state a child can’t be in childcare for more then 10 hours in one day. This means mom/dad needs to be able to drop the child off, commute and get back before 10 hours are up or the daycare can get into trouble. I know Grandma takes Lawson but there are reasons for this law! Those that work longer shifts usually have one parent drop off and the other pick up. I think you are doing the right thing. You do need to spend as much time with as you can. I know you are an attached parent so I know how hard it is for you. Good Luck! Hopefully they will reduce your hours, if not oh well. It might be the best thing for you, Lawson and Keri.

    #6924010

    MeganShell
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    KatieJones- my husband and I encapsulated my placenta and I just recently finished taking my pills (3xday) a few weeks ago, I am 5 months PP. I’m still having hair loss, although I have lots of hair so it’s not that big of a deal. Taking your placenta is also suppose to help stablize your hormones. There is all sorts of amazing benefits in doing it. Also if you were to make a tincture with it, it can be used for years as a one of a kind, perfectly made for your baby, medicine. It works for headaches, colds, cuts, sores. In some states it’s considered ‘medical waste’ which is so sad to me, what great nutrients, and vitamins being considered waste??!?! A lot of hospitals won’t let mothers take home their placenta, but I use midwifes so that was no problem for us. Anyone else not get any sleep last night??? Ohhhh I am soo tired of being tired! 5 months of EBF and she never sleeps, up every 2 hours, although I think it was every hour last night. needless to say, I’m grumpy, exhausted and have achy knees and legs.

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