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    dominique23
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    letty005- and has your milk come in?? or is it just colostrum? it does take some time for your body to respond to a pump sometimes. and what i did with my daughter was attempt to nurse her usually a session would last an hour getting her on, then keeping her on and keeping her awake ! then i would pump after that each time until my supply built up, if your milk hasnt come its good to try and pump every hour for 10-15 , if it is in pump every 2-3hrs. pretty much you might as well not ware a shirt lol.

    #6916331

    RachelZ
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    charmara, how do you know if it’s thrush? I do feel like she fusses more at my left breast. I notice that the right one always leaks and squirts and seems to have more flowing. When she does start fussing on the left I check to see if there is anything coming out and it does so I’m really not sure what is going on. I don’t think I have any blocked ducts. I was doing some reading and I think I had her positioned wrong, sometimes her belly was face up instead of towards me and I wasn’t holding my nipple all of the time. I tried adjusting her position and holding my nipple better and it did help. Can something I’m eating be affecting her?

    #6916587

    T3POandR2D2
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    hchina – That sounds like constipation. What are you feeding him?

    #6916843

    seuban0
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    lauraoct – cluster feeding, indeed! Zoey was a pro at that… had me miserable and in tears for the first few weeks. I certainly didn’t expect to be attached to her for 19-20 hours a day. No joke. Try to resist pumping in the early days though…they’re right. No pump will do as well as your baby at getting the milk out. My little one (4 months) is still a snacker…so I breastfeed a lot. But not 19 hours anymore. lol. She likes to eat a little in each sitting and come back often. Which is why I was flabbergasted when I came home after working a short shift last night (6:30-10:30) and the 10 oz of expressed milk was gone. Apparently she drank 6 at once (what?!?) and then acted hungry so her dad heated up the other 4 oz and came back in the room to find her passed out. He has 4 year old twins that were formula fed and he really doesn’t understand that she needs just a small amount per hour. However, I know if I don’t leave him atleast 10 oz, he’ll break into the hospital cans of formula in the cabinet. And I’m one of those ladies that is lucky to get 2-3 oz every 2 hours with my pump. Sigh!!! Anyway. Hang in there. Cluster feeding will taper off some in a few weeks!

    #6917099

    LckyLadyL
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    So… I love you guys. Thanks for much for the comments. My venting helped and then seeing how much you all hate the pump too made me laugh and feel better. Last time I was on maternity leave I pumped the entire time trying to build up my supply for when I went back to work. I was confident I wouldn’t need to do that this time, so I didn’t pump and wow…simply breastfeeding when they are hungry is enjoyable! Oh, the pump. If I could only learn to make it my friend. I even bought it a really cute patent leather carrying case instead of that backpack… and nope… it didn’t make me like it anymore, just love the cute bag! 🙂

    #6917355

    T3POandR2D2
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    jessicalynn21 – Like I said, sometimes, breastfeeding IS painful. It is something that has to be learned, though natural, it is new for both you and baby. Most pain that accompanies breastfeeding has to do with latch. Most of the time, you fix the latch, you fix the problem. Also, just because there is a lot of products on the market for pain and nursing, doesn’t mean that most women have pain. Companies main objective is to capitalize on products that could come in handy or that they can make you THINK will come in handy. Either way, as I said – I’d rather work out any pain issues with BFing over giving formula, anyday.

    #6917611

    MamaRancourt
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    BRI – You should Totally look into being a LC! I actually always though you were!! I know you say your tied with your boys, but there are places you can work and bring your kidods! I got to this place called Papoose every Monday at 11am- there is a breastfeeding support group. The women who work there have their babies/kiddos with them! There might be a place you can work part-time and bring your kiddies! Figure the time your on here helping you could be helping ‘hands on’ and getting such more gratification out of it! I’ve been on this BF sight for 6mons. You always comment and I never knew how, but you must be an amazing Mamma that’s why! I might only have a 6mon old but I KNOW A LOT about BFing and see a LC weekly and get wonderful knowledge from them… everything you say is always totally accurate! Good for you for taking the time to ALWAYS comment!

    #6917867

    MamaRancourt
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    So we’ve been successful crib training my 6mon old son. We used to co-sleep and he would ‘snack’ all night long. Well the last two nights he’s slept from 8pm-8am. He’s wake a few times through the night, fuss and fall back alseep on his own. QUESTION: How do I train my boobies that they don’t need milk through the night? I’ve been having to wake at 3am and pump and I wake with rocks! I’m very prone to mastitis, I’ve had it 4x, any suggestions?

    #6918123

    Bri
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    kj0406 – I feel for you. My first self weaned at 22 months. It’s heart breaking that that moment of time is over. It gets better though.

    #6918379

    Bri
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    Ash, that’s awesome! Congrats! My first wouldn’t latch for 2 months. It was crazy and I give props to all those that E-pump! That’s so darn hard! Getting them to latch was the best thing ever. I cried and cried when it happened.

    #6918635

    MamaRancourt
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    BUTTERFLY: Yea, don’t do it! At that age you will more likely have a very cranky baby! My LC said to NEVER mix cereal in a bottle and that really it’s an ol wives tail. If your baby is sleeping more after it’s a coinsidence and just her time to start sleeping more. But at 1 month your baby should still be eating every 2hrs. You don’t want to mess your supply up! Where does your baby sleep? Is she near you? Keep her close at night. I know DJ slept longer stretches if I kept him on my chest. She should be dozing off after or during the night feeding. Like EllasMom said, I really wouldn’t bother with changing the diapers, at 4wks she really isn’t voiding much to really soak one. At 7mons DJ really soaks them and I still don’t change him till morning, but it doesn’t bother him.

    #6918891

    LaIslaBonita
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    Im living in the country.

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    #6919403

    Bri
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    katjak7 – That’s awful! I would switch doctors if I were you. My office is completely pro-breastfeeding and only suggest formula at the last case senerio. This is after everything has been tried. It’s their office policy with 26 doctors. My own ped has 3 boys herself and breastfed each one until 2. Her parenting methods match my own. If you are able to find a new one I would.

    #6919659

    Shannon13
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    Oh, and with our son, we had to still use Huggies overnights at night since pretty early on, since he would pee through absolutely everything else including the cloth at night. But other than that the cloth rarely leaked if changed every few hours or so. He also only had a diaper rash 3 times in his whole 2 years of diapers. I think cloth really helps cut down on that too.

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