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  • #6915053

    suzmBLUE
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    Hi Miami — it is quiet in here today! My LO is 6 months, and still doesn’t really take one. She was picky about a bottle as well. I was able to get her the MAM paci (and MAM bottles finally worked) – she will still take it time to time. They have an under 6 month size and this satisfies her when she is sleepy and wants to suck – but, she still spits it out pretty often.

    #6915309

    babybellybliss
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    bri- i get the same thing ‘how many months’, Delaney is also 14lbs. the day i left the hospital with her i was asked 3 times how many ‘weeks’ she was, she as 2 days!

    #6915565

    esyogurl
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    clange – u may want to try teaching your LO to drink from a normal cup, I have heard many EBF moms use that approach. My son used the NUK sippy cups, I suppose because of its soft top 🙂

    #6915821

    MiamiMom2b
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    hchina – the seedy texture is definitley normal for a BF baby!

    Ladies today I saw for the FIRST time another mom BF’ing her baby in public. It felt so good to finally see someone besides myself BFing. I gave her a big smile. lol. On another note, today I was at Nordstroms shopping & I visited the womans lounge, it is such a nice place to BF. It is a quiet & private place to BF & they have a nice changing table – anyways just thought I’d share my great BF’ing stories of the day 🙂

    #6916077

    dominique23
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    letty005 – If you can i would stop with the bottle feedings, and if he isnt latching, use a syringe to feed him, it could be causing him nipple confusion. i had a really hard time getting my daughter to latch too at first, just get him on your boob as much as possible, you can try nipple shields to help latch better, you can buy them at target, toys r us, babies r us, they are bout 7-10 dollars. I would get a hold of a laction nurse from the hospital asap! and find a support group , usually the hospital has a free one they really help. dont give up! its really hard the first few weeks, you both have to learn how. soon it will be a piece of cake! hang in there

    #6916333

    HannahKay
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    i gave birth to our first child thursday and am breastfeeding but im having some problems. at first she would barely suck and wouldnt eat very much so i was having to supplement w/ formula. i cried and cried b/c that was nvr an option for me. now every other feeding she bf exclusively. but y is she still not bf well every other time? she sucks for just a few min and then drinks 3/4 an ounce of formula. not very much at all. but the next time im bf her for 45 min sometimes. its all so confusing and i wish i had help. my milk is in im pretty sure. my boobs have started leaking when she cries. also one more ? it says above to not try and breastfeed a screaming baby. y? what am i supposed to do?

    #6916589

    MiamiMom2b
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    Ladies I have a question!! Its not about BF (although my LO is EBF). Well my LO is 6 months old & his pediatrician mentioned that next visit he would give him the flu shot. For some reason I felt annoyed. Maybe because he didn’t ask me or give me any explaination about the shot. I have never gotten a flu shot. Did you ladies give flu shots to your infants???

    #6916845

    andbabymakes6
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    PG- i constantly swaddle! he kicks out of it… as im posting, he is lying in my bed curled up in my left side snoozing away.. he had his first dr appointment today and has lost another ounce since leaving the hospital.. im so frustrated! he eats good during the day but at night, he may only get up once. so dr wants me to wake him every 3to4 hrs to feed him… maybe it will help him sleep better?

    #6917101

    MamaRancourt
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    MYBABYSUPRISE – I have the pump in style and just ordered Medela SoftFit Breastshields– they are amazing! I’ve been using them for about 3wks now and it feels great while pumping AND I can cut the pumping time by half (sometimes)!! I would TOTALLY recommend them and they are only about $12!!

    #6917357

    Lisset005
    Member

    Your brests shouldn’t continue to hurt and sting when BFing…if so I would get in contact with a lactation consultant to see what the problem is. There is an initial period where your breasts need time to ‘toughen up’ so to speak but then they should feel pretty normal…believe it or nor there actually comes a time your baby can suckle and you don’t feel any discomfort…even if they latch incorrectly…that comes with time though…
    My family never gave me a hard time about BFing…after 12 months my mom did begin to make comments as did my aunts and such…I made a commitment to allowing my son to nurse for 2 years…he ended up literally giving up the breast in favor of whole milk overnight…one night didn’t want to nurse and never looked back…he nursed until he was 15 months old…He is currently 22 month and recently gave up whole milk…

    #6917613

    MamaRancourt
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    I don’t know about any other Mamma, but I think it’s only normal to check if your baby is breathing. As awful as it might sound, I think we all do it. That little sudden ‘stare’ at your babies tummy to see it moving up and down. I really HATE to say it but SIDS will happen weather your baby crib sleeps or co-sleeps…. I believe SIDS is what exactly it is… there is nothing you can do to prevent it. Yea, they tell you there are things to do to lower the risk, but it happens because there is no reason for it! My child is right next to me and I wake up sometimes startled and feel for him. Thank God I can hear/feel him… it’s tough we love THEM SO MUCH! I remember my Mom and Dad checking on my when I was even 12yrs old, so I don’t think it’ll ever stop ♥

    #6917869

    olliesmom
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    I’ve been BF for 14 months (way longer than I ever thought I would due to supply issues at the beginning). I believe in baby-led weaning, but I thought that my son would have weaned himself by this point. All the other babies I know have weaned themselves prior to 12 months, but it was my goal to BF until 12 month. I’m only feeding in the morning and before bed, but I would like to encourage my son to wean. Has anyone been successful in encouraging their babies to wean themselves? How did you do it? I’ve tried offering milk before BF and he absolutely refused it. Should I just keep trying that? We’re going on a trip in a couple of weeks that it will be difficult to BF, so I’d really like to have him wean before then. The problem is that if I can’t be there when he goes to bed, I don’t want to give him a bottle at this point since he hasn’t had a bottle since a little past 12 months. I don’t want to reintroduce bottles, only to have to take them away again. SO I feel like I can never go out at night since he wants to BF before bed.

    #6918125

    horseygal
    Member

    kj- I feel your pain. Sadie has slowed way down. I still pump once a day at work just to keep some milk flowing, she really only wants to nurse at night. She’s so funny, she’ll wake up in the middle of the night and cry out ‘juice, juice.’

    #6918381

    HannahKay
    Member

    ive nvr bn able to achieve a let down on my left (not for the last month) but my right is almost immediately which was what she was on. today hasnt bn a good day. she wont let me put her down or let me sit down.

    #6918637

    phatbaby57
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    butterfly-l’m with the other ladies. don’t add cereal and don’t change diapers. i think changing the diaper is really the cause of staying up an hour at a time. i don’t know how you feel about co-sleeping but i would suggest that. most nights when isaac was younger (and now as well) i’d fall asleep with him still nursing. i’d wake up an hour later to a really flat boob and a sleeping baby. it was wonderful! plus you get extra cuddles with the baby and are more awake for the three year old. it really is win win.

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