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  • #6918127

    styx
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    Thanks bri I will check it out. I am glad so far he is latching good and eating like crazy I just would like to have some support. When I EBF my little girl she got sick and I didnt get any support on how to keep my supply and mind you she was at a childrens hospital so I dried up at about 8 months and I just dont want to happen again. My hub supports a year but I think I want to go farther. Any ideas how to convince him that child lead weaning is best?

    #6918383

    HannahKay
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    yeah i hate these kinda days. my moms gunna come get her for a cpl hrs n let me have some me time. love my baby girl and dont wanna leave her but these past few days ive had so much stress, i just need to wind down a little n get some exercise

    #6918639

    Bri
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    BUTTERFLY: Agreed, but more to the point, their tummies haven’t developed enough to handle food of any kind. It can lead to future problems including early diabetes, gast. intestinal issues, allergies and much more. Bad idea! She’ll start sleeping longer when she’s ready.

    #6918895

    phatbaby57
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    laurocrat-in the states you get an option to take 3 months w/o employer pentalty. no pay but you can stay home for free. that’s it. if you happen to have short term disability it typically pays around 67% of your income for 6 weeks and then after that you’re on your own.

    #6919151

    MamaRancourt
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    WOW, thanks Mammas! I’ve been taking it since Thursday and haven’t noticed any different. Still only getting 6oz at work for the 6hrs I’m here. DJ will use about 13oz. I don’t do his morning feed so he’ll get an 8oz bottle when he wakes. I’ve been getting up at 2am to pump and would REALLY love to kick that out the door! So I’ll increase the amount… and smell for maple syrup, LOL!

    #6919407

    katjak7
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    I absolutely did switch doctors. This was when she was 5 weeks old, she is now just about a year. I still wonder how that doctor could, in good conscience, have told me to stop nursing. Especially when my daughter’s poor tummy was suffering and would need it most. I will say that it was not a dairy or other food allergy as I did end up cutting out dairy, nuts, caffeine, soy, etc for close to 2 weeks with no improvement. It ended up being a lactose overload problem due to a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance and overactive letdown. So in the end, it was my milk causing the colic symptoms, however it was quickly nipped in the bud once I learned how to regulate it. Either way though, obviously quitting nursing and taking away all the other benefits would not be the answer! I think that particular doctor gets paid by the formula company or something, or is just truly not the brightest bulb on the tree!

    #6919663

    Shannon13
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    8 weeks is just about right…you kind of want to wait until you are not changing a diaper every hour like early on (at least I like to wait). Our daughter is 8 weeks and we are starting with a few cloth a day right now (still doing disposable when we leave the house until we can get into a good predictable pattern with everything).

    #6919919

    phatbaby57
    Member

    I have paragard and love it! Lawson-even if she has weaned i’d probably still offer it every night around bedtime. Who knows maybe she’ll go for it every once in a while or regain interest all together. no matter what the outcome, you’ve done great and have done more to give Lawson the best that 80% of women out there. It’s just too bad babies are born with opinions!

    #6920175

    Ready4No2
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    On the subject of baby growth (late, I know), DD gained 5.5lbs in the first 2 months, 4lbs the next 2, and 3lbs the next 2. So she was 19.5lbs at 6 months – pretty chunky. At 12 months she was just over 20lbs, so strange. I remember reading BF babies slow down in weight gain typically after 6 months and thinking ‘yeah right, thatll never happen!’ 🙂

    #6920431

    katiebear
    Member

    thanks for advice

    #6920687

    Bri
    Member

    Leslie, that’s awesome. We don’t have that here. All the groceries have organics and here was have ‘local organics’. Not to mention there’s Central market, Whole Foods, PCC and a couple other retailers. Then there is always downtown Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market. Love them!!! It’s a trek to go there but we also do out Asian shopping downtown so we go all the time. Love it! I can’t wait for you to sell your house and get on with staying home. You’re going to be a great SAHM. HAHA! Not that you aren’t a great mama now because you are. You just sound like me a couple years ago. Staying home has does wonders for my soul.

    #6920943

    inlove530
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    Just reading about everyone that’s co cleeping makes me jealous. I can’t co sleep because I move a lot in my sleep, I would be too scared that I would roll on my little man. About the pregnant thing, I’d love to be pregnant again already too (my son is only 10 days old lol.) But we want our kids to be about 2 or 3 years apart. This is our first and my fiancé only wants 2 kinds, I want 3 or 4. I’d settle with 3 though. I LOVE being pregnant so it makes me very sad that I only get to go through it one more time. Next time I get pregnant I know im gonna be so hormonal and cry all the time because I know it’ll be the last time being pregnant. Unless a miracle happens and we ‘accidentally’ get pregnant a third time.

    #6921199

    phatbaby57
    Member

    Oh I’m jealous now! My accomdations were a supply closet with a barely cushioned chair, an outlet to plug into, and a lock which explains why I only pumped at work when it was absolutely necessary. And yes your body does get used to it. My problem is now that I’ve dropped pumping altogether Monday and Tuesday I’m miserably full b/c on the weekends I nurse whenever he wants and during the week we nurse once before bed and once or twice (or three times) during the night. And yep I was a ‘victim’ of reverse cycling so much so that Isaac would take just enough of his last bottle of the day to take the edge off and then wait for me. If you don’t think infants can tell time or count, leave them everyday of the week with multiple bottles and see what they do.

    #6921455

    As of now 1 year is my mark. I had said before it was 3 months, then once I passed that it was 6 and now that 6 is next month I’m going to 1 year. I don’t know if I could go much longer as I’m hoping to be pregnant by the end of this year( I think). I’ll need a little break since DH can’t handle him alone because he thinks everytime he cries its for the boob. Which by the way, I’m going to VENT… The other night we were going to bed and I hadn’t taken a shower so I gave him the baby, who was tired, and said he’s feed I’m gonna shower. Not 5 minutes later he comes busting in the bathroom with baby in arm yelling. ‘ I don’t think this is a good time for you to take a shower!’ I’m like really?!?!?! You can’t put him to sleep so I can get clean… Then when is a good time? When he’s in college? What I just can’t leave him with you for 10 minutes ever? He says NO! You need to take him with you. I wanted to push him into a wall! (not really) As I was trying to finish in the shower he’s just standing in the bathroom wit hthe baby screaming until I was done. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I was soooo annoyed. This is only the 2nd time something like this has happened in 5 months. What I don’t get is if we are all in a room together and the baby starts to cry, he doesn’t seem to hear it or it doesn’t bug him. Yet, if he’s alone and the baby is crying he acts like the world is coming to an end. Sorry about that random vent! lol

    #6921711

    MamaRancourt
    Member

    STXY- don’t worry so much about the ’empty feeling’ I looked and your son is about 4mons, right? Your body is adjusting to his nursing needs, no worries ☺! Think about it this way- if he’s nursing all night long then there is no need for your boobs to be so engorged in the morning, because he wont be taking the amount that a baby would who sleeps through the night. Also the older your LO gets the less that ‘rock solid/full boob’ feeling you’ll get. There is still PLENTY to go around though, your just adjusting to your own babies needs! It’s really cool!!

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