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  • #6917616

    JustTheBaker
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    Co-sleeping is terrifying to me now, because my DH is a really heavy sleeper. he’s been known to roll over onto my arm or shoulder, and not notice, so I don’t trust him in bed with our son (I did co-sleep with my older son for 3 years, but I was single then), So when Braeden does end up in bed with me, which is usually around 4am every morning, I am really careful to have myself in the middle. I scoot over enough that the baby is still about a foot from the edge of the bed, and keep my arm around him so I know he won’t fall. Honestly, given DH’s heavy sleep I’d prefer to have him just sleep in his crib, but by that time of the morning, Braeden sleeps really lightly, and will not go back to his crib easily. So instead of trying, I take him to bed, BF, and fall asleep with him there. And in regards to the SIDS, I know we can’t control everything, but a recent article I read, said that out of every 87 deaths to SIDS, only 3 of them were breastfed. So I just keep telling myself I’m doing the best I can for my son, and he’ll be fine. But after the other mommy lost her son, I’m checking on Braeden at least every half hour now, whereas before it was only a couple of times a night.

    #6917872

    Bri
    Member

    olliesmom – Stats show that most babies are not ready to wean themselves at 12months. A lot of moms misinterupt the signs. I’m all baby led weaning! Just let your baby ask. When your baby is ready s/he will stop asking.

    #6918128

    Wyattsmommy
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    its been like 2 weeks since i have been on here wyatt is now 12 weeks old and as most of you know i was way over lactating and now im almost completely dry i nurse him all day i try to pump i tried the oatmeal for a week and nothing i dont know what to do i hate the idea of formula but hes hardly getting anything at all and his wet diapers are not what they used to be he will NOT latch on hardly anymore he will just scream when i try to feed him and i cant feel any letdown at all anymore im so frusterated and upset i have no idea what to do……

    #6918384

    doublemama
    Member

    so i have the opposite prob then some on here. my lil booger wont take a bottle for the life of him! thats fine by me, im a stay at home mom and my boobs are available 24/7. however, yesterday i ran into a prob when i got real sick and had to go to the doc at night. i had to leave suddenly so didnt have time to take him with me. so there was problem number 1. problem number 2 was that the medicine i need is goes into the breastmilk but it metabolizes out (i guess like beer n such) so if i were able to give him bottles i could have pumped before i took the meds, and given him a bottle of pumped milk while the meds metabolized out. well since he wont take bottles i didnt bother taking the meds. and now im kinda wishing he would because this is the second time something like this has happened. the first time was when i got food poisoning. any tips on how i can get him to take em? ive tried wide neck bottles, medela bottles, sippy cups, everything! he just gets so offended. and hubby has tried being the one to give him it and still he wont.

    #6918640

    mereandgirl
    Member

    This may be a stupid question, but is there ever a time where if I get sick I shouldn’t nurse? My fiance inadvertently gave me food poisoning last night. I feel awful, and for the first time ever, REALLY don’t want to nurse her. I have been, but I’m just wondering if there is a situation where I wouldn’t…

    #6918896

    Bri
    Member

    The FMLA only let’s moms and dads off if the company is over 50people. Smaller companies can’t afford to let a mom take three months off so they have to hire a replacement. My company brought in a temp while I was out to do the easy part and then my owner did the harder parts of the job.

    #6919152

    MamaRancourt
    Member

    LaIslaBonita – Yea, it is normal for your supply to drop in the evening. Your hormone levels are at their highest in the morning. I HATE it, because I like DJ to get a ‘good feeding’ at 8pm before bed. My righ boob is a ‘dud’ so I’ll give him that one after 5:00pm, so the left one (my ‘good boob’) get’s nice and full for that night time feeding.

    #6919408

    katjak7
    Member

    emilees3babes – I just read your last post since I did not refresh my screne before my post. I think you are correct about the formula companies funding the clinics for endorsement. It is almost unbelievable and maddening!…. And great job with all three of your children!

    #6919664

    styx
    Member

    I have a huge costco box of 1-2s thats open that he almost doesnt fit anymore and I have another unopened and now that she isnt going to be in diapers I just dont want to buy them at all lol. So it sounds like a lot of you prefer the inserts? I will just have to invest slowly. I see someone said you need about 20 all together? How many do you use a day what would be a good number for me to start out with?

    #6919920

    Bri
    Member

    Leslie, I agree with the others. Go on a nursing marathon this weekend. I know during the week is out but just continue to offer it at every minute. I would also seek out a lacatation consultant. Babies do not wean at 5 months. It’s just not in their instinct. They may learn that the bottle is faster but that’s it. Also, when offering the breast, compress your breast so milk starts flowing imediately into her mouth. She’ll get the idea. She’s smart. She knows that she gets your milk from the bottle which is faster. If the bottle is only given to her while she is with your mom then she has no choice but to feed from you. Good Luck! Definately contact your LC.

    #6920176

    Ready4No2
    Member

    My midwife told me 18 months minimum between births. I haven’t decided if I want to try for a VBAC or not. I’m thinking it’ll depend on how the pregnancy goes. I wouldn’t mind trying for #2 right now but I really would like to get my work hours in so I can take off a full year with good mat leave. Although I really don’t want to go back to work yet, so I’m not sure how that’s going to work… I worry that #2 will take longer to conceive. DD was conceived the 1st month we tried.

    #6920432

    deeyore486
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    styx, you said that you had the no cry sleep solution for toddler’s didn’t you?? We used that book with Ayden about a month ago. He has always been a horrible sleeper. Wouldn’t go to sleep until he was cuddled to sleep and it would take a couple hours for him to go out. We ended up doing the ‘I’ll Be Right Back’ method that she talks about in there. We started off with a couple of weeks of keeping strictly to our plan and now can play with it a bit. Ayden transitioned himself to a twin sized bed at 15mo. We were doing his room up for when brother would come and we put the bunk beds in his room. He saw them and would NOT lay down in his crib at all. He would through fits until you put him into the bottom bunk. Because of my work schedule, we had to find times that would work for us, and Ayden, so our target time for him to be in bed was 9. At that point he wasn’t falling asleep until 11, even though we would be putting him ‘to bed’ at 8/830. So, we decided that at 8, we would do snack. At 830, we would do teeth, potty, two books, bible story, devotions, prayers and five min of cuddling. Stories and cuddling all in his room. He was then in bed at 9. We would get him into bed, sit in there for a little bit and then find an excuse to leave. ‘I have to go change brother, I’ll be right back.’ We would go for a couple min and come back. Eventually he would fall asleep. (There are more details in the book!) Now I can put him to bed after the cuddles and leave and never come back. I will sometimes, depending on the day he has had. Using this, he went from going to sleep at 11 before we started, to 10 the first week and now is out by 930 most nights. The ‘disappearing chair’ method is also mentioned in the book, but I think she uses a different name for it. With that one, you have a chair in LO room that you start off with right next to the bed. After she is comfortable with you in the chair instead of with her, you move the chair a couple of feet closer to the door. Keep moving the chair as she is comfortable until the chair is in the doorway. Then right outside the door so that she can’t see you…talk to her a little bit from that spot so that she still knows you are around and there for her. Once she is comfortable with this, you are pretty much good to go! For us, we still have the night waking, but really aren’t doing much for it. Ayden wakes up and comes into our room and climbs into our bed. He doesn’t wake us up and stays toward the end of the bed. When we get ready to deal with this, we will make him a bed on our floor that he will be able to use when he needs mom or dad in the night. He is 2.5 right now.

    #6920688

    Bri
    Member

    Double, that’s awful! Wow. That never happens here. While nursing I’ve got the top half and the nurse holds the bottom half. I’m more worried about Chris snatching a needle then Alex moving. Last time Chris got a cotton ball off the tray. It was a newer nurse and next time she’ll remember to put the tray a little more further back on the counter.

    #6920944

    So cute! James counting as he went down the stairs ‘one, two, three, five, nee nar, yellow’ not quite right bless him.

    #6921200

    phatbaby57
    Member

    Funny Lawson! I typed of my jealousy before I read of yours!

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