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  • @llli*bunnyears's Avatar
    September 2nd, 2017, 05:01 PM
    Baby had laser today - dentist did her tongue and lip tie. She is in so much pain now, crying and unable to feed properly. Question for me is should I pump? Since she is hardly feeding (she goes on, sips a little and comes off crying) Heart breaks but also need to keep milk supply up. Should I pump? Will I get mastistis if I don't - the other thought is, I want a full breast so she can feed easier. Thanks
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    September 8th, 2017, 01:20 PM
    I think I have little bit of oversupply. Not too much. Baby poops are yellow. Baby is gaining weight. He spits up a lot. Curd like and sometimes actual milk. This is how his nursing schedule is. He goes to sleep by 10-11pm. Wakes up in 3_4 hours and my breasts are full and he usually wants to nurse only one side. Then the other breasts is never used for 5-6 hours. Is that ok? I try to nurse him around 3-4am so that I could keep up the supply. Then he will wake up at 5:30am to nurse, then 8:30,11:30, 3:00, 5:30 then every hour where he is really fussy until he goes to sleep at10-11 pm.. Is it ok to take 3 hours gap in the morning? Doesn't it affect my milk supply. I tried to wake him around 2.5 hours but once he is awake he gets overtired and overstimulated and doesn't want to go back to sleep. I am so worried that i might loose the supply again. Please help.
    10 replies | 621 view(s)
  • @llli*jollycat's Avatar
    September 9th, 2017, 10:30 AM
    From birth to 4 weeks, my baby gained an average of 2.3 ounces per day. Then from 4 to 7 weeks, he only gained .75 ounces per day on average. I know that is still okay, and that 2.3 ounces was a huge gain, AND that milk regulates at 4 weeks. I just expected a more gradual shift. Is this a red flag at all or is it normal? I still pump once a day to prepare for going back to work one day per week and my output has not changed. (Incidentally, I have way more milk stored than I will ultimately use at work. Should I start feeding part of my daily pump output back to the baby and freezing the rest?) Thank you!
    8 replies | 428 view(s)
  • @llli*newmama19's Avatar
    September 17th, 2017, 10:17 PM
    My 13 MO is cutting two of her top teeth, and has taken to biting down on my nipple (hard!) when I try and nurse her. I've just gone back to work so I'm offering her a nursing session 2-3 times a day, depending on when she wakes up. But the way things are going she is often only getting 1 good session in. I think she's frustrated that the milk isn't flowing immediately and then bites me. I've tried telling her no and unlatching but she either cries and gets very upset or just does it again. I really want to keep nursing her but worried that this biting thing may make that difficult... I do think it's teething related but am not sure what to do! Help?
    4 replies | 252 view(s)
  • @llli*tkozar.mendoza's Avatar
    August 28th, 2017, 10:19 PM
    Do you have to scald breastmilk right away? I am returning to work in a few weeks and I may not be able to scald the milk at work.
    4 replies | 412 view(s)
  • @llli*sophia1718's Avatar
    September 13th, 2017, 02:21 PM
    I BF on demand at home and nurse approx 6 x daily when I'm home and 3-4x daily on work days. I am pumping one time a day when I work and getting about 3 oz. I've burned through my stash to send her 4 oz bottles. My question is Can I just send her with the 3 oz I pump? She eats three meals a day plus snacks. The other option would be to supplement the 3 oz with formula as I do not want to add a pumping session at this point, I am completely over that. My gut tells me that is she just drinks the 3 oz, I breast feed her at lunch and she eats her meals and we BF on demand at home she'll be fine. What do you think?
    4 replies | 380 view(s)
  • @llli*lil-as-mama's Avatar
    September 22nd, 2017, 01:45 PM
    Any tips for easy to eat finger foods that might help expand the variety of solids that my 11 month old will eat? Now that he's older he refuses to be spoon-fed unless he really really wants what you're offering. He likes to feed himself banana, cheese, and toast--he has those pretty much every day. He also likes other fruit, especially peaches and kiwi, and as those are slippery for him to handle and he likes them enough he'll usually let you help him with them. We try offering him some of basically everything we're eating, but most other things he puts in his mouth and chews on for a little bit and then spits back out, or occasionally eats one bite of and then is done. I wouldn't be worried about it and would be perfectly happy to let him proceed at his own pace, except we're now expecting baby #2. So far my milk supply seems to be fine and I haven't noticed any significant change in his nursing pattern...he's decreased maybe a little but nothing huge. Maybe we'll continue like that throughout the pregnancy and be totally fine, but I know pregnancy can sometimes impact supply or cause some babies to wean, so in case that happens I'd like to help him be as prepared as possible to have his nutritional needs otherwise met. I guess he could subsist for a while on bananas, cheese, and toast...but it would be nice to have one or two other things in the mix for him, especially at least one option that's a little less constipating. :) Thanks for your help!
    4 replies | 135 view(s)
  • @llli*britg's Avatar
    September 8th, 2017, 11:04 AM
    okay so my prior post was me trying to figure out how to produce more since i was returning to work. weight birth-8.2 4 days-7.5 9 days-7.12 1 month-8.3 5 weeks-8.6 next appt is at 2 months so fingers crossed
    3 replies | 418 view(s)
  • @llli*carmenoct24's Avatar
    September 9th, 2017, 05:50 AM
    Hi, I have what feels like a milk blister, but I dont see anything. I am prone to mastitis and milk blisters so I know what a milk blister feels like and looks like. But this time it is different... I have pain only when latching, but the rest of the session is pain free. Its weird though because 1) I dont see a milk blister. Nothing to remove. The area does feels sensitive when I touch it. 2) I have pain after the session for an hour or so. Shooting pains in that breast. What is it and what can I do? In case it matters, my daughter is almost 11 months, not a newborn or anything.
    4 replies | 309 view(s)
  • @llli*bunnyears's Avatar
    August 30th, 2017, 08:33 AM
    I've had longstanding issues with supply (at least in my mind) and baby has tongue tie, but most LCs say to wait and see, as it's not extremely serious. My nipples are somewhat damaged and used to be very painful - now tolerable (I think I've been desensitized!) Last week I went to see a very lovely LC. The days before I had done some power pumping, and baby cluster fed two nights; in addition, I'd been pumping and taking domperidone/fenugreek for weeks. At the appointment my supply seemed stronger than I'd noticed before. LC said my supply was fine, recommended I wean off pumping.
    2 replies | 436 view(s)
  • @llli*confusednewmom's Avatar
    September 1st, 2017, 09:26 AM
    I know that we have more milk in the morning than the evening and so on, but can anyone help me understand why I'd have lots of milk some days and none the next? I've noticed that my milk supply seems to ebb and flow. Right now it's low, but in a few days it will be high, then low again... As a for instance, Monday morning I was able to pump 8 ounces even though my daughter nursed a few times over night. Yesterday, in spite of her only waking every four hours, I only got 5 ounces. Last night she woke about the same number of times as Monday night, but I only got 3 ounces. If she were content it wouldn't be a big deal, but she's fussy and clearly wants more food.
    1 replies | 416 view(s)
  • @llli*agnesd's Avatar
    September 15th, 2017, 09:40 PM
    Hi. I am currently nursing my 21mos old. I have heard that toddler nursing varies greatly from couple to couple, and at the end it's all up to instinct, but kind of want some advice anyways. Don't offer don't refuse is often referred to as a weaning technique. My question is, if so, what would be a more natural/neutral, or a "non-weaning" stance on breastfeeding, especially a toddler? Offer and don't refuse? Where this comes from is, we have just recovered(?) from a week long strike. Strike struck me hard and I was an emotional mess, but thanks to the forum we made it through and now we are almost back to normal with a few changes. But "offering" has now become a part of my routine(that was the only thing I did during the strike! )and I don't know when or whether to end it. Before the strike it was don't offer don't refuse, and we still had 5-10 sessions a day. Now that I've actually witnessed/experienced my LO doesn't really need and can live without those feeds, it feels kind of weird to offer. After all, I have never actively offered throughout our BF relationship, up until this strike. I am a dedicated SAHM, enjoy and want to continue BF as long as we can. Thanks in advance.
    2 replies | 208 view(s)
  • @llli*jenniferdrew's Avatar
    August 27th, 2017, 09:01 PM
    My baby girl is 12 days old and I saw a lactation consultant in the hospital right after she was born but it was very overwhelming and she told me to use a nipple shield if I had to since my girl was born early at 37 weeks. My baby started getting used to the nipple shield and I was getting frustrated so I started to wean. I have been able to BF her without the shield for a few days now but it's no easy task. She will latch on and suck a few times and then just stop and release and go back to searching for the nipple. We go through this probably 6-10 times before she finally latches for good and starts to eat. She also likes to put her hands in the way of the nipple making me have to try and move them to get her mouth access and she gets irritated by it. Does anyone know what I can do to get her to latch for good on the first couple tries?
    1 replies | 391 view(s)
  • @llli*scoob626's Avatar
    September 19th, 2017, 07:25 AM
    Hi all, is it normal for toddlers to nurse a bit tougher as they get older? My two year old isn't biting or anything, but I feel like I am being attacked by a vacuum cleaner or something...crazy sucking that is mildly uncomfortable.
    2 replies | 167 view(s)
  • @llli*boogabbalucky's Avatar
    September 5th, 2017, 01:44 PM
    For reasons I won't go in to, several months ago my baby began refusing to breastfeed. He would only breastfeed overnight or early in the morning. At that time, I began (almost) exclusively pumping, with the exception of the once or twice he would nurse at night/early in the morning. He is now 8.5 months old, and if I continue to pump for 5-6 more weeks, I will have enough to get him to about 13 months. We have been fortunate not to have to use formula because I was able to keep to my supply up with pumping, but I honestly want to throw my pump out the window! I very much look forward to being done with pumping. However, I am happy to continue the nursing sessions that he will still do, as long as he continues to want to do them (especially with winter and cold season approaching!). My question is this... he is at the point where he occasionally nurses overnight, but usually just nurses once early in the morning. Can I keep my supply just nursing that one time? Or will I still need to pump once during the day/evening? I have nursed my prior three in the mornings and nights (basically twice a day) at some point during our breastfeeding journey for an extended period of time, so I know I can keep up my supply with twice a day, but I'm not sure about once a day. I would really, really like to stop pumping altogether, but I will still pump once a day if that means keeping up my supply so that he can continue to breastfeed until he is done on his own. Anyone nurse or pump...
    1 replies | 365 view(s)
  • @llli*typngai's Avatar
    August 29th, 2017, 08:43 AM
    My baby is about 8 weeks old. Two days ago, I left him at home with my family to baby sit while I was away for 8 hours. I brought a pump and pumped 4 hours after feeding him, and got about 4 oz but I probably could have gotten more. Then I waited another 4 hours after I got home to pump again as the baby just fell asleep before I got home. That night, I started feeling chills and a light headache, and began to feel the engorgement. I had to wake the baby up to eat at 2:30am because I was so engorged and manually pump out the milk because it was so much. Then after 4 hours again, I was still engorged and had to wake him up to feed him. I noticed a red painful, warm spot below the left breast, researched and believe it is mastitis. Since then, I've been feeding him on the affected breast first, and then the other side afterwards. Yesterday, I fed every 2 hours during the day but I do notice a drop in the milk supply. The milk was flowing slower than usual. I already try massaging while he is feeding. I also noticed a while dot on the nipple on the affected breast. I wonder if its a milk blister. It also made the feeding on the laffected more painful than usual. I don't think the latching is incorrect as the baby has latched on the same way in the past and didn't hurt. I believe during the day yesterday, the baby still had enough to eat despite the drop in supply based on his diapers. It was evening around 7pm when I fed over an hour and he was still hungry (sticking...
    1 replies | 320 view(s)
  • @llli*margutte's Avatar
    September 3rd, 2017, 11:11 AM
    My baby was born on the 23rd February, 36 weeks of gestational age. At first he couldn't latch, so I had to use a nipple shield and supplement with expressed milk. When he finally learned to latch, around his due date, I kept pumping for a few weeks, out of fear that his latch was too weak to maintain my milk supply. Since then, he has been exclusively breastfed, although we have a few issues (he's very fussy or distracted at the breast, so he only drinks while I walk in a carrier or when he's asleep). He is a healthy baby, and a bit big for his age. I still have a bit of milk in the freezer, dated between 19th March to of 5th of April, more or less. It was in the freezer attached to my fridge (separate door) for two months, then I moved it to a detached freezer. Now I am starting to introduce him to solids, and I like mixing food with a bit of breast milk. I pump about 3-4 oz in the morning. However, I wouldn't want my freezer stash to go to waste, since I might have to go to work in a few weeks, two months earlier than I thought. Is it still safe to use my freezer stash? The information I found online says three months for preterm babies, but I think it refers to babies in NICU. Does that apply to older, healthy preemies too?
    1 replies | 203 view(s)
  • @llli*babymm's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    Does anyone know if it is safe to use CBD oil while breastfeeding? Even if it is, I probably wouldn't use it but I am curious. I am suffering from anxiety and I am hesitant to go to the doctor because his first reaction in the past was to start me on antidepressants right away. I hate those medications. It's a nightmare taking them and switching them til I find something that works but has side effects. I just refuse to do that again and I will not take any pharmaceuticals while I am breastfeeding, period. Reading about "natural" remedies for anxiety online has me curious about the use of CBD oil while nursing a baby. I am currently trying meditation and aromatherapy to help but it only helps temporarily.
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  • @llli*mackeroo2013's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    Hi, my daughter will be 2 years in December. I'm starting to wonder how I go about starting to wean. I stay at home with her and currently nurse her 5 or 6 times. Alot of it is comfort for her. I would be ok stopping soon...but she seems to be increasingly attached to nursing as the months go by. She's rather demanding which I don't like too much and she seems to get real upset if I deny her. I've ALWAYS loved nursing and still do..., But am starting to be ready to let it go. But how??? I do leave for an entire weekend with my husband mid November without her. She will get no milk in a cup or anything because she refuses my milk in a cup...will only nurse from me. Good news is when I'm not with her at Naptime or bedtime (if I am at a meeting and my husband has to put her down) she will go to bed without me needing to nurse her. P.s she never has liked cow's milk or anything like that...
    0 replies | 53 view(s)
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