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  • @llli*colomom27's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2014, 07:35 AM
    My daughter just turned one last month and she has been a breastfed and coslept baby her entire life. I have no desire to give up nursing, but lately I feel like everyone is trying their best to convince me! At her 12 month appointment, her doctor told me that she "has no nutritional reason to breastfeed anymore" and that I need to stop nursing her at night because, "She doesn't need it" and "this is when those manipulative behaviors start":yikes. I pretty much disregarded what she said (despite my husband's "I told you so"s), but this week she went to her first dentist appointment and he said the same thing! He said that nursing her at night will "destroy" her teeth. I know there's a lot of research that says otherwise, and weaning her from nursing at night right now would be a straight horror show, but I didn't bother to question him. Are there other moms out there dealing with this? Have your baby's teeth not been "destroyed"? I honestly feel like the only support I've gotten thus far has come from this site and a few coworkers. :gg
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  • @llli*probs's Avatar
    November 23rd, 2014, 03:02 PM
    Hi there, I am posting on behalf of both my wife and myself (She literally doesn't have more than 10 minutes between feeds at the moment so posting this message herself would be pretty much impossible) We have a three week old baby who never appears to be satisifed after nursing at the breast. She feeds well from what we can tell (Latch for the most part appears ok, Swallowing noises etc) however she never rests between feeds and is literally (And I use the term correctly) feeding every 15-20 minutes. She does not sleep at all (And again, I am not exagerating) during the day. This is both physically and emotionally demanding and if I am honest we are at the point where kind words and empty promises of 'It will get better, Honest!' are no longer going to cut it ... So what have we done? Well, we have had advice from various midwifes/breast feeding support groups as initially she was tongue tied which has been rectified. Initially this made feeding worse as expected but we are confident feeding is back to where it was if not a little bit better. Everyone we have spoken to says that the freqeuency of feeding is normal and that we should just suck it up and get used to the fact newborns require a lot of nursing. This we understand however the fact she is never satisifed is concerning us and got use wondering if this is indeed in her best interests. Whilst her weight appears good and has made back her birth weight she screams and screams when not on the breast....
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  • @llli*nola's Avatar
    November 25th, 2014, 01:17 PM
    I need advice for how to wean my almost 3 year old. I really do not want to wean her, however, I am needing to take a medication and was advised not to take it during breastfeeding. I know that there are many resources such as medications in mother's milk by Dr. Hale etc to look these things up in but I really don't want the medication going into my milk at all. I just have no idea how to wean a child this age, my other children weaned when I was pregnant so it wasn't hard to wean them as the milk was gone and they just stopped. This time she is very into nursing. The other thing is how to deal with my feelings about it, I have just been putting up with pain in order to nurse her but I really don't want to stop yet I also don't want this pain anymore. Its so difficult.
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  • @llli*elisabet's Avatar
    November 27th, 2014, 05:04 AM
    I had a really bad night, last night. Not sure if Im here for advise, just wanna tell my story:huh My 2year old daughter breastfeeds around the clock and she still wakes up to night-feed. I cant be bothered to night-wean cause I have tried it sooo many times and it just ends in screams and tears from both sides and I feel like a failure and a bad mother. Im always so gentle with her and love her to the end of the universe but during night time I get so frustrated and sometimes just wanna snap! :mad: I havent had a longer sleep then 3hours at a time in 2years and I feel like an old lady. The worst part about this is when she wakes she doesnt ask for boobie she fusses like a spoiled teenager and if the breast isnt there in 15sec she kicks and hits me and screams :yikes. Sometimes I just want her to ask nicely cause Im hurting my back and nipples for her.. Is that too much to ask for? I know first world problem, but still. She has the most excellent vocabulary but during the night she cant use her words. Im getting tired listening to her crying like a miniature dragon every night :( I feel like Im depressed after 8pm! Cause when she has a tantrum or just cries during the day Im so calm and loving. I know things will get better but it seems like some fairytale to me. Her father isnt allways there to help and if he even tries to settle her all hell brake loose, so we have just kept it this way. Sometimes I just want my body to my self but still I love breastfeeding...
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  • @llli*gingermarie's Avatar
    November 23rd, 2014, 08:43 PM
    Hi! My son is breastfed and is now 2 years and 1 month old. (he was solely bf for the first 8 months.) my issue is this. For the last few months, he has been drinking less and less water and only nursing, to the point that now he only will nurse. no cups, straws, sippy cups, i've tried. he nurses at least 6 times a day and still night feeds during the night once or twice. i'm concerned as he has always had constipation issues and they've gotten worse since he's refusing everything but the breast. should i be worried about his health? is this common in bf kids? he also is eating poorly, but that's a whole nother topic. :( he's 26.5 lbs and healthy, iron is good, etc.. any advise would be great. thank you.
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  • @llli*rabbit7's Avatar
    November 26th, 2014, 02:51 PM
    My 11 week baby and I have been fighting to preserve our nursing relationship for 6 weeks now. At 5 week sit was discovered he was not gaining weight. We began using a SNS system and pumping. We are still here...At my appt today with our LC we were observed by a Speech therapist. It was determined that we have a good latch, my baby has an organized sucking pattern. They are both experienced and both stumped as to why he can't transfer milk. We had a frenectomy 1 week ago to rule out tongue tie...but there is some question as to whether he has a posterior tongue tie. Although I have seen him move his tongue more the past few days...it just doesn't transfer to the breast. I am so frustrated ...and scared this will never resolve! After 6 weeks of round the clock pumping and basically being homebound. I want to believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel but when we stump the experts I am scared! Any one have any thoughts?
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  • @llli*damaverde's Avatar
    November 25th, 2014, 11:58 AM
    My little one is very interested in big people food and her pediatrician at her last well check said it was time to start her on occasional cereal so that her iron supply does not deplete. Considering both sides of our family have issues with low iron I agreed to try cereal. I was told oatmeal is an easier one to begin with and I liked the idea because it naturally contains iron without needing to be additionally fortified. I have given her one baby spoonful (not a whole tsp) mixed with 3 baby spoonfuls of my expressed milk twice now. Both times she vomited everything she had to eat prior to the cereal. Her father's family has some digestive issues with wheat, so I don't know if that explains the vomiting or if vomiting during the introduction of cereal is normal until their systems get used to it. We decided to gi ahead and switch to rice just to be safe, but I want to give her a few days before trying it so I can make sure it she is not still upset by the oatmeal. I am a first time momma that ebf and feeds on demand. She typically eats every 2-3 hours during the day starting around 5am, she goes to bed around 10pm but wakes once around 1am for a night feeding. She never vomited before I introduced cereal and she has not vomited since I stopped the rice cereal two days ago. What is normal for introducing cereal?
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  • @llli*lettismom's Avatar
    November 26th, 2014, 02:57 PM
    I think my two month old might have a feeding aversion. I'll start from the beginning... When DD was first born, she had an upper respiratory issue. It wasn't serious at all, but it made it really hard for her to breathe through her nose which made it even harder to nurse. She would latch and then just panic when she couldn't breathe. It wasn't like a normal stuffy nose where you can just use that snot sucker. She just had to cough it up and whatnot over time. It had cleared up by the time she was three days old, but by then she had lost 14 ounces and we were told we absolutely needed to supplement with formula. We were told to use SNS and a nipple shield (she has a latch like a piranha and I had blood blisters) and did that until my milk came in. At about day 7 or so when my nipples started to heal a little, I tried to ween Letti off the nipple shield which she seemed to have a pretty tough time with. By day 10, we were just down to regular breast feeding, but she fought me quite a bit during feedings and, this being my first baby, I thought it was normal. She would cry a lot and seem really frustrated when she nursed, but I would just continue to latch her thinking she'd work through it eventually. Boy, was I wrong. Things got progressively worse until at 5 weeks, she had a whole night she refused to latch. She would lock her jaw when I tried to push on her chin to latch her. She would cry and cry and root around like she was hungry, but would scream...
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  • @llli*poppy123's Avatar
    November 27th, 2014, 02:58 AM
    I've been exclusive pumping and bottle feeding my son since week1 due to sore nipple(left) and flat nipple (right). My milk came in on second day and so far it's enough for him. I was exhausted and desperate to feed him back then that's why we decided to bottle feed and pump. I wasn't told that pumping will be even more exhausting than breastfeeding. After a week or so I decided to have him on my breasts but haven't had much luck so far. He loves the fast flow of the bottle too much. We were using medela calma teat and changed to avent slow flow number 1. I'm also using nipple shield for both sides. I offer my breasts before each feed. If I'm lucky he'll feed for 5mins and latch off when flow is slow. I tried breast compression, it doesn't work every time. One feed will take an hour or longer since I have to offer breast, he will latch off or fall asleep when flow is slow, try to wake him up, doesn't wanna go on breast again and finally I will have to offer the bottle otherwise he will cry and cry. I try to pump 8 times a day, every 3 hour. I get around 100ml-140ml per session from both sides, 12-15mins each. I've seen a LC from LLL but honestly she hasn't been much help.
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  • @llli*mominstress's Avatar
    November 24th, 2014, 08:18 AM
    Hi My daugter turned 4 weeks few days ago, we are currently having problems with breast feeding her. Her weight when she was born was 2945 Grams when we left hospital her weight was 2980 grams, she was breast feeding though only for few minutes each time. During 1st week my wife had breast engorgement and we bought pump. During first week she gained 100 grams of weight and she was exclusively on breast feeding. We also realized she was very sleepy all the time not getting up to breast feed and we decided that we need to bottle feed her. She gained another 100 grams of weight in 2nd week by 3rd week she was having nipple confusion i.e. she does intial sign of breast feeding and goes to breast but doesnt have proper latch and doesnt sucks on breast. I would also like to mention that during 1st and 2nd week when was breast feeding she use to exhibit same behavior i.e. go to breast and quite lot of times she will sleep without drinking or even a sip, She was sleeping just too much and when trying to wake her she was not wake enough to take breast no matter what we did. During this time she will suck for 5 minutes and go to sleep. 3rd week weight was 3430. We wanted to make sure she is fed and that is reason we bottle fed her. After 4 weeks her weight is 3570. We want to bring her back to breast feeding and trying skin to skin contact and Medela SNS but nothing seems to be working. We saw lactation consultant and she told us that we should try skin to skin as well as...
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  • @llli*bigbreastedmomma's Avatar
    November 27th, 2014, 03:09 AM
    im a new mommy and i am not producing enough milk to feed my baby what can i doo:eye
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  • @llli*mere52's Avatar
    November 27th, 2014, 01:27 PM
    My 9 month old is exclusively breastfed and for the past couple of days has been nursing constantly during the day and night. Despite this, my supply has had a noticeable decrease and now it seems like he is just never satisfied. I'm so tired and frustrated. :cry
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  • @llli*vothisau's Avatar
    November 23rd, 2014, 08:33 PM
    Hi there, My DD is now 8 months old and I've been mix feeding since back at work four months ago. She used to have 1 bottle formula and 2 bottles EBM (I never could get more that 2 bottles expressed during the day). A week ago I decided to stop expressing at work as she was happy with the formula and it all became too much of a mission to do. Anyway - so she now has 3 bottles formula during the day and I breastfeed in the evenings, and morning (and whenever she wakes up at night). On the weekend though - the last one was the first - I breastfed as normal. I didn't even consider my supply until my Mom asked me on Sunday eve if I have enough milk... Babba was fussing quite a bit and bit me out of the blue. (I switched breasts and continued fine, although she woke up more during the night to feed.) My question is this..... Have i messed things up by stopping to express, should I start again? Should I give her, her bottles during the week-end as well so that she has a routine??? Am I confusing my breasts terribly and will it ultimately effect my supply?? Thanks,
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  • @llli*coolranchdressing's Avatar
    November 23rd, 2014, 08:14 AM
    I'm EBF my second child now (he's 6 weeks) and its going so well! However, when I complain that my son wakes me up at night and I'm tired (all normal things), my husband recommends I use formula at night. He usually says this when we are having an argument over something. I think in his mind he thinks formula is a magic potion and will have our son sleep 12 hours or something. He is a good man, but this issue is annoying (he was a formula feed baby...maybe that's why...lol) I tell him formula feed babies may sleep a bit better but, 1) no guarantee they will 2) why introduce formula esp if BF is going so well 3) may actually cause other issues (gas, tummy upset, allergies, etc) 4) is actually more work (esp at night getting the bottle, etc) does anyone have any personal experiences with BOTH formula and BF and how it affected sleeping? don't worry, I wont use formula but I just need some amo against my hubby.
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  • @llli*valerie11's Avatar
    November 27th, 2014, 09:51 PM
    I just would like someone to tell me what they would do if you were in my shoes. I am a mess over this and extremely upset/angry/depressed. I have been so set on my DD getting only BM, never any formula. I was set to go, by the time she was 6 months old I had pumped and frozen almost 1,000 ounces. I figured I had enough and I could stop pumping as much. I now only pump at night, because we give her a bottle of pumped milk at bedtime (i work nights and we have done this since the beginning). Now that my supply has dropped, she is starting to need the frozen BM and ALL OF IT IS BAD!!! I have been so upset over this and I don't know what to do anymore. My milk is fine stored in the refrigerator. Baby doesn't have an issue with it, smells fine, tastes fine (yes I had a taste testing session last night that ended with me crying on the couch). Frozen, it smells awful, it has a sour smell to it, and when I tasted it, it made me dry heave and almost vomit. I held it back. It was so bad. My daughter acts like its gross and has thrown up a few times before I realized (she was sick with a runny nose and fever for a brief period of time and I attributed it to that). Every bag we open smells that way. I tasted one from June, one from September and they both made me want to puke. We have de thawed and thrown away probably 12 bags that all smell the same. They are all in a deep freezer we bought new this year. What do I do???!!!! I am devastated!! I do not want to give her...
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  • @llli*jam-on-toast's Avatar
    November 27th, 2014, 06:36 AM
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/24/class-baby-breastfed-life-chances-inequality I wonder if this article might rattle a few cages, I, however, think it raises some very important issues. In the UK at least, 'class' and social inequality are primary predictors of life chances - health, education, employment opportunities, social wealth (that may not be the correct term but by it I mean the quantity of beneficial relationships, personal, professional or whatever that increase people's quality of life). Not that long ago I had a discussion with someone who is planning on having children but has decided not to breastfeed. She is pretty middle class and I expect that her decision, buffered by various socioeconomic advantages, will mean any potential children are most likely to thrive regardless. On an individual level I think breastfeeding is very important. If I didn't think that it seems less likely I would be nursing my 16 month old. But on a structural level, I think it needs to be ranked after class inequality (which increases the likelihood of a plethora of disadvantageous health statuses) in terms of importance. The same person I mentioned above is intelligent, kind, educated and would describe herself as a feminist. I think she would say choosing to breastfeed or not is a personal choice that should be respected. I think her choice is pretty 'free', however, for people who have little exposure to breastfeeding and no role models of a...
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  • @llli*gbrazelton's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2014, 12:20 PM
    My almost 4 month old suddenly only nurses well from my left side. When I put him to my right side he frequently pulls off, squirms, and fusses to be done after only a few minutes, but will nurse with no problem from the left side. This has been going on for a few days and now my milk supply is significantly less on the right side leaving me very lopsided. I'm fairly certain it's not a clogged duct issue as I can't feel any lumps and there's no pain. What might be the issue and what can I do to encourage him back to the right side?
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  • @llli*drfarida's Avatar
    November 25th, 2014, 05:15 AM
    I have a 3 week old baby. She nurses practically most of the times. I have to constantly feed her for an hr or at times 2 hours at a stretch and even after that baby sleeps for 5 to 10mins and then gets up crying and hungry. Its very exhausting to sit for so much time. Also at times I feel that the baby sleeps off tired abd hungry from the constant suckling. I can hear the swallowing and gulping sound only for the first 5 -10seconds when he takes the breast. Then there is no sound. I have to eventually give her formula supplement. That amounts up to 3 ounces per feed for 2 to 3 times in a days. She passes stools only after she takes the formula which is maximum 2 times in a days.She wets around 8 -10diapers in a day. My main concern is to increase the breast milk so that I can completely take her off the formula.I never experience any kind of heaviness in the breast which cn say that breasts are full.My breasts are most of the times soft and never ever leaked till now.Also when I press the areola barely 2 to 3 drops of milk come out from the nipple which makes me wonder whether babies need must be sufficing.I have also had all possible herbs and medication to increase the milk but nothing seems to have worked till now. Her weight is increasing pretty slowly. Kindly please let me know whether she is getting enough nutrition.
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  • @llli*blueberrysmom's Avatar
    November 24th, 2014, 03:08 PM
    Hi everyone! My husband took me out to the movies for my birthday. I left behind milk (5 oz) for DS. I fed him before we left at 3 pm and planned on pumping after the movie at around 6 pm. But once we got to a secluded place to do so, we called to check in and my in laws had fed him all 5 oz already! So we had to skip dinner plans - they said he was sleeping and had been for 20 minutes (which usually means that he will be up again soon). When we got home, I waited a little while but ended up pumping a couple times, a little bit at a time, until waking him at 7:30. I pumped a couple additional times in between feeding him a few times before he went to sleep for "good". So from 3:00 to 10:00 I fed him 3 times (pretty short feeds because he kept falling asleep) and 1.75 oz pumped. The first night feeding at 11:30, I was still a little full from being off the usual schedule, but the second (3 hours later) feeding I felt like I barely made anything. He spent at least twice as much time on the breast and had a very hard time falling back asleep. Today I feel SO empty. The letdowns are slower and I'm switching more just so that I can put him down for a bit to go to the bathroom or get my daughter dressed. Can ONE NIGHT seriously do this much damage? My supply was great, I always seemed to make back what he ate quickly so that when he was ready to eat 30 minutes later, he'd have a few fast letdowns. Now it's like I'm struggling to stay above water. He spends a lot more...
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  • @llli*coolranchdressing's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2014, 05:10 PM
    hello, BFE and going wonderfully except recently... my 6 week old son started to fuss at the breast. He gets one side each feeding. He doesn't want the other side and I think I had overproduction early on (which also caused him to fuss). This is my second child; all were BFE. He was start to suck then a second later will pull off, scream, and milk is squiring from my breast. I will try to re-latch him but he cries. The only thing that works is bouncing on the yoga ball while nursing at the moment. I've tried side nursing, and him sitting upright more (he has pretty good head control; he is a bigger boy). These methods don't work. At night we co-sleep and he nurses side lying at night well and doesn't fuss/choke. the only other times he's normally fussy is bed time; I nurse him to sleep side nursing. He nurses/cluster feeds for 1 hr at this nursing session; however, initially he will fuss/cry a lot at the breast. but once he settles then he nurses well.
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  • @llli*petersmommyjessi's Avatar
    November 27th, 2014, 02:19 PM
    My son is 21 months and I'm 7 months pregnant. He's been dry nursing for at least a month, although I think my colostrum has come in. My son doesn't nurse often but when he does he will nurse for a LONG time, like 30 minutes or more unless I pull him off. Especially first thing in the morning when he wakes up. He will not fall asleep either (it seems like he's trying to go back to sleep) but will stay half awake nursing. If I pull him off he wakes up and cries. He was always a really short nurser. The issue is that the sensation of nursing is driving me crazy now days and having him on me for 30-45 minutes is making me crazy. I love nursing and don't want to wean but these marathon sessions have got to stop. Any insight?
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  • @llli*hawkeye-mom's Avatar
    November 24th, 2014, 02:17 PM
    I have a new problem with my almost 4-month old EBF little girl. Breast feeding has actually been pretty easy for us. Just as background, my baby has gained weight well (~1 oz/day until month 2-3 weighed 12.3 at 3 mo), has been a fast nurser (not too many times nursing for more than 20 minutes even as a new born), and is generally happy and easy going, if not a little picky. She doesn't like even a slightly damp diaper and won't even eat if she wants it changed. She sleeps in a crib in her own room, but we have a monitor and baby cam. We get her ready for bed about 7, I nurse her to sleep and shes generally is alseep by 7:30. She never gets to a full blown cry and often I bring her to bed with us if she wakes up at 5 or 6. She's taking at least 2 naps a day (I don't let her sleep past 5), usually 1 hours long, sometimes she'll only sleep 15 mintues, sometimes 2 hours. She was pooping 3-4 times a day for about 3 weeks until last Saturday Last week she started being more fussy than normal, tons of extra drooling, and chewing on her hand so much that I couldn't tell if she just wanted to gnaw on her hand or if she was actually hungry. She also was having numerous small (quarter sized) poops. Grandma watched her that night and put her to bed at 8 and she slept until 2. At 2 when she woke up with a dirty diaper that was almost pure mucous. I was worried that she had virus as she woke up 2 more times, about 1 1/2 hours apart, with the same. On Sunday she pooped a lot more than...
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  • @llli*ktblovejx2's Avatar
    November 23rd, 2014, 02:04 PM
    This is going to be very long as it has a lot of elements to it, so please bear with me! My EBF 1 month old girl has had a very rough welcome to the world. Since she was pretty much born, she has screamed for most of the day and had gas bubbles we could feel and hear. Parts of the day it would seem like colic where we could calm her with the vacuum or certain holds. The other parts of the day her tummy would make noises and she would tighten up and scream. Added up, they were very loud and miserable days. I tried all the things they ask you to for colic and gas bubbles, but nothing seemed to work. Not only that, my nipples were very sore as she would not open her mouth wide enough for a good latch but would instead just suck my nipple in or if I did get a good latch, she would push it back out and relatch it her way. My LC seemed to think her issues were all related to me having lots of milk and suggested the football hold after expressing a little out of the nipple before latching. Well, that did seem to help our latching, but not the gas bubbles and/or colic. Next, I tried cutting dairy out of my diet. We had already tried colic calm, gripe water, mylicon, etc. it didn't seem to help either. A friend finally told me about chiropractic help for newborns. I had never heard of such a thing but we were desperate. Well, my baby has been hetting little tiny adjustments for a little over a week and it was amazing. It seems to have gotten rid of the colic! The crying all day...
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  • @llli*nat29's Avatar
    November 25th, 2014, 06:12 AM
    Want to save money on buying baby monitor. Help..
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  • @llli*vothisau's Avatar
    November 23rd, 2014, 08:38 PM
    Hi all! I know this is a silly question because you're not supposed to be able to over feed but I've been exclusively nursing after some issues with nipple pain and today I'm back at work after my maternity leave and I pumped 7 oz total and I typically nurse on both sides at that time of day. My LO will be 2 months on the 7th and is already in 3 mo clothes. Since I stopped pumping, I thought I'd just sent just over 3.5 oz to the sitter in each of the bags. (I pulled frozen milk from last month to send today) Should I go to nursing on one side per feeding?
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  • @llli*wvhomegmomma's Avatar
    November 24th, 2014, 09:41 PM
    My baby boy will be 2 weeks old Wednesday and no matter what I eat or remove from my diet he has frequent belly aches. Mainly at night. He will pull his feet up under him and clench his fists up and cry. The only thing that seems to calm him is if I lean back and let him lay chest to chest.. It's not every night but at least every other. I've cut dairy out and I don't eat any gassy foods honestly I barely eat at all anymore. Has anyone had to stop breastfeeding because of this. Or is there something I can give him like gas drops that is safe to help his little belly.? Or is this a sign of mild collic? This is my second child my first I did not breastfeed.
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  • @llli*soblessed's Avatar
    November 26th, 2014, 06:04 PM
    I asked this question while I was in the hospital but the nurse did not seem to know how to answer my question and then said "not really" so I was wandering if you ladies had any input? Ive found more help here then anywhere else and i appreciate all the tips tricks and advise that yall have to offer. Also on a side note: I am feeding my little one on demand and its about every hour and a half right now but honestly for all the first time moms out there it does get better. Im a first time mom who never planned on bfeeding and I love it. Hang in there girls we can do it!
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  • @llli*witkom's Avatar
    November 26th, 2014, 01:53 PM
    My 10 week old daughter has no real interest in eating, she'd rather sleep, and while I'm not complaining, I'm just wondering if I'm feeding her enough. She has been giving me about 8 straight hours at night. During the day, I average btwn 7-8 feedings. She'll only spend about 10-15 in total eating each time. Now, I know babies are supposed to get more efficient and time spent eating should go down, but 10 weeks seems a little early to me. I try to see if she wants to eat more often, but she just pushes me away or starts fussing. So when I do feed her, I'll leave her at the breast for almost a half hour more just to see if she'll relatch, and she normally doesn't. She's gaining well, and seems very content, and sometimes I think I'm just paranoid, as my son ate all the time, and had much longer feedings, and I know I'm comparing the two and shouldn't, but then I read that a newborn should be eating 8-12 times a day, and she doesn't come close to 12. Just looking for some other thoughts. Thanks!
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