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  • @llli*sweet.mama83's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 05:05 PM
    My daughter breastfeeds on demand and is a picky eater. I was on domperidone for 6 months when she was 18months to 24 months old. She gained 2.5 lbs while on it. Prior to that she only gained 1.5 lbs from 12months to 18 months. I don't know if I should go back on domperidone, I still have milk available even after she's done nursing!(afraid of it causing side effects if using for too long) I'm just concerned since she is falling off the growth curve, was 50th percentile at birth now dwindling down to 3rd or so. Does anyone else have a "smaller" 2 year old? Please let me know your child's weight if you can!
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  • @llli*apifera's Avatar
    May 18th, 2015, 01:47 PM
    My 23 month old breastfeeds like a six month old. It's no lie. He still nurses a lot. I pretty much never refuse and he asks at least once an hour. He has some issues with speech. He can understand pretty much everything but he can say about four words. We had him evaluated and he's now in speech therapy. In addition, he lost nearly an lb, probably due to his "selective eating". His pediatrician gave us six weeks to get him to gain, which we did. I'm not going to lie, he ate a lot of fries. He only likes to eat quinoa, broccoli, yogurt, shredded cheese, fries and toast with butter. He freaks out if you put anything new on his plate and isn't open up to trying anything new. Both his ped and, to a lesser degree the cdsa are putting pressure on me to wean. They think his frequent breastfeeding is the problem. I think that it's his main source of nutrition, I think he's stubborn enough that if I took it away it would be emotionally and nutritionally detrimental. But I want to know what I'm missing. Am I wrong?
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  • @llli*bcompton's Avatar
    May 15th, 2015, 01:28 PM
    Hello! I'm a FTM that really wants to keep bf until 1.5 years at least. I have no supply issue and had been eating lactation cookies regularly to help. About 2 weeks ago, we got diagnosed with thrush and the baby with a yeast infection. She was around 6 weeks old. I also had thrush on my nipples. We used nystatin and I got diflucan. The yeast infection is gone and so is the thrush. She was a great feeder and was feeding every 2 hours for 15-16 minutes like clockwork. She was gaining weight quickly and pooping/peeing fine. The only problem we had was that she seemed to always have gas and grunt/strain a lot. (especially at night she was super loud and would pull her legs to her chest and grunt a lot) We got her on gripe water and Gerber soothe drops. At around 6-7 weeks, she decreased her input of expressed milk from bottle from 65 ml-85 ml to 30-40 ml. I figured she just preferred the breast. Then she started shortening her bf times from 15 minutes to 5-7 minutes. She then started feeding from my breast for like a minute, pulling away, and screaming. Then frantically looking for my nipple even though it was right in front of her (I guided it to her) and rooting as if it wasn't there. Then trying to feed again, pulling away, and screaming...over and over. She would do this with the bottle sometimes too. At first this only happened in the evenings, but it started to happen at anytime. I was worried that she wasn't getting enough to eat. She was still gaining weight and...
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  • @llli*rosesmum's Avatar
    May 16th, 2015, 01:15 PM
    My daughter, 9.5 months old, has just had her first tooth start to come in. The peditrician said that before bed after I nurse her to wipe the tooth off with a damp wash cloth. That's fine, but what about after a middle of the night feeding? She tends to wake at 1 or 2am and I nurse her back to sleep. Last night I tried wiping the tooth at 1am, but ended up giving up after she was getting upset. What do you suggest I do?
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  • @llli*maria.pimenta's Avatar
    May 16th, 2015, 09:59 AM
    Hello nursing mummys :) i've been exclusively breastfeeding my little one till 1 year old, all going smoothly and she is 13m.o. now. She eats bits of fruit and veggies since 8 m.o. and she is really interested in our food and can't spend a day without eating at least a banana or a broccoli branch, but also nurses perfectly and we are both loving it :) I want to wean her at most meals, we are doing it slowly (since last month she already eats food at lunch time and an afternoon half fruit/veg. and nurses a lot still, sometimes even after a full plate lunch! and most days 5 times/24h. does this mean she's not ready to wean? even if she eats everything on the plate?? i want to continue to breastfeed her till 2/3 years but to reduce meals to 2times a day (first and last of the day), will my milk supply match that? is it possible? thank you ;):lol:confused::love
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  • @llli*azrael499's Avatar
    May 20th, 2015, 06:06 AM
    Hello! My 8-week-old has recently started sleeping through the night (11pm-8am) but I have also noticed that as the day goes on...her poops seem to get green. She also seems to have quite a bit of gas (not sure what is normal) as the night goes on. My lactation department thinks it is too early to start worrying about allergies with food and said that it might be because she is sleeping through the night. Something about a fast letdown but I do not understand. Even if she has gas with a little spot in her diaper in the afternoon, it appears to be green. Any suggestions on what I should do? I recently had started Miralax for me in the morning and now I have decided to stop it in case that is bothering her. Not sure what to do. Thanks so much!
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  • @llli*leannemurphy's Avatar
    May 16th, 2015, 04:42 AM
    Hi Everyone, I have a 6 month old baby and from 2 months old I have had to formula feed her because my milk supply dried up. I've tried everything, including domperidone, to increase my supply, with no luck. I have been newly diagnosed with hypothyroid and my doctor has me on levothyroxine (T4). However, I have read that Liothyronine (T3) hormone is ALSO required for lactation... Does anyone know if this is true? I live in the UK and the doctors here only prescribe T4... I MIGHT be able to get T3 through a private prescription, but I will have to pay for this myself. So I wanted to first find out from Hypothyroid Mums out there whether they needed T3 to breastfeed their babies... THanks for your help, Leanne
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  • @llli*pteroglossus's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 09:26 PM
    Hi everyone, My daughter is 3.5 and nurses morning, nap and bedtime. Our big milestone recently has been getting her to fall asleep without a boob in her mouth (hurray!) but it only works at night, she won't do it for naps. I can't really see what the next step could be, she's so attached to all three of these nursing sessions (and won't nap unless I let her nurse right to sleep). Last night I mentioned that one day my boobs won't have any more milk and she won't be able to nurse. She started crying, and then said she would be angry at me for not making milk for her. We talk about lots of big things, like birth, death, getting old…but I feel like every time I bring up weaning she is in total denial. She says things like she's going to be nursing when she's twenty, and that she doesn't want me to ever sleep in another room because she wants to nurse. How did you talk to your kids to prepare them for weaning? I feel like if I don't push her along a little it is just not going to happen on its own (in a reasonable time frame).
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  • @llli*manasi2u's Avatar
    May 17th, 2015, 11:52 PM
    I am a 2nd time mom with a 10 wk old boy. I had the same issue when I was bfing my first child too. Approximately once a month, my supply just disappears and will stay low for about 1 week. My period hasn't returned yet. Last time I got my period 8 months pp. I know my supply is low because my breasts feel completely empty, I have been pumping lower amounts than usual and baby comes off breast agitated and wants to nurse frequently. I normally try and pump during the week to help the supply return faster. What are the reasons for this and how can I prevent it?
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  • @llli*atty86's Avatar
    May 15th, 2015, 07:18 AM
    Hi I have just joined.i have a 17 month old and almost8week old.have been ebf the baby and am delighted he is gaining weight and feeding seemed to be going great last week was every 3hrs.this week its like another growth spurt he is feeding a lot,unsettled between feeds,burps himself sometimes impossible to wind at other times screaming and completely straightens his back and foamy poops.today i just feel like a failure.i couldn't feed dd as I was nursing ds only one hand free she wouldn't eat her breakfast.he only slept for one hr straight then up again.i never know if he's hungry or windy or what so I end up just feeding him as I can't deal with the crying and a toddler and he always takes it so then I assume it must b hunger.i just feel ready to lose it.hubby is at work and when he gets home i hav to cook etc and d evening is just gone as we are getting dd ready for bed and I'm usually only one hand free as I'm nursing!i have days when it all goes to plan and then when I hav a bad day i just feel ready to cry.does it get easier?!i combination fed dd and at least oh did some of the feeds but with ds he seems to hav no interest if he cries he just says sure what can I do I've no boobs+it makes me feel so sorry for ds feels like I'm the only one that can soothe him.oh and ds seems to be happiest between 2-6 when hubby not there so I feel like he only ever sees him cranky :-( sorry for the rant if any one can offer tips or ideas or remember their ebf8week old being...
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  • @llli*nicholeo's Avatar
    May 15th, 2015, 09:20 AM
    So I'm having a hard time getting my milk to mix completely. After I thaw it and mix it gently in the bag then pour it into a bottle there are pieces of white that stays in the bag. I'm assuming some of the fat that separated. Is there a trick to getting it all mixed so nothing is left in the bag?
    4 replies | 191 view(s)
  • @llli*dmchugh's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 03:34 PM
    My little one is 6 weeks old. When she was born my intention was to exclusively breastfeed. I did not have enough colostrum/milk in the first several days to keep her weight up so I began supplementing her with formula as advised by our doctor. I then started to pump during the days (breastfed at night) because she had a tongue tie and my nipples were extremely sore. She is now able to latch well and my breasts are full with milk. I want to stop pumping during the days and exclusively breastfeed during the day and night, however, she gets extremely frustrated at my breast. Some days are good and others bad. She definitely prefers a bottle during the daytime. I know that she is getting enough milk because she will have mouth full of milk while she is screaming and crying. Please help!
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  • @llli*jessicanewmom's Avatar
    May 15th, 2015, 01:54 PM
    My 18 mo old nurses all the time. If I count I get irritated so I'm not sure, but I bet it's 12 or more times a day. We've been doing don't offer, don't refuse for months. To be honest, I've been doing don't offer, often refuse for months. She nurses to bed (about 45 minutes and then I can put her down for a few hours) and nurses through her naps. I think I'd enjoy nursing a few times a day, even into and out of every sleep, but this is too much. I don't enjoy this frequency, but I'm not sure what else to do aside from saying no and distracting her (which works until the pace drops a bit and then she asks again). We avoid the nursing chair until bedtime and I offer lots of alternative drinks. If we go out somewhere a little too exciting she asks to nurse a lot then because she's a little overwhelmed, I suppose. How can I find a middle ground between what she wants (constant access) and what I want (reasonable limits)? If I could just get away during naps I think that would be enough to make me feel like one body instead of two. :(
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  • @llli*leannemurphy's Avatar
    May 16th, 2015, 03:55 AM
    Hi everyone, I have PCOS, newly diagnosed Hypothyroidism, had to conceive Isobel through IVF (she is 6 months old now), and have battled immensely with milk supply being very LOW. We will be looking to have a second child in about 6 months time, and I would really LOVE to find someone who specialises in low milk supply caused by any of the conditions I have who can help me to make sure I don't have the same milk supply issues with the next baby. If they can help me get my milk supply sorted for Isobel now as well then that would be fantastic. I am only producing around 5ml per breast every 3 hours, if that. So the milk is still there, but just very very low. Isobel is formula fed now, and she simply suckles on me when I put her down for her naps, which is around 4 times a day. I don't mind paying someone privately for this expertise, as I was absolutely heart broken having to stop breast feeding Isobel at 2 months! I live in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, but am not opposed to travelling to see someone.
    4 replies | 171 view(s)
  • @llli*songstress1212's Avatar
    May 18th, 2015, 09:19 AM
    I recently inspected my daughters mouth since someone mentioned she may have a lip tie...is this bad? Could it be why she isnt sucking efficiently?
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  • @llli*3littlesprouts's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 03:40 PM
    I have posted a few times on my situation on other forums on LLL, but i would like to ask a question specifically regarding weaning. So, i have 13 month twins who adore nursing, and i just found out i am pregnant. Their schedule goes like this: Feeding one, when they wake up around 7 Feeding two, before first nap around 10:30 Feeding three (snack/comfort), when they wake up around 12
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  • @llli*fes's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 10:29 AM
    Hi all, I have been back to work for 2 weeks and pumping away! So far, I have been able to schedule pump/nursing sessions every 2-2.5 hours, getting in 3 pumps and 1 nursing session while at work. When I pump, I get anywhere from 3-4 oz usually, more in the morning and less by afternoon. Sometimes when I pump, I only get 1 oz or less. I know I have a hard time letting down for the pump sometimes, as it can take 8-12 minutes in some cases to get a letdown (is this a second letdown and the first was just dribbles? Not sure). I even have videos of DS nursing and turn up the volume all the way so I can hear him swallowing and grunting (so sweet!). I massage before hooking up and compress while pumping. My question is when I get such a low output, should I try again after a short time like 30 minutes or just wait to the next pump session 2 hours later? If I wait until the next session, and if my breasts start to feel full, go ahead and pump early? What is the best thing to do to prevent a back up of milk and a decreased supply? TIA!
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  • @llli*crystacular's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:51 AM
    Hello Ladies! My son is 4 weeks old and exclusively breastfed. i have 5 months of maternity leave before returning to work. At that time (and possibly before then) I'm sure I will want/have to leave my baby with a caregiver either to go to work or to have a night out with my husband, etc. Do I need to start pumping now while I am establishing my supply or can I wait until I will need the milk? I have no desire to pump now (even in the future I find the idea like a necessary evil) but I don't want to lose the option to pump in the future. Thanks for your advice!
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  • @llli*hayashi's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 10:43 AM
    I am ready to pump-wean at work. But can I still breastfeed during the day in the weekends (when I don't have to pump)? Will this send confusing message to my body? I wish I kept a journal, because I completely forgot how I did this with my first child... The mommy amnesia is real, girls!
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  • @llli*xlilypopz's Avatar
    May 15th, 2015, 08:19 PM
    Hi, I apologize in advance for a long and hefty story, but I would really appreciate anyone reading on and giving me any type of advice...thanks! I'm a second time mom with hypothyroid (diagnosed well before first pregnancy) and taking synthroid. With my first son, he had tongue tie and breast milk did not come in fully until we got his tongue clipped at 10 days, and had to supplement an avg of one feeding a day but otherwise, breastfed on demand. By one month, I was able to pump 4-5oz. After that, I don't think we had much issues with supply. I do remember being engorged and my breasts were like melons the first few months. Now, I have a newborn turned one month today, and the lactation consultant at the hospital said he has a slight tongue tie, but not so bad that he needs a clipping. I agreed as he was able to latch on with some help, and it's gotten a lot better. I feel he is able to suck much better than his brother did. I'm still breastfeeding on demand and literally, he's on my breast every hour for an avg of 40mins to 1hr. Most of that time though, he's just suckling, and not really sucking, and falling asleep. The actual time he's vigorously sucking is probably about 3 minutes on my left and 5-7 minutes on my right. I keep him on though, because I'm afraid I don't have a lot of milk and the little that he gets from suckling will keep him more satisfied. He'll sleep for 15-30 minutes, and we'll repeat that cycle a few times a day. (He only sleeps a 2 1/2- 3...
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  • @llli*littlemommy15's Avatar
    May 16th, 2015, 05:25 AM
    My baby is 3 months old and has been spitting up excessively. Most of the time he seems like a happy baby when it happens. When he does spit up its always a lot. And I'm not sure if it is projectile, if it is it just is a couple inches. Or else it just spills out of his mouth. He is breastfed, I also pump and give him a bottle and we have to supplement with formula because I don't have an awesome supply and I am a working momma. My boyfriend wants to just give him formula this weekend to see if it is my milk but he has spit up before when he had had formula. Going to call the doctor after the weekend but I would like your advice too. I would hate to not be able to breastfeed because he's spitting up because of my milk!!
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  • @llli*laura.farret's Avatar
    May 18th, 2015, 05:19 PM
    I’m back at work and my worst breastfeeding fear has come true: I’m not pumping enough milk. Up until now everyone reassured me that once I was actually separated from the baby I was going to be able to pump more, but that did not happen. I currently have a two month old baby that likes to nurse a lot. I’m feeding on demand so I really don’t know how much he is taking, but he likes to be on the boob frequently. He is growing well and he seems satisfied. When I was home I would pump about an ounce or two at a time, but I was told that was just extra. Now I’m at work and all I have been able to get all day was 9 oz total, all day (pumped 4 times) Meanwhile he is home chugging it down from the bottle. I told my husband to ration it out as much as possible and to not overfeed, but even that way baby ate about 15 oz. Did this happen to anyone else? I’ve been nursing for two months with no problems and I was told this was not going to happen. Now what do I do?
    3 replies | 161 view(s)
  • @llli*ccdaisy's Avatar
    May 20th, 2015, 03:58 PM
    Hi everyone, my 14 weeks boy is gainning weight normally. But I heard from my boy's paediatrician that his intake everyday should be around 930ml, ( weight*150ml, he is now around 6300g, 13.9lbs ). So I bought a infant scale and now I weigh him everytime before and after breastfeeding. According to the result, he gets no more that 35ml hourly which means he gets 760~840ml of milk every day. I have tried many ways like using pump to stimulate after feeding and several kinds of herb for boosting milk supply but there is no significant increase. Is his intake normal? Should I give him around 150ml of formula once a day?
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