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  • @llli*midnightsangel's Avatar
    Today, 09:54 PM
    Or you could place a bit of toilet paper in the front part of the diaper where the pee would end up at
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  • @llli*pteroglossus's Avatar
    Today, 09:44 PM
    You can just leave off the diaper and wrap her in a cotton blanket, old t-shirt, or old-fashioned flat cloth diaper. You'll notice if she pees.
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  • @llli*ellieselephants's Avatar
    Today, 09:08 PM
    Our baby girl has been doing pretty well with breastfeeding so far. She was born late thursday night. Friday morning she had a big poop and Friday evening she had her first big wet pee. Yesterday, she had 2 pee diapers and 1 or 2 poops. Today she has had at least 4 poopie diapers but I don't know if she's peed at all! I don't know if we maybe missed it with all the poop. But I am starting to worry. Other than that she is eating well. She has a good latch and I feed her about 40-50 mins every 3 hours. She's not fussy & seems very calm. When she's alert she seems great too. Thoughts?
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  • @llli*waleka92's Avatar
    Today, 07:35 PM
    Tu sabes si ¿hay envíos de ese producto a Centro América? tengo dos amigas que tienes ese problemas con los tesones ayúdame ¿si?, te lo agradeceré. Ellas están pensando cambiar la alimentación porque es una situación extremadamente dolorosa y lo digo por experiencia propia. la alimentación de sus recién
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  • @llli*andie613's Avatar
    Today, 06:52 PM
    Things will get better, but you should see a lactation consultant to be sure there aren't other issues. My son had a tongue tie but was gaining fine. I, on the other hand, had cracks, bleeding, and mastitis! After the tie was corrected things got better but it took awhile to heal. I found Jack Newman's all purpose nipple ointment to be wonderful: http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-APNO
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  • @llli*bb.cream's Avatar
    Today, 05:10 PM
    Very interesting and entertaining article. Thanks a lot.
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  • @llli*bb.cream's Avatar
    Today, 05:04 PM
    The same thing happened to me and is really painful. I was very lucky because I found a balm for nipples for breastfeeding. It is fabulous and changed my life completely (and that of my beautiful girl, of course) This is the magical product: http://www.skinthinks.com/para-mamas/306-mamamio-keep-calm-nipple-balm-5060102602569.html A big hug
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  • @llli*candt.s.mommy's Avatar
    Today, 02:49 PM
    Thank you! I will check out that book. And yeah, Kelly Mom is where I always look for info.
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  • @llli*dormir41's Avatar
    Today, 02:25 PM
    Hi, my little one is 7.5 months so we have to sit her down in her high chair to eat since she's not even sitting unsupported yet . . .but I found some good tips for when she's older, and maybe this will help? She loves to eat solids right now, but I'm sure that will change at some point. Anyway, I came across these suggestions from Dr. Sears and bookmarked it for later. good luck! http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/feeding-infants-toddlers/picky-eater
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 PM
    Your body will prepare for the baby growing inside you just as it would if you were not nursing. So yes, you will have colostrum in your breasts, actually several weeks before you deliver, as is usual. Remember colostrum is made and excreted in very, very small amounts so you may not "see" it, but it will be there for your newborn. You may ALSO continue to make "normal" milk, but actually milk does change during pregnancy, primarily in milk production lessening to some degree and perhaps in taste. Again this has no significance for your newborn, who will get what they need in the amount they need whether you nurse throughput your pregnancy or not. Such changes may change your toddler's nursing behavior while you are pregnant- or may not. There is really only one resource you need for the situation of nursing when pregnant, (and tandem nursing) and that is the book Adventures in Tandem Nursing. As far as I know, there has been no significant new discoveries in the science of milk production when pregnant since that book was published. I strongly suggest getting that book, which any LLL Group should have for loan if you cannot find it at the Library, and NOT searching the internet on this subject (unless it is a site like LLL or Kellymom devoted to the providing the true facts about breastfeeding.)
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  • @llli*candt.s.mommy's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 PM
    Hello. My son is 16 months and nurses when he wakes up in the morning, before nap time and before bed. I just found out I'm pregnant and have some questions. I plan to try to have my son weened around age 2 (just a loose plan, I'll kind of see how he does). He will turn 2 right before this baby is due, so really I'm sure I'll still be nursing at least a little when this baby is due. My question is, if I'm still nursing, will colostrum come again after I deliver, or since I'm still nursing will it continue to be my normal milk? I'm going to start doing research, but don't know how to search that question because it's so long
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 05:25 AM
    "When" questions are the hardest to answer because the answers are individual to every mama-baby pair. When I was having issues with pain and cracking with my first, I really clung to the "Everything gets better by 6 weeks" adage. But for me, things didn't improve until 4.5 months (It was an unusually bad situation caused by an undiagnosed lip tie). When I had some cracking with my second, I expected that it would take the same amount of time for things to get better, but with baby #2 I had smooth sailing by 3 weeks!
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 AM
    Thanks for answering those questions! Your answers eliminate a lot of the usual suspects for difficulties with supply- you have ParaGard so it's not your birth control, nursing feels okay so it's probably not the baby's latch, the baby nurses at a nice frequency so it's not a case of going too long between nursing sessions, etc. Since a lot of the usual suspects have been eliminated, I think we have to explore the following explanations for issues with supply: the double bout of mastitis, the baby's sucking style, and your pump. Mastitis and plugged ducts are bad for supply because they stop milk from being removed, and as the breast gets more and more full, your body gets the message to reduce supply in the area of the breast that is overfull. The question is, why did you end up with mastitis/plugged ducts in the first place? Well, maybe you're prone to it, and a nasty strain of bacteria just took advantage of your suspectibility. Or maybe your baby's very relaxed nursing style hasn't been doing a great job of emptying the breast...? Anyway, here's what I think you want to do: 1. Go see the LC again, and then the pediatrician. I think you need an explanation for why the baby has been unable to gain well and why he hasn't been doing a good job of maintaining your supply despite having a latch that feels okay and a good nursing frequency. If you have an explanation, maybe you can figure out how to fix the issue. 2. Go see your doctor and rule out any...
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  • @llli*m11612's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    Another thread reminded me of this one so I figured I'd update. :) We're in to distracted nurser phase. He still kneads my breast, sometimes "milks" me, pinches, grabs fistfulls of my breast and twists, bobs off and on and is now turning his head to see things while trying to stay attached. He is very social too so this is often done with a devilish grin. The kid looks proud of himself for maneuvering to grab something off the table behind him while still clamped on. However, he is responding better to social disapproval (i.e., frown and say, "ow, that hurst, be nice to mommy, no pinching") of some undesired behaviors and his true biting behavior has (for now) successfully been extinguished by completely removing my breast and my attention every time he bit. I also encouraged him to "just let go" to end a nursing session. I think he had been using biting to communicate this. So every time he let go I ended the session instead of offering again right away to ensure he was done. This resulted in quite a few times that he cued again immediately and sometimes cried, but we have better communication regarding ending a nursing session now. I wholeheartedly expect this all to change any day now for the worse and the better. We are constantly changing beings and growing,learning babies even more so.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    HI and welcome and congratulations on your new baby. Well, this should just not be, no matter how much your baby nurses. Has nursing always hurt or is this new? How is baby's weight gain? Can you explain the pain a bit, is it related to latch issues do you think? Any chance you and baby have thrush? Thrush might be painful to both of you and might explain some of the behavior. But my initial thought is that the body language could be kneading behavior. Just like other mammals, babies often knead when nursing. But if baby is in a position that feels unnatural to baby, that normal kneading behavior may be misdirected. So I would suggest first trying different positions. Laid back and side lying are probably the most normal nursing positions, biologically speaking, but humans are capable of nursing in so many positions it is a matter of finding what are the "right" positions for you and baby to be most comfortable, and there is a wide variety to try. Probably the most destructive myth about breastfeeding is that there is any difference between nursing due to hunger and nursing due to a need to suck. All normal healthy babies (and even most unhealthy babies) are compelled by their biology to suckle frequently and to comfort at the breast. This is how a baby gets enough to eat, stimulates mother's milk production, AND comforts baby. It is all the same to a baby, and we mess with the biological order when we think there is anything "wrong" with a baby suckling for...
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    Are you done because you feel as if you do not want to nurse your baby any longer, or because you think you cannot nurse anymore? Since baby has been supplemented from the start, and we know that is not good for milk production (especially if your pump is not extracting milk properly) then it is hard to know right now what is going on with your milk production. But it is clear your pump is, for whatever reason, not working correctly. Issues with "switching back and forth from breast to bottle" are issues that occur overtime. In other words the baby is fine switching back and forth for a while, and then, is not anymore, and that is the point you start seeing baby more or less refuse to nurse, be reluctant to nurse, or simply less interested in nursing. Before that time, baby may already be not nursing with normal frequency or vigor because baby is being fed with bottles, but this may be going unnoticed. Add that to the potential for milk production issues caused by baby not nursing as often or as vigorously as normal, and it can seem as if baby is suddenly done with nursing. BUt this is not what has happened. Instead, baby has inadvertently been trained to bottle feed instead of breastfeed, which are biologically two very different actions. Your baby has been getting bottles from the start, and it sounds like those bottles are unusually large for your baby's age at least at this point. So I think there is a very strong chance that at least one reason your baby has...
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  • @llli*evergreen474's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    My son is 5 weeks old today and is exclusively BF. He's gaining weight like crazy and everything seems to be fine. Some nursing sessions are fine and he is calm and gets all sleepy at the end. But other times he is fussy (possibly gassy) and pulls on my nipple, claws at me and at his face, and pushes against me with his top arm. As I write this, it sounds like his body language is saying that he's not hungry and has some other need. But when he gets close to my breast he roots around and latches on voraciously. Am I missing something? Is he really hungry or just in need of something to suck? Our pediatrician has said we can use pacifiers so sometimes I just give him the paci to suck on while he works through whatever it is. Between that and some recent cluster feeding from a growth spurt, my breasts and nipples are crazy painful right now! Anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this?
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  • @llli*jmk2015's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    I was taking a supplement and stopped taking it about 2 months later. I still have some just in case but it's been about a week and my supply is still fine. Good luck!
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