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  • @llli*bugsmomma1013's Avatar
    Today, 08:51 PM
    My 6 months old seems VERY interested in food. I can tell she wants to eat table food really bad. My husband wants give her some. But Im not really yet. I want to cry just thinking about it. It makes me feel like that part of breastfeeding is over. Im not ready for her to move onto other foods. I know they only need breast milk for the first year but she seems to want to try other things. Opinions and advice welcome.
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  • @llli*witkom's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 PM
    Hi, we just had DD tongue and lip tie clipped, 72 hours ago. She is still in major pain, because when we do the stretches with her, she screams, and they are not screams of discomfort, but screams of pain. It is heartbreaking to do them. I was wondering if anyone has experienced this. I was told that the pain/soreness should only last at most 48 hours. Please let me know if anyone else has experienced this. Thanks!
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  • @llli*smallfoots's Avatar
    Today, 08:07 PM
    My LO is 5 months 2 weeks. She was a horribly colicky newborn. I cut out dairy and gluten. Then just dairy. The colic was better but still never sleeps during naps, she wakes from gas pain then she'll pas gas and not go back to sleep. Then at night she will scream and then finally after helping her (bike message) shell pass gas and its twice a night I do this for about an hr both times. I put her on a probiotic around 2 months old and they also seemed to help but nothing seems to work. I've started the weaning process - I think that shes allergic to my milk and or the things im eating but I swear I cant cut out anything else. I weigh 100lbs im under weight and stressed out. I love bfing and im terribly torn between formula and bfing. I would love any kind of advise. Am I crazy?? Is this normal?
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  • @llli*racheliz's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 PM
    Hello this is my first post here and like I said in the title I've been breastfeeding my baby boy for four months and let me tell you it has been the most beautiful experience ever... with my first one I only breastfeed for 1 month because I thought I wasn't producing enough milk so for my second one I was like I'm gonna stick to this no matter what so this is a big thing for me... so I went to my baby's 4 month check up and he's doing just great but the doctor mention that I should start cereal mix with the breastmilk so this is where my concerns starts like is he really ready for cereal...??? I'm afraid if I start cereal he won't be nursing enough and then my supply would go low... and she was like I*wanna see him in a month to see how he is doing once he start with the cereal... I wanted to wait till he is 6 months to start solids and now I don't know what to do I was planning to breastfeed as long as baby wants and now I'm really confused... :(
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  • @llli*smallfoots's Avatar
    Today, 07:36 PM
    I could've written this myself. I'm so frustrated. I Cut out all dairy which helped but still EVERYnight she has gas pains that wake her up. During the day also. Same nap times as you and my lo is 5 months 2 weeks. I started to supplement to start the weaning process bc I thought shes was allergic to everything im eating. Im desperate bc I love bfing but I cant handle the" was it something I ate" then just going over everything that day. I put her on probiotics...gas drops ... im following to see what anyone else has to say. I feel your pain!!! Sorry im not any help..
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 07:15 PM
    It is still confusing. Do you mean baby nurses for two hours continuously and is still crying for more, or baby nurses, then 2 hours later wants to nurse again? The latter is entirely normal and the former indicates a milk transfer or poor milk production issue. Going just by the number you posted, I would suggest nurse a little more often, and if pumping before nursing causes a problem, pump only after nursing or between sessions. At this age the combined formula and expressed milk bottle intake of 300-400 ml daily would be about half normal daily intake or a little less. (f I did my math right) Does this sound accurate to you? To offset the issue of milk flow/breast refusal, encourage baby to nurse more often and use the paced bottle feeding method as I linked in previous post. Of course using an at the breast supplementer for supplements would be the ideal scenario, as then bottles are not needed and baby gets needed supplements while nursing. I again suggest strongly getting hands on in person breastfeeding assistance. A baby not being able to gain normally exclusively breastfeeding is a serious breastfeeding issue, one that is not solved by supplementing (this is not to say don't supplement, I mean supplementing is not fixing the underlying issue.) Sometimes help is available free or low cost. Sometimes insurance covers it. Pumps as well might be more available than you think- a manual pump is not the right pump for the job you are asking of it, and it...
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  • @llli*h.rosalyn's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 PM
    Thanks all. He latch and it feels ok. Sometimes i notice that he suck butnot swallow.I'm using manual single pump, havent afford to use double pump yet. I'm nursing for about 5-6times and around 300-400 ml milkand formula still supplied to him. I pump 3-4 times. It is difficult for me to nurse him directly afterpumping. He would get fussy and cry, seems like he doesnt get the milk flow. I worry if he is getting used to bottles, and want faster milk flow. I tried breast compression but not switch side yet. He is sleepy when nursing, hard to reattach after switching. He is gaining weight, havent check for these 2weeks. He wants to nurse again after2 hours nursing Erin, seems like he doesnt full yet. Now my pumping only get 1 oz, it gets me frustrated..
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 PM
    Thanks for the update, nice story other than the issue with the pump.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 PM
    Ok so when you are back to work during the day (I presume) long stretches at night can be more of a problem as of course the being back at work and pumping during that time rather than nursing is often a issue for milk production to some extent, also the more baby nurses overall the better to avoid any 'nipple confusion' you may have heard of. it may well be baby will wake more often at night at that point anyway and this is helpful for milk production and consequently longevity of nursing.
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 PM
    He actually goes to sleep really well with Daddy and will sleep cuddled up with daddy. But for some reason he is deciding he want's an awake period at night when Daddy is home. Maybe he likes the one on one music time I don't know. When it is just DS and I when Daddy is out of town we do tend to get up early (like between 5 and 6) most mornings and before going to bed I often have DS sleeping in a sling for a couple hours before I go to bed and then at night the wake ups are not really complete we just wake up enough to switch sides every so often though I still usually need to sneak out of bed once to pee. When Daddy is home he is often going to sleep early, not long after DS falls to sleep nursing and Daddy will take DS to bed and give me some time alone before I go to bed. Then lately sometime between 2 and 4 DS has been waking up fully and getting hyper to the point where Daddy gets up with him for a while. I will still usually get up sometime between 5 and 7 because my back just doesn't let me stay in bed longer than that. The Problem happens even when he is nursing on the outside sometimes, he decides he want's to be awake and no MA I don't want to nurse more, last night he even kinda bit me.
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  • @llli*bsua65's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 PM
    I would try the breastmilk up the nose if they will let you, it's worth a shot! Have you tried feeding her in a steamy room?
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  • @llli*valentina0813's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    yes I'm saving milk for when i return to work, or if I'm not home. thanks for ur insight
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  • @llli*sprocket's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 PM
    I just wanted to write an update now that I'm home from my trip. My husband and daughter ended up coming with me and staying for the first night. Then I had two more nights without them and arrived home before my daughter was asleep on the third night. So, this was all made easier by fewer nights apart than I had anticipated. HOWEVER, I fully intended to bring my pump but I forgot it!! I think I forgot it because my daughter was coming with me as I departed for the trip and my brain didn't make the connection that I would need it. Anyway, I went to CVS and bought a very expensive, very useless manual pump. It did not help me very much and I wound up just taking a shower morning and night and doing some hand expressing as much as I could. Between a little bit of the manual pumping and the hand expression, I was able to relieve most of my discomfort. But I sure did want to nurse when I got home!! Luckily, my daughter wanted to as well!! One thing that I think helped was that we were able to do a video chat both evenings that I was away and we talked about nursing and how we were both looking forward to nursing. That was really nice and it made me realize how special nursing a toddler is. It's something we share that we can talk about!! It was funny though, when I walked in the door, she was having a snack and she wanted to sit and talk to me while she ate and then she wanted to sit on my lap but she didn't want to nurse right away. But then at bedtime, she did. And she's back...
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  • @llli*ruchiccio's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 PM
    Maybe he can sleep near you but not between both of you? With a bedrail on the edge of the bed, of course (or wall). This way Daddy is not within his line of vision.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 PM
    The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 2010, on general anesthesia: In almost all cases, breastfeeding is fine as soon as you're alert enough to hold your baby. WAB, 8th edition p. 393 General info about meds: http://www.llli.org/docs/0000000000000001WAB/WAB_Tear_sheet_Toolkit/15_medicationsandbf.pdf
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    YAY, well over 17 lb now and just about at the 25th Percentile line. At night I'm experiencing an interesting thing. When daddy is out of town working DS sleeps well at night, nursing in bed but not really waking up fully even when I change a diaper. But this week with daddy back, DS has been waking up and crawling around and wanting to play in the middle of the night to the point where DH takes him out to the living room to listen to music till he falls back to sleep. DH keeps asking me what I do when he isn't home and he doesn't seem to believe that it hasn't been a problem. DS does love his daddy though and will crawl after him around the house as best he can.
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  • @llli*filmmommy's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 PM
    I actually like some things about all of my pumps. I currently like my Hygeia Enjoye, but it took a while to get used to it and they took over a month to send it to me. Plus, I had to start using Medela flanges to get a good milk output. I had to pay for that one, though, and it was pretty pricey. But I had mastitis twice within the first few months of nursing this little guy, so I wanted something powerful to get rid of them as needed. Plus, you can sell it or send it back for recycling, which you can't do with the other pumps since they're single-user. I liked the simplicity of Medela PISA (just used a button after letdown, whereas with the Ameda and Hygeia you have to turn knobs). The Purely Yours seemed a little less powerful the first time around, but my second one seems a little better so far. But I had to change out the parts frequently with the first one since I used it all the time, and there would often be little issues with it (like the diaphragms wouldn't inflate totally). The Ameda seems best for pumping in the car, because it is small, has a place to put the bottles, and the knobs are easy to maneuver without looking (plus, it's dark when I drive to work).
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