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  1. Re: Please help! New mom - exhausted, bed-ridden, shut-in!!

    Hi momma, hang in there. I know right now its rough, but it does get better! The first weeks are overwhelming with your hormones trying to even out and this new life so completely dependant on you....
  2. Re: Trying to "undo" the damage I may have caused.

    Hi Judesmommy, you've come to the right place :love for help and support. Its really hard going for those first months - especially because its so hard to tell if they are getting enough. It does...
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    Re: Nursing Strike... help!

    I'm so sorry mama! I don't have much experience here.. All I can say is keep offering. Perhaps if you could make today a cuddle day, keep her close and try to stay calm. I know its scary when...
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    Re: Looking for support :(

    Hi mama - your baby acts just like mine (eating all.the.time, wanting mom and only mom, nursing to sleep, waking up every few hrs through the night) :hug - and yes ebf babies are very attached to...
  5. Re: The soother and the sleepless nights....

    Thank you - nice to know we're not alone in this! We have coslept since the beginning and its been a life saver. Funny you mentioned it - but lo was the same in the womb, I would joke that he had a...
  6. The soother and the sleepless nights....

    This is going to be a bit long, so please bear with me :pop
    The first months with my DS (born end of Jan) were challenging, oversupply and OAL (comfort nursing turned into fussing, pulling off and...
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    Re: got my period - is this normal?

    I too got my period back early. Boy was I disappointed, but I try to look at it as though my body does a superb job of healing/regulating itself :cool:. It was also nice because I was having such...
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    Re: I just need to talk to someone

    Hi mamma,
    Great job! :cheer I'm still at home with my lo - but I know what its like being soo exhausted. Is it possible to get your dh or someone in your family to take the kids for a few hours...
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    Re: Pressure to introduce formula

    You're doing a great job momma - keep up the good work! The only thing I could think to add is perhaps giving your family some info about breastfeeding? I know my mother never BF and her generation...
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    Re: Forceful Letdown????

    Do both breasts hurt, or only one? Does it just hurt for a moment or does the pain continue throughout the feed? When my milk letdown comes it is often 'uncomfortable' and yes sometimes painfull,...
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    Re: Feel like giving up!

    Hi there - I don't have much in the way of suggestions, just support. You are doing a great job and it can be very difficult during the first months. We did not have trouble with weight gain, but...
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    Re: Personal space....

    Awe thanks - the grandparents post is well worth the read. As I said, I know she's just being loving, its just hard to adjust to having someone kiss babies cheek while he's suckling away..... I...
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    Personal space....

    Hmm this is probably more of a rant than a request for help.. But seriously personal space!! My MIL is head over heals for her first and only grandson - she is a loving wonderful woman who really...
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    Re: Pumping without a schedule?

    Thank you! I will try only pumping a bit on his sleepy days. For my breaks I would only be gone a max of 2 - 2 1/2 hrs but won't want to pump during (unless in discomfort) as it would be extremely...
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    Pumping without a schedule?

    Hello,
    I have been reading through the old posts like crazy, but still have a few questions. My little man is 2 months old and we have worked our way to a good bf relationship :love. I would like...
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    Re: pressured to pump

    Thank you! I hadn't thought of pointing out how much extra work pumping would be and I'm sure that both DH and MIL will understand that. DH already does a ton around the house and cooks (yes I am...
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    pressured to pump

    Hello, I am new to this forum, but have been greatly helped by reading through some of the threads here. I'm hoping for some advice about when to introduce a bottle. Some background info.
    My lo is...
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