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    I think Ive pretty much come to the end of my breastfeeding journey

    But I want to thank everyone for all of the help and support you gave over the last almost 9 weeks.

    We have been through so many issues, and I have tried so many different things, but LO will be 9...
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    Re: Oh for pete's sake, what now??

    wondering what that average age might be? i'll need to research this... honestly i dont really WANT to sleep with my baby for years....much as i love him dearly...
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    Re: Oh for pete's sake, what now??

    i hope it won't be a problem :)
    "I have to be up for at 5:30 AM four days a week for and it was really tough when Lilah was waking up 10 or 15 times a night..."

    exactly what i am dealing with......
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    Re: Oh for pete's sake, what now??

    Well, i have a crazy intense job, and i need my space and my sleep. I need to take care of myself to take care of him, and one of those things is regular sleep. Understandably, this becomes...
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    Re: Oh for pete's sake, what now??

    Yeah, I know a lot of people are into the whole bed sharing thing, and it's nice while he is little... but I dont feel llike trying to break the habit when he is older. Ive heard some serious horror...
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    Re: Oh for pete's sake, what now??

    Thanks guys :D

    Yeah, as time went on, the reflux symptoms- on its own, not as related to BF, became more and more apparent to me, especially the choking and gagging at night- I personally know...
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    Re: Oh for pete's sake, what now??

    his wets are meeting the minimum. he did gain a little weight, but not much. only 4 oz in 3weeks. he def is not eating well.
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    Re: Success!

    yay!
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    Oh for pete's sake, what now??

    So, I posted almost 2 weeks ago that I thought we had turned the 6 week corner. And for a week and a half, we were EBF with almost no issues- BLISS!

    Then, around Wed last week, he started pulling...
  10. My brother was a "surprise"

    My mom got pregnant when she was EBF. And they used a condom, and foam...

    apparently my brother was meant to be here :D but yeah, don't rely on breastfeeding. You'll have two kids 13 months apart...
  11. Re: Multivitamin supplement - how to give if EBF?

    Yeah, I would second the dropper. It's pretty easy ( as long as they are not crying hysterically :D )
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    Re: water and milk supply?

    Ok, yeah this makes sense. I guess I get so overwhelmed by the hands crammed in his mouth, like he's starving, that I think he is starving. So after you settle them down, when do you know to feed...
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    Re: water and milk supply?

    i've heard that. thats always been the problem for me- he either nurses or he won't. and when he's hysterical and hungry, there is no more nursing to stimulate anything, he doesnt really latch, so...
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    water and milk supply?

    I find my milk supply appears to be very low in the afternoon/ evening, around 5 pm on. my son starts his 5 pm fussies, then 6 screamies- sounds the same as when a bottle is empty and he wants more....
  15. Re: 6 weeks today... and has been EBF all day..are we turning the magical 6 week corn

    Hey everyone, sorry for the delay.

    Things were continuing on fantastic yesterday... we made it to about 36 hours of EBF... and then my brother and I got in a screaming, blow out, knock down drag...
  16. 6 weeks today... and has been EBF all day..are we turning the magical 6 week corner??

    Wow. My son turned 6 weeks old today, and has been EBF since 2:30 am. No real fussing or fighting, screaming or crying, from either of us when we have been breastfeeding. That's like, 9 times! In a...
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    You all make very valid points

    I guess maybe I'm just backwards and weird, but, Knowing I could stop this at any time I choose, that my feelings and well being are just as important, and if I did stop I'd still be a really good...
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    Re: I hate breastfeeding

    I have been thinking about what you said all night, and I understand what you are saying. We are here for encouragement and help.

    BUT, I think how I am feeling is this. Maybe she DOES want someone...
  19. Re: I keep hearing maybe I have OALD...

    I am still supplementing with formula when need be. I do everything I can to get him to nurse, and if he absolutely won't in spite of every trick I know, I supplement. With a bottle, because spoons...
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    Re: I hate breastfeeding

    In my case.... I have none of the issues with bottle feeding that I do with breastfeeding. Not one.

    No fussing, no screaming, does not appear to be issues with reflux, and he doesnt have colic to...
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    Re: I hate breastfeeding

    I just want you to know, that while I have no real answers, I completely understand how you feel, and why you feel that way. I have been in a similar situation for only 6 weeks, and I have wanted to...
  22. I keep hearing maybe I have OALD...

    But maybe I'm confused about what it is?

    I assumed if I had OALD I would be basically spraying or leaking at a high rate. When I let down, I basically have some little drips from the opposite...
  23. So what DO you do when they won't eat because they are screaming they are so hungry?

    So, after supplementing to get my son through his weight crisis ( on combined Breastmilk and formula, he gained 12 oz in 5 days!! Yes!!!)

    Now, I'm trying to get back to strictly BF, rather than...
  24. Re: I never wanted to say this but at 31 days i am close to giving up

    Ive decided to just drop the guilt and supplement if I can't get him to nurse/ if he nurses and still seems hungry.

    My fiance's aunt has been a neo natal nurse for many many years, and is very...
  25. Re: I never wanted to say this but at 31 days i am close to giving up

    sure. charleston, sc
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