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    Re: My rollercoaster

    Gee, it's been a while since I've posted here, and I just wanted to post again to say that it has been months since I've had to give a bottle, and baby is happy and gaining well. He is eating solid...
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    Re: My rollercoaster

    Thank you, you are very kind.
    I need to remember how lucky I am to have him, and how so many adoptive mothers don't even consider b/f as they don't realize it is an option.
    If I could concentrate...
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    Re: My rollercoaster

    Nope, not pg......
    that's for sure!
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    My rollercoaster

    Gosh I'm tired of the rollercoaster. When LO was tiny, I remember thinking "This will all be a vague memory". Baby is almost 6 months old now, and I'm still struggling every day.
    Quick recall:...
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    Re: Doc orders formula

    Thank you, I appreciated all your suggestions.
    I'm still puzzled, however, about one thing. If the baby is satisfied after a feeding, then should I be feeding a bottle after that feeding, even if...
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    Doc orders formula

    I'm so frustrated I could scream.....For those of you who don't know my story, I adopted a 6 week old baby and began working on building a milk supply about 3 months ago. After much work and worry,...
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    Re: Domperidone and monthlys?

    I've totally skipped my period since starting domperidone, which works for me. Who would have thought having an adopted baby would be so much like having a biological one.
  8. Re: I wouls like to share few personal tips to increase milk supply.

    I still struggle some days, and other days are a breeze, but I'm exclusively b/f an adopted baby, and here's my advice.

    nurse, nurse, nurse
    oatmeal
    fenugreek
    blessed thistle
    domperidone...
  9. Re: Could profuse sweating affect supply????

    Just a quick note say all is back to normal, I have no explanation for the sudden dip other than the sweating, so I believe that was it even though I really did drink a ton of water at the time. ...
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    Thanks guys,
    I must have drank a gallon of water in the last day or so, and things are a little better this afternoon, although I upped my doses of meds, however I did have to give a 3 o'clock...
  11. Could profuse sweating affect supply????

    I had to give LO a bottle at 7 am this morning. This is all all time low for me. My (adopted) babe nursed and squirmed acting hungry from 5 to 7, until I got up and fix the bottle before he woke up...
  12. Re: Wanting to wean at 25 months, how can I without making everyone miserable?

    I have gone through similiar situations 5 times, and here is my two cents worth. I know exactly what your saying, your going back and forth between guilt and sympathy for the child, and your wants...
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    Re: Breastfeeding an adpoted child

    Just a quick update, I had managed to get to 1 bottle a day, but no father, so I got the perscription for domperidone, and though I don't have the overflow koalabear speaks of, I have been able to...
  14. Re: Adoptive Breastfeeding - New Member

    Speaking as an adopting mom, I say do what ever it takes. I've had my little man for 3 weeks now, and am SOOOOOO happy I decided to make the effort. We all know about the nutritional benefits but...
  15. Re: Conflicted About Changing Nursing Relationship

    I nursed throughout 2 of my pregnancies, and then tandem nursed after child birth. A friend of mine said that nursing was too painful while pregnant, I didn't find it to be so, so I guess it's a...
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    Re: Breastfeeding an adpoted child

    Thank you all for your suggestions, thing have leveled off and I'm not such an emotional basket case as I was a week ago.:eye
    As far as Mom goes, shes been much better, and maybe I was taking her...
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    Re: Breastfeeding an adpoted child

    OMG, my mother asked me if I was on antihistamines or something tonight, because the baby is acting drugged!!!! He was really sleepy, and her house is really hot, and he was acting groggy.
    I am so...
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    Re: Breastfeeding an adpoted child

    You made me cry just now!!!!!
    Thank you all so much, you are all SOOOOOO kind.
    8 wet diapers yesterday, 4 morning, 3 evening, only 1 from 10 am till 4 pm. Of course that was while I was at Mom's....
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    Re: Breastfeeding an adpoted child

    :happytears:happytears:happytears
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    Re: Breastfeeding an adpoted child

    O.K., thanks, I won't worry about the poop.
    I spent the day with my mother today, and came home feeling like I'm failing miserable at this whole breast feeding thing. It was never a decision for me,...
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    Re: Breastfeeding an adpoted child

    Thank you ladies, I've been counting diaper changes, and have 3 wet ones so far this morning. One other question, he used to have one poop a day, but struggled with it, I assume because of the...
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    Breastfeeding an adpoted child

    I've brought home my new son (7 weeks) and have started breastfeeding him, but my milk supplies are low. I have a 2 year old that still nurses at night, so I have plenty of milk at night, but during...
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