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Thread: My baby is six months!

  1. #1
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    Default My baby is six months!

    Nope, I haven't breastfed exclusively. Nope, Connor has gotten oodles of formula. But I've been waiting to make a celebratory thread for a long time, and I still feel like I deserve it.

    I started to exclusively pump when my poor sweetie stopped latching on after we moved to Chicago around 8 weeks. As far as breastfeeding, I still try. I am still holding out hope.

    Pumping wise, I have quintupled my supply. I was pumping enough for a little more than one bottle (4 oz) in January, and am now averaging about 20 oz (5 bottles) when he has 8-9 total in a day!

    I am single, and a student, and I had very little support. To anyone who feels like their milk supply is gone- you can bring it back! I'm not sure if I ever had a full supply, and one person diagnosed me with Insufficient Glandular Tissue. I think I got written off by alot of people since I have small breasts and flat nipples. But considering how much of an increase I've seen by pumping alone, clearly my breasts are fine and clearly I can produce enough milk, especially if Connor was nursing.

    I am dreaming of being able to produce enough for him. But for all intents and purposes, when Connor goes to the doctor's and they ask if he is still getting breastmilk, I can give a resounding yes.



    And happy half birthday to Connor :P

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    Look how far you have come!!!!! Congrats to you! And 6 months is such a fun age.

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    Default Re: My baby is six months!

    I think that you have done a fabulous job and have SO much to celebrate!! Congratulations to you and Connor!
    Mom to amazing twins!
    DD nursed for 3y5m, DS still occasionally stops by for a snack

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    Way to go mama!
    Tracie

    Mommy to
    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Happy half birthday to Connor! And way to go, mama. You have worked so hard for your baby boy.
    Teal

    25 May 96 and 14 January 08 and 27 February 2012

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    you are my That is seriously amazing. Great job


    Jeanne (my middle name IRL)


    Mommy to two girls (M & M), born Sept. '07 and Sept. '09

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    Wow! Nice work Mama. You are truly wonderful for persevering and not doubting your abilities.

    You should share what you did exactly as I am sure it could help a lot of mamas out there,
    Mummy to LoLo

    We luv cloth baby bums!

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    Way to go, Katia!! You have worked SO hard. What a mom.

    Happy 1/2 Connor!
    Mom to Taiga born 6/2010

    Pocket cloth diapers. Baby led solids. Full-time working mom. I my DH, DD, kitty Dr. Benway, and my working border collie Odin!
    BF for 1 year and she and I still love it !!!!

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    Yay!! Six months is so much fun too.

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