“We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.”
You can call me JoMo!
Mom to baby boy Joe, born 5/4/09 and breastfed for more than two and a half years, and baby girl Maggie, born 7/9/12.
You gals are the best! I feel way better about the whole thing! Now what to do with my bruised nipples.....? All this pumping/nursing and keeping up with a 21 lb 7-month old baby is just nuts!
Wife to David, mother to Laith (my little lion cub).
Part-time mental health therapist, full-time mom (guess which job I love better?? Being a mom!)
Yowch! I've been there before, NO FUN
I would work on your latch, first of all. Do you have a more experienced nursing Mum, or a LLL or a lactation consultant nearby that could chck if you have the latch right/help position baby? Another thing that really helps me is to apply nipple cream BEFORE pumping. Good luck, I hope it gets better ASAP! x
Proud wife to Paul , dedicated SAHM to our O.O. born 00:00:00 on 08 Nov 2010,
Look for us in the upcoming September 2011 issue of LLLGB's magazine, "BREASTFEEDING MATTERS" as well as LLL's upcoming booklet on relactation!
& A proud daughter to a LLLL may she RIP.
Relactated from scratch after a complicated birth(BAD hospital)...
Now relatched and & ing after 5 months of 100% EBM feeding
Planning permanent lactation.
A millionaires baby fed with commercial baby milk has a poorer diet than the poorest family's baby who is breastfed.-WHO, 1997
My story-for those looking to relactate, relatch, or boost their milk supply
Sending a 7 month old who isn't into solids yet for evaluation seems crazy to me. My first DD would have nothing to do with food until she was at least 8 months old, and would also have nothing to do with sippys or bottles. After she really got into food at about 10 months there was not stopping her!
Second DD actually *did* have oral aversion issues, but that was a different issue. (Premature tube fed baby - from the time she was able to start wanted nothing to do with boobs, finger feeding, bottles, cups, syringes...) I pretty much had to force feed her for every single feed. Starting solids with her was a real nightmare and it's still difficult to get her to eat certain things.
Just describing the differences between my two girls so you can see that what you're dealing with sounds totally normal!
Mama of two precious girls
DD1 born 23 July 2008 and
DD2 born 14 January 2010