Results for breastfeeding
  • Forum Thread: Baby stopped breastfeeding at 3 months and i'm not ready to stop!

    My daughter is 3 months old and has started a breastfeeding strike! i have pumped for the past 6 weeks or so while im at work so therefore she has taken "mommy's milk" in bottles from her grandma during the day. Just this past weekend she is refusing my nursing and screams when I offer...
  • Forum Reply: Re: The Hospital Experience

    I feel like i had a pretty good experience all things considered. A lot of complications leading up to my c-section delivery, and due to the c-section and magnesium sulfate it definitely made for an ever harder start to nursing. But i found many of the nurses extremely helpful. I ask a lot of questions...
  • Forum Thread: Engourgement period

    It has now been three days since I had my daughter (2nd child) and my breasts have received the milk and are engourged. I am not brestfeeding, but I am pumping and giving my breast milk to my daughter. I am pumping every 2-3 hours for 30 minutes (15 on each breast) but only getting about 1/2 an ounce...
  • Forum Thread: preemie intrested but not wanting to breastfeed

    I have a preemie that is now 5 weeks old and 39 weeks gestational age. Eversince she was in NICU she has been interested in breastfeeding (ex. rooting, opening mouth toward breast etc.) but I guess has since gotten used to the bottle. I pump but would like to breastfeed. I try her on the breast but all...
  • Forum Thread: Breastfeeding downer

    I started formula feeding in between breastfeeding once my daughter was one month old. She now seems to hate the breast and only seems satisfied with the bottle. Pumping is out of the question because it hurts so much and I barely pump anything. I like it that dad can feed her, and I'm fine with...
  • Forum Thread: Length of time to breastfeed?

    I am going to be returning to work soon. I am currently pumping breastmilk at home and initially decided to stop before I go back to work. I feel a little guilty about not providing my son with something so special. I have pumped for almost 3 months. Should I be happy that I was able to at least provide...
  • Forum Thread: brestmilk

    what is the best bottals for freezing brestmilk?
  • Forum Thread: BREAST FEEDING WITH FLAT NIPPLES!

    Okay, so this is my 3rd baby.. (finally a boy..YAY!) I was not successful breastfeeding my first baby. My nipples are not perky whatsoever and areola's are huge. I gave up after only a week or so. I pumped for about 2 months with my second baby... still didn't nurse directly on the breast...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Feeling Judged

    Dont worry.... even those that doesnt have kids will tell you what to do. BF is great for your baby's health and for you to recover confidence and great shape too! :). Just don't miss the opportunity to try something that will make you and your baby happy and healthy. Once in a lifetime experience...
  • Forum Thread: How do you measure the time between feeds?

    How do you measure the amount of time between breastfeedings? I have been nursing every 2 hours from the time I start feeding. For Example, I start at 7am and he nurses for about 45 mins. I then would start to nurse again at 9am. Or do you count your two hours from the time you ended the feed. Any...
  • Forum Reply: Re: need help with brestfeeding

    My daughter was born on April 21st of this year and after having amazing success with feeding her, I hit a dry spell and couldn't seem to keep up with her demands. I was told by my sister and mother that the quickest way to produce more milk is to drink ALOT of water. I hate drinking liquids, but...
  • Forum Thread: Newborn Twins, Supplementing, help

    I just recently gave birth to identical twin girls on October 31. We started breastfeeding in the hospital and everything was going good. They did have to be supplemented the first night, because I had some issues after delivery and they had to eat. But then was straight breastfeeding. Then on our first...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Which bottles work best for breastmilk?

    I am still nursing my 9 month old son but still needed bottles for daycare. I was using the evenflo comfi bottles. He started refusing his bottles so I researched a lot of different bottles. I switched him to the Playtex Ventaire Advanced with the wide nipple. These bottles are made for nursing babies...
  • Forum Reply: Re: BREAST FEEDING WITH FLAT NIPPLES!

    I've never posted on this before, but I had to reply because I feel your pain! I too wanted desperately to breastfeed my children. I also have very flat nipples, and the pain of my baby latching on is worse than anything I have experienced. (I've had two C-sections.) I have felt emense guilt...
  • Forum Thread: RE: Stopping lactation

    My baby is three weeks old. Due to problems with birth, I am feeding my baby breastmilk by pumping full time. I would like to stop. Any suggestions? I am pumping quit a bit of milk. I am attempting to slow down on the amount and length of time between pumping. Now I am experiencing engorged breasts which...
  • Forum Thread: Breast pump problems

    I have started back to work and my 7 month old is still nursing. I have an electric pump but I have more luck using my hand pump. I also have a 3 year old and I need to pump as much as possible for my son but I also need to do it as quickly as possible. Anyone have any ideas on how to get my electric...
  • Forum Thread: Pumping Breastmilk

    My son is nine months old and I am still breastfeeding and working. Now that he is older and is on solid food he only nurses 4-5 times a day every 4-6 hours. Do I still need to be pumping every 2-3 hours when I am away from him or can I just pump when he would normally eat?
  • Forum Thread: Help me!! I hurt and am at a loss!!

    I just delivered my 2nd son Sat Sept 14, 2013, and we're having some problems.. my little boy is killing me, my nipples hurt so badly, and I'm being treated as a pacifier, he eat 10 ml and falls a sleep, I lay him down, he wakes up as soon as I do wanting more food, how do I get him to drink...
  • Forum Thread: New mommy with breastfeeding concerns. Maybe I'm just paranoid?...

    I just had my first child, a little girl, on September 25th and have been breastfeeding exclusively since an hour after her birth. I am worried that she may not be eating enough despite the fact that she wets about 6 diapers a day, has about 2-3 bowel movements and all of the other signs of proper nutrition...
  • Forum Reply: Re: breastfeeding?!??!!!!

    I just had my first baby on 9-21-10. I breast feed him as well. I use the same breast pump and just store the milk once im done in freezer bags. I also use different kinds of bottles. But make sure on the nipples its the ones that say "slow" for milk to come out for when the baby drinks. I...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Breast feeding to formula and guilt!

    Im a new mom my little boy, Cody, born July 17, 2012, and i have had the same problem we started out only breastfeeding it was a tough start, he wasnt latching on very well. He was born via c-section so we stayed in the hospital for a week for me to heal. By the time we left the hposital my milk still...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Engourgement period

    It really is so much easier to breastfeed your baby than mess with the pumping. It is often recommended not to pump until you have been breastfeeding successfully for more than a month. I nursed my son every 2 hours during the day and he was waking up every 4 hours at night. The engorgement period is...