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  • 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: 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 Reply: Re: Breast feeding...........

    I was afraid it would b weird breast feed but as soon as they put my son on my chest he knew exactly what he wanted. I was just natural for us both and my husband loves that my breast got bigger when my milk came in. My son is now 7 months old and has been exclusively breast fed due to dairy intolerance...
  • 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 Reply: Re: Some advice please...

    I'm so sorry you have to make this choice. Mommies carry such a burden. I agree that you don't have to stop completely and honestly the weaning process would be better for both of you if you didn't. You'll ache a little during the day but nurse as soon as you go home and all throughout...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Nursing in public

    That is interesting, which has been a more uncomfortable situation (if only at first) - feeding publicly around strangers or around friends/family?
  • Forum Reply: Re: Breastfeeding - Should I or Shouldn't I

    well i did with my first and it went good well after the 6 time of me trying to get him to latch on the right way but he got it i got it and it helped both of us i healed faster and he got full and we both got to sleep better because he was happy so i would say go ahead and try agin it will help you...
  • 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: Starting breastfeeding after Formula.. First time mom

    Great ideas. You can also pump after feedings or between to increase your supply and have some extra to feed her after nursing (instead of or before the formula) if it seems like she didn't get very much at that particular session. Use a bottle that has a very slow flow (no or slow drips if you fill...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Breastfeeding Obstacles & Scheduling Wonders

    There is certainly no reason to schedule your baby's feeds. Babies, like us, eat when they're hungry. You seem to be doing a fantastic job following your baby's cues. Your baby may be going through a growth spurt and her fussiness may be due to hunger which would also explain the short naps...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Breast or Bottle: What’s the Right Choice for You?

    LeslieAnn, I'm not sure what kind of pump you are using but there are many models and forms available for breast pump. Have you looked into others or spoken with the lactation consultant about your continued discomfort?
  • 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: The Hospital Experience

    The hospital I gave birth in was very supportive of breastfeeding. I had intended on breastfeeding, so I was very thankful for the support. I was visited by a breastfeeding consultant before I left the hospital and I was given the phone number of another consultant to reach if I had any questions once...
  • Forum Thread: i need help!

    Well I have a 2 mnth old and at one point i was exclusively breastfeeding. When he was born he was only 4lb 10 oz(he was born on time) so when I was in the hospital they gave him glucose water and gave him bottles against my wishes, well after i corrected this breeastfeeding was easy and i produced more...
  • Forum Thread: Breast Feeding Worries

    So, I am pregnant with my second child (3w 2d) and I plan to breast feed this baby until a year old. I only breast fed my son for 3 weeks because I had to go back on some medication. Anyway, I am worried about how this is going to go. I am worried about not knowing if the baby is eating enough. I am...
  • Forum Thread: Starting breastfeeding after Formula.. First time mom

    My daughter was just born on 8/19. In the hospital she was given formula due to her blood sugar dropping and rising and me being to ill to breastfeed. My fourth day in the hospital I was given a pump but when trying to use it I couldn't express. On our 5th day we saw a breastfeeding consultant who...
  • Forum Thread: baby only wants to eat few minutes every 1.5-3 hrs

    im have troubles getting my 10 week old son to eat more at a time. he always falls asleep after about 15 min eating. i breastfeed and its difficult to go out when hes wanting to eat so often. i have tried tickling him and cold water. putting him down and changing his diaper too. he sometimes wakes up...
  • Forum Thread: Breastfeeding to Bottlefeeding!

    So this is very hard for me, and apparently very hard for other family members. My 4 month old son will NOT NOT NOT take a bottle no matter what I try. I've tried many different bottles and nipples. My sister is the one that watches him now that I am back to work. She says that he gets really hungry...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Breast Feeding or Formula??

    Breastfeeding has been shown to have more health benefits than formula/bottle feeding. Talk with your doctor. Also there are brestfeeding coaches out there, I am lucky to have friend who has been one for years, so if you are having a hard time with breast feeding they can help. Sometimes it takes a few...
  • Forum Thread: The Hospital Experience

    As a nurse in the neonatal intensive care nursery, I am curious as to everyone's hospital experience when it came to feeding your child. If you wanted to breast feed, did you feel like you were supported and encouraged with your decision? If you wanted to formula feed, did you feel the same? What...
  • 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 Reply: Re: Feeling Judged

    I too, planned to exclusively breastfeed. It seemed like when I was pregnant, many older women criticized my decision to breastfeed (especially my MIL who believed the baby would starve!). I read every book I could get my hands on and got lots of advice from friends and family. After I gave birth...
  • Forum Thread: Feeling Judged

    Hi! I'm new to these boards as well as to mommy-hood altogether. I just had my son a little over 3 weeks ago (he was born February 15th) and though my original plan was to exclusively BF, I ended up deciding to pump and supplement with formula. In the process of doing so, though, I found an incredible...
  • 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: Breast feeding to bottle crisis!!

    So I just had my son on September 12, 2011 and i tried the breast feeding of him actually on my breast and I didnt like it at all. My boyfriend and I wanted to give him breast milk for atleast the first 6 weeks because a nurse told us that was the most important time period. So I decided to just pump...