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Crystal [userpic]
Progress...
by Crystal (krn_chopstick)
at May 1st, 2013 (08:48 am)
current mood: happy
current song: mickey mouse on t.v.

I finally summoned up the courage to try on the jeans I haven't been able to wear comfortably since I was about six months pregnant. And they fit! I still have flab on my belly but they don't roll down when I sit so that's something right? I just have to keep reminding myself it took me nine months to pack this weight on and I still have about half that time to go so trying not to be too hard on myself yet. Hope everyone else is doing well..
Also I finally got my daughter to latch on and feed for a few minutes. She ate about an ounce less of formula so I'm guessing she got about an ounce out of me. Good morning so far. :)

Crystal [userpic]
So proud of her
by Crystal (krn_chopstick)
at April 24th, 2013 (09:39 am)
current location: US, Missouri, Christian, Timberland Dr, 327
current mood: rested
current song: tv in background

My daughter went in for her four month vaccinations yesterday morning and I'm proud to say she took them like a champ! She felt like crap afterwards but she didn't cry nearly as much as when she got her first round. She napped for the most part yesterday in between wanting to be cuddled and crying from discomfort and went to bed last night at around eight and slept until six thirty before her first feeding this morning. Then went right back to sleep until nine. I don't know what it was but she was also very chatty yesterday and this morning too after about a week of utter silence. She's usually a chatty baby so it was nice to hear her cooing again even tho now she's so soft spoken now.
She seems like she's back to normal as far as feeling like crap goes :)
Still working on my milk supply and taking fenugreek like its going out of style but I just have to keep telling myself to be patient. It took me almost three weeks to go from nothing to two thirds of an ounce at a time so I'm not doing too bad. Hope everyone else is doing good with their little ones :)

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Crystal [userpic]
Intro and BF situation
by Crystal (krn_chopstick)
at April 15th, 2013 (09:36 pm)
current location: US, Missouri, Christian, Timberland Dr, 327
current mood: determined
current song: husband playing xbox

First off hi everyone I'm new to the community. I'm the mother of a very precious 4 month old girl and my life couldn't be more perfect right now...except for one issue.
I have been struggling with nursing since she was born due to my milk not coming in till almost a week after she was born. I have dealt with having to bottle feed her because she wouldn't be full enough from me or nursing wasn't an option ( at a friends' house and nowhere to nurse) and I know a lot of it was my fault because I wasn't there as far as my comfort level and as a consequence my milk flow suffered. On top of that we had to travel and move to an entirely different state two months ago and because my husbands dad was driving and we had to make good time, nursing was a bit difficult in the back seat of a pickup.
To make this LONG story a bit shorter, I pretty much dried up completely about two weeks ago due to another long car ride to get my husbands other daughter for spring break and there was no nursing because my daughter wouldn't latch on anymore. She has become so used to the bottle flow I was about to give up nursing or attempting to. But I decided it wasn't fair to her that I wasn't forcing myself to sit and nurse and so I went and bought fenugreek and I can honestly say it has worked! I'm not doing enough to meet her demand so she's still not really latching but I am pumping anywhere from a half to an ounce and I just add it to her formula. I'm hoping I can eventually make it to where I can get her to drop the bottle or even get her to nurse at least at first and if she still needs the bottle to top it off so be it. But I was hoping if anyone had any advice on this or even if someone could relate in some sense. Is it possible after 4 months to get her to breastfeed exclusively?
Thanks for listening to me ramble.
Crystal

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Sarah [userpic]
caffeine?
by Sarah (acidflower)
at January 30th, 2009 (04:24 pm)

My daughter is 5 weeks old now and I have been really avoiding caffeine. I allowed myself 1 coffee/tea a day when I was pregnant and now that I'm breast feeding I try not to have any at all.. but I'm really missing it. I really like to have a caffeinated drink in the morning... is it OK to have 1 a day? Are there any rotten side effects for the baby? 
I assume lots of people have had this problem, any advice or information you could offer would be appreciated.

twins_plus_one [userpic]
BF baby #3
by twins_plus_one (twins_plus_one)
at December 29th, 2008 (12:45 pm)

hey all. i have twin girls who have feeding and sever food allergies and feeding issues and so BF wasent an option for them (they are on a prescription formula called Neocate) and we just found out at christmas time we are expecting baby #3... (this one was concieved on BCP) and we want to do everything we can to BF this one.
SO im looking for some tips and hints and what i can do to make sure this new baby has a good latch (last two woldent latch, and took 4 nurses to get on and they wouldent suck properly, talked to a LC and nothing worked) and to foster good brestfeeding....

Sarah [userpic]
chocolate!?
by Sarah (acidflower)
at December 28th, 2008 (06:17 pm)

My five year old stuck a piece of chocolate in my 3 week old's mouth. I'm just wondering if this is something I should be concerned about.  I'm sure the sugar isn't very good for her and I would really prefer if she didn't have anything but breast milk. But is it going to hurt her? Does anyone know?

Sarah [userpic]
bottle feeding breast milk
by Sarah (acidflower)
at December 24th, 2008 (01:18 pm)

I just had my second child, she is now about 3 weeks old and I'm getting a lot of pressure to bottle feed her. My partner doesn't think it's appropriate for me to breast feed in public so he is constantly suggesting that I bring bottles when we go out and he would like to feed her sometimes as well.

I'm really uncomfortable with it however, I'm not sure why but it is upsetting for me to see her drinking from a bottle and she doesn't get the same comfort and satisfaction from a bottle.

Does anyone have any advice for me on this? What do you all think of bottle feeding a breast fed baby?

the great almighty something or other [userpic]
sucking air
by the great almighty something or other (autumnleaf77)
at August 18th, 2008 (03:51 pm)
curious

current mood: curious

this is my third so you'd think i'd know what to do but this is a new situation for me. my son is 1 month now and when he eats he makes this high pitched gulping type sound and i know he's swallowing air. it's not making him terribly gassy or fussy but my other 2 didn't do this so i don't know if it's a latching issue or just something he does. i just feel bad when it does make him fussy. any thoughts?

Emotionally Homegrown [userpic]
by Emotionally Homegrown (the2ndhandkid)
at July 12th, 2008 (03:27 am)

Hellooooo??? Is anybody out there?????

I posted to boobie bootcamp about this but have not received any answers. I noticed there hasn't been a post for a while now, but hopefully someone will come across this with some info.

I have been nursing for four weeks now and feel very nauseous when I do so. Everything else is going fine but this overwhelming nausea. I don't feel sick otherwise, exhausted defenitly but not actually ill. Anyone else have this experience/know what the reason may be??? Is this "normal"?

the great almighty something or other [userpic]
2 y/o and upcoming newborn questions
by the great almighty something or other (autumnleaf77)
at June 25th, 2008 (11:27 am)
curious

current mood: curious

it's been pretty quiet here but i'm hoping someone has had experience with having 2 little ones and can offer suggestions.  :-)  firstly, my daughter who is 27 months has "rediscovered" my breasts.  she weaned herself around 20 months or so (probably due to milk taste changes due to pregnancy) and that was that until recently.  i'm guessing it's partly due to the fact that it's warm and my tank tops are lower cut than other shirts.  but she's back on a kick of patting them and trying to lower my shirt so she can use them as a pillow and other random things.  which really isn't a big deal but being pregnant i'm all wonky and get tired of being pawed at.  anything i can do to encourage her to do something else?  she never got stuck on any sort of lovey or anything so i'm not sure what to try.  but this rediscovery also has me concerned about what she may thing when the baby comes and gets to breastfeed.  we've kind of talked about it (she'll point to my breasts and say something about that's where milk comes from) but at her age, i'm not sure how much she actually fully understands about a baby being in the house and getting to have milk.  with my first, after i had my daughter, he asked to breastfeed maybe twice and then when i actually got him on my lap he pretty much giggled and left.  but he was 3.  at 2, can she really understand that the baby gets priority when it comes to having milk?  i've only got about 3 weeks left until #3 is supposed to arrive so i'm trying to prepare myself mentally for any situation that may crop up.  tia!

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