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Cute&Wicked Due November 21; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Indianapolis, IN, United States 1143 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting dream:" how often does he nurse? how long? can you try and pump some and offer that if you have to offer a bottle instead of the formula?"


He nurses 12 plus times a day. Sometimes I loose count. He nurses about 20 minutes or so at a time. I don't own an electric pump, just a hand pump. I usually only get about 4oz pumped per day and I tried to pump a lot. It's just frustrating because I really want to dump the formula all together.

*Audree* 18 kids; Asotin, Washington 2345 posts
1st May '13

Made it 6 months today!

Heather ♥ 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2429 posts
2nd May '13

first time poster on here, not looking for advice just wanting to share.



i'm on my 3rd kid and this is my first time breastfeeding. he will be 4 weeks on friday & he is ebf. i plan on bfing as long as i can. i didn't bf my first two bc i thought it would be hard & i called myself lazy - but bfing is so much easier than doing formula! i love it. i am obsessed with bfing my baby lol. i am also pumping to get a good frozen supply going for when i return to school in august. also as much as i LOVE bfing, i am not comfortable in public yet so we use bottles when we're out. super excited that i got 5oz from one b**b this morning! :D for any new moms coming here looking for tips on how to BF i must say that it comes naturally. it's great bonding and i can't get enough of it haha.



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Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting *Audree*:" Made it 6 months today!"


Amazing! YAY!! Good job! :D:D

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Cute&Wicked:" He nurses 12 plus times a day. Sometimes I loose count. He nurses about 20 minutes or so at a time. ... [snip!] ... 4oz pumped per day and I tried to pump a lot. It's just frustrating because I really want to dump the formula all together."


that's a great amount of nursing and just fine length of time. Do you think you could just cut out the formula and just give b**b? I would think with all that nursing he would be getting enough already of just breastmilk. Then if he wanted/needed more, instead of formula, it would signal your body to produce more.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting *Audree*:" Made it 6 months today!"


congrats!

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Heather ♥:" first time poster on here, not looking for advice just wanting to share. i'm on my 3rd kid and this ... [snip!] ... here looking for tips on how to BF i must say that it comes naturally. it's great bonding and i can't get enough of it haha. "


glad things are going so well! =)

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
3rd May '13

Are there any safe allergy medications?



I have terrible Spring allergies. Being able to take something this year (last year I was pregnant) would be fantastic.

Cute&Wicked Due November 21; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Indianapolis, IN, United States 1143 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting dream:" that's a great amount of nursing and just fine length of time. Do you think you could just cut out the ... [snip!] ... already of just breastmilk. Then if he wanted/needed more, instead of formula, it would signal your body to produce more."


He's only had 8 0z the past few days:o I'm gonna decrease by 2 oz every few days. he's nursing more during the day because he's sleeping more through the night. I'd like to be done with formula by the time we go to visit my parents in a few weeks

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Heather ♥:" first time poster on here, not looking for advice just wanting to share. i'm on my 3rd kid and this ... [snip!] ... here looking for tips on how to BF i must say that it comes naturally. it's great bonding and i can't get enough of it haha. "


I didn't know you were pregnant. Congrats on your boy!

Heather ♥ 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2429 posts
5th May '13
Quoting dream:" glad things are going so well! =)"


thanks! 1month today :) i know it's not much but nooobody thought i would go more than the hospital stay bfing lol.

Heather ♥ 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2429 posts
5th May '13
Quoting [Boats&Hoes]:" I didn't know you were pregnant. Congrats on your boy!"


yes omg seemed like the longest and most tedious pregnancy lol. thank you, we said he would be our last since we FINALLY got a boy but we are already discussing when we're going to have another lmao.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
6th May '13

We hit 8 months on Saturday.

Thorian's Mommy 1 child; Westbrook, ME, United States 8379 posts
6th May '13

Today marks 8 months! We haven't started solids et except for a few taste test but I may start soon. We have a weight check on Thursday to see if he has gained anymore weight. He was 16.6 pounds 6 weeks ago.

*Audree* 18 kids; Asotin, Washington 2345 posts
6th May '13

I had to update after Lincoln's 6 month check up today. He is EBF'd and weighed in at 20lbs 1oz. The kid loves b**b.