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NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
21st Jul '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" If your babies weaned themselves before a year, or shortly thereafter, what did you give them? Formula, milk, etc?"


water and food (yogurt, cheese for dairy), some milk if they will take it.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" If your babies weaned themselves before a year, or shortly thereafter, what did you give them? Formula, milk, etc?"

If a child goes from breast to formula they aren't weaned, they just changed over. Actual weaning is cessation of all suckling, regardless of what they are suckling. I wouldn't have a child wean at that age. I would just keep offering boobie. It is not a natural age of weaning in humans & only comes about by supplementation of replacements like formula, cow's milk, plant based milks, etc. A breastfed child has absolutely no need for any of those things to even be introduced unless you want to encourage weaning them off the breast & onto a replacement. So if you aren't loading them up on alternatives, they will just keep nursing. The more replacements you offer, the more likely they are to wean...which is a weaning tactic, not something that "just happens". It is better & healthier for mom & baby to keep nursing, so I never made a point to offer alternative milks.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" If a child goes from breast to formula they aren't weaned, they just changed over. Actual weaning is ... [snip!] ... happens". It is better & healthier for mom & baby to keep nursing, so I never made a point to offer alternative milks."


Oh, my son isn't trying to wean. Or rather, I'm not offering milk or formula. I was just curious because the one day he only nursed 4 or 5 times during the daytime.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" Oh, my son isn't trying to wean. Or rather, I'm not offering milk or formula. I was just curious because the one day he only nursed 4 or 5 times during the daytime. "

Are you offering breast before solids & then not giving solid if he isn't showing interest? The general rule (according to places like Kellymom) is breast first in the first year, always, then you offer solids if they have nursed & still show interest in having some solids. The reason being that they don't need solids in teh first year from a biology standpoint bu t they do need breastmilk or formula, so you do the liquids first in that first year & after a year, you can offer foods before offering the b**b if you prefer.

childtocherish Japan 35 posts
25th Jul '13
If the baby is two months old and breast feeding then how many times should the baby pee and potty?what should be done if the baby is not gaining weight although he is breastfeeding?


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justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
25th Jul '13
Quoting childtocherish:" "


There could be many reasons a baby isn't gaining & it is impossible to determine online.



However - it would be helpful to know how often baby is nursing, if baby is fed on cue or per a schedule, if baby still feeds overnight & if so how often etc. Has weight gain been an issue since birth or a newer problem?



Generally speaking, at that age, with disposables, you'd be looking for 6-8 very wet diapers per day & pooping pretty much whenever, since at that age going a week or more is normal for many babies & pooping daily is also well within the norm. At that age one of mine popped every 3 days & the other pooped once a week, yet I've also known EBF babies that stayed pooping daily all along too. "Lack" of pooping at that point isn't an issue as long as baby isn't straining to go & is not an indication of low milk.

Thorian's Mommy 1 child; Westbrook, ME, United States 8409 posts
26th Jul '13

We recently made it to 10 months :) yay!



But today my left breast started to hurt. He hasn't been nursing of it as much lately but I can still pump a few ounces out of every sitting. It's squishy but deep inside it feels like I still have milk in there or a clogged duct. I'm not sure yet but it hurts!!! :( I had him nurse off from it for 45 minutes and its still sore. I even massage around the really sore part. Any other ideas ??

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
27th Jul '13

Did anyone's babies latch change after they started getting teeth?



Bub is getting his bottom tooth, one just sprouted yesterday, and today I've noticed his latch is a tad different.

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
29th Jul '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" Did anyone's babies latch change after they started getting teeth? Bub is getting his bottom tooth, one just sprouted yesterday, and today I've noticed his latch is a tad different."


yes! With the top 4 teeth it took awhile before latching felt "normal" again.

jes☆ 3 kids; Arizona 31532 posts
3rd Aug '13

11 weeks tomorrow!



its been 2 weeks since finding out she has a milk protein imbalance and thats why she isnt gaining very much. Ive cut out all dairy from my diet and will see how much shes gained since last thursday sometime next week

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
4th Aug '13

11 months today!

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
4th Aug '13

I am going back to work tomorrow.



How long is breastmilk good in the fridge once it is taken out of the freezer to be thawed?

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
4th Aug '13
Quoting James Mama:" I am going back to work tomorrow. How long is breastmilk good in the fridge once it is taken out of the freezer to be thawed?"

If memory serves, I believe it is 24 hours.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
5th Aug '13
Quoting James Mama:" I am going back to work tomorrow. How long is breastmilk good in the fridge once it is taken out of the freezer to be thawed?"


http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/milkstorage/



Love Wedge is right, 24 hrs.



Print that chart out (there is a printer friendly link on the page) and put it on the inside of your cupboard. It will help you LOTS.

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
5th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/milkstorage/ Love Wedge is right, 24 hrs. Print that ... [snip!] ... that chart out (there is a printer friendly link on the page) and put it on the inside of your cupboard. It will help you LOTS."</blockquote>



Thank you!