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NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
1st Dec '12
Quoting B&R + J:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama❍Moon:</b>" aww just ignore them. I've been trying ... [snip!] ... My son is a year tomorrow and has never taken a bottle. And he barely takes water or juice from a sippy. He eats food though."


yeah my first went right to a sippy but my second wouldn't take to either for me. With him he finally took a bottle from his caregiver when I went back to work but it took a while. Then it was tough getting him on a sippy, he was almost 2 before he drank from a sippy. He still breastfed for 28 months though. I just wanted to try and get this one on a bottle earlier so I can have others feed him when I want or need to go out without him. I've missed all of my SO's shows since early last year, I want to get out and support him again. I tried the bornfree and he still chokes on it, I'm going to try tommee tippee (sp?) next. My mom did agree to give it a try next Saturday night so we'll see if she has better luck. It will be my first time out late since I found out I was pregnant, kinda excited but still worried he'll give my mom a hard time.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
1st Dec '12

Ok help please. Im going to start taking Fenugreek and Flaxseed Oil capsules to try to up my supply after a hospital stay. I usually take 4the caplets of Fenugreek 3and times a day. How much Flaxseed oil?

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
1st Dec '12
Quoting Allissa Specht:" Ok help please. Im going to start taking Fenugreek and Flaxseed Oil capsules to try to up my supply after ... [snip!] ... to try to up my supply after a hospital stay. I usually take 4the caplets of Fenugreek 3and times a day. How much Flaxseed oil?"


I used to drink 3 cups of mothers milk tea a day. Plus I would have a bowl of steel cut oats with `1 tablespoon of milled flax sprinkled in it. That combination did wonders for my supply.
Nursing mothers can consume 1000-1500mg per day. So whatever that equals out to be with the oil form.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
1st Dec '12

Ok so one capsule a day. I don't have a lot of money so the mothers milk tea isn't an option. :-( plus I can't find it

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
1st Dec '12
Quoting Allissa Specht:" Ok so one capsule a day. I don't have a lot of money so the mothers milk tea isn't an option. :-( plus I can't find it"


Yep if that's the dosage for kind you have. And I got my mothers milk tea at Wal Mart. But I'm guessing the Fenugeek will do the same thing.

Thorian's Mommy 1 child; Westbrook, ME, United States 8379 posts
1st Dec '12

http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about2392715.html#52779309



I just posted this a few minutes ago. I don't know if my right b**b is drying up or what. Any ideas???

B&R + J 1 child; 2 angel babies; Germantown, Ohio 3745 posts
2nd Dec '12

1 year breastfeeding and no sign of stopping!

Kara-lynn Due July 21; 65 kids; Florida 2063 posts
3rd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting B&R + J:</b>" 1 year breastfeeding and no sign of stopping!"</blockquote>




Congrats

Logan and Noah's Momma 18 kids; North Carolina 982 posts
3rd Dec '12

Hey ladies :)
I gave birth to my second son just 2 days ago and i'm already having issues with breastfeeding. In the first 24 hrs, he and I had many issues with latching. I thought it had gotten better, but now they are both cracked/sore. When Noah latches on it really kills, there are times that once he's on it's okay. However others when i'm wincing through the feeding. I really don't want to give up on breastfeeding him. Any advice on how to get them to heal while still feeding him? I've been rubbing lanolin on them quite a bit, airing them out etc... Thanks!

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
3rd Dec '12

1 more week and we've hit our 6 week milestone!

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting B&R + J:" 1 year breastfeeding and no sign of stopping!"


WTG!! Awesome accomplishment!!

Natalie & Aiden's mommy 18 kids; Minnesota 2374 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Logan and Noah's Momma :" Hey ladies :) I gave birth to my second son just 2 days ago and i'm already having issues with breastfeeding. ... [snip!] ... how to get them to heal while still feeding him? I've been rubbing lanolin on them quite a bit, airing them out etc... Thanks!"


Just keep at it!!! I was sore and chapped for about 3-4 weeks!! The pain suck but it will go away!!! Use breastmilk to spread on your nipples and let it air dry, I also used a Medela product that you put into your bra so that your nipples don't touch your bra which helped tons!! They are called soft shells! Also the hydrogel pads are nice!! DON'T GIVE UP!

Sofia's Mummy♥ 1 child; United Kingdom 7331 posts
4th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" 1 more week and we've hit our 6 week milestone!"</blockquote>




Awesome! Plain sailing time :)

MVA & OEA 2 kids; Plattsburgh, New York 421 posts
4th Dec '12

yesterday we reached our 10 month of breastfeeding and she isn't showing any signs of stopping and i couldn't be any happier!

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Logan and Noah's Momma :" Hey ladies :) I gave birth to my second son just 2 days ago and i'm already having issues with breastfeeding. ... [snip!] ... how to get them to heal while still feeding him? I've been rubbing lanolin on them quite a bit, airing them out etc... Thanks!"

You need more latch help ASAP - at 2 days in, if you are wincing through a feeding, something isn't going right. There is NO need to tough it through cracking. That is a common iisue but NOT normal part of nursing.



The reason I say that is that tribal cultures where every woman nurses & does so openly do NOT report this much pain in early nursing . The mostly likely reason is that they are surrounded by it all their lives & learn early on what latching looks like & are surrounded by moms with LOTS of experience to assist with early latch.



Even primates in captivity, if they ahven't been in with other birthing females will not nurse their babie safter birth because they don't.now.how & there have been numerous reoorts oof bringing in lactating humans to show the primates, through glass, how it's done. Sad but true. So while it IS natural, it is not entirely instunctual, it is a learned skill.



Now - the other thing is, sometimes early on you can forget to break suction every time you unlatch, so DO make sure you are doing that (hopefuly you are). If you or baby received any antiboitics, you can hav thrush already, so if that is the case, say so & I can tell you what to do there. If latch is painful past latching (which i twill be when you ar ecracked) then try to break latch & try again. Deciding ot just bear down & get through the feed might seem like the thing ot do at the moment becuase you want your baby fed, but over time, that will only lead to more nipple damage. It is far better to spend 10 (often highly frustrating) minutes on making sure you've got a good latch than to have your nipples shredded to the point you can't stand to nurse any longer. AND - has he been assessed for a tongue tie? ther ear e4 types & the only obvious one is the front tie. Then there is the frenulum under the upper lip that can be tied as well & cause pain. Tongue tie will not always cause issue - even when severe. My 1st had a strong tie & nursed pain free - BUT it can be mild & be the source of ALL nursing pain, as I've known mommas that nursed pain free the minute it was clipped. IF there is a tie AND any pain - it should be clipped.



And take a look at this video on latch too to see if that is any help as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zln0LTkejIs The helpful parts starts at about :50 onward. It really DOES show you what NEEDS to happen to get a good latch.



And CONGRATS on the baby!!!!