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Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
31st Dec '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" Is it necessary to burp him while he is nursing? I mean, every kid is different, mine never needed to ... [snip!] ... I've also noticed that baby wearing (when baby is in a vertical position only, though) helps big time with gas during the day. "

He'll cry at the breast and unlatch himself. I always get a burp, it just depends on how long it takes him to calm enough to get it out.



When I sit him up I can feel the air in his chest but he's crying so it won't come out.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
31st Dec '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" Wow, I dunno... Novali never needed burped and Lucia is easy going with it. I wish I were more helpful but I'm a newb at BFing! :oops:"

So'm I lol. I didn't BF my 6 year old.



My son will be 4 months on Friday. We just went through a growth spurt a couple weeks ago. I just want one calm, successful, stress-free feeding :(

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
31st Dec '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" I didn't BF my 5 year old either! Congrats on making it 4months!! That's amazing! Lucia is almost 3 ... [snip!] ... of the other ladies on here will give you better advice, but I've got my fingers crossed things get smoother for you! :D:D "

We actually just hit the 2 month mark a few days ago lol. He was a 35 weeker and in the NICU for 11 days. We tried a few times and he'd latch great but wouldn't keep going for long. I was super engorged so I decided to pump for him.



I did that for just shy of 8 weeks when I gave him the breast to see what he'd do with it. After a minor latching issue we've been going good ever since :)




While in the NICU his only real problem was his tummy. At the beginning he couldn't tolerate anything. Breathing, blood sugars, temperature regulation, etc all fine, just his tummy.



Thanks :) I hope things go well for you as well!

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" He'll cry at the breast and unlatch himself. I always get a burp, it just depends on how long it takes ... [snip!] ... him to calm enough to get it out. When I sit him up I can feel the air in his chest but he's crying so it won't come out."

Fussy nursing at this age/stage isn't unusual & I am not sure it's gas...BUT you *can* make your own gripe water. It's not hard....and a lot cheaper. It's a bit of a PITA though as it's got to be made fresh regularly as it doesn't last.



But here it is basically:
1-2 tbsp. (15-30 mL) of Crushed Fennel seeds, dill seeds, & ginger. (you can also add a few mint leaves) and 3 chamomile tea bags
Put it all in a saucepan with 3 c water (750 mL).
Bring to a boil & let boil 2 mins
Turn heat down & simmer 20 mins
Strain
Add sugar to sweeten (I don't & my kids loved it anyway).
Cool to room temp & serve in 1/4 tsp at a dose. (approx 1.25 mL) & can give 2 doses if needed per feed.
Will keep 4 days refrigerated & you likely won't come close to using it all in that time at such small doses, so you can probably halve the amounts & make 1/2 at a time too. I have never tried freezing it, but you probably could. It may change the effectiveness, I can't say. I never tired halving it because the amounts were pretty small anyway & I get confused easily when tired & didn't want to mess with it. LOL

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" Fussy nursing at this age/stage isn't unusual & I am not sure it's gas...BUT you *can* make your ... [snip!] ... it because the amounts were pretty small anyway & I get confused easily when tired & didn't want to mess with it. LOL"

Oh & I never burped my babies after the first couple of weeks & they did better believe it or not...they were fussier when I'd burp them. Anyway - here is some info on various reasons of fussy nursing & how to deal with it & figure out the cause: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/fussy-while-nursing/



I also lucked out that neither baby spit up more than 1-2 times in their lives.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" Oh & I never burped my babies after the first couple of weeks & they did better believe it or ... [snip!] ... I also lucked out that neither baby spit up more than 1-2 times in their lives."

If I let him go a full feeding he'll spit up a lot more than if I'd burped him. It's like I poured water all over him, it can get that bad.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" Novali pooped three times last night! YAY!! I feel better now. Happy New Year!"

It was her new year's gift to you lol.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" lmao Is it weird I'm so happy about poop? "

The life of a mom :)

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
1st Jan '13

For the women with larger breasts, when were you able to do hands-free nursing? I'm roughly a 38DD (although I haven't been measured in over a year) and need to hold my breast in place or it'll pull out of my son's mouth.

Samantha (+ 1.5) Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6621 posts
1st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" For the women with larger breasts, when were you able to do hands-free nursing? I'm roughly a 38DD (although ... [snip!] ... 38DD (although I haven't been measured in over a year) and need to hold my breast in place or it'll pull out of my son's mouth."</blockquote>




I'm a 34DDD and I stopped using my hands at around 3/4 months.

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" If I let him go a full feeding he'll spit up a lot more than if I'd burped him. It's like I poured water all over him, it can get that bad. "


Does he ever unlatch and take a break while nursing? That's usually when I burp my son.

B&R + J 1 child; 2 angel babies; Germantown, Ohio 3749 posts
1st Jan '13

13 months nursing today and no sign of stopping. he still prefers b**b over everything most of the time. but within this last week as started to take sippys more. This whole no bottle ever thing and hardly eating food has been so hard. Good news is, no sign of my period yet either. Oh and just thought id say DS spit up a lot no matter if he was burped or not.i checked to see if it was something i was eating but no change. He eventually grew out of it.

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
2nd Jan '13

3 oz after 15 minutes with a cheap pump. Yay-uh!
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Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting [Boats&Hoes]:" Does he ever unlatch and take a break while nursing? That's usually when I burp my son."

Not really. He'll very rarely unlatch himself, even if he's fallen asleep. Only times when he's fidgety because of air or he's not getting enough as fast as he'd like. I've heard tugging at the breast can induce a let down.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" For the women with larger breasts, when were you able to do hands-free nursing? I'm roughly a 38DD (although ... [snip!] ... 38DD (although I haven't been measured in over a year) and need to hold my breast in place or it'll pull out of my son's mouth."

Have you tried rolling up a small towel or receiving blanket & putting it under your breast to prop it?