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dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
8th Mar '12
Quoting momma melissa85:" This makes me feel bad for having to supplement with formula but at least she gets some breastmilk Good info tho"


aw don't feel bad mama. that's not the idea. any breastmilk is still great! and even if you have to completely FF, it's still all good info to know and be aware of. =D it doesn't apply JUST to EBF babies, although you do have to adjust for a few things if you FF.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
8th Mar '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting dream:</b>" aw don't feel bad mama. that's not the idea. any breastmilk is still great! and even if you have to ... [snip!] ... to know and be aware of. =D it doesn't apply JUST to EBF babies, although you do have to adjust for a few things if you FF."</blockquote>




I wish I could ebf. My supply is low but I'm glad you posted this. Too many people give food too early. I looked up "readiness" signs and they are crape to me. I think I'll wait after 6 months anyway. Plus it's easier lol I don't want to upset my lo tummy

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
8th Mar '12
Quoting momma melissa85:" <blockquote><b>Quoting dream:</b>" aw don't feel bad mama. that's not the idea. any ... [snip!] ... signs and they are crape to me. I think I'll wait after 6 months anyway. Plus it's easier lol I don't want to upset my lo tummy"


check this out for more ways to boost your supply




Some great Breastfeeding tips!
http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about1034707.html

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
8th Mar '12
Quoting momma melissa85:" This makes me feel bad for having to supplement with formula but at least she gets some breastmilk Good info tho"


Don't feel bad! Remember some breast milk is better than no breast milk!

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
9th Mar '12

Thanks. I've tried everything, its only increased from 1 oz to 2 oz per feeding/pumping session. I've just accepted it now. I'm still trying though.



Thanks ladies

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
9th Mar '12
Quoting momma melissa85:" Thanks. I've tried everything, its only increased from 1 oz to 2 oz per feeding/pumping session. I've just accepted it now. I'm still trying though. Thanks ladies"


that's a very good amount to be getting out actually!

Kara-lynn Due July 21; 65 kids; Florida 2063 posts
9th Mar '12
Quoting dream:" that's a very good amount to be getting out actually!"



I was thinking the same thing! Especially with the pump! I have a great supply, and can still only pump 1-2 OZ... Babies are much more effective than the pump.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
10th Mar '12

check out the OP! I've been working on making it more user-friendly. =D



(still have some work to do)

crunchy munchy 1 child; Virginia 1764 posts
10th Mar '12

Hey I'm curious about delayed solids and allergies. Most of the information I have read says that waiting 12 months can be beneficial. My daughter is at risk for allergies from both sides of her family. I was just wondering if anyone did wait how did your baby turn out?

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
10th Mar '12
Quoting Seekjess:" Hey I'm curious about delayed solids and allergies. Most of the information I have read says that waiting ... [snip!] ... is at risk for allergies from both sides of her family. I was just wondering if anyone did wait how did your baby turn out?"


we waited until 12m and my son has no allergies. Allergies don't run in our family either, but he's also only been sick twice in his life (he just turned 2). If your child is breastfed, then waiting until 12m (or longer) allows them to get the maximum benefits from the breastmilk.

crunchy munchy 1 child; Virginia 1764 posts
10th Mar '12
Quoting dream:" we waited until 12m and my son has no allergies. Allergies don't run in our family either, but he's ... [snip!] ... 2). If your child is breastfed, then waiting until 12m (or longer) allows them to get the maximum benefits from the breastmilk."


Yeah I know once you stop breastfeeding they lose a lot of the immunities. My mom was allergic to everything to the point that the doctors threw up their hands and said "shes gotta eat something". So I'd really like to do as much as I can to not have that happen to my daughter. I wasn't breastfed at all and I have a ton of allergies.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
10th Mar '12
Quoting Seekjess:" Yeah I know once you stop breastfeeding they lose a lot of the immunities. My mom was allergic to everything ... [snip!] ... like to do as much as I can to not have that happen to my daughter. I wasn't breastfed at all and I have a ton of allergies."


even if you are still breastfeeding, you lose some of the benefits once you add solids.

crunchy munchy 1 child; Virginia 1764 posts
10th Mar '12
Quoting dream:" even if you are still breastfeeding, you lose some of the benefits once you add solids."


Sorry that is what I meant to say, lol.

Chelsea's Mum 1 child; British Columbia 611 posts
10th Mar '12

I`m happy to see this post. I want to delay solids and EBF until DD is over 6 months old but I`ve been getting a lot of pressure from both sides of the family to start giving her rice cereal to sleep better. She already sleeps for a 6 - 7 hour stretch!! My close cousin has a 5 month old and has already been giving her cereal, solids, juice, etc. so everybody keeps pushing me to do the same. I`m sticking to my mommy sense and going to delay solids!

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
11th Mar '12
Quoting babydeer:" I`m happy to see this post. I want to delay solids and EBF until DD is over 6 months old but I`ve been ... [snip!] ... solids, juice, etc. so everybody keeps pushing me to do the same. I`m sticking to my mommy sense and going to delay solids!"


good for you for sticking to your guns mama. You are really doing what is best for her and giving her so many benefits. a 6-7 hour stretch is awesome! My 2 yr old doesn't even sleep that long of a stretch! haha I feel sorry for your cousin's baby, especially about the juice. =(



here is some more info from the front page:



MYTH: Baby needs solids so he will sleep longer at night.
The popular belief that feeding solids at night will help baby sleep through the night has no basis in fact. See Will giving formula or solids at night help baby to sleep better?