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.................... Amber + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19274 posts
20th Jul

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bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 75175 posts
status 20th Jul

If M is tongue tied, can you ask for his to be clipped right away? 

Amber + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19274 posts
20th Jul

Quoting bia.:
If M is tongue tied, can you ask for his to be clipped right away? 


I had my hospital tour yesterday and we spoke about it. She said I'd have to ask his pediatrician. He will have the same one as MJ though and I was reffered to a nose, throat, mouth doctor so I don't know. You'd think he could do it... They are circumcising him in the hospital why couldn't they clip his tongue if he does have it?! 

Mama2(three)Boys ♥ 3 kids; New Jersey 9680 posts
status 20th Jul

Definitely nurse on demand and nurse as much as possible in the beginning to help your supply.  

Lilliana's Mommy =) Due February 26; 2 kids; Wichita, Kansas 1354 posts
20th Jul


don't give up, there will be times were it jsut be easier to bottle feed. You have to push your self also an amazing support system helps someone who never tells you to stop and tell you you can do it.

Amber + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19274 posts
20th Jul

Quoting L&J ♥ +1:
Definitely nurse on demand and nurse as much as possible in the beginning to help your supply.  


Oh god, I'm a freaking cow. I make a shit ton of milk LOL at night time I'd have to wear two thick socks folded in half for each boob and STILL leak through. I'm scared of not being able to do anything. Are they literally on the boob all the time?! 

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 14968 posts
20th Jul

Trust your body, know that it's doing exactly what it's supposed to be doing, nurse on demand..give the boob for pretty much every cry. Know that it doesn't always mean that he's hungry just because he wants to nurse (this is why so many moms end up thinking they're not making enough milk/think their baby is always hungry). Know that comfort nursing just comes with the territory. Try not to get too much into your head about it - just do what feels natural. Don't have any formula in the house. 

Amber + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19274 posts
20th Jul

Quoting Lilliana's Mommy =):

don't give up, there will be times were it jsut be easier to bottle feed. You have to push your self also an amazing support system helps someone who never tells you to stop and tell you you can do it.


Ya DDs grandma pushed a bottle too. :( she didn't breast feed or ever attempt to. DS has a different dad and he really wants me to breast feed too, so I know he will push me to keep going and probably get upset if I give up too quickly lol which honestly will be good for me so I don't give up. I plan to attend WICs free breastfeeding classes too. 

Amber + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19274 posts
20th Jul

Quoting [[Breezy]]:
Trust your body, know that it's doing exactly what it's supposed to be doing, nurse on demand..give the boob for pretty much every cry. Know that it doesn't always mean that he's hungry just because he wants to nurse (this is why so many moms end up thinking they're not making enough milk/think their baby is always hungry). Know that comfort nursing just comes with the territory. Try not to get too much into your head about it - just do what feels natural. Don't have any formula in the house. 


When does your milk usually "slow down" or are you always engorged if you don't feed for awhile?! So far we have no formula and no bottles...... 

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 14968 posts
20th Jul

Quoting Amber ♡:

When does your milk usually "slow down" or are you always engorged if you don't feed for awhile?! So far we have no formula and no bottles...... 


No no everyone is different but my milk regulated around 8 weeks or so and from then I never really got engorged or anything. 

Amber + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19274 posts
20th Jul

Quoting [[Breezy]]:

No no everyone is different but my milk regulated around 8 weeks or so and from then I never really got engorged or anything. 


Is it harder to keep supply up when it regulates? 

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 75175 posts
status 20th Jul

Quoting Amber ♡:

I had my hospital tour yesterday and we spoke about it. She said I'd have to ask his pediatrician. He will have the same one as MJ though and I was reffered to a nose, throat, mouth doctor so I don't know. You'd think he could do it... They are circumcising him in the hospital why couldn't they clip his tongue if he does have it?! 


Hmm yeah you'd think so, because I mean they won't have to put him to sleep, hopefully he isn't though, and if he is ask for it to be done ASAP so it doesn't affect nursing, both my girls were, my second not being so bad as my first, she didn't have it clipped until she was 15 months, it sucked! Shy

Mama2(three)Boys ♥ 3 kids; New Jersey 9680 posts
status 20th Jul

Quoting Amber ♡:

Oh god, I'm a freaking cow. I make a shit ton of milk LOL at night time I'd have to wear two thick socks folded in half for each boob and STILL leak through. I'm scared of not being able to do anything. Are they literally on the boob all the time?! 


to be completely honest, yeah they're on the boob all the time in the beginning but it will slow down eventually. The first 6 wks were the hardest on me.. but I got through it so I know you can. :)

Amber + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19274 posts
20th Jul

Quoting bia.:

Hmm yeah you'd think so, because I mean they won't have to put him to sleep, hopefully he isn't though, and if he is ask for it to be done ASAP so it doesn't affect nursing, both my girls were, my second not being so bad as my first, she didn't have it clipped until she was 15 months, it sucked! Shy


Yikes! Were you able to breastfeed the first time?! MJ was terrible. Within 2 hours after birth she put a blister on one nipple and had the other cracked and bleeding. I tried and tried. Nurses and the lactation consultant tried to work with me but it just wasn't possible.... I tried even multiple times when I got home even with a nipple shield. 

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 14968 posts
20th Jul

Quoting Amber ♡:

Is it harder to keep supply up when it regulates? 


I never really thought about my supply...I never went back to work though so I've never dealt with pumping and all that..I can imagine that would be a bit more difficult. It's just like..if the baby is nursing, peeing and pooping, then there isn't a problem. :) Once everything regulates, your body makes exactly as much tomorrow as it expressed today.