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With all the threads that have turned so judgemental about women who do not breastfeed (or not long enough, or not exclusively), I wanted to start a new thread that will, hopefully, only contain positives. I am hoping that this can be a list of good ideas for encouraging more women to breastfeed. I hope that if I (or anyone else) suggests an idea someone thinks might be offensive or a turn off to someone who formula feeds, than speak up as positively as you can. I don't...
I don't CARE if tylenol is not considered AP. It keeps my baby from constant pain. He cried this morning when nursing, because the tylenol had not had a chance to kick in. The second nuring this afternoon he seemed to have no pain at all - for the first time in four days. Horray! I am interested in learning more about arnica. Is it an ointment or what? Can I find it at the health food store?
Thanks everyone for replying. The kellymom site was very informative for what to do during a nursing strike, which is essentially what this is. He finally nursed this morning, after 40 hours of only feeding with a medicine dropper. He was obviously still in pain, but kept trying and trying and finally latched on and didn't stop until I took him off 45 minutes later. I did try a popsicle, not a bm but fruit juice, which he normally likes, but he really hated it. ...
I really need some help fast guys. My ds was sitting in a bouncy seat on the kitchen counter and bounced right off. He fell right on his face and bruised his mouth. His two bottom teeth cut his bottom lip and the inside of his top lip is bruised. I feel like the world's worst mom and now he still can't latch on, he tries and it clearly hurts him and he just cries. How do I get some nourishment into him? Right now we are using a medicine dropper. Tomorrow I'm...
Hi Steph, Yes, the SNS is difficult to use. It took me 3 kids to really get the hang of it. And I stopped using it regularly (for my most recent child) at 3 months when I realized that my ds can go breast to bottle without problem. I know what you mean about feeling like a failure when nursing - at least I used to feel that way. I quit nursing my first child at 6 months for all the reasons you described and it took therapy to really get over it. CrunchyJen, I...
If you are at the end of a row then just start the next row with the new new yarn. you can tie the two ends together, but eventually when you have finished the project, untie them and use a needle to sew the ends into the knitting so that they don't show. You don't want any knots because they really don't look good. If you are in the middle of a row you can double up the yarn: lay the beginning of the new yarn together with the end of the old yarn so that for 5-6...
Hi, Just wanted to post an update on us and keep this thread alive for anyone who needs it. My ds is now 5 months old. We have almost completely given up the SNS. I'll use it about once a week. When I saw that he had no trouble going from bottle to breast it was easy to give up the cumberson SNS. He has started solids and that seems to have decreased his need for formula without decreasing my supply. He will take between 12-18 oz. of formula a day,...
My ds was just weighed today and he is 14.5 pounds! So I am producing even more breastmilk than I thought I was!
Hi 3under2! I'm glad you found this thread. I can only give advice based on my experience. If you are like me then it's not that your milk supply has dropped, it's that it hasn't kept up with your baby's increased needs. Don't look at the pump to determine how much you are making. Most babies need 2.5 ounces of milk per pound of body weight per day. If (for instance) your baby weighs 8 lbs then she will need 20 ounces of milk. If you are giving 10 ounces of...
My son Peter is now just over 3 months. He was 12 lbs. 11 oz. three weeks ago. So I'm sure he is well over 13 lbs. now. He had a real growth spurt about 6 weeks ago and went from taking 9 oz of formula a day to 16 oz. I was using the starter SNS, the one that holds 3 oz. and was having to use it for every feeding. So I switched to the 6 oz SNS and now use it 3 times a day, bf only other times during the day and at night. I'm still taking domperidone. From my...
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