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post #41 of 85

How often do you feed your babies in the day? I'm thinking of setting a timer to try feeding Liam more often.

post #42 of 85

On days that I'm home all day, I would guess about 6-10 times during the day and about 1 million during the night.

 

ETA: I've heard the advice of spending the whole day topless. This advice was for ramping up your milk supply, but it's the same thing. :)

post #43 of 85
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Originally Posted by cat13 View Post

On days that I'm home all day, I would guess about 6-10 times during the day and about 1 million during the night.

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If I really think about it probably 6-8 times per day.  Wake up (7), breakfast(930), nap, after nap, before dinner, bed.  Bare minimum.  My boobies are exhausted!  Plus he usually nurses 2-3 times per night.  So. Yeah.  8 months and still. going. strong.  Oy.

 

If Finn doesn't nurse to sleep, car rides or stroller walks knock him out pretty well.  Just another option than killing yourself rocking/singing.  I did the whole standing/rocking thing with DD until she was like 18 mo old and eff it!  I won't do that again if I can help it!!   

 

 

post #44 of 85

Thanks ladies!

post #45 of 85

I'm just about at my wit's end. Malcolm has turned into a bitey, pinchy, scratchy, distracted, turns-his-head-away-without-letting-go nursing terror. And he wants to nurse all the livelong day (and night). He's honestly like a completely different baby. He definitely isn't hungry, I think he's just uncomfortable because of teething, and I'm doing what I can to keep him comfortable (hylands, tylenol, cold carrots and apples and celery, breastmilk ice cubes in a mesh teether, ordered an amber necklace). But he'll pull off (trying to take my nipple off as he does) every 10 seconds and then GRAB my nipple to stuff it back in his mouth. Not very good etiquette. Clementine never got up to such hi-jinks. 


Edited by mareseatoats - 4/5/12 at 11:06pm
post #46 of 85
Im in my own personal hell at times over here, too, mares. All I can do is breathe and chant like a nut that this too will pass.
I've resorted to covering up while nursing. Practically every time, even at home. Even we are out, definitely. I don't like it, bc I feel like it draws more attention to me than just plain nursing, and bc it makes it look as tho im trying to hide. But at this point whatever it takes!!!

Im at the point too where I'll look around and be like, ugh. He'll never nurse here, it's too crowded, noisy, windy, smelly, dirty, funny, or quiet, etc. makes it so hard to ensure he eats enough.

Any how, hugs!! We will survive!!

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post #47 of 85
Oh Mares, I'm so sorry. I feel for ya. DD isn't too distracted, but she is such a mean little bugger with the biting. She's drawn blood twice now, her teeth are just SO razor sharp. It's 1am here, and she's still awake, doing her "hate nursing." I've been still swaddling her, even though she hates it, otherwise she scratches and pinches me to death. It's horrible. But it's those darn teeth. She's working on 5 and 6 (!) right now, and they are coming in fast, poor thing. And poor boobies!
post #48 of 85

having surgery on weds to remove the cyst (apparently we don't have to name it) and my right ovary.

 

 

 

she says i'll need to pump and dump through two feedings... so i guess i should read up on how to do that.. how much each time, timing.. and i have 3 3/4 oz frozen.. is that one meal, sounds like? should i grt milk from people or just give him food instead? he loves eating, so he wouldn't mind.. i think.

 

 

 

i'll go ask my lll leader friend. weeeeeee.

post #49 of 85

I pumped and dumped the other night when I had wayyyy too much vodka.  Just pump twice - maybe 2-3 hours apart.  Pour out what you get.  Simple.  Easy peasy.

Good vibes for the surgery.  hug2.gif

 

Honestly...if I had to do this, I would have that 3.75 oz bottle available, but I'd tell DH to just offer food and keep him happy for the 6-8 hours until I could nurse again.  At this point, Finn could go that long (if he had to) w/o nursing.  He might be a grouch about it, but he could do it.  Will Charlie be able to you think?  He drinks from cups too, right?  That might help if he gets thirsty.

post #50 of 85
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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post

I pumped and dumped the other night when I had wayyyy too much vodka.  Just pump twice - maybe 2-3 hours apart.  Pour out what you get.  Simple.  Easy peasy.

Good vibes for the surgery.  hug2.gif

 

Honestly...if I had to do this, I would have that 3.75 oz bottle available, but I'd tell DH to just offer food and keep him happy for the 6-8 hours until I could nurse again.  At this point, Finn could go that long (if he had to) w/o nursing.  He might be a grouch about it, but he could do it.  Will Charlie be able to you think?  He drinks from cups too, right?  That might help if he gets thirsty.

 

 Okay :) And is the first one right after the surgery/vodka or is there a waiting period there?

 

And yes, he does cups. And I'm not sure. He's growth spurting right now, so he nurses constantly!

 

There's a thing, he usually nurses at least every hour these days, should I do it twice in his normal time frame or would the several hours matter?

 

Thank you :)

 

post #51 of 85


Good luck with the surgery! I assume it's going to be outpatient since you only need to swap out 2 meals for Charlie? hug2.gif

 

I'm sure you have a great doc, but I have heard of mamas who found out after they did a pump & dump that they didn't really need to, based on the type of meds they got. Kellymom has a great resource on this, including a few places (on bottom of page) that you call call to ask. 

 

If you find that you still can't nurse with the med, maybe you can find out more info on it. Like with alcohol, for example, the alcohol gets metabolized out of your milk while it's still in your body. So, there is no need to pump & dump unless you are feeling engorged and just need some relief. You just need to wait a while until your body metabolizes it enough until it's safe to nurse again. I don't know if other meds are like this, but knowing whether or not they are will help you know how much you need to pump or if you need to pump and dump at all. 

 

And, if you have 3+ oz now, you might want to try to express a little more before Wed if possible. Knowing that Charlie is teething and not too experienced with the bottle, he might want more and/or waste a little while trying to eat. But if he only has to go a few hours without nursing, honestly he could be fine with nothing. Try to do a big nursing right before you take the meds. 

 

Good luck and I will be sending you good thoughts on Wed!!!!

post #52 of 85

I'll be thinking of you on Wednesday! Well, perhaps I will start today :-)

If you MUST name the cyst, I would call it "Good Riddance"

 

I cannot wait to see your first post post-surgery.

post #53 of 85

I think the hours would matter. Prob 4-6 hrs worth would be safe.

post #54 of 85
Becky, I second Cat's suggestion to find out which meds specifically will necessitate the pump and dump.

I also second (third fourth) everyone's sentiments that I will be thinking of ya. Your poor lady bits have been through a lot this year greensad.gif
post #55 of 85

i will have the list of nursing approved drugs i found on kellymom.. hopefully they take requests! my lll leader and kellymom say that when i can hold him it should be okay. should've looked before asking. ah, laziness :-)

 

 

 

thank you! i hope it goes smoothly. if so, should be simple. if not.. we'll see! sye's great, though so hopefully :-) 

 

 

 

we bought a bunch of new clothes with giftcards from old navy - he's in 18-24m now!

post #56 of 85

An excellent resource for information about the safety of dugs during breastfeeding is Dr. Thomas Hale, an expert on drugs and breastfeeding. He publishes an excellent reference book called Medications and Milk, and updates it every year. (Your LLL leader might have a copy, mine does) It provides detailed information on drugs, including herbs, and includes useful information about the drug’s half-life, milk/plasma ratio, side effects, AAP ratings, and more. He also has a book called Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Patients (first edition) that gives an overview of medications that are useful for specific conditions. This is useful for doctors who are prescribing for lactating patients, especially because it gives alternative medications for different conditions. Dr. Hales new website, infantrisk.com will provide you or your HCP with detailed information about any medication you might need to take while you’re breastfeeding your baby.

 

Here is a link to a pretty good article (http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/articles/drugs-and-breastfeeding) that the above source came from.  Good luck. If you think you need milk, let me know.  I'd be happy to donate some.  I could send it out today and it would be there by Wed.

 

 

post #57 of 85

Thank you! Very helpful :-)

 

I think we're okay on milk, but the offer is very much appreciated :-)

 

 

 

i was thinking last night about how people say they can't imagine their life without their baby. i can i mean, i'm 30, i know baby-free life.  the thought of not having had you guys in my life is a very bad one. thanks for being here :-)

post #58 of 85
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Thank you! Very helpful :-)

 

I think we're okay on milk, but the offer is very much appreciated :-)

 

 

 

i was thinking last night about how people say they can't imagine their life without their baby. i can i mean, i'm 30, i know baby-free life.  the thought of not having had you guys in my life is a very bad one. thanks for being here :-)


I think they mean they can't imagine going back to baby-free life.

 

post #59 of 85

Thinking of you, Becky!  Hope all went well.  Update us when you can. luxlove.gif

post #60 of 85

i misundestood the scheduling. it's on the 20th at 1p. check in at 11. no food for 8h. sounds completely awful when nursung a baby!!

 

she meant some wednesday, not this one. and then they chose a friday :P

 

i just hope things go well and they let me go home.

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