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THe BF Thread - Page 7post #122 of 2023/22/13 at 2:24pmpost #123 of 2023/22/13 at 2:39pmQuote:Originally Posted by Teles
All breastfeeding mamas need to read this ^
thatpost #124 of 2023/22/13 at 2:42pmThread Starter
Buko, I'm leaning toward clipping because I want this time to be less painful and more enjoyable for me! I'll make an appt with our ped and see what she thinks, too.
My babies are the kings of spit-up. Some babies do, some don't. It's also good to remember that they are actually taking in a lot of milk of milk and whereas it seems like they spit-up all of it after some feedings, that's really not the case.post #125 of 2023/22/13 at 6:09pmpost #126 of 2023/23/13 at 12:59pm
buko- i had 2 that spit up. and 3 that didn't. i don't think breastfeeding is the biggest part- they really had phases when they spit up a bunch more. i think that it was related to expanding their bellies- they'd take in more than they could handle when they were expanding their tiny tummies, but sometimes a bit too much and it would come up. we even had some projectile spit up if the breasts decided to let down too much. both gained well, and it wasn't bad, i just carried burp clothes and nothing else was different.
Jean- my first was TT. he was 6 months old before i asked the Dr if he was tongue-tied. he looked at me like i was crazy, but looked and said yes, son is certainly tongue-tied. it just reaches the end of his lower lip when he sticks it out and it is heart-shaped. but by six months, it wasn't a huge deal. i don't know what could have been different earlier on if we had caught it, but snipping didn't even come up by the time i noticed. then i found out that both my parents and 2 of my sisters were tongue-tied and i never knew it. at 7, we've never thought about doing anything. but i think if i was sore (i was freaking sore then but between thrush, oversupply, medicine, and postpartum haziness, i didn't know it could be different then) enough i wouldn't feel bad about making that choice. the mom i'm donating milk to had a TT issue and it made a huge difference to her daughter to have it snipped.post #127 of 2023/23/13 at 2:20pmRegarding spitting- My first two were horrible spitters, and they were exclusively BF. I'm talking between feedings, immediately after, during. It was constant, and they wore bibs around the clock. DD2 projectile vomited often. It always seemed like SO much, but then the LC told me to dump an ounce of water in the counter to see how much that really was, and it made me feel better about the amount they were actually spitting up. So far, at 2 weeks, DS is NOT a spitter! I am SO excited about that -- you all have no idea. After having two spitters, this is WONDERFUL!post #128 of 2023/23/13 at 3:17pm
Is everyone using a pacifier?
I realized the other day that I don't know anyone who hasn't used a pacifier but Mila hasn't touched one yet and I would really like to avoid it if at all possible. I watched my (much younger) brothers weaning off them and it was such a fight that I'd rather avoid the situation altogether. However, there are some times in the evening cranky time when I'm very tempted and I'm looking for things to remind myself why it's better not to use one.post #129 of 2023/23/13 at 3:51pmI just don't care for the idea of a pacifier, if I can avoid it. I totally think I might end up using one, but if it's not needed, so much the better. L loves her hands, so I'm thinking once she can manage to get them in her mouth consistently, I'll have a good little thumbsucker on my hands. I only bought one pack of 2 and won't use them until BFing is really well-established (at LEAST 6 weeks), if I ever do.post #130 of 2023/23/13 at 4:18pm
never used a paci. one thumb sucker and the rest just nursed and never needed anything else. i tried (my mother really REALLY tried) to get all of them to take pacis.
they never took. and now i don't see myself even trying. i wear clothes that are easy to move and have my life based around being able to whip a breast out if he needs comfort or food, and i'm comfortable letting him grump a bit if he's just in between hungry/tired/wet and not settling.
so, no paci here.post #131 of 2023/23/13 at 4:26pm
I used pacis with both girls (DD2 still has it at 2.5 years). DD1 had severe food reactions starting at 6 months (breastmilk, I didn't start solids till 9 months) and it actually helped her with the pain in a way nursing didn't, so we didn't start it till 6 months with her. DD2 we started at around 2 weeks, she was so high needs and I was having a hard time with PPD and feeling guilty about having to nurse ALL THE TIME and not having any time for DD1..... long story short, we are a paci family. DS will not take one for me, sometimes takes one for DH or mom.... I think I am going to try to avoid it now since he is past his super fussy period. DH likes to have it though, since I still lay with the girls to get them to fall asleep at night.
I HATED the idea and swore up and down I would not use one when DD1 was born...... we went there out of necessity... now, I don't think they are a big deal, but would rather not have to force him to take it.... Just my thoughts.post #132 of 2023/23/13 at 4:35pmQuote:Originally Posted by Teles
Is everyone using a pacifier?
I realized the other day that I don't know anyone who hasn't used a pacifier but Mila hasn't touched one yet and I would really like to avoid it if at all possible. I watched my (much younger) brothers weaning off them and it was such a fight that I'd rather avoid the situation altogether. However, there are some times in the evening cranky time when I'm very tempted and I'm looking for things to remind myself why it's better not to use one.
Since my little guy has had to do a lot of outings without me we've had to add a pacifier to the repertoire of things for him to suck on for soothing. Sometimes he'll take it but he prefers having someone's finger. I don't really have a strong opinion either way with them. You do what works!post #133 of 2023/23/13 at 5:38pmpost #134 of 2023/23/13 at 7:29pmThread Starterpost #135 of 2023/23/13 at 10:07pm
My boys wouldn't take a paci. DD sort of takes one for a minute at night when she's crying and refusing to nurse. She seems to prefer my knuckle if anything. Actually she seems to prefer crying and the paci gets in the way of that hobby. :/
I didn't try to introduce one with any of them until nursing was going very well. DS1 I had nipple pain for 6 weeks. DS2 and DD we got the hang of it pretty quickly but, meh. I'm certainly not anti paci but it isn't doing me much good, either.post #136 of 2023/24/13 at 12:45am
After having my first be a no pacifier kid, I tried really hard for this second one to take one. I work outside the home and it was really hard on my husband to have a baby who was breast obsessed, with a high suck need who didn't take a pacifier. I also have over active let down and so comfort nursing that increases my supply ends up causing problems, so we are a happy pacifier family!post #137 of 2023/24/13 at 2:17amClarissa will take a pacifier occasionally but she is really not a fan. She can make some pretty hilarious disgusted faces sometimes when we try and give her one. I just bought some new ones today that are more nipple shaped (called gumdrop) and she still didn't care for them.
New issue - when she feeds especially on one particular side she starts grunting and pushing and moving her head around lots. She does this while trying to drink at the same time and it can get uncomfortable sometimes. Is this a gas issue? She usually ends up with milk coming out of her nose which can't be very pleasant lolpost #138 of 2023/24/13 at 6:37am
We love the paci in our house. I've been blessed to have a quickly and easily established nursing relationship with both my kids, and an intense let down that makes them dislike comfort nursing. So we've introduced it early on. Violet wasn't a huge fan during the first couple weeks but now she loves her paci for sleep. If you have a well-established BF relationship and baby seems to like the paci, I'm a big advocate of it as another soothing tool.post #139 of 2023/24/13 at 6:38ampost #140 of 2023/24/13 at 7:15amQuote:with dd1!we did this too. We went to build a bear and put the binkies ( her 2 favorite) inside so she could always have them...... they say getting rid of the binky is like the death of a good friend, so we said that she could always keep it with her in her binky bear. She really did so well. We will do the same with dd2 at 3. They are really a valuable tool for some babies.
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