Munchkin, it probably has something to do with the Estrogen if you're breastfeeding. I think I read that somewhere...
My boobs itch while Gray is nursing. I'm not sure why. It's only WHILE he's nursing. It's not the nipple... It's just my entire breast. We've ruled out thrush.
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I just want to say that you are my hero for posting about this. I downloaded it immediately and gave it a whirl last night. It not only put her to sleep quickly but it put me to sleep too! Haha. Seriously though, thank you!
Bambi, is that itching your letdown? It can feel very different for different women.
DH has a three day weekend for Victoria Day. So we're going to get started on preparing to move. There's still a chance we will stay in Calgary. We need to pick a date by which we will give up on the Calgary wait list. It's weird, I both want him to get in here (his top choice, 3 year program vs. 4, MUCH cheaper tuition, and no cross-continent move) and I don't want him to get in here (so I can live near my family - especially since he's going to be soooo busy). Toledo is less than 3 hours from my parents/grandparents and also my sister (whose husband's family lives in Toledo). Plus I miss Ohio. I miss fireflies in the summer, and going to the places I went growing up. But if we leave Canada I'm going to miss the political climate here, and poutine, and my younger brother-in-law. But then again, we'd be close enough to visit my favorite SIL if we were in Toledo. We haven't seen her since before DD was born (though we're still much closer with the brother-in-law so it doesn't really even out). I think I'll be sad about something no matter what. But still, I am just SO grateful this is DONE and we never have to survive another application cycle ever again. Plus it's a big BOO-YAH to my in-laws who doubted DH from the beginning. My parents believed in him, but his own didn't. They have no clue how smart he is (he's in MENSA). And they don't value science. I don't know if I can ever forgive them for shaking his confidence so much.
The BioGaia seems to be helping a lot with Theo's spitting up and fussing. So I'm a much happier mama right now. I'm also getting a little more sleep.
Ironman - so happy for you. Hard decision on the move. We have considered moving back home to be with my mom with her cancer. It is so hard to weigh the pros and cons.
BaileyB - sorry you are having to go through this. I am glad you are getting some answers.
Has anyone every had this re: breastfeeding.
Often JUST before letdown, I get a heavy felling in my hands and lower arms. It goes away quickly after letdown. It isn't painful or anything and if I am not sitting real still (i.e. I'm nursing on the move or talking) I don't even notice it.
Just wondering what this is as it has happened since day one many many years ago :)
DH and finally DTD . We pretty much couldn't wait anymore. I'm at 2.5 weeks PP. Does anyone know how long stitches take to heal? I could feel where I tore but it didn't hurt. Just felt a little burn/pinch at first but I wasn't sure if maybe it was affecting my stitches if they hadn't dissolved yet.
I have no idea about cycling though....I tend to feel some "faux" symptoms after birth. This early on too I even still have some "gushes" of lochia, sometimes with light blood (even though i have been done bleeding for week). I have no idea how to interpret pre-cycle stuff PP though....usually I start temping about now so I can at least get an idea based on my temps. I
If I am already taking daily probiotics there shouldn't be a need for me to give the baby some right? I've been dairy free already and have been starting to get into the habit of taking probiotics regularly along with my magnesium and fermented cod liver oil/butter oil. I personally am feeling better and she has barely had any spitups in a few days *and* her fussy periods are shorter during the evenings. It could be coincidence but I dunno.
I was taking a multivitamin (w/o iron) but I would wind up feeling really awful a couple of hours later so I stopped taking it. Maybe I wasn't eating enough when I took them, I'm not sure but I'm going to hold off on trying them again.
Tiffany I am taking them (not the strongest ones) but there's research supporting probiotics in alleviating colicy symptoms. I've decided the Colic Calm isn't really helping much and after his latest poop blowout this morning I decided to go dairy free to pair the two and hope that it will help.
Anybody else drinking Kombucha for probiotics? I started making my own a month ago since I drink so much of the stuff. Seriously addicted to it.
Returned home yesterday from 3 days at higher elevation in the pines. The girls were great all weekend and slept fine on the 2.5 hour drive back down into Phoenix. My ears always pop with the elevation change. So I worry about theirs hurting. We did the same trip last month and I didn't notice any discomfort in the babies till we got home. Both times the little ones woke about 15 min after we were in the front door and all hell broke loose. Almost 7 hours of crying and fussiness from one or the other. I about lost my mind because they are too big for me to carry both in front and too young for a good back carry. And of course they both wanted to be held and walked the whole time. Anybody else have a similar problem after traveling?