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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-15-2014, 06:07 AM
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Posted By my3beasties
That is really cool!! :) She's been...

That is really cool!! :)


She's been nursing at night now, but not much during the day...this looks like a great idea, might just have to get one! Thanks!!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-09-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 51
Posted By my3beasties
Thanks tracyamber! :Hug Well...I was...

Thanks tracyamber! :Hug


Well...I was BFing first, because I do know how supplementing affects supply! But her weight gain remained so slow, the Dr said to do formula first, and limit BFing to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By my3beasties
Well, in their opinion the formula is "best"...

Well, in their opinion the formula is "best" right now, and my milk is second fiddle. They have her on a 30 kcal/oz mixture, so she's getting 1.5x the calories of breastmilk. She's finally almost on...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-09-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 51
Posted By my3beasties
Baby won't BF, can't pump :(

I suppose the title says it all!! :gloomy


DD2 is now 3.5 mos, and has been on a specialty high-calorie formula supplement for the last 6 or 7 weeks, due to some mysterious issue causing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-24-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By my3beasties
Thanks, treehugger86 - she was admitted to...

Thanks, treehugger86 - she was admitted to Children's for 6 days, still doing follow-ups, so I haven't been on here much (just saw this - sorry!). See cross-post for more: ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By my3beasties
Oh god, DS1 was terrible with biting - what...

Oh god, DS1 was terrible with biting - what memories you conjure up, he did the same things you describe!! What I found helpful was setting firm limits. As soon as he bit me, I'd break his latch by...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By my3beasties
Thanks, sillysapling, for the perspective. :)...

Thanks, sillysapling, for the perspective. :) FWIW, I do realize formula isn't the worst thing - I was formula-fed, and I survived! My biggest issues were with the type of formula they tried first,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By my3beasties
:yeah Right?! I don't understand how a doctor,...

:yeah Right?! I don't understand how a doctor, especially a female doc who is a mother herself, could be so uneducated about it...and make such insensitive comments. "Since she's not getting what she...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By my3beasties
Thanks, pokeyac! I'll update when we know...

Thanks, pokeyac! I'll update when we know more...crossing fingers this will all be over soon, and she can just be a normal baby again. <3
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By my3beasties
A couple more suggestions, in case you're still...

A couple more suggestions, in case you're still dealing with this... :) We use the nose frida too, it's awesome...and instead of saline, you can also use a couple drops of breastmilk to loosen up the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By my3beasties
Just an update, as I haven't had much time to get...

Just an update, as I haven't had much time to get on here this month!!


Shortly after my last post, Alana went to a specialist at Children's Liver/GI clinic, and was admitted to the hospital for...
Forum: Lactivism   10-20-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,392
Posted By my3beasties
Ha! I could have written this, except my DS is 8....

Ha! I could have written this, except my DS is 8. ;) We were scrolling through movies on Netflix for family movie night, and he saw the photo for Goldfinger...with the naked lady painted gold lying...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-20-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By my3beasties
LOL! Great ones, mamas! I'm a "nurse anywhere"...

LOL! Great ones, mamas! I'm a "nurse anywhere" type, so there have been many odd places, but here are a couple of the best ones:


When DS1 was about 18mos, we'd been out running errands all...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-20-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By my3beasties
Yep - I was brought up religious, don't attend...

Yep - I was brought up religious, don't attend church anymore, and am now just more spiritual - but those values stayed with me. It's always boggled my mind how people can be so insensitive - seems...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By my3beasties
Experience with infant weight loss?

I'm wondering if anyone has experience with what metabolic or other types of disorders could cause this...trying to figure out if something is going on with DD2!


She is 8wks old, gained weight...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-20-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By my3beasties
Didn't their mamas teach them not to be rude?...

Didn't their mamas teach them not to be rude? Disgusting is right.


What was that thing Jesus said about, "What ye do unto the least of these my brethren, ye do unto me." I'm not really...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-18-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By my3beasties
Oh, and one other fun thing to add to the mix:...

Oh, and one other fun thing to add to the mix: DS2 woke me up today by saying "Mama, I feel like I'm gonna throw up & I have sloppy poops!" So just after I helped him clean up and gave him some...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-18-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By my3beasties
Well it looks like that supplement contains at...

Well it looks like that supplement contains at least 4 different herbs that should be avoided while BFing: Licorice, Angelica (dong quai), Ginseng, and Kava. There are several others I couldn't find...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-17-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By my3beasties
Thanks mamas! <3 To answer questions... ...

Thanks mamas! <3 To answer questions...


Going back Mon for a weight check. Not sure if the midwives' scale is any different; got similar weights within a few days, and both offices only have one...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By my3beasties
Yeast can cause this, too! Makes it especially...

Yeast can cause this, too! Makes it especially hard to give up cravings for sweets. ;) Signs would include white patches in baby's mouth, rashes, frothy spit-up, gas/colic. For mom it includes...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-17-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By my3beasties
Weight Loss in 8wk old?! So worried...

Our 8 wk old DD is losing weight, and I have no idea why! She's been nursing like crazy (all 3 older siblings were EBF with no problems - I make a TON of milk), she barely ever spits up, she's an...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-17-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By my3beasties
Sounds normal. I remember feeling like that with...

Sounds normal. I remember feeling like that with all of mine around the same age - seemed like my boobs just deflated, and it switched from the high volume of milk to a lower volume of concentrated...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-13-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By my3beasties
Another awesome idea!! :) Between Octobermom and...

Another awesome idea!! :) Between Octobermom and Miranda, I will totally snag these ideas for DS1...LOL
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-13-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By my3beasties
Miranda, this is an amazing concept - so simple,...

Miranda, this is an amazing concept - so simple, but profound!! I have been struggling with DS1, who has the same issue...he wants nothing but screen time, and has been getting really argumentative...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-13-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By my3beasties
Thanks, Mamas! Baby is now 3 wks old, and just...

Thanks, Mamas! Baby is now 3 wks old, and just like I suspected, DD1 was really interested in BFing once my milk came in. So I let her latch on and nurse for a bit while the baby was sleeping. It...
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