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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-02-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By monica82
I'm pretty sure I still have more than enough...

I'm pretty sure I still have more than enough milk for my DD who is about 7 weeks old.  I had tons last time too. What should I do to find out about donating milk?  Any links?
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-12-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By monica82
I feel like I'm learning for 1st time since DS &...

I feel like I'm learning for 1st time since DS & I struggled so much 3 yrs ago.  So if/when do babies start nursing/emptying faster. I feel like she was taking longer & she's 4 weeks now.  We were...
Forum: Lactivism   02-12-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By monica82
great question! pumps r so expensive. not using...

great question! pumps r so expensive. not using one this time that much, but bags & pads still add up.
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-12-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By monica82
It was at a picture studio. My mom was chasing...

It was at a picture studio. My mom was chasing DS. I had a cover. FEel good about it since I'm so paranoid & trying to get good enough to do it in public & confident enough. I don't think I did it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-12-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By monica82
Oh yeah, no giving up here-just wondered when it...

Oh yeah, no giving up here-just wondered when it would feel better. Haha!  I pumped for 11 mo & he had milk til 13 months I think.  She's 4 weeks & I'm starting to feel a bit better. I try not to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-07-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By monica82
To breastfeeding? I ended up exclusively pumping...

To breastfeeding? I ended up exclusively pumping w/ #1. It's going MUCH better w/ #2-who is almost 4 weeks old.  But...how long should it take my body to get used to nursing?  I'm still pretty...
Forum: January 2011   02-06-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By monica82
Congratulations. I think that's GREAT for 1st...

Congratulations. I think that's GREAT for 1st birth. Glad everyones doing well. :-)
Forum: January 2011   02-05-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By monica82
Thx for sharing everyone! I ended up getting a...

Thx for sharing everyone! I ended up getting a buckle tai-which has 2 straps/clips. I bought it from a company back in NC. I am getting a pocket & a sleep hood. It was the most expensive one, but I...
Forum: Babywearing   02-02-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By monica82
So pros/cons.  I basically found a website that...

So pros/cons.  I basically found a website that has 3 types I'm looking at. One has 2 straps-thinking is best for beg wearers. Then one that has one strap & one that ties/wraps. Then one where it's...
Forum: January 2011   02-02-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By monica82
I had/have a chico one but barely used it w/...

I had/have a chico one but barely used it w/ DS-just neither of us were a fan.  I saw the mai tai, but I'm a little intimidated. That's why I thought about half buckle tai b/c it has a buckle and a...
Forum: January 2011   02-02-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By monica82
I wanted to do homebirth, but DH really not...

I wanted to do homebirth, but DH really not comfy w/ it. Plus no family nearby since they're 7 hrs away. I don't know why they force pitocin so much. Thought i read that u need to deliver within 48...
Forum: January 2011   02-02-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By monica82
This is our 2nd & she's 3 weeks old. I want to...

This is our 2nd & she's 3 weeks old. I want to order a nice wrap but unsure what kind. Found a company I like and it's a local one that supports work at home moms. They have buckle tais, half buckle...
Forum: January 2011   02-02-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By monica82
That's what my nurse said. She's a mother of 2 &...

That's what my nurse said. She's a mother of 2 & said she tried to go w/o epidural & as soon as she had it she was dialted & ready to push. Nothing u can do about what's already happened. Funny how...
Forum: January 2011   02-01-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By monica82
Forgive me if there was somewhere else to post...

Forgive me if there was somewhere else to post this-I will try to keep short. For thsoe who want to read.
 
On Wed Jan 12th I went for 39 week check-up. My midwife said I was dilated to a 3 & was...
Forum: January 2011   02-01-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By monica82
Our DD had one for the first time this past...

Our DD had one for the first time this past weekend at 2 weeks & 2 days.  She is pretty good at nursing-not the best latch. But my supply is beyond what she needs so I found myself pumping a couple...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-01-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By monica82
Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone. yes,...

Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone. yes, her latch isn't that great-but I'm probably just so thrilled it's better than DS was. The pediatrician nurse told me to call my OB. Thought that was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-31-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By monica82
So each one has a very small spot that's kind of...

So each one has a very small spot that's kind of still healing & getting used to nursing. Never see the bleeding just lil spots on nursing pads. MUCH better than last time's bfing experience....
Forum: Lactivism   01-31-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By monica82
Wow-that is so sad! It's things like these that...

Wow-that is so sad! It's things like these that make me & others so nervous about nursing in public. I switched to pump last time so didn't get a lot of experience w this. But am def working on...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-27-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,301
Posted By monica82
I'm hoping our problem will go away. She's only...

I'm hoping our problem will go away. She's only 2 weeks old, but her latch isn't good, she doesn't open her mouth wide & gets frustrated when I try to open it more. DS & Ihad many problems, got the...
Forum: Diapering   01-24-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By monica82
Are the GroVias just bought through their...

Are the GroVias just bought through their website, I assume? Someone has a few grobaby along w/ bumgenius for sale so I wasn't sure. I thought they would work better since she was selling them for...
Forum: Diapering   01-24-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By monica82
Do u love them/hate them?  THinking of buying...

Do u love them/hate them?  THinking of buying used, but person is selling for $15 a piece-which I thought was a bit pricey. It does come w/ a snap in liner & booster. I've heard good things about...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-24-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By monica82
It's not too often that she nurses more than...

It's not too often that she nurses more than every 3 hrs. But I'll try to do what ur suggesting-which I think I am for the most part.  I had such a challenging time last time that it's hard to use...
Forum: Diapering   01-23-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By monica82
I'm working on getting some cloth diapers &...

I'm working on getting some cloth diapers & wondering what is the best detergent & way to get stains out.  I'm bfing & can't get the stain off of a homemade quilt :( hoping the diaper stains r...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-22-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By monica82
That's what I think about the sleeping baby, and...

That's what I think about the sleeping baby, and def don't wake her during the night. I guess I was just worried b/c she was jaundice when born-intermediate level. But plenty of pees & poop diapers....
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-21-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By monica82
My DD is 8 days old. She was feeding every 2 or...

My DD is 8 days old. She was feeding every 2 or 2 1/2 hrs our first couple days home, but now it's more like 3 & sometimes have to wake her up during day. This is #2 & last time I switched to soley...
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