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i posted this in breastfeeding challenges,but i thought i might as well post it here too<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br><br><br><br>
so today a friend of mine came over to hangout. we both have baby boys so we hangout a good bit,we're extremely different when it come to parenting though. total opposite,which makes for alot of interesting conversations and often leaves me trying decide whether or not i should say anything or just keep my mouth shut. we have a friend who recently had a baby too. today my other friend asked me if she had called me last night and i said no and asked why. she said that shes getting post pardom depression every time she breastfeeds because the baby is having trouble latching on and she feels like shes not making enough milk. she said that they were talking about how they think formulas the best choice and so on and shes looking to switch. i mentioned something about how i had an very hard time in the beginning when it came to breastfeeding and that if you try you can overcome it. i have inverted nipples and my baby would NOT latch on for anything. there were times when i just sat there and cried because i wanted to be able to feed him so badly. i ended up using nipple shields for a while and now he doesnt need them at all [he's 3 months] in fact, i no longer have inverted nipples...he's "pulled" them out or something,haha. so i know that latch on problems can be fixed. but as far as the whole "not enough milk" thing. what do you guys know about that? i've seen mothers milk tea and stuff like that at the store thats supposed to help increase your milk supply. are there any other things you can do? i reaaaaaaaaaaaallly wanna call her/email her and give her some advice because i know breastfeeding is so good for him....and shes been doing all this time,and hes a month old and healthy,so i know she must be doing something right. i really wanna help her out cause i know how frustrating it can be...but then at the same time i wonder if its my place to say anything since she chose to call my other friend about it and not me. i dunno,thats just me being a wimp and not wanting to get into buisness thats not my buisness. but i really wanna help her cause its important. any suggestings for increasing your milk supply and fixing latch problems that i can possibly share with her? sorry if i've gone all over the place with this. thanks for reading too- i know its long. any help would be appreciated. thanks!
 

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i didnt mean to tilte this as "f" ....haha<br>
i was trying to type in friend and some how hit enter...<br>
oops!
 

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Hi there,<br><br>
I hope you do call your friend! Just call to say hello and see how she and the baby are doing. If she asks then you can offer advise, but if she doesn't then you don't have to get into her business, as you put it.<br><br>
If she wants herlp, there are so many online resources, plus, of course La Leche League! <a href="http://www.kellymom.com" target="_blank">www.kellymom.com</a><br><br>
Good Luck!
 

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I think you should definately call your friend. If she has a one month old maybe she just didn't have time to call you and your other friend, you never know. Plus, if she is really getting depressed she could use the support. sharing your experience is a great way to tell your friend that you know it can be difficult and offer her your support and understanding as well as encouraging her to try to continue for both their sakes.<br>
Good luck, she is lucky to have you as a friend<br>
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