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breastfeeding questions blast away

Posted by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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k ladies if any of you have any breastfeeding questions or concerns post here.

by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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dandeli0nwishes
by on Aug. 23, 2012 at 1:44 AM

My concern (& I know it sounds selfish) is that when I bf, I was constantly starving, thirsty & waking up every two hours. I gave up at 8 weeks because he was loosing weight and I was being pressured my the doctor to supplemnt more and more.I  became very depressed that I "failed", I wanted to give my baby the best for two years. Now, I don't even want to do to try when #2 gets here, but I will give it another shot because I know all the benifits.

polkaspots
by on Aug. 23, 2012 at 3:08 AM
I wish you the best of luck with your new baby. I drank lots of chocolate milk to keep my constantly empty stomach. Stock up on little snacks and pump once a day to give yourself a break. Again I wish you the best of luck with your little babies.

Quoting dandeli0nwishes:

My concern (& I know it sounds selfish) is that when I bf, I was constantly starving, thirsty & waking up every two hours. I gave up at 8 weeks because he was loosing weight and I was being pressured my the doctor to supplemnt more and more.I  became very depressed that I "failed", I wanted to give my baby the best for two years. Now, I don't even want to do to try when #2 gets here, but I will give it another shot because I know all the benifits.


piwife
by on Aug. 23, 2012 at 8:37 AM
Is normal for a baby to wake up and nurse every 2 hrs. My baby sometimes eats every hr. Is also normal to feel hungry and thirsty all the time while nursing. Doctors aren't know for their breastfeeding knowledge.


Quoting dandeli0nwishes:

My concern (& I know it sounds selfish) is that when I bf, I was constantly starving, thirsty & waking up every two hours. I gave up at 8 weeks because he was loosing weight and I was being pressured my the doctor to supplemnt more and more.I  became very depressed that I "failed", I wanted to give my baby the best for two years. Now, I don't even want to do to try when #2 gets here, but I will give it another shot because I know all the benifits.


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KylersMom8-16-7
by Gold Member on Aug. 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Remember every experience is different. Go in with a positive attitude! You CAN do it!

So your first issue was hunger and thirst. Plan ahead! Set up a little area you can nurse. Get a basket and put little snacks in it (trail mix, fresh fruits, crackers, etc.) Keep a pitcher or large water bottle in the fridge when you go to nurse fill a glass or bring the water bottle with you! That way you can eat, drink, and nurse.

The constant waking is normal newborn behavior. Breastmilk digests in 90 minutes (because its made for them and is easy to digest.)

It's best to avoid supplements especially in the early weeks. This negatively effects supply because your breasts aren't stimulated if your baby sucks on a bottle. Milk production is supply and demand; the more baby demands the more supply you'll have!

Can I ask what birth weight, lowest weight, and weight at 8 weeks when you stopped were? This will help identify an actual issue or an uninformed doctor who sabotaged you.

You didn't fail! Even a drop given to baby is a success!

These are good articles about breastfeeding in those early days:
http://kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing/

http://kellymom.com/category/ages/newborn/newborn-concerns/

http://kellymom.com/parenting/parenting-faq/tips-newborn-toddler/



Quoting dandeli0nwishes:

My concern (& I know it sounds selfish) is that when I bf, I was constantly starving, thirsty & waking up every two hours. I gave up at 8 weeks because he was loosing weight and I was being pressured my the doctor to supplemnt more and more.I  became very depressed that I "failed", I wanted to give my baby the best for two years. Now, I don't even want to do to try when #2 gets here, but I will give it another shot because I know all the benifits.



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delialayla
by on Aug. 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

i tryed to bf with my first but it was so painful and i didnt get any help from the hospital or anyone i ended up with bleeding brests , i got so tired that my baby didnt eat after he waas born so i ended up just giving formula, hopefully if i have another their will be more help 

KylersMom8-16-7
by Gold Member on Aug. 23, 2012 at 6:11 PM
It's never too early to prepare:) Bleeding and pain are signs of bad latch.

http://kellymom.com/category/ages/newborn/newborn-concerns/

http://kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing/

http://kellymom.com/category/ages/newborn/

http://www.llli.org/webus.html

http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/bfhelp-mother/



Quoting delialayla:

i tryed to bf with my first but it was so painful and i didnt get any help from the hospital or anyone i ended up with bleeding brests , i got so tired that my baby didnt eat after he waas born so i ended up just giving formula, hopefully if i have another their will be more help 


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heatherd09
by on Aug. 23, 2012 at 6:50 PM
I can't wait to breastfeed my son. I plan on taking a breastfeeding class before giving birth and going in with a positive attitude. It's definitely an experience I'm looking forward to :)
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Dawn1987
by on Aug. 23, 2012 at 7:37 PM
I need some info on producing more breast milk. My son is almost 5months old, and I'm giving him more formula then breast milk, and it makes me mad. Do u have any pointers?
bubbles222baby
by on Aug. 23, 2012 at 7:57 PM

BUMP!

bubbles222baby
by on Aug. 23, 2012 at 7:57 PM

My 13 month old has four teeth now and he has been solely breastfed from birth - he refused the bottle a month after coming home ... typical guy! lol :D  Anyway ... two top front and two bottom front teeth ... he has cut me on a few occasions ... so much so that I had to get an antibiotic so I wouldn't get mastitis (infection of the mammary glands in the breasts). When I tell him NO or yell ... he just smiles and his latch gets tighter ... any pointers on what to do to get him to release and stop biting ?!? HELP !!!

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