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Breastfeeding game plan

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Does breastfeeding makes you hungry or extra tired?
What was your game plan when it comes to breastfeding baby? For example:
When baby is awake and hungry=breastfeed
When baby is asleep=pump milk?
When baby is awake but not hungry=pump milk?
At what time did you rest?
by on Aug. 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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bex55
by on Aug. 3, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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Nurse on demand, sometimes it's every 2 hours, sometimes it's every ten minutes, haha, but that slows down. If you want to pump to increase supply or build a stash, try pumping right after nursing. This will completely drain your breasts and stimulate more milk production. Drink lots and lots of water.

Jujubee12
by on Aug. 3, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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oh yeah especially in the beginning it made me super tired and really thirsty. Id always make sure to have a water bottle around and be somewhere safe when breastfeeding in case i fell asleep. I just BF on demand and didnt pump since I didnt have to wrok. If I pumped a little for some dates and I just pumped after he was done. Dont put too much thought into it, you just do it and you do what works best for you
mamaBerg85
by on Aug. 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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If ur going fo pump wait until after your kid learns to latch on tight. Some kids will reject nipples. My dd was able to latch on tight right away abd excepted nipples as soon as I wanted her to. She was mostly breast fed part formula. I formula fed at night only after about 2 months.
Mommyzlovez
by on Aug. 3, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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So glad you posted these questions I am reading away lol! Had MANY of the same questions, you rock momma!

KPJ
by on Aug. 3, 2013 at 1:51 PM
Thank you, I am trying to make sure I get all the advice needed before my son gets here.. I am determined to breast feed no matter what! Lol


Quoting Mommyzlovez:

So glad you posted these questions I am reading away lol! Had MANY of the same questions, you rock momma!


JamieBue38
by on Aug. 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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I guess it makes me tired, I never really thought of it that way.

But yes, I eat soooo much all day long! Lol!

The first few weeks I pumped and bottle fed, but after that I just breastfeed when she's hungry. Starting at 5 months, I pump a bottle before bedtime and mix it with rice cereal.

I would always try to get at least one nap with her in the middle of the day until she became a better night sleeper. Now I have so much to do, I have no time to nap!

That's it :) Good luck!

JamieBue38
by on Aug. 3, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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p.s. DO. NOT. GIVE. UP. seriously, it's so painful the first couple weeks, I cried cause my nipples were so sore. And even though I bottle fed (pumped milk) the first 2.5 weeks, it's still possible for them to latch! Oh and use the lactation specialists! They'll massage your engorged boobs, teach you how to pump/store, make ice/hot packs for you, and make you feel like you've accomplished so much when you make only a little! They're the greatest!

Babymama7710
by on Aug. 3, 2013 at 2:36 PM
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Bf makes me tired and extra hungry.i feel like I could eat all day.i don't pump I did fr the first week at home to let my nipples heal they were cracked really bad and I was in tears every time I latched him on.and I nurse on damned.and I cosleep so I don't even have to wake up to nurse

KPJ
by on Aug. 3, 2013 at 2:38 PM
Thank you so much... It is soooo hard at the beginning and painful!! Oh my lord nobody told me anything about that when I was trying to breastfeed my daughter.... She didn't do good with the latching which is one of the several reasons it didn't work out...
But now I'm having my second baby and my last baby... I will NOT give up no matter what... I pray to God he is more patient than his sister and good at latching...


Quoting JamieBue38:p.s. DO. NOT. GIVE. UP. seriously, it's so painful the first couple weeks, I cried cause my nipples were so sore. And even though I bottle fed (pumped milk) the first 2.5 weeks, it's still possible for them to latch! Oh and use the lactation specialists! They'll massage your engorged boobs, teach you how to pump/store, make ice/hot packs for you, and make you feel like you've accomplished so much when you make only a little! They're the greatest!
NoraDun
by Platinum Member on Aug. 3, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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I exclusively breastfeed on demand. When baby is up and ready to nurse, when baby sleeps I sleep so we don't nurse. I dont pump. Breastfeeding adds no extra stresses on me. No added hunger, or tiredness etc. Bottlefeeding would because its more work for me. But my boobs are always at hand and ready to go. Nice and easy!

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