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  • #46
    chazza that really good adivice
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass..It's about learning to dance in the rain. for me and the wolf

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Mud_Woman View Post
      i understand where you r coming from. me to, i dont know if my daughter knows what really happened and why er dad and me seperated. about three month after we seperated, i visited her, and she wanted me to nurse her. i had to choke back my tears, caues i had no more milk, and her dad was telling her that was "dirty". i just wanted to kill him . . . and i still do to this day.
      He's not right, what an idiot!

      When my son was gone, I didn't know where he was, never knew when I would ever see him again, I prayed everyday for him to come back. Finally about 2 months later, his father dropped him off with me with nothing, no diapers, no clothes, etc. My son was hungry and when he saw me he wanted to nurse too but I knew I didn't have any more milk for him, I felt bad too but I was just happy to have my baby back. I was at a powwow and I went to some of my friends that had babies and told them my situation, they gave me everything I needed in an instant. Wow what a memory, still after all these years.

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      • #48
        Wow! You ladies have been through some stuff! One thing we all have in common is that we love our children and want what is best for them! I truly believe that kids know that love, they can feel it in their core. Sounds like you all are doing everything you can to create that love bond!
        As for moms with breastfeeding issues, yes, La Leche League is great! No only for BFing issues and support, but a great way to meet like minded moms! Somtimes the biggest support we need is just another mom saying "Yeah, this parenting stuff is hard!"
        Don't compromise yourself. It's all you've got.

        Janis Joplin

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        • #49
          Originally posted by 50cal View Post
          mmmmmmmmm, milk does a body good.........
          Now 50! I know you popped in here cause you saw the words breast! That is gonna be my boy one day!
          He is 4 now, and has been weaned since 2ish. When he gets stressed, he still climbs into my lap, snuggles in, and puts a hand on my boob. Then all is right in his little world.
          Don't compromise yourself. It's all you've got.

          Janis Joplin

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          • #50
            Originally posted by chazziff View Post
            babies do go thru lil periods that they seem like they nurse all the time .... they are going thru or going to go thru a lil growth spurt ... so they nurse alot. it might seem like you're not making anything ... cuz they are nursing alot LOL (its like they are constantly hungry). but they are jus jump starting milk production for their next stage/level of needs. but as long as they are having wet diapers and at least one bowel movement a day ... they are doing ... well.

            jus try to keep hydrated ... drink alot of liquids ... i mean alot of liquids LOL and dont give up
            ive been drinking water like a . . . i dont know what kind of animal . . . but i drink about 1 1/2 gallons of water a day. doesnt seem to help. im just at my wits end.

            Originally posted by 2lineCarrandMorgan View Post
            the La leachie leaug helped me when i nursed i think it nation wide its a mother support group focus on mothers nursing baby and the fix on some of what might need to know as a mom
            here in southwest colorado, we dont have a "La Leachie Leauge". to make matters worst, not even a group for mothers

            thats what u get 4 breaking my heart...

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            • #51
              Originally posted by New2itall View Post
              Now 50! I know you popped in here cause you saw the words breast! That is gonna be my boy one day!
              He is 4 now, and has been weaned since 2ish. When he gets stressed, he still climbs into my lap, snuggles in, and puts a hand on my boob. Then all is right in his little world.
              OMG!! will my lil' boy do that also . . .

              thats what u get 4 breaking my heart...

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              • #52
                Originally posted by New2itall View Post
                Now 50! I know you popped in here cause you saw the words breast! That is gonna be my boy one day!
                He is 4 now, and has been weaned since 2ish. When he gets stressed, he still climbs into my lap, snuggles in, and puts a hand on my boob. Then all is right in his little world.
                HAHA all my kids do that .... and sometimes my partner LOL
                Watch your broken dreams...
                Dance in and out of the beams of a neon moon

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Mud_Woman View Post
                  ive been drinking water like a . . . i dont know what kind of animal . . . but i drink about 1 1/2 gallons of water a day. doesnt seem to help. im just at my wits end.

                  here in southwest colorado, we dont have a "La Leachie Leauge". to make matters worst, not even a group for mothers
                  well if he is having wet diapers ... and at least one bowel movement a day (breastfed babies dont poop as much as bottlefed babies - not uncommon to go a couple days LOL). and is not losing weight ... he should be good.

                  and giving him water to drink ... in a cup or wit a spoon is good too. sure he will act like its the worst thing in the world ... LOL but it will help. and keep in mind ... their stomachs are not all that big ... and ounce or two at that age.

                  for my second and third babies ... i could not for the life of me use a pump ... nothing would come out LOL. but for my first and last one ... gawd i could fill up two 8 ounce bottles during a pumping session LMFAO (oh i know someone ... is gonna pick up on "pumping session" LOL)
                  Watch your broken dreams...
                  Dance in and out of the beams of a neon moon

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Mud_Woman View Post
                    OMG!! will my lil' boy do that also . . .
                    If you are lucky like me!
                    Don't compromise yourself. It's all you've got.

                    Janis Joplin

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                    • #55
                      They go through stages of nursing. Sometimes it seems like all the time you are nursing. When you first have the baby you're loaded with colostrum. It takes the days for your milk to come in. But usually they are engorged, and it hurts like crazy. But you get through it. At about 6 months, the milk is there but the supply is according to what the baby needs. Your supply get less and less. You will have to drink very much water and juices, and milk. I eat everything I could. Salads, meat, fruits, and dairy products. Make sure to take your Prenatal Vitamins every day. I always took extra iron because of my low blood. Drink, drink, and drink plenty of fluids. You're doing a GREAT JOB !!! Hang in there !!
                      Beauty comes in all colors.:shades_sm

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                      • #56
                        new2itall: my oldest daughter was like that. when she was 1 1/2 yrs old she would stick her hand in my shirt and put her hand on me. she was content with that. but when she was hungry, she would pull my shirt up and try to yank my bra down.

                        chazziff: even when i express my milk by hand, nothing. i feel so horrable . . . like im not a good mother cause i dont have enough milk for my lil boy.

                        Ann111: i do the same . . . eat and drink like there is no tomorrow. nothing seems to help.

                        thats what u get 4 breaking my heart...

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                        • #57
                          Mud Woman~ I think the big questions here are,
                          Is your baby maintaining his weight?
                          Is he having plenty of wet and poopy diapers?
                          There are women out there that have round little babies that are exclusively breastfed, and the mom will try to pump or manually express milk and she gets nothing. now, you know its there cause the baby is thriving, but she cannot recreate the effective let-down of milk she gets when the baby is latched.
                          Don't compromise yourself. It's all you've got.

                          Janis Joplin

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                          • #58
                            Mud woman I looked for a topic about not enough milk. I found it.

                            Read this:

                            Breastfeeding: poor history breastfeeding, increasing milk supply, la leche league

                            It has a whole list of things to do to increase your milk supply. I hope this helps.


                            WAYS TO BUILD UP YOUR MILK PRODUCTION

                            * Nurse your baby more frequently for several days, using both breasts at each feeding. This is the single best way to enhance your flow of milk.
                            * Wake your baby sometimes to deliver your milk more often, or pump or express milk between feedings.
                            * Pump from one breast while your baby is nursing from the other.
                            * See a lactation specialist if your baby is not suckling well or nurses only a few minutes at a time. This may indicate serious problems.
                            * Cut back on your schedule. Do less. Rest more. Nap at least once a day, more often if you can manage it. Maybe you can close your eyes while riding the bus to work or lie down while your older children play quietly nearby. Ask someone else to help with marketing, cooking simple meals (or getting take-out food), and doing basic laundry. Most people like to help a new mother, so take advantage of this willingness now. You can always reciprocate later on. Ask visitors not to come for a few days unless they're people who will wait on you, not expect you to entertain them.
                            * If you can, take an occasional day or two off from work or from other obligations (by, for example, having someone come in to care for your other children) so that you can focus only on nursing your baby.
                            * Check your diet. Are you eating enough? Are you eating the right foods? Are you drinking enough fluids? Some women find that eating or drinking more seems to produce more milk.
                            * Take extra Vitamin B complex. Some nursing mothers have found that one to three teaspoons a day of brewer's yeast helps.
                            * Make a special effort to relax, as suggested in Box 10-3. Of course, this is hard when you're concerned that your baby isn't getting enough milk -- but the more you can relax, the more milk your baby is likely to receive.
                            * Believe in yourself and trust your body. The most effective milk producer of all is the stimulation of your breasts by a nursing baby.

                            NOTE: Do not offer your baby formula. A few ounces soon turn into a bottle, which soon turns into several bottles, until you find that you're producing even less milk. If your baby is drinking from a bottle, he is not stimulating your breasts and thus not doing the most effective thing that will increase your supply of milk.
                            The only exception to this is if your baby is sick or dehydrated or so small that his health is endangered, and if your baby's doctor (not your friends or relatives) feels that he absolutely needs a supplement. If so, offer it through a nursing supplementer (see Chapter 15 and the Resource Appendix), a dropper, or a spoon.
                            Last edited by Ann111; 07-17-2008, 07:35 PM.
                            Beauty comes in all colors.:shades_sm

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                            • #59
                              Also, some moms have had some success eating a bowl full of oatmeal everyday and adding fenugreek (All About Fenugreek) to their diet.

                              Sometimes the people around us make us unsure of our babies health when we breastfeed so we question whether we have enough milk. sometimes mom's don't express milk from a pump also and only when the baby is nursing. So, you might think you don't have enough milk but you actually do.
                              The only time its too late to start dancing is when you're dead.

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                              • #60
                                New2itall: yes, my lil boy is round and has a good weight . . . thats cause he is bottle fed now.

                                Ann111: thanks for the info. ive tried a few of the tips in the past, but they dont seem to help. being stressed and fustrated, i probly made the situation worst.

                                superndngyrl: i eat oatmeal for lunch, but have no idea where to get fenugreek.

                                thats what u get 4 breaking my heart...

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