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  • #61
    Mud Woman - I was wondering how you are? The most important thing is that the baby is getting fed and gaining weight. You fed him formula. I would the exact same thing if my milk wasn't coming in. You are a wonderful Mom !! You love your baby and your baby loves you too. Your ability to breastfeed or not doesn't make you a bad mother. Don't put yourself down for something you can't control. I am very proud of you !! Thanks for letting me know how you are.
    Beauty comes in all colors.:shades_sm

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    • #62
      thank you so much . . . i need to hear that

      thats what u get 4 breaking my heart...

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      • #63
        ya at least you tried and went as long as you did ....

        as for pumping and nothing coming out .... that happened to me on second child. she was gaining weight ... my girls were not round by any means jus lean mean nursing machines LOL ... but when i pumped absolutely nothing came out ... i mean nothing. but when i nursed her ... it came out. she didnt lose weight ... had wet diapers and pooped ... yet nothing came out when i tried to pump so i just didnt pump anymore LOL.
        Watch your broken dreams...
        Dance in and out of the beams of a neon moon

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        • #64
          same here. at first, when i went back to work, i pumped milk, and sent that with him to the babysitters. but now . . . nothing. when i do nurse him, he does get some milk, but not enough to fill him. he'll cry and wiggle around

          thats what u get 4 breaking my heart...

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          • #65
            he's how old now? ... maybe he should be starting solids now ... rice cereal that is LOL
            Watch your broken dreams...
            Dance in and out of the beams of a neon moon

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            • #66
              I think I did solids at at 6 months. I fed it to them in the morning and before bed. I hope you guys are fine.
              Beauty comes in all colors.:shades_sm

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              • #67
                You don't ahve to start with rice cereal. Avocados, bananas and sweet potatoes are some of the best baby foods around. Babies dont get much sustenance from food at the beginning. Its more about learning and experimenting. If your baby is grabbing for food dont hold them back tho.

                I'm sure your baby is doing good Mud_woman! just give him lotsa love and cuddles.
                The only time its too late to start dancing is when you're dead.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by chazziff View Post
                  he's how old now? ... maybe he should be starting solids now ... rice cereal that is LOL
                  Originally posted by Ann111 View Post
                  I think I did solids at at 6 months. I fed it to them in the morning and before bed. I hope you guys are fine.
                  Originally posted by superndngyrl View Post
                  You don't ahve to start with rice cereal. Avocados, bananas and sweet potatoes are some of the best baby foods around. Babies dont get much sustenance from food at the beginning. Its more about learning and experimenting. If your baby is grabbing for food dont hold them back tho.

                  I'm sure your baby is doing good Mud_woman! just give him lotsa love and cuddles.
                  he is 5 months now. i feed him rice cereal in the morning and at noon. he's not as cranky when he eats cereal. he has grown so much. he likes to roll all over the floor. i try to keep him on the blanket, but five seconds later he's by the bedroom door. he's an active lil guy.

                  Thank you so much for your support. Love ya guys ta death . . .

                  thats what u get 4 breaking my heart...

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Mud_Woman View Post
                    he is 5 months now. i feed him rice cereal in the morning and at noon. he's not as cranky when he eats cereal. he has grown so much. he likes to roll all over the floor. i try to keep him on the blanket, but five seconds later he's by the bedroom door. he's an active lil guy.

                    Thank you so much for your support. Love ya guys ta death . . .

                    He sounds like a complete cuddle bum! I am glad you are both doing well!
                    Don't compromise yourself. It's all you've got.

                    Janis Joplin

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                    • #70
                      Glad to hear you are happy and well ! My 2nd oldest, when she was learning to crawl, would chase after a speck of paper on the floor. As soon as she saw it she'd inch across the floor to the paper. It so funny to watch. You have your own now too.

                      Love you too !
                      Beauty comes in all colors.:shades_sm

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                      • #71
                        my lil girl, who is turning 3 this friday, encourages him to roll around. she rolles around w/ him. now she trying to get him to crawle. they look so silly . . .

                        thats what u get 4 breaking my heart...

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                        • #72
                          That just sounds super sweet!
                          Don't compromise yourself. It's all you've got.

                          Janis Joplin

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                          • #73
                            my lil boy might be like her . . . chatter box, wont stay still for more then 15 sec, and drives me up the wall . . .
                            Last edited by Mud_Woman; 07-28-2008, 06:14 PM.

                            thats what u get 4 breaking my heart...

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                            • #74
                              I have 2 baby girls and I nursed both of them. I had to have c-sections with both of them, so for my first baby I really had a tough time getting going with the nursing. When you have a c-section, since your body doesn't go through the normal labor process, the hormone process that starts the lactation and contractions to get your uterus back in shape doesn't kick in on its own, you have to have an IV with some hormones in it to mimic that effect. So, for some women, the lactation process gets delayed, meaning where it may take a day or two for a woman's milk to come in after giving birth through normal labor, it can take up to 5 days for a woman who has a c-section. I happened to be one of those lucky women where it took 5 days.

                              Well, I had a big baby (no gestational diabetes, big girls just run in our family), and she got dehydrated in the hospital because I didn't have enough for her...the damned nurses, who were all lactation consultants, kept insisting that the colostrum was enough, but she couldn't sleep and would nurse frantically for over 30 minutes at a time. No one said anything about supplementing her with formula, even after I kept asking if she was getting enough. She was latched on properly, she just couldn't get enough because she was a big baby. No wet diapers, no poopy diapers, and no one thought there was anything wrong.

                              She lost 20% of her birth weight from dehydration...the first idiot on-call pediatrician thought her weight loss was because he thought THEY WEIGHED HER WRONG at birth.....can you believe it? so no one caught it until the 3rd day after she was born. FINALLY a different doctor said she was dehydrated an ordered her supplemented with formula until her weight came back up. They used one of those supplemental nursers, the kind where you can tape the tiny tube to your breast and let the baby latch on and they can stimulate the milk production and also get the formula they need at the same time. I became an expert at using that thing...lol. Here is what got me...the nurses were so gung-ho about breastfeeding and were really down on formula that they really kept asking me, "So how do you feel about supplementing her? Are you okay with that?" I was like, "DON"T WORRY ABOUT MY FEELINGS JUST HELP MY BABY!!!!!"

                              It took her over two weeks to regain her birth weight, and I kept using the supplemental nurser until I was comfortable with going it alone with breast milk. It was so frustrating and emotional because I couldn't make enough milk for her until she was about 2 weeks old. If it weren't for my mom constantly telling me I could do it and not to give up and letting me cry on her shoulder for 2 weeks straight, and also what the lactation consultant said (she said to dedicate myself to nursing for 6 weeks before I decided to quit), I think I might have quit early. But I am soooooo glad I stuck with it. It got so easy, and then I knew what I was doing with my second baby.

                              I nursed my 1st baby until she was about 2 1/2 yrs...lol. I took a demanding job when I was pregnant with my second that required alot of travel so I kept nursing my first baby because I didn't want to wean her when her routine was constantly getting disrupted....then I didn't want to just cut her off when the new baby got there....I tried that and she looked sooooo sad when I told her she couldn't nurse. She about broke her dads heart. He is the one that talked me into nursing both girls. He just asked me, "Isn't there any way you could nurse both of them for a little while? She just looks so sad and I don't want her to feel left out or abandoned because of the new baby." I thought about it and realized that that was a great idea...lol. That helped immensely when I got engorged after having the second baby....I didn't have to pump to relieve the pressure and both my girls got all the milk they wanted...lol.

                              I sometimes had to nurse BOTH babies at the same time!!!! Lol. The book I read that showed how moms with twins nursed really helped out in crunch time when I had 2 fussy babies and I was all by myself...lol.

                              I have 2 beautiful, very healthy, and very intelligent babies....and every good thing about them their dad attributes to the breast feeding. It was a very rewarding experience, the good and the bad, and I wouldn't have done it any other way.

                              Do I get points for like, the longest post ever written????

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                              • #75
                                I enjoyed reading about your two c-sections. I didn't know about your milk coming in 5 days afterwards. That is horrible! And so hard to start things that way. So they baby lost 20% birth weight and then a nurse who don't understand you. I have had those kinds of nurses before. You are speaking but they aren't listening to you. Some are so heavy into the breastfeeding they loose their mids. You're not upset by formula or the sight of it. You're upset by baby losing weight. DUHH!!
                                Beauty comes in all colors.:shades_sm

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