Just recently my LO suddenly stopped taking the bottle and only drinks milk directly from the source. She had bottles 3-4x a week since week 2 so I'm not sure what changed but she outright refuses all bottles now. I've tried giving her different bottles and even different flow nipples but she immediately rejects them before even trying them out. Even tried leaving the apt and having dif... More
My baby is 9 months old (so we are well-adjusted to breastfeeding) and lately, nursing her has been painful due to something causing the top part of my nipples to crack. My baby only has teeth on the bottom right now so I have no idea what could be doing this. Any ideas?! It hurts so bad!
My 6 month old seems to be more hungry lately (per his daycare). I currently feed him in the morning, then he gets three 5oz bottles during the day (one 5 oz formula and two 5 oz pumped breastmilk). And home he is getting some purée (still not very interested in it) and then I feed him a 3 oz breastmilk bottle + breast on demand before going to bed. He usually eats twice at night as well. Wha... More
My little guy is 10 months and is exclusively breastfed aside from solids. For solids, he has 3 meals a day (we do babyled weaning) and loves it. I’m still nursing him 5-6 times a day. When can I start cutting out nursing/bottle? I prefer not to replace with cows milk.
I'm due in August with my second and I will be BF this babe for as long as possible. I BF my 14 month old for 6 months but stopped due to uncontrolled reflux causing problems and to save my sanity from not being able to figure out how to help her! STMS who breastfed both, what did you do differently the second time if your first time was slightly unsuccessful? Even if you had an easy time ... More
I EBF my almost 6 month old lately he has been refusing to eat more then a few minutes at each breast. He does better when he dream eats but as soon as something distracts him hes back to crying. Lately his poop has been a pea green also. Anyone else have this happen or any advice?
My son is 2 months old and while we did have some latching problems at the beginning we’ve been good, until now. I’ve had to supplement with formula (I try to keep it to a minimum) however, because of the trouble latching he’s been mostly having formula. Truthfully, I feel like a failure and a bad mom because I’m not able to breastfeed. I want to know if anyone else has had this problem? Were ... More
Hi parents! I’m at my 7th week of breastfeeding and for some unknown reason my breastmilk supply is decreasing. Normally both breasts will feel full after 2 hours but now I don’t even feel them engorged after 6 hours. I've taken fenugreek and postnatal vitamins since the beginning but it’s not helping now. Been drinking lots of water, eating healthy food and drinks as I can 🥛. I don’t want... More
I’ve been wondering, does anyone know of references or statistics about working moms using formula vs breastmilk? The lack of lactation accommodations at conferences is irritating and I’m thinking perhaps it is because most working moms use formula? Just wondering really...
I am new to daycare. Today my schedule was funky and timing was such that baby needed to nurse at drop-off. His care provider said I couldn't nurse in the room and took me to a separate office space. Anyone know of state policy that would enable or prohibit breastfeeding in a daycare room. This felt bizzare as it seemed natural to breastfeed a baby at daycare.
Help! I'm desperately trying to retrain my 5 week old to take the breast. We had to start giving him the bottle when he was 5 days old since he was not drinking at the breast, losing too much weight and getting jaundiced. While I've been trying to get him to latch everyday since, he absolutely hates it and cries and turns his neck away screaming bloody murder. The few times that I was ... More
My energy levels have been crazy low recently. I used to take maca a couple years ago and I LOVED it. I want to get back on it to help me wake up a little bit, but I am currently breast feeding my 4 month old. Does anyone know if this is safe, or have any personal anecdotes to share? Thank you!
We’ve been slowly slowly weaning and the last few weeks we’ve only been nursing to sleep. Two nights in a row he has completely not been interested in nursing to sleep and when I try and make him he bites me... so I suppose we’re done. Is there something I’m supposed to do now? I don’t have a pump so do I just let what ever milk I do have be?
How often should I be pumping? My coworker said she pumped every 2 hours before she went back to work to boost her supply, so she can pump every 3 hours at work. Then she would pump every 3 hours at home too. Even when her baby slept through the night, she would still pump. I noticed my supply began going down through the week during my first week of work. I only pumped at work. Should I be pum... More
Anyone have experience with not breastfeeding their first child but breastfeeding their second when they are close together in age? Due to PPD/PPA I had to stop BF early on with my son. We are expecting again and I’m wanting to breastfeed but I’m sort of freaking myself out on how it’s even going to be possible. My son will be a year old when his sister arrives if I’m lucky. Is it possible for ... More
I have seen posts about night weaning but I want to ask specifically: Any women breastfeed to put their baby to sleep? I have had some lucky nights and naps where my 10 month old is so tired she gives into sleep. However, it has just been easier to get her to nurse and relax. Soon she nods off. She is graduating from purrees to finger foods (still has a bottle here there) and I hope to be ... More
He now has 4 teeth and BOY DOES IT HURT! Not all the time, but about 60% of the time and only my left boob (which produces more milk than the right). I'm not sure if he’s latching wrong or what, but I need suggestions because my nipple feels like it’s going to fall off! lol