I still breastfeed my 8 month old to sleep at night. She wakes up about once a night for a feeding. How do I get rid of this so other people can put her to sleep and not just me.
I’m 8 months postpartum and got my period back at 5 months and they have been regular ever since. This month I am now 7 days late and have taken pregnancy tests and all negative. Has anyone experienced just a missed period. I am still exclusively breastfeeding my daughter
I apologize for the long and a bit personal text ahead but, Does anyone have any tips to help stop breastfeeding? I have a 16month old daughter who is attached to the boob and I need to quit breastfeeding altogether. Before I get any backlash for the age, I have to quit breastfeeding for my own health. I have a sickness(can’t be passed to baby by breastfeeding) and i need to cure the disease b... More
Was feeling quite proud of myself that my 14 month old hadn’t breastfed for 48 hours. I also have a bad cold so was glad to take some decongestants, to battle on for me and reduce supply (I’ve come across that here). But one breast has been incredibly painful and as I had mastitis back in the summer in the other breast, which doesn’t actually produce much milk at all, I gave in and let him brea... More
I am evaluating changing jobs after my leave, and I’d be starting a new job 5-6 months after my daughter is born. I’d like to try to breastfeed until she’s one, but I’m worried about how to make it work. At that point, how many times a day should I expect to be pumping, and how long does each session take? I’ll have a Spectra S1 (and possibly a Willow, a gift from a friend). The company I h... More
Any tips on increasing supply after 1year. I’d like to build up my freezer stash so he can drink BM well into 2 years especially if I were to discontinue feeding him ....I tried pumping last weekend along with feeding and became completely frustrated since I only got about an ounce I’ve also been taking fenugreek- any suggestions are appreciated
I still need to nurse my 19 months old before she goes to sleep in the day time and most of the time she would wake up in an hour. I will then go to pick her up and continue to breastfeed her back to sleep. But she wont really fall back to deep sleep. Once I take off my boob, she opens her eyes. She sleeps well better in the night. She can go to sleep by herself as long as I lie beside and only... More
Background- when baby was having light therapy for jaundice at 3 days old, I emptied out my engorged boobs with hospital grade pump because we had only 20 minutes outside the box per 2 hours including diaper change.. and it seems pumping that early on affects supply. At home on leave, I used the Haaka every time since baby only took 1 boob at a time. I built a great frozen stash. Now I’m re... More
My daughter is 2 years old. I am a SAHM and she has constant access to me/breast and breastfeeds on demand throughout the day and night. I am ready to be done breast feeding. When I have tried to deny her access, she falls out, shrieks and screams like crazy and self-harms (head banging, slapping her face) until I give in. I need some suggestions on how to wean her. She will NOT drink breast mi... More
Planning baby number two and I can’t get over the pressure of breast feeding. My first didn’t have a problem with breast feeding but it just wasn’t for me honestly. The day I gave him formula my mood changed, his mood changed, it felt like such a huge relief. I feel so guilty for not wanting to with my second.... the first question people ask is “are you breastfeeding?” I’d feel like such a fai... More
I have a 13 month old and I was thinking of weaning him off the boob.. but see here’s the tough part I was thinking of leaving him with his aunty for 3 days straight, no mom, no breasts in contact with him, just solid foods, water, milk, his cousin (5 yr old) and his aunty who will be watching him..Has anyone done this before and how did it go? I talked to my mom about doing this but she thinks... More
I used my boppy primarily as a lounger, when she was younger, I draped a blanket over the Boppy and she laid there. I guess it’s the same as boppy newborn where basically the center is sewn shut? We also use it as a pillow on the couch, for adults. Any other uses beyond breastfeeding?? Also, I found out the Boppy goes around my thighs perfectly. 🤪 I’ve just never used it for nursing!
So son is 17 months and we only breastfeed at night when we sleep and then again when he gets up in the morning. So it’s only about 2 times..... maybe 3 times a day. Anyways he really prefers my right breast. Not my left. My question is that, if I stop the feedings will my boob shrink? Like the size difference is very noticeable in sports bras or if I point it out. My right is like a C cup whi... More
Do you ever have nights where baby stays on the nipple ALL night? Cries if he gets off, but at the same time you want to get comfortable, your boobs feel completely emptied, and your nipples hurt? Normally my son isn’t like this, he will only feed once or twice in the night so I’m wondering if you’ve noticed if nights like this correlate to anything, like maybe teething? Just wondering what’s m... More
Hi, So I’ve had a bad cold that has been lingering for about 2 weeks (runny nose, bad cough, sneezing, congestion and phlegm - sorry tmi). My 3 month old exclusively drinks breastmilk (from a bottle). I’m not taking any medicine or over the counter meds. Other than taking more vitamin c ( ie tangerines, oranges, grapefruits)...does anyone have any other natural recommendations that are ok when... More
I've started the process of drying up my milk. I was already nursing my 9 month old on a 4 hour feeding schedule (he sleeps through the night, so it was basically 4 feedings a day). Last week I nursed him morning and bedtime, gave him bottles for the middle two, and only pumped once during. Then for about three days I dropped the midday pump, and then dropped the morning feeding. I offical... More