We cosleep with our 5 month old, plus I nurse him to sleep. I really have no issues with either except the fact baby ends up on the nipple all night long. Even in his deep sleep I take it away and he starts getting fussy. Hubby is feeling neglected because he just wants a turn cuddling, plus honestly my nipples get sore. Is there any way to solve that problem without giving up cosleeping?
I just had surgery last week and I feel like my breast milk supply has decreased. I use to make about 4 oz each time I pump whenever my LO is not hungry. Now I am only making 2 ounces if I am lucky. I am drinking plenty of fluids. What else can I do to help me increase my supply?
I have two boys. My oldest never got to breastfeed due to difficulties early on but my youngest did. He’s going to be 2 next month and he’s still at it. He prefers the right boob and I know I may lactate a bit but not enough to actually feed. It’s mainly comfort for him since I work a lot. He sees me and he’s happy and hugs me but then tries goes to my boob 20 seconds later. Now it’s only at ni... More
My son is 23 months and WILL NOT WEAN!!!! I think my supply is dwindling and he wants to nurse all the time. Wakes up at 3am hungry. Wakes up again at 5 and nurses on and off until we get up. Nurses before breakfast and then after! So on and so on throughout the day. He nurses more now than he did 6 months ago. I’ve always loved nursing but we can’t even be at home for 20 minutes without him gr... More
My baby has been staring me in the eye and alternately talking with her mouth full, clamping, grunting, and suckling. What on earth is she doing? She’s 5 months and EBF. She isn’t distracted looking at something around us, but she’s also not eating like normal despite giving her normal cues...
Been struggling to wean my 10 month old off night nursing, and he is still waking 3-5 times a night to nibble. I tolerated this, up until our first trip to the dentist last week: He is showing signs of potential ‘developmental decay’ on all of his 6 teeth! Apparently, this is down to baby nursing so often at night. I brush in the morning and after the last feed, but not after every night feed... More
I eat a very healthy diet. Haven’t changed anything. I’m buying fenugreek tonight when my husband gets out of work.. I really hope this gets me back to where I was.I don’t know what am I doing wrong..
Hello! I was just wondering if any of you guys are on mirena AND breastfeeding and if so do you get a period? My daughter is 19 months old and i haven't had a period since the one right before i got pregnant with her (may 2016). I used to breastfeed a lot but now that she is getting older i only breastfeed every other night so i don't know if that even makes a difference anymore. I jus... More
How do I get my 2month old to open his mouth wider so he doesnt not have a shallow latch anymore. The lactation nurse at the hospital showed me wrong. Then the one at wic showed me correctly but he is so darn strong I cant do it. I have a pump but with two other kids one car and everyone going every which way it gets hectic.
Yay or nay? I know it’s not recommended to send a bottle of milk to bed because the sugars on teeth overnight can accelerate decay, but other than spills I can’t think of a reason why water would be bad. We are also starting night weaning, and I’m hoping she won’t wake up thirsty and wanting to breastfeed as much if she has access to a sippy cup of water.
My son had his one year check up and during the process, the doctor highly recommend that I introduce whole milk into his diet. She highly stressed on the whole as the fat content is suppose to help with his brain development. It just seemed odd to me as he still breastfeeds at least 4 times a day, sometimes more. Is that not adequate enough? Side note, he does eat low fat yogurt in the morni... More
I trying to dry up my milk and I fill like it just going to pump the rest of my life. I haven’t pumped for 3 days and I want to die it hurt so bad. I slowly stop pumping hr by hr min by min and got to the point I thought I could just stop since I was at about every 24hrs to relieve the pain but my baby wasn’t happy yesterday and my boobs grow like 3x bigger. 😬😱😢
Any moms only breastfeed the first year and then start pumping to build a supply to help ease the switch to cows milk? I wasn’t a great pumper when my son was born and I’m a stay home mom so I just stuck to breastfeeding, he just turned one and I’d like to be able to leave once in a while but I’m not sure how to go about pumping or getting him switched or both lol. Any advice on starting pumpin... More
I just had my first baby on Monday. I've been trying to breastfeed, but it hasn't been going too well. I'm trying to pump as much as possible to give to her, but today my boobs have started to harden and hurt. Is my milk drying up already or is it something else? What can I do to stop it?