Hi everyone, I have a 21-months-old toddler, still breastfeeding but does not take breast milk in a bottle or cup (I hear this is common for toddlers) nor as a popsicle. I have some frozen breast milk from pumping on a trip, and would like to use it for her. Before I go through the trouble of baking with breast milk or making other things, I'd love to hear if there's a reasonable chanc... More
I always try to stay super hydrated, but recently I thought, I need to gulp extra water before bed because I don’t wake up and drink water for 7+ hours while I sleep? Therefore, wouldn’t I have low supply in the mornings? But then I remember that night is when we produce the most milk due to some chemical stuff I don’t remember... so then does that chemical stuff basically create more milk pro... More
My son became really attached to nursing. I have been trying to wean (intentionally) for about a year. I did not actually plan to do it for this long, but tried to go with the flow. Anyway, after a lot of talks, stories, meltdowns, cuddles, and bribes with toys (I know!), he is down to two sessions, one before bedtime and one in the morning. I have been talking to him about having a weaning par... More
I normally pump about 3 oz from each breast every two hours at work and on my days off I just feed my son on demand and pump before bed. Yesterday I woke up with a clogged milk duct and I could only pump 1 oz (or less) from my right breast every two hours 🙃😭 Today my breast is feeling a lot better but I’m still not getting any milk when I pump or feed my son. It’s breaking my heart. My son is... More
I am a full time working mom who is tired of pumping at work. I am considering breastfeeding when I am with my baby ( morning and bedtime feed) and giving formula during the day. Will this affect my supply?
It’s a whiny/squeaky noise almost like the beginning of a cry, but not really... Is this normal? First time Mom here! Thank you!
Baby is nearing 1 year old that’s when I plan to wean, and I still have a huge stash of frozen BM. Originally I thought to donate it once she turns 1 year but then I realized, some moms nurse until 2 years or so. So they didn’t switch to whole milk at 1 year, so why would I donate my milk? Right? i can save money by using up my frozen stash after I wean then eventually moving to whole milk.... More
I am struggling to breastfeed my 3 week old baby! We started using a nipple shield in the hospital right after she was born. We began using it because baby girl had a severe tongue tie and my nipples are flat. We ended up getting her tongue tie snipped but still couldn't get her to latch without the shield. Now we are 3 weeks in and she has barely gained any weight (she is 1 oz over her b... More
Any suggestions or tricks to weaning baby off of breastfeeding? My little one is almost 12 months and already has 6 teeth, the biting has gotten worse as he’s still teething and I think it’s time. He’s only really ever nursed since birth but takes the bottle easily if that’s all he has although he yanks at my shirt now. I’m just worried about how to avoid pumping so I don’t any type of pain if ... More
Experienced mommies, please excuse me if this is a weird question: did your bra size change again after weaning your baby, and if so how long after? We weaned about a month ago in anticipation of the surgery I am now recovering from, and I’m wondering if it’s “safe” to go buy new bras. I have not fed, pumped, or leaked in 30+ days, and I would very much like to start wearing normal bras rath... More
My daughter has always been breast fed. She would sleep long periods through the night up until 2 or 3 months ago. Now she wakes up to feed every 2 hours most nights. Sometimes it’s only an hour between feedings...sometimes she’ll make it 4 or 5 hours before needing to feed again. She eats some solids...she’s not a huge fan of much other than her cereal. We try to make sure she eats that before... More