I have a “white head” on my nipple and it hurts but my ObGyn is pretty sure it’s not a clogged duct (based on the location, the fact that the pain isn’t as severe as with clogged ducts and the absence of a hard lump in my breast). I’ve used hot showers, massage, frequent nursing, even had hubby try to suck it out, and used a sterile needle, treating it as if it was a clog. Nothing worked and i... More
Almost at 9 months and still haven't had my first period yet. I am on a birth control pill while breastfeeding- just started this month. I've taken a pregnancy test - negative. This was my first pregnancy. We had wanted to start trying for Baby#2 at a year. Should I be concerned? How long did you wait till you had a period after delivering?
I have a ton of frozen breastmilk my little guy won’t drink I believe It has high lipase. He stopped wanting my frozen stash about 2 months ago so I’ve been nursing on demand. I tried non alcoholic vanilla extract, adding regular milk, and adding it to oatmeal. He will not drink or eat with it 😭 he is 11 months now and I have probably 5 months worth and donated so much already but I don’t feel ... More
Is it weird to consider seeking out donated breast milk for a one year old? For some unknown reason my body produced less than two oz of milk a day so I combo fed my LO for a few months before he gave up on nursing altogether, after which I couldn’t maintain any supply. I considered donated milk for a while but the forums always seemed to be full of mothers who’s babies needed it more (formula... More
I am planning to wean 1 year old after 12 m breastfeeding. The only thing I am so worry is that shes only drink a little whole milk from sippy cup then will prefer nursing. I afraid that she will dehydrate after weaning. Or may be she will drink more whole milk to fill up her stomach. Anybody have any experience about that, plz help me. @1yr check up, shes a little bit behind normal, shes aro... More
I have a 2 month old newborn and she has never taken to breast feeding. So I exclusively pump and feed her breast milk from bottle. My milk supply is barely keeping up with her which is upsetting. Looking for advice on how people increased supply and also how to transition to formula.
Hi, I'm concerned I'm doing something wrong in transitioning to solids with breastfeeding... My LO will nurse (usual/typical schedule) at 630a, eat solids by 730, then nurse again 1030, eat by 1130, nurse 230, solids at 430, then nurse at 6 or 630... does this seem right? Or any suggestions on how to make this transition? First time mom just following babys hunger cues...
I’m getting nervous because my 6 week old seems to be eating much less. She used to spend 15-20 minutes per boob and is now spending 7-12 minutes max. She also does not seem to be as aggressive about latching on / sucking. Should I talk to her doctor or is this normal?
I have pumped and stored breastmilk for her but unfortunately have not and will not be able to ween her off the boob. Does anyone know where I can sell my 200+ ounces of breastmilk that I froze for her ? Would anyone be interested in buying it ?
Any breastfeeding moms in school or have a demanding job? Would like to know how they transitioned from being away from their baby. I stayed home for 6 months and now starting medical school, my separation anxiety is getting real.... Any tips on how to deal with separation anxiety, time management tip? I just feel so guilty leaving her, in my mind all I could think about is that she is my child... More
Hey ladies might be a dumb question but my son will be a year old soon and he doesn’t like my frozen milk stash so I was hoping to mix it with regular milk. Now my question is I know it’s bad to mix two different breastmilk temperature so I was wondering if it’s okay to add cold milk to warmed up breastmilk?
My 11.5 month old breastfeeds regularly, like every hour and 1/2 awake, and nurses to sleep and throughout the night. Sometimes when I feel particularly lazy ( or exhausted is probably a better word.. lets be honest I am numero uno on call all the time 24/7 no breaks when it comes to this parenting thing), I don't offer food that day really, just puffs and melts because I don't feel lik... More
This is a PSA to inform of some of the dangers people seldom talk about. This is not a criticism of anyone or their choices. This article is solely meant to inform and educate. If it prevents one baby from serious harm, it has done its job. Please no negative comments. - "just keep at it, your milk will come in, he'll be fine" can have deadly consequences. - # of wet diapers appa... More