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(no subject) [Jul. 26th, 2006|08:52 pm]
Baby Feeding Questions

I need help with medications and personal experience.

I need to be on something for my bipolar. I just got back from the doctor who said there is nothing to take while nursing. If you have been on something or know a medication that is safe please tell me. links are also appreciated.

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(no subject) [Feb. 13th, 2006|07:24 pm]
Baby Feeding Questions

Hello, new member. I'm Amanda. :) This is a question to any mothers who formula fed.

My son is 8 months old and is somewhat interested to normal foods, but prefers a bottle. Is this normal? He shows no interest in drinking from a cup aswell. When did your child stop drinking formula and start on cups? Thanks for any input.
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Poor Daddy.. [Jan. 16th, 2006|12:27 pm]
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I feel so horrible for Paul. Bella really just has issues with him! LOL He apparently does not have boobies like me, and .. well.. just isn't ME! LOL
Today I took a shower and Paul had her ( normal) and she was crying the entire time I was in the shower- approx 15 min. So when I came down I asked him if he changed her diaper- no.. so he did and she was wet, and she calmed down for a minute. Then started crying again. He bounced with her, tried different positions, checked her clothes, swaddled her.. nothing really helped. So I warmed up a bottle for him- but she was so far past upset she wouldn't take it. Even in the position I normally feed her. I stayed out of sight the entire time.
Now I know she can still smell me.. but.
What the heck do you do?! How do you transition a baby to a bottle from the breast, AND to a different person for a little bit? I feel TOTALLY guilty going back to work! I know Paul is worried too. I mean.. I really DONT want her to cry the entire time I am gone. We don't do the CIO method. Period. That is not ok in my house!
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(no subject) [Dec. 29th, 2005|09:42 pm]
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Hi everyone. I have been lurking and reading all the posts for a while now. I am 25 wks pregnant and have a few questions about breastfeeding.

I have flat nipples, and I was curious if anyone here had any experience with this. I really want to breastfeed and everyone keeps telling me not to get my hopes up because I may not be able to. For those of you that have experienced this, how common is it that I would not be able to breastfeed ? and What do I need to do now to help my chances ?

Thank you for any advice you can give me.

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(no subject) [Dec. 6th, 2005|01:01 pm]
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thanks for letting me into the community. first, an intro: i'm ellen, mom to banjo (benjamin), 9 months. we exclusively breastfeed, and i'm pretty gung ho about it. :) the reason i'm here is because i got an email on one of my mommy lists from a woman who is combo feeding and having some issues. i wrote back giving her advice but thought that it would be better for other combo feeders (or those who know more about it) to advise her. her email is as follows:

Hey, y'all.

I stopped pumping at work when Logan turned 6 months,
and was able to nurse mornings and evenings,
supplementing with formula during the day. At first
everything was OK, but then Mondays started becoming
uncomfortable, because I would nurse throughout the
day on the weekends.

Now I've started supplememnting with formula even
during the weekends to try to maintain the same
schedule, and again, at first it was OK, but here it
is Monday again & I'm feeling like I'm about to burst.
So, Logan's now 7.5 months, and I'm wondering if I'm
getting close to the end of being a nursing mom. I'm
wondering if any of you have gotten to this point &
how it went. As I'm writing this, I'm feeling really
sad, but at the same time, my boobs are killing me!

so, i sense from the email that she wants to continue to combo feed but doesn't know how to do this without getting engorged. i suggested waiting to see if her body adjusts, and if that doesn't work (or if she wants to cut to the chase), starting to pump again but just once a day. another combo feeding mom wrote back as well suggesting the same and/or cosleeping to encourage reverse cycling.

if anyone has any advice for her i will pass it along. (i asked if she would be interested in input from others online and she said yes).

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(no subject) [Dec. 5th, 2005|04:57 pm]
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I have a 10 day old baby boy and am having some difficulties feeding him. He was 4.8kg (10lb 11 oz) when he was born and he has been starving hungry ever since he was born. We had some attachment problems, but he seems to be over that now.
My main problem is that he eats and eats and eats. 2 goes on each breast, at least. And he does that every hour or so. I've got a 14 month old girl as well, so this is not a helpful eating pattern, as I need the breaks to attend to her.

Any suggestions?
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(no subject) [Sep. 14th, 2005|03:37 am]
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Hello, I have a couple questions if any of you can help.

My son is almost a month old, and we have started him on formula today, he is doing well, much better than with the breast. We had a lot of problems, and for those and other reasons, have decided that formula would be best for us. For any of you who have stopped breastfeeding and gone exclusively to formula feeding, how did you deal with the engorgement that resulted? My breasts are like huge rocks, they hurt so much, and I have no idea what to do, other than ice packs and motrin. Also, how long did it take for your milk to dry up?

I know breastfed babies are supposed to have 5-6 wet diapers and 2-3 bowel movements a day, is it the same for formula fed babies?

Thanks so much in advance, this seems like a good community for me, with women who are in a similar situation as I am.

Amber, mother to 24 day old Adrian
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(no subject) [Sep. 4th, 2005|04:22 pm]
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[mood |worriedworried]

I have a problem- my son is such a great little nurser that he doesn't want to take a bottle. This is a problem because I am going back to work in a month. Help! He will take 1-2 oz breastmilk once a day or so- I need him to take about 5-6 oz twice. Thanks!
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(no subject) [Aug. 22nd, 2005|10:17 pm]
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i recently switched to concentrated formula.. how long can i leave it out.. 1 hr, same w powdered formula or longer? ( i know it can b ref'd for 48 hrs but not sure how long it can b out at room temp )
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(no subject) [Aug. 20th, 2005|12:18 pm]
Baby Feeding Questions
I have a couple of questions-

*How many times can you reheat formula? Just once, after it's been refridgerated? (I'm not sure about this because I've just begun supplementing my son with formula)

*How many oz should a 2-month-old baby drink per day?

*He cries when he is being fed (and I know he is hungry-- but he shakes his head, then will suck on the bottle.. and shake his head again), does this mean he's tired?
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