All about Breastfeeding..........

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All about Breastfeeding..........

Postby sherry fisher » Sat Jan 31, 2004 05:39 am

Hi Girls...

I thought about starting this thread on breastfeeding. All you experienced can share the expertise with us beginners! [;)]
I tried with Abigail, but was too sore after a couple of days and weenied out. I really want to breastfeed with this one! I have bought the medela pump and if I cant breastfeed, I will pump exclusively. I hope! :)

I, and I know alot of other mommies on here would appreciate ANY advice you can give to us!!! Whatever it may be! Any 'tips' will help.

Thanks so much!

Sherry Fisher (28)
DH: Bill (35)
Proud Mama to:
#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/b/babyfish3/
Pregnancy Updates, ultrasound pictures, and the countdown: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/b/babyfish4/
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Re : All about Breastfeeding..........

Postby jsilvas » Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:22 am

It does get better if you can just push through the first few weeks. I breastfed my son until he was two and I'm going on four months with my daughter. I have no pain now except a slight pain with let down, but that's nothing compared to soreness. If it gets too overwhelming to do it exclusively at first, know that it's ok to give an occasional bottle. . . or let your husband do it while you take a nap! It really does get better. And my daughter is even sleeping really well now. And she's a hefty 15+ lbs at almost four months! I thought my son wasn't full enough, but it turns out he was just a bad sleeper.

The Medela pump is great. I work full time and pump with a '98 version of the Pump In Style. I also used it for the first week after my daughter was born because she was in the hospital. The pump worked so well, I had too much milk for her when she came home. :)

Good luck!

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Louis - 32
Ethan - 6/8/98 (36 weeks 4 days - PIH)
Ella - 10/3/03 (36 weeks 6 days - PIH)
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Re : All about Breastfeeding..........

Postby paljane8 » Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:53 am

Hi Sherry,

How are you doing? How is your bp? I love the u/s pics by the way! Buried deep in page 4 of "after your baby is born" topics lies a thread on nursing. Thanks for bringing it back to the surface!

http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=886

Ever seen blue bm? I am starting a thread on it.

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ds-8yrs
dd-7yrs
Scott-born 05-14-99 @38 weeks-PE
Janie-born 05-12-03 @37 weeks-PIH, small for gestational age (oligo and low blood flow)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/4/4lbs/
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Re : All about Breastfeeding..........

Postby sherry fisher » Sat Jan 31, 2004 02:21 pm

Thanks Nancy!

BLUE breastmilk?? What the heck, did you get ahold of a blueberry blow pop? LOL Hey, if they can turn the mouth blue, who knows what else they will! [;)]

My BP's are really good! Baby is wiggling alot! Other than the rib pain occationally, I am feeling pretty darn good!!!

Sherry Fisher (28)
DH: Bill (35)
Proud Mama to:
#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/b/babyfish3/
Pregnancy Updates, ultrasound pictures, and the countdown: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/b/babyfish4/
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Re : All about Breastfeeding..........

Postby paljane8 » Sat Jan 31, 2004 06:28 pm

Sherry, I am so glad to hear it. Hopefully it will stay that way through to the end!

Yeah, I seriously starting going through what I ate that would cause blue milk. No blue berries, no m&m's (sadly enough). So I panicked and called the lactation specialist we used and while I waited for her call I went online!

You are a funny girl! [:p]

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Janie-born 05-12-03 @37 weeks-PIH, small for gestational age (oligo and low blood flow)
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