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How is feeding going with baby?
If you're still pregnant are you planning on BF'ing or FF?
I am pumping and bottle feeding ... she loves the bottle but she is still eating every 2 hours, which doesn't help me sleep! I've cut down to 1 pump session at night but it's still exhausting, however I am pumping so much more now that I got a Medela pump!!!
Breast feeding is going really well! Much better than I expected. I haven't had any issues with sore or cracked nips. Baby boy latches great. We had a small issue with my let down being overwhelming but we've figured it out using laid back nursing. At night he nurses every 2-3 hours and during the day he nurses pretty frequently..depending on the day it's sometimes every half hour for a while and then he will go 3 hours.
He's 7lb 5oz at our home visit today which is over a pound gained since his birth just 13 days ago!!
Breastfeeding here, too. It's going very well--no complaints. She's feeding every 1-2.5 hours during the day, and every 3 hours at night. I'm pumping once a day after her early morning feeding, and also hand expressing an ounce or two here and there throughout the day. She's gaining well & doing great.
Breastfeeding here too. Going pretty well, I weighed him 2 days after discharge and he had gained but we haven't had a weight check since. I'm thinking about hitting up the local BF support group tomorrow. He has plenty of wet/BM diapers though
Breastfeeding, and it's going pretty well. It hurt a lot at first, more than I expected, but hardly hurts at all now. Baby eats every 3 - 4 hours during the day & night for the most part, but sometimes it's every hour and then she's gone as long as 6 hours without eating, so I guess we're pretty irregular. Last night was the first time she went more than 6 hours without eating, and it really freaked me out, but she was sound asleep the whole time and I didn't want to wake her because she's been gaining weight like a champ.
I attempted to BF but due to him being only 36 weeks and having a jaw that is set back some he was unable to latch I was pumping but my milk has went WAY down and we started giving formula. I am still pumping but he won't latch so I will probably stop soon since I am only getting 1.5 oz each time i pump. I feel so let down (which is odd bc I wasn't even going to BF!) but I can say I did try my very best!
... and also hand expressing an ounce or two here and there throughout the day.
Holy crap... you're getting that much via hand randomly! I can only get that much with a pump if Ingrid hasn't eaten in a while. Man, I'm jealous of you milk laden mamas... I think my body makes just enough no matter what I do!
I am nursing. He is great, and even in the hospital, several of the nurses commented on how he had a perfect latch. I'm pretty sure it also has to do with me having done this just a few times.
I try to pump once a day, and I get 5-6 ounces when I do. That's the most I ever got with my last one when it had been hours since she had eaten so I seem to be producing more this time. MaineBean, I was definitely like that last time and had trouble getting more than what was really needed. I don't know if it was because she was already 3 weeks or so when I started pumping, but this time I started as soon as I knew my milk was in. I usually pump about an hour before I suspect he's ready to eat, but sometimes my timing is off, and it's much closer to feeding time. For the most part, he goes 3-4 hours between feedings, but the evenings tend to have some cluster feedings.