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April 24th, 2013, 04:04 PM
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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!!!
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April 24th, 2013, 04:10 PM
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I am planning on breastfeeding. Hoping it goes better than with my first son, he freaked out everytime I tried to get him to latch. I plan to stick it out alot longer though and get support.
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April 24th, 2013, 04:10 PM
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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!!
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April 24th, 2013, 04:59 PM
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Breastfeeding and it's so much easier than with my first during the first couple weeks.
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April 24th, 2013, 05:30 PM
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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.
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April 24th, 2013, 05:59 PM
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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
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April 24th, 2013, 06:22 PM
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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.
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April 24th, 2013, 11:18 PM
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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!
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April 25th, 2013, 12:45 AM
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Planning to EBF this time, as I did with the last two.
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April 25th, 2013, 07:23 AM
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... 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!
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April 25th, 2013, 07:29 AM
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I am planning on breastfeeding. Hoping it goes better than with my first son, he freaked out everytime I tried to get him to latch. I plan to stick it out alot longer though and get support.
Same with me!
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April 25th, 2013, 11:10 AM
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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.
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April 25th, 2013, 11:44 AM
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I am pumping and supplementing with formula.
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April 25th, 2013, 02:59 PM
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I am probably the lone person formula feeding. Things going well here. He is on soy formula and eats well. Burping is another story! Glad to hear of all the success everyone is having breast feeding!
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