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  #21  
September 28th, 2012, 04:56 PM
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I breastfed my daughter and pumped for when I was at work. She weaned herself off of me tho at 4 months because she learned to hold the bottle herself, and after that she didn't want me anymore (she still is ridiculously independent) She didn't care if it was breastmilk or formula in the bottle, just that she got to do it herself. Hopefully this time around I will be able to go a little longer.
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September 28th, 2012, 05:30 PM
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Consult the Thomas Hale guide. Doctors can be extremely conservative with medications but Hale did studies on each med, like for real, and alot of them don't pass into the breastmilk the way we think or affect the baby as we think. Its actually been proven to be better to nurse in instances where mom is a smoker vs formula feeding. I have a friend whom was told she could not nurse on her anti-anxiety med and when we consulted Hale, there was no evidence that it affected the baby and if anything could make the baby a little sleepy. She nursed successfully. Of course without knowing what specific meds you are on, this is just totally a recommendation to actually consult the Hale's guide. Good luck mama!
With my last I was on Thyroid medicine and Bloodpressure medicine and the dr.s said it was fine. Same thing this time around.
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September 28th, 2012, 06:20 PM
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I would love to, but after 2 failed attempts with both my kids and the emotional bashing I gave myself for being a 'failure' I have decided it is not in my best interest to try this time. I had a breast reduction and the Dr severed a majority of the milk ducts so even though I'm sure I produce enough to feed multiple children, the problem is it can't come out, so my body dries it up pretty quick since its not being used. :-(
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September 28th, 2012, 06:49 PM
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I made it to about 6 months with DS. The hospital gave us the similac samples, and DH ended up buying a whole bunch so he got that mostly. He was a chronic projectile vomiter with them though so I'll try to BF this time, but I know my schedule likely isn't going to enable me to do it for too long again
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September 28th, 2012, 06:53 PM
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I breastfed my son until he was 13-14 months and I plan to with this baby also. I'm a huge supporter of breastfeeding and actually would love to become a lactation consultant!
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September 28th, 2012, 07:01 PM
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I am still breast feeding my 18 month old, so it safe to say I am a supporter of breast feeding. I am going to breast feed my next too.
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September 28th, 2012, 07:04 PM
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I am still bfing DS! I plan to tandem if he will still have me. The kid is an addict so I doubt he will wean before baby. My major goal has always been 2 years so I have to tandem to make that!!

I most certainly plan on bfing this LO (obviously...) and have lots of IRL support as well as cyber support!! Last time I had a major over supply and over active let down, so I will be prepared for that this time. I had to exclusively pump and feed for several weeks but nipple shields got DS back on the boob. I'll invest in a good pump and some tommee tippee bottles (what we used when DS started his aversion) just in case.
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September 28th, 2012, 07:11 PM
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I am. With ds 2, I nursed until 17 months and ds3 was 16 months. They both tapered off and weaned on their own. I hope to go as long with this one.
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I will try again with number 3 but both my boys never latched and i tired pumping with the first but it was so over whelming i stopped after 2 weeks, my second i managed to pump for about 7 weeks then i was all dried up.
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September 29th, 2012, 04:48 AM
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I do! I nursed my son for 17 months! I also nurse in public and I didn't use a cover because my son didn't like it. Might be different this time around since i'll have a 5 year old watching my every move.
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September 29th, 2012, 05:22 AM
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I'd love to breastfeed but I've also been leaning towards exclusively pumping since I plan on going back to work after my maternity leave and my husband really wants to be involved with feedings.
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I'd love to, but I don't have much hope. I will find a good LC and do my absolute best. I only BF'd DD1 for 2 weeks before I went to EP'ing - and did that for 8 months. She never had formula.

DD2 - she had a great latch when she could get on, which was almost never, because DD1 had destroyed my nipples so badly that they healed inverted. Ugh. So I pumped for DD2 for 6 weeks, then went to formula. Plus, I think a big part of it was nipple confusion, because I was nursing, then using a shield, and sometimes giving her a bottle.....all within the first few days. NOT a good idea.
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September 29th, 2012, 06:47 AM
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I'd love to, but I don't have much hope. I will find a good LC and do my absolute best. I only BF'd DD1 for 2 weeks before I went to EP'ing - and did that for 8 months. She never had formula.

DD2 - she had a great latch when she could get on, which was almost never, because DD1 had destroyed my nipples so badly that they healed inverted. Ugh. So I pumped for DD2 for 6 weeks, then went to formula. Plus, I think a big part of it was nipple confusion, because I was nursing, then using a shield, and sometimes giving her a bottle.....all within the first few days. NOT a good idea.
This sounds like DD1. I used the shield with DD2 exclusively for 8 weeks, then took a weekend to wean her off. My nipples were no longer inverted at that point. I totally understand this.

Breastfeeding is HARD. We are conditioned to think because its natural and "best" its easy, when in fact it is a skill and an art and needs to be learned. I used short term goals with DD2 and it got me to 6 months of EBFing. I was sad I had to give it up then, but I will be going the full year this time if not longer (I'd love to make it to 2 years this time). often times I think women are so hard on themselves. We put so much pressure on ourselves and eachother. It stinks....
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I breast fed DS #1 for 9 months n then got pregnant with my second m decided to stop. With DS #2 I only did it for 5 months because it wouldn't come in fast enough for him and he would scream so I got stressed n had to stop. Made me feel like a bad mom cuz I couldn't feed my kid but I eventually got over it. This time I wanna try exclusively BFing with no pacis for st least 3 months because I will be starting school again in August.
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September 29th, 2012, 09:49 AM
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I only lasted for 4 months with my first cause I had to go back to work this time I will be off for 9 months so hopefully will last longer x
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September 29th, 2012, 11:02 AM
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i plan on breastfeeding. this is my first child so I hear that it hurts. I am sure I can deal with the pain though. I understand about the hiding the girls. That will be a problem of mine also.
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September 29th, 2012, 12:36 PM
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I plan to try!
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September 29th, 2012, 02:39 PM
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I did with my two daughters and will with this one too. I also used bottles so my husband could feed her and because I got mastitis with both. We also used formula as necessary.
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