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March 8th, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Do you have any breastfeeding stories? Struggles you overcame? How you felt the first time you nursed? Dealing with people who were rude or un-supportive about you breastfeeding? Cute things your little one has done or said before/while nursing?
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March 8th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Eleanor has been really funny lately. She has started asking for milk by saying, "Milky milk?" then making a slurping noise, then saying, "ummy ummy milky!" (for yummy yummy).

She treats "milky milk" and "side" like they are people. I will sing little made up songs where I say mommy or daddy or baby, and then she will keep naming more people for me to sing about (grandma, the dogs, elmo, etc), and she always adds in "milky milk" and "side". We also had to make up a verse of wheels on the bus where the milky milk goes yummy yummy yummy.

The other day she looked closely at my eyes and realized there were balls in them, so we taught her to say eyeballs. Now she will always ask if everyone has eyeballs. "Mommy eyeballs?" Yes, mommy has eyeballs. "Daddy eyeballs?" Yes, daddy has eyeballs. "Baby eyeballs?" Yes, baby has eyeballs. "Milky milk eyeballs?" No, milky milk doesn't have eyeballs. "Side eyeballs?" No, doesn't have eyeballs.

And she plays pretend with her animals where she will bring them up to me and say, "puppy dog (or whatever animal), unny" (for hungry), then put them up to my shirt and say, "Open milky." Then she will hold them up and make slurping noises, then make them say, "Mmmm, ummy!" Then sometimes she will say, "Happy puppy!"
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March 8th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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that is SO cute! What is "side" ?
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March 8th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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that is SO cute! What is "side" ?
Oh sorry She says "side" when she wants milk from the other side.
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March 8th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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Wow, what a smart little girl! AWE!
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March 8th, 2013, 01:28 PM
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I keep passing up posts here because they're for people who have kids already; I'm just going to jump in on this one because I can

Never breastfed obviously, but we were having a discussion in class about public BF'ing. Someone mentioned that some people don't want to see "that" - I interjected that nobody wants to see a grown man eating either, but we have 1,000's of establishments specifically dedicated to that Why should a baby have to go in the bathroom to eat if nobody else does?
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March 8th, 2013, 04:51 PM
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M has been weaned awhile now but still points out my "bubbies" if she sees me undressed or something. She is very interested in her own nipples and will sometimes grab her baby chub meat there and pull it up and bend her head down and try to suck on her own nipple it is pretty funny actually. We explained to her that her boobies don't make milk because she will have to be as big as mommy and have her own baby first. She is also working on pulling her belly button out into an outtie. DH asked if we should talk to her pediatrician about it but I laughed it off, I think she's just exploring her body and it's a phase.

BFing M was a great experience for me. I expected so many problems since I was extremely flat chested and my boobs didn't grow that much during pregnancy, but then my milk came in and WHOAH NELLY and M never even took a bottle but was topping the charts and a big robust baby. I joke that my boobs are like superheroes that only appear when they are really needed I hope to have a good experience with #2 as well!
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March 9th, 2013, 12:55 AM
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I struggled at first breastfeeding the twins. When they were newborns I just felt like I was always feeding a baby. One time my mom came over to watch them while I took a shower, I was in there maybe 5 minutes and it was already time to feed one of them again and I just started bawling. And my mom kept asking me "whats wrong" and I said the baby needs to eat and I started crying harder.

And now they aren't even loyal to me anybody that holds that has boobs are fair game to the twins. They will try to nurse with everybody lol
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March 9th, 2013, 06:22 AM
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Awe, KatyG, you are amazing. I don't know how you do it <3
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March 9th, 2013, 02:38 PM
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I had a really hard time with breastfeeding at the start. It was so important to me to nurse that I overlooked the health of my child at the beginning (without realizing it). I was sooo terrified of supplementing or giving a bottle, I wanted breast feeding to work out.

Well, because she wasn't gaining weight (oh yeah, and crying all the time) we were sent to a specialist. She was still below her birth weight at 3 weeks old. She was 8lbs 4oz at birth and 7lbs 1oz when we left the hospital 3 days later. My milk didn't come in until day 5. Avery only gained like half an oz in a week. It was so stressful and upsetting. She would just fall asleep at the breast all the time and not take in enough and then I wouldn't make enough, then she would wake up in 30-45 minutes crying because she was hungry... then she would fall asleep nursing again.

Anyways, the specialist (a dr who was also an LC) insisted I start supplementing immediately with extra concentrated formula. And I did. And wow, what a difference. My baby was HAPPY! She didn't wake up every half hour all night. She started to gain weight!

I always nursed first, then offered the bottle after nursing. And by the time she was 7 weeks old she started to refuse the supplement and only nursed. It was such a nice feeling to not have to supplement anymore.
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March 9th, 2013, 02:41 PM
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Once i was in a toddler nursing support group meeting. A friend of mine was there with her 10 month old as well. He crawled over to me and started to pull at my shirt. With his mother's approval i lifted up and gave him access and he nursed for quite a while.

My 4 year old has informed me that she will nurse until she is 7 years old. She'll still nurse the morning of her birthday and after that she wants it pumped and in a glass. I already explained to her a while ago that when she gets bigger it'll be harder to maintain the latch (thought that was happening a year ago) so I'm thinking in her mind 7 is big and by then she cant nurse any more.

It's really cute when she asks to nurse. She confuses her words so instead of saying "dear mom" she says "glad mom". We dont speak English, in our language these are close words.

My 22 month old cracked me up with nursing today but cant quite remember what it was. She's usually quite picky with which breast she nurses from. At one point she started verbally asking for the other breast but now her phrase to ask to nurse is to say "other breast". She says it wrong though and actually ends up saying "inside breast". The few times I've offered her the breast she doesnt want she covers it up and tells me it is the empty one even though I know it hasnt been touched in a while.

Sometimes when I get fed up with nursing I start demanding to nurse from my kiddos. If they let me I'll tickle their chest with lips, they get a giggle out of that.
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March 13th, 2013, 11:11 PM
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Ash and I had a lot of trouble. She used to scream and cry as soon as she got hungry and had trouble latching because of it But we worked through it and I nursed her 2 1/2 years! She still has an obsession with her "Nilk" (lol) and loves that I give brother "Nilk", but sometimes she wants it too. I hate saying no, but she hasn't nursed in a while because to be honest, nursing 2 was hard for me. I made it a few months tandem nursing though.
She almost weaned at 18 months, then again while I was pregnant but kept chugging through the NO supply (nothing. Not a drop!) until my milk returned.
She used to tell me it was yummy and if my mom asked if she had a rumbly (think Winnie the Pooh) she'd come flying over trying to rip off my shirt.
Matthew was easy to nurse. He had bad reflux though and nursed 24/7 which made him gain a pound a week! Used to wake up to both of us soaked too thanks to my oversupply.
He's starting his nursing gymnastics which is interesting. Climbing all over and nursing at the same time. And at night, he rubs my tummy as he nurses which is adorable He's my little lovebug.
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