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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 11:51 AM   4971
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I was wondering what was going on with him! never had a nursing strike, but I wish mason would start one about now lol!!! the pregnancy hormones are making me very sensitive and its extremely painful when he nurses



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 15:15 PM   4972
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Ouch, Melissa. I can only imagine. So did you get your test results back? Your signature looks more "officially girl" now.



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 15:48 PM   4973
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lol no results back yet. supposed to hear this week or beginning of next week. I cant say I wont consider calling if I don't hear back by the end of this week. and if the dr was wrong on nub theory I will be changing my sig very quick



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 17:17 PM   4974
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Rachel, your boys are adorable! I'm glad you're leg is feeling better too!

Melissa, I can't wait to hear back if you're having a girl for sure! I'll keep my fingers crossed the dr was right with the nub theory. I couldn't imagine still nursing while pregnant, with how sensitive everything is I don't think I could do it!

Jordyn, I've read about a nursing strike too, not looking forward to that one bit. Especially since Ben has FINALLY got the hang of it. Sorry you're feeling crummy, I hope you're not getting the flu. and as far as vaccines, I think that is a good compromise to get the important ones or ones you can't get later. As for us, we just so what is recommended but of course I read up on them so I know what they are getting.

Stacey, sorry you had a rough time the past few weeks. I hope things start looking up for you! I'm thinking about you. Keep us updated!

Do you girls have any advice for getting over my fear or nursing in public? I haven't yet and we have a wedding on Saturday and I know I'll have to feed Ben while I'm there. I always worry about him latching and then not having my beloved boppy pillow is gonna be hard too!



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 17:42 PM   4975
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do you have a cover hun?? I was ok as long as I had a cover. it was hard to discreetly latch him at first so I would have DH help with making sure we were covered. do you have a sling or wrap that you could nurse and carry him in? that was the only way I was able to grocery shop. he was in a sling and had a cover over him. after he nursed I usually unlatched him and he would sleep all through the store in his sling.

it really is harder in the beginning. I hope you do ok! I didn't have any major places to be when he was little so it wasn't too bad. now im glad he only nurses at nap and bedtime. he hates to be covered so it wouldn't work out!



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 21:22 PM   4976
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Thanks Melissa! I do have a cover that I just bought that hooks around my neck. I think I might try it in the next few days before the weekend to see how it goes. I am most nervous about having him latch. Sometimes he's really good (most times now) but sometimes he gets all frustrated and is screaming at my boob as I'm trying to latch him!

That's a good idea about having DH help though, I think I will feel better having him make sure I'm not totally exposed. And as of right now Ben hates the carrier. I am planning to wait a few more weeks and try it again but it sure would be nice to be able to nurse him in that!



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 22:25 PM   4977
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I had the screaming latch issue a few times. Jason and I just got to where we team worked it. he made sure to keep me covered and I worried only about getting him latched. it did make it easier since I knew I didn't have to worry about staying covered while working to get him latched. I would def practice so you can get used to it.

some little ones just don't like the carriers. they really are all different. my girls loved their swing and car rides, but my boys screamed in both. its crazy how even siblings can be so different.



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 22:36 PM   4978
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Our two couldn't be and different from one another. Ben loves and almost always has to be held where Sam was content on the swing or in the jungle (baby gym). Ben HATES the swing!!! So much do that as soon as I put him in it he fusses and will work himself up to a screaming fit that sounds like you're killing him if you don't get him out quick enough.

I'm hoping Ben learns to like the carrier though. I have the moby wrap but am considering trying a different one in hopes that he likes it.



 
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Old Sep 17th, 2013, 22:41 PM   4979
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Jordyn, that sucks that you're feeling so sick. I hope you get better soon. And that's great that Liam is over his nursing strike.

Heather, I agree that you should practice at home with the cover and without the boppy (I love mine too!). I find it helps to put my feet up when I don't have the pillow. Of course, if you're going to be wearing a skirt or dress, I guess that might not be an option for at the wedding. But I do find that putting me feet up helps me relax my back more and not hunch my shoulders. Also, if possible, I bend my legs so that I can kind of rest Jimmy's head on my thigh. Just play around with different positions to see what's most comfortable for you. Also, I usually try to find a place where I can sit by a wall so that I don't have to worry as much about the cover slipping on that side. But most of all, just relax and act like it's totally normal (because it is!).



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2013, 11:19 AM   4980
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Heather, I think practicing without the Boppy will help you the most, because if you can practice the same way you'll be feeding in public, it will help a lot. I used the Boppy with Alia all the time, but haven't with Liam because it was just annoying to take it upstairs and downstairs all the time.

Well, I'm almost better now, just a bit of a scratchy throat, but it's not too bad.



 
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