Lil' October Pumpkins 2013

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  1. broodymrs

    broodymrs Mummy to my boys

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    i totally agree with girly. it is awful how guilty people are made to feel if they struggle to breastfeed. i know whenever dylan struglles it is really upsetting. i hope things get better for you.

    totally do not miss being pregnant. didn't realise just how uncomfortable i had got.
     
  2. Lindss

    Lindss mom2 , preg#3

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    Thank you thank you thank you ladies. All of you have made me feel so much better. It seems that even if I pump and give her my milk and a bottle still makes her sick. We're going back to the doctors again tomorrow so we'll see what they say but in the meantime I'm giving her some formula too.
     
  3. girlnboots

    girlnboots Mother to 4 furbabies

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    I had a hard time breastfeeding too. Every feed was hell. Marin is a completely different baby on formula and I am so much more relaxed.

    I hated pumping because I hated being connected to a machine several times a day. I also hated being soggy and leaking constantly.

    Just wasn't for us. Don't feel bad. As long as your baby goes to sleep with a full belly, that's all that truly matters.
     
  4. Junebugs

    Junebugs Mom to Mason and Maddox

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    Oh I'm sorry but please don't feel bad! That is what formula is for, sometime BF just doesn't work out and if she is doing better with formula that is all that matters in the end!
     
  5. girlnboots

    girlnboots Mother to 4 furbabies

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    How is everyone?
     
  6. goddess25

    goddess25 Well-Known Member

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    Just finished feeding should be going back to sleep. Everything ok. Fast approaching no breast feeding. Ryan is refusing the breast esp overnight and way prefers his formula.

    Hope everyone is doing ok.
     
  7. lulu83

    lulu83 Momma to 2 girls under 2

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    We are doin ok. Ivys still on the boob, but I'm hating it. My 15 1/2 month old has started climbing on stuff or just generally causing chaos when I'm home alone with them both and trying to bf. So I'm literally chasing a toddler with a baby on my boob. Then she likes to take an hr to eat at night feedings, so I'm kinda tired. She'll eat a lot faster during the day. Some nights I'll pump and have DH give her a bottle of boob juice, bc she'll eat that faster than off my boob. Unfortunately we haven't done that the past few nights. We are all just getting over a cold, so DH hasn't been jumping up to help at night..

    Hope everyone's doin well :)
     
  8. Girly922

    Girly922 Well-Known Member

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    We're all good thank you. Violet seems to be attempting to drink me dry at the moment! She has formula at night or she just won't settle.

    We've finally decided on a middle name; Violet May. And we've booked our appt to register her birth.

    How's everyone else doing?
     
  9. angel2010

    angel2010 Cart & Emma's mom, 1mc

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    We are doing okay. Emma seems to never be happy. She is either eating, sleeping or crying. It gets very frustrating. Those of you that say you pump at night, how? Once Emma is awake, there is no time to pump to give dh the bottle, I have to feed her immediately, or you would think she was dying!!

    Girly, Violet May is a lovely name!
     
  10. Girly922

    Girly922 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks angel!

    I pump after I feed Violet. And at night, she has a bottle of formula so while OH is giving her a bottle, I pump. Or, while she's feeding on one side, pump on the other side.
     
  11. lulu83

    lulu83 Momma to 2 girls under 2

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    I'll pump after I feed Ivy when I have time. Or whenever my hubby feeds her a bottle, I'll pump. Or if she sleeps a long period of time (which is rare, but we did have one 7-8 hour stretch) and if I get engorged, I'll pump :)
     
  12. Lindss

    Lindss mom2 , preg#3

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    Glad everyone seems to b doing well, though tired!! Me too... Doing about 50% nursing and 50% formula.... She is still having issues w my milk, so my dh is really pressuring me to quit all together.... So I'm sure that's on the horizon! She hs also developed baby acne and cradle capon her eyebrows :( poor love. Those of u using formula, wht type do u use? We use nestle good start w omega 3 concentrate and she seems to like it, but want to make sure I'm giving her the best kind xx
     
  13. angel2010

    angel2010 Cart & Emma's mom, 1mc

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    I have sample cans of all three major brands and will probably use them all. Personally we will probably stick with enfamil. We like to buy the comparable store brand at Sam's Club.
     
  14. Girly922

    Girly922 Well-Known Member

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    I tried breast milk on Violet's baby acne, and it really does work wonders. I was a bit apprehensive as I'd read some babies responded well, while it worsened the acne for others. But it's worked a treat here!!

    As for formula, we're just using SMA first infant milk. We've got the powder and also a few bottles of the ready-to-drink version for in case we're out and about somewhere I don't feel comfortable nursing.
     
  15. girlnboots

    girlnboots Mother to 4 furbabies

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    I used Similac and Enfamil, regular and sensitive. Enfamil seems thicker than Similac, but it made Marin really gassy and fussy and she spit up much more.

    Similac sensitive is the best for Marin, she eats more and sleeps much more restfully with less gas and spit up. Enfamil Sensitive isn't terrible, but it clumps really, really bad to the point it would clog her nipples and coat her bottles with thick chunks. She didn't seem to mind though, so that's a personal preference.

    There's really no such thing as "bad" formula from what I've read. Formula is so universally regulated that it's basically all up to parents choice and what baby likes. Some have corn syrup instead of lactose and other minor differences like that. Nutritionally, they're all basically the same from brand to brand.

    Apparently the difference between name brand and store brand formula is the fineness of the formula granules and how many times it's been sifted.

    Don't quote me on any of this, it's all what I've figured out on a very steep learning curve over the past week or so.
     
  16. Sbmack

    Sbmack Well-Known Member

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    Glad the breast milk helped with the baby acne Girly! It helped me too. I squeezed some in Stella's eye to help clear up her clogged tear duct (the visiting nurse suggested it). I'm not sure if that 's what cured it, but it's all cleared up now.

    I hope Emma stops fussing so much for you Angel!

    Stella's had her fussy moments too. She has reflux and somedays she just wails after each feeding. Its especially bad at night! I'm exhausted!!
     
  17. goddess25

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    Lindss I use the same formula. .

    Started fenugreek yesterday to see if it makes a difference..doubtful.
     
  18. girlnboots

    girlnboots Mother to 4 furbabies

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    Ok, this might be terrible but sometimes Marin will suck/swallow wrong and choke a little on her bottle and it's possibly the cutest thing ever. She coughs a little and looks up at me with big ol' eyes like "oh, no, momma!" It's pretty dang adorable. I just tilt her upright and tell her I've got her and she's just fine. Super cute.
     
  19. Girly922

    Girly922 Well-Known Member

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    Violet does exactly the same on both the bottle and the breast!! Sometimes it looks like it really scares her though. Scared me the first few times she did it too.
     
  20. girlnboots

    girlnboots Mother to 4 furbabies

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    Me too! The first time she did it, I was being lazy and feeding her laying down and I thought she was choking for real. I learned my lesson but she still does it regardless. As cute as it is, sometimes she'll scare herself and forget to inhale and it's not cute anymore.

    Anybody else's baby do something so cute you just want to smother them?
     

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