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Love Wedge +2 TTC since Apr 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44604 posts
Oct 12th '13

Quoting CJKB+JMB=AMB:
Can somebody give me some advice? My son is three and a half months and whenever he eats he sucks one b**b for maybe three minutes then starts kicking and pulling away and looking around and then starts crying. He latches on then pulls away, over and over! He eats every hour for like three minutes! He's a HARD sucker I know he gets a lot but sometimes I have to hold down his arms just so he relaxes enough to eat(not that it makes a big difference...) any advice?



Unfortunately, I have none. I think it's a normal baby thing. My son did the same thing for months. He sucked enough for the let down and then wanted the fuller side lol. Patience, I guess would be my advice. It'll pass :)

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
Oct 13th '13

Quoting Love Wedge +2:

Unfortunately, I have none. I think it's a normal baby thing. My son did the same thing for months. He sucked enough for the let down and then wanted the fuller side lol. Patience, I guess would be my advice. It'll pass :)



I'm just so paranoid I'm doing something wrong, or there is something wrong with my milk :/ I've herd a few people say they went through the same thing so I will just wait it out!

Love Wedge +2 TTC since Apr 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44604 posts
Oct 13th '13

Quoting CJKB+JMB=AMB:

I'm just so paranoid I'm doing something wrong, or there is something wrong with my milk :/ I've herd a few people say they went through the same thing so I will just wait it out!



It's definitely nothing wrong with you. I think at that point they're more aware of their surroundings so any little thing will distract them.

*Audree* 18 kids; Asotin, Washington 2345 posts
Oct 15th '13

We will hit one year in a couple weeks! And I've been working fulltime, too! I'm very proud of my determination to keep pumping this long, and braving his teeth!

Le_noir_rabbit 3 kids; Chattanooga, Tennessee 373 posts
Nov 4th '13

Hello! I'm going to be joining this group soon *fingers crossed* after the 9th of next month when I have my third son. This will be my third baby but my first time really trying to only BF.
My very first son didn't workout and my supply just didn't come in properly to meet with his needs and I got (forgot the name of) infections in both breast the first 2wks of trying. With my 2nd I Bf-ed for 1 1/2months but found (at the time) to be too stressful with tackling a 1yr old (my sons were 14mths apart) so I supplemented and slowly discontinued Bfing and switched to Goat's milk altogether. But this time I'm determined to tough it out and commit.


I am currently 34wks pregnant but I'm trying to gather all the info I can. I do have one question, and maybe someone could provide me with some helpful links or grocery lists. Are any of you vegetarian and Breasting moms? I'm a vegetarian and after the baby is born I hope to remain that way. While trying to eat clean and health with a protein enriched diet I want to try and eat low-fat foods and not too many carbs.

What are your top recommendations?
Foods that you always keep stalked up on to keep a
steady protein intake?
And one's that tend to ensure a stead milk supply?


All advice is welcomed!

Right now my main proteins are Quinoa, Bulgar wheat, Eggs, Veggie burgers (store bought and ones I make @ home), Fage 0%fat Greek Yogurt, small amounts of Cheese and Milk. I'm also going to continue to take a prenatal from 'The garden of eden' brand called "Raw Omega".



Thorian's Mommy TTC since Jan 2016; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Westbrook, ME, United States 8459 posts
Nov 7th '13

So happy we made it to 14 months :) He nurses at nap times, bed time and throughout the nigyt. He just started to sign milk too! :)

gilly+2 <3 3 kids; Hamilton, ON, Canada 3676 posts
Nov 12th '13

Hi ladies :)

Me and Lylah are on 6 weeks :) going strong!

Bailey&E Due August 19; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Stockbridge, Georgia 301 posts
Nov 18th '13

This thread just made me think of how much I miss nursing, can't wait to have a LO that can suckle! Am I weird for this?

MrsDillin+1 & 1/2 2 kids; QC, IL, United States 658 posts
Nov 19th '13

Hoping I can BF with this LO after it is born in May. I'll admit, I was scared to BF with DD once she was born, I was young (18) and I just had my mind on formula feeding. It seems easier at the time, and I was hearing "horror" stories of BF from family members. But I am determined to at least try once this LO is born! Even if it turns out that I can't for some reason, at least I know I gave it a shot! Any tips for a first time breast feeding momma?? Or hoping to be one at least 38

Misty Tarlton 5 kids; Fruita, Colorado 136 posts
Nov 19th '13

Hi new to this group but I have a question! I am currently bf my 5th baby- he is 7 months old now but I just found out that my insurance will pay 350 for a breast pump! Wondering which one I should get? I have only ever used a manual one because I have been a stay at home mom and still am but I do pump to have a supply for when I am not here and I would like to build it up without having to take forever pumping! So ya any suggestions?? TIA!

Misty Tarlton 5 kids; Fruita, Colorado 136 posts
Nov 19th '13

Quoting MrsDillin+1 & 1/2:
Hoping I can BF with this LO after it is born in May. I'll admit, I was scared to BF with DD once she was born, I was young (18) and I just had my mind on formula feeding. It seems easier at the time, and I was hearing "horror" stories of BF from family members. But I am determined to at least try once this LO is born! Even if it turns out that I can't for some reason, at least I know I gave it a shot! Any tips for a first time breast feeding momma?? Or hoping to be one at least

You should totally BF!!! Formula feeding is HARDER bf is EASIER! I don't care what ppl say. It can be tough to get the hang of it and it is an adjustment until your supply is leveled out but totally worth it! It is way better for you baby health wise and for you too actually. Just do lots of skin to skin with you lo when he/she comes and babies are born knowing what to do. Getting a good latch is the key to less pain, there are plenty of lactation consultants to help you learn how to do it. Basically you want to pinch your n****e/breast and put as much of it in your babies mouth as possible and it wont hurt as much. I have bf 5 kids and never had a problem. The first 2 weeks to a month is the hardest just because it will be new but you can totally do it! Check out a class on breast feeding, and don't be afraid to ask ANY question!




Misty Tarlton 5 kids; Fruita, Colorado 136 posts
Nov 19th '13

Quoting red lip bandit xo:
This thread just made me think of how much I miss nursing, can't wait to have a LO that can suckle! Am I weird for this?





I don't think so! Before my son was born I was SOOO looking forward to BFing again! And we are loving it! :)

sillygirltracyb_caius1222 4 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 614 posts
Nov 25th '13

Just dropping in to say..we have made it 11months EBF..no supplementing. ..and solids well established now....no signs of weaning anytime soon but my production is slowly decreasing as I have had to tap into freezer supply more often..since about 9months old..

B Turner Due August 31; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Carlisle, OH, United States 3762 posts
Dec 10th '13

We made it to 2 years! :) and still going

Love Wedge +2 TTC since Apr 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44604 posts
Dec 18th '13

Any ideas to help ease engorgement?