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Updated: 2016-08-27T07:10:40.588-06:00

 



Gosh, I'm pathetic. I teared up over this post...

2010-03-12T09:49:43.314-07:00

Gosh, I'm pathetic. I teared up over this post.
I, too, live in this small town where BF info comes from people that have been-there-done-that or nurses in L&D. The baby's nurse told me I needed to get her wet diapers up and to supplement. I imagine that is where we went BADLY wrong.
I failed at it. I bled, cracked, lost chunks of nipple, and generally cried everytime I fed. So I threw in the towel...and felt horrible because of it. I failed the whole mommy thing; had to have a c-section, and then I couldn't BF. I try not to think about it too much because it brings me down.
When I have my next baby, I'm coming to you for help and suggestions. Be prepared.



I don't know why, but for Boo Boo La La and I ...

2010-03-11T08:14:23.165-07:00

I don't know why, but for Boo Boo La La and I it was not hard at all. It really wasn't work for us, we just clicked and she NEVER had formula - ever. (Everyone says it is because it took me three years and lots of help to get pregnant, and progesterone to STAY pregnant that I got off easy with labor, delivery and breastfeeding. My tears and troubles were all before my baby.)

I breastfed her until she was 22 months old. After 10 months I quit pumping at work and only fed her mornings, evenings and weekends.

It worked for us, but I know it is WORK for others. There is a LOT of pressure people put on themselves to be the perfect mommy. I think that causes a lot of troubles too. Whatever works for you is the RIGHT thing.

I love this post Messy Mommy! Good Job for doing what YOU had to do for it to feel right for YOU.



I was lucky to be in a hospital that had a LC - an...

2010-03-11T07:05:20.225-07:00

I was lucky to be in a hospital that had a LC - and boy did I need the help!! While in the hospital and after!

It is definetly not an "easy" thing to do!



I was lucky to be in a hospital that had a LC - an...

2010-03-11T07:05:08.518-07:00

I was lucky to be in a hospital that had a LC - and boy did I need the help!! While in the hospital and after!

It is definetly not an "easy" thing to do!



Thanks for letting me know about this! I'm goi...

2010-03-10T22:13:34.103-07:00

Thanks for letting me know about this! I'm going to check it out.

I never really gave breastfeeding much thought until I was pregnant with my first baby. I had always assumed that I would use formula because that's what everyone I knew did. But after doing research I decided to try to exclusively breastfeed. I breastfed my first until 12 months and have been breastfeeding my baby for the past 6 months.

I had a terrible case of thrush with my first baby. It was excruciating and I spent a whole week crying every time I fed him. Thank goodness I haven't had any problems this time!



Yeah living in Nowhere without any lactation consu...

2010-03-10T20:58:21.299-07:00

Yeah living in Nowhere without any lactation consults sucks. I was lucky to have gotten a really good book at my baby shower about breast feeding.

Other than the first few days of it it hurting like crazy, it was okay. I was really tempted to just give up, but I had a friend tell me to give it two weeks and if it still hurt, quit then. It stopped hurting after a week.

I'd say my biggest struggle was that Roo always wanted to nurse, pretty much constantly from 6-8pm...when my husband wanted to hold her. He and I both struggled with this.

So cool you're a Medela Mom Maven!



I found myself nodding and filling with so much pr...

2010-03-10T19:54:56.419-07:00

I found myself nodding and filling with so much pride for you. You go girl! Education - key! Support - priceless! A drive to succeed - powerful! I love that you gave it a go, learned, and kept going with it.

I had very lucky and positive breastfeeding experiences...I did get thrush with Henry and it was AWFUL - but I persevered. Breastfeeding lasted a little over a year for both of mine - my views are right along with yours...choice, nothing against formula, do what works for you! Great post!