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Updated: 2016-09-29T19:15:33.105-04:00

 



This is very easy for everyone here to say, but I ...

2014-03-13T15:37:04.127-04:00

This is very easy for everyone here to say, but I was exclusivly nursing my daughter who I became pregnant while she was 3 months! I was so upset to see that my supply is clearly diminishing at this point, and I saw that I was producing a lot less milk. In Hilary flowers book about pregnancy and nursing she speaks about the fact that 70%, which is the majority of women, expirience a decrease in milk. The milk even changes content. I was so so upset that I had to start to suplement, but at this point (daughter is not even 6 months yet) my diminished milk supply will not be giving her enough food as she is not eating other foods yet and milk is supposed to be the main source. The pregnancy hormones usually slow down lactation and if you are of the 70% you hve to take care of yourself but there is nothing to do to fight hormones in ur body, if they are causing the milk to decrease.



Thank you so much for posting this. So far this i...

2012-05-19T19:19:58.440-04:00

Thank you so much for posting this. So far this is by far the most useful post I've found. Thanks again!



I wish there were doctors like you around here! I...

2008-09-02T12:25:00.000-04:00

I wish there were doctors like you around here!

If I get pregnant anytime soon, I plan to Tandem Nurse, because neither my daughter nor I are ready to quit just yet! (She's thirteen months.)

GREAT blog--I can't wait to read your book!

~L~



My older son was 10 months old when I got pregnant...

2008-05-26T17:37:00.000-04:00

My older son was 10 months old when I got pregnant with my younger son. When I was about 3-4 months along, he gave up nursing in 1 day. Literally. One day, I nursed him normally (probably before and after bedtime and naptime, plus another couple of nursings in between), and the next day, he totally refused the breast. I tried for a week to get him to pick it back up, but he steadfastly refused -- crying if I even held him in a nursing position. I guess the taste of the milk changed. But I would have nursed him longer, if he would have.



I enjoyed this discussion. My child's pediatrician...

2008-05-04T11:00:00.000-04:00

I enjoyed this discussion. My child's pediatrician told me to wean when I got pregnant with my second. Fortunately I knew better (and told her about the information in the tandem nursing book) and continued to nurse successfully throughout the pregnancy, and tandem nurse after the birth.

The next time I got pregnant my second nursling was not so interested in nursing and my supply was not where it was the first time. My daughter ended up weaning during the second trimester, and we've both been fine with that!



Those were good advice! I "meet" new moms so often...

2008-04-06T01:07:00.000-04:00

Those were good advice! I "meet" new moms so often on my website that come for advice on the problems with feeding thier baby (constipation, not eating enough etc, etc). Very often the moms have stopped breastfeeding their babies due to the advice of their doctor. I think it is so sad! It seems to be a common "truth" that milk supply is a problem and the only way to solve it is to start with formula.

I'll bookmark you advice for future reference to my visitors at www.easybabylife.com.



Danibee (and Sarah and Lauren),I appreciate your w...

2008-04-06T00:08:00.000-04:00

Danibee (and Sarah and Lauren),
I appreciate your walking and typing advertisment for my practice. Except for LLL and old issues of Mother to Mother, I generally don't "advertise." I do that to support the project. I prefer all my "advertising" to be in the form of education, like writing and teaching. It tells me they got lucky and I have a LOT of work to do.


I'd be to scared to "advertise" in a paper that goes to everyone. I'd be scared at what might come in. I love referrals because it tells me a lot about the new mom and baby (or grandma, etc...) just by knowing who sent them.

When someone (usually not the case with a breastfeeding mother) tells me they picked me off the insurance list or they live two houses down and I am so close, it lets me know they did NO research in choosing a provider.



Interesting post!It just makes sense, doesn't it? ...

2008-04-05T22:51:00.000-04:00

Interesting post!

It just makes sense, doesn't it? In my mind, a nursing mother & breastfed baby should see a Family Practitioner who specializes in breastfeeding medicine. We are very fortunate to have PTM in our backyard.



Not to sound like a walking (or typing) advertisme...

2008-04-05T20:23:00.000-04:00

Not to sound like a walking (or typing) advertisment for your practice, but this is the VERY reason why I have just recently left my Peditrician and started with Dr. Punger for my 3 month old's primary care. I would, in many visits, ask specific questions of my Pediatrician regarding breastfeeding and only hear in return "Breast is best!" I had to challenge my traditional thinking recently when my peditrician recommended that I give my daughter Pedialite during a recent bout of the flu. This recommendation was made over the phone, with no examination of my daughter and no inquiry to see if we were breastfeeding or not. Uh... I think "breast is best" over Pedialite (in this case).



I know first hand how discouraging it can be told ...

2008-04-05T11:48:00.000-04:00

I know first hand how discouraging it can be told to stop breastfeeding by your OB.
(page 27 PTM)

I lost faith in this OB with her obviously wrong advice this time and other times. When she was on call when I went into labor with Scott, it was one more thing that contributed to me wanting to stay home as long as possible to labor. Nor did I have any desire to call and give her heads up I was pushing and on my way to the hospital.

A midwife from another group caught him (page 30).

And then this OB showed up to sew me up (page 40) and treated me like a complicated birth...



I met a mom in a similar position. She was actuall...

2008-04-05T10:18:00.000-04:00

I met a mom in a similar position. She was actually the princess house consultant that did my party a couple of months ago. She had just found out that day that she was unexpectedly pregnant and had a 7 month old. Her OB told her that day when she called in to make her first appointment to stop nursing immediately. Boy was a I glad she was at my house that night so my breastfeeding friends and I could tell her how WRONG that was. She isn't some one I know well so I don't know how things are going for her, but I hope we made enough of an impression (without being too overzealous) that she sought some info for herself and has been able to continue. She was pretty upset about the idea of having to wean so I am optomistic for her. The misinformation some times is just shocking.