Quoting sophia && isaiahs mommy:" Hell I went from 1cm to full after my water broke in under an hr. Im glad I didny have to wait forever! ... [snip!] ... plan on no pain meds? I had no pain meds what so ever..and yhe contractions hurt wayy worse than pushing out my daughter lol"
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I Love Dem Baybees!:</b>" So when they told me to switch breasts ... [snip!] ... taste, bottle and pacifiers can interfere.. and sometimes "tongue tie.". Premie and NICU babies can have a hard time too."Thank you! I much rather take advice from experienced, educated mothers...rather than blindly trust "professionals" . I think part of the problem was because they wouldn't latch correctly, my nipples got SOOO sore and I would nearly bite through my lip when they would try to feed because it hurt so bad. Therefor I wasn't relaxing, they would cry and get upset because they couldn't get anything and it was always a big mess . I was worried they were starving and formula was given, they did have pacifiers and bottles because of the formula so that interfered as well.
Quoting I Love Dem Baybees!:" So when they told me to switch breasts after so long of being on one, it was probably the opposite of ... [snip!] ... flat. I tried latch assist and no success. I WILL have my smurf together this time though, lol. OP, I hope all is well for you!"yeah pulling the baby off the breast is never a good idea. Because as they nurse the milk gets more and more fatty, if you pull them off early they are only getting watery "foremilk". And its not as good for their tummies and not good for weight gain. Just remember every experience is different, first time my LO didnt latch for weeks, and this time fatty wanted milk after 2 minutes of being out. Though she did have a latch issue, which i realized was a tongue tie, and i got it clipped in the hospital
Quoting TantricLemons:" yeah pulling the baby off the breast is never a good idea. Because as they nurse the milk gets more and ... [snip!] ... of being out. Though she did have a latch issue, which i realized was a tongue tie, and i got it clipped in the hospital"Thanks lady! I appreciate all of the advice . Since you just had a baby, and OP is nearing the end even more than I am...have either of you had trouble going from sitting to standing upright? When I do, most times I get the worst sharp pain right above the pubic area but somewhere in there kind of in the middle, I seriously cannot walk and I even got really tight with it earlier it was probably BH though. I have had that pain with each pregnancy and cannot figure out what it is. Standing upright made it worse though, I think standing up put her in a position causing the pain. Sciatic nerve? Can it really be as bad as to immobilize someone?
Quoting I Love Dem Baybees!:" Thanks lady! I appreciate all of the advice . Since you just had a baby, and OP is nearing the end ... [snip!] ... I think standing up put her in a position causing the pain. Sciatic nerve? Can it really be as bad as to immobilize someone?"
Quoting ßεχ™:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" yeah pulling the baby off the breast is ... [snip!] ... as well to offer both breasts. DS feeds for a while sometimes and is happy doing so, I ain't gonna rip him off halfway through."
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:"Thanks! I'm thinking hy Friday if nothing happens I will be castor oiling lol."
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" When you've been trying to nurse for a while with a tongue tie it's not necessarily a bad idea to offer ... [snip!] ... (according to Dr. Newman) it can help to increase your supply by increasing the frequency with which each breast is stimulated."Which is why I said if a mom has her milk in and a great supply. Its a good idea to stimulate both breasts as much as possible in the early colostrum days. And its not like they are getting a ton anyways. The sucking is mostly comfort to stimulate milk production. But a mom who has an established supply should not pull babies off mid nurse to give them the other breast. Offering the second one after the baby is done, yes. But not stop them mid nurse to give the other breast. Unfortunately though some lc's still recommend that. Its not good for weight gain, but it was what a really dumb lc recommended i do to help my first gain weight. It can prevent the baby from getting the fatty milk.
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" Which is why I said if a mom has her milk ... [snip!] ... the experiences I've had. I didn't mean to insinuate I was arguing with your premise that it is better to stick to one breast"Thankfully we caught our tongue tie @ like 5 hours old, so she hadnt formed any habits when we clipped it,
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Hasa Diga Eebowai:</b>" Did you try castor oil today? Any ... [snip!] ... I keep chickening out. I'm going to the store to get a few supplies in a bit, if my husbands friends ever leave! >.<"