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Donation/receiving donated breast milk. What sort of questions to ask? Also what about medications? Would you accept donated breast milk if the individual was taking a medication that may end up in the milk? I'm speaking about private offerings/donations, not the milk bank at the hospital. Thoughts?
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
My daughter is almost 8 months and I am SO done with breastfeeding but she absolutely refuses anything else. We've tried pretty much every type of bottle and every suggestion I can google and nothing will get her to take anything but breastmilk from me. I talked to our dr and he says basically if I want to wean her I'll have to starve her out - not in so many words of course, but the theory goes that if she gets hungry enough she'll eventually take what she's offered. I'm feeling awful about it. I'm getting more and more resentful about breastfeeding, and not being able to get away from her for even an afternoon for myself. Sometimes I'm angry at her while she's eating. But the flip side is that breastfeeding has always been easy for us and... Read More
This was posted anonymously to Magnificent Moms 2015 (Victoria, BC)
moms- wondering if anyone can relate . i've got a ton of frozen breast milk that's past the year mark and i've been putting off throwing it away because it make me feel so sad . i had to pump a lot in the beginning getting my milk supply stable, but then my son would never take a bottle . i did give some away in the beginning but kept the rest because i thought if something happened to me there would be some milk for my baby . But now , it's too old for anyone . I think about all those babies who rely on donor milk who it could have gone to and i feel terrible for this aweful waste . thanks for listening .
Many American women want to breast-feed — and try to. Only about half keep it up. It's like they've lost the instinct. One researcher thinks she's figured out why and how to get the instinct back. (via NPR.org)
This was posted anonymously to Mosaic Moms 2017 (Victoria, BC)
I am looking for tips on how to give an EBF 4 month old a bottle? Does the milk have to be warm? How do you warm the milk? Dad has tried a couple of times with no luck. We never gave our first baby a bottle, so I'm lost here.
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
Hi ladies, My child is 14months and I still havent gotten back my period. I don't want to cut back on breastfeeding but want to start trying for another baby. Hints? Herbs? Meds?
This was posted anonymously to Magnetic Moms 2014 (Victoria, BC)
My son who is almost 3 and was fully weaned last fall, still dry nurses. As in, I have no milk, but he still comes to me for a suckle maybe a handful of times a week. He gets no milk, just comfort. Is this super weird? It doesn't feel wrong or weird, it just feels like maybe I weaned him too soon as he clearly still wants the comfort and closeness. Just wondering if other people's toddlers still do this and curious as to what people think. He's doing this as I type, snuggled up to me for the last 10 mins. It doesn't really bother me but should it?
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
I really miss breastfeeding. I feel like I gave up prematurely and really wish I stuck with it. I've hand expressed my breasts and I've noticed that there is still something in there. It's really thick though. I stopped breastfeeding around 3.5/4 months. My lo is now 7mo. Is there such thing as establishing a supply much after the fact? I still have an electric pump and lots of fenugreek and mothers milk tea. I've had 2 periods so far too. Am I completely dried up or do I have hope?
In an effort to be authentic, I’d like to talk about something… (via A Cup of Jo)
This was posted anonymously to Magnificent Moms 2015 (Victoria, BC)
Has anyone else had the HARDEST time (emotionally) with stopping breast feeding? My LO is 17 months and I have my second on the way. I know it will be better for my babe to stop now before baby comes but I can't help feeling this incredible sense of sadness and despair. I don't know if it's because BFing was so hard in the beginning and took so much for me to get to the point where it was enjoyable or whether it's the thought that my baby is not a baby anymore and I'll never get to BF my first LO again. Either way, I'm struggling. Last night was my last night and all I can do is cry this morning. I feel so much loss...like someone has died. It's tearing me apart. I'm a mess.
How a natural position to breastfeed—mother leaning back, baby tummy down, and adjusting body, baby, and breast helps make for an easier start. (via Breastfeeding Today)
A same sex couple has been pictured taking it in turns to breastfeed their newborn baby girl in series of stunning images captured by Australian photographer, Lacey Barratt (via Mail Online)
"Breastfeeding is not this fantasy experience where you lounge on an ornate sofa in high heels and full makeup." (via Upworthy)
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
Help! I need a breast feeding break! My 3 month old is exclusively breast fed and wants to feed ALL DAY LONG! Sheis not bad at night just a couple of feedings but I need a break during the day to work out or go to the store or parent my older son. We have been trying a bottle the last couple days with no success (she has taken it a hand full of times in the past). How can we get him to take it?? Momma needs a break! Oh and she hates soothers! TIA
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
I've been battling the idea of switching to formula for a little while now. Breastfeeding has been great and super easy but it definitely has its downs. Every time he latches, I get a terrible wave of nausea for a good minute or two and it's hard not being able to be away from babe for longer than a certain amount of time. We've tried pumping occasionally and attempted to give a bottle here and there so I could go out and shoot (I'm a photographer) but we just haven't been having the best of luck. It breaks my heart to come home and hear him crying from the end of the hallway. I missed out on so much during our holiday visit with my family back home because I had to keep feeding and soothing babe since I'm the only one who could. I k... Read More
Nursing has become repulsive. Not all the time — just during episodes of aversion, otherwise known as breastfeeding agitation, which come sporadically. And it’s intense enough at those … (via Mama's Milk, No Chaser)
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I have a 6 month old and a 2.5 year old. My 2.5 year old is still breastfeeding. I figured she would self-wean well I was pregnant, but she just continued asking for it. Nursing was so painful during pregnancy, but I thought it would help her adjust to a new baby. Since my milk has come in after the baby was born, my 2.5 year old actually started to ask to breastfeed more. I give in every time, because it calms her down (otherwise she will scream until she pukes). We offer her alternatives first, before breast milk, but it is the breast milk she wants. My problem is that, every time she feeds, I literally can not stand the feeling of it. It doesn't hurt, per say, but it just feels awful. I, also, can get so frustrated with her because she w... Read More
This was posted anonymously to Magnificent Moms 2015 (Victoria, BC)
How can I ease the transition for my toddler between nursing to sleep for naps and having to fall asleep without me when I go back to work? Thanks!
This was posted anonymously to Magnetic Moms 2014 (Victoria, BC)
Does anybody have experience with breastfeeding and cancer treatment? I'm in the process of being diagnosed with what is very likely lymphoma, and I am still breastfeeding my youngest who is just over two. I feel like I'll have to wean (he's not ready but he will handle it ok) but I'm conflicted about when and how to do it. Should I start now, even though I don't know what kind of treatment I'll get or when, but at least we can ease him out of it, or should I wait so he and I can continue the closeness and ease of bedtime as long as we can? (last baby and hard times to come). Thanks for any support you can send my way. This is definitely not the way I wanted breastfeeding to end:(
This was posted anonymously to Magnificent Moms 2015 (Victoria, BC)
I am 5 months pregnant. My son is 19 months old. I have been nursing him up until this point and now my milk has changed to colostrum. I can tell he still wants milk and is sad. I keep offering it to him but he is confused and won't really nurse. I think this is the end. I am absolutely crushed. I had no idea I would feel this heartbroken. I've cried more in the last two weeks than I have in the last 2 years. We were only nursing 2 times per day but it was a sacred and special time for us. Has anyone dealt with this? I don't feel like I have anyone who can relate. I don't know what to do.
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
So I was able to EBF my older son for his whole first year and really enjoyed it with no complications. Fast forward to now I have a new baby and am just not enjoying it. I have had 2 clogged ducts in under a month, I am feeling drained. The amount of guilt I feel about this is insane!!! I was thinking of introducing formula maybe for 1 feeding a day (just to give me a break) but again feel so guilty because there is nothing wrong with my supply or latch and also I have no idea how formula works. What kind of formula is best, how much does my month old need, etc. Thanks for the support and advice!
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
I may be returning to work at 10 months due to circumstances. I might be able to push it off until 11 months. Either way, I've been exclusively breastfeeding, and I am wondering if it's even possible. I have never been able to pump and my son doesn't like the bottle. How often does your child breastfeed during the day at these ages? It is possible for me to run home on lunch hour and feed him then, and maybe during one break if I am lucky.
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
Oh I know this might be a controversial topic. But does anyone have any research or info on the use of medical marijuana while breastfeeding?
This was posted anonymously to Magnetic Moms 2014 (Victoria, BC)
My two year old has yellow brown discolouration on the front teeth. I'm feeling really bad about this. I have a dentist appointment booked but I'm feeling crappy that I didn't somehow catch this earlier. I have been struggling a bit with depression associated with a stressful work schedule. While I was working family was taking care of my child and I know that brushing was not done properly/enough. I also found out a family member had been giving juice boxes and milk regularly. I also breastfeed and feel like everyone around me assumes this is the cause. I don't know if any of these things matter. We went through/ are still going through a intense dislike for brushing. I still do it but 1-2 times per day and as long as I can get away wi... Read More