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
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
My daughter has been having allergic reactions to something, and we haven't been able to pinpoint what. I am currently exclusively breastfeeding. In order to pinpoint what is causing it, I've been told I should try an elimination diet as we've tried everything else and nothing seems to be helping. This means I don't eat any of the high allergens (soy, wheat, dairy, nuts, eggs, etc.) and then when her system seems to be clear introducing them back in one at a time. I am all for it if it means helping my daughter feel better, but am worried about keeping my milk supply up with such a low fat, low calorie diet. Has anybody done this before and how did you keep up milk supply?
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
Hello. My baby is 8 months old and is exclusively breastfed. We have been battling thrush for 5 months. I have tried nystatin, canestan, gentian violet, APNO and grapefruit seed extract applied topically. I just can seem to fight this off and I'm at a loss with what to do next. It's making me miserable knowing our entire breastfeeding relationship so far has been somewhat stressful. Any other moms have a hard time getting rid of thrush? I really don't want to stop breastfeeding but I also don't want to keep giving my baby medicine. Thank you for any input.
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
I know midwifes and the internet say wait 3 plus weeks before introducing a soother. However, if you are nursing fine have you been able to successfully introduce sooner? TIA
This was posted anonymously to Thunder Bay Moms (Thunder Bay, ON)
Hi moms, I'm doing an anonymous post because I know breast is best and everything but I don't want to breastfeed anymore. I'm tired of pulling up my shirt and being sticky all the time. I feel guilty for thinking this because I know there are so many other moms who want to breastfed and can't but I'm just getting tired of it. My daughter is 8 months old. She's healthy and happy. I can keep going for awhile, honesltly I don't know what I'm asking I just wanted to say that. Does anyone else feel like this? I'm really sorry to everyone who wants to and can't because I must really sound terrible. Thank you for reading.
Every mom knows that there is no limit to what she would do for her child. Yell at the mean bully down the block; lift a car; transcend time and space — sure, no problem. And I think most moms can agree that, while those mama bear instincts might be... (via LittleThings.com)
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
Hello all. Posting anonymously today because I feel like I'll get flack for this... But I dislike breastfeeding. A lot. We've never had any issues with it - but I just don't enjoy it. My LO is 7 months and I've lasted this long... but I really want to start weaning. I feel guilty because I am fully capable to continue breast feeding, but I think it's just not for me. Please tell me I'm not the only one in this situation!