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When baby gets teeth, do they bite you? Sometimes but my reaction to it put an end to it. I accidently scared him. Lol

How long did you BF? Longest 14 months, shortest 3 months(first baby)

Is one year best, or did you go longer? I think one year is great! Some babies will wean prior some will seem to nurse for much much longer.

Did your supply dry up once you introduced baby food/solids, or when they required more milk (5-6oz per feeding)? No not that I noticed.

Will I become engorged once baby sleeps through the night, and if so, do I need to set an alarm to pump to make sure that doesn't happen? You may get engorged but I don't think you need to pump. The engorgement will only last a few(2-3) nights. Then you adjust.

Did baby even sleep through the night while BF, because I heard that BM doesn't fill them up as well and even at 6 and 7 months they'll still be waking up to eat? I've had baby STTN while EBF at 6 weeks and another it took "convincing" at 9 months to get him to STTN.

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I replied over there but just wanted to say WTG on getting your supply up! woot!!

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When baby gets teeth, do they bite you? DS never did bite.

How long did you BF? I nursed him for 9 months but my supply drastically dropped at 7 months and I had to supplement until my frozen stash ran out when he was 9 months.

Is one year best, or did you go longer? From what I understand any amount of time you BF is great but most moms set a goal of a year. My goal this time is 6 months but even that seems like a long time from now with all I am dealing with.

Did your supply dry up once you introduced baby food/solids, or when they required more milk (5-6oz per feeding)? Now, it didn't decrease then.

Will I become engorged once baby sleeps through the night, and if so, do I need to set an alarm to pump to make sure that doesn't happen? Perhaps. I get engorged after about 5 hours of not pumping/nursing, so I pump. Then I get engorged again b/c my bosy thinks I need more milk. I am feeding her all day and still freezing about 20+oz a day. I'm making too much milk for one baby but have put myself in a vicious cycle of making my body think I need more than I really do.

Did baby even sleep through the night while BF, because I heard that BM doesn't fill them up as well and even at 6 and 7 months they'll still be waking up to eat? DS started STTN around 6 months and he was still BF.

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OMG, the thought of Trystan not sleeping through the night until 6 months or older makes me want to cry!! Jenn, I'm so jealous of how much milk you're able to freeze (I'm sure it's driving you a little crazy though!)!! I have about 30oz in the freezer, but it took me a couple of weeks to get that!

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lol, Allie still doesn't STTN every night and she is 2. She does most of the time.

I try to give my new babies the benefit of the doubt though. I wake up soooo thirsty sometimes and they probably do too.

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

OMG, the thought of Trystan not sleeping through the night until 6 months or older makes me want to cry!! Jenn, I'm so jealous of how much milk you're able to freeze (I'm sure it's driving you a little crazy though!)!! I have about 30oz in the freezer, but it took me a couple of weeks to get that!

Makes me want to cry thinking of not STTN at 6 weeks, lol. FWIW Deacon did only wake up once at 6 months so it wasn't horrible. Although, as you know, working and waking up any time during the night sucks!'