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    I agree with Mara, Marie! It sounds like a spurt. I've always heard they generally have big ones at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months (give or take a week or two). So this is your first. He's nursing more often to build your supply. I know it sucks (haha, literally) but just keep going. You've gone through too much to quit now!

    I know lots of women who are long-term nursers of multiple kids who struggle through growth spurts but they always make it through. DON'T give in to formula, you've been through too much. (unless you suddenly notice less wet diapers, then supplement, and call the ped and the LC) You need to keep nursing to build your supple as he grows. Don't worry this will just bed 2-3 days and he'll go right back.

    Caleb is having his 6 week growth spurt, I think. He woke up and power nursed 4 times last night (instead of the 1 time he was doing) and took in good feeds yesterday and now is today, too. But it will pass!

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    Ugg. Matt had a growth spurt at 4 and 6 weeks and I was ready to lose my mind. But we just kept going and it did get better.
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    Thanks Ladies. I thought I was at the end of my rope just dealing with the pain, and then he started nursing/waking so much more. I haven't given any formula yet. I'm getting through it by taking things one nursing session at a time. Today marks four weeks of breastfeeding. *deep breath* I can do this. Thanks for your support. You keep me going.
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    Hang in there, Marie! I hope it passes soon.

    Emmy had two days this week where she was wanting to eat much more frequently, and I was nursing her about 20 minutes every 1.5-2 hours. It was exhausting. Then suddenly, she was back to her regular 3 hour routine but only nursing for 10 minutes each session. She's been doing that for the past three days now, except for one long session before bedtime. I was concerned that she wasn't getting enough during the day, but she is completely satisfied after each feeding, not snacking at all, and wetting/pooping plenty of diapers.
    Its crazy how she can go from being a hungry monster to being a very petite eater in just one day, then back again. Right when I think I have her figured out, she switches it up! I can't keep track of her. haha.
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    Hey, all you girls who are having a rough start with the Bfing...

    This symbol is seen on the internet (well at least the sites I've hung out on) as the official "rough start" medal you may award yourself. It's hosted on my photobucket and I won't mess with the url so feel free to nab it and put it in your siggy. Who says no one gets medals for breastfeeding, right?

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    There are also ones for specific milestones, as you reach them! There are more for 2 years and beyond but we are literally years away so I won't bother uploading them...yet.

    6 weeks Photobucket

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    Quote Originally Posted by selosmini View Post
    Thanks Ladies. I thought I was at the end of my rope just dealing with the pain, and then he started nursing/waking so much more. I haven't given any formula yet. I'm getting through it by taking things one nursing session at a time. Today marks four weeks of breastfeeding. *deep breath* I can do this. Thanks for your support. You keep me going.
    Oh Marie, I'm so there with you!!! Our babies were born the same day so I feel not only your pain but your milestones as well.

    I haven't broken down on the formula yet either. I am giving Mason one bottle of pumped BM at the end of the day before his typically longest sleep stretch of about 3-4.5 hours. It's gives my painful nips a little rest up for the middle of the night feedings. But no formula.

    Of course I'm now also having some supply problems like I did with my DS#1. I will have my 6 week check up in 2 weeks and I think I'll ask for domperidone for milk supply then. It will help enough to ease my mind. I had to do this before as well.

    Hang in there honey. My nips and your nips could talk (um if they weren't in so much pain!!!!)

    I'm pulling for you and me and anyone else with BF-ing issues - go girls - you can do it!!!
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    katlyn... maybe its cuz our babies are just a day apart... but everytime you post about your LO i feel like you could be writing about mine! it always seems like they are doing the same thing in terms of eating and sleeping. its kinda funny
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    nak

    Aren't growth spurts fun?? Aaron was very much a little piggy during this time, it was exhausting but so worth it to just power through it with him as I never resulted to giving formula...and Aaron sleeps about 8 hours at night on breastmilk so formula isn't an answer for that always.
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    hey everyone!!!

    Luke had his FIRST bottle today, he took it from DH with no problem we will probably offer him one 3-4 times a week till i go back to work in September.

    My question is about bottles and nipples... I used the Medela bottle and nipple that came with my pump. The hole in the nipple looked really small, but he still seemed to be drowning and sputtering a bit. Then there was the issue of air in the bottle when he got down to the end. What types of bottles and nipples do you guys use?
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    Carolyn-I gave Cody his 1st bottle yesterday. He wasn't too into it. I finally got him to suck, but he fought it the whole time. He also still needed to nurse right after, even though he didn't drink the whole bottle, for some comfort. The bottles I use are the Playtex VentAire. I used them with DS1 and never had any trouble with air bubbles. I think I might have to switch bottles though if Cody doesn't take to the ones we have.
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