Hey girls, please refer to this post:
Unfortunately I cannot offer advice on this...but I can cheer you on!!!
I didn't say it in my response in the BF forum (NAK then!) but awesome job! Working, nursing, pumping - it's not easy and you're at almost 2 months!! Congrats
Thanks girls!! I'm so glad it's working out this time, it's like God knows that I just cannot afford formula this time around lol!! 10 more months to go!!
When baby gets teeth, do they bite you? I'm sure some babies have bitten but in my experience with joshua who got teeth around 8 months and breastfeed for 2 months after he didn't bite me and with his bottom teeth that had come in his tongue covered his bottom teeth so he couldn't really bite unless he had a bad latch....
How long did you BF? Just until 10 months and he self weened
Is one year best, or did you go longer? I plan on going until 1 year unless something else happens. After that I will have to re think how I feel, because I am not sure how our breastfeeding relationship is going to go and if she will be really attached or not care.. either way I am thinking I won't stop exactly on her one year birthday
Did your supply dry up once you introduced baby food/solids, or when they required more milk (5-6oz per feeding)? It was 5 years ago that I dealt with this so I am not to sure but I don't remember it being an issue but I also pumped with joshua so my supply was always good.
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? I wouldn't wake up to pump just because your body will adjust to what your baby needs, but what I would do is if you wake up from being in pain from being engorged then I would pump.
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? Not to sure... but Kay slept for a good 6 or 7 hours when she was 4 months old.. not all the time but sometimes and my milk was already starting to dry up as I had gotten pregnant.. so I am not sure if it was from being pregnant or her sleeping though the night..
I hope this helped a little bit....
When baby gets teeth, do they bite you? Nicholas has bitten me many times ( he was born with 2 teeth). They do it occasionally, I think they just clamp their gums down and unfortunately it hurts. It doesn't happen every time though.
How long did you BF? Usually for 9 months. As long as 12 months (my 1st) and as short as 6 months ( my 3rd)
Is one year best, or did you go longer? It is really up to the mom and the baby. Sometimes babies prefer the cup and solid food, sometimes they are "too busy" to want to nurse.... usually BF-ing a toddler means night time nursing.
Did your supply dry up once you introduced baby food/solids, or when they required more milk (5-6oz per feeding)?
Once they start solids, they tend to nurse less, thus the supply goes down to some level. But it adjusts to baby's needs.
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?
Yes, but I would not get up to pump. I usually wake up engorged a few mornings and feed the baby first thing. then the supply adjusts.
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? Well, some babies do, not mine though b/c I co sleep and nurse them if they wake up at night.
I also just wanted to offer encouragement! I know it is TOUGH, and congratulations on coming up on the 2-month milestone!
In terms of your questions about length of time and benefit...babies have historically often been nursed longer than one year. I'm hoping to nurse Laszlo until age 2 or until he self-weans.