So I mostly lurk but will pop in every so often... I thought I would pop in today since I had some questions...and give u some updates as well...
Nathaniel was diagnosed with severe reflux when he was two days old..(we had a scary incident in the hospital where he choked on his spit up and stopped breathing) and he was put on meds.. At his six month appt he was taken off of them! anyways... he still has it but no where near as bad.. because of his reflux it was/is important for me to stay breastfeeding because formula seems to make it worse...so here are the breast feeding ?'s
For those that have teeth are you supposed to feel the teeth? or is that a sign of a bad latch?
Nate has his two bottom teeth and occasionally I will feel the tips of them... (ouch)
He is eating solids twice a day... but still nursing like every 3 hours... because of his reflux he has always had short small more frequent meals... how often is everyone else nursing/eating?
After attempts at different things we are now co sleeping. He still wakes to feed... usually twice a night but he falls asleep earlyish like at 8 and wakes up lateish like at 930. Are other co sleepers still waking to nurse? And if you are co sleeping how long do you plan on doing so?
About me- I went back to work part time and am blessed with a mother friendly work place. They have separate rooms with medela pumps, sinks, and refrigerators! Oh and also I have horrible baby fever but wont be TTC for another 4 or 5 months.
and here is a pic of my lil man
Well thanks for your time!
What a cutie! Yay for getting him off the reflux meds! And super YaY for having such a supportive workplace!
Teeth- Teagan's got 2 bottom teeth, 3 top teeth and a bunch just about to break through. I felt the bottom 2 for a few weeks after they broke through (5 months ago ). After that I think she figured out how to work around them and I didn't feel them all the time anymore. Every time a new one comes through I feel it for a little while. Occasionally, she'll nip me. Ouch! It's not intentional though so I don't reprimand her. It's usually when she's really tired or really eager. At this point I think bad latch really isn't an issue anymore. It's more that they (and your boobs) just need to get used to the new additions.
Frequency- I'm not really sure because I nurse her on demand when we're together but I'd guess about every 3 hours. She's eating about 2 meals of solids per day. Less if I don't have time. She's pretty much eating table food at this point although she does eat purees at daycare.
Co-sleeping- We co-sleep. Have been since about day one. It wasn't the original plan but as you know very well ... things don't always go to plan . Her nighttime nursing has been really off lately. I think it's all those teeth coming in and maybe a growth spurt on top of that. She literally wants to stay latched ALL NIGHT LONG. When she's not in this mode I'd say she wakes about 2-3 times to nurse. From what I've read and all the co-sleepers I've spoken with, it's pretty standard for them to wake and nurse several times at this age and it'll continue this way pretty much up until they wean. For the most part, I don't wake up when she nurses so I'm OK with it. I figure the alternative is getting out of bed to nurse her. That doesn't sound fun at all. I'm not sure how much longer we're going to co-sleep. If you ask me right before I go to bed I'll say forever. If you ask me at 4:30 in the morning after a night of her staying latched ALL NIGHT LONG I'll say I'm done. Realistically, I think we'll do some form of co-sleeping until she weans and I plan to nurse to at least 18 months.
Hope that helps!
Yeah there r nights where he's latched on all night. I end up sore the next day. And oh wow ur siggy pic is absolutely adorable!
We have 2 bottom teeth here and I only felt the first when it was coming in. I can't fee them now. I don't know if it's a sign or a bad latch or not, maybe he's just testing them out.
And we are on 2 meals and a snack at lunch plus 4 nursing (daytime) sessions and one (usually, can be 2) night nursing sessions
Sarah & Gavin
21st January 2008
Alexander-8 Dec 2008
Tobey-1st Oct 2010
Simon has reflux too, but is still on meds. He is also a frequent nurser, probably every 3 hours and once through the night.
As for teeth, I never felt the bottom ones when they came in but i'm sure that if you are it's just related to getting used to them. I read (on kellymom i think) that the top teeth can take some getting used to as well and that they sometimes can leave tiny indents on your breasts but shouldnt hurt.
Simon is just right out biting me right now! I think related to his top teeth coming in and his cold.
No cosleeping here so no advice there.
Well, Owen still doesn't have any teeth, but from past experience I do remember feeling them from time to time, especially when they get a new one. I have been bitten bad enough with each of my little men that it actually drew blood! I'm sure Owen will be no different, since he is already clamping down pretty hard on my poor little nips!
We do a modified co-sleep over here. We have a pack-n-play at the foot of our bed that he starts off in, then when he wakes up the first time I go get him and nurse him in bed. Sometimes I put him back in the pack-n-play, and sometimes I just keep him in bed with us. He typically nurses 2-3 times at night as well.
I can say this...I have done it both ways as far as sleeping arrangements goes, with Jacob we did 100% co-sleep and JoJo was 100% bassinet/crib. Jacob is 4 1/2 and he still sneaks into bed with us every night, despite our efforts to bribe/reward/discipline him! Josiah is still in a crib so we will see what happens once he has the freedom to choose, but I don't think it will be an issue. To be honest I enjoy snuggling with my kids so it doesn't bother me as long as DH and I get at least a few hours of alone time each night LOL!
I'm interested to see which path we'll end up taking with Owen.
Your little man is SO adorable! You def need to have more!!!
~ Kaci, mama to 3 beautiful boys
and wife to 1 amazing man
My DD has reflux too. We decreased her to one dose a day at 6 months, but have bumped her back up again since she was getting symptoms again and seemed uncomfortable. Hopefully when she gets on more solids, we can try to decrease again.
No teeth here yet, so I can't speak to that, although with my first DD and nursing I don't remember teeth being an issue except for the occasional chomp.
My DD nurses 5 - 6 times a day, has one meal of solids, and sleeps through the night without feedings.
Can't offer advice about teeth. No teeth here yet.
Aiden is currently eating every 2 hours. Sometimes every hour during the day. I think part of it is how distracted he gets, so about 3 minutes is about as long as he'll stay on.
We cosleep. My husband isn't so thrilled with the smaller bed space, but he admits that he likes not hearing DS fuss or cry most nights. Right now DS goes to bed at 8ish in his crib. If I'm ready for bed when he wakes up, he joins us then in bed. Some nights Aiden will do a 6-7 hour stretch. Other nights he'll want to eat every 1-2 hours. For some reason I can no longer sleep when Aiden is nursing, so him trying to keep the boob in his mouth all night is a no go here. He still tries it sometimes. Some days I LOVE cosleeping and don't want it to end. Other days I'm over having this leech on me all night. No idea how long cosleeping will last. I didn't plan on being a cosleeper, but man that arm's reach co-sleeper was just too far away!
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
I dont really remember how or if it felt different when my ds got his first teeth. I do remember him biting me and it hurt alot. Even now Natalie clamps down and Im like ouch!
The only thing he may be doing is playing with your boob with his teeth. Eeek!
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