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  • Bloat can go up and down early on, but just save yourself the trouble and buy some elastic waist band pants now - they don't have to be maternity, just stretchy. For dress pants, they do make some that are still work slacks but with stretchy waist b…
  • I don't come to thebump anymore, but I heard about your situation and wanted to say GOOD LUCK!!!! I hope you have a great delivery and no NICU time!
  • We are praying for her on our private preemie board as well. Thanks for details about DD's birth stats.
  • My DS was much older, but I know many many women of babies under 28 weeks that are doing great now. (And two different moms of 27w babies in our circle just came home this past week from the NICU after 86 and 87 days respectively.) The steroid shots…
  • I'm reading from your post DD would be going with you, yes? I personally wouldn't. It's in the summer, so from that perspective being in a crowded area is less risky than right now in RSV season, but it's still a HUGE crowd that you can't get away f…
  • I'm sorry you're feeling the burden of the early days. Is there a reason why you're pumping? Can you quit pumping and just nurse? As she gets older and gets more head control, you'll get a lot more comfortable doing things even while she's eating (i…
  • It won't hurt him other than potentially give him gas or digestive discomfort. I'd be more worried about your mom trying to give him too much formula. I'd probably spoon out only the amount he'd need for the day in a baggie or something so she can't…
  • Most carseat manufacturers void the warranty if you put anything in the seat that didn't come with them EXCEPT for receiving blankets. Your NICU should be able to show you how to roll receiving blankets to use around the head, sides, and a washcloth…
  • Osgirl: Congrats for making it to 11 months! I don't think you necessarily have to commit to another full year. Just take it a day or a week at a time. My DD will be one at the end of this month and we have no plans to wean yet. I'm just going day …
  • Oh we definitely had it out, once in the NICU and a few times at home, while he was in the NICU. And then there were plenty of things we've had issues with once he came home: some of it is normal adjustment to parenthood (becoming parents the first …
  • I'd recommend buying a cheap (~$20) manual pump from Target or Walmart. It's small (just one horn) and you could definitely use it in any bathroom no problem. I'd plan to go to the restroom at 3.5 hrs in and spend about 10 min. total pumping just to…
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  • "The WHO spokeswoman raised concerns about the independence of the BMJ study as some of its authors have received funding from the baby-food industry. ADVERTISEMENT The BMJ paper declares that three of the four authors …
  • Oh wow, hon, that's a WHOLE lot of stress they've put on you that they had no right to. DH is a pedi and he is appalled that they asked her to move out of the NICU before she was going home. They should never separate twins like that unless one's go…
  • Ditto the go back to a Level 1 nipple on the bottles. Also, have you tried offering a paci at all in the middle of the night? If he's only staying on for a few minutes at each hourly feed, it may be more of a desire to suck than a quest for food. I …
  • Ignore that ignorant nurse. You need the mini-pill b/c the hormones in other combination pills/Nuva Ring decrease milk supply. I will tell you I gave up on the mini-pill after the first month b/c I could never take it within that one hour window eve…
  • I know, it sucks I had a period that I was really upset about everything surrounding the delivery (DS had a 15 day NICU stay and I only held him for 5 seconds on the first day of his life, and couldn't  hold him again for 5 days). I was really bitt…
  • The letter idea may help, but I'm going to ask since no one else has: where's your DH on this? It's his family. He should be the one talking about this with them, not you. You can talk to your mom in a certain way as an 'insider' in your family abou…
  • Hopefully it's not colic. We dealt with colic for about 2.5 mo., from just before 1 mo. of age until 3.5 mo. His crying was worst in the evening (usually 6-9pm for us) which is typical for colic babies. You can try: singing, swing,  stroller, swadd…
  • !!!! What's your insurance? That's really crappy since there are studies out there on its effectiveness. I'm really sorry.
  • :hugs: It's SO hard when they're so close to coming home and you're just waiting on one thing like that. It's not scary, like it was in the beginning, but it's so frustrating! We totally understand how you're feeling - the helplessness in not being …
  • I would pump every 3 hrs max simply b/c you usually don't pump as much as they'll eat. Some women have a great supply and have no issues with this, but most of the time working moms need to pump at least every 3 hrs to make enough for baby and keep …
  • I would definitely do #3. There's no reason to cut out all nursing, but you shouldn't be nursing to sleep anymore. She doesn't need it and I do think it might confuse her. She's doing the night weaning like a pro!
  • 1) Doesn't sound extreme enough to be reflux (DS had reflux) to me. To help the gas, you can try biking his legs and pushing his knees to his chest to help him toot. Are you burping him at least 5-10 min. after each feed? Are you using multiple burp…
  • 1) Doesn't sound extreme enough to be reflux (DS had reflux) to me. To help the gas, you can try biking his legs and pushing his knees to his chest to help him toot. Are you burping him at least 5-10 min. after each feed? Are you using multiple burp…
  • Yes, you can get pg while bfing. Some women won't get a period the whole time they're full-time bfing. I got mine at 8 weeks postpartum. It just depends on your body. Bravado makes good (kinda price-y) supportive nursing bras. The expensive one ev…
  • Are you sure he's screaming for food? If you're convinced the freak out is over the period of time it's taking you to get things set up, I'd recommend just getting him and putting him to breast ASAP - forget the lights or boppy, just get him and get…
  • DS was born at the same age, but wasn't IUGR. He didn't really figure out bfing while we were in the NICU - I only tried about 3-4 times b/c the docs I had were very intense about watching his input since he was pretty jaundiced. Do see an LC to wat…
  • I don't know his medical history, but I would strongly disagree with putting him on a strict schedule. I didn't schedule DS at all until 6 mo. actual, except that I would wake him if he tried to sleep longer than 3 hrs during the day b/c he wasn't e…
  • I suggest we PM if we want to discuss this further, but I'll just stick with some very general points here: 1) Stop using numbers like they're set in stone. They're not, and the age of the newborn is very important when you're talking about how dan…
  • I'm sorry you've had such a rough start. It can get better, I promise. One thing that helped me during my (short) time of oversupply in the beginning was taking a very warm shower as much as I could (I know it's hard to even sleep in the early month…
  • AmyG*: It does mean, that perhaps we need to quit freaking the heck out about jaundice in breastfed babies. the bilirubin captures free radicals in a newborn to help protect them from damage, and is only truly a worry at levels above 21 mg/dl.  Ab…
  • Do you know which bottle she likes, besides the mini-ready made ones at the hospital? Is she eating from the Medelas? I just ask b/c before you buy a number of nipples, you want to make sure she'll actually use them. Are you bfing/planning to bf? I …
  • Leeghsy: BFab11: The AAP recommends at least a year.  You can't give cow's milk until one, so why wean earlier when you'd have to give formula for that extra month?  I'm going at LEAST a year, but C has allergy issues and if he can't have cow's…
  • You are amazing for bfing with triplets and being so dedicated. I'd try it for at least one night if I were in your shoes. Is there a Ronald McDonald House in the hospital or nearby where you could stay? I agree with PP that it'd be more ideal to ju…
  • I think this is what you're looking for: http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/html/Benefits.shtml Or this one is shorter: http://www.breastfeedingresources.net/article.htm
  • I'm not sure why it's taking longer, but that happened to me too (though MUCH later on, like around 8 mo). You could try pumping a minute or two to get closer to letdown before putting him to breast, but that's usually a solution for babies who are …
  • I'd consider getting a new pedi, since this one either isn't very good or isn't pro-bfing. There's no need to tell you to supplement when she didn't have a bili count in hand to know exactly what his level was. Plus, if he was already pooping, there…
  • Based on what you wrote, I'd say no, your milk is not in yet. It's totally normal for it to take up to a full 7 days though. Just keep at it and keep feeding LO. What is "really bad" jaundice? What's his bili number? They'll tell you if you're in th…
  • I thought I only wanted to do 6 mo. DH and I talked at about 5.5 mo and he encouraged me to try for longer, but knew it was my decision and would support what I wanted to do. I HATED that I did all the night feedings esp. (DS never STTN until 11.5 m…
  • I wouldn't wake her. I would offer both breasts, with a burp in between. DS was a one-sider the whole time he was EBF. There's no harm in offering, and there's no possible way to MAKE a child take a second boob if they don't want one. Just keep fee…