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Post by KrisKitten on Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:44 pm

Iv been exclusively BFing Tommy since he was born...im no expert but if anyone wants to ask any questions im more than happy to answer =] xxx

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Post by Lil' Bug on Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:23 am

Hi! I think its great that you're breastfeeding! I've thought long and and hard about it throughout my pregnancy and both my boyfriend and I decided breastfeeding is the best choice for our baby once hes born! Do you have any tips? anything that worked well for you? I know they say its hard during the first couple of weeks but I really have my mind set on breastfeeding. Any advice would be great! Thanks!
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Post by KrisKitten on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:43 pm

If you have ur heart set on it then chances are youll be able to...certain things can stop women from being able to BF like having a traumatic birth so being too tired to do it at the beginning or a very small percentage cannot produce milk - but thats like 2% they reckon so v unlikely. Otherwise with commitment u can manage...and u shouldnt ever feel worried about looking for support.
The best advice i can give tbh is to just hang in there! The first few weeks can be tough. To prevent nip problems i used a nipple cream from the beginning, before i felt any soreness whatsoever, after every single feed.
That meant the worse i got was a few 'Oooch' days.
The diffcult stage can be nethin from a week to a month or so...and growth spurts are tough but its all totally worth it imo.
Now BFing takes no thought whatsoever, no more stressin about latches or w/e Smile
It has to b one of my favourite bits of bein a mummy tbh Very Happy xxxxxxxx

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Post by Sazzles on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:54 pm

Kris i have to say, you are doing an amazing job of BF tommy! i dont personally know any young mums around here that do it and just just seem like such a natural x

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Post by Sazzles on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:55 pm

Kris i have to say, you are doing an amazing job of BF tommy! i dont personally know any young mums around here that do it and just just seem like such a natural x

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Post by Love Bunny on Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:33 pm

Yea well done kris!!! Not alot of teens stick it out but I admire your persiverance (sp?!) Smile

I deffo couldnt have done it after my labour I probably would have snapped I was so tired and shitty Sad
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Post by Lil' Bug on Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:17 pm

Thanks so much for your advice! I really do have my heart set on in since I really want that wonderful bond between a mommy and breastfed baby! I'm definately going to give it all I got once he gets here!!
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Post by KrisKitten on Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:40 pm

Thats great to hear Very Happy
Thanks girls Smile...it can get annoying coz like at the youngmums classes i go to im the ONLY one (out of 20odd girls) who BFs but it makes me a mixture of embaressed and proud lol.
I think it seems to be fashionable for teens to be like 'eerrgh, yak!'
Its what theyr made for!
lol
meh, there seems to be mroe and more about tho so Vive La Revoloution!
lol!
Just as a side note bug if worst comes to worst dont let the obsession to feed stress you out too much - tbh there nothing worse u can do than stress 'i must feed imust feed i must feed' lol.
Just takes everything as it comes, if its going wrong then thats not the end of the world, u can always try again later and express for now. And if it rlly does come down to it and u have to use formula dont feel too bad.
It doesnt make u any less of a mother and you will still bond with your baby Smile
That said like i said b4, once u get over those 1st few weeks it does honestly get much easier! (the rockhard boobs goes down too lol Very Happy) xxxxxxx

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Post by stuffymuffy on Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:08 pm

That's really great you've breastfed exclusively! All the young mums I know, except for one , FF's so it's good to know I won't be one of the only ones out there lol I really want to breastfeed exclusively for at least a year, I've done alot of research and I really think think it's what is best for me and LO. But I've gotten so much crap from people that because I'm young I'll just give up, it'll be too painful, I won't stick it out etc. It kinda wants to make me do it all the more! So you would say that using nipple cream from the start really prevents sore nips? Did you use one of those breastfeeding pillows at all like the bobby or my breastfriend one? Sorry for all the questions lol
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Post by KrisKitten on Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:38 pm

Good for you Smile
No i dont bother with the pillows, just stack up normal ones lol till we r both comfy. But YES i totally think u need to use the creams.
Iwould use the cream after EVERY single feed from day dot, youll know when ur nips are staring to harden n get used to it. Even if they arent sore at the beginning use it so they dont get sore.
There will be sore times and times u rlly dont want to feed them coz itll hurt but persevere through those and it will get easier,
now i dont even notice anything.
theres no effing around with latches etc, i just hold him there he pops himself on and goes to work.
Only problem now is popping off because he wants so giggle and play - cute but not useful for feeding lol xxxx

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Re: Breastfeeding your baby

Post by misskeymes on Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:04 pm

hey i am still breastfeeding my 14 month old son and have just found out that i am pregnant.i was just wondering if your had any tips on how to stop breastfeeding him.he just doesnt want to give it up.

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