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Jan 08, 2013 in the Anxiety Community - 6
I had horrible postpartum anxiety and panic attacks and I realized they were directly correlated to lack of sleep. If the baby had a bad night I was guaranteed to have at least 1 panic attack the next day or just constant chest pain and feeling of being on edge.
Dec 10, 2012 in the Breastfeeding Community - 6
The people who should be giving her advice are the pediatrician and lactation consultants. If she needs breastfeeding support encourage her to reach out her local La Leache League. Friends and family tend to overstep their boundaries and feel entitled to having opinions about new mothers. My own mother encouraged me to give my baby formula, so I didn't l...
Nov 27, 2012 in the Breastfeeding Community - 7
Be very careful here because this is how many women loose their milk. They did this to my baby in the hospital and it took a couple weeks for us to get regulated. First of all - you will more than likely produce enough milk if you breast feed exclusively. Its very rare that a new mom doesnt produce milk. Breast milk digests faster than formula so babies get...
Nov 27, 2012 in the Breastfeeding Community - 3
It's totally normal. :)
Nov 27, 2012 in the Breastfeeding Community - 3
Also, have the baby nurse as much as possible to relieve the pressure. Not nursing is not going to solve the problem unless you quit nursing all together - if that is your intention. If it is your intention to nurse, it will take a few weeks for your breasts and your baby to get regulated, so hang in there.
Nov 27, 2012 in the Breastfeeding Community - 3
When you get a clogged duct mix a teaspoon of turmeric (spice) in a glass of water and drink it. It's kind of gritty, kind of tastes like dirt, but it works very well for unclogging ducts. I know women who have ongoing issues with mastitis and they use this spice in their food regularly and it really helps. I'd drink the glass full and use warm comp...
Nov 27, 2012 in the Breastfeeding Community - 3
DH and I have been trying to conceive for 4 months with no luck. Last month I weaned my daughter from the breast and this will be the first full cycle without nursing. I had suspicions in the past that maybe the breast feeding was suppressing my estrogen levels, but I really can't say for sure. I've been having regular periods for over a year now. ...
Nov 27, 2012 in the Breastfeeding Community - 6
If you stop breastfeeding you'll still need to give your baby formula in addition to solid food until he is 1 year old, and then whole milk after that. Babies don't get very much from solids nutritionally for a long time and solid food alone is just not adequate. Your son's pediatrician will have all the information you need when the time comes...
Dec 09, 2011 in the Breastfeeding Community - 7
I am still BF my 12 month old daughter, but I have been having panic attacks associated with my postpardum depression since she was 2 weeks old. I used to have them every day until she was 4 months old , then it dropped to once per week, then every once in a while, etc. For me it is DEFINITELY hormone related. My mother and all the women in my family have got...
Nov 17, 2011 in the Breastfeeding Community - 5
Be careful about the power pumping. I did it when my daughter was about 5 days old because I wanted to get her off formula and 100% on breastmilk. I did it differently by pumping every hour for an entire day. I couldn't pump enough for one bottle, only half the amount, so I tried to pump more often for a whole day to boost supply. It really exhausted me...