(Closed) I’m sure this is a stupid question…

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Mighty – I was a lefty too!  It was crazy how much more was in the left compared to the right.  In fact, when I started weaning and was down to only 2-3 feedings a day, it was all on the left side.

Weird.

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper

I wonder if I start trying to feed her more often on the right side if my right breast will fill up more?  I’d like them to look even at least.  LOL

@jgibso27: I just spit milk out my nose.  “Lefty.”  LMAO!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Wow all of this stuff I never knew. Can I ask does everyone kind of learn this stuff as you go or am I supposed to be studying this stuff all along? Does the lactation specialist tell you any of this at the hospital or out? I was wondering the same thing about “foremilk” and “hindmilk”! 

And I don’t know about everyone else but I will most definitely not be BFing a 3 year old – my friend’s 1 yr old already already would start lifting up her shirt in public if she was refused breast milk when she was hungry before they cut her off! I can’t imagine the force a 3 yr old would use!

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

I know for me I have had to learn this all as I am going along.  I have a million books on my bookshelves, but not one of them really talks about breastfeeding and breastmilk in great detail.  Most of what I have learned was from my Breastfeeding 101 instructor, my prenatal classes, and my lactation consultant.  I didn’t get any info from the lactation consultant at the hospital, nor from my OB.  (The first time I would have seen my OB is my 6 week checkup!)  There must be books out there about breastfeeding, but I haven’t bought them, so I was unprepared.  If you find a good book to read on the subject, please let us all know!!

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

hmmm, well I am (hopefully) a long way off from motherhood, but this is very interesting and helpful information to have. Thanks for all the info ladies!! One less thing about parenthood that I will be completely unprepared for!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Random childless lady jumping in here: I know someone who BF her son until he was 6.  He would primary eat normal food, but once or twice a day he would run over to her and crawl up under her shirt.  Seriously lady- if he’s old enough to ask for it, it’s time to consider stopping. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

@MightySapphire Well between work and learning everything else about what to pick for the baby stuff, etc, I haven’t been reading anything on BFing except for what you all have generously provided (and the What to Expect book and friends’ tidbits too) so this boards are great! I don’t know that I will ever feel prepared b/c it seems like there is never enough time, but if I hear of anything I will post on it. Funny enough though, you get recommended all these books on TTC, pregnancy, even getting your child to have healthy sleeping habits, but no one has ever said, “hey, this one is really good for BFing”.  I think it is like you all implied, that somewhere along the way you assume, it will come naturally, until you hear stories of friends with chapped and bleeding nipples. It is incredible how much information is not passed on but I have to guess is probably out there for consumption. It is just incredible how much there is to learn and sometimes I just don’t figure out what to prioritize but you can only do your best I suppose!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@greenleafmountain – Omg, that story really grosses me out. Yuck. He was probably beginning to lose his baby teeth by then.

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