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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #255 on: November 23, 2013, 21:55:16 pm »
Had to share more adventures in feeding a toddler- Yesterday hamish was wondering about the house while we were in bed (small house- i was listening...) next thing i hear a rustling from the loungeroom. 'WHat are you doing hamish?' 'Hamish eating chip!' he was eating the chips/crisps i'd left on the table the niht before. He then comes into our bed with another chip (what i like to call the 'breakfast of champions') and sits there eating it- he THEN decides that some MILK would be the perfect accompaniment!! So i decided there and then a new rule: 'No milk from mummy while you are eating chips"- I don't see this as unreasonable- and neither did he!!!

I must say on reflection denying my child the goodness of breastmilk as he was eating a chip was sort of amusing...
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #256 on: November 23, 2013, 23:49:01 pm »
Lol
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #257 on: November 24, 2013, 03:06:24 am »
LOL!

I have suddenly got really sore nipples - like the stabbing pains of feeding in the really early days :( L is not happy about it, but he's gone this morning without his feed. We'll see what happens tonight. I told him they're very sore and I need to take them to the doctor...

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #258 on: November 24, 2013, 10:32:38 am »
I'm wondering if it could be thrush? I've not had it but i thought that had that sort of pain... I'm sure you could get thrush at any time in the nursing journey. It would be a PITA though as i think you need to treat yourself AND your LO's mouth... no expert though...
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #259 on: November 24, 2013, 19:37:04 pm »
Maybe :-\ Ugh. I think that would just be the end. One side is getting better... I might as well make an appt with the doc, and canx if I don't need it - takes  a good couple of days to get an appt. ::)

Thanks for the suggestion - hadn't thought of that.

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #260 on: November 24, 2013, 19:55:45 pm »
it would be the end for me that's for sure.. but again- no expert...
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #261 on: December 12, 2013, 21:04:26 pm »
I posted this on the main board, but thought I'd include it here as well as I'm really hoping to get opinions ASAP:
My son will be 15 months tomorrow. He currently gets a bf before bed and wakes up once at night for one, between 3 and 5am. He used to have a lot more NFings but we're now down to just one. I'm going away next week for two days, and have decided that I'm going to stop nursing. My mom will be looking after him. I am just looking for suggestions in terms of how to transition. The bed time feeding likely won't be hard to cut out, but the feeding between 3 and 5am is probably going to be a struggle. I do have extra breast milk in the freezer, but even if my mom gives this to him in a sippy (he won't take a bottle), I doubt he'll want it. He just likes nursing.
So I guess what I'm looking for is a plan. The night before I go away, should I cut out the bed time feed? Or two nights before? And then increase his cow's milk that day? (He's currently drinking between 6-9 oz a day). It can be a chore to get him to drink cow's milk...
He is a big boy, and he eats like all day long. I'm a tiny bit worried of how he's going to make up for all the lost calories from his two nursing sessions. But I do want to stop nursing, and think the best time is when I'm gone and won't be tempted to feed him. Then just allow my milk to dry up. Suggestions welcome!!!


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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #262 on: December 12, 2013, 22:44:58 pm »
I would probably just wait until you go. When you wean he will likely need more comfort and hugs from you so going away the next day or a couple days later will probably be harder on him. If you aren't there he will likely just not ask as he knows he can only ask you and so your mum can resettle him with a hug or back rub for example. Then when you come home you can say the milk is gone and you will be there to comfort him in a different way through the upset.

 I went away for 2 nights when my DS2 was 13mo and he was still having a NF around 5am and then back to sleep for an hour or two. My husband just resettled him fine without me there even though I tended to do all the NWs before that even if I wasn't feeding. I weaned him off the NFs a couple months later but continued with the day feeds.

Your LO will make up for the lost milk in the day eventually. It might take a week or more but it will happen.
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #263 on: December 31, 2013, 21:43:42 pm »
Hi!
My nearly 16 m DS has recently started biting my nipples! The last 4 days he just bit me when he finished with one breast, and then fed from the other and bit me again. I always say "no", take him away from the breast for a while, still sitting on my lap I say "no biting, that hurts". Then, I let him feed again saying "but no biting". However, he has continued biting me after finishing each breast..
Tonigh was crisis: I put him to one breast and he immediately bit me very hard. I took him away, said no, etc. I tried the other breast and he bit me again. After trying 4 times, with 4 bites, I gave up. I thought he might not be hungry but I tried to give him solids instead and he eat a lot...
Do you think he might be wanting to quit BF?? I don't know another way of teaching him not to bite..

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #264 on: December 31, 2013, 21:49:28 pm »
That's the method i always used. How many times a day are you currently feeding? My guy would turn on that sort of antics when it ws time to drop a feed or something similar. You could also try moving the feed if there's only one? Perhaps he wants to get out and get busy rather than sit there at that time?
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #265 on: December 31, 2013, 22:27:55 pm »
I currently give him 2 or 3 BF per day. One at 7 am, another at 4 and another at 9, at bed time. He is boring me in every one if them... :-[
I am definitely going to drop the 4pm breastfeed!!
I am thinking if trying tomorrow just the 7am and 9pm BF and see...
But I think the biting has already become a habit  :-\

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #266 on: December 31, 2013, 22:34:52 pm »
Previos error: I me ant he os biting me every one of them, not boring

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #267 on: January 01, 2014, 09:19:02 am »
LOL!! I was thinking you had pretty high expectations if you were not wanting to be bored!! I would definitely drop that afternoon feed and see how you go.
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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #268 on: January 01, 2014, 12:59:09 pm »
LOL!!!
I'll drop that feed for sure. Although this morning at 9 he bit me as well after feeding for a few minutes...
By the way, happy new year!!!!!
And thanks a lot for your help, especially these busy days..

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Re: Extended Nursing Support Thread Part 5
« Reply #269 on: January 01, 2014, 14:48:19 pm »
Has he new teeth coming in? Sometimes biting happens because of a new tooth. He might feel a bit sore, or just very different.  If it is teeth, it should stop in a day or two.  Ouch though!
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