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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2011, 07:22:01 AM »

I did not expect to see that there are some who eally breastfeed almost for two years or some more. It is amazing.¡¡  My daughter is convinced of the benefits of breastfeeding and her life so far has change so much that as my husband says, she is dedicaated totally to her baby and brestfeed her all she can. When she mention a doctor her intention to continue breastfeding for 2 yeras he (not pediatrician but dermatologist) thought it was to much. In the old times ther were not many facilities for pumping milk so when I gave birth normally my children breastfeed during the first month and since i had to work it was very uncomfortable and not an option to take milk so little by little it dried.

I will mention all the experience you share and am sure this will give her more confidence in that brestfeeding for more that a year o maybe two is an option.

Thanks to all. An happy milk production for you that still have babies.

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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2011, 11:58:34 AM »

I had a vaginal birth with epidural anesthesia and they put Ella to my breast as soon as the cord was cut. She nursed for about 15-20 minutes then they took her to a small table in my room to be cleaned and weighed. After a little while, they brought her to the nursery for a full medical exam. She was away from me for about 2 hours or so and those were the LONGEST 2 hours of my life! Then, she was back with me for the rest of my (short) hospital stay.

I had planned on breastfeeding for 1 year - I had my pump ready, had prepared a private place at work for pumping, and had discussed this with my colleagues at work. What I did not expect was the difficulty I had in producing milk. My milk came in late and, during her first week, Ella lost more than the expected 10% of her birth weight and so I had to supplement with formula while I tried to increase my milk production. During my maternity leave, I was pumping/nursing every 2-3 hours round the clock. I also took fenugreek capsules and drank tons of water. All of these helped and I was able to cut out the formula after a month or two. During Ella's first year, my trusty Medela breastpump and I were inseparable! LOL  I took it to work, to medical conferences, to vacations, etc. etc. I finally stopped pumping when Ella turned 1. The day that I packed up my breastpump was one of the happiest and most liberating days of my life!  LOL  yes I thought at that time that since I had so much difficulty starting breastfeeding that I did not want to give it up too easily. So I continued breastfeeding and both Ella and I really love the special bond and closeness that we enjoyed when she is nursing. It was also a great way to reconnect with her after a whole day spent at work away from her. For my own sanity, I did wean her off night-nursing after she turned 1.  big grin

She is now 2 years 8 months and showing no signs of self-weaning. The only times she nurses now are when she wakes up in the morning and right before going to bed. Contrary to popular misconceptions, breastfeeding her past infancy has not made her more dependent or clingy to me in any way. In fact, the very secure attachment she has with me has allowed her to develop into a confident outgoing self-assured little person. She has never been known to throw a temper tantrum and it is generally very easy to calm her down when she is upset or hurt.

As for weaning? I am thinking when she turns 3 years old in July, or when we seriously start planning for another baby. I have asked her when she wants to give up her beloved "nyah-nyahs" and she says, "when I gwow up."  LOL  So, we'll see....

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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2014, 06:08:33 AM »

The first time you hold your newborn in the delivery room is a great time to start breastfeeding. At the beginning, your body will produce small amounts of a special milk called colostrum that will help protect your baby from infection. Your baby's tummy is very tiny, so she only needs these small amounts to fill up. As her tummy grows, your milk will change and you'll produce more of it.

Turn your baby's whole body toward you, chest to chest. Touch her upper lip with your nipple, and, when she opens her mouth wide, pull her onto your breast, holding your breast for support. Her mouth should cover not just the nipple but as much of the areola (the darker part surrounding it) as possible.

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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2015, 09:47:49 AM »

I had given birth to a baby girl through vaginal delivery. I started her breastfeeding immediately after birth.


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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2015, 05:11:30 AM »

I had a c-section and was able to breastfeed my baby as soon as we got back to our hospital room. He nursed for about 20 minutes and it was beautiful way to bond with your newborn. It wasn't easy at first (breastfeeding) but pump, pump, pump! Fenugreek, blessed thistle and brewer's yeast are all excellent supplements to increase milk supply. Good luck smile


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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2016, 11:54:04 AM »

Thought they don't let you take the baby after the cesarean... surely, not the breastfeeding session. Maybe, a couple of seconds for a welcome kiss... and then we got separated for two days. I actually don't know why, her apgar score  was 8/9... maybe, that's due to the fact, that you cannot take care of the baby with the belly cut

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