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MacMama 12-11-2012 06:54 PM

I finally made it!
Apparently, 4th time's the charm. :mrgreen:

I never made it past the first weeks with my first three babies. I tried so hard. Through painful bloody nipples, low supply, pumping, supplements, thrush, mastitis, food allergies, tongue tie, and none of my babies regained their birth weights without formula. I had SO much guilt over quitting afterward, but now looking back I know I just didn't get the support I needed. I gave it all I had to give, and that was all I could do. But when I got pregnant with this last baby, I made it my mission. I would breastfeed this baby, dammit!

We had a rough start, and battled almost all of those things again, but with a super supportive midwife we made it! I apparently make skim milk, because DS is 70th% for height and only 5th% for weight despite nursing on demand all day and night, but he steadily gains 8 oz every ten days. He's happy, healthy, hitting milestones early, and has never had a drop of formula.
We just passed our 3-month milestone-- and we'll hit many more to come! :goodvibes:

Teexie 12-11-2012 07:07 PM

Re: I finally made it!
Congrats! He looks so pleased :)

EmmaGM 12-11-2012 07:09 PM

Congratulations! And what an adorable squishy!! :wub:

Pixi6s 12-11-2012 07:53 PM

Re: I finally made it!
congratulations! So happy for you!

MacMama 12-11-2012 09:51 PM

Re: I finally made it!
thank you! I'm enjoying every minute of it. :wub:

LleytonandJaydensmommy 12-12-2012 01:01 AM

Re: I finally made it!
That's awesome!! I had the same problems with both ds. My 11 week old is lactose intolerant and i didn't make nearly enough for him anyway plus he had bad acid reflex so he is on special formula :( i am praying with my next baby i will be able to make it past 5 weeks

Amanda897 12-12-2012 08:49 AM

Re: I finally made it!
Awesome, mama!

crunchymamaNY 12-12-2012 09:54 AM

Re: I finally made it!
Yea! That's great! He's so cute, and healthy!

strongwoman 12-12-2012 07:11 PM

Re: I finally made it!
Woot-woot! Great job mama! Made me tear up reading your post!

Angel89411 12-13-2012 11:05 PM

What a cute and happy baby!

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