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Old 12-11-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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I finally made it!

Apparently, 4th time's the charm.

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!

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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Congrats! He looks so pleased
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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congratulations! So happy for you!
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:51 PM   #5
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thank you! I'm enjoying every minute of it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:01 AM   #6
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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
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:49 AM   #7
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Awesome, mama!
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Yea! That's great! He's so cute, and healthy!
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #9
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Woot-woot! Great job mama! Made me tear up reading your post!
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What a cute and happy baby!
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