Breastfeeding

What are the chances of getting pregnant while EBF?

My baby just turned 4 months old. I exclusively breast feed and my period has not returned yet. I am really trying to get pregnant again. I want another baby right away. My mom has 5 kids and 2 sets of us are 11 months apart and I really want that for my baby. Google tells me its impossible to get pregnant while exclusively breast feeding. I want to know real stories from real people. Has anyone in this group gotten pregnant right after giving birth while exclusively breastfeeding? What are the chances of it happening? Thank you so much! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Tips for a mom who works and pumps at work?

I’m a first-time mom, and this holiday season is going to be rough. I work at a specialty store, and I know my state laws in regards to pumping at work. With that said, I get caught between two important things of not letting my team down while it’s busy and making sure I pump enough to feed my baby. Are there any tips or advice I can get from other moms who have been there? I know its only seven weeks, but I don’t want to stop breastfeeding because of my issues with not wanting to disappoint anyone. I know its important to make sure there’s enough for the baby to eat, but it’s also important to be a part of the team during this hectic time. Please help a mama out! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My mother in law said my child is “slower” than most because he is breastfed: Thoughts?

Has anyone ever been told your baby I “slower” because he/she is breastfed? I exclusively breast-feed mainly from the breast because I am a stay at home mom and just haven’t had the need to actually pump he is always with me. Anyways my mother-in-law said that he is “slow” because he couldn’t hold a bottle or toy. Which he can do both he only spent 2 hours with her today (I pumped a bottle for him) I only left him so she could spend time with him. I was just curious if anyone else has anything like that before. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Am I a bad mom for quitting breastfeeding?

I have a 10 week old and I have tried my best to breast feed. He was in the NICU for 2 weeks so I couldn’t breastfeed. So I’ve pumped. I started back to work and I have a hectic schedule and don’t have a lot of time to pump. It’s overwhelming and it is stressing me out. I haven’t pumped in a couple of days and my breast hurt, so I’ll pump but now I’ve started my period. Is it too late to go back? Help!! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How can I wean my son from breastfeeding?

My son is year old. I am wanting to stop breastfeeding and need some tips on weaning him. He refuses to take a bottle and does take a sippy every now and then. Does he solid food. Also, tips on getting him to sleep through the night. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 5-month-old breastfed son wakes up in the middle of the night screaming: Advice?

My son is five months old. He’s 100% breastfed. Just these past few weeks, he’ll be waking up shortly after he falls asleep (he usually falls asleep on the boob), & he’ll suddenly start screaming. I don’t know if he’s having a nightmare or a night terror, or just realized he’d not latched anymore? It’s not just a light scream, but it’s like a blood-curdling scream, the kind of cry that makes your heart drop when you first hear it. He’ll thrash his legs/arms around; he doesn’t usually open his eyes, though. No matter what, I can’t seem to calm him down. Eventually, he quiets down long enough to latch & lull’s back to sleep. I plan on asking his doctor about it at his upcoming appointment; I just wasn’t sure if anybody else has gone through this or something similar or has any tips/advice! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My son throws a fit when I am at work because he cannot breastfeed: Advice?

I have started a new job, and my son stays with his aunt and grandma, starting from 4 pm-10 pm. Yesterday he threw a huge I have started a new job and my son stays with his aunt and grandma starting from 4pm-10pm. Yesterday he threw a screaming and crying fit for two hours asking for boobies from them when I left (he hasn’t done this before). His grandma, who has constantly been telling me to stop nursing for the past few months, told me I need to stop breastfeeding right now cold turkey. I fed him that night, this morning when he woke up, didn’t breastfeed all day, and then fed him when I got off at 10 pm tonight. I desperately do not want to stop breastfeeding I wanted to go until he was 2 (currently 13 months) so I plan on keeping the bedtime feedings and the wake-up feedings but cutting out all day time feedings, so hopefully he is okay while he is with them. Is this a bad idea? Should I stop breastfeeding cold turkey as she told me to? Will keeping bedtime feedings and wake up feedings make it hard on him during the …

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I breastfed for 15-months and still don’t have a period: Has this happened to anyone else?

So I breastfed for the first 15 months, I stopped about a month ago and still no period. I already get freaked out because my ob says well if it doesn’t come back within a month or two, we will have to look into birth control, which I don’t want ever again had Mirena surgically removed bad experience with pill and depo. Estrogen levels look fine. He says well probably from breastfeeding, but a worst-case could be a pituitary tumor. I’m freaking out!!!! Can’t scare someone who already gets freaked out so easy with stuff. I have two kids. 4 and 16 months and always had periods. The first few days always heavy, maybe a day or two irregular but always got them. This ever happened to anyone else? Should my period come back soon? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Everything You Need to Breastfeed in Public

Everything You Need to Comfortably Nurse in Public

For many new moms, nursing out in the world comes with a bit of anxiety. At home you can sit topless in the perfect chair with your nursing pillow and no cover and your burp cloth at the ready. Out in public … not so much. We aren’t generally used to the possibility of strangers seeing our breasts, so it’s normal to feel nervous about how to undress without attracting prying eyes and then manage to get baby latched. Plus, if breastfeeding has been difficult, or baby needs a nipple shield, the sheer logistics of it all can feel overwhelming. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: 10 Breastfeeding Tips Every Mom Should Know But, being house bound with a newborn isn’t good for anyone’s mental health. And the sooner you’re able to get this part down, the sooner you’ll feel you have the freedom to go out and about and not be tied down by baby’s schedule. With that said, here are our must-haves to make nursing anywhere — a park, a restaurant, a plane — as easy and comfortable as possible. Invest in a good nursing cover “Good” here is going to be subjective, but if you find a cover you like and …

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Mom Sues Dentist Who Told Her to Stop Breastfeeding

Oregon Mom Sues Dentist Office After Staff Tells Her She Can’t Breastfeed, Kicks Her Out for Not Complying

“Us moms have enough anxiety going out with our toddlers anywhere, so the fact that we have to worry about whether we have to feed them without dirty looks, without shame, without all the negative connotations that come with it — it’s really just mind-boggling to me that we even deal with this in this day and age.”

Embarrassing Pumping at Work Stories

These Embarrassing Pumping-at-Work Stories Prove You’re Not in This Thing Alone

Going back to work after having a baby is tough enough without adding on the stress of pumping in an office. Whether you’re pumping in your office’s lactation room or trying to carve out a bit of space to pump in private, you’re bound to encounter at least a handful of awkward situations. To help a feel a little less alone in the embarrassing pumping-at-work moments, we collected some stories from moms who have had their fair share of tough pumping moments. RELATED: Cheat Sheet: These Are the 11 Things You Actually Need if You’re Planning to Pump at Work Embarrassing Pumping-At-Work Stories From Real Moms via GIPHY “I went back to work as a nursery school teacher right when my son was three months old. The only place they had free for me to pump was the Xerox machine/printer room. I would draw the shade down and people would know that they had to wait to go in until I was done pumping. Well, the Xerox machine repairman didn’t know about shade down rule and walked right in, stared for a bit like a deer in headlights until I said, “ummm, it’s going to be another 10 minutes.” There …

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