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Community User 4 months ago
I have breastfed my son for good 2 years. I was determined from the starting that I would only breastfeed him for the first 6 months. My grandmother wanted to give him water and solids from 4rth month. But I told I will give him my milk will give him the required nourishment till 6 months. Also after 1 year my mom told me to ween him from drinking as I was becoming lean. But again it was my string determination to feed him till 2yrs and Iam proud to say I achieved it.
Deepti Mom of 2 children 1 Year ago
Very true...as it's more determination than milk production. I am mother of 8 months old boy & i had milk production issue when my baby was born. Being a first time mother i had so many questions, fear ,anxiety & constant guilt that i am unable to satisfy hunger of my baby.I looked for every possible solution to increase milk supply from internet ,family n everyone. Nothing was working and we had to choose formula milk for him. somewhere being in negative environment, being criticized for not having enough milk for him ..I almost lost hope..but about after 2 months we visited a pediatrician for regular vaccinations n he encouraged me for exclusive breastfeeding..said it's all in ur mind..n that changed my life...Gradually my baby started having more of my milk...n now I am happiest...he dosen't take a sip from bottle...so don't ever worry n discourage...be confident Moms..😊
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Hemashree Mom of 2 children 2 years ago
My first son is 2 yr and 8 months old and at that time being first time mom it was very challenging for me to cope up with all the pains and deal with baby at that time i was able to produce breast milk but baby was not able to suck it properly( it happens as they have not learned from the womb) then at that time i have many people near me who were de motivating me for not feeding due to no supply of milk as i was new and didn't understand the situation and introduced bottle to my son and till date he is in bottle. Now i am having second baby one month old at that time also the same quotes were putted on me '' tumko hi doodh nai aata hai to baccha piega kya, use upar ka de do aur chup karao! kitna ro rha hai wo'' by my mother in law. This time I had made my mind that whatever i have to do i will not let my baby have bahar ka milk and then i straight away went to the hospital were nurses guided me for proper latch and what all things to be taken care of while breast feed. Now i am very much happy and satisfied that I had achieved what i desire.
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Esther Murry Mom of a 1 yr 2 m old girl 5 months ago
I had a very bad experience in my initial stage of feeding. my nipples became sore, cracked and hurt a lot. applied cream and kept clean always. but after few months things started getting better and now I am a happy breastfeeding mom with a nine month old.
Vani Mom of a 10 m old boy 8 months ago
In reply to Deepti
Very true...as it's more determination than milk production. I am mother of 8 months old boy & i had milk production issue when my baby was born. Being a first time mother i had so many questions, fear ,anxiety & constant guilt that i am unable to satisfy hunger of my baby.I looked for every possible solution to increase milk supply from internet ,family n everyone. Nothing was working and we had to choose formula milk for him. somewhere being in negative environment, being criticized for not having enough milk for him ..I almost lost hope..but about after 2 months we visited a pediatrician for regular vaccinations n he encouraged me for exclusive breastfeeding..said it's all in ur mind..n that changed my life...Gradually my baby started having more of my milk...n now I am happiest...he dosen't take a sip from bottle...so don't ever worry n discourage...be confident Moms..😊
Thank you for posting your experience.. it's word to word my situation same I also went pediatrician for vaccination he said same words.. I also remember his words he changed my life too....
piyali chakraborty Mom of a 5 yr 2 m old girl 9 months ago
true
Yasmin hawa Mom of a 5 yr 10 m old girl 10 months ago
very true
Kavita Mom of 2 children 1 Year ago
I have also face so many difficulties while breastfeeding in the initial days but now it is all fyn.
Remember
1.baby head should be at 45°of angle such that it will be easy to baby to drink it properly and no chances of ear infections.
2.Use pillow while breastfeeding.
3.In initial days,surely you will face difficulty...so try to touch ur nipple on the upper aea of upper lip so that the baby will put the nipple easily in his or her mouth.
4.Do give baby proper nipples the black portion should also be in the mouth..otherwise it will pain you alot.
5.Never forget to burp.
6.Use bib it will be helpful.
7.Never let your child drink only with one nipple ...
8.Make your baby comfort
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Vandana Bhagwani Mom of a 1 yr 6 m old girl 1 Year ago
In reply to Deepti
Very true...as it's more determination than milk production. I am mother of 8 months old boy & i had milk production issue when my baby was born. Being a first time mother i had so many questions, fear ,anxiety & constant guilt that i am unable to satisfy hunger of my baby.I looked for every possible solution to increase milk supply from internet ,family n everyone. Nothing was working and we had to choose formula milk for him. somewhere being in negative environment, being criticized for not having enough milk for him ..I almost lost hope..but about after 2 months we visited a pediatrician for regular vaccinations n he encouraged me for exclusive breastfeeding..said it's all in ur mind..n that changed my life...Gradually my baby started having more of my milk...n now I am happiest...he dosen't take a sip from bottle...so don't ever worry n discourage...be confident Moms..😊
hi,after reading Ur experience, can u pls share what u did to increase breast milk.
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Bratati Ghosh Mom of a 1 yr old boy 10 months ago
true
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