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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    November 15th, 2017, 10:42 AM
    Hi Baby is going to be 4 month in 8 days, I am very sure there is a drop in supply due to pumping at work. I somehow managed to get one month off from work, so that I can nurse him. My supply has dropped really well, I am very sure about that. he pretty much nurse every 2-3 hours. and only one side, if he goes to comfort nursing he will wait for at least 3 let downs but not take other breast :mad:(I just don't understand why).He nurses 12 times a day and cluster nurse for 1 -1.5 hour and may take 3.5-4 hour strech at night. then one 3 hour and wake up around 6 or so and take a good nap until 9:45 am to 10 AM. (If he is hungry Can he sleep like this?) He had big thick yellow poop, I have never seen this consistency earlier. Is it because of less milk and he is getting too much hind milk , Is it so? His poops are usually runny, brown, yellow earlier. His wet diapers have reduced, but its still clear urine, he doesn't pee overnight even if he is taking a feed, he has to be completely awake to pee. if he pees in the morning its slight more yellow than usual, and the diaper is not sloppy wet. but decently wet(upto half of blue indicator). My biggest question is if a baby is hungry can he sleep or play through it? because if he is satisfied with the milk why isn't he gaining? He was 12 pounds 13 ounces at his 2 months check up Now he is 14 pounds 15 ounces as of today. (lost 3 to 4 ounces after a huge poop) As suggested by kelley mom doesn't he need to gain at least...
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    November 17th, 2017, 11:17 AM
    I am posting this here in the Breastfeeding Your Baby section, because this is the forum I have posted in the most. I will never forget my early days struggling to breastfeed my first baby, and so have always felt an urgency to help when moms have posted here in particular. With the forums closing in just a few days, I trust no one will mind! 14 years ago I made my first call to a La Leche League Leader. My first baby was 7 months old, and all my mommy friends with children the same age had stopped breastfeeding. My son and I had had so many struggles and breastfeeding was finally starting to feel natural and comfortable and…dare I say it? Easy. The last thing I wanted to do was stop, but because all my friends had stopped, I thought I was doing something wrong. The wise Leader I called (she later became my mentor when I became a LLL Leader) listened to my fears, and then she simply invited me to a LLL meeting. She joked later that it was the easiest help call she had ever received. For me, that short phone call was life changing. The mothers I have since met at LLL meetings, Leader events and LLL conferences gave me every tool that I have found important and helpful as a mother. Every mom I view as a mothering mentor to this day was part of La Leche League at one time or another. I started posting to these forums about 7 years ago. At first I did not post much, but eventually barely a day passed without me visiting the forums- some days, several times. I...
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  • @llli*lllkaren's Avatar
    November 16th, 2017, 09:18 PM
    After more than 10 years and 1.6 million posts, we’re sad to announce that the LLLI Mother-to-Mother Forums is officially closed as of Monday, November 20, 2017, as the LLLI website moves over to a new platform. We’re opening a new LLLI Breastfeeding Support Community on Inspire.com, a health-related online communities website. While smaller in scale than the Mother-to-Mother Forums, the new community is similar in organization and function, and you’ll have even more control over your privacy. You can join the new community at llli.inspire.com. You'll have the option of logging in with your Facebook or Google account (really easy!), or you can create a standalone Inspire account. Even if you log in with Facebook, none of your personal info transfers over to Inspire. You choose your own username and have control over who can see any information you share. Another option is joining one of the many Facebook groups run by local LLL Groups from all over the world, or the incredibly active LLLI Breastfeeding Support Facebook Group. It's a private group with LLL Leader moderators who screen and respond to every new breastfeeding question. While it’s financially necessary for LLLI to make this change, it’s hard to say goodbye to the Forums. We know how many friendships have formed and important moments have been shared there.
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  • @llli*hopeful.mommy's Avatar
    November 17th, 2017, 09:15 PM
    This closes in 3 days?!? On the day I join?! That just adds to my feeling of helplessness. Maybe I can get some responses over the weekend. My 16 month old has ALWAYS had sleep issues. As an infant she hit many of the attributes of the “high needs” baby. I was able to get her to take a passi at 3 weeks but at 4 months she simply refused it ever again. Since about 4 months I’ve nursed her to sleep because sleep was SO HARD with her, she’d cry and cry, and then once she was big enough to side-lie nurse, she’d pass out and we were just like, “Yes!” And, if matched my parenting philosophy. I’m happy to nurse her to sleep. But here’s my issue...she can’t even lay down without nursing, or she’ll scream. She’s always been like this. Neither my husband or I can rock her, hold her, cuddle her. She ONLY wants to nurse. She still wakes up frequently at night, which sucks but isn’t even he real issue. Sometimes she will wake in the night and not easily fall back to sleep. She’ll want to lay and nurse for like an HOUR or more. If I try to get off, hoping she’s asleep, she’ll cry her head off. She’s in hat In between place but 1) I can’t fall asleep while she nursed...I just have never been able to. And 2) my nipples can’t take that for an hour. If she had a passi or a bottle she could hold she could lay there inbetween place and maybe fall back to sleep. But after a certain point and so many tries, I can’t take it anymore and I take her out of the room to cry, because she...
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  • @llli*florida2001's Avatar
    November 20th, 2017, 12:43 PM
    anyone low prolactin level after weaning? Just received the blood tests and my prolactin is below normal level...it has been 5 months since I stopped breastfeeding.
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  • @llli*bunnyears's Avatar
    November 13th, 2017, 02:47 PM
    But now my breasts feel completely empty. Since last night. Usually overnight, LO drinks and the breasts feel full/hard, but last night, they were completely soft. She got frustrated and woke up every 3 hours instead of sleeping longer, drinking a little each time. this morning my breasts were still feeling empty - has my milk supply suddenly dropped! I used to pump and take med, but stopped at the recommendation of my LC. This morning LO drank and started crying (she is used to milk flow) and then just stopped. What should I do? Please help!
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  • @llli*julienne02's Avatar
    November 17th, 2017, 06:07 PM
    Hello, this is my third son and he is now 16 months old. I had been down to pumping once a day at work (gone for 9 hrs) and he was down to eating 3 ounces the whole time I was gone. I had been doing once a day for four months and thought it was time to quit. I have not been too full except for one day that he didn't nurse before I went to work, and now have mastitis even though my breasts aren't painful or red. Thoughts? Perhaps this is a one time occurrence and it won't happen again? I don't want to go back to pumping.
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  • @llli*virginiamom14's Avatar
    November 15th, 2017, 10:08 AM
    Hello everyone, I have an eight month old daughter and a 3 year old son. I successfully nursed my son for a little over a year and I was hoping to do the same for my daughter. I am working full time so I am pumping for her. Over the last few weeks what I pump has dropped by a few ounces and today seems even worse. I have added in two extra pumping sessions per day and started pumping for longer. I have also tried power pumping. So far nothing has increased my supply and if anything, it has dropped. I have tried feeding my daughter more but she gets easily distracted by her older brother who she finds to be the most fascinating person in the world. I even try taking her to another floor of the house away from him but I swear, if she thinks she can hear him, she loses interest in nursing, pushes away from me and wants to go play with him. Overall she seems a little different at nursing than my son. He really seemed to need nursing to calm down whereas she is far less interested in it. :( I am sure that is not helping my supply.
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  • @llli*tonica.mom's Avatar
    November 15th, 2017, 06:08 AM
    I wonder when did you start to add fat and oil to baby food, such as olive oil and butter? I couldn't find any official recommendation on this topic (on internet).
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  • @llli*alaya's Avatar
    November 17th, 2017, 04:18 PM
    Hi all - I was wondering if anyone else has had babies like this or it is normal. My firstborn's nursing habits were just soooooooo different I'm trying to not worry, but still am. My sweet little guy gained his birth weight back and then some after the first week (BW + 2 oz), which was a huge relief considering my first took a little longer. Once my first took off, he was just fine, but needed a little more time. The first week (and I have continued to do so), I woke him for feedings. I feel like after that first visit with our pediatrician, the little guy will literally only nurse 2 - 5 minutes tops, on one breast. The first week he wouldn't take a second breast either. He usually averages 3 minutes. He's having good urine/BM output. His pediatrician said he had a very strong suck and would be an efficient nurser - like 5 minutes. However, at his little age, this just seems like such a short time? My first was the marathon nurser, and loved to comfort nurse. This little guy will nurse briefly, pull off, and be DONE. Can't coax him to relatch or switch sides, etc. I don't know if I'm reading too much into it because their habits are so different, or if I should be concerned. The reason so is he's also WAY sleepier than my first, and my toddler tends to be waking him up a lot - he'll nurse, fall asleep, get woken up, repeat (that's a whole separate thing we're working on.. ha ha :p). So the other part of me wonders if he's just falling asleep before he's...
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  • @llli*kitandcub's Avatar
    November 28th, 2017, 01:41 PM
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    November 28th, 2017, 04:45 PM
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  • @llli*abcdmom's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2017, 08:48 AM
    I haven't heard anything about that. What does your doctor say?
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  • @llli*melismomof2's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 10:23 PM
    I started visiting these forums in 2007 when my second LO was nursing. I can believe it's closing. So many memories. I'm sad to see you all go.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 09:54 PM
    In GMT it is now Nov. 20th, the last day these forums will be available. Thanks to you all and to everyone who participated in the forums over the years either by posting or viewing. “The newborn has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.” ― Grantly Dick-Read "Motherhood is not for sissies, I'll tell you!" - A mom on the LLL forums.
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 04:05 PM
    Yes , I have checked the PM and I have made a note of it
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 03:20 PM
    Humans are meant to feel enough hunger that they eat enough to sustain life (and grow, if they are still growing.) So why would a baby not indicate they are hungry is they are? Only if their appetite is subnormal. This is very unlikely but possible if a baby is very malnourished in some way. This just seems unlikely in your case. makes sense This is common behavior. Many moms feel low in the evening, baby nurses lots at this time. There are biological reasons for this I do not have to go into right now, but this is in fact entirely normal. Yes ask caregiver to not feed baby so close to when you get home! This is a common problem and it can adversely affect baby nursing when mom gets home. Maybe they can try waking baby sooner or only give them a little milk to tide baby over, or just comfort baby until you get home. I am not going to be able to be on the computer much more today. Just FYI. Check your pms.
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 02:58 PM
    Ok then it is not nursing strike or reflux. I have no other signs except no poop , no gain , no pee overnight, (but clear pees once the baby is awake).otherwise baby is content after each session, happy , rolling over, smiling , cooing etc... So this makes me clueless. How long can a baby be not gaining and no issue? This is what exactly happened with his brother too. same exact weight gain at 2 months and 4 months and very very low weight gain after that. I did not want this to happen this time. but my bad, history repeating itself.
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 02:51 PM
    I am very sure he is not dehydrated. by concern is is he getting enough? say my baby needs 24 oz in 24 hours and he just gets 20 oz or so from breast so he doesn't have a weight gain?but not enough to bother to cry? Am I making any sense here? I know I think too much out of box sometimes. Since ?I had oversupply he used to have too many wet diapers, So may be I was used to that. He nurses more often only before he goes to bed(May be thats the time he is not getting enough before his bedtime, but he fall asleep tought for 2-3 hours), other sessions he is not like that. just nurse one side and doesn't nurse at least for an hour or two. One other issue I had was when I come home by 5:30pm, sometimes baby will not be ready to nurse, its because he would have slept until 5 and woke up really hungry, So it could have been an reason for less milk supply in the evening. may be. Thats what I think. But anyway I will be at home for one more month. I will try to avoid that in future.
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