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  • @llli*florida2001's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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*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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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 02:08 PM
    I hear you! It is really too bad. Remember there is facebook LLL too. Also, Check your PMs.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 02:05 PM
    It is usually normal for a child to nurse one side at a time. Some prefer this way, some prefer both, some mix it up. Nursing strikes mean a baby is refusing to nurse entirely, or will only nurse when asleep or with a struggle. Reflux is a medical issue with several pretty clear signs- (baby hates being laid flat and cries in pain, baby has wet painful burps or painful spit up.) Reflux usually causes a baby to nurse more often or more, as nursing is comforting and breastmilk is soothing.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 02:00 PM
    So the pees sound normal. Since he is not peeing overnight, then it makes sense the morning pee would be a little more concentrated. Baby nurses at 6:15, and again at 8:45. This sounds like entirely normal meal spacing. Not that more often would mean a problem. Maybe that is your concern? That baby nursing more often means baby is not getting enough? If you think you need to pump more often at work, you can start doing that now. If you think you need to increase your milk production, there are several things you can do. Getting your period back may cause a slight, temporary drop in production that is usually noticed by moms as decreased pump output. But it does not mean that you no longer make enough milk. You may hear that menstruating when you are nursing is a problem. It isn't. These myths probably come from the issue of pregnancy and nursing. A woman who becomes pregnant while her child is under a year old or relying mostly on breastmilk for sustenance may indeed find she no longer makes enough milk for her child, and this is a serious health concern when there were no safe alternatives for feeding a baby. So some cultures have ancient taboos about sex with nursing mothers that have been misinterpreted to mean fertile women should not or cannot make enough milk. No. This is absolutely not true. Even pregnant mothers will continue to lactate, but some (not all) see a significant drop in production.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 01:51 PM
    Any time after 6 weeks, a baby going a week or more without pooping is usually entirely normal. If a baby is not getting enough to eat, then yes there may not be any poop- but there would be many other signs as well. Temporary slow down or plateaus in weight gain are also entirely normal at this age. If you are concerned that your baby is dehydrated, really my best suggestion is to bring baby to the doctor. They will be able to tell you for sure if baby is insufficiently hydrated. What you are reporting does not sound like dehydration to me but I am not there so cannot be sure what you are saying.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 01:46 PM
    Hi please check - I sent you a PM. Check today! I do not know what time the forums are going down tomorrow, it could be midnight tonight.
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 10:28 AM
    One other thing which I am noticing is, if he takes both breasts while he is asleep,I just slip in his mouth and I can hear him swallow. but when he is awake he just won't take other breast. Is it some kind of nursing strike or reflux? If he is not hungry even while he is asleep he should not take the other breast rite?
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  • @llli*lllkaren's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 09:37 AM
    I'm so sorry! :(
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 08:29 AM
    I hate this forum is going down, and I feel helpless.
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 08:28 AM
    All his pees are clear urine. except his morning urine is little pale yellow. he is nursing more than 12 times a day. he never acted like he didn't get enough from breast. I am terribly confused and I lost my sleep over this. Now he woke up at 7 AM and did not want to nurse until 8:45AM and he nursed one side and happily sleeping.(He nursed at 6:15 AM though). I made a mistake of not pumping enough at work, still i was bringing home the amount of milk he was drinking. I got my periods back when I went back to work.
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    November 19th, 2017, 08:21 AM
    Hello Maddieb I have a question, I was reading a old post and it said baby who does not poop for a week or even may not be getting enough milk. I am wondering if that is my case, he did not poop for 4 or 5 days except a small poop 3 days back.(I wouldnt consider as a good poop). I am not even sure about wet diapers, I am confused. He stopped peeing all night, He feels content after each sesssion except before bed time cluster nursing, he nurse every 2-3 hours at night. looks happy, doesn't cry for milk. but no weight gain. it is remaining same for past two weeks. How can i figure out if he is getting enough? I feel like I am missing something. I feel like he has put a halt to his growth.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    November 18th, 2017, 05:14 PM
    Yeah that is a good point about the ears. Also I forgot to mention that we were helped a lot by white noise (we used a machine or a fan) and also by darkening the room. Although third child actually slept better with some light.
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