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  • @llli*zaraf's Avatar
    March 11th, 2017, 08:02 PM
    Please help- im exhausted! Im ebf my 4.5 mo baby/ her routine is as follows: she wakes up from a nap, feeds for around 7 mins, plays, then feeds for around 7 mins and then goes to sleep. All this is within a 2 hr period. So the problem is that instead of nursing her at a single time with a consolidated feed, she has divided her feeds into 2 parts which doesnt give me a chance to rest. Also, if shes feeding like this during the day, she adopts a similiar pattern at night. How do i consolidate my feeds? Please help
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  • @llli*ilikefood's Avatar
    March 18th, 2017, 02:52 PM
    My son is 8 weeks old and is having problems with blood in his poop. When I started breastfeeding him i always fed from one side each feeding. He had yellow seedy poop and did not have gas issues or strained while going. His pediatrician suggested that i feed from both breasts so i started doing that and thats when his poop started to change to green. 2/15/17 First time seeing blood in diaper with dark green spinach color poop. Pediatricians told me to go dairy free. I do this immediately and the redness on his cheeks go away and his clear baby soft skin is back. 3/1/17 Dr tested poop and theres still a streak of blood. She said I can either cut soy now or wait until she checks his poop again in 2 weeks. I decide to cut soy but yesterday i realized it can be listed under different names so i didn't truly cut out all soy 3/4/17 Blood in diaper with same green poop. 3/7/17 Blood in diaper (had beef for first time the night before). Decide to cut out beef.
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  • @llli*maximomma's Avatar
    March 6th, 2017, 08:26 PM
    Hi all, I am a SAHM to an almost 23 month old. I have always nursed on demand and still nurse him to sleep for every nap and at bedtime. He still wakes frequently to nurse at night. I don't think I'm producing much milk, it is primarily for comfort. My problem is that my lo uses nursing to control. He asks for 'boov' up to 100 times a day (no exaggeration). Often he will nurse for a nanosecond then go play. As soon as I get up from the couch he asks for boov again. It's all about control. He wants me to sit on the couch and not go do anything. He has my full attention for most of the day. I'm not able to wash dishes or even eat for that matter. Anytime my attention is not directed at him he asks for boov. He also does this when we are out anywhere. Grocery store, or anywhere that he doesn't want to be. I am at my wits end. Any help would be appreciated.
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  • @llli*ln22's Avatar
    March 15th, 2017, 11:44 PM
    Hi! I am a first time mom to a four week old. I have vasospasms so at night I pump and bottle feed to give myself a break. I feed her every 2 hours during the day. At night, I nurse at 8 pm then pump at 11 pm and 3 am. When I started about two weeks ago, I was getting 2 ounces total, but for the past week I've only been getting an ounce. My lactation consultant recommended larger shields, so I have been using those. Last night, I tried smaller shields and got back to 2 ounces. Tonight, I used the smaller ones again and only got 1 ounce. I pump for 20 minutes with expressions using a double electric pump. I'm also taking fenugreek. Any suggestions or thoughts would be so helpful! Thank you!
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  • @llli*jensmith's Avatar
    March 4th, 2017, 08:35 AM
    So I used to be able to pull my baby off during the letdown and spray into a towel. It now she gets so upset when I do that she won't latch back on. When I don't pull her off she chokes and gets upset. We have tried laid back and side lying and upright positions. Now she is doing a bit of a nursing strike. My question is, is there any way to slow the letdown slow while keeping her on? I thought I remembered something about squeezing the areola while letting down? Is that a thing?
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  • @llli*jgreiff's Avatar
    February 27th, 2017, 08:55 AM
    Hi, I'm a first time Mom, and have had a rocky start to breastfeeding with my daughter. Her latch was very painful from the start, and by day 4 my nipples were cracked and bleeding. I saw an IBCLC, who noticed that she had a severe tongue and lip tie, and, when we weighed her before and after feeding, actually wasn't transferring any milk. I saw a pediatric dentist, who corrected both ties, at 9 days old. In the meantime, I was exclusively pumping and feeding her with a SNS tube on my finger, which she was able to suck. For the first few days, since she hadn't actually been removing any milk up to that point, I was still only producing colostrum, and not enough. So, for about 3-4 days, we had to supplement with formula, before my supply finally increased (around day 8 or so). I worked with the IBCLC on her latch after the tongue tie revision, and it took her about 3-4 days to really get a good one that didn't hurt, and where she was transferring well. I've since been going to breastfeeding support groups weekly, where I can continue to weigh her before and after feeds to make sure she's taking in enough, and for the last little over a week we've been exclusively breast feeding, no more supplementation. Now, however, we're seeming to have the opposite problem, in that I think I may have a strong let down and she's getting too much at once. Almost every time she latches on my left side, after sucking for a few moments, she pops off and chokes, coughs, and gasps for...
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  • @llli*mranas4's Avatar
    March 11th, 2017, 10:39 AM
    My daughter is going to be 1 on the 24th!!! I have breast feed her since day 1, I used to pump in the begging because she wasn't latching and then about 7weeks we tried again no issues!! So now a couple weeks before her first birthday she starts to bite and pull and scream at my boobs, now I have cracked bleeding nipples :( so I start to pump again. Well I am only getting maybe 2oz total from each boob every 5hrs!!!!!and that isnt satisfying for her at all! So I call WIC amd speak to a lactation lady and explain all this and she says to pump what I can and mix with whole milk since shes practically 1. So I do that, day 1 maybe gets 2oz total of whole milk! day 2 wakes shes crying until she passed Gas, then has diarrhea, at nap time ( no whole milk on day2 at this point) starting having a coughing fit and is having trouble catching breath starts throwing up. So I tried calling WIC back 30min hold hang up, call docs no one is able to take the call at that time to talk to me... I can make an appointment if needed! Wtf! Anyways it's day 4 now and shes hasn't had whole milk since the first day of maybe 2oz, just what milk i can produce, had 2 frozen bags! and now she had runny nose, coughing, gas, still has diarrhea! I guess my question is could this be a milk protein allergy? She eats cheese and yogurt just fine, Im half addicted to milk and drink it everyday but that 1% and we have had no issues. So am I tripping or what! I need to figure something out cause shes pissed at...
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  • @llli*pixiemama's Avatar
    February 24th, 2017, 09:34 PM
    Cross posted in the Breastfeeding Preemies forum. "Adjusted age" refers to how old he would be if he hadn't been premature, and it is what the docs use to measure his growth and development until age 2. I am exclusively breastfeeding my 26 weeker. He is 11 months now, but 8 months adjusted. We were supplementing until 2 months adjusted, but got the greenlight to exclusively breastfeed at 2 months adjusted. He has always been in the 35th percentile for height (adjusted age), but only the 10th percentile for weight (adjusted age) ever since we stopped supplementing. I'm going by the WHO guidelines, so it takes the breastfeeding babies into account, from what I understand. My very supportive mother keeps reminding me that I was always in the 10th percentile for weight, too, and I wasn't a preemie. My doctor kept wanting to supplement, but I followed my instincts and told her that I was always in the 10th percentile, so I really didn't see reason for concern. Plus, he is in the 35th for height, and growing consistently on both curves, and meeting or exceeding all milestones. We started solids 2 months ago, and it turns out he is going to have to get feeding therapy. His muscle tone is a little low, so they are concerned he isn't using his tongue correctly when eating solids. Right now, he only gets solids twice a day and then he breastfeeds after. I'm starting to get a lot of conflicting info from various healthcare workers as to how much he should eat and how often...
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  • @llli*boogabbalucky's Avatar
    March 16th, 2017, 02:46 PM
    Hello. My son is almost three months old and up to this point has been EBF. 2 weeks ago he came down with RSV and as a result ended up with an ear infection. He did 10 days of amoxicillin. On about day 5 he had one poop with a small amount of red/pink blood in it.. He has been off the antibiotics for about 2 days and for the last 2 days has had a small amount of blood in almost every stool. Often the poop is greenish and mucuosy. He is nursing great and I usually only nurse on one side, so I don't think there is any foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. He is gaining weight really well... he's about 16 pounds, from a birth weight of 9.5 pounds. My doctor wants me to stop breastfeeding and start giving him hypoallergenic formula. This is not going to happen without trying other things first, and I don't have any issues having this frank conversation with my pediatrician. However, I would like to hear from other moms as to whether they have had similar issues... Have you had a baby this young tested for allergies? Should I try an elimination diet and what foods other than dairy and soy should I eliminate? Is it normal for a child to be doing great and just all of a sudden start showing signs of an allergy at three months and not from the beginning? Can this possibly just be from the intestinal trauma of taking antibiotics? He is my fourth child and I have breastfed all my children. None have ever had/have any allergies, and neither do myself or my husband. ...
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  • @llli*elizabethy0's Avatar
    March 11th, 2017, 07:10 AM
    Hello, So my first daughter is 11 months, & we'd love to have another baby soon. We've both always wanted to have 2 children close in age. For various reasons I've been combination feeding her since 7 months, and she's doing ok with solids. Not great & not terrible. It would make logical and financial sense to have a baby soon with my job, and my husband who is changing jobs currently. And we would like to get pregnant too. I've not had a period yet ! The other complication is that I've always had periods a lot less often than once a month, which means less ovulation chances per year. I realise the short answer is to stop feeding. I've been replacing 1 feed in the day with a bottle about once a fortnight for a while, so now I'm only feeding her at 7am, 9am & 6:30pm. (Haven't feed her at night for 2 months).
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  • @llli*taramcg00's Avatar
    March 15th, 2017, 02:23 PM
    Please help! My 3 month old is refusing a bottle, and I must return to work in one month. I have EBF since birth and have been introducing the bottle to my daughter since she was 6 weeks old. From 6 weeks to now 13 weeks old, she has been refusing the bottle. I have tried just about everything and am looking for any additional advice. I have tried: - 8 different bottles/nipples and 2 sippy cups - cup feeding - my husband/sister/mother/MIL has tried giving it to her - I have tried giving it to her (I am actually one of the only people she doesn't scream with when giving the bottle) - I have been in the house, out of the house, and across the house in a different room during the attempts - we have tried giving it to her in many different positions, including those used during nursing - we have tried slipping the bottle in when she's sleepy or sleeping - we have tried dipping the nipple in breast milk, as well as warming the nipple before giving - we have tried many different temperatures of the milk
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  • @llli*eliza324's Avatar
    February 28th, 2017, 09:43 AM
    I am starting a new job when my son turns 11 months, around which time I would like to slowly start weaning. I've struggled with the ability to pump enough after he turned 8 months old and was taking more solids. For this reason, our frozen stash is very low, basically non existent!:( My goal is to make it to one year breastfeeding without supplementing. He usually nurses 4-5x/day. How do I go about the weaning process while at work? Should I continue to pump twice a day while at work or just once a day as I want to wean? I'd like to continue the morning and/or evening feed until he weans himself... but I would like to remove middle of the day feedings. Any advice is appreciated! Also, let's say I remove his 2nd feeding of the day first... do I just distract him until lunch? Or offer water? Thank you!
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  • @llli*sarahfv's Avatar
    March 22nd, 2017, 10:58 AM
    Hi all. My 4 month old is a snacker- she nurses every 1-2 hours during the day. She will empty one side in 5 minutes and be done. She is also a bottle hater and has given my stay at home husband a hard time for the last 6 weeks I've been back at work. We will both be off work for the summer but starting in September baby will go to daycare with a stay-at-home mom. I want that to go as smoothly as possible, so I have some questions about starting solids.. Should we start earlier than the recommended 6 months since we've had these issues and baby isn't getting enough to eat when I'm working? She displays all the readiness signs. Do you have a recommended book for introducing solids? We'd like to use real foods, not the baby food in jars.
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  • @llli*ajwelch88's Avatar
    February 27th, 2017, 01:43 PM
    My baby is 3 weeks old and I've been breastfeeding on demand around the clock. When he's napping, I try to pump so my husband can possibly help with feedings at night. Baby latches well, eats/poops/pees/sleeps fine, has gained weight, but lately I've got nothing coming out of the pump! Obviously I'm producing enough milk to keep baby happy, but don't get why I can't pump anything anymore. Is it because I am feeding him on demand or am I not making enough? Thanks!
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  • @llli*beautybecomes's Avatar
    March 23rd, 2017, 02:18 PM
    Hello everyone... I'm currently nursing my 18 month old daughter. We have battled thrush repeatedly in our nursing relationship. The DOC has given her nystatin and Daktrin gel. Numerous times. I've insisted as the nursing mother... I should be treated with diflucan, which he prescribed one dose. After the last treatment her thrush went away for a month and has come back. Now the DOC has said well at this point you should wean her bc nothing else can be done to stop the thrush. I'm very stressed over it as she has a strong emotional attachment to nursing, and she is a terrible eater. I'd say most of her nutrition comes from me. The comment has also been made that she shouldn't be getting any night feeds at her age.(we breastfed on demand and co sleep) Any advice to save our nursing relationship???
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  • @llli*la's Avatar
    March 5th, 2017, 09:18 PM
    Hi there, I am still breastfeeding my 16 month old. He is at day care during the day so he has cows milk when I am not around. I try and get him to sleep in his cot when I can, other times we co-sleep. The problem we are having is that he wakes up multiple times during the night as though he is very uncomfortable as he wakes up moaning. The only way to get him to go back to sleep is to breastfeed / let him suck for comfort. Now I wouldn't mind doing this however it is disturbing both our sleeps. My little one is so tired during the day ( and so am I!) He will have one nap a day for about an hour or so which I don't feel is long enough. Both him and I are seriously lacking sleep and I don't know how to fix this issue :( Also, I would like to start trying for baby #2 however my body hasn't returned to normal as I am still breastfeeding. Any advice? Thank you xx
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  • @llli*kaitlynt's Avatar
    March 24th, 2017, 06:25 PM
    hi all, i'm currently nursing my 13 month old twice a day, first thing in the morning and before bed (and before her afternoon nap on the weekends). in the last month, i've weaned off the pump at work, and my gal takes 1/2 whole milk, 1/2 frozen milk during the day to use up my freezer stash (slowly increasing whole milk until the stash is gone). i am very happy and eager for this to continue for as long as she wants, but my supply seems to be dwindling! sometimes she seems upset and comes off crying, other times she tugs and pulls while nursing, as if to say, "c'mon guys!" my question is, is it possible to increase supply after 1 year, or is it pretty well set at this point? any tips, if it is possible? pumping during the day is no longer an option. thank you!
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  • @llli*sophia1718's Avatar
    March 20th, 2017, 07:59 AM
    My baby is 5 months old and I give her somewhere between 4-5 oz every bottle every three hrs when she's in care. The day care providers have said before "she takes it right down and is looking for more". She only gets what I pump and that's all there is. She nota big baby but is riding the 40% curve. She's the happiest thing and is thriving. This morning her bottle was just short of 4 oz and the provider asked for more. I told her it was enough, give it to her at 930 and I'll be there for lunch at 12, she's fine. I know I'm doing the right thing by her it's just irritating. All the babies are formula fed and take down 8 oz of formula every 3 hrs. They say they encourage bf but I'm not getting that vibe. Just venting...
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  • @llli*capetry9109's Avatar
    March 6th, 2017, 02:09 PM
    DS is being not so darling. He thinks it's fun to put everything in his mouth and chew. I'm sure it is a great bit of fun, just not nearly as fun when it's my nipple. On Saturday, he bit me HARD, twice. I've had some pain since, and it seems to be getting worse. I have a small cut on my left nipple that is making it nearly impossible to nurse on that side. I put some Bacitracin on it to help prevent any infection. I will add that I have tried nursing upside down and at different positions. He thinks it's funny... Any suggestions on how to deal with this?
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  • @llli*akse0929's Avatar
    March 11th, 2017, 07:44 PM
    Hi all. My daughter is 3 weeks old and we are struggling severely with breastfeeding. I am hoping those more experienced with this can offer other suggestions or insight in terms of what we can or should try next. Please bear with the long post as I attempt to include all pertinent details. My daughter was born big at 9 lb 10 oz. She immediately had low blood sugar and was too sleepy in hte hospital to latch so I syringe fed her hand-expressed colostrum but was also instructed to supplement with formula by her pediatrician as they were concerned with her rapid weight loss. She ended up losing 12% of her weight in the first week. I saw 2 horrible LC's in the hospital who just said she was losing weight simply because my milk wasn't in yet. After my milk came in 4 days later I was able to eliminate the formula and bottle feed her breast milk (I use a dr browns bottle with preemie nipple). We were on a strict 2 oz every 2 hours regimen as prescribed by her pedi. In the past few weeks I've worked tirelessly at getting her to latch properly and breastfeed. With the help of a LC we've made a lot of progress and she's now able to latch and feed. However, I have noticed the following issues with her breastfeeding. One, she rarely feeds more than 10 minutes and I notice my breast doesn't nearly feel drained afterwards. After my initial letdown, once she actually has to start working to suck, right around that 10 min mark, she kind of just gives up. (I do breast...
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  • @llli*meowmeow2017's Avatar
    March 4th, 2017, 10:39 AM
    My baby girl only gained 8 oz from 5 weeks to 8 weeks. Shes exclusively breast fed and I thought we were doing well. She is now above average weight (11 lbs 12 oz) but was a big baby (8 10). Our pediatrician (new to us, we had a different doc with our first) wasn't concerned, but then I started researching a few days later and the numbers seem off. We'll call the doc on Monday but in the meantime, what do people think?
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  • @llli*andys.wife's Avatar
    March 10th, 2017, 06:27 AM
    I'm a FTM with a 16 week old girl. Our pediatrician recommends introducing solids at 4 months. I didn't question it when it came up because it was just mentioned in passing at the 3 month well visit and I also wasn't sure what I wanted to do yet. After doing some reading I'm leaning towards 6 months. I know 4 months is pretty common among pediatricians and was wondering if anyone had any information on why they want you to start early. Has anyone gotten this recommendation from a pediatrician who explained why they should do it? Is there any medical benefits or reasons that could merit starting at 4 instead of 6? I like my pediatrician but I want to understand and make a good decision instead of just taking their advice without thought.
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  • @llli*mammaboo's Avatar
    February 27th, 2017, 12:25 PM
    hi I just had painful dental surgery and my dentist prescribed hydrocodone for the next couple days. Should i bottle feed my 14 week old son with my stored milk? If so, how long after I take the last dose can I nurse him again? He seems to do fine going from breast to bottle and back, just not sure how long he will have to take a bottle if that will bother him. Any help would be very much appreciated!
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  • @llli*gmount's Avatar
    March 5th, 2017, 10:04 AM
    Hi all! I have a 10 months old little girl and I'm still trying my best to breastfeed!! My goal is at least 1 year..we are sooo close, but all the sudden I have such anxiety about not being able to breastfeed her that I'm having issues with let down!! I get extremely nervous when she latches that sometimes I don't even get a let down or when I do it takes a long time and by that time she's very frustrated. I have tried everything to calm myself down, read a book, music, but it's getting worse!!! Please help.. my heart is breaking!
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  • @llli*noble.mom's Avatar
    March 7th, 2017, 08:27 PM
    Hello, I will try to keep this fairly short. I am struggling with my 6month olds naps. He only stays asleep when latched on. For his morning nap I get cozy in his rocker and watch something on my iPad while he nurses and sleeps away. Usually I can get an hour or two for that nap. Afternoon nap I have my older preschooler home so I am unable to hold him and nurse him through the nap so basically he takes a very short nap (20 mins) and I know it's not enough sleep for him he is tired, but it's not feasable for me to hold him as I have another child to watch. Any suggestions on how I can get him in the habit of sleeping longer without a boob?? Thanks!
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