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  • @llli*yorkshiregirl76's Avatar
    Today, 09:29 AM
    Hi, I'm a little confused & hope someone can help. My baby is 11wks old tomorrow & sleeps through the night from 9.30 till between 5.30 & 7ish. Our day starts with a REALLY good feed & it seems like I have plenty of milk for her, she will then continue to feed roughly EVERY HOUR until about 11 (cluster feeding I suppose but the feeds take ages so don't get much of a break in between). She will then have a nap for maybe an hour & a half to two hours & then repeat the same feeding as the morning. As she is feeding so often & I have to pump after feeds, it's like when she does feed, there just isn't enough milk re made to fill her so she is always hungry not long after feeding & cries for more. She has a last feed about 8.30 to 9.30 & then settles for bed. I then pump 4 hours after her last feed to keep my supply & as she hasn't fed for so long I will double pump for 20mins instead of the usual 10. I then finally get to bed at about 1am to then start it all again. When I pump at midnight (4 hours after her last feed), I can now pump 4oz between both boobs (usually 2oz each side). This has improved from the 2oz using a single pump. What I want to know is, if I can pump 4oz at midnight then I presume she is getting that, or more, when she wakes up, but how long does it take to then make the 4oz again?
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  • @llli*midnightsangel's Avatar
    Today, 09:08 AM
    Ugh your doctor gave you a bunch of bad advice! Your milk is still the most nutritious thing your baby will ever get. It remains this way until you wean. Mill doesn't turn to water, or lose nutrients as the baby ages. In fact, your milk will provide better immune system support for your baby now that he's a toddler to help protect him from all the stuff that he'll be getting into. Nursing to sleep and nursing at night is still perfectly normal. I personally wouldn't stop nursing my son to sleep. It's nature's best tool to help a toddler to sleep, so why fight it? In regards to being bad for teeth, nursing is not the problem. As long as you're brushing your baby's teeth before bed and you don't give him a bottle of milk or juice at night for him to sleep with at night, then there's no reason to worry. Some people are more prone to cavities due to genetics while some people never get them. You can be assured that nursing is not the problem. Think about it. Before dentists, everyone was breast fed and most people kept their teeth until it got knocked out by a rock or something. It can't be all bad, right? I say keep on doing what you feel is right, momma. The doctors advice should be used for physical issues, not so much for parenting.
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  • @llli*tima23's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 AM
    Hi ladies. I'm new to this site and FTM. I don't have any family or friends close to me to ask questions to. Hoping this site will help! I come in here all the time and just now decided to join. My DS just turned 1! I breastfeed because it's what's natural to me. I'm originally from morocco and I've been around that all my childhood. So now I'm still breastfeeding. My LO took to it from day 1 ( I breastfed him right after he was born.) anyways. We just went to his one year check and the doctor said that I shouldn't be night feeding him. ( we bed share and he wakes several times at night to eat but mostly for comfort) she made me feel so bad like I was raising an obese child or his teeth are going to fall off. ( she said it's horrible for his teeth) just so you guys know, he eats solids as well during the day ( not a lot but we try 3 meals plus snacks. And I breastfeed) i also nurse him to sleep. It's the only way that works for us. I tried to not feed him back to sleep like she said but that was horrible and he ended up waking up for a few hours! Never doing that again! I love feeding my child when he needs it. Especially for comfort. She also said that my child isn't getting any nutrition from my milk now that he is one. I'm scared because he loves to breastfeed more than regular milk. Am I hurting my child? Also he isn't over the weight limit( 28 pounds). He is tall at 31 inches. So still 79 percentile for weight) Thanks everyone! Sorry this is so lame by!
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  • @llli*ellieselephants's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    I switched back to the Pampers (was using honest) and got 2 pees + poops since! thanks everyone!
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 AM
    Waleka99, traduje tu posten Inglés para las personas que no hablan Español . Espero que usted obtendrá más respuestas de esta manera. Translation of the previous post: "Do you know if that product ships to Central America? I have two friends who have that problems tesones (Sorry, this part didn't translate)? If you can help me, thank you . They are thinking about changing their diet because it is an extremely painful situation and I say this from experience."
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 05:02 AM
    Are you using the SNS for supplementing? When you have a baby who is already fussy about latching, you want to be super-cautious with bottles. More bottles can mean even less desire to nurse, even with babies who have always had easy transitions between breast and bottle. Also, how much supplement are you giving? I know you're worried about weight, but you do want to keep the supplements as small as possible so that baby continues to nurse at a normal frequency.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 04:57 AM
    What Midnightsangel said! Just tuck a square of tissue paper or toilet paper in front of her vulva. It will be visibly wet when she pees. And FTR, most poop diapers also include pee. So if your baby is pooping enough, she's likely also peeing enough.
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  • @llli*azjen's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 AM
    What kinds of diapers are you using? I like the Pampers Swaddlers - they have a yellow line that turns blue/green when the diaper is wet. It's a lot easier to tell with a boy than a girl for pee I'm guessing because it's all up front, but my son's diapers are always thick/heavy with pee. It's a different texture than the area where the poop is.
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  • @llli*marleenyowakim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Thank you for all the information! I think the reason I initially had mastitis is because I was missing several feeding sessions and wasn't pumping to make up for it. After the mastitis, my supply decreased. 1. I'm going for an LC follow up on Wednesday. I saw both the LC and pediatrician last Wednesday, and they both believe baby isn't gaining adequate weight due to my supply. The LC did say baby was grew uninterested on the breast quickly - which she thinks may be caused my slow milk flow (which is why an SNS was recommended). I do believe baby has a relaxed nursing style because he tends to fall asleep at the breast (I also haven't been doing a good job of preventing that). 2. In regards to health, I may just be prone to plugged ducts. More recently, I had a lump above my breast and below my collarbone, very painful and similar to the plugged duct feeling. That led to plugged ducts further down - on my breast. I've tried hot and cold compresses and massaging. The pain is no longer there, but it feels like there's a rock on the top of my breast; the rest of the breast is tender. I'm not sure what more to do but jus to wait it out. There are also a few plugged ducts that have never unclogged right under the areola in the same breast. I've started to take lecithin, as I've read it helps prevent plugged ducts. 3. We've addressed the pump in regards to shield size. I'll be sure to ask about hospital-grade pumps. After nursing, I have only ever been able to pump...
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  • @llli*midnightsangel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    Or you could place a bit of toilet paper in the front part of the diaper where the pee would end up at
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  • @llli*pteroglossus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    You can just leave off the diaper and wrap her in a cotton blanket, old t-shirt, or old-fashioned flat cloth diaper. You'll notice if she pees.
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  • @llli*ellieselephants's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    Our baby girl has been doing pretty well with breastfeeding so far. She was born late thursday night. Friday morning she had a big poop and Friday evening she had her first big wet pee. Yesterday, she had 2 pee diapers and 1 or 2 poops. Today she has had at least 4 poopie diapers but I don't know if she's peed at all! I don't know if we maybe missed it with all the poop. But I am starting to worry. Other than that she is eating well. She has a good latch and I feed her about 40-50 mins every 3 hours. She's not fussy & seems very calm. When she's alert she seems great too. Thoughts?
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  • @llli*waleka92's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    Tu sabes si ¿hay envíos de ese producto a Centro América? tengo dos amigas que tienes ese problemas con los tesones ayúdame ¿si?, te lo agradeceré. Ellas están pensando cambiar la alimentación porque es una situación extremadamente dolorosa y lo digo por experiencia propia. la alimentación de sus recién
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  • @llli*andie613's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    Things will get better, but you should see a lactation consultant to be sure there aren't other issues. My son had a tongue tie but was gaining fine. I, on the other hand, had cracks, bleeding, and mastitis! After the tie was corrected things got better but it took awhile to heal. I found Jack Newman's all purpose nipple ointment to be wonderful: http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-APNO
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  • @llli*bb.cream's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:10 PM
    Very interesting and entertaining article. Thanks a lot.
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  • @llli*bb.cream's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    The same thing happened to me and is really painful. I was very lucky because I found a balm for nipples for breastfeeding. It is fabulous and changed my life completely (and that of my beautiful girl, of course) This is the magical product: http://www.skinthinks.com/para-mamas/306-mamamio-keep-calm-nipple-balm-5060102602569.html A big hug
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  • @llli*candt.s.mommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    Thank you! I will check out that book. And yeah, Kelly Mom is where I always look for info.
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  • @llli*dormir41's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    Hi, my little one is 7.5 months so we have to sit her down in her high chair to eat since she's not even sitting unsupported yet . . .but I found some good tips for when she's older, and maybe this will help? She loves to eat solids right now, but I'm sure that will change at some point. Anyway, I came across these suggestions from Dr. Sears and bookmarked it for later. good luck! http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/feeding-infants-toddlers/picky-eater
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    Your body will prepare for the baby growing inside you just as it would if you were not nursing. So yes, you will have colostrum in your breasts, actually several weeks before you deliver, as is usual. Remember colostrum is made and excreted in very, very small amounts so you may not "see" it, but it will be there for your newborn. You may ALSO continue to make "normal" milk, but actually milk does change during pregnancy, primarily in milk production lessening to some degree and perhaps in taste. Again this has no significance for your newborn, who will get what they need in the amount they need whether you nurse throughput your pregnancy or not. Such changes may change your toddler's nursing behavior while you are pregnant- or may not. There is really only one resource you need for the situation of nursing when pregnant, (and tandem nursing) and that is the book Adventures in Tandem Nursing. As far as I know, there has been no significant new discoveries in the science of milk production when pregnant since that book was published. I strongly suggest getting that book, which any LLL Group should have for loan if you cannot find it at the Library, and NOT searching the internet on this subject (unless it is a site like LLL or Kellymom devoted to the providing the true facts about breastfeeding.)
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  • @llli*candt.s.mommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    Hello. My son is 16 months and nurses when he wakes up in the morning, before nap time and before bed. I just found out I'm pregnant and have some questions. I plan to try to have my son weened around age 2 (just a loose plan, I'll kind of see how he does). He will turn 2 right before this baby is due, so really I'm sure I'll still be nursing at least a little when this baby is due. My question is, if I'm still nursing, will colostrum come again after I deliver, or since I'm still nursing will it continue to be my normal milk? I'm going to start doing research, but don't know how to search that question because it's so long
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