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  • @llli*gracepoole's Avatar
    Today, 08:43 PM
    Can you provide some updated sources for this? My understanding is that problems with nipple shields affecting supply were linked with older, thicker forms of shields rather than the more contemporary, thinner forms. Am I wrong?
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  • @llli*thawingsnow's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 PM
    How do you know if your milk supply has diminished significantly? Are there warning signs? How would I really know? I'm having issues with my blood sugar and am replacing some of the calories I normally get from healthy sources of carbohydrates with protein, healthy fats, and vegetables. However, I don't want my supply to decrease because of this change in diet. What is a good amount of *carbohydrates and *calories for a nursing mom to maintain her supply? Any tips for keeping calorie intake high without as many carbohydrates? I know these are rather broad questions that are affected by many variables, but I need some type of guidance or baseline here concerning signs my supply is low and how many carbohydrates and calories a nursing mom should get. My 15 month old nurses so much, and I don't want the only sign that my supply is being negatively impacted by my diet to be some negative manifestation in my child. Thank you so much for your help!
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  • @llli*nicholeo's Avatar
    Today, 06:19 PM
    She doesn't eat purees and hardly eats finger foods. Idk why she will not just drink her bottle at one sitting. Today has been another hard to get milk in her days. She will drink water from her sippy cup but not a lot so I don't want to put breast milk in it until she gets the hang of the cup.
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  • @llli*littlecavemomma's Avatar
    Today, 12:54 PM
    Have you tried calling Medela's customer service? They're great - they'll walk you thru troubleshooting your pump and if it doesn't seem to help they'll go ahead and send you a new one within a matter of days FOC. My output started decreasing a couple of months after returning to work, but I tried a friend's pump and it went back to normal. After getting my new pump all was well again. It may or may not be related to your pump, but it wouldn't hurt to see if they'll send you a new one so you can rule out that one variable. ***Edit: Sorry, I just reread your original post and saw where you did get another pump.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 PM
    OK I have a couple suggestions. First off call your OB or your baby's pediatrician today and ask for a referral don't wait for two weeks. If your baby is not able to latch without nipple shield you need to find out why and that is why you see a lactation specialist for those kind of questions. This is also who you should be seen to discuss tongue-tied and how that may or may not be impacting your babies ability to latch. You need to get this taken care of sooner rather than later because if there really is a problem then the longer it drags on the more difficult it will be to solve. I'm not sure what you mean by baby not being able to get enough at a single feeding if your app is suggesting that there is any such thing as a single feeding that lasts X amount of time every X amount of hours then please delete the app it is misleading you. You can expect a newborn baby to nurse a minimum of 10 to 12 times in 24 hours that's the minimum that's how much babies actually do need to eat. It is also normal for the time lapses between nursing sessions to vary considerably anything from a couple minutes to a couple hours, with some babies giving moms a single stretch per 24 hours of about four hours at most. Nursing sessions normally vary considerably in duration anything from a total of about 10 minutes to 45 minutes is normal at this age. Sometimes babies want one breast sometimes they want both typically it's fine to let baby decide which although if you wish to make sure...
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  • @llli*dp999's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    Hi Mommal Nearly it has been a month. I usually pump 2 times and feed my daughter during lunch time. 11.30 am and 3.30pm , Feed her sometime at 12.30 to 1. Morning pump I use to get 4 to 5oz and afternoon one 3 to 4oz. But these days hardly get 2 oz for whole day that I am gone. I am using Medela PISA.
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  • @llli*sacmd's Avatar
    Today, 11:46 AM
    Nope. Girls can be tough too. My daughter and I have always had a tough nursing relationship. She doesn't have a deep latch anymore at 7 months, likes to just slurp on the end of my nipple and pull back while kneading my breasts. If letdown doesn't happen quickly she unlatches a gazillion times, relatches, unlatches, and so forth until she gets a decent flow. Actually most times that we breastfeed she 'pops' on and off a ton which HURTS. Which lasts a few minutes, at which point she gets upset again. Sometimes I question my supply because of it. Also almost never nurses to sleep. In fact will get agitated when she is nursing and tired and start crying. Ugh. Some days it takes a lot of patience to not give up. I just tell myself that it's worth it for her health and our bonding.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 11:08 AM
    Can you let us know how long you are at work, and how many times per day you pump? It would also help to know what make/model of pump you are using.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 AM
    :sigh You can still feel free to credit the doc with being smarter than he/she is, especially when talking to the older generations who tend to have more respect for medical authority. ;) Good luck with the pumping! I think that if you're consistent about it, you'll get better at it and see more milk in those bottles. :cheer
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  • @llli*labrys71's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 AM
    Not that I've noticed, but the problem is more he's not getting all he needs in one sitting. Though I do have a pump, I hadn't thought to express after he eats for any reason other than to stock up for when I'm gone. The hospital gave me the nipple shield after a couple hours of having problems getting him to latch...I'm beginning to resent them for not having warned me about using them or encouraging me later to stop using it. I have a medela pump in style backpack and as far as I can tell it works well for me. Because I was worried about his eating habits I downloaded a BF app, and yesterday for the whole day from midnight to midnight he ate 9 times with an average of 15 minutes. Though yesterday was a good day, he didn't have too many problems...but this morning he has. He's eaten off the same side the last 3 times because he will only eat for 5 minutes, and I know he hasn't emptied the breast and I keep getting plugged ducts because of it. Between 7 and 9:30 he ate 3 times, once for 5 minutes, 10 minute and 7 minutes. No I haven't seen a specialist, but to have it covered by insurance I need to be referred. I have an appointment with my OB on the 14th, and I was going to talk to him about seeing one to try and prevent the plugged ducts, and another bout of mastitis.
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  • @llli*dp999's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    Hi All, I am breastfeeding my second baby who will be 4 months old in couples of days. I had been back to work and had no issues for a month. But recently from the past week, I am getting frustrated with my pump. I was using the pump which I had with my first daughter, suddenly the output got too low. I tried to change the valves,membranes it didn't work. Hand Pumping makes me exhausted. When I hand express, easily I get 2oz. May be due to wrong way of doing it, I had severe aches last week, but got better in a day. Bought a new pump, I was using old parts to see if the issue is with pump or parts..still less output. When I shifted to new parts, the issue is still the same. Should I talk to medela. Or is it something related to me. Please help! Also, I have some stock in the fridge, baby doesn't like that taste....Is it all waste??
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  • @llli*tinabear's Avatar
    Today, 08:33 AM
    You're right, I'll find a more positive response to their advice. They are just trying to be helpful in their own way. Having an average supply is better than too little or too much, I should be less concerned about it if the baby is happy and healthy. Sadly, my pediatricians are not my greatest source of information, nor support. I spoke with them regarding frequency and durationc of nursing when LO was born and they handed me information regarding formula feeding and told me I should be bfing 7-9 times a day. Thank you for the support. I'll just have to sneak in more than one pumping sessions a day to be able to stock up any significant amount.
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  • @llli*dormir41's Avatar
    Today, 07:49 AM
    I found this post and thread. This might be of assistance to you: http://hippieinside.blogspot.com/2012/02/breast-milk-yogurt.html
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  • @llli*daliajesse's Avatar
    Today, 06:35 AM
    No, This is the first time I'm listening about this. Can you please share me one link about making yogurt out of breastmilk?? TIA!!
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  • @llli*van.walker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    Hello, My LO just started daycare yesterday. (I was a mess.) Anyway, I work an 8 hour shift and take seven, 2.5 ounce bottles to daycare. My daycare requires plastic bottles and will toss any breast milk not eaten within the hour. Sending large bottles wouldn't work in this situation because of the daycare policy. (I know my freshly pumped milk is good for longer than an hour but it's a non negotiable policy.) If you are using a daycare service, read through the manual carefully and be aware of their policies before making a selection. Good luck. :)
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    It sounds as if you're basing your concern about whether or not baby is getting enough at the breast primarily off of baby's behavior. But this can often be misleading. Has there been any reduction in output- poops -or any problems with weight gain? When mom is using nipple shields it actually is very important that she pumps after at least some feedings. Nipple shields are linked to poor milk production and it is thought might interfere with milk transfer this is why pumping is important not just to have expressed milk for your baby should baby need it but mostly to make sure your milk production is not impacted while you are using shields. In other words pumping is actually going to only help your milk production and consequently help your baby get more milk at the breast. It would help us to know how often baby nurses - how many times in 24 hours -as well and also what kind of pump you have etc. Also have you seen a lactation consultant, are you still seeing one or are you able to do so?
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  • @llli*labrys71's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    Yes, and he doesn't have either one of those. That was initially what I thought the problem may have been as well.
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  • @llli*littlecavemomma's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:51 PM
    If you're leaving baby with an actual daycare, make sure they allow glass. Just something to think about.
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