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  • @llli*elphaba's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    At my baby's first appointment she was 2 wks and 3 days old and weighed in a little over her birth weight (but just 1/2 oz higher) and the doctor said I should start giving her a bottle of formula or expressed breastmilk at each feeding?? I was planning to exclusively breastfeed because it's what I'm comfortable doing to bond with my baby, the first week and a half was tough: my nipples were bleeding and dry, but she had no issues latching on and ducking and then eventually it stopped hurting... the only time my baby seems unhappy and unsatisfied with feeding is between 4 am 9am she gets frustrated and pulls on my nipple unlatching and I usually switch back and forth between my breast... but other than that she poops and pees normal.. I try to change her as soon as her diaper gets dirty so she goes through about 6-8/ day... is supplementation usually needed for breastfed babies? I'm new to this and was hoping I wouldn't have to use any bottles, but now the doctor has me doubting myself.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    No, 12 oz is not overfeeding him. Until a year, breastmilk should be the baby's majority source of nutrition, and after 12 months you still want it to make up a lot of his nutrition. Healthiest thing he can ever eat, right? I think leaving 12 oz when you only pump 9 makes perfect sense when you consider that the pump typically does not empty the feast as well as the baby does. That is, baby may take 12 oz when he nurses but pumoing instead of nursing might yield a lesser amount.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    Sounds completely normal to me! :)
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    Keep watching the diapers very carefully, but don't worry about a single green diaper. Most likely it's a normal variation. But if you see a bunch of green diapers in a row, it may be time to reassess. Hang in there! You are doing an awesome job and we all know how hard you're working!
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    Welcome to the forum! So interesting to hear that you have had the same issue with the "stones"- it makes me wonder if they are more common than we think? Anyway, thrush as a root cause for the stones makes perfect hypothetical sense. Yeast would cause inflammation and might even provide some sort of physical structure which would then calcify...
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  • @llli*livingtemple's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    @llli*mommal, thanks. Is there any way to know if the 12oz is technically overfeeding him? I guess I'm wondering because since my body is so tuned in to him at this point, I'm wondering if the reason I "only" pump 9 is because that's what he typically takes, and therefore that's what I should leave for him. Thoughts?
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  • @llli*cwallace's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    Hello When my baby girl was 6 days old we had our first LC visit. At the time I felt that I was breastfeeding her ever 20-30mins and only for 5-10min long sessions. The good news is that baby hadnt lost weight but gained an ounce. The recommendation was that baby was a "snacker", and that we should mix up her feeding schedule to give me more of a break, and feed every 2-3 hrs. The recommendation was to use nipple shields (since I have "half" nipples), feed her for 15mins each breast, then pump the remaining for 15mins and feed it to her through bottle at the next feeding (therefore baby would get 15mins each breast and a bottle with ~1oz at every feeding). After a majorly stressful afternoon, we got baby onto the 2-3hr schedule... in fact I would have to wake her up every 3hrs to feed her. This lasted pretty well until day 10 (although I did not enjoy the 1hour long feeding sessions). By day 10, baby would be screaming after each feeding, to the point where I couldnt put her down to pump. After two days of her screaming in pain after each feeding, I looked online and it seems that baby has reflux... is this common for a baby so young? I am assuming that its from putting too much milk into her, along with possible air from the bottle. When baby is calm, she seems to be gasping and guggling and just very uncomfortable. I may seem calm in this post but I am at my wits ends because we have had to change so much over the past week and nothing seems to be making baby...
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  • @llli*lovefitness84's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    Yeah, he wanted me to do it ASAP, but sure by the procedure date :-/ Ok, thank you for the advise. I may try Dr. Gordon's nightweaning method.
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  • @llli*hawkeye-mom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    My little guy had his shots on Tuesday and he was sleepier than normal, which I wasn't concerned with. Yesterday, it took him 5 hours before he finally nursed and that was with many rejected offers (cried on either side). I tried feeding with a syringe and tried giving Tylenol for pain. He finally nursed and of course spit up because he always does. He nursed enough to relieve fullness, but not to empty, like he did last week and before. He nursed on one side for 4 to 5 minutes, every 3 hours during the day. He used to nurse a bit longer (7 to 10 minutes) up until Monday (we were traveling and I don't think he likes nursing in the car). During the night, he did have a couple 5 minute sessions, but then two 1 minute ones, where he popped of at my letdown. I had to pump in the middle of the night cuz of that. This morning, he immediately starts to cry if I try to nurse him on the right side and he's only nursed on the left. I pumped the right a but ago became refuses it. I'm offering a lot and when I'm not, he's kicking and smiling. I just want to know if this is normal behavior or even if it's his normal. He's always been quick and only nursed on one side. I just need some reassurance that it's fine and he'll go back to nursing a bit more or something.
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