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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    I'm not sure that the clamping down and pulling/stretching the nipple behavior is really related to flow necessarily. Mine does it and often times I think he is doing it because of slow flow since I have low supply issues but sometimes he does it even when I'm using the SNS or when there is a let down and there is flow though I don't think my flow would ever be enough to cause choking. I wish I knew what could be done about it since it is hard on the boobies. Mine even sometimes braces his arms against me and pushes himself back while remaining latched like he is trying to pull the milk out by brute force, I guess I'm lucky I'm stretchy.
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  • @llli*zaynethepain's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    A nurse told me my oldest son's rash was also baby acne but it turned out to be related to his dairy intolerance. I'd brushed off my youngest's fussiness as normal behavior until he starting gagging one day while sleeping. My husband thought I was jumping into eliminating dairy untilhe finally saw the baby do it a week later.
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  • @llli*lllmeg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    Mothers are typically instructed to continue prenatals if they are breastfeeding. But not all mothers do (not all mothers take prenatals during pregnancy either- I never could, as they always made me throw up.) If a mother has a healthy diet and is not deficient in some vitamin or mineral there is no particular reason to take vitamins. Breastfeeding from their mom and moms breastmilk are almost never contraindicated for a baby. Ever. Even if baby is reacting to allergens in mothers diet, breastfeeding can continue. As far as exclusive breastfeeding, if a baby is not gaining normally exclusively breastfed, and this is due to baby not being able to get enough milk from mom, sometimes supplements are needed. These can be formula or the milk of another mother. I suggest reading this info from doctors about allergens in breastmilk: http://www.bfmed.org/Media/Files/Protocols/Protocol24_English_120211.pdf
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  • @llli*joliesmommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    Im reading the document and it says something about continuing to take vitamins likr all breastfeeding mothers are instructed to do...ive never been told this. Am I supposed to be taking vitamins? ?
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  • @llli*joliesmommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    Weight gain is slow but steady, doctor is happy with it. Born at 7.8 went down to 6.15 and is now at 9, The poop was black (which im told is due to the iron supplement drops I just start ed giving her) and very mucusy/slimy. Streaks of blood. Im not sure what they tested for they said it tested positive for allergies and was saying it was probably something I ate. Im not really sure if her ped is really knowledgeable about bf but I know the hospital docs arent really. I live in a state that isnt verybig on bf and not many peopledo. But thanks for them link I was check Iit out
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  • @llli*edugatorgirl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    Seriously, I went to VS and got bras there. I realized I could just pop out of the top to nurse and their underwires were soooooooo much more comfy than every single nursing bra I'd tried on. I've worn them for a year now, nursing, and they maybe are getting stretched out in the cups a little. But the foam in the middle has never creased from being folded down every day. I'm a 36DD now, since my size has lessened from the newborn nursing days and it's still fine. And no clips to reattach!
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    I'm so sorry, mama. That must have been very scary! Can you describe the poop a little more? Were you seeing streaks or flecks of blood? Or was this poop where the entire stool was red? Was it something you might describe as looking like currant jelly? This seems odd to me. Allergens are just things that people are allergic to. Dust is an allergen. Pollen is an allergen. Peanut butter is an allergen. So test anyone's poop and it's going to have some form of allergen in it, even if it's just pollen picked up from the air! Did the hospital mean that the baby's poop showed evidence of allergy, and if so, what exactly were they seeing? Eosinophils? Some things to know about bloody poops: 1. They can come and go. You might see them once and never again, or you might see them consistently for weeks and weeks.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    :ita For moms considering block nursing, you want to be 100% sure that you have an oversupply, because the way block nursing corrects foremilk/hindmilk "imbalance" is by reducing supply. It is possible to go too far, and end up with low supply! In order to determine whether or not you have an oversupply, look over the following list. If you have some or all of the listed symptoms, AND the baby is gaining weight very well, you might want to block feed. But if you have few of the listed symptoms or the baby is not gaining weight well, you definitely want to avoid block feeding. Symptoms of oversupply: - Mom feels engorged and/or full fairly frequently, even when baby isn't going too long between feedings - Mom may feel strong letdowns (if she is a mom who experiences the letdown sensation) - Mom may leak a lot - Mom may be able to pump a lot of milk with ease, if she is pumping - Baby may gag, cough, splutter, cluck, or click while nursing
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
    Do you eat anything with Gluten or wheat? My cousin's oldest Son has a severe gluten intolerance and nearly died before they figured it out, he is now a teenager. I hate to suggest it and I wouldn't go to further steps if she isn't having more symptoms right now till after you find out what the tests say. But if she is so sensitive to soy then I wonder about corn and wheat too (those being some of the worst culprits of GMO besides sugar beet and canola.) Oh and with the extreme allergies/sensitivities, you probably HAVE to breast feed since I'm not sure if there are any formula that are completely safe from all allergy problems. Keep in mind that sometimes babies outgrow these allergies/sensitivities and it is really fairly rare for babies to actually be allergic to something passed into breast milk from the mother's diet though I'm sure you didn't want to be special in that way. Hang in there, I'm sure you will get it figured out soon.
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    hello pteroglossus.. thanks for your reply.. yes my breasts feel soft after feeding.. i am still confused whether to block nurse or no.. his poops are green and seedy or pasty..
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  • @llli*filmmommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:09 PM
    I have posted recently about some nursing troubles with my little guy, who's baby #2. He's a month old today. My LC had me taking fenugreek because he was damaging me really badly on one side because she thought the milk was too slow. I tried to decrease the amount of fenugreek, and he started refusing that side again, so I upped it again. Now I can't tell if he's acting like both sides have too fast of a flow. He pulls his head back and twists his body a lot -- but on both sides! Once in a while he sounds like he chokes, but it is usually after a few minutes, so may be due to just frantic nursing. I can't tell if his tugging is a fast flow type or a slow flow type -- it almost seems like both at times. I don't have any spray when he comes off. On the formerly slow side, he pulls off more often (sometimes staying latched on as he pulls off -- ouch). This happens mostly in the evening/night, but during the day he does this, too. So I can't tell if it's just evening fussiness, too. I have cut back on the fenugreek and am waiting to see what happens. When I try to remedy one of the situations (somewhat laid-back nursing, for example, in case of fast flow, or compressions in case of slow flow) it doesn't seem to help and for all I know I'm making it worse! My biggest issues is I'm still trying to heal my wounds (both sides injured -- basically been shirtless for a month with little improvement), and now he's started this method of hurting me just as I was...
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  • @llli*heatheralzate's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    Here is my update. As of yesterday my baby boy has gained 2 lbs making him 10 lbs 3 ounces. What a relief! I was so stressed out about his weight. Since my last post I have been exclusively pumping and feeding him expressed milk with a supplementation of formula for his night time feeding which has helped him sleep longer throughout the night. I have been saying to my husband that I have to put my LO back to my breast but have been so nervous and fearful of the pain that would come along with it. This Monday, with the support of my cousin who also just recently had her second baby, I put him back on for his evening feeding. It wasn't so bad - given my nipples are all healed at this point. He sucked for about 5 minutes on each side before falling asleep. This was just a top off since I had given him 4 ounces via bottle. Yesterday again for his evening meal I decided to try to breast feed him for his entire feeding. We did about 15 minutes before he fell asleep. Once I unlatched him, I saw he was still hungry so I gave into the bottle. He didn't latch on correctly on my L side and I felt it immediately. I tried three times to get him on correctly and I think the last time we were successful. I am trying to ease back into the breast feeding however I wonder if he is really eating. I see him sucking but don't hear him swallowing. Another observation I have made is that when I bottle feed him, he is wide awake - eyes open - and looking at me. These past two times at my...
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  • @llli*pteroglossus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    one other thing - even after my baby has finished nursing I can always squeeze out more milk - the breast never completely empties. But when we talk about emptying the breast it means that the breast feels soft, something like it did before you got pregnant.
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  • @llli*pteroglossus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:43 PM
    I can only speak from my own experience. My breasts were hard, full of milk, and did not ever get soft. Milk sprayed everywhere when I nursed, and baby choked on the letdown. She was gassy and fussy (poops were extremely liquid, sometimes looking like pee, but rarely green). Of course gassy and fussy is relative for a baby, I mean all babies do fuss sometimes and pass gas. She did huge burps like a rude adult. I guessed that I had OS, OALD and foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. I started nursing from just one breast at a time (formerly I was switching after 10 min as recommended by the nurses at the hospital). Then I did block feeding in 2 or 3 hour blocks (can't remember). For me, the block feeding was the first time in a month that my breasts actually became soft. It helped reduce my oversupply (though OALD continued for more than a year…baby just got used to it). It also coincided with baby becoming much less fussy and gassy. Her poops did not really change. Cause and effect? Who knows. I tend to think so. You want to be careful about block feeding; it is meant to reduce your supply so don't do it if you don't think you have too much milk!
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:28 PM
    hello adwilson we are in the same boat.. how old is your baby? my baby is 10 weeks old and for past two weeks his bowel movements are green color and i am so worried about that.. he is gassy but i don see anyother change.. but i don't know how he is gaining because before my 2 months check up i did not know that i have this issue because i was pumping.. when i stopped pumping this issue popped up.. even i don't know whether should i block nurse because my baby doesn't empty my single breast in a single session.. what is extreme oversupply to block nurse? does your milk spray when baby unlatches? my milk sprays when he unlatches? i need advice on this too
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  • @llli*britt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    My son is 5 months old and recently started fussing in the middle of feeding. This has been occurring in the afternoon for about 2 weeks but doesn't happen with every feed. About 8-10 mins after feeding on my left side he will push away and begin to scream or stay latch and start pulling and fussing aggressively. Any idea as to what this could be. I have been just switching him to the other side because he will latch there no problem. If I try and switch him back a while later sometime he will fuss but sometimes he will relatch. I don't want my supply to decrease on this side because he isn't nursing on it as long. Any suggestions would be helpful! Thanks!!!
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    is he is not in pain and is gaining weight properly, then the whole foremilk/hindmilk thing is actually a non issue. Let him finish the first breast first, then take the second breast if he wants. Don't block nurse unless you really have Very Bad oversupply and don't do it without doing more research. I'm sure some one else will provide a link.
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  • @llli*adwilson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    I have been reading about this imbalance and am almost certain we are having this problem. My baby is super gassy, fussy, has green explosive poops, and when I get a chance to pump the milk separates and has very little thick fatty milk at the top. How do I begin to correct this? Should I feed him from the same breast several times? What if he still acts hungry? Or should I try pumping before I nurse?
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  • @llli*cvd27's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
    I have an update on her weight...her 2 week checkup was on Monday and she weighed 9 lbs! It's such a relief to know she is back at her birth weight plus some. I also want to say thank you for all the replies and advice! :)
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  • @llli*dear-heart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    Update! I rented and have been pumping with a medela symphony, which is way better, and replaced the neocate supplements with EBM, although initially the GI doc wanted us to mix it (we did) and he reacted terribly, with blood in his stool. I got my labs back and my thyroid, etc. is all normal. Despite a 10 oz gain in 2 weeks after shots, supplement refusal, and a nursing strike, the GI doc was not happy and put in an order for a sweat test and ordered more weight checks (ugh, because she and my ped both wanted more weight checks and these are separate visits with consistently long waits). After inquiring about a possible tongue/lip tie issue with 4 different pediatricians, 3 lactation consultants, and a GI specialist and being dismissed, I researched a well versed ENT and begged my ped for a referral so I could have peace of mind. Turns out he had a posterior tongue tie! We had it clipped two days ago and I already hear twice as many swallows than before, with less hiccups and spitting up. I am also trying to get an appointment with an infant CST. And am switching doctors (honestly, it is also about seeing someone less busy & close to home as much as it is about being frustrated that this could have possibly been taken care of 4 months ago). I understand they are hard to diagnose, but I trusted them when they said he didn't have an issue and feel sort of burned. :(. I looked at what this can cause and he suffered from so many things on the list. I am...
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  • @llli*joliesmommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:02 PM
    I know she responded to dairy and soy and caffiene. But I just gave the rest up bc her pediatrician said it was for the best I don't supplement and really don't want to ever give her formula. That's why im doing all this im determined to make this work. Honestly lately Im glad I dont eat those things anymore I feel better and it is help ing with the preg weight. I eat plenty still just all fruits and vegetables, beef and chicken or fish (really any Meat) and regular instant oatmeal. If im really wantinh to snack I eat lays potatoechips plain. It has really got my taste pallet to change and being a life long chubby very unhealthy eater, its teaching me toreally pay attention to what I put in my mouth. I just don't know what could be hurting her now? I mean she was beginning to do so much better! Then this. She hasnt had anymore bloody stools since yesterday morning, and I ate pretty much the same things. But idk I need to make her better. It could still be a bacterial infection they will have the results tomorrow but we already know it tested positive for allergy. Could that be a result of the left over soy in our systems? I believe o read it may take a month to leave fully. But if that blood is a result of allergy then it can't be theleft over soy. Even at the worst, she never had blood in her stools! I just need help
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  • @llli*punkmuse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:35 PM
    hi everyone, i am a new member. sorry to bump up an old thread but it perfectly fits the problem i am having. my daughter will be 15 months old at the end of this week and absolutely will not eat ANY solid foods. im not talking about she eats small amounts or will only eat pureed stuff. im saying she eats NOTHING. she is entirely breastfed. she nurses perfectly fine. there are no issues in that dept. at 6 m.o. we tried BLW and it didnt work for us. she gagged on things several times and eventually lost interest in putting things in her mouth. she's never been an oral baby to begin with then she just stopped. she wont put any food in her mouth anymore. a little bit of background. she was born with a congenital heart defect and starting at 3 weeks old we had to give her meds 2x a day. i dont remember what age we were able to stop but she no longer needs the meds and in fact she basically grew out of her heart issue (the holes basically closed). at 9 m.o. my pedi did bloodwork to check for anemia and lead poisoning and she was a tad anemic so my pedi said we should start giving her iron supplements. well it must have tasted nasty because it turned into a huge fight to get her to take it and it got to the point where i felt i was literally force feeding her the iron then she stopped putting ANYTHING in her mouth. no toys no food, maybe a finger every now and then. i stopped giving her the iron because im not ok with forcing things on her. my pedi at the 12 month appt said...
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:35 PM
    so you gave up all sorts of thins all at once and now you are not sure exactly what she responded to other than soy? Is she still EBF? Could it be illness? Traveling makes it easy to pick up an illness (especially through water supplies when using formula.) My LO actually seems to get screaming bad tummy pain from the "hypoallergenic" formula our first ped told us to supplement with. I have a feeling it is the corn syrup solids it has as the first ingredient. But anyway, elimination diets need to deal with one type of food at a time because you can't survive if you eliminate everything indefinitely. Hopefully one of the others here will post the link with info about how to deal with elimination diets. You might want to research stuff like wheat gluten too. Keep in mind that some of the problem sensitivities may not actually be allergies but rather intolerance or the inability to digest certain things.
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  • @llli*ruchiccio's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:38 PM
    I only take down one side of the nursing bra at a time so that might help you.
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