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  • @llli*kmrs's Avatar
    Today, 07:48 PM
    Im a first time mom and my son will be going to daycare at 3 months old which is in about 2 weeks. I'm not so much worried about bottles and pumping. Hes always been a very frequent eater. So much so, that I think its a comfort thing. This is fine by me and I always nurse him when he wants. My concern is how he will adapt to not having me there and to go to a more structured eating schedule. He wont be able to nurse for comfort and I am having a lot of guilt/anxiety about it. Did anyone else have this feeling and how did your child do?
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 07:36 PM
    Hi nasrin, I cannot tell if you are currently formula feeding as well as breastfeeding? If you are, it would be helpful to know how much formula each day baby is getting, and if you are pumping as well. It would also help to know how many times in 24 hours baby nurses. Anyway, what I am getting is that nursing hurts and baby is not gaining well? Poop frequency is not all that important IF baby is gaining fine. But when a baby is not gaining well, infrequent poop shows that not enough milk intake is probably at least part of the problem. So, once a week poop is probably not ok if poor gain is also going on. At this age the norm is for a normally gaining breastfed baby to poop several times a day and for at least some of those to be large poops. It is definitely not fine for a baby to sleep so much they do not nurse with normal frequency, and it is in particular a problem if baby is is not gaining properly. Many people will say that nursing 8-12 times in 24 hours is the norm, but in fact at this age the norm would be more like 10-15 times a day. Nursing is NOT likely to be on an every 1, 2 or 3 hour pattern. Instead, the norm is that baby will nurse very frequently part of the day and less frequently others. This is why it is so important to look at the overall amount of nursing sessions. When was this? If you are continuing to have nursing pain and/or slow weight gain, breastfeeding must be assessed, or re-assessed. Unfortunately, how latch 'looks' means...
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  • @llli*nasrin's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 PM
    -5 week old. -birthweight-6.4pound Delivery- Csection EBF Till now. My supply was very less in the beginning. Taking fenugreek in powdered form. Also lactonic granules to be taken along with milk. (Contains fennel , asparagus ) Baby lost 10% birthweight(5.7pound).Regained birthweight(6.5 pound) only by approx 2 weeks. At 3 weeks gained only 4 ounce. Had sore nipples and cracks within 2 days of giving birth which almost healed now . Consulted LC after birth who said the latch looks perfect. Used nipple shield for a week and lanolin ointment. This is my second child. Elder one was formula fed.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 05:35 PM
    That sounds very promising - thank you so much for the update.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 05:27 PM
    How old is your baby? Very young babies in particular really don't know the difference between day and night because they don't need to. Typical expected nursing frequency during at least the first several months of life is between 8 to 12 times or more per 24 hours. If you want your baby to nurse less during that period of night one thing you can try is encouraging your baby to nurse more often during other parts of the day.
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  • @llli*jen.r24's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 PM
    I hate pumping too! I don't seem to respond that well to it but I can hand express pretty well - but that is easier done at home I don't know how I'll be able to do it at work or where I could ... Yeah I was thinking of only really sending that smaller amount. Plus maybe if I start pumping/expressing in August I could stock it up. Even two 2oz-2.5oz cups a day. I was hoping they'd be used for comfort and maybe nutrition only if she won't eat solids for them. As I said in the other thread, I'm sort of hoping she'll get the bulk of her breast milk at home with me during morning/evening/night and be happy enough with more solids at daycare. Since we still feed regularly through the night with open access it should be ok I figure - she'll still be getting at least 5 nursings plus anything I manage to pump. Or nothing will work as I plan :lol But each baby is different, your lo may need more during the day. I think it is hard to know, I wonder if any other mummies on here are still pumping for older babies to give you a steer on amounts? I just know I'd never produce the 1oz plus per hour at this stage and I'm just relying on my lo's interest in food and curiousity of other kids in the hope that she'll be ok during the day.
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  • @llli*jen.r24's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 PM
    That's a brilliant resource scoob626! I guess I was hoping that my lo will get all her milk during the morning/evening/night (with bedsharing I'm assuming she'll just continue to eat during the night!). So there is part of me that doesn't want her to be given cow's milk in nursery (as in, if she is getting her dairy from me during other parts of the day then I'd rather them offer the solids and water plus whatever I can express). I'm lucky in that my daycare cook their food on site, however I imagine it'll be softer than what she is used to at home. I don't *want* cow's milk to replace my milk in terms of dairy but we do drink it in our family (well, I use it in cereal/porridge but I personally don't enjoy it as a drink). My lo does enjoy yoghurt and cheese so if she really needs dairy I'd probably be using those as extra on top of breastmilk. I give my lo vitamin D drops so I know she is getting it from those so she doesn't need any kind of fortified milk! Yeah I'm the weird one at my daycare too...I just really hope that my lo just falls into her own routine for naps. Lord I have no idea how that will go :shrug
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  • @llli*dsymons07's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    My baby will eat every 3-4 hours and sleep well during the day. At night between 12am-4am she wants to eat more often and doesn't sleep as well any reasons why or suggestions? Is this day/night confusion?
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  • @llli*nbaldonado's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 PM
    Thanks so much for your suggestions! This information is very helpful!
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  • @llli*merobader's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    I suplment with formula and hand expration for last tow days he didnot like the bottle I suplment with 2 onces but never finish it then hand experation till get 2 onces but he was so sleepy and become more and more sleepy and begen to unlatch alot during feeding we took him to the hospital and the bilirubin level went up to 20 and we had to leave him there for phototherapy now I hand experation till he back home hoping tomorrow
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  • @llli*scoob626's Avatar
    Today, 08:17 AM
    Just found this, which is super helpful: http://kellymom.com/nutrition/starting-solids/toddler-foods/
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  • @llli*scoob626's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 AM
    Wow jen.r24 it is remarkable how similar our situation is! I visited our day care yesterday and I felt like a weirdo a bit, about a bunch of things :D For instance, I don't want my son in one of those standing bouncers, which they put him in immediately, and after they told me they give babies vitamin d milk at a year, I was confronted with a bunch of feelings, as I don't yet know what I am going to do re: cows milk with baby since my husband and I don't drink it because of environmental/political reasons...They will work with me and are cool, but I am left feeling like 'that lady'...I am probably going to have to bring in my own alternatives, which is the same as solids, as they use jarred foods and I make my own. What are you doing in terms of cows milk? Are you introducing it? Is the assumption that it should replace breast milk? Are babies fine until 2 years with mostly breast milk? The day care director stressed the importance of vitamin D cow's milk.
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  • @llli*saw30's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 AM
    Ok, another update. Saw the infant feeding specialist, she was great, watched a feed, asked loads of questions, she recognised the latch was shallow (unlike everyone else who was saying he looked like he was latched well) and she said he definitely has a tongue tie (also a bubble palate), and it's not a submucosal one, just further back than the really obvious ones. The feeding specialist is trying to get us moved ahead in the queue but at the latest his tie will be cut on the 9th of August. I am really happy that there is an identifiable problem and a clear path forward. She said whether or not cutting the tie helps she will work with us to improve things too.
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  • @llli*scoob626's Avatar
    Today, 07:47 AM
    Jen.r24, hi! So when I pump I probably get 3 oz total. Are you saying just send 3 oz for 9 hour day? Or am I expected to send 1.5 oz per hour, closer to 15 oz for 9 hour day? It is obviously less now that he is taking solids, but I am not sure how less...I detest pumping btw :D
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  • @llli*jen.r24's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 AM
    Hello!!! I have been talking about the very same issue on another thread here. I really don't have much to offer except what I'm *thinking* of doing which is basically pump once a day and just send in what I get for the next day :shrug I'm hoping that water, solids and what I pump will be enough. My little girl still loves to nurse but also if she is occupied and excited during the day she doesn't always look for it (and will just latch on then off despite me offering a lot). I'm sort of playing it that she will likely just stick to the morning/night time feeds and be alright with less during the day. Another friend of mine had a total boob monster who wasn't that interested in solids and she just sent in what she pumped and within about a month he wasn't really bothered with milk during daycare hours, upped his solids and still seeks out the boob 24/7 when at home all day with his mum. Like you I plan to go a 4 hour stretch or so as with work commitments I'll only be able to pump once at some point between 12-2pm and I'll be away from my girl from 8-6pm. Also I have no idea how much solids, I also do real food so I'm useless when it comes to amounts of food! Sorry I'm not much help :lol but it's good to have someone who is going through all the major transitions at the same time as me (and the all night nursing, not really sleeping thing)!
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  • @llli*scoob626's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    Hi ladies, I feel a bit clueless here, bear with me :yikes:gvibes....my son will be a year in September, right when I go back to work part time. He will go to day care 2x a week for 9 hours each day...I have a lot of anxiety transitioning to all of this, and feel sad just thinking of being away from him, especially since he has never taken bottles... Anyway, he has really taken to solids recently and eats finger foods like crazy (peas, beans, blueberries, peaches, avocado, bananas, sweet potatoes, spinach, egg, pasta, toast) screaming for more. He took me by total surprise with this enthusiasm, since he had no interest the week prior, and I think his increased intake of solids in a couple days made my period come back! Since I am trying to keep his milk intake high up until he is a year, I nurse before and after and I only offer solids 1-2 times a day right now but I am wondering: generally what is a good milk to solid ratio once he is a year? Or in other words, what might this all look like once I don't have to worry about limiting his solids and maximizing his milk intake? I see the rule of 1.5 oz milk per hour we are apart...what might this look like at a year, if I start letting him take more solids, maybe 3 meals a day? How many oz of solids per meal (this is hard for me to measure because I always give him real food, no jars or puree)? If I let him eat all he wants, it seems he will never stop. Should I just let him eat all he wants once a year old? Do I need to...
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