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  • @llli*rah138's Avatar
    November 21st, 2015, 08:00 PM
    LO is 9.5 weeks and EBF. For the past 2 weeks naps have been getting worse and worse. It started with her only wanting to nap on my chest. I could usually get her to sleep 45 mins to an hr like that, but I couldn't move and I was glued to the couch. As time went on she has stopped doing this. Now the only way I can get her to sleep maybe 20 mins is to BF her til she falls asleep and not move her. She wakes up after about 20 mins and will not fall back asleep. Then at about 7pm she starts crying and is inconsolable for hours. She gets to the point where it seems like she can't breathe because she's screaming so hard. The only thing that temporarily works is to put her on the breast til she falls asleep again for a few minutes and then it starts all over again. She's pretty good sleeping at night and will go 4-5 hrs, feed then another 3 hrs. Then she's back to feeding every 2 hrs or so. She's maybe getting 1 hour of napping total during the day and it's starting to make me really upset. I feel like I can't do anything right because she's screaming so much. I've tried every technique and trick I've real to get her to sleep longer and nothing works. Once she wakes up after that first 20 mins or less she will NOT go back to sleep. Is this some sort of growth spurt? Is it normal to fight naps so much? She just seems miserable all the time now. It's affecting my mental health because I just can't bear to hear her screaming. Is there anything I can do besides putting her on the...
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  • @llli*amber.kreeger's Avatar
    November 21st, 2015, 02:19 PM
    Baby is 11 weeks old. Had tongue and lip tie revised twice. Had trouble latching the first few days and the ties were discovered. Used nipple shield for approx 4 weeks. Also dealt with thrush during that time. Been off the nipple shield for about 6 weeks now. Latch has always been a bit painful on right side, it's also the lower producing side. My question is that she only latches for 4-7 minutes on average. During the day she will eat every 1-2.5 hours. At night she'll sleep 5-7 hour stretches. She will total about 1 hour 5 to 15 minutes daily at the breast. Eating on average 13 times in a 24 hour period. Her weight gain hasn't been as good as it started out. She gained much better while using the shield but I'd prefer to not have to use that. At one point it was recommended to supplement after a two week no gain period. That was when I had her ties rechecked and they reattached so we redid the procedure. Initially weight gain went better after that and has now slowed again. I feel like I'm always wanting her to eat because of the weight issues and her limited time while eating. I do seem to have a heavy let down so I'm not sure if she is just an efficient drinker.if she was gaining weight well I wouldn't worry as much. I want to relax and enjoy breastfeeding, not be so worried about length of time, etc... I think she had a tummy bug this week as well because her stools increased to several a day from only one every few days. Any ideas???
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  • @llli*scoob4751's Avatar
    November 19th, 2015, 06:54 AM
    Hi ladies, my ebf 8 week old baby and I have been co sleeping for weeks and I mostly love it--the bonding, the sleep I am able to get. I don't love having to get in bed with him at 8 pm to get him started as he wants to sleep beside me, as I would like some evening 'me' time, and he also has a bout of general flailing, squirming at 4 am, but no biggie. He eats every 2-3 hours overnight, though I am not sure as I sleep through a lot of it :) Overall, I have tried to let him lead the way. Anyway, I am asking for general ways to feel confident in the face of those who have their babies sleeping long hours during the night, in their own beds, not hitting them in the face :), and people who ask me if he is sleeping through the night...Sometimes I think I should lie and say he is sleeping, because I feel well rested, other than the psychological toll of not feeling like I can unwind alone at the end of the day. I am generally happy about our set up, but he does eat on demand--I have never let him cry and sometimes I wonder if there is more I can do to get him on these long stretches of sleep I hear people talk about, to accomplish that 'me time'. I hope this all makes sense...I am a bit uptight overall as a ftm but am loving my bonding with my son...he is so lovely and healthy. I overall have a hard time finding people to talk about breastfeeding with--my Dr. doesn't seem to know much and not many in my family nursed. I read 'Sweet Sleep' and loved the information, but...
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  • @llli*puja's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2015, 01:44 AM
    Baby is a 6 month and 3 week now...1 week back I started with rice ceralac in eve and apple without skin puree in morning for 2 days banana 1 day carrot 1 day ...baby is constipated I feel...he was exclusively bf for 6 month so nev er t constipated ever though poop only once a week...but now when hr started solids doesn't he should poop every day. ..can solid even if baby still is breastfeed causr constipation. ..plz tell me how to ease him. .and for how many days now he can go without poop.... would that 2 meals (approx an oz each) be enough nutritional for him or in addition I need to give anything ..if yes than what and what about water at meals
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  • @llli*kitto.em's Avatar
    November 24th, 2015, 04:33 AM
    Morning all, Where to start! I'd love any help or advice. Son was born 6lb6 - 2940g on 7th November with obvious tongue tie (second son with tongue tie). Due to hospital backlog tongue tie wasn't snipped till day 5. SON LOST 8% body weight by day 3 then managed to gain 20g or so before TT snip. Before tongue tie was done he was feeding pretty well from my right breast my left breast was becoming really engorged however. After tongue tie snip baby drained both breasts really well and I was feeling encouraged. In following days however baby was not gaining well and feeding becoming less structured (falling asleep at breast, not seeming 'full'), 10g or no gain every couple of days and at two weeks baby not back to birth weight. Weight at day 14 was 2730g.
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  • @llli*moredonuts's Avatar
    November 19th, 2015, 03:26 PM
    Hi, I posted previously about some struggles I've been having with my baby crying and screaming at the breast and I got some great advice here and I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, we haven't made much progress. I can accept that babies do everything in their own time and I am trying to be patient with his timetable, but I'm feeling pretty burned out. Besides the crying with every feed, I'm starting to get cabin fever after 6 weeks of being home all day. I'd like to take him out, but I worry NIP will be a disaster for us. In addition to the noise factor, my baby has gotten to be a pretty messy eater. I think it is because when he is about to cry he does not swallow the last mouthful of what he was drinking and just lets it dribble out. Plus I am super clumsy with getting him in position despite all the practice at home. I guess I am just looking for stories from anyone who's been there and reassurance that 6 weeks is still early and we have a chance to get better. Thanks!
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  • @llli*mjas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:07 AM
    Hello again, I recently posted re wanting to night wean in order to bring back AF as we want to start to TTC, now that our daughter is 28 months old. After 2.5 weeks or so of weaning at night and getting a 6-8 hour stretch at night, my daughter got sick so we let the weaning go temporarily. About 1.5 weeks after we gave it a break - AF came back! I'm wondering if I now have to go back to weaning or if, now that my cycle is back, we can go back to nursing on demand and I will get my cycle back month over month. Weaning was not easy or fun, lots of tears etc. so I'd rather go back to nursing at night if my body is now regulating itself. Thanks for your thoughts!
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  • @llli*pdxmom's Avatar
    November 24th, 2015, 02:16 PM
    I had my baby 10 days ago and planned to EBF. The nurses at the hospital said his latch looked really good and I thought everything was going well. When he was 3 days old, we saw the LC for the first time. Baby's weight was down 12% and he was very dehydrated. I had no idea. She had me nurse and weighed him and he was only getting about 10 ml of milk from me. She also thinks his latch is pretty good, so that does not appear to be the problem. The LC started me on a routine where, every 2-3 hours I try to have baby nurse 20 mins on one breast, then use SNS with 2 oz of formula with other breast (switching sides with each feeding). Then I pump for at least ten mins. Rinse and repeat. Now we are increasing his feedings to 3 oz of formula so I now follow up the SNS with a bottle with whatever he doesn't finish from the SNS plus an additional ounce. The whole process takes so long that I can barely rest before it's time to start again and am only getting 2-3 hours of total sleep per day. I also do breast compressions when feeding and am taking fenugreek. Baby is showing less and less interest in my breast, except when the SNS is attached. Sometimes I feel like I am force-feeding him. He is also very sleepy during feedings. I find it's helpful if I wait closer to 4 hours between feedings bc he is hungrier and more alert, but the LC wants me nursing more frequently than that. When I pump, I am still getting only a few drops of milk, up to about 10 ml (both breasts...
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  • @llli*ltv.102115's Avatar
    November 20th, 2015, 03:55 AM
    My baby boy is 4w2d old and is ebf. Born 6lb 12oz Left hospital 6lb 7oz 2 day check up 6lb 5oz, suggested to supplement and waking him up every 2 hours to feed. 4 day check up 6lb 7oz 2 week check up 6lb 14oz, stopped supplementing While supplementing, he started to spit up a lot. I ended.up cutting dairy and am on a breastfeeding friendly diet. Finally, the issue is: my baby won't stop eating! He cluster fed around 2 weeks and I noticed a boost in my supply. Then all of a sudden at the start of week 3, he turned into a cranky fussy baby. He would cry nonstop until I gave him through boob. Due to reflux, we feed and hold him upright for 30 minutes after. Now it's become a routine, he would feed for 30 mins, sleep on me for 30 mins, I'd put him down and he would only sleep for 15-30 minutes. Then wakes up screaming like he hasn't eaten in hours. He only wants to sleep on my husband or myself.
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  • @llli*mum.mumbai's Avatar
    November 21st, 2015, 09:02 AM
    Hi Ladies, Am currently nursing and expressing for my 15 month old. We have been through a lot nursing wise and am really grearful to have reached so far. Am away from my son for 10.5 hours when i express 3 times and he consumes about 10,oz +,1 meal + 2 snacks during that period. About 3 months ago i slowly restricted time spent expressing for 1 session and was about to drop it. But my son fell sick and refused any solids or liquids,basically was EBF with newborn frequency. So when I returned to work just 2 sessions would make me really uncomfortable and I needed to add 3 rd session. Now that my son has recovered and I want start pump weaning. But my main concern is,who much will my supply drop because of it? My son is very attached to nursing and its his Go to for any upsets, sickness, hurt etc.
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  • @llli*scoob4751's Avatar
    November 23rd, 2015, 02:49 PM
    Hi ladies, I had previously posted on frequent feedings at 6 weeks--uptight FTM here :) I have always wanted him to gain weight like a champ and I got my wish today, but of course it is now causing me anxiety haha! so today was his 2 month check up and my beautiful 9 week EBF baby boy is at 13 pounds 11 ounces (birth weight 7.7, one month 10.4)! Holy cow. My Dr. said it was fine, that he must have had a growth spurt, but she expressed concern that he is still nursing on demand every one-two hours, even over night, as we co sleep (I think he will go 2.5-3 hours once in awhile)--Dr. said feedings sound too frequent and 'hopefully he will give me a break soon...' I definitely would love to nurse less but I try to let baby lead the way...but in terms of this fast weight gain, is there anything I should be doing, in terms of frequency? I have started trying to get him really full every time, to stop snacking, which helped to get two hour windows most of the time, but I can't bear to deny him on any schedule. However, he weighs as much as a four month old, which makes me think I am overindulging him :) I know breast fed babies don't overeat generally (he doesn't do any big spit ups, but a few small ones here and there) and they gain a lot normally in the first 6 mo...just a bit conflicted on the Dr. telling me the feeding frequency is too high. Not sure how much she knows about EBF babies...I also hear of my neighbor's baby going for a 8 hour stretch at 2 mo EBF baby...my...
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  • @llli*luckyducky77's Avatar
    November 20th, 2015, 01:13 PM
    Had mastitis of the left breast and on day 8 of antibiotics. For the first few days, my nipples hurt to nurse. That has subsided but now the left breast and nipple are super itchy and the skin is peeling like after a sunburn. Common? Should I worry about yeast? I have an appt to see my doc next week Tuesday for an iud placement so I was going to have her take a look but there's no rash other than the peeling skin.
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  • @llli*nibel's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2015, 07:39 AM
    Hi, I had an emergency c-section and neither baby nor myself were up to breastfeeding for the first two days. As he was on antibiotics, they started giving him formula with a cup. On day three I started expressing, but have always produced much less milk than he needs. He is now 8 days old, and every time he feeds I breastfeed him first and then top up with formula. He does latch on but with difficulty and lots of trying - it is very sad and frustrating for both of us. But now he does feed from each breast around 10 minutes each. Then he wants more and I believe nothing comes out so he gets v frustrated, and I top up with formula in a bottle, around 70ml to 90ml. He does drink a lot but he is now going around 4 hrs between each nursing time. I am so sad and frustrated and would like advice on how to improve my breast supply to slowly move into breastfeeding only - is there anything I can do? I don't want to give up trying but I hate dreading each nursing time and sometimes it just seems easier to give up and use formula only Thanks
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  • @llli*evilcookie's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2015, 02:11 AM
    Sorry this is so long. I don't know what's going on. My son is 5 mo, we've had a lot of up and downs breastfeeding. He had a tongue tie that we only discovered at one month. That whole month he was only transferring .5 oz or so a session but I never realized (I bf'd my first with no issues and so was overly confident, and he was peeing and pooping etc so I was shocked when he didn't gain). So I wasn't pumping, and looking back not nursing often enough either - he was sleepy and again due to experience with my first who i always fed on cue, i didn't realize I needed to be waking him up more. Due to all that I feel like my supply got damaged in the very beginning and never quite got off to where it supposed to be. And I read that after 4 months is really when that comes to bite you in the butt if you never got those 'receptors' established. And I kind of feel like that's happening to me. Sometimes. And other times I feel it's my baby being on a semi-nursing strike. Here's what's happening. He's low on the charts - I don't think it's his 'natural' curve, he was born at 50% and fell way off the chart at a month when he was barely up to birth weight. Since then he's climbed up to around the 10th% because while he started gaining normally after frenotomy he wasn't gaining enough to make up for the month of no gain. So he's already on the small side and I feel like I don't have much 'wiggle room' with his weight if you will. I don't have full weight history with me right...
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  • @llli*azjen's Avatar
    November 20th, 2015, 03:14 PM
    My 13 week old baby is finishing up his second week of daycare. Pumping is going well so far, and he does fine with bottles. He is there for 10 hours (usually about 7:30-5:30) and I send 5 bottles with 4 oz. in each bottle. At home with me, he is EBF on demand. Daycare doesn't feel comfortable feeding on demand - it's better for them to feed on schedule because they have 8 babies and 2 ladies. They are trying to get him on a two hour schedule. This past Monday, he ate all 20 ounces by 3:15 PM (so 20 ounces in less than 8 hours). I thought that was way too much and was really upset, but they said that he just couldn't be calmed in any other way than the bottle. Things have been better the rest of the week (there were a couple of days where he only ate 16 ounces total and had one bottle leftover), but I'm wondering whether that happened on Monday because it was after 2 days with me where he was able to snack at leisure. I'm wondering if it would be better for me to try to maintain the 2 hour intervals at home as well. I know in an ideal world I would continue to BF on demand, but given the situation at daycare, I'm wondering if it would be better to try to stay consistent. BTW, they are aware of paced feedings and said they try, but he is an aggressive eater (which is why he is an EBF baby who weighs 17+ pounds at 13 weeks!) :love Thanks!
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  • @llli*maroah's Avatar
    November 24th, 2015, 03:56 PM
    I already introduced myself in the designated forum but for those who missed it, I'm Maroah, and I'm on my second baby and wanting to exclusively breastfeed as long as I'm able. Any sincere support and without passing judgment is most welcomed. I would love positive input! Here's my story :) I had Bean on November 5th. He was full term, born healthy, and breastfed well at the hospital while I recovered from my cesarean. When we got home, I also started pumping, the idea was to build up my milk stash for later down the road. I made the mistake of introducing a pumped bottle within the first week of postpartum and I think this is the root of his latching issue that's gradually become more of a problem. It will take us between 10-15 minutes to get a strong latch, sometimes, it doesn't happen and I resort to a pumped bottle. (Especially when I'm exhausted!) Yesterday I consulted my lactation specialist and was reassured that I'm on track with breastfeeding. My milk supply is good and improved latching will apparently come with more breastfeeding sessions. (She suggested postponing pumped bottle feeding until my LO has mastered latching. I agree.)
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  • @llli*florida2001's Avatar
    November 24th, 2015, 08:19 PM
    Hi, My baby girl is 1 week old and was born via C-section. The first days of breastfeeding were perfect and successful, however I am having issues now. how to know if she is getting enough milk? I breastfeed her every 3 hours and she is sucking, but after 30-40 min she starts fall asleep so I always think she has enough. When I pull her out of my breast she starts be fuzzy and angry so I keep her on my breast longer, but I see no milk is coming when I press my nipples. I am afraid she is not getting enough milk and that's why she keeps screaming. I have tried formula and she finished almost whole bottle (40 ml). After she finished she fall asleep and slept nicely for 3 hours straight. I tried breast pump and I was able to latch 3 oz of milk. So I am really confused. Can someone advice me what to do. I don't want to stop breastfeeding and I am not huge fan of formula, but this sleepless nights are crazy and I am getting so exhausted. I know that you need to stimulate your breast in order to produce milk. Does the pump do that? Is there a difference between breast pump stimulation and baby latch?
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  • @llli*queen-chuchi's Avatar
    November 24th, 2015, 03:56 PM
    Dear All, Last time this happened, five months ago, I rode the wave out after going back to work, and my supply went back up within a week. My daughter is 8 months and three weeks. She weights 20 pounds, so she is not hurting for food, and she nurses at night. The problem is two-fold. She is really distracted when she nurses, and she won't latch on in the mornings before I go to work like she used to. She has also started eating solids, and nurses every two to three hours when I am home. (I am out from 8a.m. to 2p.m. or 5p.m., lately later in the afternoons.) She is also teething which has contributed to her difficulty latching sometimes, though the tooth broke through last week. She never went on a nursing strike, just nursed less time. The problem is I can't leave her more than eight ounces at a time, maybe 12, and that is if sometimes I tap into the reserve in the freezer. I was able to leave her 20 to 15 ounces a few months ago. (I am also fighting a cold and have a fever, like right now.)
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  • @llli*giselle's Avatar
    November 23rd, 2015, 02:10 PM
    My baby girl of a little over 6 months (dob may 15,2015) is only 13.14lbs. The pediatrician says she is underweight and not taking in enough calories. I have always exclusively nursed her on the right breast because my left is very difficult for her to extract milk. So I pump the left breast and store it. She grazes for the most part throughout the day and nurses every hour in the night until she falls back asleep. In the day she seems distracted and so I started to nurse her more often in a quiet room. She has plenty of clear wet diapers in a day. And about 2 dirty diapers a day on average. Occasional green dirty diapers. She seems happy for the most part (with me) and has met all her milestones. Dr. Suggested solids but she has refused all the solids I've introduced so far and just spits it out. I have tried giving her the bottle/ sippy multiple times a day to increase milk consumption but she refuses that too for the most part. I recently started taking mothers milk ( causes me indigestion) to increase supply in case she is not drinking enough from me. The dr mentioned that she did not grow or head growth either from the last checkup. Here is her history:
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  • @llli*prairienights's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2015, 05:23 PM
    Hi all, My baby is 3 weeks 4 days, and since he was born, he has nursed NON STOP. Even the nurses at the hospital figured he'd eventually settle for a nap. I spent the first two weeks of his life with nursing 24/7. I finally figured out some other soothing methods (swaddle, paci, white noise, rocking to sleep) and occasionally I can get him to take a 30min-1hr nap. Day and night. He's not a fussy baby and he's never been inconsolable. He cries when being changed and when he's hungry and there's no boob in front of him, but we've never had a "purple cry." I've been reading about this since he was born, I'm desperate. I realize that it's normal to camp out on the couch and nurse constantly. I know that it's normal for him to go two hours between nursing, and that time starts the moment he latches on. But there is no start for him. He just goes between boobs all day and all night. There's no beginning of a two hour increment because it never ends. It's not cluster feeding, growth spurt, wonder week or whatever because it has been like this since the beginning. His diaper output has always been good. 10+ wets/day and 5+ poos. He was slow to gain weight at first. 2oz/week for the first two weeks. He finally regained the 8oz he lost after birth at 16days old. We started giving him bottles here and there of expressed breastmilk, and suddenly he gained 12oz in 8 days. I'm not sure if that's all due to the bottles or if he finally just picked up. I'm 100% positive that he...
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  • @llli*ale-jandra's Avatar
    November 21st, 2015, 08:20 AM
    When my son was born we had a hard time getting him to latch on to my left breast due to a flat nipple. We tried a nipple shield and he would get so frustrated I just gave up. I still supply a little bit of milk from that side but I feed him mostly from the right side. Now that he's older (9weeks) it seems he can latch on easier. I want to be able to feed him from both sides. I don't know how to fix it, and I want to do something before it's too late. Any advice?
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  • @llli*kourtneychristine's Avatar
    November 24th, 2015, 11:23 AM
    The title says it all! My newly 9 month old will not sleep with out my breast in her mouth and she nurses all night long. We cosleep due to this but I'm wondering if anyone else's older baby does this? Am I not alone? I hate cosleeping because my back hurts while I lay on my side for her to nurse all night. I also would like night time to be time spent with my fiancé while DD sleeps. Any suggestions for maybe night weaning? Is that too soon? I'd ask my pedi but she's very pushy about formula which we never will use since my breasts work great! I hoping this is a phase and praying for a light at the end of our very long tunnel. Also she's been nursing like this since she turned 4 months old. I'm just getting sick of it and would like to put her in her own room and into her crib.
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  • @llli*jdopke's Avatar
    November 19th, 2015, 09:38 AM
    My 3.5 week old never latches as I have severe inverted nipples. I was exclusively pumping, and supplementing with formula and bottle. I then had some postpartum hemorrhaging and did not pump at all for 2 days and when I started to feel a bit better, could only pump a few times a day. Now as I try to still get him to latch, and pump every 3 hours I only get about 3 tsp. I have the medela advanced style dual pump. Any help is appreciated to increase supply. Before I was sick I was producing about 12-18 oz per day at 2 weeks...scared I am dried up. Does fenugreek really work and/or mothers milk tea?? I don't want to get a prescription if I don't have to.
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  • @llli*sagemist's Avatar
    November 19th, 2015, 03:17 PM
    Dear fellow mamas, HELP! I am BF-ing my 3rd child (currently 11 mos old), and 2 days ago my left nipple started to gradually feel more pain while nursing, to the point where it's the most pain I've experienced from breastfeeding ever. The pain is most intense during initial latch). I have had the usual nipple soreness/cracking in those early days of nursing all my LO's, but this current pain is the WORST yet. I have to brace myself while baby is on the breast not to yell in pain. Not only does it hurt while nursing, but the nipple also hurts when it's rubbing against my bra/clothing when not nursing. There is a crack under my nipple that looks deeper than the ones I have had in the newborn days (which is probably why it hurts so much more!). My right side is completely fine. My babies never had latch issues, but this LO I'm currently nursing has bit me a few times here and there (she's got a bunch of teeth already) and I'm guessing a particularly hard bite several days ago is what caused the crack nipple. In terms of emptying the breast, I'm having no problems (besides bracing myself in pain from the cracked nipple), so I know it's not an improper latch. In the morning, I find that the nipple is starting to heal up, and when I nurse her the first thing in the morning (after 8-10 hours of not nursing at night), it seems to not hurt as much.. but then throughout the day (I'm still nursing every ~4hrs during the daytime), the crack starts to open up again and...
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  • @llli*eepa15's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2015, 01:33 AM
    I'm a new mom my baby was born premature so I wasn't able to breastfeed or anything for several weeks at first I pumped a lot and I got my milk to come in but it would take me all day just to get 60ml after 4 weeks of doing this and my milk is starting to dry up already and she is only 6 weeks old. I'm ready to give up and cry. I have been taking bf supplements I've been to a lactation consultant I've been massage and letting her stay on as long as she wants when she wants I've tried increasing my water intake. Nothing is working please someone help me. I don't know what else to do and I want to efb so bad. My mom never had milk and she tried everything as well is it genetic?
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  • @llli*krcarp27's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2015, 11:02 PM
    For the past month or so, I have been having trouble with my son (almost 9 months) biting while nursing. Almost every nursing session he will clamp down on my nipple and unlatch by scraping off. A few weeks ago he even bit so hard he broke the skin on the under side of my nipple! He's got two bottom teeth and the top ones are coming now, which is making me nervous because I cannot for the life of me figure out how to stop this behavior! He eats 4x per day--nursing in the morning, 2 bottles at daycare and nursing before bed. He's never had a great latch (tongue and upper lip tie, both of which were cut), and we worked through issues with a lactation consultant until he was about 4 months. He also tends to nurse for very short amount of time--about 10 mins or less total for both sides--so this is challenging, because he will act like he wants more, but will latch for a 10-15 seconds then clamp down. So I'm now worried I'm cutting his nursing short because I don't want to be bitten! He refuses to latch using nipple shields, so those are out. I've tried sternly (without yelling) saying "no biting" but he just laughs. I've tried yelling to startle him, but that hasn't worked. I have tried to remove him from the breast for a minute or so but it doesn't seem to irritate him very much. I've also heard it could be a phase, but it's been a month now and doesn't show any signs of stopping! He's my second. I nursed my daughter until 13 months, and I really want to go...
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  • @llli*calvinsmomma's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 AM
    Hello ladies! :hello I have been breastfeeding my son since he was born, he is currently almost 14 months. Aside from a little soreness the first couple weeks of his life, it has been smooth sailing with no problems, up until now. Suddenly, the past few days, my nipples have been sore while we nurse, and after. It has gotten worse every day to where I am dreading each session and I want to cry when he latches. At this point, my nipples are cracked and oozing what I believe to be plasma (clear). Everything that I read points to poor latch, but I don't get how we could just now be having a poor latch, we are like pros at this after 14 months! I noticed it doesn't look like his mouth is open quite as wide as I remember when he was younger, but I can't get him to open wider for me. I always envisioned myself letting him wean when he was ready and on his own, but this is getting to be so painful I cab hardly take it. Does anyone have any tips for me? It makes me feel guilty that I am considering weaning him myself. :cry
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