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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    September 27th, 2017, 06:47 PM
    Baby is 2 months old. I'm sorry for posting so much and asking silly questions. But I am so sad and confused. Since we were talking about the over supply in the previous post by me. I think now it has ended up in low supply. For past 5 days his weight remains the same. 12 pounds 12-15 ounces depending upon his feed. He is nursing every one to 1.5 hours all day long. And frustrated about the slow flow at times. His pooping and peeing has reduced a lot. Still he is wetting every diaper and poops 3_4 times a day. My question is if he is not satisfied in a nursing session wouldn't he cry? Or they get distracted at this age? Would a hungry baby go to sleep? Today is the worst day of past three days because he is nursing every now and then. He has alert times. Coos talks smiles to me. Even while nursing. Does a hungry baby do this? But his weight remains same. During my oversupply days he gained really well. Atleast an ounce a day. I am so upset that I keep on failing him. I can pump again and try to bring the supply up. But since he is nursing all day. When. Should I pump? Please help . Weight history Birth _ 8 pounds 13 ounces. Lost a pound in 4 days. 7 pounds 12 ounces . Took 19 days to regain birth weight.
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  • @llli*babymm's Avatar
    September 24th, 2017, 10:19 PM
    Does anyone know if it is safe to use CBD oil while breastfeeding? Even if it is, I probably wouldn't use it but I am curious. I am suffering from anxiety and I am hesitant to go to the doctor because his first reaction in the past was to start me on antidepressants right away. I hate those medications. It's a nightmare taking them and switching them til I find something that works but has side effects. I just refuse to do that again and I will not take any pharmaceuticals while I am breastfeeding, period. Reading about "natural" remedies for anxiety online has me curious about the use of CBD oil while nursing a baby. I am currently trying meditation and aromatherapy to help but it only helps temporarily.
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    October 15th, 2017, 10:43 AM
    Hello Everyone My baby is 12 weeks old. I am returning to work tomorrow :gg . I can come home for lunch and nurse him. I would need to pump once in the morning and in the mid afternoon and one more time during my lunch if I could not go home. There is no specific exact timing that my baby would nurse. everyday is different. My question is do I pump dry whenever I pump. because my baby doesn't empty my breast that much, I always would be able to get milk after he has nursed. One more question, Would it be enough if i pump both breasts every 3 hours. my baby usually nurses one breast and if he is awake after that say for one hour or so. he will take other breast and sleep for 2-3 hours. or if he takes one breast he will sleep for 2 hours. So Should I pump both breasts every 3 hours? If I pump dry every time wouldn't he be unhappy in the evening? night feedings he will always take only one breast. and nurse every 2-3.5 hours Please help. Thanks in advance.
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  • @llli*mackeroo2013's Avatar
    September 24th, 2017, 07:38 PM
    Hi, my daughter will be 2 years in December. I'm starting to wonder how I go about starting to wean. I stay at home with her and currently nurse her 5 or 6 times. Alot of it is comfort for her. I would be ok stopping soon...but she seems to be increasingly attached to nursing as the months go by. She's rather demanding which I don't like too much and she seems to get real upset if I deny her. I've ALWAYS loved nursing and still do..., But am starting to be ready to let it go. But how??? I do leave for an entire weekend with my husband mid November without her. She will get no milk in a cup or anything because she refuses my milk in a cup...will only nurse from me. Good news is when I'm not with her at Naptime or bedtime (if I am at a meeting and my husband has to put her down) she will go to bed without me needing to nurse her. P.s she never has liked cow's milk or anything like that...
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  • @llli*meowmixx's Avatar
    September 26th, 2017, 01:16 PM
    At 6 months, my baby began refusing to breastfeed. He was a super efficient eater (chugger) and my letdown wasn't fast enough, my milk flow was too slow for him, so he would get frustrated. He would only breastfeed early in the morning. I began exclusively pumping, with the exception of the early morning nursing session. It broke my heart as I truly enjoyed the experience of breastfeeding so I look forward to having that one morning session. He is turning 1 this week, and in the past week, he's refused my breast 3 of the 5 mornings. Is there anything I can do this late in the game to get him back on the breast? Is he just over it? Help! I'm so sad!
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  • @llli*jollycat's Avatar
    October 5th, 2017, 11:09 PM
    My little guy is 2.5 months old. I mainly work from home but go into a client's office once a week. I gave him a bottle at 4 weeks to prepare him for the transition, and he had been doing fine with a bottle about once a week. Then a couple weeks ago he got a cold and started refusing bottles, and was eating poorly in general. Since then he completely refuses all bottles. We try every morning (my husband works nights so if we gave him a nighttime bottle I'd be the one giving it, and since having someone else feed the bottle is tip number one, I generally don't do it.) It's always fresh milk so I don't think it's a temperature or lipase issue. I've tried different nipple flows, all the usual stuff. I have taken him into the office the past few weeks but cannot keep doing that. My parents who will be watching him aren't comfortable trying outside the box methods of feeding. And -- of course I'd like him to be comfortable with a bottle so that he is not hungry and stressed and miserable while I'm away at the office. I am at a loss and would so appreciate your advice. I've tried offering a pacifier as that was suggested to me but he refuses that as well.
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  • @llli*caja's Avatar
    October 4th, 2017, 03:21 PM
    Hi all, So I am kind of panicked and upset... My 2.5 yr old nurses day and night. My supply obviously wasn't what it was when she was infant but it's been nourishing enough and I feel a letdown or fullness. It's been totally gone for almost a week. I haven't changed my diet- if anything I've upped calories. I'm on zero medications. Just vitamin supplements. 110% not pregnant. I have taken afrin a few times recently for sinus congestion but I believe it dwindled before that even. Also I had taken it a couple times for 2-3 days in past and never affected supply. I'm really confused and my daughter is upset/frustrated and questioning constantly "where's the milk?" Slightly heartbreaking. Can anyone lend some ideas or insight as to why this might be?? Thank you I'm advance !!
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  • @llli*jtmmh's Avatar
    October 7th, 2017, 07:51 AM
    So this is my third little nursling, he is currently 18 months old. We are going to practice baby lead weaning, as of now he still nurses frequently but he is beginning to drop several feedings. He certainly nurses more than my other kiddos at this age- but nothing abnormal. We will stop when we are both ready. My issue arises with when I start weaning or dropping feedings my mental health seems to suffer. My feelings are amplified- I am more anxious at times, I am sadder at times, I am more self conscious. I can function in daily life easily- I'm just more sad. This has happened with each child when I weaned or started the process. It's like my "baby blues" have been stalled until now. I went to a therapist last time because my mother had postpartum issues she never dealt with or acknowledged, and I didn't want that for myself or family. In all honesty, therapy was not really helpful- the feelings just passed eventually. Has anyone ever had this experience while weaning? What did you do? I've heard fish oil helps regulate mood- anyone try that before? Thanks y'all!
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  • @llli*lisa.kaye's Avatar
    September 26th, 2017, 08:55 PM
    My daughter will be 9 months next week and I am still completely lost at what kind of schedule she should be on for solids. We started introducing at 6 months, despite our doctors recommendations to start at 4 months. We our doing solids (purees) twice a day, either after nursing or I will pump/express some milk to have with her solids. Reading up on schedules and introduciton of solids makes it sound like she should be getting so much more but most sources also seem to place so much less emphasis on breastfeeding as the primary source. She has also recently been nursing several times a night and some days refusing to nurse as often as what's normal for her. Any advice on what sort of schedule she should be on and how to proceed with introducing solids?
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  • @llli*florida2001's Avatar
    October 11th, 2017, 01:11 PM
    Hi, i stopped breastfeeding 4 months ago, my little one is 22 months now. We would like to have second baby, but I haven't had my period back. I had some blood tests done and the PROLACTIN came back SO LOW. Does anyone know how this could be related? My progesterone is also low. I have heard of high prolactin and difficulties to conceive, but LOW? Prolactin. 1.6L ng/ml normal range non pregnant 3.0-30 post menopausal. 2.0-20 Progesterone <0.5 LOW any thoughts please share
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  • @llli*draaagonfly's Avatar
    October 15th, 2017, 10:15 AM
    Has anyone experienced this? I've been feeling completely alone. My baby is 7 months old now. For most of their life they have refused to nurse while awake. They will only take a bottle. They even had some weight loss in the first couple of months due to my misinterpreting their refusal of the breast as not being hungry, when in fact they just wanted a bottle. However, unless they are full, once asleep I can usually latch them no problem and they will nurse until full. My partner and I are both on the spectrum... Could this be a sensory issue? I believe our troubles started on day one. I had a successful home water birth but was ambulance transferred to hospital a couple of hours later due to hemorrhage. Later that night they began to suspect babe had an infection. We ended up in the NICU where they were on IV antibiotics for 5 days. The first night a nurse came to me from the NICU to my bed in the birthing unit, where I had an IV and catheter and couldn't get up, and asked to give formula. I had just given birth and had been awake for probably 48 hours. I was alone as my partner had gone home to get some sleep. I said yes. There's no way I would have said yes under better circumstances. I'm really just looking for anyone who might have a similar experience, but any thoughts or suggestions are welcome. I've always imagined myself nursing into the toddler years but it is so hard to maintain my supply when babe is nursing less and less at night and I just feel like...
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  • @llli*alhc's Avatar
    October 12th, 2017, 06:55 PM
    My daughter is 7 months old and I've struggled the whole time with low supply. I'd like to participate in an all day yoga retreat in November. This would be my first time away from her for more than just a few hours. It would be 9-5. I'm worried if this would negatively affect my supply. A little about us, I supplement 6-8 oz daily with a mix of formula and what little milk I pump once or twice a day. When I pump I get 1.5-2 oz total per session. I think she gets about 3-4 oz from me when she nurses based on a few weighted feeds. I'm sure I could pump once or twice during the day, I just know how terribly I respond to the pump. I know this doesn't seem like a big deal, but my supply is so tenuous, I don't want to hurt it further. I've taken dips for whatever reason in the past, it just takes a boatload of pumping to get back up to speed. I'm not worried about what she drinks while I'm away. I'm only wondering, would one day of inadequate milk removal drastically affect my tenuous supply?
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  • @llli*fes's Avatar
    October 2nd, 2017, 02:44 PM
    Hi all, My second LO is 8.5 months and I recently developed my first milk bleb. I didn't know what it was at first until I had my annual well woman's visit and mentioned it to my care provider who diagnosed it. It popped up about a week or more ago, and since it started, I have noticed my pump supply decreasing. I usually get about 13 oz a day, then last week it was about 12 oz and today it's only been 10 oz. It feels more uncomfortable today on the pump than it had before, so I'm wondering if that is contributing to the overall lower pump supply (it isn't just low on the side where the bleb is). Does this sound normal? (I will mention that we just closed on a new house, and I have been facilitating the entire thing, so maybe stress related too). I reviewed Kelly Mom and LLL milk bleb treatments and will start as soon as I get home today. There isn't a white head on the bleb, though, and it doesn't look like there's much skin to pick off. I think I'll go ahead and lance tonight. I just don't want it to become a plugged duct or worse. Any other advice? Thanks all.
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  • @llli*moredonuts's Avatar
    October 16th, 2017, 12:22 PM
    My toddler is now 2 years old and I am struggling with maintaining breastfeeding while working. I continue to pump at work, but get less and less. I can pump 4x a day for 20 minutes and still only get 8oz. Outside of work he nurses whenever he feels like it (including night). The timing/frequency is variable - it depends on his mood. I'd like to not pump so much but I worry that if I stop pumping that my supply at other times of day. At school he often doesn't finish the milk I send I think he would be fine if I stopped sending entirely but I think he would mind if there was less milk when nursing. He does get frustrated at times when my letdown is slow so I know that he is looking for both milk and comfort when he nurses. How does one successfully maintain toddler nursing without spending all day with the pump?
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  • @llli*dcs123's Avatar
    October 20th, 2017, 05:21 PM
    Hi all! Looking for reassurance! I exclusively breastfeed my baby on demand. At her 4 month check-up, she was 15 lbs. It has been almost 3 weeks since her check up, and she's now only 15.5 lbs. While I know it is not wise to constantly check the scale, I am always worried about her weight gain (she's been slowly dropping percentile since she was born, but it is not drastic enough for the pediatrician to be concerned). She pees and poos plenty during the day (at least 7 wet diapers and 2 poopy ones). Other moms have the same experience with slow weight gain with their baby?
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 AM
    http://time.com/4989068/motherhood-is-hard-to-get-wrong/ So this Time editor uses survey monkey, (and even then her characterization of the responses is dishonest) personal experience and chats with her friends to write a hit piece on the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and that mythical beast, the "overzealous lactation consultant" and many others who work to empower mothers to take control of their health and their children's health. Even her logic is way off- she argues we needed the natural birth movement in the 70s, but not baby friendly initiative today? Huh? Here is what is so odd. Halfway through her article, she mentions that she herself had an OB who "laughed" and "scoffed" at her desire to try for a medication free birth and to hire a birth doula. So, because this doctor apparently shamed her these entirely normal requests, she has a medicated birth and no doula, she eventually has a C-section, and then her baby "cannot nurse" (No other explanation.) Apparently she never stopped for one second to consider if her unsupportive OB ridiculing her desiresperhaps led to her baby's birth going off the rails, a traumatic birth, needing surgery and subsequent breastfeeding issues- instead, her beef is inexplicably with those who try to support mothers who wish to have vaginal births and to nurse their children- The very type of support she apparently did not get from her doctor. What? Wow. This is the sad state of journalism today.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    October 20th, 2017, 08:02 PM
    Periodic weight gain plateaus and slow downs are normal especially past 3 months, and it would be unlikely a baby this age who is pooping every day was not getting enough to eat! No harm in doing a little trouble shooting though. Were the weights on the same scale? Different scales can pretty often throw things off. So can recalibration of the same scale between checks. Also checks have to be done correctly on a digital infant scale to be reasonably accurate most of the time. Has baby been put on any kind of a meal or sleep schedule? baby started sleeping longer stretches? Taking a pacifier more than before? Super distracted and possibly nursing poorly as a result? Basically, any significant change in nursing frequency? Has baby been ill at all? Have you started taking hormone based birth control or anything else that might reduce milk production?
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