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  • @llli*chey08's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 AM
    Hi Erin Thanks so much for your reply. Yes I am back at breastfeeding only, she seems more satisfied. I change her nappy before we feed, sometimes middle feeding and always after and there is always a wee. With regards to a poo nappy, she poos every single time I feed and then sometimes while sleeping. My 6 week check up is on the 19th of Nov, do you suggest I go sooner to see if all in order?
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  • @llli*m.wenzel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 PM
    Gracias!
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  • @llli*vf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    Thank you for the comments and for useful information. My baby's stool cleared up in the past 3 days and it was normal, mustardy and pasty. This morning we have the second batch of vaccines (at 4 months). In the afternoon he cried for 2 hours, he actually yelled. And in the evening he has got fever and passed a green mucousy stool with fresh blood in it (photo attached). I called InfoSante at 811 and they told me to monitor him and give him Tempra so that he can sleep. The fever went a little bit down but looks like is coming back. At InfoSante they also told me that this may be a reaction to the Rotavirus vaccine and told me to go and see my pedi tomorrow. At least now I know one of the causes of blood in his stool. With regard to breastfeeding -- I do plan to continue breastfeeding him. Formula is really the last resort, if nothing helps. But I will anyways have to introduce solid food in a month and a half (supplement).
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    This is one philosophy of child rearing...make baby 'fit' into the adult world by putting them on a schedule instead of letting them sleep and eat when they normally would. There are other theories, and other books, and since you ask I will happily provide a list of my favorites below :gvibes But I suggest that ultimately your parenting approach will come from your heart, your instincts, and your love of your baby, not from a book, and may well change/evolve over time. The facts of milk production and what is biologically normal when it comes to an infant eating are not up for debate. Some of those facts are: 1) Biology/instinct compels a baby to nurse for both food, drink and comfort and to do so when they wish. Some babies are more regular with feedings, but most are not. And even those more 'regular' babes change things up from time to time, so it is usually easiest to simply follow baby's lead. (If a baby is bottle fed, those can also be given on 'cue" as that is more biologically normal) 2) If milk is not being removed from the breasts with enough frequency, milk production is likely to eventually suffer. 3) Babies typically eat relatively small amounts frequently if allowed to do so. When a baby is on a schedule, that messes with that and baby may well overeat- which may be why there seems to be a link between bottle feeding (even if it is breastmilk in the bottle) and childhood obesity. It also would lead to baby spitting up possibly. Schedules may make...
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  • @llli*noodles610's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    So can you store milk in Avent bottles with nipples? Now I'm worried because I've been doing that for a week now.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
    My guess is that she is so hungry at the first morning feeding, and you are probably so full, that she ends up with a very full tummy, which in turn makes spit-up more likely. There are 2 major problems with schedules. The first and most serious is that it can lead to low milk supply in mom and inadequate milk intake by the baby. Milk is produced on a supply = demand basis. When demand is restricted, supply goes down, and it can easily sink to a level which is too low to fully feed the baby. Low supply results in a need for formula supplements, which will also negatively impact supply, and hasten weaning from breast to bottle or solids, as lower supply will making nursing increasingly unrewarding for the baby. The second problem with scheduling is that it forces moms to ignore their instincts and to throw away one of their most valuable mothering tools. The breast isn't merely a food delivery system. It's also an all-purpose tool for dealing with a tired, sick, cranky, teething, bored, or anxious baby. If you feed on a schedule, you have to work a lot harder to soothe your baby because you often have to find a way to meet her needs without nursing her. And she is going to be extra hard to soothe because she's not going to understand why you won't just nurse her. I'm really sorry that your pediatrician, friends, and books advised you to schedule. I am most appalled at the pediatrician, as the American Academy of Pediatrics has stated multiple times...
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
    Went to ped office yesterday because low grade temp was still hanging on. No other symptoms So Dr didn't recommend anything and didn't want to cath him to try for a urine sample since she thought he would be sicker or have a higher fever if it were a UTI. Basically said watch and call back if fever gets higher or is still around by Wed. Last night as he nursed to sleep, he broke out in a huge sweat (as in dripping all over me) and I think that was the fever breaking since today temp has been back down in his normal range. Nurse from our new Ped office even called me today to check on him, I love this new Doctor and her staff.
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  • @llli*canne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:35 PM
    Great! Thank you all for replying! You all had great info and points to make. I will try with some different ideas at night to keep baby happy during fussy time. And I'm glad to hear the on, off, on, off (and some tugging) is normal during that fussy night time. (Thank goodness when she finally goes to sleep she rests well and when she wakes every 2-4 hrs she eats well and is very willing to nod off to sleep) I'm also glad to read that this typically will not cause any problems as it is not true "breast refusal". I am really trying to drain a breast before I offer the second.... IF I even need to offer the second. Sometimes she will take the second, sometimes not.... and that has been fine with me and her. I do see that she is having plenty of dirty diapers (which are yellow and look like they have the "curd" in them), gaining very well.... so I have been fine with that. I have also been hand expressing a little to give some relief when needed and to try and help with OALD. maddieb: That is correct, no bottles, pacifiers and not pumping at all. I would not be opposed to some of this later if I need to run out and leave some breast milk to give by bottle, etc... but I want that to be down the road. I do not want to cause any nipple confusion... which is what happened with my second baby. :)
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  • @llli*littlebabyh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:21 PM
    Hi Ladies! Thanks for the responses. When she is with the nanny during the day. She is given 5 oz of my expressed milk. For the last month she has been drinking all of it without any spit ups. As an update, when I nursed her this morning before I left for work, she did spit up quite a bit. To me that is weird since she hasn't been fed for almost 12 hours, there is no way she's not hungry! During the day today she had 2 bottles so far and she hasn't spit up at either one of those. We feed her on a schedule as thats what our pediatrician suggested and from all the numerous books. Schedules = happy baby = happy parents? Am I wrong here? I'm a first time mom and all the suggestions from my friends say to stay on a schedule so everyone is sane. I would love some input here as well. Thanks mommies!
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  • @llli*leemami's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:48 PM
    Hola! Me alegro que haya ayudado! Si el pezon tiene forma de lapiz labial nuevo, y por los chasquidos, seguramente tienes que corregir el acople. Hay muchos videos en linea que puedes ver si lo necesitas o si la asesora de lactancia puede ayudarte, seria muy bueno! Lo importante es que apenas el bebe abra la boca para el acople, introduzcas el pezon lo mas que puedas, de manera que la boca del bebe cubra casi toda la areola, sobre todo la parte del labio inferior, si es posible. Hay mamas que tienen pechos grandes, asi que puede variar. Tambien es importante que no queden "labios de pez" en el bebe. Siempre recomiendo los videos de Dr. Newman http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=videos-spanish Aqui mas o menos se ve... http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=vid-28hrassist-span
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    Try not to be paranoid. I assume your paranoia is that your baby will start refusing to nurse and you have to EP and bottle feed again. This is unlikely! Breastfed babies nurse a lot of the time. In general they feed much longer and more often than bottle fed babies, even babies who are bottle fed breastmilk. so fussiness during a feeding is normal. They have to fuss sometimes, being babies, and since breastfed babies are at the breast so much, it happens at the breast too. It is also entirely normal for baby to cluster nurse part of the day and not want to nurse as much other times. In other words if baby is super fussy and not wanting to nurse, don't worry as baby will nurse again soon. When it comes down to it, there are two breastfeeding issues that tend to require breastfeeding assessment. And even these do not necessarily require much intervention, it depends. Those issues are, Nursing is painful for mom and/or baby is not gaining well nursing. Way down the list in terms of frequency would be severe overproduction that is causing issues for mom and baby like breast REFUSAL (not fussiness or pulling off, but out and out refusal to nurse) and painful engorgement. Everything else usually requires only fine tuning, patience, and learning each other. Yes. I suggest, Nurse as frequently as baby will, fine to offer if its been an hour or two or you are starting to feel at all "full". If baby will not nurse and you are getting very full, try a little hand expression...
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  • @llli*mazeejay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:21 PM
    We're back! He gained 3 oz. I am so happy! They've extended our weight checks to every 2 weeks now. Thank you Ladies for the tips and encouragement!
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 AM
    All generally sounds very normal. Now I don't personally have any experience with OALD. However, My LO had posterior tongue tie and lip tie and the weakness in his mouth, tongue, and jaw meant that even with my slow flow he would sometimes choke/splutter. So if the problem seems to be anything more than just OALD, get baby evaluated for tongue tie and disorganized suck since problems or weakness there can make it hard for baby to protect the airway and therefore they may have more issues with choking and swallowing even if the flow isn't really powerful. We not only needed to get the tonuge and lip ties corrected but we also needed oral motor therapy to allow DS to transfer milk effectively. That said, the evening fussy time is REALLY NORMAL. It can often be a combo of many things at the end of the day, being over tired, over stimulated, wanting to cluster feed, etc. Mine would fight sleep like it was trying to kill him generally right around dinner time.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:05 AM
    For fast letdowns: - Keep using reclined positions but experiment with different positions; you never know what might help. - If you have a true oversupply, let us know and we'll talk you through block feeding (if necessary). - Avoid pumping, as it will only increase/perpetuate oversupply. - Use the "finish the first breast first" approach to nursing. With FTFBF, you allow baby unrestricted time on side A, offering side B only when pulls off side A on her own. If she doesn't want side B after finishing side A, don't sweat it. Just offer B first at the next feeding. - Don't worry too much about baby developing fussiness at the breast. Some fussiness is normal and the best way to treat it is usually to let the baby learn how to control your milk flow. It can be a frustrating process for her, but in time she will master the art of generating the flow she wants. Nighttime fussiness is 100% normal! The thing where the baby nurses and then gets mad because she got more milk than she wanted is also very typical. Try the following: - Nurse, nurse, nurse, and nurse some more. Baby can't fuss when there's a breast in her mouth. - Calm house. Lights, TV, and stereo turned down or preferably off.
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  • @llli*wiggle.bug's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    I had a couple work trips away from my first, once when he was just over 2 for 3 days, and then almost a week when he was 2.5. My experience is much the same as maddieb's: both times, I brought a pump and pumped in the morning, around 5 pm, and then at bedtime (those were the times he'd nurse, and I was also pretty full those times). In both cases, he went back to nursing just fine when we were together again. He nursed until he was over 3 years old.
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    With the oversupply and probable OALD, Unlatching baby and letting the spray from OALD flow into a towel before putting baby back to the breast is probably a good idea to help with the spit up/fussy issue. Sounds like a major over supply but since you are going back to work soon you probably want to be very careful about reducing the supply too much with block feeding right before going back to work (since supply can suddenly drop when going back to work) so definitely come back for links to articles about the Dos and don'ts of block feeding.
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    You can likely order the adapters, and disks along with any other items you need (like extra rings and the sealing rings) online and get them quickly. I found (if I must use bottles at all) I really like the Lanisnoh mOmma nipples which fit the Avent bottles, seems to more accurately match the latch for my breasts than the nipples with a long narrow teet meeting a wide base.
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 AM
    Does she seem satisfied when she falls to sleep? Or exhausted from effort and hunger? Most young babies take longer to feed but if you have a very ample supply and active letdown, then it is quite possible baby is getting plenty of milk in a short time. If in doubt you can see an LC (preferably an IBCLC http://www.ilca.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3901) and have her do a weighted feeding (that is weight right before feeding and then again right after feeding in the same clothing/diaper) to find out how much baby manages to take in during that one feeding. I agree that bottles and pumping are not a good indication since babies can very easily be over fed with a bottle and pumping is not a good way to judge supply. How has baby's weight gain been so far? Any concerns with weight gain or health? Any concerns with your health or supply? How does nursing FEEL to you? Do you make efforts to wake baby, switch breasts etc when feeding? Can you get baby to wake and feed sooner if you feel the need? Remember that demand feeding or scheduling should always err on the side of feeding sooner and that mom gets a say about when it's been long enough not just baby. Granted mom can only offer to nurse since you can't force breastfeed a baby.
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  • @llli*hayashi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    Perhaps you can ask the cafe staff for a quiet spot to pump? I am always told that Europe is a friendlier place for breastfeeding moms. Medela Pump-In-Style backpack or tote looks like a normal bag if you want to carry it around. Hope this works out for you!
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  • @llli*hayashi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    I don't have the luxury to transfer to Avent bottle right after pumping because I pump at work and I don't have bag space to carry 10 bottles of two different brands. The Medela-Avent adapters is great idea! I found them in Babies R Us for US$10. I wish I knew about them sooner! Although, with the adapters, I also have to order Avent bottle sealing disks online because Avent bottles with nipples don't fit in Medela handheld cooler bag that came with the pump. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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  • @llli*alyssa.martin.ab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    as far as equal time on each breast i do not know. i do switch side to side but it seems like my right breast produces a lot more milk. i have noticed he seems happier when he nurses from the left breast. so i have squeezed a little milk out of the right until the flow slows down and then nurse him. then he spits up a ton then he cries then he gives hunger cues so i put him back on the breast (right side) and then hes fussy and then i can eventually calm him down to sleep. but when he nurses on the left side its like heaven!
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  • @llli*alyssa.martin.ab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:40 AM
    i just feed him on 1 breast...he usually falls asleep. i have tried block feeding as well and let him nurse 2 or 3 times on 1 breast (althought the other one becomes so large and engorged i pump the other breast, i might be taking too much out). i figured i had an oversupply. when we went to his 3 week check up he had already gained 2 1/5 pounds. he's now almost 5 weeks and is about 10 pounds. hoping the block feeding helps. thanks again for the advice
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  • @llli*canne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 AM
    Hi - It's been a couple of years since I have had to post any questions. I have two children and for various reasons I couldn't nurse them (nipple shield, bad LC advice, etc). I EP'd with my first for 8 months and my second child for 14 months. I recently had my third baby... who is three weeks old. I had a home birth and she nursed right away. So far things have been going great this time around (thank goodness). She is gaining weight very well, plenty of wet/dirties a day, I no longer am sore and her latch has only improved over these three weeks. My concern is this.... for the past three days or so, while she is nursing and I have a let down, I have noticed she is starting to choke some and gets somewhat frustrated. I do NOT want to create a situation where she is fussy at the breast.... I'm paranoid to have that happen again, especially since I am finally BF'ing a baby. I have tried to pull her off until my let down stops, recline and lay back while nursing, etc. I haven't seen any of these things really help. I DO know I have plenty of milk. I have with my other two and so I am not surprised I do this time around too. Does anyone have any experience with this and any tips on how to keep her happy at the breast and manage this flow? Also, as she ages, will she get better with controlling the flow herself?? My other question is about night time fussiness. I do believe she is doing her night time cluster feeding anywhere from 8-10 or 8-11 PM every night....
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