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  • @llli*starkicker's Avatar
    November 27th, 2015, 01:40 PM
    My lo just turned 3 months. We've been having issues since birth, but just now reaching out for support. He is a puker...very Large quantities continuously after each feed up until the next. The pead thought it was reflux so he was on Zantac for over a month with no change. Twice he uped the dosage with no change. He has now been on a stronger med for a week with no change. Could his puking be caused by a bf problem creating a ton of gas? He does burp a lot. And I stop several times a feeding to burp (during which he does, in addition to puking a lot). His latch looks horrible, essentially he sucks at the nipple. He 'clucks' when nursing and constantly goes on and off the breast. Sometimes he nurses calmly, other times from a near dead sleep he will frantically nurse - flailing arms and legs, on and off the breast, panicking it seems like. I've brought this to the attention of my nurse practitioner, and she says it is all normal... If it doesn't hurt, his latch and manners are fine. I'm starting to second guess this. There is no lactation consultant where I live (very small, isolated town) so I am looking for some support. He also has a lip tie that I've discovered. I'm not sure if it is bad, but thought I'd mention. He has been gaining weight, but slowly and has started to fall slightly off his growth curve. He is at the 30% for BMI. What can I do, breastfeeding wise, to help my little guy with his puking and gas problem, and to start to gain weight?
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  • @llli*tinybits's Avatar
    November 26th, 2015, 09:38 AM
    I am a FTM who has been a huge bf advocate and as a big cosmic joke i cannot have full milk supply. i have a 3 weeks old baby and he was born 2600 grams at full term down to 2200 grams and he only gained 50 grams last week after breastfeeding 24/7. he cannot get sleep because he is hungry all the time. i can literally count the bones in his body. we live in Africa with access to basic health care. they just weighhed him told me he should gain fast suggested i can supplement if i want and went about their work. i am a hot mess i cannot look at him undress him without crying my eyes out. a lot of things stresses me out but all they focus on is to tell me what to eat ending up making me feel like it is all my fault. our next apt. is two weeks later and i consider to supplement if no weight gain by then. being in Africa i cannot trust formula not being counterfeit that adds another layer of stress.
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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*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*mjas's Avatar
    November 25th, 2015, 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*tomom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:33 AM
    Hi all, So looking for some thoughts or advice... I returned to work about 2.5 weeks ago. Initially LO started taking to the bottle ok. She'll take anywhere from 1 to 3 oz every 2-3 hrs while I'm gone (usually about 10 hrs). Then when I'm home I just breastfeed her. I have yet to be successful at giving her a bottle myself. We find that when I'm home a bottle is almost impossible even when I'm gone only for a few hours. It's like she knows I'll be back in a little while and she can hold out for the breast. So I'm wondering, should I somehow work on switching her to just bottles and EPing? That way when its more consistent? She cries her head off when I'm not there. It just breaks my heart...and. It must drive my mom ( who watches her) crazy sometimes.I would prefer not to switch to EPing but I want to do what's best for my LO. I don't want her to get all stressed out over eating. But I'm not even sure how to make such a transition since she won't take the bottle from me. A little concerned since we are finishing up a 4 day weekend. Not sure what Monday will bring! Mondays have been difficult since she breastfeeds all weekend. We attempted bottle on Friday when I went out for a little bit, but she only took 1 oz and cried herself to sleep. She is 3.5 months old and seems to be gaining ok (haven't had her weighed yet since I went back to work). But she was chunky to begin with.
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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*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*florida2001's Avatar
    November 28th, 2015, 04:43 AM
    hi, what is normal output I should pump in one session? I'm pumping close to 2 oz, but baby seems to want more. She is 6 lb 5 oz. I added 1 oz formula and seems like that's the amount she needs. I'm pumping every 2-3 hours. thank yoou
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  • @llli*ksherman31613's Avatar
    November 27th, 2015, 01:02 PM
    So, a little bit of history. I apologize if it is long. I had my first child September 5, 2013. He was born 7lbs 15oz, at 42 weeks via C-section. At his follow up appointment was gaining and two week appointment, he had gain. In the four days following the second week appointment, he lost 11oz. He was EB and I was feeding him every two hours. A doctor at a walk in clinic shoved some formula into my hands and said "supplement" without answering any of my questions, or asking any. Discouraged, I went home and hit the internet for answers. I started feeding him every hour, and he ate for an hour at a time. He was still cranky. I then started to top him off. Two ounces of formula following an hour of breastfeeding. Finally, he was content. He gained. I started taking brewers yeast and alfalfa tablets because I had read that it helps increase milk production. I figured that was the problem, I was not producing enough milk. After about three months, I was able to stop supplementing and just breastfeed. At four and a half months he was watching us eat, following our forks with his eyes with what seemed like wonder in his eyes... We started solids, and he has been a happy boy and a healthy eater since. The boy could eat! I didn't think anything about it after that, just kind of figured that he was hungry and I was not producing enough milk for him. My daughter was born November 13, 2014, a C-section at 39 weeks. She was 5lbs 14oz. She was different than my son. My son never...
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  • @llli*yellowcat's Avatar
    November 26th, 2015, 09:20 AM
    My son was born at 32.5 weeks as a result of HELLP syndrome and spent 4 weeks in the NICU and has been home for a little over 3 weeks. Today is his due date! I have been pumping the entire time and built up a bit of an oversupply (I was pumping 30 oz a day). Over the past two weeks I've had help from a lactation consultant and we were able to get my son to latch and then to feed. It felt great. At first I tried to do away with bottles entirely and that went really well, but I found the first night to be exhausting since each feeding took a long time and it could be difficult to get him to find a good latch. I couldn't get a good side-lying position which is how I handled nights with my first son. I was still pumping just to relieve discomfort and my LC wanted me to try to bring my supply down. So we decided to give him bottles at night so that I could get some sleep and then I would breastfeed during the day. We noticed that his milk intake increased quite a bit on the second night and he was very lethargic on the following day. I couldn't wake him to feed despite doing all the tricks the LC had taught me. I maybe got in only one good feeding on that day. That night he took even more milk- 4 ounces a feeding (it had been 2.5/ 3 previously). The following morning he was lethargic again so we decided to start offering him bottles during the day because I had a feeling he wasn't really getting enough from me. I start each feed by offering the breast, but now he cries...
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  • @llli*mrsb26's Avatar
    November 26th, 2015, 02:41 PM
    Hi all My 15 week old daughter has always had good weight gain. I get her weighed every 2 weeks and she has moved well along the 50th centile until now. I got her weighed today, and she has only put on 1.5oz in two weeks! This has me a bit concerned. The paediatrician said that some babies do plateau, but she seemed a little concerned and recommended I get her weighed weekly from now on. There has been no obvious change in her breastfeeding behaviour. She feeds frequently, every 2 hours or so, but has always been a frequent feeder. I simply cannot think why she has gained so little. The only thing I could perhaps put it down to is the fact that she is no longer cluster feeding in the evenings (this tailed off at around 11 weeks). Since she was about 8 weeks, she has typically woken just once during the night for a feed (but has still gained well up until this point). She currently sleeps from 8-9pm til 3-4am, feeds for 15 minutes and then goes back down til 7am.
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  • @llli*kalyth76's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    Hi All -- My 4 month old boy is exclusively breastfed. Today he had 2 stools. The second one had a streak of red blood in it. We've never had anything like this before. I also haven't changed anything in my diet lately. What I've read online seems to point to a possible milk protein allergy. However, I actually don't drink milk except for a tablespoon or so of half & half in a daily cup of coffee (been drinking that since he was born) and the occasional pat of butter on a potato. Lastly, would it take 4 months for an allergy to appear? He's not acting out of the norm...No discomfort other than normal fussy baby things (e.g., a little fussy when hungry and/or sleepy). Any ideas? Thanks, Kate
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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*junes.mama's Avatar
    November 27th, 2015, 11:54 AM
    Every night for the past several weeks, my baby, who is now almost 7 weeks, get super frustrated and upset. She stays this way even after all my swaddling, shushing, baby wearing, bouncing, ect. I can tell she is hungry but when I bring her to nurse she bobs and shakes her head like she can't latch on to the nipple. I've had a bad issue with oversupply since a few days after she was born. I also have a *very* overactive let down (especially on one side, it basically pours out like a faucet). She gets more and more frustrated throughout the night and refuses to eat. Lately I've found that I can calm her down with a pacifier and then sneak my boob in and she'll nurse for a little while. She is gaining tons of weight and has plenty of poopy and wet diapers. Any advice for these super stressful evening feeds? I'm getting so discouraged like I'll never have the right amount or right flow of milk. Also is the pacifier trick ok to keep doing or will it cause nipple confusion?
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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*caraleeann's Avatar
    November 27th, 2015, 12:48 PM
    My baby boy is close to 10 weeks old. For the last few weeks we've been really going through it. He's always spit up after some meals, but more recently it's been causing him pain. He gets very fussy and will scream for an hour after a big/medium meal, arch his back, and sometimes cough or gag. He will spit up for up to an 1.5 hrs after eating. He projectile vomited once. He also gets hiccups regularly when this happens. It's really hard to calm him down after he starts feeling pain and he'll object to taking a nap, which in many cases will cause him to be overtired. We breastfeed only (very occasional bottle) and he's done better with only being at the breast. His bed is elevated and we hold him at angle during and after a feed. I read he could be reacting to cows milk protein, so I've edited out all dairy and it's been 3 full days. Anyone have a similar struggle? It would be great to hear your story and what worked for you. We're meeting with his pediatrician Monday about it.
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  • @llli*kevins-mom's Avatar
    November 25th, 2015, 11:22 PM
    Jack is 6 weeks. I send three 3oz bottles to daycare for him each day, and pump 3 times at work. I usually end up pumping more than he needs and freeze the excess. The past 4 days, daycare has only fed him 2 of the bottles, meaning he's only drinking 6oz in the almost 9 hours we are apart. I tried to make adjustments to his feeding schedule but he still is sleeping through his morning feeding, and I come home with an extra bottle. Right now I have it set up so that he is not woken up for feelings. Do you think it's okay to just let him have his 2 bottles or should I try to make sure he's getting offered all his milk each day? If he were much older this wouldn't bother me but he's only 6 weeks old. This is what his schedule looks like on 2 bottle days. It doesn't change on 3 bottle days with the exception of the 3rd bottle. 2am nurse (sometimes) 4am nurse 8am nurse 11:30 bottle
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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*karmaiza's Avatar
    November 28th, 2015, 01:45 PM
    I am 37 weeks pregnant. I am due to deliver in about two weeks. I am scheduled a c-section because of previous c-sections. I am wondering if pumping before delivery is good or bad. I want to have the basics down that way I will know what to expect from nursing. I have three children and never had a support team to help me BF so I just never done it. I really want to BF this time. What are your thoughts on early pumping?!?!
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  • @llli*caraleeann's Avatar
    November 27th, 2015, 12:33 PM
    Hello, my little guy is close to 10 weeks old. I've been busy the last couple days and did a couple 4-5 hr stretches without feeding or pumping. Last night I noticed some significant pain in one of my breasts and I can't seem to get it to go away. Near the top inner part has a hard spot, like a knot and its sensitive to the touch and my nipple kills me when baby first gets on. Any advice, should I be concerned?
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  • @llli*dillon923's Avatar
    November 27th, 2015, 06:50 PM
    Hi everyone, I'm still nursing my second child, who is now 17 months old, and I have gained weight and cannot lose it. Has this happened to anyone else? I dropped down to about 5 lbs above my pre-pregnancy weight just from the nursing by about 3 months postpartum (very lucky, I know), but then I gained about 10 pounds from a few months ago. I cut out all sweets and treats for the past 6 weeks, increased my physical activity, and then weighed myself yesterday and...NO CHANGE AT ALL. Huh? Help? I really don't want this to be my starting weight for another pregnancy (we won't "try" until after our son weans, which will hopefully happen sometime around 21/22 months). This last pregnancy was really hard because I was carrying 10 lbs extra from my first pregnancy, and I don't want to add 10 more!
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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*florida2001's Avatar
    November 26th, 2015, 07:30 AM
    I just realized that the reason my baby(1 week old) is crying and crying in the night is because she probably doesn't get enough milk from me. I have been testing myself forthe last two days and the most milk I can get is 1 oz from both breast ( I have electric hospital grade pump - medela). I added formula and seems the problem with sleepless nights were solved. However, I would like to keep breastfeed and increase milk supply. What can I do? How come first days after she was born my milk was leaking, my boobs were huge and now the top I can get is 1 oz, which is not enough for her. I pump every 2-3 hours, I place baby on my breast to suck more, but nothing is coming out. it is frustrating. please advice thank you
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  • @llli*calvinsmomma's Avatar
    November 25th, 2015, 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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  • @llli*shortcakeslayer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    Hi everyone! My LO is exactly 3 weeks old tomorrow. We have everything going for us breastfeeding wise; I have plenty of milk (it seems like), he has a great latch, and yet we seem to really be struggling with two things. 1) I may have a forceful/overactive letdown. A few days ago, he started crying/pulling off the boob, getting pretty gassy and spitting up occasionally (after breastfeeding, no bottle) and I started paying more attention to his swallowing. He's swallowing quickly in huge gulps right off the bat, and occasionally I have to re-latch him because he's compressing my nipple (I can tell from the slight ridge he leaves across the nipple where his gums press down.) 2) Once the letdown is over, he SLEEPS. I am literally slapping him in the face (gently) to keep him awake enough to nurse. We are at it for an hour, sometimes 90 minutes, and I am constantly poking his ears, blowing on his face, tickling him, and slapping his cheeks, as well as massaging and compressing the breast to get him to start drinking. This has been an issue since he was born. The combination of these things result in a gassy baby that never seems satisfied even after hours on the boob. The first week we were home I spent two nights in a row up with him from 10pm until 6am, feeding almost constantly. He FINALLY started gaining weight only after I began pumping/bottle feeding breastmilk at night. He never seems satisfied after feeding just off my breasts no matter how long we're at it,...
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  • @llli*maxraptor's Avatar
    November 25th, 2015, 07:00 PM
    I've tried everything and nothing has helped. I have a quarter sized lump above my nipple. I believe it is a plugged duct. Its red and somewhat painful - manageable with ibuprofen. There is no pain when I'm not pushing on it. I have what feels like a common cold, however no fever or flu like symptoms. At times I can massage it and it feels like its thinning out, but it goes right back to a lump. I cant find and milk blisters that I can pop. I do have a white patch/scab from over pumping/poor latch that has been corrected with the help of a lactation consultant. I've tried cabbage, sunflower lecithin, heat, massage, epsom soaks, olive oil soaked cotton ball on my nipple, changing nursing positions and dangled feedings. Help! Has anyone else had this stubborn of a plug that finally left? Could it be something else? Thank you!
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  • @llli*lireland's Avatar
    November 28th, 2015, 02:14 PM
    My 3 week old has been a champion nurser and has finally established a good milk supply. Unfortunately, he caught a mild cold from his big sister. He does NOT have nasal congestion, but his nursing over the last 24 hours has sucked! (no pun intended). He asks to be fed every 2-4hrs (as usual) but is not drinking much milk and I am only hearing him swallow for a fraction of what he usually does. Still making wet diapers. My main concern is my milk supply. Should I trust that it will be okay or should I be pumping??? Thanks in advance!
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  • @llli*darahaloom's Avatar
    November 26th, 2015, 12:41 PM
    I had my baby girl on August 13 she's been having trouble with latching since birth. She will only breastfeed when she feels like it. I tried breast pumping since birth but stopped because the milk won't come down using Medela Freestyle but when I express there is milk. Now she's 12 weeks should I seek a lactation consultant for an opinion. It is very disappointing and heartbreaking that she's not breastfeeding because she's very colicky and now she's on Nutramigen. Any ideas or opinions?!?!?!?
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