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  • @llli*mummypsychologist's Avatar
    September 25th, 2014, 04:28 PM
    Hi all, my question is about how many feeds a 9 month old needs if they are also having some solids? My baby is a good eater and seems to eat almost any food he is offered, and doesn't appear to be concerned by any new tastes. I think one of the only things he doesn't really like is cucumber. Anyway, he is quite capable of eating 3 solid meals a day and I haven't had him weighed at the doctors recently, but a few weeks ago i think he was 24lbs which makes him fairly heavy on the percentiles. My question is - if he is eating 3 solid meals, how many feeds / how much milk does he need? I am currently giving him a morning and night time feed every day. Some days he might have a day time feed as well but not always or consistently. I feel 2 feeds a day is too little but then he eats solids so well and is quite heavy so i'm not sure about increasing his food intake. Should I decrease the solids and increase the milk? Or, offer more milk despite him eating all those solids? Or, just leave as is - or any other advice appreciated!
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  • @llli*rosesmum's Avatar
    September 24th, 2014, 10:44 AM
    I've finally gone 3 days without using the nipple shield and now all of a sudden every time baby unlatches it sprays in many directions and as far I'd say as 2 feet and doesn't stop until I put a cloth on it for a while. It makes a big mess and gets baby in the face. Also, I leak heavily and quickly all day long. Although I've had engorgement issues in the past I don't have them now. Is this normal? I hate seeing all that milk wasted! I'm a FTM and baby is 8.5weeks.
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  • @llli*2miracles's Avatar
    September 24th, 2014, 07:02 AM
    Hi. Sorry for the long post but this is my story. I had cosmetic breast surgery about 15 years ago and when my little girl Anya was born at 39 weeks I was told it would be very difficult to breastfeed her. The fact that she was classified as 'low birth weight' scared me and made me very anxious about her health. When my milk didn't make an appearance on the 3rd day (I had a bit of colostrum only that I collected and gave to her using a syringe) and she was getting increasingly hungry and the Paediatrician said 'she needs the calories', so I decided to give her a bottle with formula and started pumping to see if I could produce any milk for her. Anya was good at latching and was doing a fantastic job but when the bottle was introduced she lost interest in feeding from the breast, even though she still sucks for comfort. I stayed at the hospital for a week and when I got home I was producing around 50-60ml per pumping session, and gradually that increased to 90 - 110ml, suddenly from week 3 Anya was only having expressed breastmilk, no formula, and I was very happy indeed, BUT she would not take it from the breast. I went to a Lactation consultant that gave me nipple shield. Anya started to take the breast again but wouldn't nurse properly, she would stay for 5 minutes and sleep and then wake up every 10 minutes for a feed. She wouldn't just take a full feed no matter what I did. I could not ditch the bottles altogether because of my anxiety and fear of not producing enough...
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  • @llli*melora's Avatar
    September 28th, 2014, 04:54 AM
    My daughter is 5 months. Uptil now she was exclusively breastfed on demand (lately it has been 7-8 feeds per day). She gained weight like crazy from birth till end of August: birth weight - 7lb (3.3kg), and at 4 months she weighed over 18 lb (8.5kg). The problem is: she practically stopped gaining weight since the beginning of September. During the past 4.5 weeks she gained maybe 8oz (0.2kg) She is a very big girl obviously, but our doctor said she still should be gaining weight - at least 1lb per month. And thus, our pediatrician said we have to get her started on solids. I am a bit reluctant, since I wanted to EBF her until 6 months, according to the WHO recommendation. Has any of you had a similar issue? What would you recommend? Am I doing something wrong?:-(
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  • @llli*anxiousmom's Avatar
    September 28th, 2014, 10:49 PM
    Hello, my daughter is just a few days shy of 4 weeks old and has in the past 3 days started to nurse for 2-4 hours almost continuously once a day. And up until the past few days I've been able to pump 6-7 3 oz bottles a day, now I'm pumping that once a day. My husband has been relieving me to sleep 5-6 hours a night and feeding her the expressed milk but starting tonight we are gonna have to use formula because I can't keep up with her demand. I really didn't want to use formula and I don't know why it feels like a failure to me that I can't pump adequately anymore but it does. Also when my husband relieves me she almost always wants a bottle even if she just stopped feeding minutes before. I'm drinking at least 5 bottles of water a day and eating 3 meals plus a snack. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I feel like my supply has decreased drastically.
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  • @llli*whitney6484's Avatar
    September 26th, 2014, 01:51 PM
    I have a 5 mo old baby, she is my last child of 4. My other 3 are ages 7, 7 and 10. I did not BF them for more than a few weeks. With her, I was adamant that I was going to successfully BF. I also decided that we would co-sleep, and I would "baby-wear." Well, 5 months later, I can't put this baby down for the life of me. She refuses pacifiers and can't be left somewhere for a few minutes before crying uncontrollably. She catches her breath and is happy the moment she is picked up. She uses my nipples to pacify. She latches on around ten times during the night. I can put her in her crib for naps but she wakes up after 30 minutes, looking for a nipple. I am staying pretty strong because this is my baby baby, and I guess you could say I am living a baby-led LIFE! But, I am exhausted. I don't know how to pacify her throughout nights/naps, in order for me to get some sleep. I have thought about pumping a bottle before bed to make sure her belly is nice and full, but I haven't tried this yet. Any advice, suggestions, experiences would be much appreciated!!!
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  • @llli*hayashi's Avatar
    September 26th, 2014, 09:14 AM
    My pediatrician ordered me to pump 4 oz per bottle for my 4+ months old baby for daycare. But usually I only get 3.5 to 3.75 oz per bottle on average. She said I should supplement with formula if I cannot get 4 oz, but I don't want to because baby is happy and sleeps well at night. Her excuse is that baby dropped from 50th percentile to 25th percentile in weight and head circumference (but maintained her 75th percentile in length) during her 4-month check-up. But then again, my husband and I are both on the small side. That is, at 4 months, baby girl was 13 lbs 2.5 oz, 40 cm head circumference, and 25 inches long. I read about ways to increase supply, like fennel supplement, oatmeal, etc -- but are there real scientific studies to support this? Or is it just a waste of energy and money? I also read about reverse cycling -- is it true; do all babies do that? What should I do?
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  • @llli*witkom's Avatar
    September 26th, 2014, 01:14 PM
    My daughter is 10 days old. She latches on immediately, nurses for 3-4 min, pops off and most times I'm unable to get her to latch back on, mostly because she falls asleep. I will change her to rouse her and then I switch sides and this happens again. She nurses for at most 10 min combined, although I spend close to an hour trying to get her to eat more. We had her weigh in at the dr today and she's above her birth weight, but I'm wondering if she's actually eating enough. Also, I try to feed her every 2 hrs, but she doesn't have any interest at all until around the 3 hr mark. Her wet/poopy diaper output are in good shape. My son would nurse forever, so this little girl is making me nervous because her interest in eating is so different. I'm afraid my milk supply will quickly diminish because of her infrequent eating habits. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  • @llli*rosawyn's Avatar
    September 25th, 2014, 01:02 AM
    (This isn't a question for myself; my two kids are 9 and 7 and both fully weaned.) My sister in law just had her first baby on Sept 21, and despite my brother helping and supporting her as much as possible (he was going online to find videos about latching on youtube until the hospital's wifi randomly cut off, and he's feeling pretty stuck without that resource), they have yet to get the baby to latch properly. They've been using a hospital grade pump and supplementing with formula at the doctor's recommendation due to jaundice (though the baby is no longer jaundiced now). My SIL suffered a sort of palsy with stroke-like symptoms (apparently related to the birth?), and now that her mature milk is coming it, she's far more engorged on the side affected by the palsy. The breast is so swollen the skin is shiny, and the engorgement is all the way into her armpit as well. (But there are no visible injuries/cracks to the nipple.) They're trying massage, warm wet cloths, and warms showers in addition to pumping, but so far nothing seems to be working. My brother called me this evening (they live in another province) asking for advice. It sounded like a plugged duct to me, and I told him what I could from my own experiences and what I was able to find on kellymom, but if anyone has any suggestions of what might help (both with the urgent engorgement issue and with the baby refusing to latch), I would be very grateful! They've been managing to get some milk out of that...
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  • @llli*amy.boore's Avatar
    September 29th, 2014, 08:14 AM
    My baby boy has not been gaining along his growth curve since he was 5 months old or so (yes, we are using breastfed baby growth charts - WHO ones). We started solids at 5.5 months, but slowly - given weight gain problems. He's now at like,.. 0% I guess. I don't know, as there are no more lines down where he is. For a few months, he was sleeping in the same room as my husband, while I slept with his baby sister. We moved him back in with me so that he could get unimpeded booby access overnight. But ped is telling us to do the opposite, and start cutting out nighttime nursing. That he is full on breastmilk by morning and thus not eating much solids, hence the poor weight gain. That calorie-dense real food is where we should be for most of his calories. My understanding was that breastmilk is the most fattening and high-calorie option, and that solids provide needed iron and nutrients but fare poorer on the calorie side. We supplement iron and just had his iron checked (it's on the low end of normal), and he gets a multi-vitamin daily. I can't find data or research or anything that is helpful here, just a lot of advice columns saying conflicting things with no citations from any 'real' source to speak of. Does anyone know any sources of information about solids vs. breastmilk for fattening up a kid at 10 months old? I feel the need to double-check this 'cut nighttime nursing in order to push more solids and get him fatter quicker' advice before I start...
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  • @llli*laurennn's Avatar
    September 24th, 2014, 08:39 PM
    Hi.. First off, I'd like to say that I LOVE bf'ing my baby and, for the most part, haven't had any issues... But I do have a few questions. My baby is 7 weeks old and has been eating 'on demand' since birth. I just went back to work this week and had 13 ounces of breast milk pumped for the first day. I was gone for 10 hours and they had to end up making 4 ounces of formula because he was eating so much that they ran out. The same thing happened the second day while i was at work. I've been off work the past 2 days, and he has been hooked up to me all day. I guess what I'm concerned with is that he is eating so much because he's not getting enough from me. He eats about every 30 minutes - 2 hours when I'm with him, but I think some of it us just suckling. He was 8.5 lbs when born, dropping to 7.5 after a few days of birth. Last week he was 10.5 lbs. He has lots of wet diapers throughout the day, but a poopy diaper every 2 days or so (they are complete blowouts, though). I'm ok with the sitter supplementing with formula when she runs out of my breast milk, I just don't want to be starving my baby! The longest he's slept in his bed is 1.5 hours before he's had a wet diaper and is hungry. His 2 month appt is next week... I'm going to ask if, after the appt, I can breastfeed him and weigh him again to see how much he's actually taking in from me. What do y'all think?
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  • @llli*whoa1225's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 AM
    Hi! This is my first post here on LLL :-) However, I have used the resources on this website over the past 5 months and have found it to be so helpful :-) So, a little background, I have a 5 month old. He is mainly breastfed - when I'm with him I nurse him and when he's at daycare he gets 2 breastmilk bottles and 1 formula bottle. A couple of weeks ago he started getting fussy when nursing and when drinking his BM bottles at daycare. Not screaming or anything but just kind of acting like he didn't want to eat and/or was full. Which is strange because this would happen during his first feeding of the day (aka at times when he has always been/should be hungry). This has then transpired into him spitting up large amounts. He's always spit up some but I've always considered that normal. But he's spitting up so much now that daycare has talked to me about it and this morning I became concerned because he spit up what seemed to be his entire morning feeding as I was getting ready for work. Sometimes he will even spit up 2+ hours after a feeding. And most of the time it'll be so much that he needs a new outfit. What would cause a 5 month old to start spitting up a lot? I haven't changed my diet. I can't figure out what it could be :-( Can babies develop dairy allergies later like this? Any help is appreciate! Thank you!
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  • @llli*aegelfand's Avatar
    September 26th, 2014, 10:36 AM
    I have a 12-day old baby and have been EBFing since birth. My milk came in fast and strong and my baby has a great latch and is eating 8-11x/day, quite different than with my first baby who had a rough start to BFing. My son surpassed his birth weight as of yesterday and we are feeding on-demand. He has been spitting up a lot, which my first never did, so a friend suggested nursing in a reclining position (biological nurturing), which has helped but not eliminated the problem. My pediatrician suspects he's just spitting up because his little tummy is too small to hold all the milk he's taking in and will get better as he gets bigger. He doesn't seem upset about the spit up, but of course I hate to see milk coming back up. But all of that is just background - our main issue is that his poop is dark green. The pediatrician had me switch to block feeding about a week ago and wanted me to nurse him for 20 mins a session to get to the hind milk, however he doesn't tend to make it to 20 mins more than once or twice a day. Usually around 10 mins he falls asleep or is just done. Yesterday, the pediatrician suggested I pump for a couple of minutes prior to nursing to siphon off some of that fore milk so he can get to the hind milk more quickly, but I'm concerned that will trick my supply into just making more milk. I'm happy to have some pumped milk around as my husband would love to feed the baby once a day, but I'm worried about doing it this way. Also, a friend who is...
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  • @llli*arismiles08's Avatar
    September 28th, 2014, 11:10 PM
    My baby will be 6 weeks this week. I am in pain. My left nipple has this shooting stabbing pain. I feel relief when I pump or when my baby eats. I have also noticed that the nipple is much larger than the one on the right. The shooting pain has progressively gotten worse. I've googled and the only thing that keeps coming up is thrush but I don't see any signs in my baby. I'm not sure what to do to relieve the pain. I can't be attached to the pump all day, please help me!
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  • @llli*biff360's Avatar
    September 25th, 2014, 04:34 AM
    I am nursing my 3 week old babe using a nipple shield. I have flat nipples so it was suggested I use the shield. I am ok with that, and will do what is needed. The problem is my baby is quite gassy. Could he be getting a lot of air from the shield?
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  • @llli*silverstarlite's Avatar
    September 27th, 2014, 11:07 AM
    All, I'm really new to this forum. I have a 3w, 5d old baby girl. I've been breastfeeding and pumping after afterwards. I bottle feed her EBM at night to keep my sanity. She kept falling asleep when she was smaller. Anyway, last week I was pumping 6oz in one session and this week it's slowed to about 1.5oz - 3 oz each session when I pump without feeding her. How do I know if I'm having trouble with my pump or if my supply decreased? I use the hygeia q. I didn't think I had any problems until this week. Thanks for the help!
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  • @llli*mylittleson's Avatar
    September 24th, 2014, 10:27 PM
    Hello, I've been posting here on and off since my son was 6 days old and now he's just shy of 8 weeks old. Here is my first thread: http://forums.llli.org/showthread.php?121067-Newborn-baby-nurses-but-doesn-t-get-full Basically our issue was that he would latch and suck but not get much milk transfer (it could be anywhere from 0.5 to 1.7 oz in any amount of time up to an hour... usually it was closer to 0.5 oz). So I then pump and give him expressed breastmilk from a bottle so that he can get enough milk. Thanks to some of your tips I asked our lactation consultant to check him again very closely for tongue tie. She said she thinks he does have a small posterior one, and referred us to an ear, nose and throat doctor. That doctor did surgery today. She said that because the tongue tie was so far back and in deep tissue, she had to put him under using general anesthesia. She also cut his lip tie in the front. After the surgery she said she was able to find the band that was restricting his tongue and cut it, so she thinks it should help him be able to suck better. It's been about 12 hours since he got out of surgery and so far the procedure seems to have worsened his breastfeeding issues instead of improved them. :-/ He won't even latch now at all. He was also have problems eating from the bottle because it hurt his mouth, but as of the past hour he is much better at eating from the bottle. (He was very fussy and upset so I think he was in pain and/or drowsy still)....
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  • @llli*arianacr's Avatar
    September 25th, 2014, 08:36 AM
    My son nurses before nap and before bed (although not to go to sleep). This week I stopped nursing after he wakes up in the morning but he still asks for it every morning. I want to wean gently but at the same time I'm ready to wean even though he isn't. Any suggestions for how to wean before going to sleep? We already have a routine in place with reading a book, laying down together, etc. I've requested the Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning and How Weaning Happens from the library and am just waiting for them to arrive. :)
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  • @llli*filmmommy's Avatar
    September 28th, 2014, 02:39 PM
    Since DS was born, he has preferred the left breast to the right, and has days where he doesn't nurse so much on the right. But today he is outright refusing and I'm not sure why -- and it's annoying me! I've tried different positions (he usually will give in and nurse on that side in football hold). I pumped once after about 7 hours, and will be back to work tomorrow pumping 4x. But how often do I need to pump to keep my supply up on that side? I need that side to make sure I have enough for him when I'm at work. I keep trying, hoping he'll decide to take the right side, so it's tough to know when to pump.
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  • @llli*annie.menuey's Avatar
    September 27th, 2014, 09:15 PM
    My almost 27 month old has been having diarrhea for over 2 months now. It didn't start too badly and I was chalking it up to teething, a stomach virus we all had, and she has had days, sometimes in succession, of only pooping once ir twice a day. But it's gotten worse and the past few weeks it's been 10-20x/day :( Just little bits at a time. The consistency varies from nearly liquid to semi-formed). It took me a while to be convinced that I should take her to the dr as she seems completely fine, otherwise (plus it hadn't been quite this frequent until more recently). But I did take her and we did stool samples testing for rotovirus, campylobacter, e. Coli, salmonella, c. Diff, and "ova + parasites." All came back negative. She seems to not have any pain or discomfort (except a bad diaper rash :( ) that I can tell. She's her very playful, normal self. Growth and development seem right on track. She wants to nurse lots but I think that's normal (?!) and also I'm offering her fewer foods as the dr. suggested no fresh fruit and yogurt and probx daily for a week (haven't seen improvement but I saw berries in her poop today that she couldn't have eaten less than four days ago so I guess they could still be in her system). We have a ped GI appointment on 10/9. I'm praying this will miraculously resolve by then but wondered if anyone has any ideas. I haven't eliminated any of the big allergens. She isn't very into cow milk but likes yogurt and kefir Popsicles. She likes...
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  • @llli*boogabbalucky's Avatar
    September 25th, 2014, 01:52 PM
    Hello. My baby is five months old and is exclusively breastfed, and takes the occasional BM bottle. I am returning to work soon and have been working on building up my freezer stash. This hasn't been too hard to do because my baby began sleeping through the night (about 12 hours) a few weeks ago, but I still get up and pump at 6am (she wakes up around 9am and I BF her at that time). I am very full in the morning and when I pump, based on the color of the milk, there seems to be SO much foremilk. I know that this milk is lower in fat content and my concern is that her needs won't be met during the day if she is fed a lot of this milk while I am at work. I pump until empty to try to boost the fat content, but I'm sure the mixture is still lower than normal. Do you think I will have problems with this milk when she starts getting it in greater supply when I return to work?
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  • @llli*mrsrodgers0711's Avatar
    September 26th, 2014, 04:09 PM
    Hi everyone, my name is Jen, and I'm new to posting here, have been looking around for a little bit though... I've had some issues with breastfeeding, from the get go, my son had issues latching. I wound up with 2 cracked nipples, that eventually opened and bled and are slowly healing now, but causing excrutiating pain for the first 30-60 seconds of nursings. That's not the reason I'm writing though, its because my son now licks and nibbles at my nipple before latching, he does this long enough to get himself frustrated that nothing is coming out, gets fussy and cries, and I then have to calm him down for a minute or two before actually latching on. Has anyone experienced this? I'm not using any creams, or lotions, and when I shower I only clean my nipples/areolas with water. Also, once he latches (besides the pain I feel from my wounded nipples) I feel an intense tugging/pulling from inside my breasts, almost like he is attached to tendons, or muscles and is pulling at them. I know I have an OALD because he sometimes chokes, pulls off and I am spraying everywhere...so I don't know if that has anything to do with any of my issues... Any advice would be appreciated...thanks!
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  • @llli*homegreen's Avatar
    September 26th, 2014, 08:19 PM
    I have a 10 month old nursling. My now five year old was four when baby was born. He asked to try my milk early on and I wasn't sure about it, so I gave him some in a cup. I realize now he did really want to try nursing again. He was weaned at one year too quickly from my unexpected hospital stay. Long story short...I've carried a lot of sadness from that experience. Now five, he has been acting out and I sense he is very jealous when baby nurses. I talked to him about it and I asked if he wished he could BF. He said yes very quickly. I told him when he would like to try to let me know. He asked if anyone else his age BF and I said yes but they might not say they do. Is this a typical situation? I wish I would have let him have a go at it right when baby was born. It's all bringing out tough weaning memories for me. Just want to make good guilt free decisions at this point.
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  • @llli*risajs's Avatar
    September 27th, 2014, 09:24 PM
    My twins are about to turn 3 months. During the day, they seem to receive an adequate amount of breast milk. But at 5pm-10pm, they will feed and suddenly pull away and start screaming, try to suck again, scream, suck, scream. It's not acid reflux. I notice my milk is low when I try to get it out, but it's not Gone, just "one stream" instead of maybe 5 streams. But they won't try to suck out the rest, they just scream and get frustrated. I tried to supplement with formula twice, but they won't take it. Then horrendous screaming ensues for both of them, which is really difficult to deal with. This is a new problem this last week. The rest of the feeds they seem happy and full. I know milk is low in the evenings, but I'm becoming very disheartened when my children aren't getting enough food. If I pump other times of the day after they eat, I only get out about 5-10cc, which is not enough to save up for 2 kids for the day and a lot of effort for a little milk. i usually feed every 2 hours during the day, so can't increase that much. and drink mother's milk. i'm really frustrated.
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  • @llli*jlobban's Avatar
    September 28th, 2014, 11:01 AM
    Hi all, my name is Jordan, first time mama. Thanks in advance for reading and any thoughts you have; I'm feeling some extreme frustration with bf'ing my daughter, E. Quick background: when born, E used a shield for about 5 weeks, bc E had a little trouble latching tomy nipples that the nurses deemed "flat". Nursing sessions on the shield were around an hour or more, and it seemed like she was always hungry. I was able to wean E off the shield and nursing sessions became more efficient, around 15 or 20 minutes per side, and she finally seemed satiated! Over the last 3 weeks though, E will nurse for anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes (typically 8minutes) and then pull off and cry, refusing to relatch on either side. Sometimes i can see the cry coming on and stand up and sway with her, and she'll latch and eat for another 10 or so before the crying ends it. This doesn't always work, and can't be a long term solution bc she's going to get too heavy for this eventually. I've tried multiple positions (cradle, football, nursing uphill). She eats well during her middle of the night feeding (both sides, 15 or so on each). Her diaper output is fine (haven't weighed since her 2 mo appt, but she's growing.) I'm struggling to think that she's full after 2-8 minutes on only one side bc of how she detaches and cries, but she doesnt really cue for more milk after this. She's not arching her back when she cries, but if I try to get her anywhere near either nipple she turns away and bawls. ...
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  • @llli*relizabethwerth's Avatar
    September 25th, 2014, 11:43 PM
    I went in for a 36 week doctor's appointment and found out my blood pressure was through the roof, after a few hours of monitering and an ultra sound that revealed my daughter was only measuring at 32 weeks I was told I was having a baby that day. Pre eclampsia and inter uterine growth retardation (IUGR) were the culprits. My baby's heart rate would drop with each contraction so suddenly I was being wheeled in for a c section. At 5:09 my beautiful little 3 lb 7 oz baby girl came screaming into the world and it was the most beautiful sound I have ever heard. Because of her size her daddy and I got to hold her for just a minute before she was wisked away to the NICU. So there I was, sick in bed with my newborn off in the NICU in an incubator. They brought a pump on and I started trying to get my milk to come in. There was a break down 2 days in, I still hadn't gotten to hold my daughter again since that first day and I felt like a failure. Logically I knew it would take time for the milk to come but I couldn't hold my baby when she cried, I couldn't make her better, I couldn't do anything but try to supply her with what I knew she needed and it just wasn't working. I cried years of joy when I got 8mls the next day and carried that small amount down to the NICU like it was a priceless treasure. Over the next few days it got to where I was pumping 70mls each time and I felt like I was finally doing something right. After ten days, 4 ozs gained, 24 hours without an OG tube,...
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  • @llli*irishmam's Avatar
    September 25th, 2014, 07:10 PM
    I have been nursing my 7-month from one breast only for over three months now. Until a month ago, he was EBF. When I returned to work four weeks ago, he started on bottles of pumped milk at daycare. He didn't take much at first, but recently, has been drinking more from the bottle. He has also just started on solids twice a day and usually eats about two "ice-cubes" of thawed puree (sweet potato, carrots etc) per meal. I'm concerned because I seem to be pumping less and less at work. I can only pump twice a day. In the morning I usually pump around 3oz, in the afternoon, I used to get close to 5oz and more recently it has been decreasing to around 4oz. I'm worried I won't have enough for my baby at daycare as I only have one 3oz bag left in the freezer!!! Any experience of this? Suggestions?? I'm terrified of running out of milk to provide him at daycare!
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