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  • @llli*sweet.mama83's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 05:05 PM
    My daughter breastfeeds on demand and is a picky eater. I was on domperidone for 6 months when she was 18months to 24 months old. She gained 2.5 lbs while on it. Prior to that she only gained 1.5 lbs from 12months to 18 months. I don't know if I should go back on domperidone, I still have milk available even after she's done nursing!(afraid of it causing side effects if using for too long) I'm just concerned since she is falling off the growth curve, was 50th percentile at birth now dwindling down to 3rd or so. Does anyone else have a "smaller" 2 year old? Please let me know your child's weight if you can!
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  • @llli*apifera's Avatar
    May 18th, 2015, 01:47 PM
    My 23 month old breastfeeds like a six month old. It's no lie. He still nurses a lot. I pretty much never refuse and he asks at least once an hour. He has some issues with speech. He can understand pretty much everything but he can say about four words. We had him evaluated and he's now in speech therapy. In addition, he lost nearly an lb, probably due to his "selective eating". His pediatrician gave us six weeks to get him to gain, which we did. I'm not going to lie, he ate a lot of fries. He only likes to eat quinoa, broccoli, yogurt, shredded cheese, fries and toast with butter. He freaks out if you put anything new on his plate and isn't open up to trying anything new. Both his ped and, to a lesser degree the cdsa are putting pressure on me to wean. They think his frequent breastfeeding is the problem. I think that it's his main source of nutrition, I think he's stubborn enough that if I took it away it would be emotionally and nutritionally detrimental. But I want to know what I'm missing. Am I wrong?
    10 replies | 354 view(s)
  • @llli*h26's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2015, 08:11 AM
    My son is 9.5 months old. At daycare, he has been having three 5 oz. bottles of breastmilk with two meals. The bottles are given close to mealtime. His caregivers at daycare would like to give him two 7-8 oz. bottles instead. Is that reasonable? OK? Can he or should he eat that much in one go? Will he get hungry between bottles? I'm also concerned about waste because they are required to dispose of any milk in his bottle that he doesn't finish.
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  • @llli*perannie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:32 AM
    Ok I was wondering if there is anything to make my milk more "nutritional"? I EBF my DD2, (third child) but she is slowly gaining weight! Gained about 6-7 oz in 12 days! I don't think it's a supply issue because my DD2 chokes on it at times!! I don't think the choking is due to forceful letdown because it happens well into a feeding!! I am trying my hardest to make it to at least 6 months because my first child I nursed 5 weeks had issues and quit!! My second was considered failure to thrive and I quit nursing at 7 weeks!!! I really want a success story but not sure how to accomplish that and keep my DD2 healthy!!! Please help!!!
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  • @llli*jewell0405's Avatar
    May 21st, 2015, 10:24 PM
    Hello!! I'm new to this site and a first time mom...my precious little boy is 3 weeks old. When I gave birth, my LC told me to pump every time after I nursed him because I'm wanting to start building a supply for him when I return to work 6 weeks from now. So I have been doing that until this past week when I've discovered (self-diagnosed) that I had an issue with oversupply: (1) breast constantly full, (2) sometimes milk would spray as I'm trying to get him to latch, (3) trying to get him to latch was a battle- he would make these "mean" looking faces and shake his head off the breast and/or push against me, (4) he would sometimes gulp, choke, sputter, or cough during feedings at breast, (5) mom having extremely sore nipples constantly, (6) feedings may be short, lasting only 5 or 10 minutes total, (7) he would burp or pass (screaming painful) gas frequently between feedings, tending to spit up a lot, and (8) he had watery explosive stools. So based on all those symptoms, and from what I've read about oversupply (or Hyperlactation or any other term it's referred to as)- I kinda self-diagnosed myself with this issue. Please by all means correct me if I'm wrong. But for 3/4 days I've been trying to correct this issue- for two days I did the block feeding and during the entire correction phase I pumped 2 minutes the beast that I knew he was going to feed from just to remove the foremilk. And I still pump once or twice a day so I can continue to build my milk supply...
    10 replies | 153 view(s)
  • @llli*azrael499's Avatar
    May 20th, 2015, 06:06 AM
    Hello! My 8-week-old has recently started sleeping through the night (11pm-8am) but I have also noticed that as the day goes on...her poops seem to get green. She also seems to have quite a bit of gas (not sure what is normal) as the night goes on. My lactation department thinks it is too early to start worrying about allergies with food and said that it might be because she is sleeping through the night. Something about a fast letdown but I do not understand. Even if she has gas with a little spot in her diaper in the afternoon, it appears to be green. Any suggestions on what I should do? I recently had started Miralax for me in the morning and now I have decided to stop it in case that is bothering her. Not sure what to do. Thanks so much!
    8 replies | 248 view(s)
  • @llli*pteroglossus's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 09:26 PM
    Hi everyone, My daughter is 3.5 and nurses morning, nap and bedtime. Our big milestone recently has been getting her to fall asleep without a boob in her mouth (hurray!) but it only works at night, she won't do it for naps. I can't really see what the next step could be, she's so attached to all three of these nursing sessions (and won't nap unless I let her nurse right to sleep). Last night I mentioned that one day my boobs won't have any more milk and she won't be able to nurse. She started crying, and then said she would be angry at me for not making milk for her. We talk about lots of big things, like birth, death, getting old…but I feel like every time I bring up weaning she is in total denial. She says things like she's going to be nursing when she's twenty, and that she doesn't want me to ever sleep in another room because she wants to nurse. How did you talk to your kids to prepare them for weaning? I feel like if I don't push her along a little it is just not going to happen on its own (in a reasonable time frame).
    5 replies | 208 view(s)
  • @llli*crystacular's Avatar
    May 21st, 2015, 04:51 AM
    Hello Ladies! My son is 4 weeks old and exclusively breastfed. i have 5 months of maternity leave before returning to work. At that time (and possibly before then) I'm sure I will want/have to leave my baby with a caregiver either to go to work or to have a night out with my husband, etc. Do I need to start pumping now while I am establishing my supply or can I wait until I will need the milk? I have no desire to pump now (even in the future I find the idea like a necessary evil) but I don't want to lose the option to pump in the future. Thanks for your advice!
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  • @llli*mom.2.2.b's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2015, 10:42 PM
    I am trying to re-lactate after stopping breastfeeding after 6 weeks. I breastfed for 2 weeks then weaned to formula the third week before completely stopping. I feel extremely lost and frustrated, which is why I stopped in the first place. However, I am trying. I rented a pump and have been trying to pump as often as I can. But I have only been able to pump a max of 6 times a day between baby, work, a seven year old, and of course mommy duties. I am seeing an increase in my milk everyday. Although not much. Im on day seven and can't even pump 5 ml in a day. I am also finding that my breast are becoming sore and achy. Do i just need to release milk? is my flange not the right size? (what the person from loving support said may be the problem) I will pump for 10-15 minuted with no success then successfully hand express milk. Is this normal or would that have to do with the flange size? I have small and flatter nipples so I dont really know how a shield is supposed to fit. All the diagrams I see are of women with large nipples. And I also have large lump in my breast. Could this be a plugged duct? How do I know? Lastly, and most discouraging is my son has ZERO interest in the breast. Will he return? He has a lip tie and possible posterior tongue tie so we are trying to get those corrected which it is even affecting his bottle feeding. (and one of the main reasons we quit.) I hope someone can advise me! Thanks in advance. (Im drinking mothers teas and oatmeal to help supply...
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  • @llli*dmchugh's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 03:34 PM
    My little one is 6 weeks old. When she was born my intention was to exclusively breastfeed. I did not have enough colostrum/milk in the first several days to keep her weight up so I began supplementing her with formula as advised by our doctor. I then started to pump during the days (breastfed at night) because she had a tongue tie and my nipples were extremely sore. She is now able to latch well and my breasts are full with milk. I want to stop pumping during the days and exclusively breastfeed during the day and night, however, she gets extremely frustrated at my breast. Some days are good and others bad. She definitely prefers a bottle during the daytime. I know that she is getting enough milk because she will have mouth full of milk while she is screaming and crying. Please help!
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  • @llli*midnightsangel's Avatar
    May 18th, 2015, 11:19 AM
    My son is four and a half months now. I breast feed on demand and that ends up being every hour or two during the day and I couldn't tell you at night because we Co sleep and I don't wake up for his latches. I would guess he feeds 3 times between 11pm and 7am. Anyway even when my breasts feel empty after a feeding I leak milk. I rarely get engorged. It only happens at night of he skips a meal every once in a while and even then I will hand express into a towel to comfort and then encourage a dream feed so he doesn't choke on the flow. Is there any way I can stop the leaking? I use breast pads but they are annoying and if I skip them my shirt is soaked after a few hours. It even happens when I'm not letting down. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
    4 replies | 211 view(s)
  • @llli*songstress1212's Avatar
    May 18th, 2015, 09:19 AM
    I recently inspected my daughters mouth since someone mentioned she may have a lip tie...is this bad? Could it be why she isnt sucking efficiently?
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  • @llli*fes's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 10:29 AM
    Hi all, I have been back to work for 2 weeks and pumping away! So far, I have been able to schedule pump/nursing sessions every 2-2.5 hours, getting in 3 pumps and 1 nursing session while at work. When I pump, I get anywhere from 3-4 oz usually, more in the morning and less by afternoon. Sometimes when I pump, I only get 1 oz or less. I know I have a hard time letting down for the pump sometimes, as it can take 8-12 minutes in some cases to get a letdown (is this a second letdown and the first was just dribbles? Not sure). I even have videos of DS nursing and turn up the volume all the way so I can hear him swallowing and grunting (so sweet!). I massage before hooking up and compress while pumping. My question is when I get such a low output, should I try again after a short time like 30 minutes or just wait to the next pump session 2 hours later? If I wait until the next session, and if my breasts start to feel full, go ahead and pump early? What is the best thing to do to prevent a back up of milk and a decreased supply? TIA!
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  • @llli*3littlesprouts's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 03:40 PM
    I have posted a few times on my situation on other forums on LLL, but i would like to ask a question specifically regarding weaning. So, i have 13 month twins who adore nursing, and i just found out i am pregnant. Their schedule goes like this: Feeding one, when they wake up around 7 Feeding two, before first nap around 10:30 Feeding three (snack/comfort), when they wake up around 12
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  • @llli*hayashi's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 10:43 AM
    I am ready to pump-wean at work. But can I still breastfeed during the day in the weekends (when I don't have to pump)? Will this send confusing message to my body? I wish I kept a journal, because I completely forgot how I did this with my first child... The mommy amnesia is real, girls!
    4 replies | 148 view(s)
  • @llli*rubyluv's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54 AM
    My daughter is 6 months old. We have encountered two nursing strikes since she was born. Both times occurred with big changes in our routine (travelling for a few days). In these three days she hardly nursed at all. Very few wet diapers (one per day). It was scary. She is naturally quite distractible at this age, and travelling seems to be a big challenge. I have avoided travelling with her for this reason.. with concerns that we will run into the same problem. She has never taken a bottle, and even when she was 'on strike' she did not want to cup or bottle feed. (I only tried because she seemed dehydrated and I was worried). My question is: We have to travel in July (she will be 8 months). I can imagine that nursing will again be a challenge when we are on the road (3 hour trip) and while we are staying in a different place. Should I start trying a sippy cup now so that we have that option when we travel? I'm worried she will stop drinking again for that whole time. I've read some good articles on nursing strikes, (theres a good one on kellymom) and I know what to do when it occurs. I just was hoping to plan ahead incase it happens again, and possibly have a 'back up' way of getting some hydration into her while we are gone. Eventually I'll introduce a cup of some kind as she gets older, so maybe I should start now so she is familiar with that method? Any suggestions?
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  • @llli*reena's Avatar
    May 21st, 2015, 01:49 PM
    I'd love to hear from you. How old was you lo and how often did they nurse when you weaned from the medication? How slow did you wean? LO is almost 10 months and I have been on it about 9 months. I really hate the weight gain it caused me, but love that I recovered from our low supply/tongue tie nightmare. It elevates prolactin to levels as high or higher than they would be after giving birth. Due to the prolonged highly elevated prolactin, weight gain and retention is an issue for most. It doesn't help that it's a stomach emptying drug that makes your hungry faster. I just feel so yuck. Trying to remind myself this is a short time in my life. One glimmer of hope I have is weaning from the meds some time after baby turns 1. Dr. Newman recommends weaning after baby is well established on solid food. We still nurse very frequently in addition to 3 'meals' a day.
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  • @llli*laura.farret's Avatar
    May 18th, 2015, 05:19 PM
    I’m back at work and my worst breastfeeding fear has come true: I’m not pumping enough milk. Up until now everyone reassured me that once I was actually separated from the baby I was going to be able to pump more, but that did not happen. I currently have a two month old baby that likes to nurse a lot. I’m feeding on demand so I really don’t know how much he is taking, but he likes to be on the boob frequently. He is growing well and he seems satisfied. When I was home I would pump about an ounce or two at a time, but I was told that was just extra. Now I’m at work and all I have been able to get all day was 9 oz total, all day (pumped 4 times) Meanwhile he is home chugging it down from the bottle. I told my husband to ration it out as much as possible and to not overfeed, but even that way baby ate about 15 oz. Did this happen to anyone else? I’ve been nursing for two months with no problems and I was told this was not going to happen. Now what do I do?
    3 replies | 187 view(s)
  • @llli*ccdaisy's Avatar
    May 20th, 2015, 03:58 PM
    Hi everyone, my 14 weeks boy is gainning weight normally. But I heard from my boy's paediatrician that his intake everyday should be around 930ml, ( weight*150ml, he is now around 6300g, 13.9lbs ). So I bought a infant scale and now I weigh him everytime before and after breastfeeding. According to the result, he gets no more that 35ml hourly which means he gets 760~840ml of milk every day. I have tried many ways like using pump to stimulate after feeding and several kinds of herb for boosting milk supply but there is no significant increase. Is his intake normal? Should I give him around 150ml of formula once a day?
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  • @llli*erikaf's Avatar
    May 19th, 2015, 05:24 AM
    Hi all- I have a 20 month old already and used the boppy nursing pillow with him, but didn't love it. Any suggestions for baby 2? I'm only 5' tall so can't have anything too thick but prefer something stiffer than my boppy. I've looked at the new boppy and best friend online, but wanted to see if there were any recommendations. Thanks!
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  • @llli*laura.farret's Avatar
    May 18th, 2015, 04:32 PM
    I have been using the medela pump in style, shield size 24mm. I have been experiencing niple blanching when I pump and some times I also feel pins and needles. I was told I should get a larger shield, but the 24 is actually a little big. There's definitely space around the niple, so according to medela, I should get a smaller size. What should I do?
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  • @llli*nettie's Avatar
    May 23rd, 2015, 10:07 PM
    I have a 10 wk old DD and we've had several issues getting BF established. I had an EMCS at 39 weeks due to infection during labour and high fetal heart rate. A quick summary of issues to date: Week1: nipple damage due tongue tie and jaundiced baby who needed waking for feeding every 3 hours. Unfortunately due to the pain I ended up supplementing with formula Week 2: diagnosed with nipple thrush baby had TT division. Pain decreased but still has issues with flattened lipstick nipples and pain. Week 5: had weaned from formula supplements slowly and eliminated to all but 30ml a day but at this point baby had started nursing up to 16 hours a day! Feeds lasting up to 3 hours. Still sore with poor latch which I was attributing to thrush and me not getting technique right though was being told positioning etc was good. Health visitor bf support identified posterior TT which has been missed by LC at first check. Posterior TT divided. Weight gains at beginning were low side of normal 3-4oz per week. After posterior division increased to 7/8oz a week. However feeding frequency continued, baby never seemed satisfied and would not settle after feeding at all. Would come off breast sometimes looking asleep and content only to start rooting within minutes. Lots of crying, coughing and hiccuping. Goes very red in face when crying. Doesn't settle or sleep between feeds and then sleeps for hours at night exhausted. Wakes up screaming from a seemingly contented sleep. She's never...
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  • @llli*thawingsnow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:05 PM
    I have always strived to nurse my baby on cue. I have a 13 month old now. Lately, I'm having to make my baby wait to nurse at times. Usually, the reason is because I need to finish making my own food and eating myself. I have a lot of health issues, and, even if I didn't have health issues, if I don't eat, I cannot take care of my child properly. Is making my baby wait to nurse a bit considered not nursing on cue now? My baby's main source of nutrition is still breast milk, and I worry about missing those cues. I also feel guilt for making my kid wait. In a perfect world, I'd feed my kid that instant, but I need to eat too in order to even make milk, you know? Thank you for your insight!
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