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  • @llli*catgirl14's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 PM
    Just a little background...my DD was born 3 days past her due date...latched on right after birth and nursed for an hour & left the hospital latching on and nursing like a champ. Fast forward to about a week and half ago and started having lots of issues....With all my children I have had an oversupply problem and over active let down but they both handled it well and/or we lived through it....now with my newest DD I'm having lots of problems. She will scream the exact same times every day for anywhere between 2 & 3 hours combined ( not all at once but the exact same times every day ) I can get her to stop crying unless I bounce on a excersise ball and sometimes that doesn't even help....she also will spit up 1-2 hours AFTER nursing and it curled milk with clear fluid and she acts like it hurts and will cough and cry. She also have HORRIBLE gas! I have really noticed her starting to "click" while nursing like she breaking suction and sucking air maybe? She has more than enough wet diapers and gaining just fine. My hope/question would be someone who has experienced this and what you did to help it? Is the crying just from a growth spurt or true colic? Im thinking maybe we need to work on her latch ( she is not tongue tied at all ) and then as far as the other issues could they all just be from my OALD & OS? Im at my wits end and exhausted. Looking for some support and not to be lectured ( I have posted this question on different websites messages boards and gotten...
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  • @llli*babylop's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 PM
    Thanks I just nursed him and we had a good latch and when he started to doze off he slipped back and I just unlatched him. It seemed to work fine and I think he is full. I just worry about him getting hind milk but his poops are yellow so I think he is. Thanks again for your help! :)
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  • @llli*chivislh's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 PM
    pues pega el bebe mas al pecho que no tiene, te puedes dormir con el de ese lado para que se alimente de ese lado y produzca mas, pero siempre ofrece los 2, si yo pudiera lo alimentaría con solo LM... pero por mas que quise... :cry siempre hay quien te "da consejos"...:angrypin también puedes sacarte la leche de ese pecho, pero pienso que es preferible pegarlo si es falta de producción.
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  • @llli*nweaver82's Avatar
    Today, 11:55 AM
    Thanks for the information.
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 11:04 AM
    sometimes you have to watch for when they start to fall to sleep or when switching to comfort nursing or just being done. When you see it getting to that point it may be time to proactively detach. Perhaps switch sides or re-latch if baby wants to. This slipping or pulling back to a shallow latch is not uncommon. Mine would actually pull off rather roughly and then take to slurping the nipple in/out if I wasn't quick enough to act and that was rather painful.
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  • @llli*ruchiccio's Avatar
    Today, 10:41 AM
    I just wanted to reassure you that 6-7 oz for 9 hrs of separation isn't unheard of. My baby has been doing that many times (he's 11 mos now): some days 6-7 oz in that time, and other times he'd take 9-10. He grew fine. Don't worry about it. You can't make a baby eat. He'll just nurse more later if he needs more food. My baby nursed well in the evening and through the night too, so I didn't find that concerning.
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  • @llli*babylop's Avatar
    Today, 10:39 AM
    He's gaining weight really well he was 6.12 when he was born and 7.4 a week later he's grown a lot since then but hasn't been weighed. He started in preemie diapers because he was so skinny now hes in size 1. He has lots of poopy/wet diapers. We had a good latch going so far it seems like lately near the end of the feed he kind of pulls on the end of the nipple and that's where the pain comes from.
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  • @llli*pamela.reed's Avatar
    Today, 08:17 AM
    I have a child of similar age and we just weaned also. I try to offer hugs in replacement. Similar to your child, I think mine is looking for comfort when she asks. I'm thinking hugs are a healthy way to seek and receive comfort. Sometimes she gets mad and we kind of just sit together until she can get past the crying or anger. Again, I'm thinking this is the way we do as adults too: when we get upset we get angry, then we get it out of system with a cry or a rant, and then we seek loved ones for comfort or resolution. Good luck and don't doubt yourself!
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 07:47 AM
    how does she take her solids? (being spoon fed purees?) or (baby led weaning/baby led solids, self feeding and still being given milk feeds on demand?) And what is she eating? (If she is small and being over fed purees of lower calorie foods at meals, you may see even more slow down in weight gain since most puree baby foods will fill the tummy but most won't be as high calorie or complete as breastmilk.) Perhaps drop down to 200 ml for a while (perhaps two 3 oz bottles) and see how that goes before sending even less. 6.5 months seems really young to be reducing the milk feedings that drastically to me but I'm doing baby led weaning and the key there is solids are meant more for play/experience at first and baby should still be breastfed or milk fed on demand and let them decide when to drop or reduce the feedings, not the other way around.
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  • @llli*ccb52914's Avatar
    Today, 04:27 AM
    Thanks for your reassurance. As I'm sure you can imagine, the transition back to work has been tough, and it has always been reassuring to know that she's eating well and happy at home. When this suddenly started, it was worrying because if she doesn't eat a third bottle, she's only eating 6-7oz for the whole 9 hours I'm gone. I will try to relax about the whole thing and make sure the nanny knows not to insist on her eating.
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 03:09 AM
    DH was griping at me yesterday for having alarms going off all the time so I turned most of them off. Well, I need to add the middle of the night alarm back in cause DS slept through without latching on and nursing and I woke up at 4 am rock hard and leaking. My storage capacity isn't big enough for me to let him do that to me. Dang some nights he is nursing almost all night long in his sleep and last night he was sleepy. Maybe he would have nursed had I woke up to try to get him to latch on but he didn't do it on his own last night the way he often does.
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 AM
    Could be a tongue/lip tie I would recommend some hands on help you can search here for IBCLCs http://www.ilca.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3901 How is weight gain been? For some more info on milk transfer resources http://forums.llli.org/showthread.php?120631-Resources-for-Milk-Transfer-Issues
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  • @llli*brusselssprout14's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 AM
    Hi, this is my first post but I've gotten a lot out of reading the others! My 6.5 month old is in daycare from 8:30 - 5:30, and I was pumping 3x/day and giving 300 mL (~10 oz) for the first couple months she was there. Now she has started eating 2 solid food meals at daycare and is really getting the hang of it. The caretaker told me I could reduce the amount of milk I bring, and suggested I drop down to 100 mL (3 oz). That seems like not quite enough to me, even if she is eating solids well. She said it's fine, as long as I'm nursing in the mornings and evenings, but I wanted to get a second opinion from all you awesome breastfeeding mamas. I nurse in the morning at 7:30 or 8, and then again as soon as I get home around 5:45. Not sure it's relevant, but she is small for her age, and has been since birth (15percentile), but growing well on her growth line, so she likely takes in less milk in total than a bigger baby would. I'm usually able to get 150 mL (5oz) in one pumping session at work, and I would be glad to just give that amount to the daycare, but do you think it's not enough?
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 02:49 AM
    Or are you able to nurse side lying so you can maybe get some sleep while nursing? Or at least some rest?
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 AM
    I did try taking the pump out to the living room once to try that when nursing on the couch, However, my LO almost always takes both sides, or likes to switch back and forth even so I brought the pump back in where I normally use it.
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  • @llli*babylop's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    My baby is 3 weeks old in the last few days after he's latched he'll pull away and his latch will become shallow. My nipple looks like a tube of lipstick and is very sore and cracked in the center. If I release his latch and try again he's usually sleepy and won't relatch. Any advice would be great! Thanks!
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  • @llli*phanvanhan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    Follow me, I was just reading my way through this website when I stumbled upon this post. Last night at 4 am I cried for an hour because I was absolutely SICK of breastfeeding. I felt as though BFing was all I did. All day long, all night long. I was so over it last night. I just cried. And this morning I told my DH that I just wanted a large cup of coffee (something I've been avoiding because I think it causes my baby to be irritable). This post just rang so true to me today.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
    I agree with pps. Can you see the IBCLC again or call her? Assuming baby is pooping normally, what I would most be worried about at this point is your pain. Nursing often changes, sometimes dramatically, when moms milk 'comes in" Full breasts can make it hard for baby to get a 'good' latch, leading to more pain and injury. Nursing frequently is normal and actually a way to help with this. However, you do need to sleep. Is there someone who can hold baby and comfort baby so you can take short naps, and also so you can maybe put together about 4 straight hours of sleep, about once a 24 hour day?
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  • @llli*phanvanhan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    That is the problem that I'm interested. I pump with my lo feeding in a 'rugby/football hold' (under arm) usually with a pillow under them one side and then can pump the other side. As I only pump at night when I know lo will do a single sided feed this works best for us. It took me AGES to figure this out tho... Tried pumping with baby in cross cradle as I didn't think of this... Doh!
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    Well the guideline is that babies are NOT supposed to get non-human animal milk before a year because the proteins are not appropriate for most babies. The guideline being to try to protect babies from being given animal milk as a replacement for breastmilk or formula since there are too many medical issues for most infants getting animal milk too young. Animal milk protein allergies are different from lactose intolerance, most lactose intolerance tends to appear later in life and it is rather rare in small children who are still supposed to drink milk. And in races from cultures that tend to still drink lots of milk into adulthood, lactose intolerance is rare even in adults but in people from cultures where adults don't drink milk, lactose intolerance is very common. I wouldn't worry about lactose unless you see a problem when you introduce whole cow milk. And you probably need not push the cow milk that much if you are able to provide plenty of milk, you can do it as a gradual process, the less she fills up on whole cow milk the more she is likely to keep nursing but once you see how she does with cow milk, that will let you decide how much you will need to keep sending your milk to daycare with her.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    In my experience babies typically change their nursing/feeding patterns. Even if it is the same for a long time, eventually it will change at least a few times. Every two hours or even more often is fine of course, but many babies do go longer at 4 months. Also, a baby might feed more frequently for a while, then less, than more again. Etc. I suppose that is possible. What I was actually thinking was that maybe baby is not cueing in any clear way due to a heavy nap or being distracted with play etc. I think either is fine. I guess I mostly think this is not a big deal. Since there are two people there to make sure your baby's needs are met, I doubt it is going to happen, but, What would happen if your baby became frantically hungry? It can happen, even when mom is home all day and cue feeding, that a baby may get super hungry here and there. This is not usually a big deal. I guess I think it is normal that sleep and eating patterns change. Many babies take less milk some days than others. Many take less while mom is gone and nurse more at night. And many other variations. This change could signal a new preference, or just be a little temporary blip. I guess I think it's just not something to worry too much over. What I am afraid of is that you will communicate to the nanny that it is a big deal if your baby does not get this bottle, and your nanny, wishing to please you, her employer, will insist, when baby is really just not interested. Being made to eat...
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  • @llli*hw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    Thanks, the glitter bottle has promise! I actually saw (I think your?) response to someone else's thread that you would let your child have the breast when he needed it... I actually have been feeling bad that I don't do that, since basically right up until weaning I never denied access. I think you're right, he wants to use them to calm himself down, and when he gets his head in my shirt he'll take a big sniff and just bury his face in them. Which isn't so terrible but I really dislike the behavior of pulling at my shirt (stretching the neck line out in the process). I keep thinking this too shall pass... eventually, it has to!
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