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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    October 20th, 2017, 08:02 PM
    Periodic weight gain plateaus and slow downs are normal especially past 3 months, and it would be unlikely a baby this age who is pooping every day was not getting enough to eat! No harm in doing a little trouble shooting though. Were the weights on the same scale? Different scales can pretty often throw things off. So can recalibration of the same scale between checks. Also checks have to be done correctly on a digital infant scale to be reasonably accurate most of the time. Has baby been put on any kind of a meal or sleep schedule? baby started sleeping longer stretches? Taking a pacifier more than before? Super distracted and possibly nursing poorly as a result? Basically, any significant change in nursing frequency? Has baby been ill at all? Have you started taking hormone based birth control or anything else that might reduce milk production?
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  • @llli*dcs123's Avatar
    October 20th, 2017, 05:21 PM
    Hi all! Looking for reassurance! I exclusively breastfeed my baby on demand. At her 4 month check-up, she was 15 lbs. It has been almost 3 weeks since her check up, and she's now only 15.5 lbs. While I know it is not wise to constantly check the scale, I am always worried about her weight gain (she's been slowly dropping percentile since she was born, but it is not drastic enough for the pediatrician to be concerned). She pees and poos plenty during the day (at least 7 wet diapers and 2 poopy ones). Other moms have the same experience with slow weight gain with their baby?
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    October 17th, 2017, 03:13 PM
    Thanks for the response. yes it was my first working day, I went home at 5 :30 pm and nursed him. he nursed all evening and nursed at night too, but usually he nurse at night or I encourage him. he was but unhappy in the evening because it took little more time for the let down to happen all evening, because breasts were not full.
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  • @llli*djs.mom's Avatar
    October 17th, 2017, 07:51 AM
    Yeah leave the 10.25 oz for the baby today and your pump output actually sounds fine. And yes it's normal for babies to do a bitof reverse cycling when you go back to work. It's as much about the bonding and recconecting with you as for the food. He may not be super keen on eating out of a bottle or taking food from someone that isn't you. And that's OK. Because you will be there eventually to feed him and as long as he gets what he needs in a 24hour period it's fine. He will probably eat more while awy from you. Just keep pumping to replace. And freeze what you pump Friday and always pull the oldest milk out for Mondays feeds so your stash is constantly rotating.
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  • @llli*carm3's Avatar
    October 16th, 2017, 06:41 PM
    I stopped pumping with both my kids at around the 14 month mark. I was only working part time when my oldest was 1 till about 21 months or so, and she nursed on demand when I was home. I don't remember her having any issues with not getting enough milk when we were together and she went on to nurse till just past 3 years. My toddler is currently 16 months and I work full time, nursing on demand when we're together. I can't say I've ever had any issues with her not having the milk when she wants. Most women pump wean after a year or so and only pump for longer absences. Could you try weaning down a pump at a time and seeing if it really affects how he nurses when you're together?
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    October 16th, 2017, 06:02 PM
    Was this your first day back at work/separated from baby? I would not draw any conclusions from that. Also, the 6.5 is not including whatever baby got when baby nursed and that was probably at least a couple ounces right? You do not mention when you got home for the day or how baby nursed at that point, but overall for a typical length workday this sounds like within normal range intake to me. I would suggest, do not expect baby's intake to be the same every day, and wait a bit (gather more info) before trying to draw conclusions about how much baby is generally going to intake while you are gone compared to how much in ounces you pump.
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    October 16th, 2017, 02:23 PM
    So this is what happened today. I nursed him at 6:30 one breast and pumped other 1 3/4 oz. baby woke up at 9;30 AM = 1 3/4oz. I pumped milk 3 3/4 oz baby 11 Am= 1.5 oz Nursed baby(Not so hungry) at 12:45 pm One breast and pumped other 1oz. baby woke up at 3:00 pm =1.5oz. 4:00 pm 1 3/4oz Pumped at 3:30 Pm 3.5 Oz So total baby took little more or less than 6.5oz. and I pumped 10 1/4 oz. I feel he is taking less milk. I didn't pump myself to 2nd let down. He nursed yesterday night like 12:30,3:30 So is that why he is taking less milk?
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  • @llli*moredonuts's Avatar
    October 16th, 2017, 12:22 PM
    My toddler is now 2 years old and I am struggling with maintaining breastfeeding while working. I continue to pump at work, but get less and less. I can pump 4x a day for 20 minutes and still only get 8oz. Outside of work he nurses whenever he feels like it (including night). The timing/frequency is variable - it depends on his mood. I'd like to not pump so much but I worry that if I stop pumping that my supply at other times of day. At school he often doesn't finish the milk I send I think he would be fine if I stopped sending entirely but I think he would mind if there was less milk when nursing. He does get frustrated at times when my letdown is slow so I know that he is looking for both milk and comfort when he nurses. How does one successfully maintain toddler nursing without spending all day with the pump?
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