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  • @llli*mollyp's Avatar
    May 12th, 2016, 09:46 AM
    Hi all, I really need some help! My daughter will be 9 months next week. I work full time, so I pump for 4 of her 5 feedings every day (she nurses before bed). Our breastfeeding journey started off without a hitch, nursing on demand with no issues. But when she was around 9-10 weeks, I started getting frequent clogged ducts. Sometimes they would last days at a time and none of the usual measures would relieve them. I eventually figured out what was causing the blockages - hard, tiny white "stones". Sometimes the "stone" is visible at the surface of the nipple and easy to remove (I simply open the nipple skin a little with a sterile needle and express, and it shoots out), but much more often, the stone is deep down in the nipple and will not budge without me going in there after it. This involves the needle and me carefully working at it for 1-2 hours until I finally see it. I will then either express it out using manual pressure (it will fly across the room when it comes out) or I use the needle to just kind of knock it out. Pain: there is no pain at the nipple whatsoever EXCEPT the pain I cause with the needle, obviously, but even then it's minimal. The only pain I experience is 1) if the clog isn't relieved quickly and milk starts to back up in my breast or 2) there is very often a dull ache and sometimes a sharp pain that accompanies the blockages - it will start days before the actual blockage occurs. It's almost like a kidney stone, in theory. What I've...
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  • @llli*capetry9109's Avatar
    May 13th, 2016, 02:14 AM
    My LO is 6 weeks old and is a certified piglet. He was 9.9 lbs at birth, gained his birth weight back in less than a week. At his first appointment he was 10.5 lbs. His last appointment hen weighed in a just over 13 pounds. According to the pediatrician, he is "off the charts" in terms of the growth chart. His dirty diaper output is ridiculous. I need to buy stock in Huggies Now, to the hard part. He eats constantly. The past 4 days, he can't go more than 45 minutes without becoming frantic, like he will never eat again. He always calms down once he starts nursing. I'm hearing and seeing him swallow. He typically falls asleep while nursing,so I reposition or rouse him awake. Once he seems like he is truly asleep, will lay him in his bassinets, only to be met with crying within the hour. I had a consultation with an IBCLC who diagnosed a tounge tie, but thought it wasn't a concern, especially since the milk transfer were sufficient. He transferred over 4 ounces during a 1 hour session. She also encouraged me to pump after nursing sessions and give him the residual if he didn't seem satisfied. That helps only sometimes. I had my husband give him a 4 oz bottle of expressed milk at 8:30pm and the poor kid slept for 4 whole hours. He was obvious hungry and exhausted.
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  • @llli*csmf's Avatar
    May 3rd, 2016, 01:52 PM
    My first born was nursed to sleep for every nap and evening because he had reflux and would only nurse while sleeping. That confined me to my dark bedroom for an entire year. My second LO is 12 weeks old this week and I'm thinking if I should stop nursing him to sleep. I'm concerned that I'm actually teaching him that nursing to sleep is how to fall asleep. Everywhere I turn, everything I read says not to nurse them to sleep. Or if nursing them to sleep, put them in their crib once asleep. Well for the past few days, I have tried and continued to fail at transferring him from my arms to his crib for every single nap. I spend 20-30 mins first to make sure he is in deep sleep, then try to put him down. He wakes up within a minute or two. Then we start all over again. It's just driving me insane. Can someone tell me that it's perfectly okay to nurse their baby to sleep and continue to hold them when they nap, and that this will end?? He will sleep in his crib at night, waking every few hours which is expected.
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  • @llli*puja's Avatar
    May 10th, 2016, 03:21 AM
    U guys have always helped me out to find solutions. But this time my problem is not getting solved anyways. .. I m failing each time. ...my son is not eating anything he is 13 months now...its not that he has started food very actively and now is refusing .actually he never ate happily or wholeheartedly. ..I strted with samolina puree and I m still there but he even does not open his mouth..he very tightly closes his mouth with placing his teeth very tightly ..I have to forcefully Insert spoon in his mouth.some times I mistakenly hit his jaws...I hate to force but have to...but even forcibly he does not take more than 5 spoons. ..he spits every flavour...yesterday he lovingly ate chocolate. ..even if at food table I give him some bread of chips he nods...he doesn't look interested in food at all...he is on my milk and cow milk only....should I give him formula because no iron he is taking and even my diet is not too good....please tell me what to do.i know its not normal anymore to not eating solid. .he is loosing weight even...
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  • @llli*layne.cough's Avatar
    April 26th, 2016, 01:19 PM
    Hello, I am a first time mom and new to breastfeeding. My baby is 1 week old. She can go 2-3 hours without nursing during the day but at night she nurses every 1 - 1.5 hours. Is that normal and how long will it be before she can go longer at night without nursing?
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  • @llli*stina.hi's Avatar
    April 28th, 2016, 03:09 PM
    Hi, I have a 1 month old girl. Just some background: We have been struggling with breastfeeding from the beginning. She had a tongue tie and my nipples were blistered and bleeding before we left the hospital. We got her tongue tie clipped and I had to rest my nipples. So I pumped for a week and we also supplemented with formula. When we started breastfeeding again, I used a nipple shield. I was able to wean off the shield two weeks ago and we've been exclusively breastfeeding. Right now I have a few concerns: 1) Apparently, I have a forceful letdown. My LC told me to recline back when feeding. This has helped a lot. However, how long will this last? Besides reclining back, what else can I do to help this? Also, if I am in public what other position will help as I don't want to be almost on my back? 2) She seems to be satisfied after being on one breast for about 10 min. I think she's getting hind milk bc her poops have been yellow and seedy. Is feeding on one breast ok? I am also pumping so that she has breastmilk when I go back to work. I try to pump after each feeding. When I put her to the breast for her next feeding, should I alternate breasts? Also, should I pump the other side if she only takes one side? I have been pumping both sides even if she takes one side. 3) I know that pumping increases my supply and probably doesn't help with the forceful letdown. How can I manage both so that I can keep my supply but help with the forceful letdown?
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  • @llli*proudmama28's Avatar
    May 5th, 2016, 07:43 PM
    Hi everyone, I started taking Nora B birth control mini pill a few months ago. It was shortly after that when I noticed my babies poop started getting really green and mucusy. I'm wondering if anyone experienced something similar? I know it's not supposed to affect breastfeeding at all, but just wondering your thoughts. Thanks in advance!
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  • @llli*kephillips's Avatar
    May 11th, 2016, 09:41 AM
    Hi, my daughter is 6 months old and has been ebf until we introduced solids a couple weeks ago. We are doing BLW so she isn't actually eating that much. Pretty much since she was born she has always ate every 2 hours during the day. There have been periods where she would sleep 3-4 hours at night without nursing and even went a week when she was 4 months old where she slept 8+ hours at night without nursing. For the past month or so she wakes every 2 hours to nurse. She only nurses for a few minutes and she either falls back asleep while nursing or I rock her to sleep. Her weight gain has always been good and she has been in the 50-75% for weight. I do not want to sleep train but am wondering if she is waking more out of habit or because she is actually hungry. She is nursing every 2 hours around the clock and that's not even including when I nurse her to sleep during the day for naps. Is this normal? Should I try to gently space out her feedings during the night? She sleeps in her crib in her room. She slept in my room for a while but would wake at even the slightest noise my husband or I made and co sleeping isn't a good option for us. It is tiring getting up every 2 hours for the majority of 6 months now. I appreciate any suggestions or encouragement you can give me!
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  • @llli*mackeroo2013's Avatar
    May 19th, 2016, 05:25 AM
    My daughter who is almost 5 months has such stinky gas. Her gas smells the same all the time and she has to pass gas very frequently throughout the day. She doesn't seem to be discomforted in anyway. But I'm wondering does this have something to do with my diet? The only thing I could think of is maybe my instant coffee I drink everyday 3 mugs everyday. I have also drunk this much coffee from the beginning and her gas hadn't started since 1 month ago. but I also know that it's rare for babies to be affected by what the mother ingests. I noticed her increase in gas and the same smell of them about 1 month ago it started after her bowel movements stop becoming frequently. She poops every 3 days or so now.
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  • @llli*crocusb's Avatar
    April 26th, 2016, 04:23 AM
    Hello, I breastfed my baby boy exclusively for 6 weeks. During this time he kept feeding non stop. On week 7, I decided to get help from a lactational consultant (IBCLC) who diognosed a posterior tongue tie and a lip tie, and discovered baby showed poor sucking. We took our son to a specialist dentist who treats tongue ties with laser. He said that our breasfeeding problems would not be resolved by removing his tongue tie therefore he did not do it. He referred us to gastroenthologist. We went to see that gastrologist and he diognosed our son with reflux and said that his latch may improve if we treat his reflux. He said that tongue tie removal isunneccessary, many people have them and they don't cause any issues. He also said it is invasive to remove a tongue tie, we should be doing other things to solve our breasfeeding problems. We are now very confused. HEalth visitor also thinks it is unneccessary. We are having another Board certified LC tomorrow for her opinion. I am n two minds now. If she says it is necessary and we should remove the tongue tie, should we go for it? Even though a paedrician gastroenthologist, a Health viditor and specialist dentist think we should wait and see? Some more info on our little boy:
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  • @llli*layne.cough's Avatar
    May 6th, 2016, 03:21 PM
    Any advice on newborns that have gas or air bubbles? I have a 2 week old and I can never get her to burp and she seems to get gas bubbles after eating. She is exclusively breastfed.
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  • @llli*breastfeedinglp's Avatar
    May 3rd, 2016, 11:32 AM
    My breasts used to feel engorged almost all the time. Milk would usually leak out at the beginning of feeds because it would be too fast for baby and my breasts would spray pretty hard if baby unlatched. Baby would eat for about 5 minutes (i would hear continuous gulping/swallowing) and be done. Now at 10 weeks, I think my breasts have finally regulated so that they feel pretty soft and milk does not spray out like before. I know this does not mean that my supply is low. However- I think baby is used to the fast flow and is having a hard time adjusting. She will nurse ok for maybe 2 or 3 minutes and as soon as I stop hearing swallowing, she will start pulling at my breasts and turning her head while still latched or spitting my nipple out a bit so that she is gumming it. I pull her off when she does this since it is painful but then I worry that she is not getting enough to eat and/or my supply will suffer since she is not suckling. I tried breast compression and they help a bit but not much and even with switch feeding, she only feeds well the first time at each breast. Then she does the nipple pulling thing again. When I offer the breast after I pull her off, she will take it but immediately refuse pulling on me. I am concerned that she is not eating enough and is hungry because she will cry even after feeds whereas before she would usually fall asleep for a few minutes after nursing. Yesterday, I'm not sure if it was because she was crying so much and...
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  • @llli*shoogie's Avatar
    April 25th, 2016, 11:56 AM
    For the past 6 weeks or so, my 4 month old son has started waking more frequently in the night (every 1-2 hours). We are bedsharing and he must nurse to fall back to sleep. I've read that this could mean that he can't bridge sleep cycles, which involves falling back to sleep on his own (when he's not hungry) in between cycles. He also only takes short naps (30-45 minutes). In my tired state I've started to look into gentle ways to help him bridge the gap (I'm not into harsh sleep training methods). I've read that he must somehow be given the opportunity to learn he can fall asleep without nursing, or else his sleep pattern will remain the same indefinitely. How do people feel about this? Does anyone have any advice on how to help him "learn" this? Has anyone seen this phase pass? Is it too early (or too late) to do something about this? I've also tried moving him into a sidecar cosleeper, thinking maybe the very presence of my breasts might make him want to nurse at the slightest waking, but that hasn't seemed to help either. Could a nighttime routine that involves nursing to drowsiness, but putting him down somewhat awake, help? And for the record, I haven't found it easy to sleep while he's nursing in the side lying position...he usually latches on and off the breast and wants to stay attached forever in this position. Also, I don't have "sleeping through the night" as a goal in mind, just longer stretches of sleep (3-4 hours would be amazing) and nursing when needed. Any...
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  • @llli*briley.lutes's Avatar
    April 25th, 2016, 11:38 PM
    My 4 month old DD has been congested for the past month with no improvement from use of humidifier, saline drops or nasal aspirator. Since being congested, she has slowly refused to nurse in any position other than the side laying position. I struggle to get her nurse even in that position now & have to pump and cup feed her. I am fairly certain she has reflux because she acts like I am torturing her (fussing, crying, arching back, kicking and pushing away) any way I feed her. I already eliminated dairy, caffeine and spicy foods from my diet last week just in case that could help!
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  • @llli*zachary.smommy's Avatar
    May 17th, 2016, 07:23 AM
    Ok so I am a little ahead of myself, since 6 months is technically in 3 days, but I am just so happy to have made it to this milestone. For anyone who wants to read my initial post which was filled with so much desperation, sadness, and confusion: http://forums.llli.org/showthread.php?125116-everything-going-wrong-desparate-for-help!! We had a really hard breastfeeding journey but things are so different now. I hope that others reading this can find hope and believe that things can get better. We are doing so well, and LO is gaining right on target for his age now. He is almost 12 lbs. Still a small baby, but he has come a long way from 4lbs 8oz in these 6 months.
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  • @llli*niklas.sarah's Avatar
    May 16th, 2016, 12:19 PM
    Hi, It has been a while since I visited, but I just had my 3rd child. We are in unknown territory for me as both of my other girls were full term 8lb babies. My new little one was diagnosed iugr at 20 weeks, and was born at 37 weeks weighing 4lbs 7oz. She spent 5 days in NICU. She was on a feeding tube with formula for 24 hours, but she kept vomiting up the feeds. I pumped every two three hours after she was born and manged a few MLS of coliseum by the end of the first full day. After 24 hours, they began letting me try nursing using the SNS to supplement. She was nursing ok about 10 to 15 minutes on one side, but she continued to vomit up the formula. By the end of the fourth day, I was finally able to pump between 15 and 30mls a pump and was able to supplement all feedings with breastilk through the SnS. She quit vomiting until she ate too much because my milk really started to come in. We were given the ok to stop SnS and feed strictly from the breast. She left the hospital at 3 lbs 15 oz, and at out first dr. Appointment she weighed 3lbs 13 oz. Dr. Asked me to supplement nursing by feeding from breast and then giving a bottle for the next feed. She is not taking the bottle well but she will take it if she is awake. I want her to gain and I am wondering if there is anything else I can do to help her.
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  • @llli*bkindnhappy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:54 PM
    Hi! I took my 9 month old baby boy to his check up thinking everything would be just fine I had my active baby breastfeeding fine and blw. But when they checked him he gain less than 2lb in 3 months! How is that possible when I carry him an he is heavy to me. Now I'm worried
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  • @llli*jen.r24's Avatar
    April 28th, 2016, 01:00 PM
    Hello ladies, I know this gets asked a lot and I know follow my baby is probably the answer but I'm feeling a bit ARGH about my girl's nursing frequency. She is nearly 8 months old, have a history of fussiness about feeding and positions. Making some headway since I got advice here - ie I don't have to side lie and nurse her all the time now but we're still mostly reclined on bed for nursing. My issue is she is dropping/stretching out nursings. I feed on demand but I still offer her frequently (every 1-2 hours) even when she hasn't asked because of distractability. We bedshare. We do baby led solids and food intake is hit or miss depending on the day; she loves playing and exploring foods - some days she appears to swallow a good bit (a good bit being probably only 1-1.5 tablespoonful or so of food overall eg a chunk of pear and a bit of a porridge finger, or like tonight she ate roast courgette/pepper and a bit of cheese/avocado tortilla wrap). She's been in 91st centile since birth weight wise. Typical day: she feeds around 6am; wakes up at 7.30am, I offer her breasts, she has a playful feed (ie she sucks a moment and pops off again a few times but then when let down happens she may have a second or two of sucking but then isn't interested); she joins us for breakfast where she'll have a bit of fruit or porridge fingers; she won't feed again until 9.30-10am when she naps; she may have a playful fed on wake-up, usually an hour later; I offer her some of what I'm...
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  • @llli*opalita's Avatar
    April 29th, 2016, 10:01 AM
    We just moved and have a new, young female pediatrician. My son is 16 months old and still wakes and nurses at night. He has always had nightmares and wakes up crying. Nursing calms him. He also nurses for thirst and hunger. He eats solid food and is in the 45th percentile for weight. He was 5 weeks premature and never took iron. I just had venipuncture to test his iron and he is anemic. 10.1 hemoglobin. I suspected it might be low due to his prematurity. I had tried to give him all the iron rich foods, plus vitamin C foods to help him absorb it. Anyway he is taking ferrous sulfate now, but the pediatrician told me not to nurse at night so he eats more during the day, and can get iron. I'm not going to night wean! But what she said makes me so mad! I am going to let him self-wean. Is she even correct? Incidentally she also said to feed him raisin bran, which has 18 g of sugar per serving! And told me not to bedshare, because it's not safe. At 16 months! I observe very very safe bedsharing rules! Input is appreciated. I want to change pediatricians but she may be the best there is here.
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  • @llli*lostinct82mj's Avatar
    May 9th, 2016, 11:11 AM
    My LO is four weeks today and we are having numerous issues with feeding that are becoming frustrating. First, we are currently nursing AND supplementing with expressed BM and formula. She is having issues with nursing without a nipple shield and she acts as if the letdown is too forceful so the shield slows it down, unfortunately the shield causes the session to last 1.5-2 hours and she is still not seeming satisfied. I'm pumping after every feed and end up supplementing to fill her up. I've had successful feeds without the shield that are much shorter but she becomes extremely gassy and miserable after. I've tried exclusively pumping but I am just not producing enough milk that way. 1-2 ounces at most total and the baby is currently eating 2-3 ounces. I'm drinking lots of water, and Gatorade plus taking fenugreek. Everytime we run into an issue it seems like whatever I do just makes it worse and I'm afraid I can't fix it at this point. :o:cry please advise.
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  • @llli*zachary.smommy's Avatar
    May 3rd, 2016, 08:51 AM
    So my baby is almost 5.5 months now and I would like to start baby led solids after 6 months. This is all completely new to me. I want to start with things like sweet potato and avocado and go from there. I am wondering about what foods are unsafe (I know about hot dogs and grapes, peanuts etc) and what are some other good foods to start with. Is there a certain age I should wait before introducing meat and how do I go about preparing/offering meat? And should I be waiting until a year old to give cheese or yogurt? Eggs? Can cheerios be started right away? My mom mentioned to me that she did purees with me, but when she had my sister 10 years later she would give real food, like she would cook frozen peas and carrots until they were soft. Is that okay? I am afraid of choking. I don't know about the size/shape of foods I should be giving. I have seen pictures of giving big wedges that the babies hold and gnaw on, but also read that everything should be cut like the size of a thin French fry. This is a bit scary for me and kind of sad since I feel like it hasn't been very long that we have had a good nursing experience, and now we are getting to an age where he is starting the weaning process. Not that I want to stop nursing anytime soon. I want to make sure that nursing does not get interrupted.
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  • @llli*sprocket's Avatar
    May 12th, 2016, 06:08 PM
    My baby was a preemie and is 11 weeks old but only 2 weeks adjusted age and has been breastfeeding for about a month. He has been on an oral antibiotic for the past week for an eye infection. Two days ago I thought I was coming down with mastitis or at least a plugged duct because I started having severe pain throughout my right breast and a feeling of it being very congested and inflamed. I had this once before with fever etc and was diagnosed with mastitis and it cleared up on its own. This time I attempted to keep it from getting worse by nursing frequently on that side, doing massage and hot compresses and the breast pain and blocked feeling resolved quickly but I was left with a searing stabbing pain in my nipple upon latching that gets better after feeding gets going. It is painful but very fleeting and not unbearable and nursing is still going great--baby is drinking vigorously, good diaper outputs and has gained 6 oz in the last 6 days. I read about thrush and now wondering if we have that. My question is how urgent is it that we are treated, who do we seek treatment from (pediatrician? Midwife?), and what is the preferred treatment? I just don't want baby to be in discomfort or pain and I don't want it to escalate into a problem that will interfere with breastfeeding or become more difficult to treat later. Is it possible that it will go away on its own? I am reluctant to run to the doctor--we have been there often ever since NICU discharge and we finally have a...
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  • @llli*proudmama28's Avatar
    April 26th, 2016, 06:32 PM
    Hi everyone! I'm a new member and in desperate need of help! I have a 3 month old who was born weighing 6.11 and she is now only 8.6. She is exclusively on breastmilk. She was back to her birth weight after 1 week. Since then she has been gaining weight slowly. About 2 oz per week. I took the advice of my Lactation consultant and starting supplimenting with expressed milk every other feeding and pumping after each nursing session. Lately I nurse her 8 times in 24 hours. I'm really concerned about her stools also. They are always full of mucus, lately has been green mucus but most of the time it is orange/yellow with lots of mucus. I'm thinking now I might have an over supply issue but wouldn't she be gaining more weight? I cut out dairy last week and today her poops have been green mucus filled. Please help! Thank you!
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  • @llli*sprocket's Avatar
    April 29th, 2016, 11:14 AM
    I had a 30 weeker who was diacharged from the NICU at 39w3d. We have been home two days. We have been working on breastfeeding for the last several weeks while continuing NG tube feedings and he finally "got it" about a week ago. I stayed in the hospital for the final days of his hospitalization to breastfeed on demand. He has never gotten a bottle and has been nursing on demand with no supplements for the last 5 days. Throughout his NICU stay I pumped milk for his NH tube feedings. By the end of his NG tube feedings he was getting 75cc every 3 hours (less when he nursed well). On average I was roughly matching or slightly exceeding this volume with my pumping efforts. My IBCLC has advised me to keep up the pumping at a frequency of 5x per day during the day with just breastfeeding at night. This amounts to pumping after most daytime feedings. I have found this difficult to keep up. On more than one occasion, I have nursed, gotten baby down and begun pumping only for him to let me know he wasn't quite done and wants to nurse a little more. Other times, I have pumped after a feeding only to find that he wakes up after 1 1/2 or 2 hours and has a difficult time satisfying himself. Sometimes he nurses very well and sleeps for 3 hours, so I do have time to make more milk for his next feeding, but in the mean time he has so thoroughly emptied my breasts, I don't get much and it feels kind of unnecessary. The rationale behind the pumping is that he hasn't yet...
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  • @llli*babybraz's Avatar
    May 3rd, 2016, 11:22 AM
    My baby has grown increasingly fidgety in the last few weeks while nursing. She's always been a very efficient feeder (max 10 minutes per side), but lately after 2-3 minutes she's been very grabby, scratchy, pinchy, you name it. My clothes, hair, jewelry, face, glasses, etc. Is that her way of telling me she's out of milk and bored? Or is she just being a pain? :) Suggestions welcome for diagnosing and dealing with the fidgeting. It's very cumbersome especially when we're in public. If I'm in a chair she also pushes off with her feet, which makes her hard to position.
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  • @llli*j323cole's Avatar
    May 4th, 2016, 05:23 PM
    As a first time mom I've been having a very very hard time with breastfeeding. We had issues latching at the beginning and I could only get him to nurse while using a nipple shield because I had very little to no help while I was in the hospital. We started having to supplement with a bottle at night and that one bottle turned into more as the weeks passed. My son is now 13 weeks and I'm not making nearly enough milk to keep him fed. I started taking fenugreek, drinking mothers milk tea, drinking as much water and Gatorade as I can stand, eating oatmeal and making lactation cookies and nothing is helping. I've talked with my family doctor and my ob and they are saying to do what I've already been doing for weeks. There has got to be a way for me to get back my supply so I can continue to breastfeed. I have been pumping every 3 hours and each time I seem to get less and less. The most I am pumping is 2 ounces from both breast combined. I don't want to give up but I'm almost to the point of just giving up and going 100% formula. :( any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  • @llli*crocusb's Avatar
    May 8th, 2016, 12:38 AM
    Hello, I have been trying to increase my supply by pumping 9/10 times a day with additional power pumping in between with no avail. So I decided to use Fenugreek and got some. However I noticed a warning on the bottle saying 'do not take this product if you are pregnant or nursing'. It is Fenugreek seed capsules, Swanson brand, please delete if I am not allowed give brand names here buht I thought that was a reliable brand to go with. Should I be taking the capsules or be cautious? Thank you
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  • @llli*paulavzq's Avatar
    April 29th, 2016, 12:45 AM
    I have a recurrent problem with one of my breast since I started breastfeeding. It starts with very sharp needle pain whenever I am nursing. My baby is a premature and I still need to pump and give him in bottle most of the milk. A few weeks ago I noticed a blister of milk hanging off my nipple when o finished pumping, normally the size of a green pea. But last night i noticed a much bigger one when I was emptying the expressed milk into a bottle. This time it was the size of a broad bean a bit pink and full of milk, when I touched t it spread out into a long blister. Does anyone know what it is? And how to treat it? Thank you
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  • @llli*aliwundo's Avatar
    April 27th, 2016, 07:55 AM
    Hello, I have a 7 month old who is exclusively breastfed and refuses to take a bottle. I haven't had to give him a bottle, but now I am returning back to work for 6 hours a day and need him to replace one feeding with a bottle. How do you suggest I go about doing this. Can babies learn to replace just one feeding with a bottle/sippy cup and breastfeed the rest of the time? Also to teach him how to take a bottle before I return, should I offer a bottle at his 10 o clock feeding and if he doesn't take it, wait until around 1 to offer him the breast? Also when he is 10 months old I have to go on a work trip for 2 nights and he won't be allowed to come with me. Do you think if he can learn to take a bottle while Im at work, he'll be ok without me for 2 nights just taking a bottle? i'm so nervous to leave him! any help would be great!
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