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  • @llli*mumofmichael's Avatar
    May 11th, 2017, 11:46 AM
    Hello! Looking for some help...I have a 5.5 month old son,exclusively bf. every once in a while there would be a pinkish liquid around his stools. Per suggested going dairy free, but the pink tinted diapers only became more frequent (one diaper a day for 4 days straight vs say, maybe 1/week-I've completely lost track of what the frequency used to be because I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out what on earth might be causing it!) Gave up eggs, wheat, dairy, peanuts, and soy and the pink persisted. It's a very light shade, and only when he stools, and not all the time. He's got good weight gain, no gas, not colicky, not fussy. Meeting milestones, babbling up a storm, sitting up (rolling over from his back to stomach is any day now!). Any ideas?? I'd rather not stay on this restricted diet any longer than I have to! We use cloth diapers and bj's brand tide pods and bleach.
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  • @llli*anotherclothmom's Avatar
    May 6th, 2017, 04:12 PM
    Hello! Mom of 3 here. My youngest is 18 months old and has not nursed in about a year. At 6 months old, he straight up refused to nurse. Because he was born early, at the advice of many people I trust, I started supplementing with formula. He thrived on it, and I do not regret that decision. He was my third baby in 4 years, and I just could not keep up with his needs nutritionally. However, lately, he has shown interest in nursing again. He has always been on the small side, so I am wondering if both him and my body on telling me he needs breastmilk again in order to beef up some. I notice that around the times he shows an interest in nursing, my breasts are really tender and I feel almost like a letdown. Not sure if this is just remembering him nursing, or if it is my body tell me to start nursing again. Any advice would be appreciated! I am not at all opposed to nursing him again.
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  • @llli*emrose2's Avatar
    May 10th, 2017, 07:39 PM
    So, I have a 4 1/2 month old and have been back at work for about a month and a half. I work part time Monday through Wednesday. My baby girl gets two bottles a day on the days I am at work. Up until now, I have had no issues going from bottle to breast. Just recently, it seems like she has gotten the hang of bottle feeding and is now having issues breastfeeding. Tonight I went to feed her before bed and I could tell that she was not sucking enough to get any milk flowing and she was just in tears and then I was in tears. This happened to me with my first and I my milk declined so much that I had to stop. I was able to pull it together and do my best to calm her down and finally was able to get her to suck enough to get a meal. I am so frustrated and really don't want to quit, but I also don't want to go through this again. It just broke my heart last time and it is really hard to stay calm when your baby is wailing every time you go to feed them. I really don't know what to do. I am using the lowest flow nipple that I can with the bottles I have. I am currently using Medela. I think I should switch bottles, but I don't know what the best one is for this issue. Any advice on that? I just know that now I am established with how much she eats, I don't have a fast let down anymore since I am not bursting with milk. What should I do? I am trying to increase the amount of milk I have as well because it does seem like she wants more, so hopefully that will help. ...
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  • @llli*snackycake's Avatar
    May 26th, 2017, 07:22 AM
    I would love some advice if anyone can offer it, as I'm truly at my wit's end. Apologies in advance for the length of this post. My baby and I have had thrush since he was 2 weeks old, likely because of the antibiotics I had to have during labor for GBS. He's now two months old, and after trying just about everything, we're not in any better shape than when we started and his pediatrician seems largely indifferent. The thrush is only on his tongue, and doesn't seem to bother him or cause any symptoms other than the clicking noise he makes when nursing. He's a chubby, healthy baby, which I gather is why the pediatrician can't be bothered to prescribe anything that actually works. What we've done for the baby: He was initially prescribed Nystatin, which we used for about 4 weeks and saw no improvement whatsoever. I tried swabbing his mouth with diluted GSE, but that must've burned him because on the second day or so he actually was in too much pain to latch on to the breast or even take a bottle, so had to be fed with a medicine dropper until he felt better. I used diluted GSE on my breasts at the same time, and it seemed to burn me or dry things out and make the pain worse - I have sensitive skin so this wasn't a surprise. I've had him sucking probiotic powder off my finger twice a day. I've swabbed his mouth with a baking soda rinse after each feeding, and then applied lemon juice. Doing this for a week also resulted in no improvement. We tried a three-day...
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  • @llli*farmwife1310's Avatar
    May 8th, 2017, 05:38 PM
    Hello, I'm new to posting but have been "trolling" reading threads since the birth of my dd in February. DD is 10 weeks now and we had a rough start to our breastfeeding journey. The hospital lactation consultant informed me I have unusually large nipples as well as a deformed left nipple. DD also had a tongue tye that was clipped at 2.5 weeks. My supply was slow to come in so I used the UpSpring Milkflow Fenugreek drink for about a week and then made my own lactation cookies that helped. With the tongue tye I had resorted to pumping to feed because my nipples were so sore I cried at the thought of her nursing. She was "finger fed" until 3 weeks when we introduced the bottle so my husband could help with evening feeding and she had no issues going from bottle to breast. We also started giving her a paci shortly after introducing the bottle. We are also lucky that DD has slept for 7-8 hours straight at night since around 3 weeks. Since she sleeps for such long stretches I always pump at least twice a night. Everything was going well and I would pump 8-12 ounces per session that I was building a nice freezer stash. Until Friday, i got what I think is my period. I found that I had a bloody panty liner and then there was no more sign of my cycle. That night when I pumped I only pumped 5-6 ounces each session. Saturday my boobs never felt full, I fed DD all day from the breast and then that evening when I had to pump again I only got 4-5 ounces. Yesterday same thing but now...
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  • @llli*mama7008's Avatar
    April 30th, 2017, 05:01 PM
    Hello! I haven't posted in over a year when my daughter was nursing. We welcomed baby #2 (a boy) this weekend, and just like his sister, he had an upper lip tie and posterior tongue tie, which we had revised yesterday at the hospital. I am seeing some improvements in his latch and my bruising isn't really progressing further, but it's still very painful to nurse (I'm hoping simply need to heal from the damage before revision). We will be making appointments tomorrow with an IBCLC and someone to do some bodywork. My question is, he is a frantic nurser. He will VERY quickly go from being asleep or calm to waving hands and arms, throwing back his head, screaming at the top of his lungs, etc, which just makes it harder to get a decent latch. As I know is normal at this age, he's cluster feeding for hours (going about 5-6 hours straight currently) in the evenings/into the night, which is when my ability to handle and cope with the pain and frustration is at its lowest. All that popping on and off just adds to the pain. Any suggestions of things to do for a frantic nurser, handling cluster feeding while very bruised, and just a reminder about when the cluster feedings like this usually taper off would be welcome. ETA: also, since he's basically popping on and off for hours straight, does it matter how much time I give each side before switching him to the other?
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  • @llli*claireb7880's Avatar
    May 14th, 2017, 01:32 AM
    My baby boy is 6 weeks old and breastfeeding has been going well. I do get some discomfort but no nipple trauma and it's tolerable. The issue I am having is that baby uses my breast to comfort himself to sleep, which I don't mind at all, in fact I think it lovely. However he's currently in a growth spurt and so needs comfort more than ever. When he wants to suck and I let down, he gets upset because he doesn't want the milk. I have tried to give him a dummy for these occasions and when I need to sort out my 3 yr old for what ever reason. But he will not take it despite repeated attempts. He gags and just spits it out. Any advice? I hate seeing him upset when I know he just wants to suck to sleep. He's getting overtired and grumpy.
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  • @llli*abcdmom's Avatar
    May 8th, 2017, 01:05 PM
    Hello, I am nursing a preschooler, 4yrs old. We co-sleep out of necessity, due to lack of bedroom space for the time being. (Hopefully this will change in the next month or so.) Anyways, he STILL nurses in the middle of the night! The other night he woke several times. We've been co-sleeping since he was a baby, so I have not had a consecutive 8 hours of sleep in the last 5 years, counting the pregnancy. I feel like I'm about to lose my mind! Is this normal to still wake to nurse at this age? I'm a single parent and for all intents and purposes I'm really his only reliable parent and so I have tended to indulge him, as if to make up for the fact that he doesn't have a dad to speak of. Usually I'm able to deal with the night nursing just fine as I'm sort of used to it, but the other night was maddening. If it's still within the normal range, I'll ride it out, but if this is no longer normal, what do I do? Hopefully we will be moving and he will have his own room soon, but then a move brings about issues as he doesn't like change. So even if he does have his own room, I'll probably still have him sleeping with me for a bit until he gets used to the new house. Does anyone have any experience with this? Is this normal? Thank you for reading and any feedback.
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  • @llli*jenlf's Avatar
    May 10th, 2017, 10:13 AM
    First time mom here and LO is 5 weeks old. I had mastitis in my left breast a couple weeks ago, that got cleared with antibiotics but my production is still half of what it used to be even after pumping about 2 to 3 times a day between feedings to try to increase supply. I can feel a couple small hard lumps in that same breast but in a different location than where the mastitis was that have been there for several days now but they are not painful at all. I had my pp appointment yesterday and my doctor said it feels like a clogged duct. So I've been trying to no avail to unclog it. Hot shower, applying heat, massaging, straight up mashing on it, pumping, always starting to nurse on that side. Nothing has changed. So my question is - is it even possible to have a clogged duct that isn't painful and doesn't result in mastitis after being there for several days or is this something else? What else can I do to unclog this thing? Starting to stress about it pretty bad which doesn't help anything... any advice or prior experience with this would be greatly appreciated!
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  • @llli*mommymoru's Avatar
    April 30th, 2017, 06:48 AM
    My ds has this thing. He will latch great now that his ties are fixed but he will drink just a few minutes then push himself onto the nipple and continue his feed from there. I always unlatch and relatch but he always goes right back to the nipple. Any ideas why he would do this and what I can do to fix it or help him stop it? I know when he needs to burp so it's usually not that. Thanks!
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  • @llli*lil-as-mama's Avatar
    May 2nd, 2017, 04:58 PM
    We recently introduced solids to my 6 month old. I'm wondering, can I expect my son's appetite for solids to normally coincide with how much he should eat at any given meal? In other words, at a given feeding, should I keep feeding him as long as he wants more, or should I stop him after a certain amount? I know they don't need a lot at first, and his weight gain has been slow (though his growth in length is good and he's otherwise healthy and alert), so I want to make especially sure that he keeps getting enough breastmilk and all the calories he needs. Thanks!
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  • @llli*crr.2017's Avatar
    May 16th, 2017, 02:08 AM
    My LO is almost 2 months old, she started daycare a couple weeks ago. She hasn't attended a full week yet at daycare though. Max number of days in a Row so far has been 4. She is bottle fed breastmilk at daycare she takes about 8.5 ounces a day there. When we get home she seems likes she wants to nurse, I assume for comfort/ bonding. I have an overactive letdown so when it starts spraying she gets mad but once it's done, it seems like she only nurses for a max of 5 minutes. Then I feel like she didn't get full so I'll try to feed her at any crying or lip smacking, but same thing happens and she only nurses for like 5 minutes. Sometimes there are screaming fits and she'll nurse for a min then fuss and cry, repeatedly. So I'll give her, her pacifier and she'll take it really well which makes me think she would rather have a bottle, I hate bottles and do not want to bottle feed. What can I do to get her to come back to the breast and want to stay for comfort and food? Any advice/ encouragement welcome! Thanks.
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  • @llli*bear.mommy's Avatar
    May 24th, 2017, 04:25 AM
    Hello! FTM here of a 7-week old boy, EBF. I'm experiencing pain in my left breast and cannot figure out what it is. I am curious if anyone has ideas or has experienced this as well? It's a throbbing, aching, pulsating pain that's similar to the pain you feel when you get a toothache. Sort of a raw-nerve type pain. It seems to radiate all throughout my breast, such that I can't quite pinpoint where the pain is starting/ending. I had this pain in BOTH breasts when I started breastfeeding (which, btw, was a rocky start, with damaged nipples, bad latch, etc.) but now the pain is limited to my left breast. The pain comes and goes, but when it comes, it lasts for a while (over an hour?) and sometimes makes me cringe. It also makes it hard for me to fall asleep. The external skin is very sensitive to touch, and it hurts even if I gently stroke the skin. However, as I mentioned, the pain comes and goes, and when it goes, my breast seems fine (no pain, not nearly as sensitive)! To add, I had friction blisters early on and a scab on the left nipple that took weeks to heal; now the nipple seems healed. LO's latch seems fine--the nipple does not come out looking misshapen. It doesn't hurt during a feeding. The pain comes randomly (i.e., not just after a feeding). I don't think it's vasospasms since I don't see a change in color and also, the pain is there even when I'm dressed warmly. There is no redness on my breast. I do get lumps but they seem to go away when LO feeds. I...
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  • @llli*mr77's Avatar
    May 1st, 2017, 08:02 AM
    My daughter will turn one next week. I pump three times at work, 9 am, 12 pm, and 3pm. I get 12 oz to give at daycare (she goes 4 days a week, nurses and no bottles 3 days a week, nursing before after work etc.) Do I continue to pump three times at work through age two? I didn't want to introduce cow's milk and my goal is age two. Thank you.
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  • @llli*bear.mommy's Avatar
    May 24th, 2017, 04:09 AM
    Hello! I'm a FTM of a 7-week-old EBF boy. We had a rocky, difficult start with breastfeeding--my milk did not come in right away, plus I felt so much excruciating pain from my son's powerful/bad latch and my nipples toughening up that I resorted to mostly (machine) pumping during the first month. Finally it stopped hurting so badly when my son nursed, and I've been able to breastfeed and almost entirely avoid pumping for the past 1-2 weeks. Granted I still experience some terrible pain, but it's (a) limited to an aching, throbbing pain that comes and goes only in my left breast; and (b) neither I nor my OB can figure out what is causing it (not thrush, no symptoms of mastitis, not letdown pain which is something I experience separately, etc.). My main problem now is overactive letdown and what I think is oversupply (at least in my "stud" left breast). My breasts never feel fully drained after my son feeds. Also, if I do pump, I get 3-4+ ounces in my left breast and 2-3 in my right breast. When I have given my son a bottle, however, he eats about 3 oz max. The OALD is worse in my left (stud) breast--LO chokes, gasps, cries/screams from the fast and heavy flow. I try to lean back to help with the gravitational flow, and this seems to help a little. My son only feeds on one breast at each feeding, which seems fine as he has plenty of pee diapers and is gaining weight well/rapidly (he was 8 lbs. 11 oz at birth and just yesterday was weighed at 14 lbs. 4 oz). He also...
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  • @llli*lnnliz's Avatar
    May 16th, 2017, 10:27 AM
    @llli*lnnliz started a thread Possibly weaning? in Weaning
    Hi. I am nursing my almost 2 year old 4 days a week before a nap when I work and all other days at bedtime. Lately, especially at bedtime he asks for boobs but only latches on for a few seconds (quick sip but not sure if getting milk) and then starts talking to me or having his stuffed toys pretend nurse. He also rarely accepts the right breast anymore. When I think he's not interested & cover them up he gets upset saying "more." Is this a sign he's starting to self wean? I love our nursing relationship but this is very frustrating all the on/off. I also am 38 and want to undergo clomid and IUI to hopefully conceive #2 which they won't do if BF. (Got pregnant last Sept while BF but miscarried 9 weeks & nothing since. got pregnant with current child that way) So part of this is me wanting him to be done BF. What used to be a fairly pleasant sleep routine seems to have grown into him bouncing on & off the breast! Any insight would be helpful!
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  • @llli*vs829's Avatar
    May 10th, 2017, 06:45 PM
    I apologize in advance for this long post. I am currently breastfeeding my 11 month old daughter. I developed a clogged duct and milk blister or bleb when she was about 4 months old. The milk blister was persistent and took over a month to finally go away. Since then I have a recurring milk blister in the same exact spot on my nipple. Since the first one developed 7 months ago I have had a constant white spot on my right nipple. It never goes away but I don't mess with it if it isn't giving me any problems. It is to the point where I am having issues with this milk blister weekly. For some reason, even after it opens, it eventually heals and seals back over the nipple pore causing milk to back up in that area of the breast. My daughter breastfeeds at pretty regular intervals and is able to fully drain the breast, except for when this skin has sealed over the nipple pore. I usually have success with dangle feeding and hand expressing afterwards to remove the rest of the excess milk, along with expressing while in a hot shower and using an electric toothbrush to break up any clogged milk. I take lecithin supplements daily, I've tried olive oil and coconut oil on my nipple. I've been to a chiropractor at the suggestion of a LC, with no improvement. I also take a Vitamin C and Vitamin D supplement. I don't typically have any pain associated with the milk blister. I am reaching the point where I would like to start weaning, but can't see how that is even possible...
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  • @llli*parakeet's Avatar
    May 12th, 2017, 09:36 AM
    I have a ten week old who is still sleepy during nursing. He was born at 36 weeks (had to be taken out due early due to cholestasis) then had jaundice for three weeks when he was excessively sleepy and had to be waken up to eat all the time. The jaundice since has gone away. His sleepiness did not, and he started becoming more fussy at breast so we visited a LC who diagnosed a posterior tongue tie. Her theory was the tongue tie is making him tired and that's why the sleepiness. About 10 days ago we got the tongue tie clipped. His fussiness reduced still the sleepiness hasn't gone away. His feedings take an hour. I have rented the babyweigh scale so I know how much exactly he takes per feed. The feedings always go like this - put on breast, he'll eat for 3-4 minutes, fall asleep. Then try to burp wake up, undress, change diaper, wet cloth, switch sides, another 3-4 minutes and fall asleep. Rinse and repeat for an hour. and at the end of the hour he'd have had 2-3 ounces. I try to do breast compressions and do all the stuff I've read to wake sleepy babies up - undress, change diaper, tickle feet, cheek, behind ear etc. But nothing seems to work. He's taking anywhere between 17-20 oz per day. His weight gain is 5-6oz/week. While slightly lower than average, doctor said is acceptable. He's in the 3rd percentile. I'm fed up. This is my second baby. Feeds for a two month old shouldn't take an hour. And I don't know what I'd do without the scale. Only due to the scale...
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  • @llli*iris92's Avatar
    May 6th, 2017, 12:36 PM
    Hello, new here. My 4 wk old is not gaining weight, so the pediatrician is having me supplement by pumping after every time he nurses, and then giving him a bottle. LO nurses every 3 hours or less. He falls asleep a lot when he nurses, and I'm working on keeping him awake to get the milk he needs. We also had his tongue tie corrected, doesn't hurt when he nurses just a tiny bit of pain when he latches which I hear is normal. I really don't think hes getting enough while nursing, he nurses for 30 mins to an hour on and off sometimes and is so fussy afterwards. (Not every time but often enough where its becoming a problem) I've noticed when I pump, my milk only comes out for about 30 seconds or less during the "let down" and then stops completely for about 5 or 10 minutes. Then another let down for 30 seconds and nothing again. I'm not sure if this is the norm for some? But it seems really inefficient. Things I've tried: Hot compress before, massaging during, looking at pictures of baby, adjusting the dial on the pump. I'm only pumping about 1.5 oz combined from 4 or 5 pumping sessions during the day. I haven't been able to pump after every feed, its been a challenge to get any sleep and pumping in the middle of the night would really mean no sleep. I am getting so worried about getting him enough, and I'm really confused how to balance breastfeeding and pumping.
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  • @llli*mommadaw's Avatar
    May 19th, 2017, 07:57 AM
    I need some advice. Some nights my 8m wakes every two hours. Some nights he sleeps a 5 or 6 he stretch then a 3 or 4 hour stretch. Some nights in between. No routine. Always varies. And his naps arent regular. And he is nursing less during the day in general I feel like. I offer him 1 to 2 table food meals a day (blw). So I don't wanna wean all together. And he goes down to sleep super easy. We have a good night time routine. But the waking middle of the night thing is getting me. I'm okay with one even two but I feel like more than that he should be eating more during the day instead. How do I night wean? I've read to "cut out one feeding at a time". Which is great advice for a scheduled bottle fed baby but not for nursing. Idk what I'm doing. I'm sure there's gonna be some crying. I really feel like if he was more regular at night hed be more regular during the day. And I do think routines are important.
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  • @llli*ilikefood's Avatar
    May 26th, 2017, 06:37 PM
    Hello I have a 17 week old and I am nursing when I'm with him and pumping while I'm at work. I ended up with mastitis and a fever for 24 hours about 2 weeks ago. Mastitis was in my left breast and of course it's the one that produces the most. I power pumped and that worked to increase my supply but the next day it dropped again. Do I need to continue to power pump daily to bring my supply back up again? Currently on my 4 work days I pump at 6:30, 9:30, 12, 3:30. Then I nurse him as needed when I'm home. On my days off I normally don't pump but am wondering if I need to in order to increase supply. He is also going longer between feedings, do I need to adjust my pumping to match his new feeding schedule?
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  • @llli*klstans's Avatar
    April 30th, 2017, 11:53 AM
    I can't seem to find a thread specific to this topic (apologies if I just searched horribly), so I decided to create one. I am newly (8 weeks) pregnant and night-nurse my 18 month old. He will be 2 when the baby arrives, so I know a lot will change between now and then, but assuming he still wakes to nurse during the night when the newborn is here I'd like to hear how others have dealt with this. Right now he nurses about 3-5 times a night (over a period of 11-12 hours). That's not counting nursing to sleep and upon wake up, which he sometimes does, sometimes doesn't in the morning. Side note - he does nurse during the day still, but it's less and less. He's gone the entire day without nursing when we're out and busy doing new things. When we're home and it's just me and him he'll nurse, but I'd say 3 times tops. I can mostly offer snacks and/or water instead now. So, those of you who have or have had a night nursing toddler and a newborn, how did you deal with nighttime? Is it doable? Looking back would you have done anything differently? Thanks!
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  • @llli*jnjsess's Avatar
    May 21st, 2017, 09:25 PM
    I am nursing my 5th baby, I had oversupply issues with all but my 3rd baby. My last baby was my worst case of over supply, it did not clear up until 12 weeks, and he had all the symptoms, green poop, coughing, gagging, crying, gained a lot of weight quickly, etc.. My 5th baby is one week old. I constantly have engorged hard breast that never soften, even after eating. Luckily he has nice yellow poop, doesn't seem to have too much trouble nursing aside from the occasional choking, but it seems like for the most part he can keep up with the flow. I have been block nursing, only pumping a tiny amount to draw out my nipple occasionally, I started drink Sage tea 2x a day, and helatch seems fine. Does this sound like oversupply still if he seems so much happier, and having great yellow diapers? Does it sound like engorment in this case is more swelling than over supply?
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  • @llli*peachesandcream's Avatar
    May 19th, 2017, 12:53 PM
    New mom here! My baby was born full term via scheduled c-section, due to breech presentation. Nurses well every three hours and was very predictable. She was an amazingly good baby. Gradually over the last 2 months ( she's 4 months) she had become fussy and kind of on edge so to speak . She went from sleeping almost through the night to waking up practically every hour screaming and crying. I would feed her... but she pulled away a lot and would get frustrated. It was exhausting. Ok so fast forward, after a visit with my mom ( veteran breastfeeder) and my pediatrician, I learned my baby wasn't getting nearly enough food. I started supplementing. I'm not really thrilled about it, but I'd way rather formula feed then my baby go hungry . So last week we find out she's tongue tied, it didn't seem to hinder her earlier. So I don't know if she is having a latching problem, or I'm just not making enough? I really want to breastfeed my baby, and this is rather emotional for me. So any help would be appreciated! Thank you!
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  • @llli*jabez's Avatar
    May 6th, 2017, 10:02 PM
    Since my baby had jaundice and with the directive of pediatrician, we supplemented FM early on using cup feeding. And like everyone else who has supplemented from the beginning, my supply has not been established. I started pumping seriously on my 5th week and started bottle training my baby. Gradually, direct latching became less and less frequent. And my supply never really was enough for her demands. So, now, I'm giving her around 70-80% Bm and 20-30% FM. Because I don't want to lose and still want to continue my breastfeeding journey with her, i DL her when i get home from work and during the early morning feedings. She is 3 months old and still wake up every 2 to 3 hours. Weekends, I try to extend half of the day (so until about 12pm feeding). This weekend, I tried to extend for the whole entire day. However, midway, she seems to be very frustrated with my boobs that she was crying and fussy and eventually bite my boobs. Whichever boobs I offer, she bites it. So, in the end, I end up giving her FM. Help? How to go about this?
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  • @llli*beckybe's Avatar
    May 9th, 2017, 05:46 PM
    Hello, FTM here and this is my first post. I will be going back to work full time on June 22 and my 5 month old daughter will be starting daycare on June 5 (when she'll be 6 months old), so I can start her with just a few hours at a time and work up to a full day by the time I start work. She is EBF. We bedshare and I also lay with her on our bed for all of her naps where she nurses to sleep as well as nurses/comfort nurses throughout the naps. She sleeps well at night, only wakes up maybe 2-3 times to eat, and sleeps 10-12 hours. Her naps are anywhere from 30 min to 2 1/2 hours (but the longer naps don't happen as often). She gets cranky after being awake any longer than 2 1/2 hours so I make sure we start naps within that amount of wakeup time. Depending on the length of the naps she'll have 3-4 naps per day. I'm really concerned about her being able to nap at daycare. It's a good daycare right across the street from where I work and my coworkers have good things to say about the teachers. However many of them say their kids do/did not nap well in the infant room. The "infant" room is for babies/children ages 6 weeks to 18 months. There is a 4:1 children to staff ratio and a max of 16 babies/children for the room. There is no set napping schedule and I was told they will follow our schedule that we have at home. The room with the cribs is adjacent to the activity room and has open windows so the staff can hear in. When my husband and I visited the daycare midmorning a...
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  • @llli*alleyrabbit's Avatar
    May 5th, 2017, 03:44 PM
    Hi, I'm turning out to be a very neurotic parent, especially around breast feeding but I'm wondering if my little girl (8 weeks) is becoming dehydrated between feeds. I've noticed in the last few weeks that after about an hour following a feed the soft bit on the top of her head starts to dip in, mostly it's just you can notice it when you run your hand over her head but in the last couple of days you can really see it dipped in. A Google search says this is a sign of dehydration, so as soon as I see it I feed her and it comes back to normal, but I'm usually feeding her when she's not asking to be fed and it can be a bit of a head butting fight between us. She is putting on weight, very slowly but the professionals say it's fine and not to worry (having initially told me it might be an issue) She has plenty of wet nappies, but has fewer poopy ones than I expected. She's quite a sleepy baby, but is bright eyed and smiley when she is awake. Is this normal and I'm panicking over nothing or should I be worried, Is there anything I can do?
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  • @llli*dianamartini's Avatar
    May 1st, 2017, 04:55 AM
    Dear Ladies, My second child, a baby boy is 28 days old today and since day number one I am suffering with bad nipple cracks which do not heal. I have tried the following: - Hydrogel pads - Pure lanoline from Medela - Breast cups Medela - Natural nipple butter from earth mama angel baby
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