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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    March 22nd, 2014, 08:52 PM
    I gave birth to my first child the evening of March 12 (Natural) He was 8 lb 14.6 oz at birth and 8 lb 5 oz was listed as discharge weight The Friday Night (though I think that weight was probably from the evening after Birth, Thursday). We had an appointment for him with the Pediatrician on Monday, by which time he was down to 7 lb 10 oz and we had to supplement. They sent us home with a feeding tube set up not an easy one to use though) and some formula with probiotics. We were to supplement an oz with each feeding. Thursday he was back up to discharge weight so I was to only supplement for every other feed for two days before stopping the supplement. Today is the first day I was not supposed to be supplementing. He hasn't pooped since we reduced the supplement. Today a three times when I got done breastfeeding and he was still very hungry I gave him some supplement. Babe latches well (did right from birth) though it is difficult and sometimes painful when also trying to get the tube in place at the same time. When nursing from me without the feeding tube he has a tendency to latch on, suck vigorously only briefly and then tend to go into sleep feeding.
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  • @llli*avesnovuelan's Avatar
    March 29th, 2014, 05:59 AM
    Short story: wondering what to do when the 21mm flanges are still too big. Read on for more detail. Everywhere I look there is talk of women needing bigger breast shields when pumping. I have the opposite problem. I downsized to the 21s and still have lots of extra space around the nipple and end up with a lot of areola in the tunnel. I called Medela and they sent me an insert for the 24s that the lady thought might help, but it is no better than the 21s. Pumping is becoming a nightmare and I am not sure what to do. Here are my issues: 1. Breast/nipple pain. I am always at least a little uncomfortable, varying from mild tenderness to excruciating pain. It is worst in between pumping/nursing. I think I have vasospasm to begin with and I suspect the flange fit is worsening the problem. I started using an OTC version of Dr. Neuman's APNO and I also use a lot of coconut oil. These help but only a little. 2. Trouble with positioning. I can't use any sort of hands-free setup or my nipples go way off-center and the milk stops flowing. 3. Need both hands. After the initial let-down the milk will stop flowing. I get about 1 oz from each breast and then nothing. My breasts still feel full. The only solution I have found so far is to switch to just one side at a time, hold the flange in one hand and massage the breast with the other. I get a lot more this way but it takes a long time. I am concerned with how long my pumping breaks are getting to be since I also have to...
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  • @llli*mykidsrock's Avatar
    March 22nd, 2014, 01:42 PM
    My 10 month baby is IUGR - born at 37 weeks but looked like 34 (4lbs 14oz), now he is 14lbs. My doc has been concerned with weight gain all along. She told me to wean at 4 mos too. My LLL leader and a public health nurse helped me get him nursing better and his weight gain improved. (I was so proud to say he had such good weight gain with no bottles or formula - doc was surprised). Now at 10 months, he's dropped a little on his growth curve, and doc says I have to wean. I need to bring him back in 4 weeks and show her how many oz of formula he can take per day. (Yes you read right, no breast-milk allowed, regular over the counter formula is apparently better) I could scream!! I am going to start pumping again. I'm going to try and get him on the bottle, but unless they start prescribing a duocal type of formula, I'm not dumping my breast-milk. I don't feel I have a choice this time. If he doesn't improve at next visit (and IUGR babies often stay on a slow growth curve), then I do need to prove that I am feeding him so that they don't label him with failure to thrive or me with neglect. Here's where we need help though. How can I gently wean him? He still will only take 1 oz from a bottle. I don't want to starve him out, and I don't want to force feed. (both options my doctor approves of...yeah, don't like her!). Help!
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  • @llli*mom2dorian-bella-aria's Avatar
    March 24th, 2014, 07:28 PM
    Hello Everyone, My daughter, Aria, will be 6 months old on the 9th. She has been in daycare since she was 3.5 months. When she first started I sent 3 4oz. bottles for her day. After a week or so daycare said that she was still hungry, so I began sending 3 5 oz. bottles for her day. She is there from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and I nurse her before I take her, around 5:30. She takes anywhere from 10-15 oz. while I'm at work, but I'm only able to pump 8-10 oz while I'm at work. I pump 3 times during my day, 3 hours apart. So, she nurses around 5:30 and then I pump at 7:00, 11:00, and 2:00. She takes her bottles around 8:30, 11:30, and 3:00. If she only takes two bottles at daycare it is around 9:00 and 1:30. This weekend she was fussy at the boob. She would latch on, pull off and cry, latch on, pull off and cry, etc. Daycare said that she was fussy today as well, and that by 11:00 she had already eaten two bottles and wasn't satisfied. They suggested that most babies are taking 6-8 oz. bottles at this age and that she made need more. I responded that most FORMULA fed babies require 6-8 oz.bottles at this age for the caloric intake but that doesn't stand for bf babies. Am I wrong? She recently started cereal 1.5 weeks ago for dinner. Then she nurses one more time before bed. Is it time to start cereal more than once a day? Thanks for any and all input!
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  • @llli*ik25feb's Avatar
    April 10th, 2014, 06:51 PM
    I have a dilemma. My 6 week old son is spitting what seems to be nearly all of his feeding during the day. He does not cry or fuss about the spit up. The spit up is sometimes clear as if he had a bubble that was in his tummy and it prevented freshly expressed milk to settle. Also, in other occurrences the spit up has clumping, and appears like cottage cheese. This usually comes up with or without a burp. The whole situation is extremely frustrating, and I am not sure if I should wait out for him to spit up whatever he intends to, and after that offer to feed again. And to add to the puzzle, he does not spit up at night?! He is actually a perfect baby at night. He nurses for about half an hour, I burp him and he is off to sleep. The burp clothes are not wet, he is not fussy, and there is no laundry mess awaiting for me at the following night feeds or at his first morning feed. Please help me figure out what am I doing wrong during the day? Thank you ahead of time!
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  • @llli*elisabet's Avatar
    April 10th, 2014, 06:07 PM
    I have a 15m old girl who breastfeeds 2times a day and every hour or so during the night. I have been pressured to give up breastfeeding all together but I know that this is the best for her. My goal was to breastfeed for a year and then see how things would go. I have been struggling with getting her to sleep better for more than a year now and Im getting to my limit. I am so tired but I wont let her cry it out but I would really like her to stop the night feedings. Please can someone give me the magical answer to how I should go about this? We have tried everything there is except putting her in her crib and closing the bedroom door behind us. My perfect dream would be that she would only breastfeed during the mornings. Once a day. I am starting to want to wean her but I cant see that happening cause she is not ready and cries until she gets what she wants. Im starting to resent her and I get tears in my eyes cause that is not how I want to feel towards my child. My nipples hurt like crazy and I get frustrated after maybe an hour of feeding until she is a sleep. She wakes up so many times before I get to bed, sometimes I have to stay in bed with her from 8pm until morning.. Next june she will be 18m old and we are leaving her with my in laws for a weekend. There is a HUGE pressure on me from people around me to wean her before that date. I would not mind her to be weaned by then if only that would happen smoothly and with her happy about it. But if not, I would all...
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  • @llli*fezlie's Avatar
    April 10th, 2014, 10:08 AM
    My perfect little son is 16 months old and doing great. He is very mellow about nursing and pretty much "tries" to nurse whenever I offer him the breast. He night weaned very easily and we now nurse about 4 times per day. I say "tries" because I have had this incredibly frustrating issue with my let-down from the very beginning. Basically, I have been living with anxiety and stress about whether I will get a let-down or not for the last 16 months and have structured my life around maximizing my chances of having one. For example: I must nurse only at home in the glider, in the nursery,dim lights and white noise machine. This makes travelling, going anywhere basically impossible, or very stressful. Days before we go on a "vacation", my milk stops letting down (or takes about 30 minutes) and it won't do it for the pump either. I have spent the last year and a half doing yoga, deep breathing, fennel, motherlove supplements, nipple stimulation, etc. I have done an amazing job of conquering whatever my problem is (whether it be mental or physiological or a little of both) and have managed to have (despite it all) a really good nursing relationship with my little guy. I am fortunate, as he is a very patient, sweet little man. he will nurse for 30 minutes waiting for a let-down. And if he doesn't get it, he doesn't even care! It is me who is bereft!
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  • @llli*lanie's Avatar
    April 6th, 2014, 10:42 PM
    Hello, I have a question about upping my right breasts milk supply. With my left one I usually get around 3 oz unless I'm engorged through the night then I get 5 and I only get between .5 oz and 1 oz from my right boob. I think the production has gone down over the past few months because i used to get a solid 1 oz to 1.5oz from it. My Dr prescribed me a generic brand of reglan (sp?) milk supply helper but I'm not sure it's doing anything. Is there a way to get it to produce more? I feed her first on that boob and during her naps I try to get her to fall asleep on that one since she'll continue to suck from it the whole nap. She is 3 mo old.
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  • @llli*blueteapot's Avatar
    March 24th, 2014, 03:04 PM
    I have a 4 month old baby girl. I'm exclusively bf-ing. So far we've been doing baby-led everything (sleeping, napping, feeding). I'm told that at this point we should get her to start napping on schedule (and I assume everything else), or she would not sleep regularly at night (which is a nightmare for working parents like us). She has been gaining weight very well, at 2 month and 4 month checkups, she was at 70s percentile for both height and weight. I plan to continue doing exclusive bf-ing until 6 months then introduce solids when she's ready. What do you ladies suggest? Should I continue feeding the baby on cues or start doing schedules only for naps?
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  • @llli*andrebaby's Avatar
    April 14th, 2014, 08:51 AM
    hi I am writing this post in desperation. i had my healthy baby boy 6 weeks ago and despite all the effort I put in, I am still only producing about 10 ounces of milk daily. I am literally running out of ideas and feel exhausted and despair, pls help me figure out what I missed here or if it's still possible to increase my milk supply. Below is my basic information 1) I had my baby at 42 weeks through induction. It took 24 hours for me to fully dilate and 20min to push out the baby. No tear and any complication afterwards. I did use epidural in the process, but cut it off in the last hour right before I was getting ready to push 2) The baby was born 8 pounds and we had skin to skin for two hours right after he came out. However, he wasn't interested in breast and just wanted to sleep. The lactation consultant in the hospital told us it's very normal to have a sleepy baby in the first day. So we let him sleep. I started feeding him second day. It was soon apparent that nothing was coming out of my breast-- we tried manual expression, medela hospital pump, compression, nothing came out, not even a drop. 3) Under the recommendation of the nurse, I started supplementing him on the third day with a syringe while breastfeeding. He latched on quite good, and appeared happy with the formula, but I still didn't have any colostrum 4) I went home at the end of third day and keep pumping and breastfeeding my baby with the help of the syringe. Thought once the engorgement comes, I...
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  • @llli*mamabusch's Avatar
    March 31st, 2014, 03:02 PM
    Hello, We've been feeding on demand since day 1 and babygirl, who will be 8 months on Friday has either been nursing or taking a bottle (of pumped milk at daycare) every 2 hours. We introduced solids at about 5.5 months. She's getting 2-3 solid meals a day. She gets about 3 oz of poi (a Hawaiian starch, that has amazing nutritional value), 2.5 oz of veggies and 4 oz of yogurt. When at daycare, she's getting a total of 8 oz (I'm gone about 8.5 hours) - 2, 2 oz bottles and 1 4 oz bottle at the end of the day. She's strong and developing well, except for her weight. Right now she's below 3rd percentile for weight and we've been adding olive oil to her solids and added the yogurt. This is appearing to help, as she's gained 5.5 oz in 5 days. We've also struggled with sleep and have just hired a sleep consultant. Babygirl is completely co-dependent on me for sleep - she has to touch me to stay asleep and went from waking once a night for a feeding to waking 3 times or more around 4 months. The sleep consultant suggested extending the time between feedings and I'm not sure how to do that without having her think she's starving. Any advice, experience and suggestions would be greatly appreciated! TIA!
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  • @llli*apifera's Avatar
    March 26th, 2014, 06:07 AM
    Hi, My little guy has never liked solids. He is exclusively breast fed and our pediatrician raised concerns about weight gain yesterday and asked us to supplement with formula. I would really like to think I could just increase solids but he won't eat. I have tried BLW, I have tried puree, I have tried it all. I mean if it's out there I've tried it... unless I missed it? I don't know. I'm at my wits end. He won't take a bottle. I actually gave in and tried to give him 2 oz of formula last night and he just refused it. How do I get some calories in this kid?!
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  • @llli*joshuas.mommy's Avatar
    April 6th, 2014, 09:29 PM
    Hi, I'm still nursing my nearly-two-and-a-half year old son. We nurse maybe 3ish to 4ish times a day on average (more on the weekends usually). I don't think my milk supply is that great anymore but I haven't tried pumping in awhile so I don't really know. I just notice that I generally only have one let-down per session anymore. Also I can go a solid 16 hours without nursing or pumping with only minor discomfort. So I'm guessing my supply is pretty low. Also my son has remarked a couple times, after nursing for a few minutes, that there's "no more milk" left on that side (like, it is there initially, but after a couple minutes nursing on that side there isn't any more). Other times there seems to be as much milk as he wants though. Anyway, my dad is having hip replacement surgery in late May and is very anxious about it and understandably would like me to be there (I'm a doctor and I think the idea of having me there makes him feel more secure). I don't feel comfortable leaving DS for more than about 24-36 hours, so I'm planning a VERY SHORT trip, arriving the day of surgery and flying back late on the day after surgery. I don't think for such a short trip that it makes sense to bring DS--the disruption in his routine isn't worth it, and having a toddler underfoot with my dad in the hospital would not be great either. DS has managed before with me being gone for nearly 24 hours, although he was very clingy for a week or so after and wanted to nurse ALL THE TIME. (He...
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  • @llli*slsimon7560's Avatar
    April 11th, 2014, 07:41 AM
    I came back to work about a month ago. My daughter is now 6 months and is EBF. I am pumping 3 times in an 8 hour work day. I am only getting 3 oz a session. It is just not enough for my daughter. Can you please recommend something that I can do to help my supply? I just bought Fenugreek, but I am not sure how frequently I should take it. I have also been drinking the Mother's Milk Tea.
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  • @llli*anna827's Avatar
    March 24th, 2014, 10:52 AM
    Hello ladies, This is actually my very first post here on LLL. I don't know why it took me so long to post on here. I guess because I didn't really have any issues breastfeeding my DD, thankfully it just came natural to both of us. She just turned 1 year old a few weeks ago and I am so over pumping at work. I don't mind breastfeeding, but pumping at work 3x a day really has taken away time from doing actual work and I've become really backed up on my work. So I'm ready to wean off the pump and wean altogether closely after that. I've read on how to go about it slowly to prevent engorgement. I've started giving my DD a small 2.5 oz bottle of cow's milk before nursing her to bed at night to get her use to the different milk. Luckily she's taken to it very well, so I don't know why I am stalling on this. During the week my MIL watches her while I'm at work so I BF when I drop her off. She used to be a really picky eater but recently she's been eating solids fairly well. She gets oatmeal mixed w/fruit puree after her first bottle. Then gets her second bottle followed by about 3-4 oz of baby food for lunch and a third bottle around 4pm. I used to BF when I picked her up but have stopped that "snackie" feeding, unless she asks for it. So I've gone the "don't offer, don't refuse" route with that one. Should I ask my MIL to offer another solid snack after her 3rd bottle? On the weekends, I BF her in the morning, followed by the same oatmeal and fruit puree meal. If we have...
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  • @llli*zoeuk's Avatar
    April 4th, 2014, 04:34 AM
    Hi all My first post on here, looking for some advice and to hear experiences others have had. My 20 month old daughter has been EBF and I am letting her self wean, she loves solid food and eats well, but still likes 2 or 3 breast milk drinks a day (sometimes in the afternoon I’ll offer her a snack if she asks for milk instead and she happy with that (sometimes). She is such a happy child too. She has and can sleep through the night, she does suffer from trapped wind, so when she wakes she calls for me, lately she won’t go back to sleep without being nursed. I forgot to say, she will self settle in her cot (we did do some co-sleeping when she was younger, but only occasssionally) I put her in her cot then sit by the door until she drops off (we have 'bedtime' milk downstairs so she doesn't associate it with being nursed to sleep - as we did go through a phsae of this)
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  • @llli*amberdawn424's Avatar
    April 13th, 2014, 06:48 PM
    Hi, I have an amazing 10 week old baby girl who is EBF. From the beginning I've had OS (coughing/sputtering at breast, frequent spitting up, several bms esp right after feeding, and green mucous stools, leaky boobs soaking through towels when feeding on one side, pumping produces only foremilk (6 oz on one boob). Because of the mucous I've cut out dairy because I read that foremilk/hindmilk imbalance shouldn't cause mucous. Nothing has really changed with diet elimination but I have noticed the switch to yellow poop, less spitting up with block nursing, but she will then have these nurseathons for hours and the green poop is back. Also, I'm never engorged. If I go long without nursing the breast will get hard and painful then just leak like crazy and it's relieved. I haven't been engorged since my milk came in. I do have extremely large breasts though. Just now sure I'm doing it right 1. How to tell if it's an allergy or OS issue. She is congested a lot, had a bad bout of baby acne, no blood in stools (tested at pedis) just green/mucousy poops, not fussy at all, sleeps 6 hours at night and takes 3+ hour naps 2. She mostly nurses in 5 minutes but LOVES to comfort nurse when time to go to sleep. I've read OS babys won't nurse for a long time but she will nurse for hours until she's asleep. 3. Does the comfort nursing hurt the block feeding and supply regulation? It's the only way to get her to sleep 4. She sleeps 6+ hours at night how do I block feed with...
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  • @llli*fshah's Avatar
    March 29th, 2014, 01:59 PM
    Hi, I have a 9 week old son who eats about 5-6 times in 24 hours. I have an issue of overactive letdown, especially on the right side. This is making baby very gassy & he only naps while being held. He started sleeping long stretches at night about 2 weeks ago & I get painfully full in the morning. I started pumping in the morning while hubby have bottle to the baby. Now this solved the problem short term. Since LO keeps changing his schedule & I realized pumping is not helping me, I stopped pumping 6 days ago. My questions: 1. I am still very full in the morning, to the point where it hurt bad. LO has started eating only one side, so sometimes one side is not being emptied for about 10-11 hours. Will my body start making less milk? If yes when? 2. LO gulps a lot of air & past 2 days he eats only 5-6 mins on one side only. He is not getting hungry more often so I am guessing he is having enough. But can he go from eating for 30+ mins to 8 mins in a day? 3. I am not sure if he is getting enough hind milk. While my breasts do feel empty within 5-6 mins he seems to stop mid letdown needing for a burp & doesn't latch at all after that. I burp him every 2 mins since he is gulping all that air. Please help! Due to these 2 issues, he is so gassy that he doesn't nap in crib & I end up holding him most of his naps which is killing my back. Thanks!
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  • @llli*jtmmh's Avatar
    March 31st, 2014, 10:35 AM
    I had horrible lipase issues at the end of pumping for my daughter, however she still drank the milk so I was told by several LCs that there was no problem. My son is 4 months and I have to pump for my part time job- I would love to use the milk I pumped the previous work day, but lipase has already affected my milk by then (3 days between my work days). I have been waking up early and pumping like crazy the day of work to have milk for my baby that day and then throwing out what I pumped at work:( I was told recently that if I freeze immediately after pumping lipase may not affect my milk. Anyone know about this?! My milk taste soapy and metallic one day after freezing, if I follow my normal procedure (ice pack and fridge after pumping- then once at home freeze). Microwaving and placing my milk on the stove is uncomfortable for me, I'm afraid all nutrients will be lost. Any suggestions? Freeze immediately? Supplements? Diet?
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  • @llli*lalalizzie's Avatar
    April 6th, 2014, 10:26 AM
    Hi, I have a wonderful 3 month old son, who is a breastfeeding champion. He breastfeeds exclusively, and feeds on demand. This has been working wonderfully for us both since his birth. In just a week, though, I will be going back to work. I've already started pumping milk and have the bottles ready, but the few times we've tried to give him a bottle of breast milk, he has not cooperated and has gotten really upset. I don't want to stop comfort nursing him - I love being able to calm him down by nursing. But it does make it a lot harder to know when he is actually very hungry. He'll have a nanny who will spend the days with him at my house, and will defrost and heat my milk to give him. How, though, can we all deal with the fact that he doesn't have a feeding schedule? Heating the milk, obviously, takes time, and if he shows signs of hunger and the milk is then heated, he is often pretty hysterical by the time it is ready, and is too worked up to take the bottle, since it is a new thing to him. Also, if the nanny heats a bottle and it turns out he is not hungry, that is milk wasted! Any suggestions for how to deal with the transition to bottle feeding during the day? Thank you so much in advance!
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  • @llli*jenny.b's Avatar
    March 24th, 2014, 08:59 AM
    Hi everyone, I am a first time mom with a 1 month old and I am still having trouble with sore nipples. I saw a lactation consultant at 1 week and 2 weeks and they said baby's latch was good but he has a small mouth, they said it would likely get better. Now at 1 month I still have a hard time getting him to open wide and after he feeds my nipples are still creased, not as creased as they were at 1 week but still creased and painful. I have watched many videos on shallow vs effective latches and it seems like he is just a touch shallow...his top lip doesn't flare out and his bottom lip i usually pull his chin down to get it to flare out which helps with the latching pain. The left nipple creases down the middle, the right nipple is lipstick shaped, but at least there are no cracks or sores. He is gaining weight and seems to be satisfied after each feeding, I do hear him actively swallowing and he usually nurses around 15 minutes per breast every 3 hours...it just hurts still and is discouraging to me! Any advice would be appreciated on getting him to open wide he usually opens the teeniest bit if I stroke his lips, I usually end up just waiting for him to cry so he opens wider. This sometimes makes him mad during the feeding though!
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  • @llli*nempne's Avatar
    April 7th, 2014, 01:05 PM
    My son is still nursing, but his sessions have decreased to a couple of minutes for each session (except in the morning and the last one before bed, which are about 10 minutes each side). He is in daycare during the day, and I am still pumping at work. I am still producing the same amount, if not more, when I pump, so I am guessing he must be getting a lot during the short sessions he has during the day when I am home on the weekends. He has started refusing to drink my expressed milk though while I am at work. He will eat solid foods while he is away from me, but drinks very little, if anything from his bottles. Has anyone else experienced this, and if so what did you do? Did you replace expressed milk with something else for hydration? I don't really want to give him juice because of all the sugar. I would still like to be able to nurse him on the weekends, but I hate to have to pump at work, especially if he is not going to drink the expressed milk. If I stop pumping during the day at work, does that mean that I will no longer be able to nurse during those times during the weekend? Is it possible for him to already be self-weaning at 12 months? Any help is appreciated!
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  • @llli*dara's Avatar
    April 13th, 2014, 07:57 AM
    My baby boy turned a year on Friday, and he is nursing strong still! He is a HUGE almost 27 lbs and 31 1/2 inches tall. BIG BOY he isn't a huge food eater so almost all of that weight is breastmilk :) I cant wait to see where this journey will take us, my DD nursed till she was 4 years and 10 days, wondering how long baby boy will nurse! He is a little acrobat these days, contorting himself while he nurses, he is so funny! Cant believe how fast this year flew by. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ethan :)
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  • @llli*lanie's Avatar
    March 22nd, 2014, 09:28 PM
    I have read so much about not waking your baby during the night to feed them if they are fast asleep but recently my pediatrician told me not to let my little one go more than 4 to 5 hours without eating at night. I will set my alarm after 5 hours of her last feeding and she is usually fast asleep and I have to work at getting her to eat. I'm confused as to which to do, set an alarm and feed her after 4 or 5 hours like my pediatrician said or wait for her to wake and cry and wake me up to eat. What is best for my baby?
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  • @llli*bsua65's Avatar
    April 8th, 2014, 08:44 AM
    Hey, Am basically looking in case there there is anything that could help me with my breastfeeding. We've had a rocky road so far and just as I thought it was leveling out, it's all gone pear shaped again! My LO was born at 37 week and 1, with a normal water birth and latched pretty soon after birth, she was pulling on and off at the breast, but the midwives were happy with the way she was feeding, we got home 7 hours after the birth, midwife came over observed her feeding, said she was fine... Day 4 I hadn't had a wet nappy in 12 hours, so I ring the midwives and they tell me not to worry I have an appointment for a day 5 weight in the day after they would check her then. So day 5 they weigh her and she's gone from 7lb2 to 5lb15. We go straight to the hospital, end up on IV and needing glucose to pull her sugars back up. That night that found a strong posterior tongue tie, but it couldn't be divided until the Monday and this was Friday night. Over the weekend she ended up having bottles after each breastfeed to 'top her up' and each feed was limited to an hour, it started off for the first couple of feeds as ebm, but quickly it became formula because I wasn't producing/able to pump enough to keep up. When the tie was divided, she was still struggling to latch, so 12 hours later with the advise of a Lactation consultant we started to use nipple shields, she latched better having gotten used to milk from a bottle, and for the next few days we continued to...
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  • @llli*joshuas.mommy's Avatar
    April 18th, 2014, 01:44 PM
    Hi, many of you "know" me as I've posted here multiple times before. My DS is almost 2.5 and for the past several weeks, has really been ramping up his requests for nu-nu (what we call nursing). This confuses me. We had been down to around 3-4 times a day. Now suddenly he wants to nurse multiple times in the morning before work, and usually several times in the evening as well. He asks less often if we're out and about or if Daddy is around, but if it's just the two of us nursing seems to be his favorite activity. I asked him today why he wanted so much nu-nu and he said "because I miss you, Mama!". I don't know if I planted that idea in his head...I asked one time a few weeks ago after a period where I'd been working a lot if he wanted nu-nu because he missed me and maybe he caught onto that and it stuck? Or maybe that really is the reason. I don't know. I don't feel like I've been away from home an unusual amount the last week or two but we did have visitors in town and have been busy with Passover, etc. so maybe he's not getting as much one-on-one time as he usually does. I'm just somewhat confused and a little bit bothered by the fact that we seem to be going BACKWARDS with regard to nursing. I had thought he'd be well along in the weaning process by now. I am willing to continue nursing awhile longer but I don't know if nursing all the time is good for him at this point. His father thinks he should be weaned already (although he is tolerating our nursing without any...
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