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  • @llli*jbolthouse's Avatar
    December 24th, 2016, 04:06 AM
    I've been breastfeeding and pumping at work for five months. Baby got sick with RSV a week and a half ago and her appetite declined significantly. I was home with and did not pump even though I was leaking like crazy and constantly full (I know stupid!!!) because I have an over supply of frozen milk and don't have room in the two freezers for more. With all this milk it never occurred to me that I would dry up. I've been over producing for months. I went back to work Wednesday and my usual production had dropped by half. By Thursday I was only pumping a couple ounces and seemed to be emptier at night. And today I barely could pump 3 ounces all day and my breast are completely empty and frustrating my baby!!! I been pumping every two to three hours and am getting nothing, I mean literally drops! I am so devastated, my baby hates the bottle (she's always been a night feeder) but now I have nothing for her. Is it really gone completely??? Is there anyway I can bring it back??? I can't believe I dried up so quickly.
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  • @llli*vpaluch26's Avatar
    January 5th, 2017, 02:10 PM
    I'm at a real loss as to where to go on my breastfeeding journey with kiddo #2. I had my struggles with my first initially, but eventually we figured it out and he was exclusively breastfed, and I kept nursing him until he was two. E was born at 41 weeks, 2 days. She spent a week in the NICU where she was given pumped milk in bottles. I nursed her whenever I could, but sometimes it was impossible (wires in the way, couldn't pick her up, timing, etc). She's currently 6 and a half weeks old. We got home and things were okay. I knew I had an overactive let down and a major oversupply from pumping while she was in the NICU. I could hear her coughing and gagging and choking while I nursed her. We tried all sorts of positions, block feeding, you name it. We went to see a lactation counselor (she's extremely well respected and has started three breastfeeding resources centers in our area, so I trust her opinion) who thought that with the oversupply, E also had reflux. She started reflux medication that afternoon (Zantac) and we continued to nurse. I was told that I had to give her 25 oz, minimum, a day. I have an infant scale at home so I did pre/post feeding weights and whatever she didn't take in at the breast, I gave her in a bottle. We also started a program to try to decrease my supply. It did work a bit but I think ended up causing more problems. I ended up developing mastitis in both breasts. Overnight, my supply tanked to essentially nothing. If she wouldn't nurse...
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  • @llli*sarahgresh's Avatar
    January 2nd, 2017, 09:20 PM
    I've now been on diflucan more than a month, feeling some relief from the burning. But now I have seemed to have developed a very lumpy area in my right breast, the same area that's been the primary spot of my thrush problems. No nipple problems. Using GSE, probiotics, gentian violet, magnesium, coconut oil, echinacea, and the usual washing everything in hot water with bleach. I even shampooed the carpets and furniture!
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  • @llli*gulan's Avatar
    January 10th, 2017, 04:04 PM
    Hi, I have a 15 months old boy who won't eat solids. He hasn't been good at it from the beginning but I thought it would get better as he gets older. He loves fruit and eats at least 3 different types of it everyday but when it comes to meat or porridge he won't open his mouth. But sometimes he doesn't mind and eats everything offered but most of the time he eats only bread, pancakes, cookies, muffins, fruit and pasta without anything. I have noticed that when he is teething or when my husband is away for some days he stops eating completely and will only breastfeed. When he has no teething pain and when he is happy he eats better. My problem now is that my pediatrician and family are putting lots of pressure on me and saying that he won't eat because of breastfeeding. They say I have to stop breastfeeding and he won't starve himself and will be forced to eat solids. However I don't feel this is the right way. I thought as he eats solids more he will ask for milk less and eventually he will self wean. Is it possible that he doesn't eat because of breastfeeding. How do I get him eat solids without force weaning? Is there anyone with similar experience? What worked for you? Please help. I am at my wits end. Thank you!
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  • @llli*lostmom's Avatar
    December 29th, 2016, 10:17 AM
    I'm ashamed to admit that it took me 3.5 months to figure out that my baby has been suffering due to my oversupply. He was showing all of the characteristics, was colicky as a newborn, has gained weight very rapidly, but for some reason I just did not acknowledge oversupply as a possibility. I had cut out dairy, which did seem to help, but not enough. On Sunday I decided to start block-feeding, and I noticed a MAJOR difference within a day. LO was sleeping beautifully, and was not waking crying or screaming in pain from gas. His BM turned from frothy to a more tacky consistency. I was advised to start for 3-4 days and then reassess, so yesterday (3 days) I started to go back to one side per feeding (as we had been doing since LP was a newborn) because my breasts were getting very empty when he fed, and he seemed to be fussing because of slow flow. Well, last night was again one of our worst nights, up for 2-3 hours with gas and very watery BMs. So, I am thinking we have not yet solved the problem completely. I read that block-feeding is an art. I am a person who tends to do better with specifics, so I am really hoping for some advice on how to keep going with this, without tanking my supply. Also, in one of the LLL recommended articles it says that many mom's supply levels out by 4 months. Am I wrong to start this process prememptively? Those 2 days when my son was happy and content were literally the best days of my life. I would do anything for a comforting nursing...
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  • @llli*menamom16's Avatar
    January 2nd, 2017, 10:20 AM
    My 3-week-old wants to eat every hour during the day, for 20-40 minutes per feed. She sleeps 3-4 hour stretches at night but during the day she is never not on my boob and it is wearing me out. Nursing has never been painful for me and she is gaining weight and having wet and dirty diapers like she should, so I keep hearing that it's normal, but if it's normal I'm not sure how much longer I can go on. Could she have a shallow latch or a lazy suck that causes her not to nurse efficiently? Or, if this is normal, how much longer will it last? I need more than a 20 minute break!
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  • @llli*seventeen's Avatar
    December 25th, 2016, 08:31 AM
    Hello! Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. I would just like to ask if reintroducing breastfeeding is possible. I have a 5 month old daughter. I have breastfed her and offered expressed breastmilk for two months. By the third month, I went back to work and mixfed her. Unfortunately, I had a mild mastitis at the beginning of her fourth month. I got traumatized by the experience - I got so depressed because of not being able to breastfeed her properly and for all the breast pain due to mastitis. I also got so paranoid making her nurse for the fear of contracting thrush because I was on antibiotics. All these plus my work led to not being able to breastfeed my baby and rely on bottles and formula. It's been three weeks now and I still want to breastfeed her even at least at night. For a week now I have been trying to put her back to my breasts but I always fail. She would not even latch on my breast, cry, and push me away. But if I feed her on bottle, everything seems to be ok. It's just my breasts which she hates. I know what im trying to do may seem to be far fetched. Im not forcing her to exclusively breastfeed again. All I wish is for her to nurse even for just once a day. It is my fault I gave up so easily last time but Im determined to put her back on breast. Please help.
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  • @llli*gapchic400's Avatar
    January 1st, 2017, 11:57 AM
    My baby was born at 37+6, IUGR and classified as a preemie for size after having Hyperemesis Gravidarum my whole pregnancy. She dropped too much weight after discharge while EBFing and her pediatrician put her on NeoSure until weight picks back up. She is one week old and I started pumping three days ago. I only seem to be getting an ounce to an ounce and a half after each pumping session. I am averaging one session every 3-4 hours. My vitamin regimen is back in place and I am drinking a lot, and eating every 2-3 hours. I am 4 years out from my bypass and this is my second baby since. My first baby, I wasn't successful pumping or EBFing or even supplementing. I had her a year and 9 months after surgery, so I feel that my body may have been adjusting still. I know about fenugreek and the mothers milk tea and will start fenugreek tonight. What else can I do? Or, is this par for the gastric bypass course? Pediatrician told me my milk was good, just not enough for now and encouraged me to keep going.
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  • @llli*stripedboppy's Avatar
    December 21st, 2016, 08:40 PM
    Baby is 3 months old. He has reflux and is on Zantac for the last 6 weeks. He also started prevacid 5 days ago because the Zantac wasn't enough. I don't think either medication helps. I think it makes him more miserable and gassy. He spends most of his day kicking his feet, crying and trying to pass gas. If I don't give him prune juice he only poops every 3 days. His poop is yellowy orange, watery, and sometimes a bit like yogurt. Lately, when he nurses, he is also kicking his feet trying to pass gas which makes him pull off my nipple. He will suck for a little, pull off, relatch and repeat. Now, he's not gaining weight like he was. He's 12lbs and when the Dr gave me the Prevacid script she said "We'll see if this helps because he didn't really gain weight this time." The only time he doesn't pull off is if he's very hungry like at his 4am feeding. I called the Dr today to check in and told her the Prevacid wasn't helping and about him pulling off my breast. She told me to nurse on my side, or in a recliner because I might have an overactive letdown. We nursed for a little laying back but he started fussing like crazy. So I tried the laying down and he screamed as soon as I put him on his side. I laid him on his side across the boppy like I normally do and he screamed. For most of the day I had to hold him over my shoulder as if I was burping him. It was the only way he'd stop crying. I've noticed he is very fussy and in pain after I nurse him almost every time....
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  • @llli*kykg's Avatar
    January 7th, 2017, 08:36 AM
    For the last 2-3 weeks, nursing my 4 month old has become a constant struggle. Prior to that she has always nursed like a pro. Ready to go every time and would get in a solid 15-20 minutes. For the last few weeks she fidgets non-stop and pulls off like she's distracted. If she does stay latched on for a good amount of time it's common for her to just grunt instead of suck. Sometimes she even cries with frustration, then I'll take her off and she's fine. I have tried changing positions, eliminating distractions by feeding her in a separate quiet/darkened room, and waiting and trying again after 30 or so minutes. She's getting a little something here and there, but I don't feel like it's enough. She takes a bottle 3 times per day while I am at work, and those are no problem. After fussing with her for 45 minutes this morning I broke down and gave her a bottle, which she used to never take from me, only hubs or sitter, and she drank it down in minutes, clearly hungry. I'm starting to worry because the amount I have been able to pump decreasing. I used to get 4-5 oz. each session at work and I am now struggling to get 2-3. Pumping at home as been mostly fruitless. Is it possible that she just prefers a bottle now? Is there anything else I can try? Thanks so much.
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  • @llli*jcsmith's Avatar
    January 6th, 2017, 06:23 PM
    Hi Ladies, I'm new to this site and just looking for a little support/suggestions on weaning a very resistant 16 month old. My little man wakes up anywhere between 3-8 times a night and will only go back to sleep if I go into his room and nurse him (I never nurse him until he is asleep in my arms). Up until now I have loved breastfeeding but I'm feeling a little frustrated because before he would wake up, nurse and be back to sleep within 5 minutes. NOW, he is up for 20 minutes + every waking and often won't even go back to sleep after we have nursed. Furthermore, I am not getting much support from my spouse in regards to breastfeeding a toddler as he thinks it is "wrong". He has also, all of a sudden, decided he wants to nurse multiple times a day (5-10). Teething maybe but I feel like he is always teething lol. I've tried the first few nights of Dr. Gordon's method by letting him only nurse for a couple minutes and then unlatching him and putting him back to bed. That worked ok. Once I got to the days where you completely eliminate breastfeeding, he just became hysterical and would not go back to sleep after 2 + hours. I broke down and couldn't do it. I just can't listen to him cry/scream for that long. My husband works shift work and therefore does no night time parenting and as stated above doesn't support me breastfeeding anymore anyways but doesn't want to/can't help out with night time weaning so having someone else help is not an option.
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  • @llli*fes's Avatar
    January 4th, 2017, 01:04 PM
    Hi all, I am due to have baby #2 in a few weeks and will return to work sometime in May. I am wondering if I need to purchase a new pump. The one I have was well used for over a year (3 x a day, 4 days a week) and will have been retired for about a year before I need it again. I am leaning towards needing a new one, as I wonder if the pump strength weakens as it gets old. Also, if I need a new pump, what can I do with my old one? Just toss it in the trash? I hate to see things like this go to landfills, but it doesn't seem as if there are other options. Thanks!
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  • @llli*gumbooty's Avatar
    January 6th, 2017, 10:46 AM
    Hello all, I'm new to here. I had mastitis one week after i gave birth and unfortunately had to take antibiotics for it as I had a v high temp. A local nhs lactation adviser was helping me to manually get my milk to come out and when it did finally come out of my left boob she advised that I totally empty it using the electric pump. I believe that that was too extreme and may have caused damage in my boob as it has never returned to its pregnancy size, it is tiny now (as it used to be) and produces a fraction of the milk that my other boob does. Left is A cup and right is C cup. I do look very wonky indeed. On the positive side both boobs are producing milk and my baby is doing great. Has anyone else experienced this? Have anyone else's boobs recovered and how? And do you think if i were to have another baby that my left boob would stay small? I've tried pumping left to see if I can up its production without success, but apart from that does anyone have any useful advice? I'm open to try anything - no matter how alternative! Thanks everyone.
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  • @llli*twinsymum's Avatar
    January 10th, 2017, 11:48 AM
    I was told I had to supplement my twins when I first came home from the hospital because they were small and my milk hadn't come in. Now my milk is in and I still have to supplement them after feedings (almost 4 weeks old) because they aren't drinking enough off me to stay full. I have a toddler and two babies to feed, if I try just letting them nurse im literally always feeding and can't care for my toddler. Because it's been difficult I've pumped at night and bottle fed because the process was taking so long I was only getting 3 hrs of sleep and I think it delayed my milk supply. Now I'm kind of stuck nursing and bottle feeding. Will this get better as they get older or have I created the monster w all the bottle feeding? I pump after each feeding to make sure I empty and usually get at least 2 ounces. Also if I pump exclusively I get an ounce more off one breast so then he feel like whoever got that breast is going to get jipped! I'm struggling here!
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  • @llli*kmwilliams09's Avatar
    January 4th, 2017, 08:20 PM
    I am truly at my wits end and am grasping at straws for anything else I might be able to do to increase my milk supply. My baby is now 5 weeks old and I am only able to pump 1-10mL (yes, mL...not ounces!) total. Here is my story, sorry its a long one! In the beginning, while still in the hospital (was there for 5 days due to c-section) I had a terrible time getting LO to latch and was told to do skin-to-skin, attempt breastfeeding, then have husband give bottle while I pump. I did this while in the hospital but by the time I got home my nipples were so bruised and tender that I could not put baby to the breast but pumping was tolerable so I had husband give a bottle while I pumped. After doing this for a few days, my nipples healed and I attempted to put baby to the breast but after having a bottle he wanted nothing to do with the breast. I was pumping around 10-20mL total (including hand expressing afterwards) and had a couple of times that I got 40-50mL total but was still not able to get LO to stay at the breast for more than a few seconds to a minute without becoming completely inconsolable. I really tried keeping him at the breast, but it would get to the point where we would be minutes in and he just would not calm down or even attempt to latch. At that point I got with a lactation consultant who gave me a supplemental nursing system and fenugreek (3 pills, 3x/day). I had all the hope in the world when I left that consultation. I went and got the fenugreek that...
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  • @llli*sarahfv's Avatar
    January 11th, 2017, 03:54 PM
    Want to know if this is normal or if it will ever end.. My nine week old is nursing about 20 times a day. At first I thought it was a growth spurt but it has been two weeks! In the evening it is up to every half hour. It's driving me crazy that I get nothing done. Her weight gain has been fine so supply is not the issue. She has always only nursed for about five minutes at a time but seems to be satisfied. I believe I have a pretty fast letdown and an oversupply and she has adapted to it. I go back to work in 2 weeks, and I am mainly worried because she is still fighting bottles. I can go home to feed her on my lunch break, but no more than that. I feel like she is going to be miserable all day if she wants to eat this often.
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  • @llli*tygrana's Avatar
    December 28th, 2016, 02:03 PM
    I want to start teaching my 8 month old baby to drink from an open cup, but I do not want to unintentionally wean her from my breasts. I was planning to put breastmilk in the cup as she is learning. Will this affect her breastfeeding or will it make her refuse the breast as she learns to drink from a cup? She does not drink from a bottle. Exclusively drinks from my breasts.
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  • @llli*haileymama's Avatar
    January 8th, 2017, 09:30 PM
    I have an eight month old. She weighs about 17 lbs; has generally nursed well; began daycare and bottles at three months without much drama. Beginning Saturday night after her pre-bedtime feed, we noticed hives and welts on my daughter' arms and legs, and her cheeks had gone super-rosy. The hives/welts are large red areas (not pimply) with irregular flat raised welts that turn white if you get skin tension on them. I am allergic to animals, and it looked exactly like my skin would have looked if I'd snuggled up with some German Shepherds. A cool bath seemed to substantially settle her skin and we avoided an ER trip. But, her first of morning feed resulted in the same issue. We repeated the cool bath, which worked again. We switched to formula (Similac for Supplementation) while we waited for the weekend clinic to have an appointment for us. The formula feedings resulted in lighter, smaller hives that faded without the need for a bath. The clinic doctor suggested not changing anything (I.e., going back to breastfeeding), and hope it was viral. So, I breastfed her, and, sure enough, the hives and welts were back, angry and large as ever, within thirty minutes. With a cool bath and time (1.5-2 hours), they had 85% disappeared by the time for her next feeding.
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  • @llli*erin1029's Avatar
    January 1st, 2017, 08:58 PM
    I have a 6 week old son, and he never seems to stop eating. Today, he's nursed 13 times and taken 2 bottles of breast milk mixed with formula. I don't have any time to do anything other than feed him. Is this normal?
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  • @llli*mommymemommy's Avatar
    January 7th, 2017, 10:00 AM
    She started out an amazing nurser, she was putting on good weight. However, there were some differences from my previous babies: she latched on SO gently (but yes, my doc and my experience says it's a proper latch!) that I never got sore (never had that happen, I'm normally bleeding!); I usually have oversupply issues but my milk seemed perfect for her without my typical overactive letdown, etc...; she was SO upset when her tummy would make growling noises or she spit up. Then it seemed like she had a week or two where I felt like all she was doing was spitting up waterfalls. She seemed to compensate by simply nursing only one side and refused to eat a ton in one meal. I was wondering if she was getting enough. Meanwhile, she slept a lot. She was happy on her tummy for play time, but she would pass out and sleep for 3 hours or more in blocks. I just figured she was a super easy baby. She was. We took her out, were able to sit through dinner, she slept through most anything, etc... I was still worried about weight so I invested in a baby scale. Sure enough, she apparently lost weight that week or two she was spitting up a ton and not eating as huge of meals. I have been getting it back up, but it's painful for both her and I, by scale she was just getting enough food with a lot of focus from me to wake her if she went long blocks for naps, etc... She is now putting on about 2 ounces a week, which is still not a ton. But here is the deal. She is starting to...
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  • @llli*maderamoon's Avatar
    January 14th, 2017, 01:35 PM
    Hi there, I have a question about my DD. She is 5.5 weeks old now, and has been exclusively breastfeeding since day 1. Her eating habits aren't as consistent with what LC's usually recommend, and while supply is a big concern of mine, a bigger concern is clogged ducts (im currently getting over a breast abscess). Sometimes she eats every 2.5-3 hours. Sometimes it's every 5-6. Sometimes she drains both breasts. Sometimes she only snacks on one and falls right back to sleep (when this happens I feel so engorged!). Most of the time my breasts still feel full though. Her weight gain is great, and she has plenty of poopy/wet diapers. My question is, can I continue to let her feed like this? Is this what "on demand" feeding is like? Will it effect the general health of my breasts? Should I pump during those times when she goes longer or just snacks, and if so, how long (I also don't want an oversupply, I already have an OALD!) I'm terrified of getting sick again as it has left me exhausted and overwhelmed, not to mention with a disfigured breast. It would seem has breastfeeding would be easier but it requires much more thought then I anticipated
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  • @llli*puja's Avatar
    December 23rd, 2016, 11:58 PM
    My baby has turned 20months now....nd he barely eat anything...refuses bottle milk want constantly me to nurse him...but I m working I m out for 7 hours nd the most desastorous thing is that he starves himself completely till I come and demands only breastfeeding....every one including my doctor has warned him me of this situation when your baby will only have your milk but I a born stubborn enjoyed nursing and now I m crying ...he doesn't sleep unless I feed him wakes up every hour to nurse and nurse longer....I m in trouble guys....
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  • @llli*rachellemarie's Avatar
    January 17th, 2017, 08:36 AM
    Hi y'all! TLDR: My baby's lost 3 oz in the last three days despite feeding whenever hungry, increasing supplement, being content after feedings, having heavy wet diapers every few hours and big poops every other day (his normal), sleeping normally, etc. What is going on? Long version: Poor weight gain at first despite working with LC to increase intake and pumping. Began supplementing with formula at 1 month and quickly started gaining. We've been supplementing ever since (and still pumping 6-7 times most days), using a Lactaid for the past few months. Supplement was steady at 12 oz per day, 3-4 of that my pumped milk, with good gain. He is 5 months old today. Then a week ago we had almost a week with no gain and fussier behavior at the breast when I wasn't using the Lactaid (we weight him every other day). Near the end of that I had a day when my pumping output dropped, but it went back up the next. We upped the supplement from 2 oz at a time to 2.5 oz at a time and added an extra supplemented feed on the days when he ate frequently enough to fit it in. Gain picked back up, 2.4 oz in four days. Then on Saturday my pumping output dropped again. I didn't stress too much because it had gone back up before. On Sunday it dropped even more and he ate much more frequently--9 supplemented feeds vs. 6 or 7, for a total of 21.5 oz of supplement that day (he left an ounce behind in one of them). So I was already planning to bump the supplements up to 3 ounces each for...
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  • @llli*feetea's Avatar
    January 13th, 2017, 05:20 PM
    My little one is 14 months old and still mostly relying on breastmilk for his nutrition. We have been following the “baby-led weaning” approach to introducing solids and he joins us at every meal, is offered some of everything we eat, and he puts it all in his mouth and chews. However, most of it comes back out of his mouth again. He eagerly swallows all the yoghurt, stewed fruit, soft ripe pear/nectarine flesh and bread he’s given but just tiny bits of everything else. He has about 4-5 breastfeeds during the daytime and 6-8 during the night. Over the past 3 months or so, his bowel movements have become quite infrequent - every 10 days or so, and they cause him a lot of pain and distress, which is horrible to witness. His poo has not changed in colour or consistency - it is still what I consider to be normal, not hard and compacted at all. I spoke to the doctor earlier this week about it and she said it’s about nutrition. I asked if she had much experience of breastfeeding and, not surprisingly, she said she didn’t. She prescribed lactulose for him and has given him an appointment at the baby clinic next Tuesday to talk to me about nutrition. She talked about withholding milk so that he was hungry enough to eat more solids at mealtimes, but my understanding is that while he’s not taking much solids in, he won’t recognise that the food will fill him up, so he will probably just get upset at not getting the milk he wants and might even refuse to eat anything at...
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  • @llli*maderamoon's Avatar
    January 7th, 2017, 08:34 PM
    Hi there, My daughter is 4 weeks old and we have exclusively BF from the beginning. It has been a roller coaster ride with bleeding nipples, latching issues, gumming, etc., and the holidays didn't help. I wasn't feeding or pumping as much because we were constantly running around with family and friends and she was always sleeping so I felt bad waking her up (I know, that's a big no-no but she has actually gained weight pretty well). Long story short, I had a severely cracked nipple on my left side and I took a break from feeding, but only pumped like twice a day (no one told me I had to pump more than that). A week ago I started nursing on the injured side again, but I noticed I had a huge kiwi sized lump in my left breast. It was red, but no fever, and not extremely painful. Went to the doc, and he prescribed antibiotics. 7 days later the lump is still there and red, and painful. My question is, is it possible this is mastitis? I have tried everything - hot showers, pumping non stop, electric massager, lecithin. This thing isn't budging. Could my dr have misdiagnosed me? Everything I have read says mastitis is the size of a dime, and this thing is huge. Does anyone know what it could be? Thank you!
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  • @llli*andys.wife's Avatar
    December 21st, 2016, 07:18 PM
    I'm a first time mom with a 5 week old girl. She usually will eat for about 20-30 minutes. I've been reading about foremilk and hindmilk and that all makes sense to me but what I don't know is how exactly that information should effect how I breastfeed. Should I let her eat on one side until she pulls herself off and then offer the other side? When I do that she usually only makes it 5-6 minutes on the other side. Or should I stop her average half way mark and switch sides? On another note I've been thinking about joining a LLL support group. Has anyone been to the meetings? What do you do? Are they very helpful?
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  • @llli*candlesandcoffee's Avatar
    December 26th, 2016, 07:30 PM
    Hi all, I'm just going to explain my situation and looking for thoughts/advice/etc. I'm going back to work full time on January 3rd. My new employer knows I'll be pumping during the day. I have been able to pump pretty efficiently so I'm not necessarily worried about being able to pump enough at first. Right now I'm mostly bed sharing with my son. Usually I'll lay him in his crib (in my room) at the start of the night, if he'll have it. Then pull him in to bed with me after he wakes up. He nurses at night every 2-3 hours. Sometimes he sleeps in his rocking chair seat...thing. We've been trying different things. I have to be honest I'm not crazy about bedsharing. There's not much room in the bed between the 3 of us. I worry about him either rolling off the bed (when he does start rolling back to tummy), or my bf not being aware of him and rolling over on him in his sleep. He also sometimes thrashes around kicking and punching me which is mildly annoying but usually solved by a good burp. However, there's also the fact that he will fall asleep nursing and I Cannot roll him onto his back or he will wake up, so he ends up sleeping pressed up against me on his side. Even though we've been doing this for a few weeks now, I feel like it's unsafe. I'm also just mildly annoyed that I cannot sleep on my stomach like I want to and tired of having my boobs out all night. Just being honest. :eye
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