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  • @llli*amberdawn424's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    My 11 week old is nursing fine, gaining a pound a week. Happy at breast. We have been having green poops so I went to a LLL meeting last night and they talked about tongue tie. Or pedi did say it looked like she was at 1 week appt but we didn't have nursing issues so I let it go. Anyway, the leader suggested I see a dentist who does laser correction. My question is, is it worth it? If she's nursing fine, gaining weight should I worry? I dot want to interfere with what we have now which is a good latch and perfect nursing.
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  • @llli*carott.black's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
    Hi all! im new at this forum and im worried, i just recently got back to work and im struggling to continue breastfeeding my 2 month old baby. In my maternity leave i was unable to do a milk storage so pretty much we live day by day i pump at work and he eats it the next day. The problem is that i have to travel for work (i was not aware of this until today) next week, i will be away from my baby for 3 days and im not sure what can i do. Will he be alright with 3 days of formula while im away? what do i have to do to keep my milk supply fine during this 3 days? and apart from that i will not have acess to a frezzer or refrigarator in this 3 days since work only pays for a hotel room without a refrigarator so any ideas on how to conserve the milk?
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  • @llli*beckyd0106's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 AM
    My baby is almost 11 mos old. I have been doing baby led weaning/solids. When I feed him, I just give him a tray full of bites of multiple foods and let him at it, or allow him to graze off the coffee table as he chooses. I just found out my dcp is only giving a couple bites on his tray at a time of only one food at a time because "too much ends up on the ground" if he gets more than that. I don't feel this is appropriate at that age. He should be getting a tray of various foods and left to explore. Thoughts? Please give me suggestions.
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  • @llli*rileysmommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Ok first time mom here! My baby girl was born on Monday the 14th! Everytime I tried to get her to nurse at the hospital she would latch and fall asleep. On our second day they had me start pumping and supplement with formula. The longest i ever got her to nurse was 10 and 15 minutes on the same feeding. We came home today! Our first feeding was 28 minutes on each side. On this feeding we are up to 30 on both sides. (She's telling me what to type. This is Riley's daddy!) when I would pump at the hospital I would barely get any colostrum in the bottle. Now at home she's still nursing on this session. How long should I let her go? She's still latchedu and sucking. Should I still pump? The reason at the hospital for it was to stimulate my milk? What should I do? How do I know if she's getting anything. Please help!
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  • @llli*carott.black's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:26 PM
    hi all! im new on this forums and been reading a lot but i have some questions, not really for me but for my sister in law. She had her daughter on november and was able to breast feed her for only 3 weeks when she had Deep Vein Thrombosis on one of her legs, at the hospital she had to take a lot of medicine (that im not really sure what it was) but was forced to stop breast feeding (they actually gave her some pills to dry out her milk completly) so now, 4 months after all of that she is not taking any meds, do you think she can get her milk runiing again? how does one do that exctly? any advices? we were really sad about her not breastfeeding and still are, any chances on her getting it back will be great
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  • @llli*kapowskl's Avatar
    Today, 08:53 AM
    I'm about to make an appointment to get my wisdom teeth extracted and the surgeon that will be performing the surgery uses iv sedation. Please tell me it's safe to undergo this while breastfeeding. I only have 5oz sitting in the freezer and hoping to nurse before I go in. A friend told me she didn't nurse for 8-12 hours after her surgery. That's impossible for me. We don't supplement (my lo has gi issues and we cannot use formula) and I'm worried I won't be able to pump enough to store before I go in.
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  • @llli*payal1341's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    Hi--a couple of questions. My LO is 3 months and I am looking to rebuild my milk supply. Here are some questions have. 1) Is it to late? I am currently pumping 3 to 4 times a day and get a total if 10 ounces. Will adding extra pumping sessions help? Or do I have to do tag least 8 sessions a day to rebuild supply? 2) if it is possible to rebuild supply by adding in extra sessions, what is the average time before I see an increase? 3) When pumping 8 sessions a day it equates to every 3 hours. Is that 3 hours from when you begun pumping or when you stop pumping? 4) how long should a pumping sessions last? I have read about 20 min but on some websites it also says to keep pumping until 5 minutes after the last drop? If I pump until after the last drop then each sessions is around 45 minutes, which means trying to fit 8 sessions in a day becomes difficult to manage. My little one received a bottle early on in the hospital and we had to supplement with breast milk at around 2 weeks since he wasn't gaining weight back quickly. I have worked with several lactation consultants on his latch and nothing seems to help. Therefore, I started to pump and then also supplement with formula since I couldn't produce enough by just pumping. Now as he grows it seems like he is getting significantly more formula than breast milk and if possible I want to reverse that. Any additional information and advice would also be appreciated. My goal is to get from 3 to 4 sessions to at least 6...
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  • @llli*kohomelani's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    I am breastfeeding my second child who has had alot of colic, gas, bloating and extreme rash on his face. After eliminating common foods that cause allergies it seems like cutting off gluten out of my diet reduced the symptoms significantly. I've tried to read up on what seems like a very unique situation. But I have not found anything or anyone who is having this gluten issue, and it transferring into their breast milk. I didn't have any issues breastfeeding my first and my babies pediatrician suggested to keep the gluten free diet and reintroduce it later down the road. Has anyone had any problems with the gluten protein in their milk, affecting their baby?
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  • @llli*still.here's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 AM
    Can you clarify what your concern is? Unless I'm misunderstanding the situation, this is probably not a battle I'd choose to fight. If they are allowing him to feed himself and not controlling how much goes into his mouth, I think it's okay to put less on his tray at a time to avoid messes. It's a different situation feeding several kiddos at once than just one so I can understand why they might need to have *some* room to do what works for them. I don't think it's going to harm your child in any way or derail your BLW process so unless it's just something you feel super strongly about, I wouldn't make an issue of it.
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  • @llli*twinsincity's Avatar
    Today, 10:08 AM
    Thank you to everyone for your advice. Essentially I have both cut back on sessions and time I pump and it seems to be working. This week marks the first week I've slept through the night without pumping in a year. One night I leaked, but last night, nothing and while I was 'full ish' this morning, I wasn't in pain. I pumped for 5 minutes just to relieve a bit of pressure and am hoping to be weaned in a few more days. This sleeping at night thing - it's pretty awesome.
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  • @llli*zaynethepain's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    You should not have to interrupt breastfeeding. Here 's a good link on the subject. http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/illness-surgery/dentalwork/
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  • @llli*kapowskl's Avatar
    Today, 08:54 AM
    Oh and my lo nurses every 3 hours or so
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  • @llli*lllmeg's Avatar
    Today, 08:49 AM
    Hi, I did not have this issue personally but one of my co-Leaders did. However, it was not discovered until her child was a toddler, and the major symptom was very unusual sleep disturbance. The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine publishes a protocol on allergic proctocolitis in the breastfed infant, and while I don't think it mentions 'gluten' in it's list of common allergens, it does mention wheat and other grains, such as soy and corn. Of course many children and adults have a sensitivity to gluten, and in some cases it is a very serious issue and in others, less so. If eliminating gluten is helping your baby and not an undue hardship for you, I think you have discovered what is going to work for you. I will suggest that in some cases where a typical allergen is affecting a newborn, such as dairy, in many cases the allergy resolves as baby gets older-in other words, what is happening right now does not necessarily mean the child will always negatively react to that substance. Also, if a baby every receives any other form of nourishment aside from breastmilk, especially in these early weeks prior to gut closure, that can inflame the gut and cause issues that resolve when the gut heals after several weeks of exclusive breastfeeding. protocol from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: http://www.bfmed.org/Media/Files/Protocols/Protocol24_English_120211.pdf
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  • @llli*bfwmomof3's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 AM
    Sounds like you are doing great. :)
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  • @llli*bfwmomof3's Avatar
    Today, 08:42 AM
    How long have you been working on pump weaning? It's been just a few weeks right? I used to have to pump when I worked late but eventually I got to the point where even that wasn't necessary. Now if I am working late I just wait until I get home, if LO is already asleep I go ahead and nurse her and then put her back to bed. So I only pump when traveling. You'll get there!
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  • @llli*slsimon7560's Avatar
    Today, 08:01 AM
    I will give it my all. Thank you for all of your support. I have learned that support is everything when it comes to nursing!
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  • @llli*carott.black's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 AM
    well im actualyl from Mexico and im not sure we can get those breast pumps here :/ i really dont think so but im going to try and get an electric one somehow snice im planing on breastfeeding as long as i can, i see your little boy's name is Sebastian and he was born on the 13th... my babys name is Sebastian too :) full name Sebastian Sol and he was born on february the 3rd :) i just tought it was a funny coincidence, thanks for your advices! hopefully we can get trough this fine, the good thing is i dont have to travel any more for another 6 months y madem y boss promisse that :)
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  • @llli*undergroundmuse's Avatar
    Today, 02:46 AM
    Thank you so much for reply mommal! Yes, husband and I are aware that fecal transplant can be done, but it seems like medical professionals don’t do it here :(. I probably cannot be a donor due to the Clindamycin treatment I had in past. Pedi said they don’t treat Clostridium unless it’s symptomatic. But we give her probiotic/Lactobacillus drops for babies, it cannot harm in any way. She poops less and it’s not green and bloody any more at least. I hope it won't return. So we had a checkup yesterday, LO is apparently feeling better and she gained amazing 400g in past two weeks! She now weights 9355g. However, her hemoglobin could be better, it’s 116 now. I don’t know about the unit but the lower limit is 106. She used to have 124 two months ago. Time to introduce beef into her diet I guess. She felt so much better that she learned how to crawl the other day and she actually took a ball made of beef and rice I gave her, put in her mouth, “chewed” and swallowed! I think I will give her more solids from now on, I don’t know for how long I can keep this pumping schedule, I am so stressed. LO gets frustrated whenever I offer breast :cry. My pumping output is lower in the morning now, I went down to 160ml today but I consistently pump 100ml every third hour after this. Could it be that LO eats more at night? She wakes up twice at night lately and still takes about 400ml EBM in a bottle. I use Ardo Calypso pump and it’s the best I ever tried, 26mm shield. I have Medela...
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  • @llli*lllmeg's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 AM
    You are doing a difficult but wonderful thing providing your wonderful momma milk for your baby despite the issues you have had. Just FYI, babies this age and even much older have been taught to nurse. If working on that again ever appeals to you, let us know. It's not too late. Theoretically it is never, ever too late to increase milk production. Yes, adding extra pump sessions should help! Milk production increasing depends on milk being removed from the breasts FREQUENTLY. As far as how many more sessions, as many as you can. One more session each day is better than none, 2 is better than 1, 3 is better than 2 and so on. A 3 month old would typically be nursing at least 8 and probably more like 10 or 12 times a day. If 8 times is not doable for you, I get it. You do what you can. But 8 times would be a reasonable number to shoot for if your goal is to maximize your milk production. This is going to be entirely unknowable and unpredictable. Every mother is different. But here is what I am thinking. Right now, pumping only 3 or 4 times a day, you are getting 10 ounces! This is actually quite good output for that amount of pumping. When you increase the number of pumping sessions, you may not get quite so much each time, but the overall amount should certainly start to go up. If a very set scheduling works for you, then 'pump every three hours' means 3 hours between the start of each session. But I suggest that there is no need to pump on such a regular...
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  • @llli*lllmeg's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 AM
    LLL's tear sheet toolkit has many helpful tipsheets. Some I suggest for now are "Laid back breastfeeding and other ideas" (about positioning and latch) , "Diaper log", "waking a sleepy newborn," and "feeding cues" Here is the link to the toolkit: https://www.llli.org/toolkit This is a very nice article about the early weeks: http://kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing/
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  • @llli*lllmeg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    HI and congratulations on new baby! So the simple answer is that as long as baby is nursing often and starting to get something, there is no need to supplement, and if you are not supplementing, there is absolutely no need to pump. Supplements and pumping is for when a baby cannot nurse at all, or cannot nurse well, or milk production is lacking. (Some times a mom may need to pump or hand express if she has extreme overproduction and is getting engorged even when baby is nursing well, but that is a different concern.) It is entirely normal for colostrum to be very very scant. Many mothers find hand expression works better than pumping in the very early days when expressing colostrum, but even then it is going to be a tiny amount. Drops at a time. This is entirely normal and does not mean there is anything wrong with your milk production or that baby is not getting enough. Remember your baby was born well fed and hydrated, so in most cases there is no need to be overly concerned about how little there seems to be. Nature designed us this way so baby and mom can start to get the hang of nursing before there is lots of milk to deal with. Baby nursing often will help your milk production, but it will increase anyway due to normal hormonal changes in the next few days (if it is not already.) If baby is being supplemented, How much is baby being supplemented at this point? While of course in some instances supplements are needed, they should only be given in very small...
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  • @llli*kohomelani's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    I've done it all, gripe water, gas drops and eliminating foods. I was even on a vegan diet but removing gluten has given me a completely different baby! He is so happy and peaceful. So far its worked for us. :) your story sounds similar to ours.
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  • @llli*avesnovuelan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Or waking baby for one extra nighttime feed? 2-4 ounces of formula is so little I bet you could cut it out completely and just do one extra nursing session. I have read on here before that the average baby takes 2-3 ounces per session on the boob. Just thought though, obviously you have to do what feels right for you.
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  • @llli*carott.black's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    thanks this gives me hope. about her feelings its complicated. she and me actually got pregnant at the same time and we have shared almost every experience, when she was forced to stop breastfeeding she was really upset, i offered her to try and share mine but she was kinda set on providing for her own daughter even if it had to be formula but i know not beeing able to breastfeed is something that has beeing very frustrating and sad for her I wanted to investigate first if there is hope for her to get it back, now that you told me there is options im trying to figure out how to introduce the subject to see if this is something she wants to try... i know its a very delicate subject and im not quite sure yet how to inform her so she can make the decition
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  • @llli*annie.st.cyr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    That's right! I have about 8 oz extra a day! Ok I will stick to 2 sessions. I haven't been having any issues so far, definitely don't want to create any! I love that he is basicslly attached to me from the second I get home! I miss him so much! Thanks for your help and advice!
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  • @llli*elliemommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Thanks! I am hoping to be off the pump by Memorial Day. I have a manual pump and if I could get to the point where I could use that on days when I have to work late I would be thrilled. Ellie does not seem to care about a bottle at day care and I want to drop the bottle before she is old enough to ask for it :)
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