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  • @llli*leemami's Avatar
    March 28th, 2015, 06:32 AM
    Hello ladies I'm 32 weeks pregnant, and I have an 2.5 yo toddler too. Last year, before I got pregnant, my best friend picked me as her maid of honor. I was soooo excited, I helped her as much as I could from here. She lives in Washington state, where the wedding is going to be, and I live in Mississippi. The shortest trip is a 2 plane ride, about 7-8 hours total. Eeesh... Anyway, after I got pregnant, I told her and she was like !?!?!?! Please tell me you're still coming!!, and since the baby is due in May and the wedding is in August, I was like yeah, I can still go! Well, now we are getting into ordering bridesmaids dresses, etc, etc, and I was talking to my hubby yesterday about it, and I think he had forgotten about it. He didn't want to go in the first place anyway, he's not very fond of traveling by plane. So the first thing he told me was: tell her you won't go, how are you going to do with the breastfeedi ng thing? That was it. I freaked out.
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  • @llli*alexbell915's Avatar
    March 24th, 2015, 07:05 AM
    Hi! First I just want to say thank you to everyone on this website. A year ago I was beside myself with concern for possibly not making it through even three months of breastfeeding. However, with the help of le leche league meetings and this forum, I gained the strength and confidence to persevere. We made it! LO is 15 months now and we're still going strong! Sleep, on the other hand, or lack thereof, is making me delirious and angry. My son nurses to sleep and then is up at least every hour or two to nurse. We co-sleep. Sometimes he goes right back to sleep. However, between 12-2am he just launches from side to side not going back down. Last night I got so upset I took him to his dad and he slept with him for awhile. I haven't gotten more than a three hour stretch of sleep since he's been born. I'm very sensitive to breastfeeding because of all the troubles we had in the beginning so I feel like I have to keep up with his nursing. I really want to make it to 18 months now. Does anyone have any advice? I'm not going to put him in a crib and let him scream. But anything else? I actually already tried that for three days and he screamed for hours until he threw up. Not fun. I read "the no cry sleep solution" and it helped a little, but I have one strong willed kid. I should add that he's a great eater and we have a very healthy diet.
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  • @llli*jswan14's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 03:38 PM
    My son is 6 weeks old. He is currently breastfed 7-8times per day and generally sleeps one long stretch during the night (eats at 9:30p sleeps until 3:30). Doctor has my giving him an additional 1 oz breast milk supplement after feedings when he is still hungry, so I have been pumping approx 6x per day after feedings. My typical yield for the day has been 7 oz. Inexplicably yesterday I began noticing a decrease in pumping output and have dropped my output by about half- I am now getting half an ounce total from both breasts for the last few sessions. Even my 3am session was under half an ounce! Additionally, my little guy has been getting fussy at the breast and not eating very effectively. I have recently been weaning him from the nipple shield (he has a poor latch), so that might be part of it, but he also won't nurse well with it. Finally, my breasts just don't feel full anymore. This has all happened overnight (no changes in diet, water intakes, and I have been taking my fenugreek and eating oatmeal) so I am quite afraid that it is because my period is beginning. Is there another explanation? Thank you!
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  • @llli*littlenash's Avatar
    March 24th, 2015, 09:13 AM
    Hello! I am new to the site and am reposting this as advised in a new thread and can hopefully get even more great advice. I am desperate to get off supplementing and doubt i ever even needed it. My son is 6 weeks now and was born 8lbs 13oz and dropped 12oz right after but i think it was water weight from the induction fluids. He was a very sleepy/lazy eater from the start and the nurse gave me a nipple shield because he had a shallow latch. I have since managed to get him off that (thanks to the LLL meeting i went to) but the pediatrician (who we saw the day after leaving the hospital!) said he lost too much weight and we should supplement 1-2oz after every feeding and gave us 4 cans of formula to take home. Now after doing more research and attending that LLL meeting i realize that everything so far has only served to hurt my supply. I have drastically reduced my supplementing and am breastfeeding constantly to get my supply up but i still have one huge hurtle left: my husband. He is constantly pushing formula on our son. He interprets every hand sucking and fussy squirm as a sign of hunger to the point of starvation. Plus he thinks since the doctor said to supplement it must be necessary. Dont get me wrong he is SUPER supportive of my breastfeeding but he also panics when the baby fusses and jumps to giving him formula because he knows it calms him down and i havent been able to pump any extra breastmilk since im always giving hubby what i do manage to pump to keep the...
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  • @llli*harrisds's Avatar
    March 24th, 2015, 04:43 PM
    This is from the concerned father. (me) I'm a first time father who's daughter was born this past weekend. The first 24 hours went fine with breast feeding, with the newborn on the nipple on and off for an hour. We had one hiccup around the 24 hour mark where the baby was struggling to feed but we made it work. The second 24 hours went great. She fed every 2 hours for 15-20 minutes which the nursing specialist said was perfect. Right around the end of the 2nd 24 hour period I had to leave because I am stationed about 3.5 hours away from my wife and had to return for duty. During my drive home one of the nurses weighed our daughter and saw that she had lost 7% body weight (born 7 lbs 11.2 ounces). The nurse talked my wife into giving her formula because the nurses didn't think that our baby was getting enough to eat, despite the fact that over the first 48 hours she pooped 7 times and had 3 more wet diapers.
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  • @llli*bxlgirl's Avatar
    March 25th, 2015, 09:07 AM
    Hi! My DD2 will be a month old on Thursday, and I'm having trouble breastfeeding her during the morning and evening family 'rush hours' when all three of my children are clamouring for my attention. My older children are DD1 (5) and DS (3.5) so still young enough to need lots of attention too. Can you give me any advice? Here is the situation: 8:10 am is the absolute deadline to get DD1 & DS out the door to preschool/kindergarten. The alarm is at 6:40 to wake up before everyone else and get a head start, but DD2 and I co-sleep and she starts to rouse at about the same time. So every day I find myself bfing her till 7am+ and then my older two plus husband start waking up and I'm already behind the game. How to get more time? DS is really having a hard time if I can't dress him b/c I'm too busy bfing DD2. (BTW I am on maternity leave for another three months so luckily there is no issue of getting me out the door!) I tried setting the alarm at 6:30 but slept through it--so tired. DD1 & DS set out their clothes the night before which helps but we are still running behind on time. 5:30 pm is DD1 & DS' dinnertime, set back from 6pm to get them earlier to bed, followed by a hectic race of cleanup, thirty minutes to play & digest, getting ready for bed at 7:15 or 7:30, and then bedtime as quickly as possible thereafter. DD2's evening cluster feeds are at the same time. Yikes! At 7:15 I get into the kids' bed with DD2 to bf, which is an improvement but we still...
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  • @llli*newmommy5-13-13's Avatar
    March 28th, 2015, 11:32 AM
    My baby boy is 2.5 months old. I am wanting to get him used to taking a bottle so I can work once or twice a week.. I've tried lansinoh momma, avent, and now munchkin latch.. my biggest issue is that he has a bad gag reflex, so i was thinking that maybe there are bottles with shorter nipples? He does fine latching on me, even with his very minor lip and tongue time... with the bottle he usually latches fine, but then starts gagging on it, he wasn't able to take a pacifier without gagging really bad. With the bottle eventually he'll figure it out right in his mouth, but to begin with he gags a lot, which tends to make him upset. Any advice is welcome!
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  • @llli*jaxnmaddymom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 AM
    Hi All, my baby girl is 11 days old and I have been having milk supply issues since we brought her home. I was and still am feeding her every 3 hours but she wasn't satisfied. One night she wouldn't latch at all and we had to get formula. To see how much I was producing I pumped after baby had not fed for 3 hours- I got a total of 1oz! And then I was bone dry. I spoke with my LC and she put me on a 3 stage program to bring my supply up bc baby's weight was low at birth 5lbs 15oz- feed each side for 15 minutes, supplement with formula- however much baby wants and last step is to pump for 15 minutes with hospital grade pump which I rented the same day. This is to be repeated every 3 hours which I have done religiously because it need my supply to increase. I am also eating oatmeal everyday and taking Mothers Milk Plus every 7 hours. LC assured me my supply would go up by today- baby is still eating about 1-2oz of formula or whatever I managed to pump out of me. After she eats I can only get .25oz to .5oz total With the pump. She has very regular wet and dirty diapers- assuming with help from formula. Anything else I can do? I'm so discouraged about this whole situation because I really want to breastfeed successfully with her But I'm not ready to give up yet. Thanks!
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  • @llli*dormir41's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 08:41 PM
    My ten week old is almost ebf (dr insisted on formula bc she's small) but I give her less than three oz of formula at most a day by syringe and tend to offer the breast first unless she won't take it. I didn't give her any formula today. She has typically had six to eight wet diapers and two to four poops per day. Poop is typical, yellow and seedy, sometimes mucusy. Yesterday she pooped only once and it seemed to make her very fussy for about an hour before she did, causing issues with feeding. Tonight she wasn't as fussy before she pooped although she was extremely fussy after, which I finally managed to fix by switching breasts. My question is it typical to see a decrease like this from one day to the next? Her wet diapers are still about the same in number. I almost called the doctors office today but was super busy so it slipped my mind. Plus, the nurse who tends to answer the messages is just not helpful so I'm a little reluctant to call. However, you've all been wonderful in answering my new mom questions so I thought I'd ask here to see what people think. In case this is relevant: I was asked to eliminate dairy and soy from my diet almost two weeks ago, and I have mostly succeeded ( a couple of times had cheese by mistake but that's it).
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  • @llli*mjenness's Avatar
    March 27th, 2015, 01:06 PM
    Hi Everyone, I am a FTM and my baby girl is 6 weeks old now. I have oversupply with forceful letdown. My baby was diagnosed with foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. My poor LO Is miserable with gas and bloating. She couldn't sleep and you can feel her stomach churns. She would doze off only to wake up screaming in pains. The only way to get her to sleep in on her stomach on top of me or my husband (I'm afraid to let her sleep on her stomach in the crib) We tried little tummy gas drop which help but only lasted about 2 hours or so. The gripe water seems to help immediately but 10 mins later she would scream in argonize pains. We tried the gripe water twice and same reaction both time so I stop using gripe water. My LC recommend block feeding. I did the block feeding for 7 days (3 feeding per breast) which help bring my oversupply down some. I still pump for 2-3 mins before switch side to help her get the hindmilk ( I get 2-3oz of foremilk in those 2-3 mins of pumping) At the in person consult the LC concerns that since LO is only 6 weeks old she doesn't want me to diminish my supply too much. She suggest to stop block feeding or reduce to 2 feeding per side. It seems like it been helping. I nurse her roughly every two hours. Is it ok that a 6 weeks old still eat every two hourse? My LC seems shock when I said she feed every two hours but didn't say anything. However now I hit another wall. She only wants to nurse for 5-10 mins on the boob she would unlatch or fall asleep. I would...
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  • @llli*francismum's Avatar
    March 27th, 2015, 08:08 AM
    Hi All, Thanks so much in advance for reading and taking the time to answer. :gvibes I was hoping some of you would have some advice for me and my lil one. My ds is just about to turn a year old...(where has the time gone! :lol) and we are still exclusively breastfeeding. He is doing great - he weighs almost 22 lbs and has not been sick at all other than being congested twice. (Thank goodness for Nose Frieda!) He took his first steps at 7 mos and does the low crawl :clap He is incredibly smart and very interested in everything. However, my dh is a father to two others from previous marriages and is a bit skeptical that ds is not on solids yet. I am a big "go-natural" proponent and others joke that I would have better lived in the pioneer age ;) so I take comfort in the fact that God made our bodies to do this and I have researched A LOT as well as contacted some people about him not being on solids yet. He has eaten some banana around 9 mos, but it messed with his digestion and poo pooing so we discontinued. He was more interested in playing with it and smashing it anyway. I am not having any issues with supply, thank the Lord and love breastfeeding my ds. How do I handle the criticism and disdain? Some feel I am depriving him or making him too dependent on me. I know this isn't the case, but how do I overcome the pressure? I have researched much on attachment and bonding as well and know the solid foundation that it lays for our children. Seems most...
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  • @llli*snb1028's Avatar
    March 24th, 2015, 07:07 PM
    Hi, I'm a full time mom working 40 hours a week and I have a 5 month old son. I've been breastfeeding since birth and have been pumping while at work (I returned after 3 months) and he is fed only breastmilk while I'm at work. Two weeks ago he started rice cereal and 2 days ago he started pureed sweet potatoes. He is given the solids about 30-45 minutes after breastfeeding. While at daycare he drinks 16 Oz of breastmilk in 4 feedings. The daycare says sometimes he still seems hungry after finishing a botte. He generally nurses twice before daycare, 3 or 4 times before bed and once during the night. Sometimes when nursing (usually in the evenings) he will fuss...latch and unlatch multiple times, cry when removed from the beast even though he didn't seem to be drinking anymore, seems frustrated like he wants more by grabbing/hitting. I feel as if people are trying to get me to supplement but I am able to pump those 16 Oz in one day for the following day of daycare. And after nursing I am sometimes able to get an ounce or 2. The 16 Oz is a struggle to get sometimes, needing 6 or 7 pumping sessions. The only differences in my supply that I've noticed is my let down isn't as fast, my breasts don't usually feel overly full like they would before, when I first returned to work I would get 8-9 Oz per pumping session and now I only get 4-5. Sorry this is so lengthy I just want to do the right thing and not want people thinking my baby is hungry. I should also add my...
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  • @llli*fes's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 05:21 AM
    I was watching this documentary on breast milk and the video showed a clip of breast milk being pumped. It was a close up of the valve in the bottle and showed the milk gushing into the bottle with each suction. When I have pumped, I get a drop at a time, but I have only pumped after nursing my baby to build up a little supply. Is this how it's supposed to come out when you pump to replace a nursing session? The first time I pumped, I pumped one breast that was full while I nursed baby on the other side (it was a comfort nurse), and I got 3 oz. The second time I pumped both sides after nursing, and I got 3 oz total. Then the last time I got 1 oz total from both breast, and although it was after a nursing session, it wasn't a particularly serious feed- more of a dream feed/comfort sucking. once I go back to work and am pumping instead of nursing while at work, should I expect variation from day to day, or would this indicate an issue with the pump or other issue? Also, I have found that I have a difficult time letting down. I guess I'll have to figure out something that works for me. Lastly, how high are you suppose to turn the dial? The manual says a little lower than uncomfortable, but I don't find any of it to be comfortable. It's the suction that makes my breast feel a little sensitive afterwards. I have a Medela PISA. Thanks, all!
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  • @llli*rubyluv's Avatar
    March 28th, 2015, 07:57 AM
    My baby is 4.5 months old. At 3 weeks age she had her frenulum and lip tie released . At that point she was having a hard time with the flow, very gassy, fussing at the breast, and her top lip didn't curl out. A month after the procedure I noticed that they both seemed to grow back. However, she was gaining weight and I was a bit traumatized by the procedure and didn't want to take her back for second time. I'm finding that this week my nipples are sore. She seems to have a hard time 'keeping suction' while latched and often it sounds like she is swallowing air/gulping while nursing. Now that she is older she is also moving her head around quite a bit more, and that doesn't help with losing suction. Her top lip still doesn't curl out. Ive also posted earlier about my concerns with supply, and I'm wondering if this is a factor? At her 4 month check-up her weight was good, 75th percentile. I'm contemplating whether its worth having the tongue/lip tie release done again. My concern is that breastfeeding will become increasingly more difficult as she grows if this issue is of significance.
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  • @llli*jazmanian's Avatar
    March 24th, 2015, 06:51 AM
    My baby is pretty fussy. Its not a matter of picking up on feeding cues late because i could offer to her for an hour and she'll just alternate between sleeping and crying. We're very comfortable with nursing on the left side, but having difficulty on the right. My nipples are different. Aside from a poor latch on the right, I think that's the real problem. The right side has is cracked and scabbed and bleeds. I use a nipple shield which helped a lot, but have still bled since using it. I have been trying to use the breast anyway and just correct the latch, but my baby is either sleeping or fussing. So she'll either not open her mouth at all, or she'll have it open while throwing her arms around and screaming. I got a great latch yesterday but by a fluke. I've been trying since then and I just get so incredibly frustrated, I end up crying and just putting her on the left side because I feel she needs to be fed. Now, my left breast is definitely larger and producing more milk. I don't have a pump yet but I should be getting one this week. My baby is only 2 weeks old. Am I establishing my milk supply the wrong way? Can it be corrected when I get my pump or when my nipple heals?
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  • @llli*dormir41's Avatar
    March 28th, 2015, 07:41 AM
    I have a ten week old, she will be twelve weeks a day after I go back to work on April 6th. I've been almost exclusively breastfeeding, with some supplementation of formula (at most three oz daily). She is 8 lbs at last weigh in at drs office (last Friday). She's gotten bottles of both breastmilk and formula given by my husband and we have a syringe in case she won't take the bottle (she often won't take the formula from me). I have been pumping about once a day since my milk came in and have some in the freezer. I'm planning on starting to pump more a few days before I go back to work to have some in the fridge for my husband. I'm interested in getting a better idea of how to handle this and am not sure how much I should shoot for. My husband wants to save the freezer stash for later but I think we should use a little just bc I think it will be hard to pump enough and nurse at the same time while I'm home. I know she'll need at least twelve oz or so, possibly double or triple that. I have an eight hour workday, but commute so will be gone around ten hours. Thoughts? I'm also dreading the first day of our new morning routine . . .getting up with so little sleep and transferring her to her bed since we've been cosleeping and its working well but she can't be in bed with my husband asleep. She's too young and he has sleep apnea anyway. How have others handled this?
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  • @llli*coolranchdressing's Avatar
    March 24th, 2015, 04:06 PM
    my 5.5 mo old son (who is just over 18 lbs) seems to have decreased his breastmilk intake (EBF). I started solids 1 mo ago b/c he seemed hungry and it helped w/ sleeping (through) at night. He eats solids for lunch + dinner (about 1/2 jar baby food each meal or 4-5 tablespoons cereal). For milk he only seems to drink 3 really large meals in 24 hrs and maybe 2-3 more small little snacks of milk. Is this "normal"? I was contemplating introducing breakfast but I'm scared his milk intake will decrease further. TIA
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  • @llli*aporia's Avatar
    March 24th, 2015, 01:28 PM
    Another sleep question ladies. My lo is about 15 months old notes. She just recently dropped her pm nap and is on one nap a day. Wu 730ish Nap 12 Bedtime 7 I'm trying to get her to sleep longer than 45-60 min for nap because she can barely make it to bedtime. I've tried laying her stay latched but right around the 45-60 min mark I letdown again and it rouses her. I've tried laying in bed with her and letting her nurse as soon as she wakes up in hopes of nursing her back down but once I let dish she fully wakes up. I've tried just letting her nap regularly in hopes she'll naturally lengthen her nap.The only thing I haven't tried is to attempt a 'dreamfeed' right before she wakes. I'm just not sure if that will work because the let down wakes up her (during the day, during the night she sleeps right through the let down.) Nothing works. She sleeps 12.5+ hrs at night (nursing 2-4x/night.)
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  • @llli*brittany1212's Avatar
    Today, 08:54 AM
    Hello, I am a FTM. My baby is 10 weeks old. I know I have an overactive let down, as my baby pulls off during let down and I spray forcefully. He also chokes and coughs during feedings and makes a clicking sound. I always let the milk go into a washcloth and then let him reattach. My LO is pretty gassy and fussy between feedings. He does not have foamy green poop though. My question is: does OALD mean you also have an oversupply? Not sure if I should try block feeding. The symptoms I'm worried about are: -Constant short nursing sessions -Fussiness/gassiness -Inability to go longer than 2 hours of sleeping before wanting to eat
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  • @llli*momofcww's Avatar
    March 27th, 2015, 10:49 PM
    Hi everyone, this is my first post. I am discouraged and need some help. I am an experienced breastfeeding mom and am currently nursing my 8+ month son. I am currently a SAHM and haven't pumped much. Eight weeks ago, I was in a car accident and badly injured my non-dominant hand. I was in the hospital for three days, and that was the first time my then-seven-month-old son had formula. I have NO use of my hand (it is expected to heal completely, but it is taking a very long time), so I cannot be alone with my son. I am on pain medication, which is compatible with breastfeeding, although the pain is pretty manageable now. He spends one day a week away from me and runs all errands with my husband. I have medical appointments 3-4 times per week. Otherwise, we are together. Before the accident we were bed sharing at night. That has continued somewhat, but nighttime sleep is mediocre at best for all of us right now. I cannot pick up, bathe, or diaper my son, so our only sustained physical contact is through nursing. To complicate things, I am three days into antibiotic treatment for mastitis. My body is just incredibly run down. The emotional aspect of nursing is very important to both of us.
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  • @llli*lizziew3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:44 AM
    Hi everyone, I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! She was born at 29 weeks 5 days via emergency c-section due to severe preeclampsia and has been in the NICU for 20 days. She will continue to be there for about 5 more weeks (minimum) so she can grow, but has been doing amazing. I have been pumping like a madwoman- every 3 hours- and still am only producing about 30ml per session. While this is fine for now because she only eats 29ml per feed, I am concerned about my supply. I am working with a LC and doing all of the things that she suggested... fenugreek, oatmeal, TONS of water, mother's milk tea, hand expressing before pumping, power pumping (though only do this every other day due to time constraints), pump for 10, rest 5, pump for 10 during regular pumping sessions, and she just prescribed domperidone (though I am waiting for it to arrive and it will take at least another 5 days). I am worried about when her feeds increase because I think it will be before I make more milk and I don't want to supplement. I feel like my milk is the only thing I can actually do to help her while she is in the NICU. Feeling frustrated and sad. Any suggestions?
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  • @llli*karyn.rocky's Avatar
    March 25th, 2015, 03:36 PM
    Little one is 4 weeks. I exclusively pumped for nearly 3 weeks. Now I've gotten him off the bottle this last week, but he's stuck on the breast shield. I know it can risk low supply, so I want to get him off as soon as I can. I try offering, but he won't take breast. How can convince him to get off the plastic? :) thank you!
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  • @llli*nikitamarlay's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    My baby just turned 8 months old Saturday. We started solids when he was 6 months old. We started out slowly and really want to make sure that he continues to get most of his nutrition from breast milk. I originally wanted to do BLW but between his lower than average weight and my fear of him choking, I've stuck with pureed and mashed foods so far. At 7 months we went to the doctor to check on his weight, he is pretty low on the percentile chart but extremely active and meeting all his milestones. The doctor was happy with his weight because he was staying steady in his percentile. (He has since gone up slightly in the percentiles). At that appointment, I asked the doctor how much food he should be getting each day so that he is getting good nutrition without encouraging weaning (he nurses around 5-6 times a day and has two 4oz bottles while I'm at work). I was told that he should be eating a tablespoon of cereal & a tablespoon of fruit or vegetable at lunch and dinner. She said that he should be eating 3 meals a day by 9 months. Does this sound right? Everything I read says he should be eating a lot more than this.
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  • @llli*michelleb's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 03:30 PM
    Background: 6 month old baby girl is doing great. I used to have an oversupply and have been block feeding for the last several months. One breast per feeding, feeding about every 3 hours. At work I only pump one side at a time, also every three hours. For the last two months I would pump between 3-5.5oz at each session (that's from only one breast). And I would be able to keep up with demand. Often with excess to put in the freezer at the end of the week. Current Situation: Currently (last 2 weeks) my daughter is drinking more throughout the day from the bottle (with nanny) than I am pumping at work. Last week I started a new diet and saw a decrease in supply which I quickly remedied by going back to my regular diet, but my supply has not rebounded. I am now falling behind. I am only getting 2-4oz per pumping session, and my daughter's nanny had to dip into my frozen stash (which I have plenty of (60+oz), so I'm not too stressed... but I'd like to keep my current supply up obviously) Questions: Should I stop block pumping? i.e. should I pump both sides at each session? If I pump both sides, should I also offer both sides during nursing sessions? My daughter usually eats very quickly, she eats in about 5-8 minutes (has done that since about 3 months) and now she unlatches and starts blowing raspberries (it's adorable...) I'm not sure if she'd be interested in trying the second side even if offered. I've thought I might also ask the nanny to not offer a bottle...
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  • @llli*roya2015's Avatar
    March 27th, 2015, 06:52 PM
    My daughter is 11 weeks old and I've been mixed feeding from the beginning. She started crying really bad the second day of birth and the nurses could only calm her with formula. I think that lead to my low supply. I've been pumping and taking herbal supplements to increase my supple and I could increase it but now baby is taking anywhere between 4 oz to 8 oz a day. I would love to wean her off the formula if possible but if not I don't want to give her more than this. Her weight gain at her 2 months checkup was great (77 percentile). Any advice would be appreciated.
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  • @llli*nyolemom's Avatar
    March 26th, 2015, 12:25 PM
    My little daughter after tomorrow will be 12 months old, she eats solids around 3-4 times a day(breakfast(usually it’s millet/quinoa/buckwheat/oatmeal with banana or apple), lunch(veggies with meat), dinner-veggies or smth from our plates(actually dinner is hard going now, she refuses to eat it) and snacks as fruits between) and A LOT OF bf… like non-stop(it started week ago), I feel myself milk station:)… very rarely she drinks water: few sips a day. Often it happens she asks(demands!) breast right before(AND after) solids… I don’t want to refuse… but at the same time I am afraid to overfeed her: i wait like 30 minutes after bf and give her solids… I really don’t know how to react when she asks breast but soon we need to have breakfast/lunch/dinner…. should I worry about it? or let things going like it is? ps. I love breastfeeding my little one, it’s really amazing experience :) Thank you very much for any suggestions!
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