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  • @llli*mackeroo2013's Avatar
    May 19th, 2016, 05:25 AM
    My daughter who is almost 5 months has such stinky gas. Her gas smells the same all the time and she has to pass gas very frequently throughout the day. She doesn't seem to be discomforted in anyway. But I'm wondering does this have something to do with my diet? The only thing I could think of is maybe my instant coffee I drink everyday 3 mugs everyday. I have also drunk this much coffee from the beginning and her gas hadn't started since 1 month ago. but I also know that it's rare for babies to be affected by what the mother ingests. I noticed her increase in gas and the same smell of them about 1 month ago it started after her bowel movements stop becoming frequently. She poops every 3 days or so now.
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  • @llli*zachary.smommy's Avatar
    May 17th, 2016, 07:23 AM
    Ok so I am a little ahead of myself, since 6 months is technically in 3 days, but I am just so happy to have made it to this milestone. For anyone who wants to read my initial post which was filled with so much desperation, sadness, and confusion: http://forums.llli.org/showthread.php?125116-everything-going-wrong-desparate-for-help!! We had a really hard breastfeeding journey but things are so different now. I hope that others reading this can find hope and believe that things can get better. We are doing so well, and LO is gaining right on target for his age now. He is almost 12 lbs. Still a small baby, but he has come a long way from 4lbs 8oz in these 6 months.
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  • @llli*bkindnhappy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:54 PM
    Hi! I took my 9 month old baby boy to his check up thinking everything would be just fine I had my active baby breastfeeding fine and blw. But when they checked him he gain less than 2lb in 3 months! How is that possible when I carry him an he is heavy to me. Now I'm worried
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  • @llli*ftmum's Avatar
    May 19th, 2016, 01:01 PM
    Hi there, I currently use an Avent manual pump every night but only get about 40ml (1.3 Oz). I often get about 60ml (2 oz) if hand express. I need to significantly increase this to top up my baby (exclusively breast fed) as I need to fatten him up and would eventually like to build a freezer stash. I've used a Medela mini with even less success, night bigger flanges but got nothing. Is it worth buying a better pump, or will my body just respond the same? Note I've tried warm packs, breast massage, photos and videos of baby, having baby with me, pumping different times of day...
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  • @llli*polarisj9's Avatar
    May 20th, 2016, 04:41 PM
    My baby is EBF and I just went back to work this week. I've been pumping bottles for him & that's going well. I still nurse before and after work. He's home with my husband during the day. The first four days he ate more than I expected - like 13-15 oz during the 11 hours I was gone. But today, I left 13 oz for him and he only drank 6 oz! Hubby said baby just hasn't been interested in eating much today - he kept refusing the bottle. He had normal diaper output, and nursed from me as soon as I got home. Is this normal? I'm shocked he drank so little today when he's normally guzzling bottles! Hubby does pace feeding and we've had no issues switching between breast and bottle.
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  • @llli*ssmith888's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2016, 11:24 AM
    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I feel like I've seen some conflicting information about whey protein and breastfeeding. Can anyone tell me if it's unsafe to eat while breastfeeding? I saw a thread discussing protein shakes (some containing whey protein) and it seemed like they weren't recommended but I believe that's because of some of the other ingredients. If there's whey protein in something I'm eating, for example some pancakes I just bought that are supposed to be good for you because they have lots of protein - is that unsafe? My baby does not appear to have a milk allergy, if that's the main concern. Thank you!
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  • @llli*neilas.mom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:15 AM
    My first child is 17 days old, she was 8 lb at birth, and now is still at her lowest weight of 7lb 5.8 oz. I am BF exclusively and compressing the breast with feeding. We are working on improving the latch. The first week she was put on antibiotics, had 2 X-rays and a upper GI. It turned out there was nothing wrong with her, however the antibiotics and barium hurt her tummy for a week. She eats every 2-3 hours in the day, 3-4 at night, wet diaper every feeding, 1-2 dirty a day. All her vitals are perfect, pink skin, bright, wet looking eyes, she is VERY active. The nurse wants me to add formula to her diet, but I think she might just have gotten a slow start, and have a high metabolism. We do see a doc in a couple days.
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  • @llli*baraboo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 AM
    My LO will be 3 weeks old on Tuesday - he started out nursing like a champ except his latch was shallow. He made up for it with vigorous sucking and has had no problems gaining weight. However, my nipples paid the price and I developed several cracks by day 4. My milk came in day 3 and I was CRAZY engorged for a few days. I got plugged ducts on both sides and the only way I could relieve them was to massage and squeeze my breasts while LO nurses - if I just let him do his thing, he doesn't unclog me or even do that good a job draining milk. I noticed a week in that his tongue looked flat when he cried, and the pediatrician agreed he had a tongue tie. The ENT snipped a centimeter of anterior frenulum. This did improve things - I stopped getting torn up looking nipples and they've slowly started to heal. But something is still not right. Unless I'm fairly aggressively pushing my boob into his mouth at all times during nursing, LO falls off and starts chomping just my nipples. He seems physically incapable of flanging his upper lip (it's so taut that I can't roll it out for him with my finger) and he barely flanges the bottom one - he seems to prefer tucking it in. He gets lip creases after nursing and my nipples have the lipstick shape with a crease in them too. I have small areolas but his gums clamp around the base of the nipple, not further out onto breast tissue (no matter how many tricks I try). I'm really starting to lose it (my sanity). I nursed my daughter for 2...
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  • @llli*polarisj9's Avatar
    May 18th, 2016, 08:05 AM
    I EBF and just returned to work a couple days ago. I've had no supply issues and baby has been a great nurser. Baby has always nursed every 1-2 hours around the clock. I'm sure part of that is just comfort nursing, but he's definitely a good eater (doubled birth weight by 2 months). I'm gone from him at work for 10-11 hours each weekday. At work I've been pumping every 3 hours and producing about 4oz each session. Today during my first morning pump, I pumped 3 oz which is less than my usual morning pump. Is my pumping every 3 hours (when I'm used to feeding baby every 2ish hours before this) going to lower my supply, because I'm draining my breasts a little less frequently)? I'm still nursing him at home mornings, evenings, at night and weekends. But I know I can't pump every 2 hours at work. Also, baby still nurses every 2 hours at night, but since we do side lying breastfeeding, I think he falls back asleep after only a couple minutes. Will that hurt my supply? Thanks!
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  • @llli*mammymurphy's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2016, 08:32 AM
    Hi, I'm a ftm to a 3 week old little boy and am breast feeding. I've had trouble with sore, cracked nipples (improving but slowly!) so need to use lanolin after every feed and breast pads to stop my bra sticking to them. I haven't made the leap yet and breast fed any where apart from at home because of all this extra business. We've gotten good at going on little trips but are always watching the clock to get home in time for the next feed, it would be nice to have a bit more freedom. Any tips or advice? Thanks!
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  • @llli*mjanellec's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    Hi. My baby will be 3 months old in a few days and over the last 2-3 weeks he has been crying when I try to bf. We have some sessions that are good but most of the time he will just nurse for a couple minutes then pull off and cry. I try to calm him down then try again and he just pushes me away and cries more. I'm not sure what to do or why he is doing this. Any advice would be very appreciated. Thank you.
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  • @llli*jen.r24's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:09 AM
    Hello all. My lo is 8.5 months, never taken a bottle and I don't intend to start them. I use an open cup (doidy cup) with her for expressed milk and small amounts of water. Grandparents find it hard to use (it takes patience but she is good at drinking and swallowing from it with support). What closed top cups do you find useful ? I want to buy some so I can try and leave my lo for an afternoon in the next few weeks (grandparents will do a milk feed and nap for the first time).
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  • @llli*habiba's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    My 9 months old son was constipated for 3 -4 days, usually he passes stool every 3rd day. he passed the stool today and it had black tiny particles( like black powder) mixed in the stool. Sorry for being so gross. I introduced egg yolk 4 days ago. Other than that he had oat cereal very little amount of date and lentil soup.He seems fine no rash etc . Im so worried plz help
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  • @llli*capetry9109's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    Thanks for all of the replies lady friends! IBCLC suggested pumping after feedings simply as a way to give me a break if I felt like I needed one. I was having one of those "hadn't showered or eaten, and didn't notice the half gallon of spit up on my shirt" kind of days when I had my appointment. Feedings have slowed to a more regular pattern, so it was clearly growth spurt time for my LO. I just hunkered down and dealt with it. We both survived!
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    I know this is so hard. But have you seen an IBCLC? You say the LC said it sounds like an ULT. Ok, so what? I have to say this is the kind of thing that makes me angry. That is absolutely no help. It is meaningless. It may be or it may not be. If there is any way possible, I strongly suggest see an IBCLC who is able to work with you and your baby to improve the situation. Here is the description of a consult I mentioned above. http://cwgenna.com/lconsult.html Even when there are physical barriers to good latch, latch can usually be improved even without clipping with good latch technique and positioning. Maybe not fixed entirely, but helped. Or you may have an experience like mommal. I had that type of experience with my first child. At the time he was born, 13 years ago, no one was really treating for tt in newborns due to breastfeeding issues in my area. I am convinced our difficulties were caused at least partly due to a tongue tie. But with the help of an IBCLC and a nipple shield, we got him latching well enough so he was no longer injuring me and eventually we nursed pain free without the shield. I am not saying this will be your experience, I am saying that even when tt or lp is present, that does not always mean pain free nursing is not possible. I am unclear as to why you have to do breast compressions or why you think baby is not extracting milk efficiently. I mean if you do ok, but it sounds like you hate doing that, so I am trying to figure out a work...
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  • @llli*bkindnhappy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    Nursed on demand basically every two hours but since like 3 days ago he is doing some feedings after 2.5 hours or 3. He nurses 5 to 7 times during the day and 2 to 3 times during the night. In a 24hr gap 7-10 times. It has been the same scale but always with clothes. He doesn't use a pacifier. He is not sleeping through the night. Thank you.
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  • @llli*sprocket's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    Make sure to reassure yourself that this is not just a scale issue. I once identified a 5 oz descrepancy between scales in my pediatrician's office. One indicated no weight gain since the previous weigh in 5 days before and then two other scales in the same practice indicated a gain of 5 oz (an oz per day).
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    Can you see a pediatric dentist about the ULT? They are often more knowledgeable about ties and less resistant to treating them than pediatricians. Hang in there! My older daughter had a lip tie and either it stretched or she grew enough that it was no longer a problem for us. It took some time, but nursing her eventually became the enjoyable experience it's meant to be.
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