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  • @llli*snackycake's Avatar
    May 26th, 2017, 07:22 AM
    I would love some advice if anyone can offer it, as I'm truly at my wit's end. Apologies in advance for the length of this post. My baby and I have had thrush since he was 2 weeks old, likely because of the antibiotics I had to have during labor for GBS. He's now two months old, and after trying just about everything, we're not in any better shape than when we started and his pediatrician seems largely indifferent. The thrush is only on his tongue, and doesn't seem to bother him or cause any symptoms other than the clicking noise he makes when nursing. He's a chubby, healthy baby, which I gather is why the pediatrician can't be bothered to prescribe anything that actually works. What we've done for the baby: He was initially prescribed Nystatin, which we used for about 4 weeks and saw no improvement whatsoever. I tried swabbing his mouth with diluted GSE, but that must've burned him because on the second day or so he actually was in too much pain to latch on to the breast or even take a bottle, so had to be fed with a medicine dropper until he felt better. I used diluted GSE on my breasts at the same time, and it seemed to burn me or dry things out and make the pain worse - I have sensitive skin so this wasn't a surprise. I've had him sucking probiotic powder off my finger twice a day. I've swabbed his mouth with a baking soda rinse after each feeding, and then applied lemon juice. Doing this for a week also resulted in no improvement. We tried a three-day...
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  • @llli*carmenoct24's Avatar
    June 8th, 2017, 12:29 PM
    Hi, I am really struggling with going back to work. My baby is 7.5 months and was exclusively breastfed until recently. I have added a little bit of food and am supplementing twice a day (I was previously extracting, but that was really hard on me). That has really relieved alot of my stress. Now I am dealing with the sleep issue... She wakes up like every hour. Literally, if not more. I have tried co-sleeping and she just wants to eat all night. I try turning back to her, but she just cries. Sometimes I can calm her down by rubbing her tummy, but that doesn´t last long. She is okay if she lays on top of me. She still wants to eat alot, but it´s more manageable. Most of the things I read say that if you don´t want to do cry it out that the best strategy is a good schedule with maybe some controlled crying (she is super dependent on being held, which we can somewhat deal with). WRT a schedule, I am really not sure what is an appropriate feeding schedule. I need to balance what is realistic with my desire to breastfeed as much as possible (I don´t want to add more supplements even though that might be more conventient) without going sane for lack of sleep. WRT naps, they are not that great, usually 30 minutes. In any case, she is really sweet during the day. She doesn´t behave badly or act overtired. And I really try to get her tired. I am always working with to practice standing up and now she has started crawling everywhere so I stay on the ground with her getting...
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  • @llli*momma2017's Avatar
    June 10th, 2017, 01:14 PM
    Ok. I have a 4 month old. We started out ok with breastfeeding. His latch wasn't always great but we were working through it. Out of frustration and exhaustion I agreed to lump and put some in bottles so his dad could do some nighttime feedings and I could get some sleep. Then the pdiayricuan said he was low on the growth curve and tried to push formula on me. I held off as long as I could and almost exclusively pumped and bottlefed but my milk has significantly slowed and we resorted to formula this past week because I wasn't making enough. We also tried thickening the breatmilk with baby cereal after being pressured my mom and mother-in-law but that was very obviously not answer and our little one let us know pretty quickly that he didn't like it. The formula is definitely not agreeing with him (no surprise there). And I have tried a nipple shield to encourage him to latch better. I am also drinking the milk makers teas and eating their cookies to encourage my milk supply. What else can I do? I would like to go back to exclusivley nursing and maybe find a different pedi that will be more supportive of nursing. Have a totally messed up? Is my milk supply permanently affected? Any suggestions will be very welcome.
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  • @llli*mamer3's Avatar
    May 29th, 2017, 03:21 PM
    DD3 is 6 months, 2 weeks old. 2 weeks ago she weighed only 11lbs 10oz. :( I requested the weight check as I suddenly realised she was very skinny and was worried. Her weight history is as follows - Birth: 8lb 6oz at 38 weeks Lowest weigth: 7lb 13oz at 2 days 5 days: 7lb 13
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  • @llli*mom2travis's Avatar
    June 13th, 2017, 06:27 AM
    I'm a FTM and my son is one month old. We have been having a real hard time with nursing. Some of our sessions will be great (of course during my appointment with the LC it was perfect) and others will be horrible. They will go on for an hour and a half, he will latch and un-latch, start screaming, shake his head around my nipple with his mouth open like he forgot how to latch. I want to be successful so much, I really want this special bond with my son but I fear it is never going to get better. I want to attend a local support group meeting, but I am a little embarrassed about how much he screams when I try to feed him, it's like I am hurting him.
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  • @llli*ilikefood's Avatar
    June 9th, 2017, 04:49 AM
    My 19 week old was doing well gaining weight until I went back to work when he was 14 weeks old. Here's his weight gain history Birth 1/21 6lb 4oz 1/23 5lb 11oz 1/24 6lb 1/30 6lb 8oz 2/1 6lb 10oz 2/7 7lb 5oz 2/15 8lb 5oz 3/1 9lb 14oz
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  • @llli*sarahfv's Avatar
    May 30th, 2017, 11:31 AM
    Two problems have arisen with my 7mo- 1. She has started chomping down on my nipple (no signs of teeth yet) when she first latches on, is excited or overtired/annoyed. It hurts! 2. We bedshare and she has been nursing more and more at night and not wanting to let go. If I try to turn to lay on my back, she will stir and immediately search for a nipple. It's really uncomfortable being on my side all night and my hips go numb. It has also been taking a lot longer to nurse her to sleep at night (sometimes upwards of an hour before she unlatches or is asleep enough for me to unlatch her and leave the room). Any suggestions? My nipples have been hurting recently and I'm not sure if it's due to this or to thrush returning (or both). I don't want to stop bedsharing. I will also need some help with sleep soon since my husband or I have always been home with baby and getting her to nap is tough (nursing for me, bouncing on a yoga ball for dad). It usually takes about 15 minutes and then sometimes she wakes up when we set her down and we start over. In August she will start daycare which I'm already stressing about!
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  • @llli*confusednewmom's Avatar
    June 8th, 2017, 04:10 PM
    Hi All, My daughter is 7 weeks old today. She latched on like a champ and breastfeeding was a snap for the first few weeks. Then she started pulling off and screaming. Her poops stopped being yellow with white fat flecks and started just being yellow and voluminous and runny...and frequent! She would poop a lot every time she fed and she also spits up a lot. I went to see a lactation consultant when this first started and was diagnosed with fast let down and over-supply. They said she was eating a lot and latched properly and gave me some strategies to manage the fast let down. I've used the strategies to manage the fast let down, and I've also cut all dairy from my diet. It seemed to help at first, but the pulling off and screaming continues. So then I thought maybe she was only getting fore milk, so I went to feeding on breast at a time and not switching until it was empty. Seemed to help at first, but problem continues. Meanwhile my oversupply has gotten out of control. So I tried block feeding -- same breast twice in a row. This seemed to help a lot. From last night until halfway through today she cluster fed and did not scream. But her poops were suddenly bright green (weird). Then she slept for two hours, my breasts re-filled, and even though I pumped off the foremilk she is screaming again. The screaming seems to correlate to some extent with pooping but she also usually poops right after she starts feeding on a full breast, which is also...
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  • @llli*ilovebaking's Avatar
    June 11th, 2017, 03:00 PM
    I need help. I am painfully engorged at night. Since May 23 (20 nights ago), my 10 week old had decided to sleep 6-7 hours a night. It's great for sleep, but my breasts still haven't gotten the memo. Because it wasn't a gradual reduction in nursing through the night, my breasts have continued to produce milk. I was/am already dealing with a strong letdown and oversupply before this new night “problem” started. It was recommended that I try the FDBF method, but I'm not sure it's working since I’m still having to pump before I can nurse. For the first 7 weeks I did block feeding. Then I switched to both breasts to see if it would help the oversupply, which it kind of did. At 9 weeks I started the FDBF method. My breasts seem to be ok now during the day with block feeding, but I’m still needing to pump in the morning before I can nurse the baby. Background: This is my second baby. I had strong letdown and oversupply issues with my first, but since it was a gradual reduction in nursing at night, I didn’t have this problem (as much). Any advice? Thanks.
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  • @llli*konabride's Avatar
    June 2nd, 2017, 12:38 PM
    I just returned to work last week. My baby is 16 week old. Up until now, his weight gain has been fine, some slow weeks, but he seems to be on track when looking at the big picture. Breastfeeding has never been incredibly easy; he was tongue tied and had a revision done when he was a week old, but he was still kind of a lazy nurser. Over the weekend the following things happened: my period returned (which was a shock as he still wakes up at night and my period didn't return with my oldest until he was 18 months), I got the stomach flu, and my baby got a stuffy nose so feeding was frustrating for him. My pump output this week has been 40-50% less than last week. I'm devastated. We haven't had to use artificial milk because 1) he's still not eating much from the bottle and 2) I do have some frozen milk in the event that his intake increases. I've been nursing him as much as he'll allow when together, but I'm not sure how much he's getting. I feel like if I'm not getting much from my first pump of the day then he's probably not getting a ton in the evening. Combined with not drinking much at daycare, I also worry about his nutrition and hydration. He probably meets the ped's office minimum number, though. So will my supple bounce back after my period is done? The stomach flu only lasted a day and I'm well hydrated again. I'm just feeling devastated. I nursed my oldest until he was over 2 and I would love to do the same again.
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  • @llli*wakana's Avatar
    June 3rd, 2017, 05:44 PM
    I am hoping someone here can help me or direct me to more information. The information on the internet regarding extended breastfeeding is minimal. I am nursing a 3 and a half year old. Our nursing relationship has always been an easy one, just enough milk whenever she needed it. She recently stopped night nursing. She still nurses about 4 - 5 times a day. I noticed a couple of days ago that my breasts are significantly smaller, nipples getting very sore during nursing sessions, and today i just realized neither breast seems to have any milk. My daughter says she is getting milk but i can only express a drop or two. I am guessing it is still there but significantly reduced. What can i do at this stage to increase/ bring back supply? My daughter does not seem ready to wean anytime soon. Additional info: i am not pregnant. Thank you.
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  • @llli*crr.2017's Avatar
    May 25th, 2017, 07:14 PM
    I pump 3 times a day every 3 hours at work. (Mon- Fri) Im away from baby for almost 10 hours. I normally pump 3-4 oz (have gotten as much as 6 oz before) a session usually bringing home 13-16 oz. I've been using the medela 24mm flanges that came with my pump since day 1. But now after pumping my nipples kind of tingle. I think my flanges are the wrong size but I'm not sure if I should go up a size or down a size. I think I have small nipples, maybe even flat but i have large breasts. The first time I pump of a morning the 24mm flanges seem okay but as the day goes on its Iike my breast becomes more stretchy and more gets sucked into the neck of the flange. Also I have noticed a red ring at the base of my nipple on one side (the side I would consider to have the larger nipple). I tried the pumpin pals small and medium flanes but they don't seem to draw out all the milk. I feel like I am sitting there forever and hardly get any milk out. I'm okay with using the regular medela flanges but just don't want to cause any damage to my nipples or breasts. And I don't think the tingling is normal. Also I always use the pump on the lowest suction.
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  • @llli*erc45's Avatar
    June 18th, 2017, 09:33 PM
    19 days old, just found out we had a tongue tie 3 days ago and had it fixed same day. We haven't been able to latch without nipple shield and even with that sometimes she starts pushing away my breast before we even get started. I feel like the nipple shield gets knocked off about 10 times before we feed. She tends to fuss and pull off several times before she stays on for more than a few minutes. I am pumping some and we are surviving feeding to feeding, barely. I have wanted to give up so many times! Would love to hear ANY stories or advice about 1) feeding after tongue tie corrections in general and 2) experience with weaning from nipple shield
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  • @llli*lslinkard's Avatar
    May 28th, 2017, 12:04 PM
    My EBF baby is almost 4 months old and has always been colicky. he seems to have trouble pooping and passing gas. He fusses and pulls his legs up and grunts and strains and he will pass small amounts of gas at a time. But he always still has more making him uncomfortable. He seems to feel better after passing gas or having a large poop. What can I do to help him? I've asked his piediatrician about it and she doesn't seem concerned. She says it is normal and he will get it figured out in time. He's gaining weight and thriving otherwise I just want to help him not be in pain and uncomfortable. He's such a happy baby when he isn't so gassy. Also, I've tried food elimination and that doesn't seem to help him either.
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  • @llli*candlesandcoffee's Avatar
    June 5th, 2017, 01:25 PM
    Hello, I'm not sure if I'm putting this in the right place but I have a question. I know I should follow as a general guideline the 1-1.5 ounces of milk for every hour of separation. My son is separated from me for about 9 hours a day during the work week. He is 8 months old and eating solids. I'm having a bit of a problem because my MIL feeds him about 16 ounces of milk a day (supplemented with formula because there's no way I can pump that much each day at work) and a jar or sometimes jar and a half of baby food. We have been doing paced bottle feeding since he was about 2 months old. My question is, isn't that too much? Shouldn't he have 13.5 ounces as a max regardless of how much solid food he eats? She also claims he loves solids which I don't really get because when I feed him solids at home he feels like chewing on the spoon more than anything. We had already talked with her about feeding him only an ounce to an ounce and a half for every hour away from me. She seems to think he is just super hungry. And he is eating it so who am I to say he's not, idk how he acts when he's there. I just know he doesn't eat that much st home and he doesn't eat that much when my mom watches him, not even close in fact. Wwyd?
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  • @llli*alhc's Avatar
    June 9th, 2017, 01:01 PM
    I'll try to start from the beginning! Breastfeeding was going great up until 2 months. Baby started being fussy at the breast. Saw a LC who saw a posterior tongue tie. The fussiness was probably due to my low supply, due to her inefficient transfer. I started pumping and supplementing. At her 2 mo appt the next week she had dropped from 50% to 9%. Frankly the pediatrician scared me, so I started some formula. I realize now that was a slippery slope, but that ship has sailed. She is about 1/2 breastmilk 1/2 formula at this time. Finally got tongue tie revised last week after the run-around from a pedi dentist about her high palate. We saw a chiropractor twice, but I ended up doing the revision with an ENT. Prior to the revision, her latch was sloppy. Not very wide, and she would get milk all over her chin somehow. She would get tired (quivering lower lip) after just a few minutes. Luckily breastfeeding was never painful. After the revision, that day and the next, I thought we were good! But it seems she has reverted to old ways. There is no reattachment. I don't know if she has a weak suck, not wide enough latch, or if this high palate business is truly a problem, or some combination. Our routine is this: I feed for about 20 minutes on the breast (left breast just for a few, it is very flacid and not a big producer) then bottle feed 2 oz formula. I try to pump after each session, but don't always, producing about 1.5 oz total. According to weighted feeds she transfers...
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  • @llli*tracy.hasaquestion's Avatar
    May 31st, 2017, 10:05 AM
    My daughter just turned two and I'm ready to wean her, but she's not ready. I'm wondering if I should make her go cold turkey or if I should continue to gradually decrease her feedings. I've already slowly eliminated the first in the morning and bedtime feedings because I have the help of my husband at that time. The hardest one to eliminate will be naptime because she loves to just sleep in my arms and chew on the boob for two hours!! (I know I've created a monster!!) Wondering if you had any advice for daytime when she is begging for milk or naptime when she just wants to suckle for hours. Thank you
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  • @llli*ilikefood's Avatar
    May 26th, 2017, 06:37 PM
    Hello I have a 17 week old and I am nursing when I'm with him and pumping while I'm at work. I ended up with mastitis and a fever for 24 hours about 2 weeks ago. Mastitis was in my left breast and of course it's the one that produces the most. I power pumped and that worked to increase my supply but the next day it dropped again. Do I need to continue to power pump daily to bring my supply back up again? Currently on my 4 work days I pump at 6:30, 9:30, 12, 3:30. Then I nurse him as needed when I'm home. On my days off I normally don't pump but am wondering if I need to in order to increase supply. He is also going longer between feedings, do I need to adjust my pumping to match his new feeding schedule?
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  • @llli*killiansmommy's Avatar
    May 28th, 2017, 04:15 PM
    Hey guys. I stopped breastfeeding my almost 2 month old about 3 weeks ago. Reason being is that we introduced a bottle once a day for about a week (with breastmilk) because I wanted him to get used to it before going back to work. After doing that it was a constant battle to get him back on the breast. He would kick and scream, latch, unlatch, continue screaming for about an hour or more EACH feeding. So I threw in the towel and decided to pump and bottle feed. At first I was pumping up to 12oz a session depending on the time of day and then the amount started going down each time. It got to where I could not get enough pumped to sustain him and started supplementing with formula after feeding him what breastmilk I could get out. And then I couldn't get any out. I know some women respond better than others to the pump but I am wondering if it is normal to be able to pump so much and then not be able to get anything? He has been on formula only for about 1 week now but today I noticed my breasts were leaking and it feels like I have clogged ducts and I was able to hand express some in the shower. Would it be safe to try and Latch him again? I've read contradicting things online about milk going bad or sour while still in the breast. Do I need to pump and dump? if I am still producing I would like him to get the benefits of my milk but I don't want him on the breast using me solely as a pacifier.
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 AM
    I am due in 5 weeks. My baby boy has a small issue in one of his kidney. He might need a procedure for that. But it's not emergency. The urologist from the hospital said he could do the procedure even before we leave the hospital or it can even wait for a month or so. What I am worried is if we go for the surgery before we leave the hospital , it would affect my milk supply while he is gone right? Say the surgery is for 2 hours or so. And then even after surgery he could be drowsy. So I am scared that it would affect my milk supply initially. Or if I pump every 2 hours should it be ok?. If suppose we decide to go on a procedure and. Says it's the 3rd day after he is born. How many minutes should I pump every 2 hours? Please help. Any advice is appreciated.
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  • @llli*yx1000's Avatar
    June 12th, 2017, 03:25 PM
    After 6 months, I just returned to work on June 1 and luckily get to work from home. The first week, I had a good start. I was pumping 10 oz each day usually (3-4 times from 8am-5pm; there was one day where I even got 14.5oz). I nurse on demand outside of work hours and weekends. I co-sleep with the baby who wakes up at least twice to nurse around 11pm and 2am and comfort nurse often from 4am-7am. Then I got a cold (chills/fever, bronchitis, runny nose) in the second week. I can still get almost 3 oz in my 8am pump but then all others vary from drops to 1 oz each session. I understand how being sick can affect supply but I think my real problem is no longer getting let downs. I tried all the recommendations: massage, warm compress, visualizations, videos of baby nursing on me, hot drink, relaxation (as much as possible!!), and have been taking fenugreek since she was 1 month old. I hand express for several minutes after each session and can get milk out (but don't have time or energy to do this instead of pumping). I tried power pumping and restarting sessions too. So now, I often pump 15-20, take a break and try another 15min. I also checked the pump and parts. I had been using the Spectra2 and even opened up a new Mendela PISA that insurance company sent me. No better luck so I went back to the Spectra. When nursing, baby never was a great eater. Every 2.5-3hrs, she nurses 10 min each side and latch is not perfect. When I correct her, she re-adjusts...
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  • @llli*kanneki's Avatar
    May 28th, 2017, 10:34 PM
    My daughter is 22 months old and at daycare 5 days a week. We are nursing about 4 times during the evening, night and morning. We have been working on getting her to sleep without nursing. My husband cuddles with her until she falls asleep. That's been working ok. But when I get home from work, all she wants to do is nurse. She has ripped my shirts when I asked her to wait. Everything I've read about weaning seems to suggest that the other parent should step in for awhile to break the habit. I feel I'm abandoning her when I go to the other room so my husband can soothe her. She doesn't sleep through the night. I nurse her back to sleep, but there are times she'll nurse for over an hour or more. My husband complains that I should stop letting her nurse in the middle of the night. So I've asked him to take care of her. But she'll just wake up 30-45 minutes later. And we repeat this until he finally just brings her into bed with us and she screams and cries until I nurse her. During the morning we can often distract her, but the night nursing and right after work are the sessions I had hoped to drop first. To me these seem like the times she is most stressed and needs comfort. Any ideas on how I can still be giving her comfort without nursing? if I could I would hold her in my arms all the time, but I'd never see a vegetable if I left it to my husband to make dinner. I struggle to get a good night sleep and it hasn't helped my patience. I love nursing's...
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  • @llli*julienne02's Avatar
    June 20th, 2017, 12:23 PM
    My 11 month old is not eating any solids yet. He is tasting things but not actually eating anything yet. I have still been pumping three times a day at work but when he turns a year in July I will no longer be granted access to the pumping room as my workplace does not want to "set precedent." There isn't really anywhere private that I can go to pump on the sly during breaks except one room that may or may not work out...He generally nurses at least six times each night and morning before I go to work. I have a LOT of frozen breastmilk. If I end up not being able to pump at work, will my supply still be high enough to meet his demands when I am at home and on my days off? Or will my not pumping decrease my overall supply too much for a little guy who is still pretty much exclusively breastfeeding?
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  • @llli*newathis's Avatar
    June 3rd, 2017, 11:00 AM
    Hello again everyone! Sadly I have just miscarried at 8 weeks. I'm peaceful about what happened and trust my body did the right thing. I'm still nursing my 2yo. My supply went down quite a lot. Nursing had become slightly less satisfying with him often asking for more, switching sides frequently and not falling asleep nursing for his nap anymore. Still very positive relationship tho. I had a d&c yesterday, and haven't fed him for about 30h. I'm only slightly engorged. He was upset he couldn't nurse, but not devastated. I feel like I'm partly weaning him. I'm not sure whether to continue down this road, taper it off etc. or whether to carry on nursing, would my supply come back up after this miscarriage?
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  • @llli*pumpkin2016's Avatar
    May 28th, 2017, 07:22 PM
    I'm a SAHM to a 16 month old who still nurses all day, 9 times on average but as much as 13 times within 10 waking hours when you exclude his two-hour nap. He's always been a high-needs child who's relied almost exclusively on the breast for comfort. He adamantly refuses pacifiers and other comfort items (e.g., lovey) we've tried. The frequency might go up slightly if he's teething or hitting a milestone, but he basically just never slowed down from infancy-level nursing. I'm not ready to wean and really enjoy this time with him, but there are times when only 30 minutes has passed since his last nursing session and he will have a full-blown tantrum if I resist nursing that instant. To paint a picture, when he wakes up, DH brings him to me in bed to nurse, which he does for an hour. Then he eats breakfast—and this kid eats, like teenager eats :lol. Then, we'll clean up, I'll change his diaper and clothes, and he immediately wants to nurse again :confused:. This means he's either nursing or eating table food from 6:30 to almost 9:30 a.m., and that's just our morning. My first question is, has anyone experienced this type of toddler appetite? And if there are times during the day I don't want to nurse and he doesn't NEED to nurse, what's the best way to say "not right now" without 1) sparking a toddler meltdown and 2) inadvertently pushing him toward weaning? And if I say no, and he has a meltdown, how do you on-demand mamas handle that? Is there a happy medium between...
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  • @llli*alli919's Avatar
    May 30th, 2017, 02:20 AM
    I have been exclusively breastfeeding my 6 week old boy. He has always been gassy and strained to poop. In the last couple of weeks he developed mucousy stools that twice had blood in them. Also around the same time began screaming and not sleeping as much overnight. Daytime sleeping hasn't been an issue. Neither has his appetite. I took him to his pediatrician and they said he's reacting to the dairy in my diet and that I should go on a dairy free diet. Pediatrician said that it would take 2 weeks for the dairy proteins to leave my system and gave me formula to use in that 2 week period. Anyone else have issues with dairy? And is it really necessary to be on formula even for that short while? So far he's been on the formula 2 days and the mucus and blood are gone but he still strains to poop n cries so much at night n struggles to sleep overnight. I'm trying to follow his doctors advice but if he's still having some symptoms I just don't think formula is the answer. I guess my question is how common is the mucous and little bit of blood in the stools and would the benefits of the breastmilk make those symptoms worth tolerating?
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  • @llli*joanna.unbehaun's Avatar
    May 29th, 2017, 07:12 PM
    Gave birth early Sunday morning. Baby girl did great on her Apgar tests, she was a bit early (pre-eclampsia) and she was on the small side (also, pre-e) She doesn't seem terribly interested in eating right now...she was given formula which she also didn't seem to want. I remember this happening with my other daughter (but that was 11 years ago!!!) and I'm trying to remember how we got over this hump of her being sluggish (but all her tests came back great) and not wanting to eat. I offer the breast every hour and a half to two hours. She will suckle a little bit then lose interest and either stare at me lovingly or sleep. I've been pumping and syringe feeding or bottle feeding. I'm going to talk to someone tomorrow and I have an appointment with the pediatrician for a weight check (she lost 4 oz in the hospital) for Wednesday. I remember my first daughter lost some weight before she really started gaining in earnest, but like I said that was 11 years ago and I don't remember much from then... help?
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  • @llli*angie.m's Avatar
    June 2nd, 2017, 07:58 PM
    Hello all, I'm a first time mommy with a four month old who exclusively breastfeeds. I can't get my baby to take the bottle.I tried introducing the bottle around two months and since then, no luck. I knew that with me it might be difficult but my husband tries when I'm not around inside the house and nothing.. I havent left her alone with someone for more than an hour. (Which yes not good but oh well) I just worry that she's going to stay hungry especially she's constantly nursing when I am with her. I've tried every bottle/nipple I can buy on a store or on amazon. I'm opened to any suggestions. I have actually stopped trying and took it as a sign for me to stay home with her longer. I love nursing but I need help sometimes and it's hard when she's attached to my breast.. she also nurses to sleep, I know it's comforting and soothing to her and maybe I just have to deal with it but she will not sleep long enough stretches. trust me she nurses a lot more than every 2-3 hours and it's more like cluster feedings.. I'm so overtired. you know they tell not to do this and that to create "bad habits" but in the moment it makes life easier and my baby is satisfied. Please help
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  • @llli*mohawkbaby's Avatar
    June 20th, 2017, 04:42 PM
    I wrote another long winded post with lots of details about my situation, but the internet ate it when I tried to post it, and I don't have time to re-write it. So a much shorter post... I have been pumping about 3 times a day, trying to increase my milk supply. I have been giving that to my baby on top of nursing ALL day long, on demand. I usually pump 3-4 ounces total in those sessions combined. This is my 5th baby, (first 4 successfully breastfed) she was born on 3/14 (now 3 months old), 41 weeks gestation, weighing 6lbs 6oz, on 6/15 she weighed 9lbs 1oz. My question is...
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