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  • @llli*livingtemple's Avatar
    September 23rd, 2016, 02:43 PM
    Hello helpful LLL ladies! I need some guidance on a handful of related issues. I'm writing a lot but want to be as thorough as possible, so please read on and bear with me :) I have returned to work and am home with my LO (now 11, almost 12 months) one day per week plus weekends. On the other 4 workdays he is bottle fed my breastmilk by husband, childcare, or family. He enthusiastically eats solids 2-3x/day - we don't push it, but he really enjoys food. If we happen to miss or skip a meal every once in a while, we don't worry about it. Up until about a week ago, he was nursing 6x/day on a typical day with me: wake, before AM nap, after AM nap, before PM nap, after PM nap, and bed, with meals in between. For about a week and a half straight he fought his PM nap and pushed back his AM nap to the extent that I think we've entered 1 nap/day territory. So he only just recently is nursing more like 4x/day - wake, before nap, after nap, and bed. Sometimes a little extra in between :) When I pump, I usually pump anywhere from 4-6 (sometimes 7) oz. 1. Everyone says he "whomps" the milk down from the bottle. I know it's common for BF'd babies to take milk faster via bottle than breast and that paced feeding, sitting upright, switching "sides," etc., can all help with this. People have tried all of the above. I'm working on getting a slower-flow nipple also, though the ones we use (LifeFactory) are Stage 1 (on that note: anyone know the slowest nipple out there??). The tough...
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  • @llli*kaylaq52's Avatar
    September 26th, 2016, 02:19 PM
    My daughter is 9 days old. She was born 7lb 4oz, and was down to 6lb 10oz 4 days later when we left the hospital. The lactation consultant had advised me to breastfeed and then pump and give her that, and if needed to supplement with formula. I also went thursday to another lactation consultant, and she said my milk production looked good, as did her latch and it looked like she was getting a lot from my breast, but when she was weighed, she really was only getting a couple grams. I've continued with the breastfeeding and pumping every 2-3 hours, as well as doing everything I can to increase my supply. Even after breastfeeding, I usually pump 1-2 oz more of milk, but the past 3 days she has not seemed satisfied. I have had to give her formula in addition a couple times a day and she will easily take 2 oz after the breast and pumped milk. I hate giving her formula, but don't know what else to do. Also, why is she not getting enough from my breast? I try to go back and forth between breasts and try to do at least a total of 30 minutes, but it's never enough to even close to satisfy her. It makes me feel like such a waste of all the time she is breastfeeding because I always have to pump after and now it's getting to the point where I often have to give her formula after that. Any help would be so much appreciated.
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  • @llli*sus.joey's Avatar
    October 10th, 2016, 11:07 AM
    Hi mommies, I would like some help on how I can ensure my 2 month old gets a full feeding everytime . He frequently falls asleep during feeding . I have tried all the tricks in the book take off his clothes, ticking , using a wet cloth it's very difficult to keep him awake. It's difficult for me also to find out if he really is full or he just slept off mid way during the feed. Most times he will end up waking up when I put him in his cot sucking his hand wanting more milk. What could be causing this ? Is there anything I can do to keep him awake for a full feed ?
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  • @llli*mommadaw's Avatar
    October 13th, 2016, 07:26 PM
    I have two questions I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on. I'm a first time mom. My son is 2.5 weeks old. At night when we put him in the basinet to sleep, he grunts and makes all sorts of noises. Some sound like he's agitated, some are just normal baby noises. Sometimes he gets upset and sometimes he quits. I feel like he's not falling to sleep though. Or at least a good sleep? And like hes restless. Had anyone elses baby done this? Crazy thing is if I co sleep with him in our bed he NEVER does this. He sleeps absolutely soundly, no peeps. Or if I bring him to bed during one of his restless fits he stops instantly. Is there anything I can do to make him more comfortable? Or is this normal? I've checked his diaper, fed him, and made sure that he's not too hot/ cold. Second question. At night around 7 of 8, my breasts start to hurt underneath. My nipples sometimes get tingly or are a little painful. Sometimes it radiates down to the underneath side of my breast. they're not engorged, and it doesn't matter if he's fed or not. They feel bruised to the touch. Any idea why this is happening and only at night? Last night it was really bad, I went to sleep and woke up 3 hours later and it was gone.
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  • @llli*maggiechicago's Avatar
    September 28th, 2016, 12:51 PM
    Hello ladies. I am again dealing with an issue that I don't know how to resolve. My little guy will be 6 weeks on friday. Gained nice and is about 11lb13oz (weighed today). I wrote here before because I always think I don't have enough supply but it becomes evident that it is because bebe is on the boob constantly. He obviously takes it for feeding, for comfort, going to sleep. It is all good but that creates a vicious cycle. He will feed then 1/2 hr later he wants to put himself to sleep so boob he gets and it does trickle down his throat and he won't let go of the nipple either. then 1/2 later he wakes up, burps all uncomfortable, may even spit semi digested milk and of course wants a boob again. Then he expects a full meal but how can I produce 3 oz or so when he just sat on it for 30 minutes suckling (and drinking because I definitely feel let down and him swallowing). At this point LC recommended we extend feedings every 2 hrs and I offer him paci and have him fuss. Pediatrician thinks he is crying because he is hungry because I cannot ever provide "full meal" since he is at the breast constantly. LC said he will become gassy and uncomfortable since he doesn't fully digest food before new food is introduced. The thing is he won't take any pacifier!!! I even tried a bottle with like an ounce of my milk between the feedings so that he can fall asleep and I can have around 2 hr break to "collect" more of a fuller meal for him and sure he'll take a bottle with liquid as...
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  • @llli*milkmaidmomma's Avatar
    October 9th, 2016, 03:24 PM
    I have been EBF my 7 week old and it is going great, he is gaining weight, I love cuddling with him at night, he is getting more aware and happier by the minute!! The only problem I am having lately it seems is with my dear incredibly-frustrating-doesnt-seem-to-understand-anything husband! He works 40 hours a week and I am a stay at home momma to our new bundle and also a three and a half year old. Baby is very needy during the day and I try as hard as I can to get everythimg done before DH gets home. But its HARD and I very rarely have time to myself, even taking a shower has been an in and out affair lately. For some reason my husband thinks I am sitting at home sipping champagne and eating crumpets all day. He is constantly grumbling when I ask him to change a diaper or hold the baby when I take a shower. Last night I asked him if he could hold down the fort so I could take a bath (would have been my 2nd one since baby) and he said, "I wish I had time like you do to take baths." I couldnt even get mad, I was too exhausted, I just went to take a usual 3 minute shower and then sat on the couch crying the rest of the evening. I feel so lonely. I try to do so much for him and he just doesnt see it. He gets really mad that I watch youtube or read my kindle while I am nursing and Ive tried to tell him that the only other option is just to sit and stare at the walls the whole time. Lets be real: Nursing 5 or 6 hours a day can get BORING. I just dont feel like i have any support...
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  • @llli*tcpeders's Avatar
    October 16th, 2016, 04:00 PM
    This is my second EBF baby and you'd think I'd have the hang of nursing in public by now, but unfortunately I don't. With my oldest I always found another room when visiting friends/family or ran out to the car when we were out and about. I wasn't super comfortable whipping out my boob in front of everyone and I never figured out how to wrangle a nursing cover while keeping a baby latched. This time around I don't have the option of hiding away because I have a 3 year old in tow. There is no way I could drag her out to the car and have her wait patiently while her sister eats. So I'm determined to figure out a better way to nurse in public and I'm looking for tips. I'd prefer to just cover myself with the blanket I already have packed in our bag rather than buy/pack some special nursing cover. My issue is I feel like I need two hands to hold my baby while she's latching, which means no hands to hold the blanket up. I know I could latch and then cover, but since latching is when I'm most exposed that seems to defeat the whole point of a cover. How do people do this? do you hold the blanket in your teeth while you latch the baby? is there some way to latch one handed? I always feel like my daughter's latch is painfully shallow when I try to do it one-handed... And how do you see what your doing while covering everything in a blanket? Should I be able to latch her blind? I always watch her while rubbing my nipple over her lips until she opens wide enough to put her on....
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  • @llli*karizma81's Avatar
    October 12th, 2016, 09:39 AM
    Hello everyone - new to the forum. I apologize for the long back story, but it seems relevant to my question and I'm stressed and anxious (who isn't right?) My son turned 5 months yesterday and we just successfully stopped using the nipple shield this last weekend. I was given no information about it before leaving the hospital, when to wean, how to wean, possible downsides of use, etc. I tried several times when he was younger with no success so I just gave up because he did so well with it. We have been monitoring his weight closely since 2 months because he's only gaining the bare minimum (about ~.5 oz a day, sometimes less). He's always had plenty of wet and dirty diapers, upwards of 8-10 wet diapers a day and 4-6 dirty diapers a day. He had a period of time where he was in a lot of GI pain, waking him from naps screaming and all green/brown smelly and mucousy poops (no blood though.) I cut out dairy, nuts, and a supplement I was taking and it was a 100% turnaround. He's a super calm, laid back baby who has slept through the night since 2-3 months, sleeping 9ish hours since 3 months. Passes out after his last feeding which is usually around 8:30 and wakes up anywhere from 5:15-6:00. He has always slept through all of his feedings and they generally lasted anywhere from 30-45 minutes except for the first one of the day which is always much faster since I am quite "full" after pumping around 11pm. For the past 2 weeks his poops have moved to 1 every day or...
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  • @llli*bhacket4's Avatar
    September 29th, 2016, 08:57 PM
    Ok, so several of you know I've been battling yeast for ages now. Still not 100%. I'm on my 3rd round of Diflucan. Finished with it in a week. Baby hit 4 months today. Goal was to BF until 6 months, then use my stash of milk in the deep freezer until that runs out then switch to formula. However, I just started to think about it. He's been getting my BM that has Diflucan in it for basically 2 months now, and then if I give him all of this milk that has it as well... that means he will getting Diflucant through my milk for... a long time. Right now I have close to 1000oz all from while I've been on the Diflucan. Is that even safe? I feel like having a baby on that for 4 months essentially isn't good... Any ideas? Tips? Should I just switch over to formula at 6 months.. or wait and get rid of my stash I currently have and start to build it up again once I am off the Diflucan? What do you guys think?
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  • @llli*ecalka's Avatar
    October 7th, 2016, 06:55 PM
    So my daughter is 6 weeks old. I am currently mostly pumping throughout the day due to latch issues thag have seemed to get better recently. I pump every 2 hours during the day but have been adding feedings since her latching has gotten better. Im wondering, since im about to go back to work what should i do to be getting enough sleep for work? Should i still pump every 3 hours at night? If i pump less at night will my supply go down? What should i do to keep supply up while im working? I plan to pump every 3 hrs there also. Any suggestions would be awsome!
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  • @llli*mummyslittlethunder's Avatar
    September 25th, 2016, 05:43 AM
    Hi, I'm new here, enjoying bf my nearly 7month old. How can I feed to sleep if he goes into his own cot if the cot is in the lower position? Has anyone resolved this, please? At the moment I can feed to sleep and lay him in the cot as cot is in high position. It won't be for much longer though as he's growing quickly. The only option I can see is for me to feed him until drowsy, then lay him down. As I think I would be very lucky to be able to put him in the cot in the deep position with him staying asleep. How do people resolve this? Just by co-sleeping? Any feedback helpful. Thank you.
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  • @llli*mommadaw's Avatar
    October 8th, 2016, 08:31 AM
    Im a first time mom, my baby is almost 2 weeks old. My engorgement was doing great. Until I continued to have terrible nipple pain on the left side. My midwife told me to keep it empty in case it was yeast. I see them on Tuesday so she'll check then. Now that I've kept it empty for a couple days, BOTH boobs are engorged in two hours. I had been pumping about every six hours and that was working, I wouldn't get full until about 6 hours later. Then I'd pump and feel better.. Now I pump and I'm full in two hoursm. I know if I start pumping every two when they're full it's not gonna fix anything cause ill keep making milk but they're seriously so tight I feel like they're gonna pop. I want to pump some so I have a stash, but I don't want to pump all the time and be engorged so soon.
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  • @llli*mommyforlife9's Avatar
    October 1st, 2016, 06:07 PM
    I gave birth to baby #4 in May. In that pregnancy I gained 50lbs. In the first few weeks after delivery I lost 15lbs. For a month i've been watching what I eat and started working out doing p90 (I haven't worked out in 10yrs). But no change and I can't seem to lose. I plan to continue nursing for at least 5 more months. If I do meal replacement shakes will that destroy my milk supply? If I lose that weight quickly will toxins be released in my breast milk? I've also heard that if your milk supply suffers or you stop nursing before 6mo that you will have a harder time losing the weight? Help!
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  • @llli*ote.eme's Avatar
    September 25th, 2016, 06:08 AM
    My kiddo is 13 weeks old and nurses on one side at a time at home. When I went back to work last week, I pumped on both sides at once every time. Today I'm feeling engorged overnight. My baby sleeps through the night most nights, and I haven't felt engorged at night for a while, so I'm wondering if I inadvertently increased my supply by pumping on both sides even though she usually only eats on one. Should I only pump one side at a time at work? Or could this all even out? I only pump twice at work. This is my schedule: 7:45 nurse 10:00 pump 12:15 or 12:30 nurse her on my lunch break 3:00 pump 5:15 nurse
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  • @llli*isla.smommy's Avatar
    October 9th, 2016, 08:19 AM
    I'm at such a loss as to what to do. My daughter is almost 20 months. I always planned on letting her wean naturally but I never expected to be in so much pain and I've reached a breaking point. It all stated 10 weeks ago with mastitis. Then I got yeast and milk blebs and blocked ducts and Raymond's syndrome. I've seen one GP and 3 LCs (referrals due to the difficulties I'm having). I'm on fluconazole for the 4th week and have done ultrasound. We're now trying a stronger topical steroid overnight. My right breast is starting to improve. I think my left is getting worse. The pain is out of this world and has been for so long now. But. My daughter wants to nurse and nurse and nurse. I work in health care and I've never seen a child who wants to nurse so badly. I've tried distractions, I've tried shortening the length of feeds, a special cup, warm frothy milk, daddy distractions, telling her there is no more, leaving the house, not showing her the breasts. I wanted weaning to be a positive experience for both of us but I'm starting to hate nursing and am at such a loss as to what to do. She flips out until she gets the breast. Distractions work at times, but only briefly to delay her. I feel like I've created a big mess and am struggling setting limits. Please guide me if you have any suggestions.
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  • @llli*bhacket4's Avatar
    October 11th, 2016, 01:36 PM
    I'm back - yet again. It never ends, and sadly I am getting more and more depressed because of all of this. As I've been told on here before, I know I have an over supply. I've slowly been winding off of the pumping and only pump once, maybe twice over night and only getting 3-4 oz during this time. MUCH better than the 20-25oz I was getting. I still leak a lot though, and have painful random letdowns often (as well as sharp deep shooting pains). We also had our first 911 scare yesterday morning, but I guess that was from me being a new mom. Baby turned red, looked like he couldn't breathe, and I yanked him up and started to pat on his back. He eventually coughed and screamed. We ended up taking him to his doctor and they said for sure Reflux. My question though is this... What exactly are we going through?? Could this just simply be over supply issues? Could it just be reflux? Could it be food issues? I feel like the more and more I read, reflux and OS are very similar. Also, GI doctor has tested his stool several times. Sometimes it's positive for blood, sometimes its negative. He swears theres a food intolerance.. I asked him about oversupply and he said "it's not possible" - he's really starting to piss me off though. PEDS doctor thinks it's reflux. Husband (although not a professional) thinks it's over supply but wants to do reflux medicine because of what happened this morning. Here's what we experience. Symptoms Include; - Choked once today where he "stopped...
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  • @llli*wagnera612's Avatar
    October 13th, 2016, 07:48 PM
    My son will be 7 months old next week. Last Sunday we did our normal bedtime routine. I have him a bath, read him a book, and nursed him to sleep. I put him in his crib and two hours later he woke up. Its a little early, but not out of the norm. I changed him and tried to feed him. He would come to my nipple, never latch and just roll his head in the opposite direction. He wasn't in a bad mood or anything, was happy and smiling so I didn't really think anything of it. He kept doing this til he fell asleep on my lap. So I kayed him back down and he instantly woke up and cried. So I tried feeding him again and he did the same thing, tried both sides too. So after he fell asleep I laid him back down and he woke up again. So I tried feeding him again and he still wouldn't eat. I was finally able to lay him down for the night. He woke up at 8 and I changed him and tried to breastfeed him again, but he still wouldn't eat! And then started screaming every time I would even lay him down to feed him. I tried pumping and giving him a bottle. That seemed to work okay but after a couple minutes he would start screaming with tears running down his face and his face bright red. After this happening a couple times Monday I called the doctor. They said it sounded like his ears and asked me to bring him in. But his lungs were great, his ears were perfect. The doctor found a tiny sore on his top gum which led her to believe he had a mild case of hand foot and mouth disease. Which I know now...
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  • @llli*mommabearto35's Avatar
    September 29th, 2016, 12:05 AM
    I ordered my pump from an online company they sent the wrong one. For $45 they will let me ship it back and exchange. I asked for spectra 2 and got something called an ardo. Ive never heard of it and no one i know in real life has either. Should i keep and use it or spend the $45 to return and wait on the spectra ?
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  • @llli*cccd's Avatar
    October 17th, 2016, 10:17 PM
    Hi. I hope this post is in the correct place. Have any moms here been diagnosed with breastmilk jaundice? We had physiological jaundice in the beginning and then got breastmilk jaundice as a round 2, I suppose. My son is 15 days old and we want to stay out of the hospital. We already spent 1 extra night with the early jaundice and then we're readmitted at 9 days old with a bili level 23. Formula, lights, and IV brought it back down. However his eyes are very yellow now. Breastfeeding is going well including weight gain. My first son also had jaundice but just not quite this long lasting. Thank you.
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  • @llli*krystine's Avatar
    October 14th, 2016, 09:02 AM
    My baby is 7 weeks. I return to work (fortunately just a couple of days a month) just before Thanksgiving when she will be 12 weeks. I tried a bottle 1x, when she was a few days old and I was trying to get bilirubin down but she screamed and refused so I finger fed her what I had pumped . Since then she has only ever taken milk directly from me. Since this is my first good nurser , I don't know when I should give bottle (or have husband give it). With my twins , they received some bottles till 10 weeks then at 18 weeks I went to work and one was ok with the bottle and the other took a little more time. I don't want this to be any more traumatic than it has to be for her. I have already been pumping 1 oz quite a few mornings to gradually build up a freezer stash. I know Dr Jack Newman is anti bottle always but I don't see cup feeding working well although I am open to getting rid of bottles at 6 mos and mixing milk with solids as he recommends...but for now, I'd like to know when to trial the bottle for least problems to our breastfeeding.
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  • @llli*trentsmom's Avatar
    September 26th, 2016, 07:17 PM
    Helpppp! Im at the end of my rope here... My son Is 10 weeks old and EBF, however...shortly after a bought of bilateral mastitis and Keflex antibiotics his latch declined and his sucking turned into chomping down. He will gag on a finger test and will not take a dummy, nipple shield, or bottle. I'm looking to get him on Bottles so I can pump and go out once in awhile but all he does is push it out with his tounge, gag, cry, and occasionally chomp down. I've tried spectra bottles, Avent natural, tommee tippee, mimijumi, dr browns, playtex, nubi, and munchkin latch to no avail...anyone else had this issue and figured it out? He's seeing an occupational therapist but not seeing any progress. Edit: my son has also been diagnosed with severe acid reflux and is on nexium twice a day. He does not have a tounge tie or pyloric stenosis (sp?)
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  • @llli*moredonuts's Avatar
    September 29th, 2016, 09:00 AM
    I'm hoping for some ideas as to what is causing a new (and exhausting) nighttime behavior. My 1 year old son has never slept through the night - not even close - but up until now breastfeeding could pretty reliably get him back to sleep. We finally mastered the side lying position and I was content to let the all night feeding continue because I barely woke up. The past two weeks, however, he has not been able to fall back asleep. He latches for a bit, whines, and crawls away. Sometimes he tries to find the other breast, sometimes he seems like he is looking for a more comfortable position as he crawls all over us and the bed. If I just let him do his thing he gets progressively more frustrated and the whines become cries. This happens every few hours and the wake times can last for 1-2 hours. If I offer the breast again he might try it for a few sucks, but goes back to the whining and crawling around. I have two ideas as to why he is doing this and I am looking for other help/suggestions: 1) Frustrated with not enough milk? I am of two minds on this one because one the one hand I am sure I do not have as much milk as a few months ago. On the other hand, he has always gained really well. In fact, he was at the pediatrician's yesterday and they said maybe he was gaining too well. His solid food intake is minimal due to a swallowing issue we just got a PT referral for so most of the weight comes from milk. Even if it was a milk supply issue I am not sure how much I...
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  • @llli*hbwmom's Avatar
    September 24th, 2016, 06:44 PM
    3 month is old is 10 lb 9 oz and should be close to 12. I'm finding LO and I are lazy with feeding and she is content without being absolutely full. Our pediatrician wants us to supplement (1 tsp to 1 oz x 3/daily). Clearly my supply isn't given her the calories she needs. So now I'm making sure to offer her the other side, taking fenugreek, mothers milk tea and pumping 3 times a day. My breasts are feeling empty. She falls asleep at the breast all the time. I'm torn. Any advice to increase my supply? Anyone been in this situation? Thank you for the help!
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  • @llli*jmruiz127's Avatar
    October 18th, 2016, 11:07 PM
    Background to my question: My first son was a 23 weeker mixropreemie so this is all new to me! I have had my second son via c section and have been determined to breastfeed. He was born last Thursday evening (the 13th) and I've been feeding him with no formula and just colostrum, and my milk is starting to come in as of yesterday (Monday) finally. He was born at 10 lbs 1 oz (at 37 1/2 weeks) but today at his pediatrician appointment he weighed in at 8 lbs 13 oz, more than the 10% weight loss they would prefer. He's also a little jaundiced, and his wet diapers had orange in them, uric acid crystals that the hospital nurse said were fine but the doctor said are a sign of dehydration. So she said I needed to start supplementing with formula - have him breastfeed as usual for half an hour at the most, then offer formula. I was so sad about this! But obviously his health comes first. So my concern is that I feel like the weight loss would be less if he were not so sleepy all the time. While in the hospital he would sleep quite a bit, sometimes with four hour stretches. When I would purposely wake him up so he could eat, he would drink/suckle for 5-10 minutes but always fall asleep. Since we've been home/my milk started coming in he's less sleepy and has been waking up approximately every 3 hours to eat, but falls asleep at my breast so quickly! He seems to get a few bouts of good gulping in but then after about 10 minutes will be too sleepy to continue. I even try to keep him...
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  • @llli*bhacket4's Avatar
    September 25th, 2016, 11:14 AM
    Struggling during the day to get anything done because baby wants to nurse every 1.5-2 hours MAX (sometimes every hour).. and for him to get any naps whatsoever, he will only nap laying on my "breast friend" pillow while comfort nursing. Sometimes he pops off, and I try to put him over my shoulder to move him.. but he immediately wakes up and won't go back down. For him to take any naps during the day, he must be sleeping on me while nursing?? He's almost 4 months, and he's been like this since birth. All my friends babies they can lay them down half awake and their babies go to bed. Mine, won't at all. :confused:
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  • @llli*nala17's Avatar
    October 8th, 2016, 05:22 AM
    My DD is six months old and for the last couple of months has been waking every hour or two from about midnight onwards. I also have to bounce her through sleep cycle transitions or she wakes fully. She seems to be in pain, squirming and stretching her legs right out, -occasionally screaming but usually just a very tired sad cry. Sometimes I help her (bicycle, massage) to pass wind but this wakes her. I used to just feed her to sleep each time, but lately as soon as she is back down she starts squirming again, wakes and cries. She is fine during the day (apart from catnapping) and doesn't appear to have gas issues then. She did have bowel movements very infrequently but they've increased slightly with time. Have seen three doctors - two have assured me her gas issues will improve with gastric maturity and solids, and one put me on scheduled feeds in case of foremilk/hind milk imbalance (no change). Dr currently has us on four days of 3 x rice cereal per day (to "soak up gas and stop her getting hungry at night"). I completely cut out all dairy inc traces for two weeks - no change. DD is normal weight, has perhaps five wet nappies per day, and lately is pooping every day or every other day. The lack of sleep is causing us both no end of trouble, and if she just wanted to feed, that would be one thing, but she's clearly in pain and uncomfortable. Have any of you heard of similar issues before? Any clues?
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  • @llli*fishmama's Avatar
    October 14th, 2016, 11:08 AM
    I need advice please: My LO had a tongue tie and a weak suck and couldnt transfer milk so we had been supplementing with an SNS from the time he was two weeks until about 5 days ago when we confirmed with our lactation consultant that he was indeed FINALLY transferring milk! (He is 2 months and 8 days now) She told us to try just nursing for three days no supplement and then check with his doctor to see if he was still gaining well. She said I should continue to pump after every feed to make sure my supply didnt dry up (as it did beflre his TT was diagnosed.) Well his Dr apt was Wednesday and did gain weight and we got the OK from his doctor to continue without supplements and monitoring his poops and pees. Today is day 5 and he has been doing great just nursing... I have already been pumping less and doing fine,it seems like his suck gets a little stronger every day. I REALLY REALLY want to stop pumping. I have been engorged and I feel like my supply should regulate if I just nurse, but my lactation consultant is ON VACATION.... anyone have advice? Should I keep pumping or can I PLEASE STOP NOW?
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  • @llli*jslynrms's Avatar
    October 18th, 2016, 12:16 PM
    To make a long story short for the first 2.5 months I exclusively pumped/supplemented with formula because my son would not latch and refuse the breast completely. Well with the help of a nipple shield I finally got my son to latch on and after 3 weeks of using the shield it was no longer needed. Once my son started latching I stopped pumping and started EBF. Now he's almost 6 months and won't take a bottle anymore. I'm trying to reintroduce the bottle and so I'm back to pumping and breastfeeding but now when I pump I barely get an ounce between both breast and sometimes nothing at all. How can I increase my output I used to get at least 2-4oz between both breast before.
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