Happy Mothers Breastfed Babies

Activity Stream

Sort By Time Show
Recent Recent Popular Popular Anytime Anytime Last 7 Days Last 7 Days Last 30 Days Last 30 Days All All Photos Photos Forum Forums
Filter by: Popular Forums Clear All
  • @llli*drakes.mum's Avatar
    February 12th, 2015, 04:11 AM
    Hi everyone I am a first time mother trying to exclusively breast feed. My son is currently 10 weeks old. I recently returned to work and have been pumping to try to build a freezer supply so I can continue to breastfeed. Things were going well until today. My milk was white and almost looked thick. When I did pump I would get a combined total of 3-4oz. Today my output when I pumped was about half and suddenly it looks clear/watery like it did in the beginning. What does this mean? I have no pain when I breastfeed,but My chest does feel tender,not near my nipple the breast itself almost like when you bench press and have a great workout,but you are sore the next day. Please help.
    22 replies | 932 view(s)
  • @llli*alysandrasmom's Avatar
    February 27th, 2015, 11:16 AM
    I just took my 4 month old to his check up today and knew there were a few questions I was going to have. For the last few weeks, my LO has been very fussy during his nursing sessions. He would almost refuse the right breast and when he would nurse on the left, he would come off after about 5 minutes and be pretty fussy so I would move him over to the right side again. He would latch on for a few seconds and come off, get back on, then off getting more and more fussy each time so I thought I needed to burp him. He would scream his little head off because he was still hungry. after he burped he would be fine. well, this morning, my baby hasnt gain a single pound in 2 months! 1>> I FEEL TERRIBLE!! I have not been able to help my baby grow! 2>> doctor has advised us to give him just formula for the next 7-10 days to see if there is a gain in weight. If there is, he said that it could possibly be that my milk is not giving my baby the nutrients he needs to gain weight. Im pretty devastated over this and I am needing some advice. Im going to continue to pump (I have been pumping since going back to work when my babe turned 2 months) but I need to know if there is a way to thicken up my breast milk? My diet usually consists of oatmeal everyday, lots of lean protein, veggies, almond milk... I also take fenugreek to help with my supply. I know that pumping alone will not keep my supply where I need it to be as I have seen a significant decrease as it is. If there is...
    17 replies | 579 view(s)
  • @llli*jpetey's Avatar
    February 16th, 2015, 08:40 PM
    For the past month and a half I have been experiencing feeding problems with my baby. He is now 11 weeks old. At first he was a great feeder and we transitioned from nipple shield to breast at about one month. At about six weeks he was diagnosed with thrush after getting super fussy at breast and refusing to eat. We got that cleared up--i think- and since then he has still not been feeding well. The doctor thinks it is reflux and we have been on zantac for a few weeks but not seeing much improvement so she prescribed Prevacid which will start tomorrow--although I am apprehensive giving him so much medicine. Not sure if it is reflux or it is something I am doing. Prior to problems, he was feeding 20 minutes per side pretty consistently. During thrush we saw a decrease and then afterwards it got worse. At first it was 10-15 minutes on one breast and then refuse second breast, but now he is taking the breast for 5 minutes max and refusing anything after. Today I haven't been able to get him to eat longer than three minutes. I am worried! He screams, arches his back or goes stiff. He has hiccups a lot, but seems to sleep well. Sometimes he will take the bottle when he is refusing me...at most 2 ounces. How do I get him to like breastfeeding again? I feel like he hates it and I miss our time together. He looks at me like feed me, but then gets all upset when I try.
    15 replies | 752 view(s)
  • @llli*alysandrasmom's Avatar
    February 28th, 2015, 11:05 PM
    Doctor has advised me to not nurse my baby for a week and give him formula due to no weight gain in 2 months. The doctor isn't sure if it might be my milk and from what I've researched he is meaning a lack of hindmilk and an over supply of foremilk. I have tried this for one day and DO NOT like this feeling of not being able to provide for my child. In just one day, he isn't liking the fact that he has to stimulate and gets frustrated. Any tips on how I can help him love to nurse again?
    16 replies | 478 view(s)
  • @llli*rss.newmom's Avatar
    February 9th, 2015, 07:48 PM
    My son is 7w3d today and needs 3 feedings at night (basically every 2.5 - 3 hours). I read online that babies this age can go up to 6 hours at night. Wondering if I am doing something wrong? How long does your baby sleep, whats your night time feeding schedule like? Note: My son is exclusively breast fed and is gaining weight steadily. He is almost 10lb now (born at 6lb)
    12 replies | 852 view(s)
  • @llli*skyanne's Avatar
    March 3rd, 2015, 11:45 AM
    Hey yall. I mostly just need to vent I think. At her 1 month checkup DD was 7lbs 7oz and in the 5th percentile. At her 2 month checkup yesterday she was 8lbs 2oz, still in the 5th percentile according to her doctors charts. According to the WHO chart i have shes dropped to .5%, and the CDC chart says shes 2%. I offered to take her to see a LC because I have this weird feeling that something is off, like she's not transferring milk well. She told me to definitely do that because it couldn't hurt, but as long as shes still in 5% according to her charts she was fine with it, especially since she's gaining hight and head circumference and is hitting her milestones early. She wants us back in for a weight check in a month. I'm stressing so hard about this right now, I'm afraid shes not going to keep up with that 5%. On one hand her daddy is on the small end of average for a man, 5'7 and has been trying to gain weight his entire life. The army actually made him put on a few lbs before they would let him join. DS had horriblle weight gain issues too, but he had severe reflux. Poor child hardly gained anything at all until we started solids, ans now he's two years old and 50%. I think its mostly muscle weight though, because people still stop us and comment on how skinny he is. But I'm fat, so is most of my family, so you would think my kids would be pretty big too.:shrug I have an appointment with a LC tomorrow, but I'm still wigging out about it. What if the LC doesnt...
    17 replies | 286 view(s)
  • @llli*kristalee's Avatar
    February 20th, 2015, 07:57 PM
    Hello! A few months ago it became increasingly difficult to breastfeed my now 12 Mo old. He was losing interest. So I started supplementing during the day. I sleep trained him and that cut out the last feeding before bed. So he began night waking again. I have now switched him from formula during the day to almond milk he's not super interested in the almond milk but I give him dairy also (cheese/yogurt.). and he will breastfeed right before bed and once or twice in the early morning hours. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? It seems to be working for us. He is eating a lot more and I still offer the breast when he wants it (he only seems interested right before bed and in the morning). I had wanted to fully wean him at 12 months but he doesn't seem ready so I don't want to cut it all out. My older child would never latch so I pumped for him for 6 months and bottle fed him for another 6 months and he had no problem transitioning from bottle to cup and from formula to almond milk at 12/13 months. I don't want to buy anymore formula. He is growing normally and developing fast. He's already walking and knows 9 body parts by name!! He just turned 1 this month. I'd like some feedback on our situation, I haven't found anything like it. I know babies don't normally wean even partially before 1 year, so I'm interested to hear about some other unique situations.
    16 replies | 504 view(s)
  • @llli*jebmommy's Avatar
    February 17th, 2015, 09:48 PM
    My exclusively breastfed baby is 4 months old, and up until Monday, would not take a bottle. Monday, he refused to nurse for the first time ever. I tried often, taking a break in between attempts. He turns toward my breast, opens his mouth, lets his lips touch me, then screams bloody murder and refuses to try again. Out of desperation, I finally tried a bottle, thinking for sure it wouldn't work, as he has always refused them in the past. He sucked it right down! Every feeding for the rest of the day, he would do the same. He got up twice to eat Monday night/Tuesday morning and nursed just fine then. Tuesday morning he started to refuse, but gave it a second try and did end up nursing (on one side only.) However, every feeding since, he screams bloody murder and refuses to even try to latch. Before bed, I got him to try latching and he sucked for a couple minutes, my letdown never happened, and he gave up, mad. I have a 3 year old at home, along with this baby who doesn't like to be put down. I am having a hard time finding the time to pump after every feeding! I don't want to lose my milk supply, because I want him to nurse again. My letdown used to happen within a minute, now when he tries, or when I pump, it takes forever, and he doesn't have that patience, so he won't try again. I don't know what to do! I want so badly to nurse him until a year, but I have been in tears all day about this!
    10 replies | 626 view(s)
  • @llli*blueberrysmom's Avatar
    February 4th, 2015, 09:06 AM
    Can you ladies speak to how nursing to sleep during the day should or should not fit into the Eat Play Sleep routine? I'm really desperate for some advice. I have always fed my LO after he wakes up because I did that with my DD with the eat play sleep routine. This led to a every 2 hour schedule during the day, and every 3-4 hours at night - but she used a pacifier to go to sleep. My DS will not. So I end up nursing once after he wakes up, again for sleep 90 mins later - which is only a 40 min nap. So with 4 night waking that means he's nursing about 16 times a day, sometimes more. This is not only exhausting but almost impossible with a 3 year old. I have to leave her alone in the living room for at least the nurse to sleep sessions, and since he's found the world now I'm trying to nurse him in a quiet dark room after he wakes up so he'll eat better. This means a sad and frustrated toddler who wants to be involved, but is so distracting that my LO won't eat for more than 5 minutes. Should I quit nursing to sleep? Should I try and nurse every 2 hours if that means not feeding as soon as he wakes - because that won't help with EPS... I no longer have a sense of what his hunger cues are because I just put him on at any sign of distress at this point. DS is 4 months, so clearly 4 month sleep regression is in full affect. We FINALLY got his frequent nightly painful gas waking under control by cutting nearly all lactose from my diet - but just as we did that, we hit the wall....
    10 replies | 690 view(s)
  • @llli*artichokes's Avatar
    February 7th, 2015, 10:14 PM
    Sorry this is so long and rambly. I need some help and support. I am a first time mom to a 12 day old baby and we are having a really difficult time breastfeeding. I labored without an epidural with the hope that it would help breastfeeding and had about 2 hours of skin to skin contact after birth in hopes of establishing BF. BF is very painful. My daughter has a small mouth and a strong suck. Although the lactation consultations I saw in the hospital said she had an okay latch (she needs to open her mouth more, but she's also small and has a small mouth), she clamps down and has a strong suck too. First day home I was in tears from the pain. I saw another lactation consultant who said she had a tongue tie (which we had corrected 6 days ago) and has us going to craniosacral chiropractor (who we have seen twice). I was pumping and feeding with breastmilk and formula in bottles, but i am trying to add in breastfeeding too. She loves it, but I can only handle about 7-9 minutes on each breast before the pain is too intense to continue. I have to un-latch her even though she may not be done. Then I need at least an hour and half to recover. The pain is sharp, and it makes it difficult for me to go back to pumping because after the irritation of feeding, the pump is painful too (just in a different way.) When she drinks, she pauses frequently. She also loves suckling, so even if I could BF longer, I don't know that she would unlatch on her own. She seems content after...
    9 replies | 717 view(s)
  • @llli*mamer3's Avatar
    February 9th, 2015, 09:06 AM
    Got great advise here when baby was newborn and so 14 weeks in we are still going strong with the breastfeeding with no intention to give up! However little one is SO windy all the time! It is constantly waking her up day and especially night. At night she can sometimes wake hourly and either blow off wind or else I will have to sit her up to get rid of the wind and once its gone she is straight away back asleep and doesnt even look for feeding. Its often only just a little gurgle and not even a big burp but even that seems to disturb her. I put off posting here as I have done lot of research on it and I know it is probably just something that will pass but after another night of loads of wakings with wind and the same during her day time sleeps today I would really love to know is there something else I can do. She feeds every - 2-3 hours during the day and 1-2 feeds at night. Nappies are all fine. Weight gain, she had dropped from 82nd to the 52nd percentile but she is gaining all the time I think so I dont think there is an issue there. No signs of an allergy, no mucus or bleeding with dirty nappies etc.
    10 replies | 510 view(s)
  • @llli*shannonfbc's Avatar
    March 4th, 2015, 12:46 AM
    I have always had very thick hair. My daughter is 5 months old and my hair is coming out by the handful for about a month to the point where you can see my scalp and where each hair is growing from on the top of it.... ive been told hairloss is normal in breast feeding but this is freaking me out as i dont see women running around with babies like this? is this at all normal and if so is there anything i can do to minimize this? This is my third baby ive never had this before? is so bad people have noticed and commented on it :(
    11 replies | 261 view(s)
  • @llli*yana.yana's Avatar
    February 17th, 2015, 10:38 AM
    Hi! First of all, these forums are a fantastic resource and I am so grateful to have found this community. I have returned to work full time and my 14-wk-old son spends his days with his nanny. He is gaining beautifully (measured 14 lbs 10.5 oz on 2/13). He eats 7-8 times a day, breastmilk only. While with his nanny (8 am to 6:30pm), he gets three bottles. I used the kellymom calculator to determine that there should be about 4 ounces per bottle. My nanny disagrees and wants bigger bottles, because he cries briefly after each feeding. I think he cries because the feeding is over too quickly. He is otherwise happy with her: naps and does tummy time, focuses on books, toys, etc. Things got more complicated on Friday when the pediatrician said that the rule for bottles is the age of the child in months+ 1, i.e. he can have 5 ounces when he is 4 months old, 6 ounces when he is 5 mo, etc. I am sure he will love that, but where is the milk going to come from?! My current pumping capacity is about 15 ounces per day. I really don't know how to get him bigger bottles...
    8 replies | 599 view(s)
  • @llli*regina13's Avatar
    February 5th, 2015, 03:44 PM
    I returned to work this week and my mom is watching my 10.5 week old. We started giving her bottles of breastmilk starting at 3 weeks - one a day - which she took until she was 8 weeks old. Since then she has refused the bottle. My mom lives close enough to my work that this week I've gone there to nurse at lunch, but cannot do that every day and am concerned about her eating that little all day. I feel horribe for both my mom and my daughter, as I am sure it's tough on both of them. The baby just screams :cry We have tried all kinds of bottles and nipples. My mom was able to give her 6 oz yesterday (over the whole day) but today has had no luck. Any tips??
    8 replies | 455 view(s)
  • @llli*keziah's Avatar
    February 6th, 2015, 04:16 AM
    My 9 week old (3 weeks corrected) has become very fussy at the breast and it seems to be related to stomach troubles. She has always had a lot of trouble with gas and has always had a very distended stomach and needs to fart a lot. This week has been worse than normal, she seems to be constantly trying to fart and can't seem to eat at the same time. So she'll attach but then start straining and come off. She was still having at least few good feeds a day until today though. Today she hasn't stayed attached for more than a minute at once. She wants to feed, she'll open her mouth and search but after going on and off for 10 minutes seems to give up. She also asks for it a lot less often that her normal 2 hours but I still try and offer anyway. She did have her vaccines on Monday including the rotavirus one and I assumed the increased gas was related to that as she has also increased spitting up and I can hear her tummy gurgling sometimes but I thought if it was the vaccines it would be improving by now. She also had surgery to fix inguinal hernias on both sides last Thursday but seemed to be okay afterwards until her vaccines so I don't think that has caused any problems. Except that she had a harder time farting and pooping because it hurt to scrunch her legs up and now still seems a little reluctant to scrunch them up sometimes. She still has a reasonable number of wet nappies, though they do seem to be lighter today, and her urine is still clear. Until this...
    8 replies | 425 view(s)
  • @llli*mollyg.mom's Avatar
    March 1st, 2015, 07:33 PM
    Hi all, I'm new to LLLI and wanted to get some advice and see if anyone has ever been in a similar situation. I have a 13 month old daughter who was EBF until she was almost 9 months old because she just didn't have any interest in solid foods. Now she is 13 months old and she still breast feeds a lot. I'd say probably 75% of her nutrition is from breastmilk still and she still wakes 3 or 4 times a night to nurse. I have been toying with the idea of beginning to night wean her but I worry because she still isn't eating a lot of solids and I don't want to cut down on any nutrition that she's getting. We co-sleep most of the time so it's not a huge issue for me to nurse her throughout the night but I just see so many other babies her age who are sleeping through the night and pack away table food like its nothing and I worry that I'm doing something wrong that she still nurses so much. Any advice or stories would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!!!
    10 replies | 319 view(s)
  • @llli*dormir41's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    I am exclusively breastfeeding my 7 week old daughter and feel so lost.:cry She had a nursing strike when we first got home--I think when my milk first came in--but I was able to pump and didn't need to give formula. She accepted the breast after a day or two and we kept going. For the past several days, she has been nursing non stop, will only sleep for about 5-6 hours at night (she's slept that long at night since week 2 and the dr is not concerned); no sleep during the day unless we hold her, and seems extremely gassy. I'm re evaluating what I'm eating (I've been feeling off myself) but am worried because nursing seems nonstop, she seems unhappy more than not, and won't sleep like before (she did take at least one or two daily naps prior to this). I thought she was going through a growth spurt but it's been about a week and I'm worried I'm missing something. I called the lactation consultant today but the office is closed due to inclement weather. She has the normal amount of wet and poopy diapers and had gained at her last appointment (4 weeks=6 lbs 9 oz) from her birth weight of 5 lbs 15 oz. We swaddle at night and I tried swaddling to sleep for a nap but she wouldn't calm down. I will lay down with her to nurse but put her in her own bed to sleep as that works best for us. I was also recently prescribed progesterone only birth control. Ideas on what to do? I know she's tired and am wondering if it's my breast milk or technique that's the issue. I was...
    12 replies | 211 view(s)
  • @llli*littleemory's Avatar
    February 9th, 2015, 10:25 AM
    I feel that my employer is making pumping time very difficult. I work in a mid sized grocery store. I've been pumping for three weeks. Each time I pump I must leave my department on the far north side of the store, clock out on the far south side of the store, then find one of five managers (only two of whom are on duty at a time), then ask them to walk with me to the east side of the store to open the locked office, then pump and return back to clock out, and then return to my department. Often the managers are busy working or helping a customer and I must wait during my clocked out time. In short, I'm exhausted just typing it. I work on my feet for eight hours a day. This added time is eating my breaks and my paycheck. I'm honestly not sure if I can keep this up. I don't have time to even finish eating most days (I do eat while pumping) and I feel pressured to not take my breaks. I need some encouragement. Any ideas on how to improve the situation or approach the topic with management?
    7 replies | 389 view(s)
  • @llli*morakt's Avatar
    February 22nd, 2015, 10:23 PM
    My baby is 1 month old and up until now he's been exclusively breastfeeding and everything seemed to go ok: gaining weight, lots of soaked diapers and stools, etc. Since about a week ago he seems to be hungry after feedings in the evening and I feel as if I don't have enough milk, I don't feel him swallowing, is suctioning rapidly and gets very fussy and restless and sucks his hands. I have given him formula twice now and feel very defeated and sad at having to do so, but I am pretty much certain that he's not getting enough in the evenings and stays hungry. What can I do? I do not want to continue to give him formula by any means but it breaks my heart to see him not get enough and stay hungry. I drink the Mother's Milk tea many throughout the day and just ordered some expensive Domperidone (I will get it in two weeks time) but I am so afraid this will not work and feel so frustrated and sad I do not know what to do anymore. I want to attend the LLL meetings but they happen only the third Monday of the month in my city, so I will have to wait until the third monday of March which is very long time. Any help or advice will be so appreciated, any mother would understand what I am going through, this is all I think about all day and breastfeeding my child is my number one priority and the single most important thing for me at the moment. Please help me.
    9 replies | 385 view(s)
  • @llli*camille's Avatar
    February 5th, 2015, 04:18 PM
    My daughter is 3.5 and nurses once a day (before nap time). I have mixed feelings about weaning her, but I think the time is coming soon. I feel sad when I think about not nursing her ever again, but during the actual time that she's nursing I feel very irritated and done. She's very into nursing still, and I don't see her self-weaning anytime soon. I tried telling her that since she's getting to be a big girl my milk is running out and soon she'll just drink her other kinds of milk. She laughed and told me that my 'mama milks' (her pet name for my breasts) make milk so I won't run out. So, that explanation didn't quite work. She usually does well when she knows exactly how something will be, and can prepare herself before it happens, so I'm thinking I'll tell her (when I decide its the right time) that she has 3 days left and then we'll be done. But I'm sure she'll ask why. Any suggestions for how I can answer that?
    8 replies | 579 view(s)
  • @llli*soblessed's Avatar
    February 7th, 2015, 06:11 AM
    So my little man is coming up on 3 months(gasp!) And wenhave had to now switch to MAM bottles. My question is that i got the slow flow nipple number 1. Should i be getting him the one that says 2months+? Or stick with the one i have? Not sure when to switch out nipples or move up to another size.
    7 replies | 447 view(s)
  • @llli*mjollnir's Avatar
    February 27th, 2015, 12:29 PM
    Hi all, my 8 week old has just suddenly developed this habit of wildly thrashing at the breast when she's tired. It only happens when she's due for a sleep, and if it happens during the day I put her in the pram or manduca and go for a walk with her and she falls asleep within about 2 minutes. But in the evenings when I can't just do that (I have another child) I don't know what to do. She screams before letdown, during letdown (if she even stays calm long enough for it to happen) and afterwards too. She pulls off, thrashes wildly and screams, legs and arms flailing. If I take her off the breast and try walking around with her in my arms in her normal favourite positions, she screams too. I don't know if it's related to breastfeeding per se, or just overtired and inability to put herself to sleep but it makes me want to stop breastfeeding and switch to formula just so I can give her over to my husband and get a break from the constant screaming. Because if he takes her now she gets even more hysterical. Any ideas?
    7 replies | 309 view(s)
  • @llli*luvmy.munchkins's Avatar
    February 11th, 2015, 10:07 PM
    So, I have DD whom is almost 11 months old and EBF from day one....and DS who is almost 5 years old whom I was breastfed till about 12 weeks. I wish I had nursed him longer, but I was uneducated and in supported and thought I had low supply, so I started supplementing and one thing led to another. I wish I had been better educated. Last night DS asked of he could try and nurse. Honestly, I hate to say it but it made me feel awkward thinking about him trying. I don't know if it's the brainwashing of our society or more the fact that I haven't nursed him since a baby and never have nursed a toddler or child his age and size. I just want to say I think all the women nursing their children beyond a year are amazing and I may end up one with DD. But I can't help but feel awkward with my son. DH was not home and he doesn't know. He would absolutely FREAK! DS struggled with some jealousy on the beginning and not having all mommy's attention. So I don't know if that is where this is stemming from. I tried to talk to him about it and ask if he needed mommy to hold him more and stuff and he said yes. So I told him all he has to do is tell me and that I was sorry if I wasn't giving him what he needed. This was after I let him try and nurse because he wouldn't let it go. I tried to tell him it was for babies but then he pretended to be a baby. So...I let him try.figuring he wouldn't like it or something...he put his mouth to my breast and just sat there and said it didn't...
    7 replies | 582 view(s)
  • @llli*rani's Avatar
    February 24th, 2015, 03:07 PM
    My baby is 5.5 months old. I have to be at work for 4 weeks, yesterday was first day. Dad is at home with baby. He is not taking bottle at all. We have tried different bottles/different nipples. Yesterday I ran back at mid day to feed him, and then back. Today for his first feed after I left he drank a little and my husband spoon fed him total of 1.5 oz. But I have to go mid day for his next feed. We have tried sippy cup too. I never took bottle feeding seriously as for the 3-4 times I had been away, he had drank fine earlier. Maybe he was little, around 2 months so he didn't know. So I thought he will be ok, plus I am going to be home with him after this month goes. How do we train him to take bottle? Is he going to lose any weight for this 1 month that I have to work? Please help. I called my local hospital LC and she said after 3-4 days he would be ok.
    9 replies | 365 view(s)
  • @llli*arisha100's Avatar
    February 20th, 2015, 06:52 PM
    Breastfeeding my now 1 yo DS has been wonderful! I would love to continue for another year. Unfortunately, my doctor thinks bfing is causing me to lose too much weight. I have always been slim, but I am now about 10 lbs less than my pre-pregnancy weight and have a very low BMI despite trying to eat more. (Dr said she had to stop bfing her kids for this reason too...). She said if I won't wean, at least i should cut down to two feeds a day (we were doing 4x a day before, which everyone said is too much). But DS wants to bf more than ever since I've tried to scale back! He is constantly tugging on my shirt and I feel like I spend all day trying to distract him. He is clearly not ready (and really, neither am i), but then I don't want to neglect my own health. My energy has been quite low, truth be told. So conflicted... Any advice would sure be welcome!
    7 replies | 365 view(s)
  • @llli*pr2000's Avatar
    February 8th, 2015, 09:08 PM
    My baby will be 4 months next week and it has been a long, hard journey. I have been back at work now for 3 weeks and my supply is dipping precipitously. I have a history of low milk supply (my older one was supplemented 50-60% with formula). For this guy, I have been trying so hard and have made it this far without supplementing (I did see a lactation consultant when he was a few weeks old). He is tiny (born 6 lbs 11 oz)and has consistently been in the 7th-9th percentile. I was just about making enough and would usually have 5-10 oz. to freeze at the end of every week, however as of this past week, that has changed in a big way. Every day this week has been worse than the previous day. Specific changes that could have caused it: 1) He stopped wanting to nurse on the right side which used to actually be my better side, but where the letdown is very slow. And the production in the right dropped a lot. Even though I have been putting him on it first, he always comes within a couple of minutes. 2) About 2 weeks ago, I stopped waking up in the middle of the night to feed him as it was getting impossible to function at work. He usually sleeps from 10 pm – 3 am, and then wakes up at 6 am. I nurse him until 10 pm, and then stay up till midnight, pump and go to bed leaving my husband with a bottle. I would then sleep from 12 am – 6 am. However given the drop, this weekend, I have stopped doing that and woke up at 3 am to feed him; but because my flow is so slow, he has been...
    7 replies | 442 view(s)
More Activity