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  • @llli*mjs.mami's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    I just want to share my story... To Whom It May Concern: I am an Active Duty service member and mother to an eight-month-old baby boy. I am proud to say that I have been able to provide breastmilk for my son his entire life. That was until January 21, 2017 when a package that contained close to 300 ounces of breastmilk was lost within the UPS network. I am away from my child due to military obligations, however; I made the decision to continue the breastfeeding relationship even though I cannot physically be present. I researched day in and day out the best way to ship breastmilk to ensure its safe arrival. I purchased the required supplies, I read the UPS regulations on the use of dry ice, I pumped four times a day to maintain my supply, I labeled and froze the breastmilk flat in five ounce bags. I arrived at the UPS location on January 20, 2017 ready to send the breastmilk that I produced to my husband. I paid $181.81 to have the package sent UPS Next Day Air with guaranteed arrival of January 21, 2017.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    Have you been able to find an answer to your question?
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    How upsetting. I am so sorry!
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    Lots of saliva is entirely normal if it is a reaction to teething, and while 3 months is a little early in general, babies can teeth anytime so it is entirely possible teething is the root of the saliva. But I would also say that my son (who teethed very early) drooled an incredible amount from about month 3-8, and it never caused latch issues. So I would again wonder if the root issue is still a poor latch. According to a quick search online, a side effect of Losec is nausea. Nausea certainly can cause excess saliva, so I wonder if it might be related. Also what form does the Losec come in? My oldest son as a baby was put on Zantac liquid for a while and it tasted so horrible (yes I tried it, it was absolutely disgusting even in the flavoring) he could not get it down and if he did, it made him gag. He was switched to Prevacid solutabs, dissolved in water. Those taste great and he sucked it in happily, but I have never been convinced it did much. I was later shocked to learn that his dosage (he was 4 months old) was the same as that given to me as an adult for firmly diagnosed GERD (I had an endoscopy) - and that dose caused ME intestinal discomfort and had to be reduced. In the intervening years I have become very skeptical of medication for reflux in infants. Not saying it is never needed, I just think GER in infants is over-diagnosed, meds are over-prescribed, meds tested only on adults are used for infants, and consequently quite possibly prescribed in a too...
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  • @llli*lolaminis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    Thank you for your response. Definitely need to try new nursing positions. The pain persists. Home pregnancy tests have come back negative btw. I'm having other uncomfortable symptoms too and wondering if they aren't all because of the mini pill. I've read lots of reviews and complaints that are pretty consistent with what I'm experiencing. Thanks again for replying!
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  • @llli*trifides's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    Sorry for the delay replying- we have a very unwell dog for the last 2 weeks so between him and the baby I'm not getting time to go to the pc. Thanks for your answer maddieb, I will go and chat to IBCLC again. I forgot to add that in the last 2-3 weeks she is producing much more saliva; because of this she has a very wet slimy mouth and when she feeds, the saliva transfers onto my breast and she keeps slipping her latch leading to her chomping down hard on my nipple. This is becoming more of a problem causing pain now rather than the tongue tie and I have some bruising where shes chomped. Is it normal for them to produce a lot of saliva around now? She is also on Losec for reflux and I'm wondering if its causing it? One final question- she is feeding every 2-2.5 hours daytime. Is this a lot or a normal stretch. Shes feeding for 45 mins so there's only 1.5 hours max between the end of one feed and the start of the next. Thanks!
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    Even if there is another cause to the pain, that would not rule out being pregnant. In my experience pain at this age is often caused by a poor latch, and that is usually linked to baby nursing in a position that curls their body slightly, leading to baby tucking their chin and not being able to tilt their head back slightly to get that good, deep latch. Or just developing a "lazy latch" that is too shallow as they are so practiced at getting milk out they find they do not need to have a great latch anymore. So if you are not already doing so, I would suggest trying different nursing positions that might work better for a longer, bigger child, and/or encouraging baby to latch well from the start and to not sort of slide down the nipple as the session goes on.
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