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  • @llli*sheasmom4's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:55 PM
    My 9 week old EBF girl has had streaks of blood in her poop since about 5 weeks. I have eliminated dairy and soy and it has made minimal difference. She poops about 6-8x per day still, this hasn't decreased since birth. Her pediatrician suggested cutting dairy when she was 5 weeks old and said if it didn't improve in 2 weeks we should put her on special formula. I will be seeing the pediatrician tomorrow and I know she is going to bring up formula again. I was mostly only feeding off one breast but after reading dr jack Newman's advice I am now offering both. This has changed her poops from ranging in green/orange/brown in colour to mostly yellow but there is still blood. I don't think it's an under supply issue. She was 6lbs14oz at birth, 7 lbs 3oz at 2 weeks, 8 lbs 3 oz at 4 weeks and 12 lbs at 2 months. She is very content and sleeps well, does not spit up a ton with the exception of the occasional large puke-like spit up. Has anyone experienced something similar and found a way to control it? Thank you.
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  • @llli*parakeet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:33 PM
    My son is turning four months this week. For the past week or so he has taken to screaming at the breast. It looks like he simply does not want to nurse. Same with the bottle. Just doesn't want it in his mouth. The only time he will actually eat is when he's sleepy or he is swaddled and there's white noise. Otherwise he just fights and fights feedings. Nursing was never easy with this one. He was born a month early, had jaundice, had a tongue tie, had excessive sleepiness. Just when I thought things are getting better the screaming has started. A typical feed looks like this - offer breast, eats 3-4 minutes, starts screaming. Let him play, then offer breast again and more screaming. Then swaddle, and put white noise, eats for 5 minutes. Then unswaddle and play more. Then feed more as he gets close to his nap time. Another 5 minutes of food. An IBCLC did a home visit yesterday and he took 2.2 ounces over the course of one feed. He gets one bottle of expressed milk a day while I sleep and that too he drinks 2-2.5 oz. He eats 7-8x a day. His weight gain has always been minimal. First three months he was averaging 5oz/ week and during this fourth month he has gained 12oz. From what I understand this is the lowest range of acceptable. The LC mentioned something about oral aversion and was going to get back to me with occupational therapist names.
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  • @llli*seranada's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    Hello, this is my first post here. My baby is 9 days old, I've been pumping and getting small amounts of colostrum, but no milk. Is there a point where I should just give up? It's really starting to feel hopeless.
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  • @llli*jhart's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    Actually, we moved two years ago, but I don't have anyone here treating my PCOS. I go to midwives for birth/gyn, and their training is not in PCOS. The IBCLC said Domperidone. I need to get it from Canada. Obviously it's not the first thing they suggest but I've been doing all the usual suggestions. I joined a Facebook group for women with PCOS who have low supply. They are big into Dom. Also ketosis diets seem to be big. Basically, the keto diet addresses the insulin resistance aspects of PCOS. There is some interplay between insulin and prolactin, so if your insulin is misregulated (as is the case with PCOS), your brain does not release enough prolactin in response to the baby's sucking and emptying of the breast. The keto diet down-regulates your insulin so that your brain can properly release prolactin. The Dom promotes prolactin release. Basically, talking to both the LC and the FB group, it sounds like the PCOS is inhibiting the usual feedback loop in which more emptying leads to more production. All this was very interesting to me, and I think I'm going to aim for Dom and the keto diet.
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  • @llli*snackycake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
    Just checking in with an update. I went to see a family physician shortly after moving in the hopes that both the baby and I could be treated at once, but since his medical records haven't arrived yet there was nothing she could do for him. :cry In any event she didn't seem to be particularly knowledgeable about thrush, so she just checked her reference materials and prescribed me more Diflucan and sent me on my way, which I suppose bought me another 14 days of breastfeeding to figure this out (7 left now . . .). I have an appointment with an IBCLC on Friday who works out of a nearby center specializing in women's health. Maybe she can help me sort this out. I'm wondering if what I thought was returning thrush on the baby is actually just milk tongue - it's just toward the back, not on the whole tongue anymore, and it doesn't seem to be responding to Gentian Violet but also doesn't appear to be spreading. Maybe we had thrush before but got rid of it and now I just have some other nipple issue? Who knows? I just want it resolved, I feel like I spend half my time sterilizing things and swabbing my nipples and the baby's mouth and trying to keep our linens from getting purple stains and shopping for probiotics and on and on and on . . . I'm on maternity leave but as I mentioned, I've just moved and have plenty of other things I need to be doing rather than fighting a never-ending (and losing!) battle with yeast. Thank you all for your encouragement, at any rate. Please...
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