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  • @llli*esther2013's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    I wouldn't use it personally, not after its been warm, cold, warm, cold.
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  • @llli*ngs215's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
    Well done! Congratulations on getting this far.
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  • @llli*erin.in.middletown's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    When my little one was the age of your's, she had some gas as well. Something that helped us was infant massage- you can find many videos on you tube by searching anything like "infant massage for gas".
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    Okay, great! If they were greenish or brownish, then maybe we could have discussed oversupply as a possibility. But it sounds like we don't need to! :)
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Never used them, but wish I had. There was a good study showing that use of probiotics was associated with lessened intensity of colicky crying. Yes, exactly! So much can change in the first 6 weeks, and so many moms throw themselves down the dietary elimination rabbit hole without real evidence of a problem. Give yourself and your baby some time before you start cutting anything.
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  • @llli*catgirl14's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    I tried the oven fan last night and she stopped crying for a little bit. Thank you for that suggestion :)
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  • @llli*catgirl14's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    Thank you for all your replys. Has anyone ever used probiotics ( powdered or the Gerber Soothe Drops) and seen results? I have seen so many forum posts about it working wondering for their kids? Just curios anyone else experience? Also I have read to not start cutting foods out of your diet till after 6 weeks cause so many things can change and improve by then? thoughts on this? I absolutely LOVE my cereal with milk in the morning and a few other dairy items ( they make up a huge part of my everyday meals ) and soooo scared I will have to cut this stuff out and I guess hoping there is light at the end of the tunnel that maybe at 6 weeks a lot of these issues just solve themselves so to speak?
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  • @llli*ccb52914's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    Thanks! She does nurse frequently once I'm home but is still doing a long stretch from 9 - 5:30 (I wake her up to eat before I go to work). But, I figure she'll let me know if she's hungry. We have her 4 month pedi appointment next week so hopefully that helps reassure me that she's growing well too!
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:21 PM
    Experiment to see what seems to work best for you. The pump manufacturers seem to think that minimal suction and fast tempo are the way to get a let down and then slower tempo with more suction to extract milk. For me, I have to use minimal suction no matter what and a fast tempo the whole time would probably work better for me but with the medela PISA, that would require turning it off and back on every two minutes.
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  • @llli*daphnejanes.mom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    Hi, My toddler has mostly slept in her own crib since 12 months, and we co-slept only intermittently before that. A little background, co-sleeping has not worked well for our family as it disturbs my husband, who is a poor sleeper. As it is, most nights since our daughter has been born he sleeps downstairs in the guest room since he is frequently unable to get to sleep at all again after being awoken at night. Because of this, I have had very little support in nighttime parenting. I am at the point where I need to start setting some limits on nighttime nursing. My daughter currently wakes 1-3 times per night and I go in and nurse her, then rub her back for a few minutes, after which she mostly falls asleep again. Occasionally I need to go back in and soothe her again. The way that I am going to try night weaning this time (I've tried before and failed) is to start by myself over the next few nights and then let my husband take a few nights after I have burnt out. I think this is probably the best way to preserve sleep for at least one person in the family each night during the process. In my experience, refusing nursing has resulted in an escalation of upset crying which then requires 30-45 minutes of rocking or soothing before sleep again. In every instance thus far, after a few nights I have given in and nursed, as it's too painful and I am exhausted. I am hoping that giving it more like 5-6 nights will be enough to establish new nighttime habits. But I also...
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  • @llli*quest's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    ah yes-- i use a symphony at home, where I work 3 days/week; and a PISA in the office where I am 2 days a week
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  • @llli*sonogirl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
    Lipase is not only an issue for frozen milk--it absolutely can be an issue with refrigerated milk, too. Depending on the mom and the severity of the issue, some moms find that their expressed milk will "turn" in just a few hours; others will only notice it after very many weeks of being frozen. It just depends on how much excess enzyme a particular mom has in her milk. The easiest way to rule this out would be to taste the milk before it is offered. For some moms, a 24 hour period would absolutely be long enough for excess lipase to cause a taste issue.
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  • @llli*filmmommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    I have a Purely Yours and I've never changed the settings after a letdown. I actually pump with it on top speed and top suction, because I seemed to need it. With the Medela pumps there's a letdown button and everything is nice and automatic -- you just turn it up or down, which increased both speed and suction. But for me it's too much of a pain to mess with the knobs. My IBCLC told me I should have low suction, high speed until a letdown, and then decrease the speed and increase the suction after one. But it never seems right to me unless both are up all the way. I'm not sure of any problems that could arise from doing it that way -- I get a letdown this way.
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  • @llli*sonogirl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    Just clarifying here--you say that you are using a hospital grade pump, but then mention that you are using the PISA for work. The Pump In Style is actually not a hospital grade pump, so if that is the only pump you are using, it might be worthwhile to look into a hospital grade rental (which would be called a Lactina or a Symphony if you were using Medela brands).
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  • @llli*sonogirl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:56 PM
    :ita How many hours a day are you separated, mama? 5-6 oz feedings are very large, particularly so if baby is getting many of these bottles a day. 3-4 oz over a pumping session is very normal output. Generally speaking, the easiest way to increase one's pumping output is to add in another pumping session. So if you sort out the potential overfeeding issue and are still struggling to provide enough milk, I would strongly recommend adding an additional pumping session to your work day.
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  • @llli*laurennn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    I've heard of 'following a letdown' when using a pump, using the speed and suction controls to increase milk extraction ... I have the Ameda Purely Yours machine-is this something that is possible to help the milk flow while pumping? Currently, one it starts dropping it stops after a few seconds.
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  • @llli*victoria.lozano's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    Yellow/mustard
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 AM
    In some ways it may be more work but in other ways it seems that it would be less work. Preparing food for baby led solids likely takes less time than doing purees. A group of babies might be fed at the same time with only one or two caregivers supervising. It might take longer for the babies to eat but it isn't like having to do it one at a time. Clean up might be a little bit more but probably not enough so to make a big difference if feeding is being done anyway. But then again, if most babies are being spoon fed, I can understand if the daycare isn't interested in letting one feed him/her self.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46 AM
    I think that if both solids and bottles are being given in a way where baby decides how much, (so basically, baby led solids and paced bottle feeding) then baby will make it clear how much of each baby 'needs.' And it is very possible it will not be the same every day. I would question the idea that a baby being offered solids twice a day universally means two breastmilk feedings can be dropped. during th4e first year of life, generally solids are an addition to breastmilk, rather than a replacement. SOME reduction in milk intake may occur and it be fine, but not typically ounce per ounce or feeding per feeding. I think it is probably more work for a day care to do baby led solids, and it is also more work to give paced bottles, because typically, both are more time consuming than the 'traditional' way, which is one of the reasons -possibly the primary reason- the other ways became "traditional." Also, if they have several babies eating at once, baby led methods, which in part means, at an individual baby's own pace, may simply not be workable. So this may reflect a time issue? You can talk to baby's caregiver about that. There may be ways to work with the daycare to find a happy medium, should that be the case. Baby led solids does not necessarily mean no spoons, although spoons do tend to be used in a way that prevents baby from directing/controlling intake.
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  • @llli*sassypants's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:19 AM
    I continued to send the same amount of milk up until my son switched to cows milk around 13 months. The reason I did that is because he continued to drink all of his bottles every day. I decided that if he became uninterested in bottles or stopped finishing them (his daycare provider wasn't the type to force babies to finish bottles), then I would start sending less, but he never did. I am no expert, just telling you how we approached it. Trust me, I wanted to be pumping less and sending less, but his cues said he wasn't ready.
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  • @llli*sassypants's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 AM
    Ooo, that is a tough one. It would probably be okay until Tuesday because, as DJs.mom says, it wasn't previously frozen. The bigger question in my mind is, how long was it on the counter? I would play it safe and give the bottle today and pump 5 more fresh ounces for Tuesday, if possible.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:29 AM
    That sounds like colic to me. Colic follows the "rule of three"- unexplained crying for 3 or more hours a day, 3 or more days a week, for 3 or more weeks at a time, in a baby who is otherwise well-fed and healthy. Bonus points if the behavior is predictable, occurring around the same time every day, and if it starts or markedly intensifies around 3 weeks of age. Both of my kids were colicky evening screamers. Here's what helped: - Remember that this will not last forever!!! - Nurse. Nurse nurse nurse and nurse some more. You can't scream if there's a breast in your mouth. - Calm house. Turn the lights, TV, and stereo down or off when evening rolls around. - White noise. Radio static, heartbeat sounds, water running in a tub, sound of wheels on pavement, etc. - Motion. Put baby in a swing, swing, stroller, or carseat and go. Or rock, bounce, sway, etc. - Skin-to skin contact- cuddle baby close to bare chest. - Warm water- give baby in a warm, soap-free bath in the sink.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46 AM
    Yes, pretty much par for the course! What color are baby's poops (generally)?
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  • @llli*jewelsf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:14 AM
    It was pumped Wednesday, and had been previously refrigerated but not frozen.
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