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  • @llli*moronicka's Avatar
    Today, 08:14 PM
    I was unable to breastfeed my first child due to production issues. I recently had another child and am producing like crazy!! Anyone know if it would benefit my 4 year old (who is on the verge of being overweight according to pediatrician) to start giving him breastmilk? Has that ship sailed? This for advise!
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  • @llli*cupcakemama's Avatar
    Today, 07:04 PM
    Hi there, my baby (2 months old, 13 lbs.) has been sleeping in bed with me for a few weeks now, and I have a some questions: 1- How do you get your baby to go to sleep and how DO they sleep (position-wise)? My baby usually nurses to sleep, but frequently falls asleep, pulls off the breast or I take her off, and then she starts rooting around for the breast again just to have it in her mouth or barely suck. She also can't seem to get comfortable since she moves her head around so much and wakes. This usually goes on for hours. 2- Is it normal that she doesn't wake to nurse after she finally DOES go to sleep? She'll halfway wake up and I try to put her on the breast and she falls right back to sleep. 3- In the morning, because she doesn't nurse that much at night, my breasts are very full, almost painful. They stay fairly full all day, as she only nurses from one breast usually, and not for as long as at night when I am trying to get her to sleep. How do I manage this? 4- What time is a usual bedtime for an infant this age? She usually isn't asleep (after all of the above questions) until midnight, and usually wakes up at 8:30. We are in bed by 10-11.
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  • @llli*cupcakemama's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 PM
    Thank you for the encouragement... I'll just keep doing as I am
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 06:16 PM
    How many times each day does she nurse, normally? Total in 24 hours? IS baby fed only your milk and at the breast? Or does she also get supplements? Did she ever have supplements? Were the supplements breastmilk or formula? Do you pump? Have you ever noticed any issues with her having trouble with a fast milk flow? Have you ever been seen by a lactation consultant? Is nursing comfortable for you? Has your baby been assessed for tongue tie? When was this and how did you know?
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  • @llli*bsua65's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 PM
    I still occasionally check DD for a dipped fontanelle at 12 months and we've been supplement free for 6 months... Maybe I'm just crazy! Heck I don't even know if it may have grown over by now lol! Well done for 2 weeks off supplements and do get some help if you are worried by how well you are handling everything.
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  • @llli*bsua65's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    It isn't abnormal for nursing strikes to occur, particularly if a baby is teething or unwell. The clamping down behaviour could be teething related. Have you tried giving something cold and hard for baby to chomp on before feeds, or teething granules/gels? Getting ears checked makes sense imo and the page Mommal linked is great for ways to overcome a strike!
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 03:16 PM
    Hang in there!!! I still have times when I worry about weight gain (it is so ingrained and we had such a long time of struggles with it) but we just had my sons 9 month visit and his weight and height are right on track with each other now around 35-40% and I just continue to offer to nurse very often even though he is also eating a fair bit of solids now. You can do it, just keep a close eye on hydration and get yourself some support for the anxiety of it all. (Though I don't think it is that abnormal to be hyper-focused on such things at this point. I was basically consumed with little other than breastfeeding and supply and weight gain for more than 5 months, things are great now but it was hard when I was triple feeding.)
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  • @llli*erezina's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    Hello, I really hope you will help me somehow as I'm beginning to be desperate and I don't what else to try. My baby girl was born premature at 31 weeks. Now she is 5 months old, corrected age 3 months. For about 2 months now she is crying while she is eating but cause there were other things involved I didn't know what can be the case. She was constipated and I thought she is crying because she has belly pain. The doctor told me that she might have a cow protein intolerance and I should keep a diet free of this. I did and things didn't get better, she was still crying and pooing with pain and just once every 3-4 days. I started to eat again normal and after few days she started to poo every day once then we got to 10-12 poos on 24h. Also i notice she gain only 310gr in 3 weeks and we went to the doctor again. They said she is crying and not eating well cause she has acid reflux and they gave her ranitidine 3 times a day. Also in the same time I started again the cow protein free diet. She is under treatment for 18 days now, she seems that she gain weight normally, the poo is more normal color (before was green) and she has about 6-8 BMon24h now BUT the crying....didn't stop. I feel I can't take this anymore. Every feed is a nightmare but only the day. During the night she is sleeping and eating every 3-4 hours. During the day she eats very little (i think) and she starts to cry after few minutes after she started the meal. I have to calm her down and try again and its...
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  • @llli*ruchiccio's Avatar
    Today, 11:52 AM
    I get it by ovulation. Even before my period returned.
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  • @llli*ruchiccio's Avatar
    Today, 11:50 AM
    Have you checked her ears? Sounds weird maybe but that's a sign when my baby has an ear infection.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 11:50 AM
    ok well full breasts do send the signal to make less milk. Again, assuming frequent nursing the rest of the time, this may be fine for overall milk production. But if you find yourself feeling full or uncomfortable and cannot pump more at work, or to just to be on the safe side, maybe you can add a couple of quick breaks to hand express as needed. http://www.llli.org/docs/0000000000000001WAB/WAB_Tear_sheet_Toolkit/06_hand_expression.pdf There are pumping in the workplace laws out there, including the need to provide adequate break time. Have you researched this? They do not apply in ever situation, but you can also discuss with your employer the need to pump more often anyway. A lactating mother who is not removing milk from her breasts with adequate frequency is at a high risk of several issues, including mastitis which can be a very serious illness. I assume you plan to pump some while at home anyway, as it is unlikely you can pump enough in one session to feed baby for 12 hours. What happened with on older child breastfeeding-wise is not a clear indicator of what may happen this time, unfortunately. Not only is every baby different, our bodies may change with each baby as well.
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  • @llli*ruchiccio's Avatar
    Today, 11:45 AM
    My baby never enjoyed a sippy cup. He would take a few sips and that's it. What he did like was those popup sport water bottles? I have found those with small 8oz bottles so that's what we use. That's for when we're out. But at home we use a regular cup with a straw. I hold it for him.
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  • @llli*liz.g.autry's Avatar
    Today, 10:10 AM
    Well we've been almost completely supplement free for two weeks. Unfortunately less then a week in she caught a cold that left her with a stuffy nose. So she only gained half an ounce in four days. The lactation consultant that was present when we weighed her wasn't concerned when she found out Tabby had a cold, since not being able to breath well through her nose has interfered with nursing. I'm taking her in for another weigh today. She's still very congested so I'm preparing myself for another poor gain. But other than weight she is doing fantastic, very alert and happy. She has 8-10 wet diapers a day. I'm still struggling with anxiety over everything but I'm doing a little better, no panic attacks. I have to keep going the dehydration check list and reassuring myself that she doesn't show any signs.
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