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  • @llli*avesnovuelan's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    I am having the same problem. Rented the hospital grade pump and I've been getting an extra ounce per day. It's only been 2 days so hopefully it continues to improve. I have known many women for whom the PISA isn't enough.
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  • @llli*avesnovuelan's Avatar
    Today, 11:35 AM
    Sounds like you are doing a great job!
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  • @llli*still.here's Avatar
    Today, 11:28 AM
    :gvibes You can do it!! You'll feel so FREE!!! :hero
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 11:17 AM
    :ita I had mine done this way and they were not erupted. I've done local anesthesia and general, and I have to say I would go for the local whenever possible! I found waking up from general to be absolutely horrible. I was nauseous, woozy, and drowsy for hours afterwards. I don't know how I could have nursed a baby in that state.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 11:14 AM
    You can, mama, you can! :cheer
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 11:14 AM
    I think that's typical everywhere- it's still considered experimental and the "ick" factor alone seems to be deterring use of the technique. You might want to look around for a doctor who is a little more open-minded, and see if someone will at least discuss the possibility. It's not like it's a hard procedure to perform- not in my understanding, anyway... All that blood loss from the C. diff., I'm not surprised...! There are some ways to feed your LO iron-rich foods that don't necessitate feeding her beef, like lentils and beans, blackstrap molasses, leafy greens, and dried apricots. I'd be a bit reluctant to offer beef unless it was really super-organic. It's not like she needs more antibiotic residues, right? IDK, maybe that's an overcautious thought on my part! :( I'm so sorry about the breast refusal. It's so hard not to feel utterly rejected.
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    I'm certainly doing extra nursing sessions. I was trying to get totally off the formula and had managed to reduce the amount of formula by about an ounce a day from 10 oz down to 4 oz but when I went down to 2-3 oz the weight gain seemed to stall or even slip a little so he has been getting between 3-4 oz of formula the past 3 days while I am working hard to pump in between feedings and do all sorts of things to increase my supply. He already eats about every 1.5 hours during the day and spends a large % of the night latched on. I would worry that he isn't getting enough sleep but he seems very adept at dream feeding. I just don't seem to have a large storage capacity and perhaps that has something to do with how hard/easy it is to increase supply. Hopefully we can get off the formula by the middle of next week.
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  • @llli*fezlie's Avatar
    Today, 10:41 AM
    After 16 months, I left for work today without my pump and feeling nervous, anxious, weird!! It has become a part of my life for so long and I am honestly scared to see if this will change my supply, or alter my nursing relationship with my son. I will have to make it through the day without my afternoon "oxytocin break" and once again, start learning how to find stress relief and feel connected with my little guy in other ways when we are away. Feels weird to admit that I had somewhat gotten "addicted" to my pump-- at least psychologically... Let's hope I don't end up running home at lunchtime to get my afternoon pump in. No!! I can DO THIS!!
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 10:39 AM
    What little I do manage to pump gets used in the Supplement but the pump has never been good at getting much milk out of me and pumping is painful for me so I'm not pushing to pump that much. I'm only pumping a little in hopes that it will help stimulate more supply but I'm trying not to pump so much that it makes nursing too painful.
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  • @llli*sassypants's Avatar
    Today, 10:34 AM
    What type of extraction? If it is as simple as having your teeth pulled, in a traditional manner, you could request a local anesthetic. My husband had his wisdom teeth removed in that fashion a couple of years ago, but they were fully erupted and easy to pull.
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  • @llli*still.here's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 AM
    Can you clarify what your concern is? Unless I'm misunderstanding the situation, this is probably not a battle I'd choose to fight. If they are allowing him to feed himself and not controlling how much goes into his mouth, I think it's okay to put less on his tray at a time to avoid messes. It's a different situation feeding several kiddos at once than just one so I can understand why they might need to have *some* room to do what works for them. I don't think it's going to harm your child in any way or derail your BLW process so unless it's just something you feel super strongly about, I wouldn't make an issue of it.
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  • @llli*twinsincity's Avatar
    Today, 10:08 AM
    Thank you to everyone for your advice. Essentially I have both cut back on sessions and time I pump and it seems to be working. This week marks the first week I've slept through the night without pumping in a year. One night I leaked, but last night, nothing and while I was 'full ish' this morning, I wasn't in pain. I pumped for 5 minutes just to relieve a bit of pressure and am hoping to be weaned in a few more days. This sleeping at night thing - it's pretty awesome.
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  • @llli*zaynethepain's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    You should not have to interrupt breastfeeding. Here 's a good link on the subject. http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/illness-surgery/dentalwork/
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  • @llli*kapowskl's Avatar
    Today, 08:54 AM
    Oh and my lo nurses every 3 hours or so
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  • @llli*kapowskl's Avatar
    Today, 08:53 AM
    I'm about to make an appointment to get my wisdom teeth extracted and the surgeon that will be performing the surgery uses iv sedation. Please tell me it's safe to undergo this while breastfeeding. I only have 5oz sitting in the freezer and hoping to nurse before I go in. A friend told me she didn't nurse for 8-12 hours after her surgery. That's impossible for me. We don't supplement (my lo has gi issues and we cannot use formula) and I'm worried I won't be able to pump enough to store before I go in.
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  • @llli*lllmeg's Avatar
    Today, 08:49 AM
    Hi, I did not have this issue personally but one of my co-Leaders did. However, it was not discovered until her child was a toddler, and the major symptom was very unusual sleep disturbance. The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine publishes a protocol on allergic proctocolitis in the breastfed infant, and while I don't think it mentions 'gluten' in it's list of common allergens, it does mention wheat and other grains, such as soy and corn. Of course many children and adults have a sensitivity to gluten, and in some cases it is a very serious issue and in others, less so. If eliminating gluten is helping your baby and not an undue hardship for you, I think you have discovered what is going to work for you. I will suggest that in some cases where a typical allergen is affecting a newborn, such as dairy, in many cases the allergy resolves as baby gets older-in other words, what is happening right now does not necessarily mean the child will always negatively react to that substance. Also, if a baby every receives any other form of nourishment aside from breastmilk, especially in these early weeks prior to gut closure, that can inflame the gut and cause issues that resolve when the gut heals after several weeks of exclusive breastfeeding. protocol from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: http://www.bfmed.org/Media/Files/Protocols/Protocol24_English_120211.pdf
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  • @llli*bfwmomof3's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 AM
    Sounds like you are doing great. :)
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  • @llli*bfwmomof3's Avatar
    Today, 08:42 AM
    How long have you been working on pump weaning? It's been just a few weeks right? I used to have to pump when I worked late but eventually I got to the point where even that wasn't necessary. Now if I am working late I just wait until I get home, if LO is already asleep I go ahead and nurse her and then put her back to bed. So I only pump when traveling. You'll get there!
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  • @llli*slsimon7560's Avatar
    Today, 08:01 AM
    I will give it my all. Thank you for all of your support. I have learned that support is everything when it comes to nursing!
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  • @llli*carott.black's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 AM
    well im actualyl from Mexico and im not sure we can get those breast pumps here :/ i really dont think so but im going to try and get an electric one somehow snice im planing on breastfeeding as long as i can, i see your little boy's name is Sebastian and he was born on the 13th... my babys name is Sebastian too :) full name Sebastian Sol and he was born on february the 3rd :) i just tought it was a funny coincidence, thanks for your advices! hopefully we can get trough this fine, the good thing is i dont have to travel any more for another 6 months y madem y boss promisse that :)
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  • @llli*undergroundmuse's Avatar
    Today, 02:46 AM
    Thank you so much for reply mommal! Yes, husband and I are aware that fecal transplant can be done, but it seems like medical professionals don’t do it here :(. I probably cannot be a donor due to the Clindamycin treatment I had in past. Pedi said they don’t treat Clostridium unless it’s symptomatic. But we give her probiotic/Lactobacillus drops for babies, it cannot harm in any way. She poops less and it’s not green and bloody any more at least. I hope it won't return. So we had a checkup yesterday, LO is apparently feeling better and she gained amazing 400g in past two weeks! She now weights 9355g. However, her hemoglobin could be better, it’s 116 now. I don’t know about the unit but the lower limit is 106. She used to have 124 two months ago. Time to introduce beef into her diet I guess. She felt so much better that she learned how to crawl the other day and she actually took a ball made of beef and rice I gave her, put in her mouth, “chewed” and swallowed! I think I will give her more solids from now on, I don’t know for how long I can keep this pumping schedule, I am so stressed. LO gets frustrated whenever I offer breast :cry. My pumping output is lower in the morning now, I went down to 160ml today but I consistently pump 100ml every third hour after this. Could it be that LO eats more at night? She wakes up twice at night lately and still takes about 400ml EBM in a bottle. I use Ardo Calypso pump and it’s the best I ever tried, 26mm shield. I have Medela...
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  • @llli*lllmeg's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 AM
    You are doing a difficult but wonderful thing providing your wonderful momma milk for your baby despite the issues you have had. Just FYI, babies this age and even much older have been taught to nurse. If working on that again ever appeals to you, let us know. It's not too late. Theoretically it is never, ever too late to increase milk production. Yes, adding extra pump sessions should help! Milk production increasing depends on milk being removed from the breasts FREQUENTLY. As far as how many more sessions, as many as you can. One more session each day is better than none, 2 is better than 1, 3 is better than 2 and so on. A 3 month old would typically be nursing at least 8 and probably more like 10 or 12 times a day. If 8 times is not doable for you, I get it. You do what you can. But 8 times would be a reasonable number to shoot for if your goal is to maximize your milk production. This is going to be entirely unknowable and unpredictable. Every mother is different. But here is what I am thinking. Right now, pumping only 3 or 4 times a day, you are getting 10 ounces! This is actually quite good output for that amount of pumping. When you increase the number of pumping sessions, you may not get quite so much each time, but the overall amount should certainly start to go up. If a very set scheduling works for you, then 'pump every three hours' means 3 hours between the start of each session. But I suggest that there is no need to pump on such a regular...
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  • @llli*lllmeg's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 AM
    LLL's tear sheet toolkit has many helpful tipsheets. Some I suggest for now are "Laid back breastfeeding and other ideas" (about positioning and latch) , "Diaper log", "waking a sleepy newborn," and "feeding cues" Here is the link to the toolkit: https://www.llli.org/toolkit This is a very nice article about the early weeks: http://kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing/
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