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  • @llli*luvmy.munchkins's Avatar
    Today, 11:07 AM
    I co-sleep too and have baby latched a lot. I tend to find I only need to switch breast when she starts popping on-off or she starts thrashing around, that way I know the has emptied the first breast and not just been comfort sucking. I wonder if this might help rather than setting an alarm? If you are waking engorged, maybe use the alarm to wake yourself (sorry) and encourage baby to take a full feed before switching? Thank you. I am sure a lit of her night time nursing is Prolly comfort sucking.I do wake engorged on the breast that she is NOT latched on to. So you think maybe set an alarm to wake and have get take a feed off that side?
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 10:51 AM
    Thanks for the vote of confidence. It is scary, especially since I am basically going against the medical establishment. I think the Domperidone is working Very well so it is definitely time to try to be off the supplements. It is just scary for now
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  • @llli*luvmy.munchkins's Avatar
    Today, 10:40 AM
    I co-sleep too and have baby latched a lot. I tend to find I only need to switch breast when she starts popping on-off or she starts thrashing around, that way I know the has emptied the first breast and not just been comfort sucking. I wonder if this might help rather than setting an alarm? If you are waking engorged, maybe use the alarm to wake yourself (sorry) and encourage baby to take a full feed before switching? Thank you. I am sure a lit of her night time nursing is Prolly comfort sucking.I do wake engorged on the breast that she is NOT latched on to. So you think maybe set an alarm to wake and have get take a feed off that side?
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 AM
    Here are a few tipsheets with information about safe bedsharing: http://www.llli.org/sweetsleepbook/tearsheets Pooping once a day is definitely not enough to be convinced of adequate intake. It may be ok but it may not. More typical at this age would be 3-5 poops a day or more. But also, size matters. For instance, One humongous poop a day would probably be more indicative of ok milk intake than 3 skid marks a day. But if baby is only pooping once a day, until you are sure all is well, it does make sense to weigh more often, although not too often. Daily is probably too much, maybe once or at most, twice a week would be ok? Remember you want to be looking at the big picture of overall gain from lowest known weight. And accuracy of the scale is vital. This is a helpful article about what to expect in the early weeks. http://kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing/
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  • @llli*bsua65's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    Try nursing in different positions too. If you can get the babies chin to 'massage' the affected area while they feed it might help clear it too.
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  • @llli*bsua65's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    Warmth is supposed to help with plugs so hot flannels or nursing in the bath/shower should help. I would say if you continue to feel like you have flu type symptoms a trip tk the doctor may be in order for antibiotics but I would try to clear it yourself first! I co-sleep too and have baby latched a lot. I tend to find I only need to switch breast when she starts popping on-off or she starts thrashing around, that way I know the has emptied the first breast and not just been comfort sucking. I wonder if this might help rather than setting an alarm? If you are waking engorged, maybe use the alarm to wake yourself (sorry) and encourage baby to take a full feed before switching? Make sure no clothing/bras etc are being tight/restrictive on your breasts (underwires can be an issue etc) as this can cause milk nite to flow properly.
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  • @llli*bsua65's Avatar
    Today, 09:23 AM
    Doidy cups can be used from 4 months or a normal open up could be used too! Apparently a doidy cup allows them to lap similar to the breast but as with all cups/bottles it is quite child dependent on whether they take to it. Other then it's shape a doidy is quite similar to an open cup. I know babies can cup feed right from newborn. You could try syringe feeding too maybe? Not sure if there is an upper she limit that this is recommended for. My Lo was syringe fed on the special care unit.
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  • @llli*bsua65's Avatar
    Today, 09:13 AM
    I never leak from the other side so I wouldn't consider that an issue!
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  • @llli*bsua65's Avatar
    Today, 09:10 AM
    Kellymom has some great stuff to encourage a baby to bf: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/ Try to make sure bottles are given in a controlled manner with the slowest flow teat that baby will put up with if you are worried bottles are faster and he prefers that. Paced bottle feed guidelines are here (there are other guidelines around this is just that obey I had in my favorites): http://www.austinbabyguru.com/paced-bottle-feeding.html
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  • @llli*luvmy.munchkins's Avatar
    Today, 09:04 AM
    Hi ladies. I am not sure what to do here. I have had render areas in my breasts before (mostly in the under side) but they go away. Yesterday I started to get a really bad area....its red and extremely tender and hard. I have tried massaging and nursing on that side as much as possible but my little ine only takes one side per feeding. i dont know if this is just a plugged duct or mastitis. I woke this morning feeling fluish ( achey, hypersensitive) took ibuprofen and it has helped a bit. My DD has been sick or teething....jot sure which. so I am jot sure if I caught something and its not really mastitis. So, some concerns are......a) if she only takes one side at a time, how do I increase nursing to try and suck out the plug without neglecting the other side or making over supply worse by pumping? And she has not been feeling well...so I dont know how effective her nursing really is. B) we co-sleep and i side lay so she can have access all night and she stays latched most of the night. I set an alarm to switch sides. Does the side laying make this peoblem worse? should I do something different? Thanks ladies for any help and suggestions.
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  • @llli*bsua65's Avatar
    Today, 09:01 AM
    I think dropping supplements was pretty scary for me and there isn't really anything I can say that you don't already know... He won't starve himself, he will only gain weight at the rate he chooses not a paed, it he is happy and there are lots of wet diapers you really have nothing to worry about! Babies weight gain is hardly ever linear so its normal for there to be little/no change for a few days or more and then a sudden jump. You've done really well to get this far :)
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  • @llli*aprovo4's Avatar
    Today, 08:53 AM
    I have soooo much trouble with bras (nursing and regular) because of how much support that I need. I found an amazing bra website that sells both types of bras. Any time I called the 1-800 number I spoke with a Mom with experience nursing and they were amazing with recommending bras and how to size myself. The website is http://www.breakoutbras.com/ but the bra that I love from there and have ordered quite a few of them is the Elomi "Smoothing" bra #3912. They are kind of pricey but the bras last and are so supportive. And retailmenot usually has good coupon codes!
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  • @llli*aprovo4's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 AM
    I have looked online and asked BF Moms that I know and have gotten mixed results. I pumped and stored 3 oz in the icebox for 2 days. Ended up not needing to use it so can I now freeze that milk? It has only been in the icebox for 2 days Some people say yes, some say no. I looked on this website but didn't see anything about icebox to freezer storage. Thank you for any answers in advance!
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    Today, 08:41 AM
    thanks mommal. i am allergic to sulpha, drugs so is it ok to use cabbage leaves?,
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 08:29 AM
    I do believe the Domperidone has brought my supply up quite well. Now I'm just feeling rather insecure about the phase out of supplements and pumping. Looking for ideas and support on how to know if things are working ok or not. I haven't given any supplements in the past two days. The first day I didn't pump at all and yesterday I only pumped twice (once mid morning and again right before I went to bed.) I've been doing the weigh/feed/weigh thing just to know how much he is getting. I'm worried about his apatite since I seem to be having difficulty getting him to eat enough. Frustrating now that there is definitely enough there and I know he is able to transfer it. He has always been an infrequent pooper but he produces many, many wet wet diapers.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 05:39 AM
    Maybe he's distracted? Babies this age often have trouble with overstimulation- instead of nursing, they would rather play, explore, interact, look around, practice crawling, etc. It might help to nurse in a darkened bedroom.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 AM
    Have you considered co-sleeping on a mattress? It sounds like what you are doing is default co-sleeping in a chair, which is actually much, much less safe than co-sleeping on a bed (provided you follow the safety rules- no fluffy bedding, no voids between bed and wall or bed and headboard, adults must be drug and alcohol-free, etc.). When you're sleeping in a chair, it can be really easy for baby to slip down your body and into a void between cushions. Many of the deaths blamed on co-sleeping occur because of co-sleeping on inappropriate surfaces.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 AM
    This is a common problem, so please don't feel alone! It sounds like you are managing it pretty well. You're avoiding the pump, you're feeding on just one breast when the baby needs only one, and offering both breasts when the baby seems to need more. You probably just need to give your body time to figure out how much milk it should be making. If you want to reduce supply on the right, try to put up with the fullness on that side as much as possible. The trick is to do this without encouraging plugs or other problems. You might want to use cool compresses and cabbage leaves when the fullness is really uncomfortable.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 05:22 AM
    :ita And this is why it's a good idea to continue to pump while you get your baby's issues sorted. Milk supply is maintained by frequency and completeness of milk removal, so the high supply won't last if the milk isn't being removed enough. If you got your baby to take 2.4 oz at the breast, it sounds like you are on your way to a much easier nursing relationship. Well done, mama!
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Today, 05:16 AM
    :ita Infant Risk. Do you chart? If not, I really recommend getting a copy of Toni Weschler's excellent book " Taking Charge of Your Fertility" and good thermometer, and using those tools to chart your cycle. It can really improve your chance of catching that egg, and there's a really good section in the back on troubleshooting which can help you pick up on issues that doctors often overlook.
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 AM
    i just wanted to know.. does any mom goes through this problem or i shouldn't do this?
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    Today, 04:09 AM
    hello everyone my son is 3 months and 1 week old. i am exclusively breastfeeding him. my problem i run bit of an over supply every morning when i wake up both my breasts are full. my right breast is the one which is very problematic and it gets clogged very soon:banghead. my son sleeps for one 4 to 5.30 hours strech from 12 or 11:30 pm. so when he wakes up i feed him from the right breast(problematic one) to avoid clog every morning. will this create a problem n supply because of using same breast every morning or is it ok? before he goes to sleep i try to give both breasts, somedays i am lucky he ll take both most of the days he doesn't.i don't want to pump i will never pump, its increasing my supply. i try to feed him frequently to avoid fullness. i feel like my breasts are getting used to the time rather than the frequency it is being used. 5:00am :right breast 7:00 am :left breast(i encourage him to nurse) it goes on every 2 to 3 hours i encourage him to nurse, because he goes for 3 to 4 hours between feeds. by 11.30 pm i try to use both breast(but i am not that lucky)literally my right breast is getting used more which is the problematic one.. pl help
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 AM
    what kind of pump?
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 AM
    I never figured out how to put my LO down while sleeping as a newborn, he would always wake up within about 20 minutes when his sleep cycled up to light sleep and he realized he was alone, we finally just brought him to bed with us. Now that he is 5 months old, I've found I can often put him down in his crib for a nap at least several times a week but I still bring him to bed when I go to bed so that we can nurse all night without my having to get up or even fully wake up (has been important for us to feed lots round the clock since his weight gain has been on the slow side.)
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