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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    Keep offering in as low-pressure a way as possible. Just put it near her and let her decide when to latch. Do lots of skin-to-skin cuddling. I'm sorry that the immediate aftermath of the frenectomy has been so rough on you and baby!!!
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    :ita
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  • @llli*bfwmomof3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    Growth spurt, teething, developmental milestones could all explain increased night awakenings, which in any case would be perfectly normal for an 8 month old. My LO certainly had similar behavior at that age (though she never slept through the night until later). Whatever the reason nursing is usually the easiest way to get baby back to sleep!
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  • @llli*lllmeg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    Mothers are routinely told to not nurse for some period of time after general anesthesia. But this is not based on facts. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding says no need to stop nursing due to general anesthesia. You can make arrangements to nurse right up until the surgery, and after surgery, "in almost all cases, breastfeeding is fine as soon as you're alert enough to hold your baby." (The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th edition, 2010, page 393) If you have time definitely call infant risk. They should ease your mind.
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  • @llli*amberdawn424's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:17 PM
    We saw the dentist today and was told that our LO had both tt/lt and we went ahead and had the laser frenectomy. I was under the impression that would be able to nurse right after the procedure but she just kind of held her mouth opened and wouldn't close it. The dentist said that this was due to the numbing gel. Once home she screamed, A LOT, and finally would let me put my breast in her mouth. She would very lightly suck and alternate that with crying. She went to sleep for a while and now woke up screaming again and refused to nurse. Any experiences with this? My biggest fear was that the procedure would impact nursing. We had few problems prior to procedure (reflux, not flanging lips, nursing a lot) but latch was good and it was painless. Should I keep offering breast? She is getting angry when I offer it.:bitenails
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  • @llli*lllmeg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    I do not know of a way to increase storage capacity. But there is no need fort a breastfed baby to get more and more milk as they get older. At about 4 to 6 weeks, an infants typical intake gets to its highest point which is normally about 25-35 ounces per day and it does not EVER go up more than that. It may fluctuate day to day, of course, but overall a 6 month old needs no more milk than a 6 week old. After baby is eating a good deal of solids, baby will gradually need less and less milk and milk production thus gradually goes down, slowly and very gradually, until baby weans (assuming baby is weaning 'naturally." Babies do not need any more as baby grows mostly because rate of gain decreases so dramatically. The brand newborn in growing as fast as baby did the last couple of weeks in the womb. REALLY fast. This gain rate slows down as baby ages. Also, breastmilk changes in nutrients to match babies age. (and no this does not mean milk pumped when baby is 2 month olds is not fine for a 5 month old.) Very frequent nursing is the norm for the first several weeks. Nursing frequency and/or duration of each feed usually (but usually not in a true linear fashion) goes down as baby gets older and bigger and stronger because baby becomes more efficient at the breast and their larger tummy can hold more at a time, not because moms storage capacity has increased. As far as mom having 'less milk' in the evenings this is very typical. Mom's often report that baby cluster...
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  • @llli*ruchiccio's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    I do this and it helps: When milk stops coming out during pumping, I do compressions to remove any milk that will still come out. Then I remove the pump from my breasts and stimulate the nipples a little, massaging them, and like within 2 minutes I can usually get another letdown. Then I put the pump back on and can usually pump at least another ounce or more.
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  • @llli*lmk2010's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    Hello, What are the thoughts on the forum of an 8 mo old growth spurt? I'm sure it just differs by baby but thought I'd get some feedback. My LO just turned 8 mo old and was sleeping quite consistently through the night and breastfeeding 5 times throughout the day. For the past 4-5 days he is waking up at 2 am and 5:30 am and while before he would settle himself he is now up and ready to eat. I'm sure its a toss up on whether he is growing or if its teething (he is working on teeth 7 and 8 already!) or a combination of both. Did anyone else experience this? He is already 20 pounds so is gaining very well. Thanks
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:59 PM
    I wish there was some way to increase storage capacity to go along with increased supply. I don't seem to hold much and I have some fear that if I'm going to manage to provide enough milk for this growing babe, I'll have to be feeding every half hour as he gets bigger just to keep up with him. Does storage capacity ever increase? When I note that we seem to be on a 1.5 hour schedule during most of the day, I'm talking about from start of feeding to start of next feeding being between 1 hour to 2 hours. Normally it is 1 hour and 20 minutes from the start of one feed to the start of the next so usually only leaving me about 20-40 minutes between.
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  • @llli*bfwmomof3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    I did local anesthesia too for my wisdom teeth (nonerupted). If you decide to go with IV sedation, you could find out what your surgeon uses and call InfantRisk to get their recommendations on whether you need to interrupt breastfeeding at all. www.InfantRisk.com A lot of dentists/surgeons tell moms they need to stop breastfeeding for far longer than is actually necessary.
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  • @llli*bfwmomof3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:48 PM
    Glad your pump weaning is going well! And yeah, sleep is nice. :)
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  • @llli*bfwmomof3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:46 PM
    It is a little bit of a weird feeling to stop doing something that's been so much a part of your routine - but in the end I think very liberating to be free of the pump! If anything I've enjoyed nursing MORE after finishing with the pump - not having to worry about the number of ounces but simply enjoying the time together with my LO. I know what you mean about the pump being a kind of connection with your baby while you're at work, though. How about taking a little break at your usual pumping time and looking at some pictures of your son?
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  • @llli*avesnovuelan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    Sounds like you are doing a great job!
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  • @llli*still.here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    :gvibes You can do it!! You'll feel so FREE!!! :hero
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    You can, mama, you can! :cheer
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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