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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 AM
    I have no idea! It is true weight gain rate tends to slow quite a bit after about 3 months. But just going by the 2 month and 4 month check, it does look like that gain looks a little slow. But that may be due to baby having gained very well first 2 months, and things are evening out? I can't tell because I don't know birth weight. Did she show you the gain on a chart? What about height and head circumference- was that normal? I would definitely suggest , call and get clarification. Maybe she meant you could start cereal but not necessarily? The old recommendation was solids could be started between 4-6 months, newer research has changed that but old habits die hard. If there is a specific reason for suggesting solids now rather than later, ask her if there is some other option. If weight gain is the issue, maybe there is a way to help baby get more breastmilk. If concern about iron is the problem, maybe you could have baby tested and (if needed) given iron as a vitamin supplement. Etc.
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  • @llli*racheliz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    Last time she saw baby he was 13 pounds and that was on his 2 month check up this time around he is 14.7 she did mention that his weight gain was slowing down and that is was completly normal at this stage... but if its normal then why is she telling me to start cereal...
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    Generally, no need to start solids at four months and no need for cereal to be baby's first food. AAP suggest exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months if possible. This means, no solids, no water, only breastmilk for 6 months. Baby is doing great, I assume weight gain is on track? Or not? I guess I don't understand why doctor is suggesting cereal and why is baby going back in a month? I think it might help if you clarify with your doctor. If weight gain IS a concern, there is no evidence introducing solids will help, and in fact they MAY hurt. But I do want to understand better if there is some issue with weight gain or something else?
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    Your baby has gas. Any other health issues? Weight gain ok? How often does baby poop? Any rash? Weird stools? Congestion? How often does baby nurse? Any distress while nursing? (gasping, sputtering, choking?) Would you say your milk production is abundant, just enough, low? What do you mean? There is no way your baby is allergic to your milk. is it possible baby is reacting to something in your diet? Maybe. But rather than eliminating lots of stuff at once, the way to explore that without starving yourself is to eliminate one thing at a time. IF there is NO improvement in a week or two, then that was obviously not it, so you put that back into your diet and try something else. Formula contains an awful lot of allergens in much higher doses than breastmilk... Even when allergies are provably present, the advice is to continue to nurse while eliminations are done. More about this whole issue: http://www.bfmed.org/Media/Files/Protocols/Protocol24_English_120211.pdf
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    I understand- with my third child, I was so hesitant to introduce solids my husband finally did it. I am not sure what it is about, for me it was partly about not wanting to see my baby grow up and partly, I did not want to deal with the mess! I suggest two books- Baby Led Weaning (It actually is about solid introduction, not weaning) and My Child Won't Eat, which gives a very healthy and realistic perspective on the whole solids thing (when, how much, why, etc.- or rather, it is about why many of the 'rules' about solid introduction are actually not rules at all.) Offering solids here and there- it need not be every day, even, but even if it was, is unlikely to harm your baby or your breastfeeding relationship! That is only likely to happen if solids are pushed on baby too early, too often or in too large amounts, or perhaps if liquids such as juice or (other) milk is used or even water is overused. You are right, baby can probably continue living and thriving entirely on breastmilk, but around this age is usually a great time to slowly and gently 'introduce' solids so baby can slowly and gradually learn to eat a healthy variety of foods. On the other hand, I am a big believer in mother instinct. Why are you hesitant to introduce solids? Maybe your concerns have merit and should be explored. I would also add that sometimes what baby is wanting is the social interaction of the dinner table and to mimic the eating movements of other family members, and baby...
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  • @llli*esther2013's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    I think at six months she needs to start exploring food, nurse her before solids and just keep it low key, but yeah, I'd start giving her some table food
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  • @llli*bugsmomma1013's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    My 6 months old seems VERY interested in food. I can tell she wants to eat table food really bad. My husband wants give her some. But Im not really yet. I want to cry just thinking about it. It makes me feel like that part of breastfeeding is over. Im not ready for her to move onto other foods. I know they only need breast milk for the first year but she seems to want to try other things. Opinions and advice welcome.
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  • @llli*witkom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    Hi, we just had DD tongue and lip tie clipped, 72 hours ago. She is still in major pain, because when we do the stretches with her, she screams, and they are not screams of discomfort, but screams of pain. It is heartbreaking to do them. I was wondering if anyone has experienced this. I was told that the pain/soreness should only last at most 48 hours. Please let me know if anyone else has experienced this. Thanks!
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  • @llli*smallfoots's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    My LO is 5 months 2 weeks. She was a horribly colicky newborn. I cut out dairy and gluten. Then just dairy. The colic was better but still never sleeps during naps, she wakes from gas pain then she'll pas gas and not go back to sleep. Then at night she will scream and then finally after helping her (bike message) shell pass gas and its twice a night I do this for about an hr both times. I put her on a probiotic around 2 months old and they also seemed to help but nothing seems to work. I've started the weaning process - I think that shes allergic to my milk and or the things im eating but I swear I cant cut out anything else. I weigh 100lbs im under weight and stressed out. I love bfing and im terribly torn between formula and bfing. I would love any kind of advise. Am I crazy?? Is this normal?
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  • @llli*racheliz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    Hello this is my first post here and like I said in the title I've been breastfeeding my baby boy for four months and let me tell you it has been the most beautiful experience ever... with my first one I only breastfeed for 1 month because I thought I wasn't producing enough milk so for my second one I was like I'm gonna stick to this no matter what so this is a big thing for me... so I went to my baby's 4 month check up and he's doing just great but the doctor mention that I should start cereal mix with the breastmilk so this is where my concerns starts like is he really ready for cereal...??? I'm afraid if I start cereal he won't be nursing enough and then my supply would go low... and she was like I*wanna see him in a month to see how he is doing once he start with the cereal... I wanted to wait till he is 6 months to start solids and now I don't know what to do I was planning to breastfeed as long as baby wants and now I'm really confused... :(
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  • @llli*smallfoots's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    I could've written this myself. I'm so frustrated. I Cut out all dairy which helped but still EVERYnight she has gas pains that wake her up. During the day also. Same nap times as you and my lo is 5 months 2 weeks. I started to supplement to start the weaning process bc I thought shes was allergic to everything im eating. Im desperate bc I love bfing but I cant handle the" was it something I ate" then just going over everything that day. I put her on probiotics...gas drops ... im following to see what anyone else has to say. I feel your pain!!! Sorry im not any help..
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    It is still confusing. Do you mean baby nurses for two hours continuously and is still crying for more, or baby nurses, then 2 hours later wants to nurse again? The latter is entirely normal and the former indicates a milk transfer or poor milk production issue. Going just by the number you posted, I would suggest nurse a little more often, and if pumping before nursing causes a problem, pump only after nursing or between sessions. At this age the combined formula and expressed milk bottle intake of 300-400 ml daily would be about half normal daily intake or a little less. (f I did my math right) Does this sound accurate to you? To offset the issue of milk flow/breast refusal, encourage baby to nurse more often and use the paced bottle feeding method as I linked in previous post. Of course using an at the breast supplementer for supplements would be the ideal scenario, as then bottles are not needed and baby gets needed supplements while nursing. I again suggest strongly getting hands on in person breastfeeding assistance. A baby not being able to gain normally exclusively breastfeeding is a serious breastfeeding issue, one that is not solved by supplementing (this is not to say don't supplement, I mean supplementing is not fixing the underlying issue.) Sometimes help is available free or low cost. Sometimes insurance covers it. Pumps as well might be more available than you think- a manual pump is not the right pump for the job you are asking of it, and it...
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  • @llli*h.rosalyn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    Thanks all. He latch and it feels ok. Sometimes i notice that he suck butnot swallow.I'm using manual single pump, havent afford to use double pump yet. I'm nursing for about 5-6times and around 300-400 ml milkand formula still supplied to him. I pump 3-4 times. It is difficult for me to nurse him directly afterpumping. He would get fussy and cry, seems like he doesnt get the milk flow. I worry if he is getting used to bottles, and want faster milk flow. I tried breast compression but not switch side yet. He is sleepy when nursing, hard to reattach after switching. He is gaining weight, havent check for these 2weeks. He wants to nurse again after2 hours nursing Erin, seems like he doesnt full yet. Now my pumping only get 1 oz, it gets me frustrated..
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:31 PM
    Thanks for the update, nice story other than the issue with the pump.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:31 PM
    Ok so when you are back to work during the day (I presume) long stretches at night can be more of a problem as of course the being back at work and pumping during that time rather than nursing is often a issue for milk production to some extent, also the more baby nurses overall the better to avoid any 'nipple confusion' you may have heard of. it may well be baby will wake more often at night at that point anyway and this is helpful for milk production and consequently longevity of nursing.
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:29 PM
    He actually goes to sleep really well with Daddy and will sleep cuddled up with daddy. But for some reason he is deciding he want's an awake period at night when Daddy is home. Maybe he likes the one on one music time I don't know. When it is just DS and I when Daddy is out of town we do tend to get up early (like between 5 and 6) most mornings and before going to bed I often have DS sleeping in a sling for a couple hours before I go to bed and then at night the wake ups are not really complete we just wake up enough to switch sides every so often though I still usually need to sneak out of bed once to pee. When Daddy is home he is often going to sleep early, not long after DS falls to sleep nursing and Daddy will take DS to bed and give me some time alone before I go to bed. Then lately sometime between 2 and 4 DS has been waking up fully and getting hyper to the point where Daddy gets up with him for a while. I will still usually get up sometime between 5 and 7 because my back just doesn't let me stay in bed longer than that. The Problem happens even when he is nursing on the outside sometimes, he decides he want's to be awake and no MA I don't want to nurse more, last night he even kinda bit me.
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  • @llli*bsua65's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:40 PM
    I would try the breastmilk up the nose if they will let you, it's worth a shot! Have you tried feeding her in a steamy room?
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