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  • @llli*ellieselephants's Avatar
    September 10th, 2015, 02:39 PM
    Our pediatrician said it is okay to let the baby sleep during the night. She's gained weight & is peeing/pooping at least 8 times a day. I feed her about every 3 hours religiously during the day. However at night, she can easily go 4-5 hours at a time without eating. Then she will go another 3-4 in the early morning hours. That means she is being fed about 7-8 times a day. My supply is good & she seems to still be gaining but I worry. What if she isn't gaining enough? How will I know if her weight gain slows down? Anyone have experience with this? I trust the doctor and quite frankly need the sleep but my LO's health is my #1 concern. Oh & when she eats she does a full 20 on each breast.
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  • @llli*magdatay's Avatar
    September 4th, 2015, 09:22 AM
    Hello!!! I think I mostly came on here to get a little bit of support and to see if anyone else has experienced something similar. Following delivery, there were a number of issues that created a domino effect that led to (formula) supplementation and for my milk supply to be delayed. Due to this fact, the supplementation continued and got to the point where now I am barely producing any milk and my son's main source of nutrition is formula. :cry Over the last 2-3 days I saw a lactation consultant (actually spoke to two) who advised me to start pumping every three hours, along with nursing my son when it was productive. Thankfully, I've been successful in doing this but see that I am pumping no more than 1 oz... and this is during the periods where my son has not nursed ahead of pumping. As an FYI, I am also taking fenugreek tablets, drinking "Mother's Milk" Tea, and taking Maylunga supplements. I am feeling so discouraged. Obviously this is hard, but I will do whatever it takes if it means that I can get to breastfeeding exclusively. However, I am worried that I am putting in all of this work... and that this goal will always be elusive. He is my third baby. I was able to nurse to 2 yrs with #1 and 8 mo with #2. I am at a point with this where I am slowly unraveling... Anyone else have success "re-lactating like this?"
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  • @llli*myfirstborn232's Avatar
    September 27th, 2015, 07:54 AM
    Just like most of you, We are nursing our newborn every 3 hours. With Changing diaper/ burping and feeding itself are costing us 1+ hours every feed. So this normally leave us 1 hour of rest/sleep each time. 1 hour of sleep/rest for every 3hours all days&night, thats not even including other things like eating/cooking/cleaning for yourself. how u guys do it? the math doesn't add up here hah.:huh
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  • @llli*jilliannepw's Avatar
    September 7th, 2015, 01:46 PM
    I've decided to go with the baby led weaning approach but, I have a question. My four month old is very interested in food. I thought that maybe it wouldn't harm anything if I let her suck on some fruit. But then I read about all these things like early weaning and other problems. I don't want her to have any issues with solids. Would letting her suck on fruit at her age have negative implications/effects?
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  • @llli*namily's Avatar
    September 15th, 2015, 11:27 AM
    My ds is 7 wks and is ebf on demand. I haven't been pumping either. Recently, my left breast has felt fuller than my right breast; my right breast actually feels really soft as if empty; my left brest isn't engorged per say, but more firm than the right - we can also say I have some lopsidedness going on as well. My question is: is this normal? Or is my left producing too much; or right not producing enough? Also, I tracked how much he was feeding yesterday which was 19 feeds in 24 hrs, 9 wet diapers plus 4 diapers with bowel movements (1 large amount and 2 really small amounts, like passing gas with a little bit of poop making its way out). Another potential problem is the time at the breast; each feed was no more than five minutes - also only on one side and at every hour! Once or twice was dream feeds which ranged between 10-40 min. I tried offering the other breast but he would not take it. Should I be concerned about the feeds being less than 5 min? He was gaining weight well from what Dr said, but that was 3 wks ago. Haven't had a weight check since.
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  • @llli*mommysquared2015's Avatar
    September 15th, 2015, 03:23 PM
    My DS is 3.5 months. He is EBF with the exception of 2 bottles/day of EBM while I work (Mon-Fri). He is happy, healthy, and an awesome little guy. I wear him sometimes while doing things around the house. Other times, he is perfectly content on his playmat. I console him when he cries (which isn't often), and I cuddle him as much as I can - having a 6yo girl already, I know how quickly the times goes. We bed share and he nurses through the night. All of which I love. Now to my gripe... I have friends and family members who have made comments on separate occasions that I am "going to make him a sissy". One family member's dog licked his hand and he got a little tearful - I don't want a strange dog licking MY hand either for the record! The comment was, "See, you've already made him a sissy." I know these comments aren't meant to be hurtful and they are said 1/2 jokingly. However, it pisses me off. How do I *respectfully* tell these folks to buzz off?? I know I'm doing what's best for my little guy, and in no way does that make him a sissy! Grrrrrrr:angrypin
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  • @llli*charliesierra's Avatar
    September 24th, 2015, 12:39 AM
    **BULLET POINTS BELOW, sorry for the length** Let me just start by saying my daughter appears to be healthiest (in terms of weight gain) and/or most content on a diet of hypoallergenic formula with expressed breastmilk as a supplement. However, as a FTM, I question my own instincts and frankly, am worried about depriving her of the nutrients in my milk. I am in desperate need of support and answers because I'm ready to give up on breastfeeding all together. To summarize, for the past 7 weeks, my 9 week old daughter has been screaming in extreme discomfort about 45 min to an hour after every meal, worsening at around 7 pm. I've been to the pediatrician numerous times (despite it being routinely dismissed as colic), tried all the remedies (gripe water, gas drops-- not effective), given my daughter Zantac for suspected reflux (didn't work), and switched around her formula (I have been supplementing since around week 1 due to poor weight gain). I saw ZERO results in terms of her post-meal distress until about 5 days ago when, after examining her mucousy stool with strings of blood, my doctor suggested I put her on hypoallergenic formula (Nutramigen). That night, I started exclusively feeding her the new formula & the results were instantaneous. She was a whole new baby. I essentially gave up on breastfeeding, but continued pumping a few times a day (unfortunately, my supply took a major hit). However, notwithstanding the results, I felt like by discontinuing...
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  • @llli*lollipop86's Avatar
    September 11th, 2015, 01:50 AM
    Hello. I am a mother of a 3Y old DD which I breastfed for 15 months and on 15th of July I gave birth (with s.c.) to a 28W gestation old preemie DD :) Now she is 36W. We are home for 2 weeks. I am pumping BM from the start and I pump about 150ml in one session - 50ml from L side and 100-150ml from R side. I stopped adding fortifier last week. DD is bottlefed and about 3 times a day I breastfeed her now. She can manage from about 25ml to 50ml in one feeding. I have a scale and she drinks about 15ml on the breast and then I give her the bottle. She latches on OK (sometimes she has trouble opening her mouth...) and then suckles until she gets tired. I pump a bit first to get the milk flowing so that she doesn't get tired doing this as well. Especially the left breast has a slow flow and it takes time for the milk to come out. My question is how to go on from here. Do I have to change this pattern? I really don't know what is the right way to get to exclusive breastfeeding from here. I am getting sick and tired of pumping milk. It is really frustrating... And also what is the best way to wean off pumping? I don't know what is the right amount of pumping to avoid mastitis and producing more milk... I know it is said to pump only to release pressure but how much is this? Thank you very much for your answers and pardon my English - I am from Slovenia :)
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  • @llli*sfire's Avatar
    September 17th, 2015, 05:34 PM
    Hi all, I'm a first time poster and have been struggling with breastfeeding for the past few weeks. My daughter is 6 weeks as of tomorrow. She had an excellent latch per the LC at the hospital and we were off to a great start. 3 weeks ago she acutely had significantly decreased nursing times for a few days (she typically nurses both sides for a total for 20-25 min and would only nurse one side for 5-10 min). I developed mastitis (no known blocked duct, it seemed to pop up out of nowhere). The mastitis has been cleared up for about 1 1/2 weeks now, however I'm very paranoid about feeding times (I don't want to go through that again!). For the past 1-2 weeks my daughter has had times of extreme fussiness in the evening ~5-9 pm. My pediatrician diagnosed her with reflux and started her on ranitidine - I don't feel that it's helped. My daughter's behavior about 75% of evenings lately is that she'll latch, pull away screaming, root, latch again and pull away screaming some more. I'll place her near my breast and she'll immediately start to cry. I don't feel that it's too fast letdown since sometimes she will nurse for about 4-5 minutes then begin to scream. I don't feel that its undersupply as I can easily express milk. Her stomach does have increased gut sounds, however I'm not sure if its because she's been screaming and has swallowed more air than usual. These evenings that she refuses to eat I'll pump to be sure that I empty my breasts at least once in...
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  • @llli*noodles610's Avatar
    September 12th, 2015, 05:47 PM
    I apologize ahead of time for my redundancy but I don't know who else to approach. As many of you have read my previous postings, I had been feeding my DD solely with my right breast since day 1. I got a LC visit the other day to relearn how to latch her on the left and give my right injured breast a break. Her plan of care us to feed on the left and pump the right. Unfortunately, 2 problems arise. One, I don't have enough supply for a feed every 2-3 hours on the left and I can't pump or hand express the right effectively enough (not even the LC got enough out. Maybe due to injury). How can I increase supply on the left and not lose on the right?
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  • @llli*noodles610's Avatar
    September 16th, 2015, 07:11 PM
    The LC reiterated to me that my DD has a PTT and she is ineffectively transferring milk. I have noticed that she is getting more tired sucking every day. I was just curious, is there anybody out there that is successfully breastfeeding a baby with a tongue/lip tie? Reason I ask this is because she is no longer giving me pain when she latches and I really don't see why I need to get her PTT clipped if there's another way around the ineffective milk transfer. Do infants outgrow this?
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  • @llli*operationindigo's Avatar
    September 7th, 2015, 12:30 PM
    I need some advice. I just got back from a follow up with my daughter's pediatrician. She is concerned that she hasn't gained any weight since her 2 month visit. At 2 months, she weighed 14lbs 4oz (>95th percentile for both) and at 4.5 months she weighs 14lbs 12oz. She's currently around the 75th percentile for weight and >95th for height. We breastfeed on demand. She has had a lot of issues with dairy allergies and a generally irritable digestive system since 2 months. To make a long story short, she essentially said that I am not making enough milk for her because she hasn't gained any weight. She also wants us to see a GI specialist to rule anything out. She also said I should eliminate gluten to see if it helps. I really don't know what to think about this. I thought we were doing okay? I feel really frustrated. I bought a "more milk plus" tincture to see if that helps. She also recommended pumping after she nurses to increase my supply. This is so frustrating to me because I had oversupply issues up until about 2 months when things started to balance. I just feel upset and don't know what to think about all of this. Basically she said I need to get my supply up or start supplementing. Any thoughts?
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  • @llli*mamacitablanquita's Avatar
    September 5th, 2015, 11:08 PM
    Hello! So I had my third baby one month ago - I breastfed my other 2 sons for 2 years each - so I am an experiences bf'er. I have pretty large breasts (40 G) and gave had to sandwich my breasts in to their mouths. This new baby was in the NICU for severe jundice and I bottle fed breastmilk day and night. When we finally came home, I felt he had become lazy while breast feeding so I intermittently gave expressed milk via a bottle. I remember my nipples being sore with my other 2 - but I dont feel like it lasted THIS LONG!! I saw a lactation consultant - said he had a severe overbite and high palette that this fixes itself within 4-6 weeks of life (today at 5 weeks and still super painful). Took him to ENT to check for tongue tie - fine there. I read several threads re latch on here and see that newborns have relatively small mouths and as they grow - latch becomes better - which makes sense. Especially being my breasts are massive and even harder to grab the aereola. My OB said I needed to handle the pain and that eventually my nipples would callus (WHICH I SORT OF RECALL WITH MY OTHER 2 JUST WAKING UP ONE DAY AND NO MORE PAIN). Heres my million dollar question as I am about ready to give this breastfeeding thing up which breaks my heart - HOW LONG WILL THIS LAST (he's five weeks old today)??? This time around, I had mastitis which I never had before, bleeding nipples, white creases with every breastfeed, those bleb blister things, you name it. I have to pump to...
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  • @llli*newathis's Avatar
    September 12th, 2015, 03:54 AM
    Hiya all, What would you do, I want to do what's best for baby but also me! My almost 4mo has had foul smelling, green to dark brown, explosive and runny and sometimes bloody nappies for over a week now. Also more frequent, up to 5 a day, and we've had our first few clothes soiled. I've had him checked out and he's generally healthy, gaining well etc. He does have a little cough but I'm not sure if it's fake ( he's making all kinds of new noises ) and he's also a bit congested. Skin is fine. Doesn't seem extra fussy. My ped suggested cutting dairy but I love it and it's so healthy and I know how rare allergies are. I'm wondering if it could be oversupply? But my supply hasn't really changed, sometimes engorged and spraying but he's managed ok up til now, but then nothing has changed in my diet either...
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  • @llli*darksolena's Avatar
    September 10th, 2015, 03:37 AM
    My 4 month old takes the bottle Wednesday Thursday and Friday but does not want to eat Monday or Tuesday while at daycare. We are breastfeeding when together. On the weekends I feed him an ounce each day from the bottle with no problem. Dad and gramma have also fed him. He knows how to use a bottle. I feed him on the weekends with a bottle so he won't forget come Monday. Doctor is ok with my son only getting 10oz a day over 10 hours. Daycare prefers him to eat at 930, 1230, 330. And has asked me to pump and feed. I put this question on a daycare forum and the resounding advice was to give two full feeds by bottle on the weekend days. Curious if you ladies have a different suggestion. Doctor thinks daycare should feed on demand and that on Monday and Tuesday my son just misses mom and that he will eat if hungry. Daycare thinks he is hungry and sleepy and still refuses the bottle. I've asked her to try more frequent feeding, like 2 ounces every 2 hours. She said she would try, but the daycare forum says that's too often and her 3 hours apart schedule is fine for baby's age. If we can't get him to eat on Mondays and Tuesdays we will probably have to find another provider and hope this is different with a different person. She's getting frustrated and doc is concerned for baby's safety. Also, I think she's going to try feeding on demand for 2 weeks and if it doesn't work then she will tell me that her and my son don't mesh, find someone else to care for him.
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  • @llli*glassonion91168's Avatar
    September 28th, 2015, 07:54 AM
    Hello Ladies, I’ve been BF my LO for almost 11 months and I provide expressed milk for daycare during the work week. I pump twice a day at work and within the last two weeks I’ve noticed that my pumping output has decreased to about 4 oz. a session, compared to 6-8 oz. for one session and 4 oz. for another. I eat oatmeal daily and take 3 capsules of fenugreek 2x/day during the work week. I think part of the reason why my output had been so high was because he was sleeping through the night and I’d nurse him on one side when he woke up around 6-6:30, causing the other side to essentially be engorged, which would create such a large output later. This proved to be really great in terms of providing supply for daycare, but now he’s having trouble sleeping through again (teeth I think), so I nurse him to get him to go back to sleep. Letting him cry it out hasn't been working, but I haven't been consistent either. I’ve been trying to add an extra pump session around 10 PM when I’m home, and I try to hold him off BF until he gets to daycare if he last nurses at 4 AM, so I can add a pump session around 7 AM. Is this the best way to get the most milk for daycare, or are there other strategies I should try? How soon after a nursing session can I pump? I feel like on the weekends this would help get a stash going. Will I produce more in a pumping session if I’m adding pumping sessions throughout the day? I never felt I could get this timing right. I can’t add extra...
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  • @llli*scoobypooh04's Avatar
    September 8th, 2015, 05:46 PM
    My son is 2 weeks old and we've struggled from day 1 with breastfeeding. I was induced a week early and ended up having a C-Section so my milk wasn't coming in very quickly after he was born. Luckily the hospital has a really good group of lactation consultants who have been helping me but after 2 weeks with little to no change I'm struggling to keep at it and am looking for help/support. We've been formula feeding to make sure he's actually getting nourishment but my heart is set on breastfeeding so any help is appreciated. I've been taking supplements with fenugreek seed, blessed thistle, nettle herb, and fennel seed and I've noticed a slight increase in my milk production but only barely. I've been breastfeeding at every feeding but he also wants to fall asleep at the breast most of the time. Is there anything else that I can try or has anyone else experienced this and made it work? Thank you!
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  • @llli*noodles610's Avatar
    September 7th, 2015, 08:56 AM
    My DD is well on her way to a good latch until recently when I became engorged and she began to clamp down and chomp on my nipple. What can I do?
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  • @llli*buckeyepa's Avatar
    September 14th, 2015, 06:49 PM
    My 4 wo, 10 lb son has started taking a bottle of BM in the evening. The bottles are typically 3.5 oz but he never seems satisfied. My husband feeds him and tries to do paced feeding, but LO is done with the bottle in less than 5 min. After he's done with the bottle he will cry for a while and seems to still be hungry. When he breastfeeds he will typically stay latched for over 30 min and falls asleep while still latched. Should we give him more in his bottle? Slow the bottle feeding down more? Any help is appreciated!
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  • @llli*gcc's Avatar
    September 21st, 2015, 08:55 PM
    Hello everyone, I am hoping for some advice. I have been exclusively pumping my LO for 8 weeks now. She was unable to latch and nurse properly since she was born quite small and so pumping has become the best way to provide her nutrition. I started out pumping every 2hours around the clock and have since gradually increased my pumping sessions to every 5 hours. I typically make about 40-45oz a day, so consider my supply to be pretty good. My big concern is that my pumping sessions are incredibly long. I very rarely am able to pump for 20minutes as is recommended. My "short" sessions usually last about 40minutes and I often feel that I need to pump for at least an hour so I can get the breasts to empty. At 20minutes, I usually only have about 4oz and I tend to make closer to 8-12oz per session and so I don't want to stop pumping. Does anyone have suggestions to expedite pumping?
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  • @llli*sacmd's Avatar
    September 16th, 2015, 12:19 PM
    Hi all, I have a question about supply. My daughter is 9 months and has been taking solids since 6 months. She eats like a beast and will eat anything we give her (last night we had lamb meatballs and she ate 2 of them...plus some rice, fruit, veggies). But, I feel like we're in this vicious cycle: my supply has really dropped (pumping about 2 oz every 3 hrs at work, don't get engorged or full after 6 hours of no breastfeeding at night, etc), so I feed her more solids to keep her from getting hungry. Then my supply drops further, so I feed her, etc, etc. I feel like I'm trying to make up for low production by feeding her meals. The problem is that 1) I'm afraid my supply will keep dropping to nil, requiring me to wean early; and 2) I really can't pump much anymore at work, and although I send a ton of solid food to her daycare, I have been asked twice to send more breastmilk because "she finishes it all". I am pumping very little, so I can't keep up with how much milk they want me to send. I know for a fact that they overfeed with bottles and have a very poor understanding of breastmilk supply (most of the babies are supplemented). My daughter is going through separation anxiety and can be a fussy, crying baby, so they want to soothe her any way they can. I just don't have enough milk to send her with more. We just started this daycare 3 weeks ago and I'm already having doubts. I know lots of people who use the same place and they love it, so I'm reluctant to just...
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  • @llli*meyerlemons's Avatar
    September 22nd, 2015, 05:13 PM
    Hi everyone! Rationally what I am going through is probably normal, but I am EXAUSTED and, in the middle of the night, I'm starting to fantasize about giving formula so I can have a break! Son is 3 weeks today. Born 5 lbs 13 oz, was 6 lbs 7 oz at his 2 week check up. Great output with the requisite number of diapers per day. He eats every 1.5-3 hours, without fail and without me waking him up. He stayed 1 night in the NICU for low blood sugar, so got formula for about 24 hours but we immediately got with a lactation consultant and he hasn't had any supplemental formula since day 4, so it has been a couple of weeks.we used SNS and that probably helped. Feeding him on the right side almost doesn't hurt at all anymore, it still does on the left but it is getting better. Over the last few days he has started cluster feeding, and sometimes he is only not nursing for 20 minutes at a time. A few times he has nursed for 2 hours straight with only small 5 minute breaks in between! For the last 2 nights, he's done a round of cluster feeding, slept between about 11:30pm and 2:30am, nursed for 1-2 hours, gone back down at about 3:30am, and been up to eat again about 6. It doesn't sound that bad on paper, does it? But I'm exhausted. Seriously. I'll start sobbing in the middle of the night, because I'm just wiped out and feel like I can't hack it - and then of course doubts about whether or not I should have even HAD a baby creep in, which makes me feel guilty...cue the...
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  • @llli*ashley.conway's Avatar
    September 23rd, 2015, 08:17 AM
    I interviewed for a position as a patient care coordinator for an urgent care facility. If I get the job I will work 3 days (10 hour shift) per week. My baby is 5 months old and breastfeed. She will take a bottle with expressed milk perfectly. During the interview process I did not tell them I breastfeed, primarily because they can't ask personal information but can use information you voluntarily give to them against you. But with that if I get the position how do I inform them I need to pump? They don't even have set lunches just when it's slow they take turns. I'm very confused!! I've heard that I need to pump about when baby would nurse but I've also heard that it doesn't matter when you pump as long as you pump as many sessions as you would have missed. Like if she will miss 3 nursing sessions I could pump in morning before work at lunch and before bed. I will be exist let breastfeeding when at home and days off. I have heard some nurses say they do all their pumping in morning and at night that they don't have to pump at work but I'm so confused. I don't know when or. How to bring it up if I get the job. I don't want to end up quoting breastfeeding
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  • @llli*perannie's Avatar
    September 14th, 2015, 07:57 AM
    My DD has been a slow gainer!! She is 4 months old and only weighs 10 lbs 12 oz! The ped keeps telling me I need to supplement because of her height! According to her height she should be 13 pounds!! My main question/concern is, if she has been off the chart or on the lower end, and she is maintaining that percentage, is it a major problem?? I feel like I am being pressured/bullied almost into supplementing because she is worried about developmental delays!! My child is rolling, holding her head up, and trying to sit up. I am truly getting aggravated! I have 2 older children that I had issues with and didn't get to breastfeed them past 5 and 7 weeks!! Because I have been successful this time, I am really NOT wanting to supplement at all!! Over the past month she has chunked up in my opinion! Also others have commented on how much she is filling out finally!! She has been a consistent slow gainer, never lost after original loss, but always gained!! I'm very confused and aggravated!! At her 4 month well check I was finally vocal about not wanting to supplement, so the suggestion now is spoon feed rice cereal or oatmeal mixed with formula 2x a day!! She is wanting LO to get the calories from the formula!! Help!!!
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  • @llli*victors.mom's Avatar
    September 20th, 2015, 09:08 PM
    I've been nursing him on demand since he was born, and taking him to swimming parent and tot class since he was three months old. Lately, he wants to nurse in the pool during class, and also at the lake or in the ocean. He will grab unto my bathing suit and fuss since I won't give it to him. If dad holds him and mommy goes some distance away he will stop fussing. I also have been nursing him in the bathtub. I enjoy nursing him in the tub and and have been doing it since he was about six months old. I worry I have gotten him hooked on nursing him whenever wherever, but I don't think he needs to have it then. I know he looks at that as comfort, but he is ok with dad who doesn't have the nursing breasts. I was thinking of signing him up for swimming lessons during the week while dad is at work, but now I'm not so sure since it might just turn into a fuss fest.
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  • @llli*mrsb0427's Avatar
    September 9th, 2015, 01:23 PM
    Hi there! My little man was born at 35 weeks via repeat c-section after my water broke. He is now 3 weeks old (so still not to due date). After meeting with an IBCLC last Wednesday, these were our instructions: * Maintain 8 feedings per day, waking baby for his feedings * If he is awake, offer the fuller breast, doing breast compressions during the feeding * If he is very sleepy, stop and bottle him a bit and then try to continue the breastfeeding
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  • @llli*wolfsmom's Avatar
    September 25th, 2015, 02:41 PM
    My now 9 week old son had some blow out stool a week and a half ago, and abruptly went from pooping multiple times a day to pooping just once a day. Here's how it went down that week: Mon: nothing new/unusual Tues: 1 blowout with mucus and 3 small specks of blood, some green mucus threads Weds: 1 kind of normal, seedy stool Thurs: 1 big blowout with mucus Thereafter, once a day poops, LOTS of gas, no more seeds seen. I've since been cutting out dairy and soy, as well as wheat.
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  • @llli*chickibabi's Avatar
    September 14th, 2015, 05:47 AM
    Hi there! My question is regarding my 5 week old LO. since the beginning I have had issues. In the hospital she was having issues latching and two lactation consultants came in and said she had tongue tie and was sent home on formula with round the clock pumping, nipple shield, and very little education about where to go from there. After pediatrician and an ENT saw her they decided she didn't really have tongue tie, in fact it was so mild they said doing anything would cause more damage than not and she just may have difficulty latching. I went a few days later (still pumping every 2 hours and giving formula) to a LC and she helped me latch without the shield and begin BF but said to still keep pumping every 2-3 hours. Two days after I was going insane with still pumping and hurting with latching and saw another LC consultant 1 week after being discharged from the hospital who said stop pumping around the clock, the nipple shield was a stupid recommendation and may have hurt my supply. She also helped my latching difficulties. When LO was three weeks old I began my OS issues and OALD with her coughing and choking. I began block feeding 3 hours each side as well as reclined positions and began to see results in LO stool and longer stretches of sleep. *******Something to mention about my OALD. It does not spray across the room like I have been reading on websites and forums. I cannot catch it in the cloth. However if I hand express or LO is sucking is sprays. And if she has...
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  • @llli*noodles610's Avatar
    September 5th, 2015, 04:13 PM
    Good afternoon. I'm a second time mom who exclusively pumped with my first one so I am completely at a lost. I gave birth to a healthy baby girl 8 days ago. She has a small mouth and latch is a work in progress. Reason I say it's not a latch issue is because I hear audible gulps, pain of latching last for 10 seconds til she gets in a groove, I feel tugging and no pain after the initial shock, she looks like a duck while feeding, she eventually opens up fist after a while and I feel less full. Unfortunately, at the hospital, I had missed a feeding cue and she clamped down and injured my left nipple badly enough that I haven't fed her with the left since day 1. So I've only been feeding her with my right breast every 2 hours until she started cluster feeding or what seems to be cluster feeding (first daughter was on 2-hour feeding schedule right away so I wouldn't know what cluster feed is like). She would be hungry and so I would feed her uncovered and she would vigorously suck for a good 15-20 minutes and fall asleep. I would then change her diaper to wake her up, latch her again for another 15-30 minutes and she would fall asleep again. The last 30 minutes would include vigorous sucking again for 15 minutes and a 15 minute window of making conditions unfavorable in an attempt to wake her up only for her to comfort nurse. So that is pretty much an hour of my every 2-hour MD ordered feeding schedule (she could already go to sleep for 3-4 hours). Only for her to wake up...
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