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  • @llli*bbv's Avatar
    July 13th, 2017, 05:55 AM
    My baby was born 3 months ago and had to stay in the NICU for a week, so he was fed through a feeding tube and given bottles. While he was away from me I pumped (tried to do it every 3 hours during the day) and when I visited him, every three hours, I would sometimes be allowed to try to breastfeed him, but he never nursed for long. He had trouble latching, would fall asleep, etc. I would get only drops of colostrum when I pumped. By the time I left the hospital 1 week after the birth, my milk still hadn't come it, I would only get drops. By day 8 or so I started getting actual milk but only 5 or 10 ml at most on each side, which is nothing really. I kept hoping my milk would come in but it never did. Whenever I pump the milk comes out in drops most of the time and I'm lucky to get 20 ml total from both breasts. I started using an SNS to feed the baby when he was about 2 weeks old, and so far have not noticed an increase in what I can pump or the length of time he will nurse or a decrease in the amount of formula he has through the SNS. Over the past month I got him to nurse for a decent amount of time (5-10min) without the feeding tube. But this only happened 5 times total and I don't know why he nursed those times and not every other time I tried. I started domperidone a week ago and so far it hasn't increased my output when I pump. I can feel my breasts are fuller, but the milk does not come out. I have been trying to nurse and pump afterwards but I'm having a...
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  • @llli*kodah's Avatar
    July 3rd, 2017, 01:14 PM
    Hi, My wife and I just had a son 8 days ago. I am worried she is not producing enough milk. Some of the reasons why I think that and questions: 1) She nurses for 45 minutes to an hour. He is hungry very soon afterwards. 2) He was screaming (like I never heard him before) and mouthing the other night so I had to beg my wife to try formula (she is very against this). She finally conceded and it was an instant turn around my son was immediately content and stopped screaming. 3)As a test I asked my wife to hook herself up to the breast pump. She did for 45 minutes and got less than 1/4 of an ounce on one breast and zero from another. We repeated this test the next day and got similar results. She is also hand milking while the pump is running. At no time does anything more than a drip come out. I thought we would see a steam of milk?? If she squeezes her breast a drop only will come out. Nothing more, ever. 4)He is obviously hungry most of the day and goes to her breast so much that I am pretty much unable to get to know him. He sucks down the formula like nobody's business. 5) My wife said today if she has to feed him 24/7 to produce milk she will. Is this bad for my son? I found her laying down asleep twice now with him on her breasts also sleeping (the potential for rolling over on him is high and this scares the **** out of me).
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  • @llli*kelleena's Avatar
    June 26th, 2017, 12:33 PM
    Hi, I am the mom of a 3 year old that still nurses. We nurse when she wants to cuddle or have milky or naps and night time. I pump from time to time at work when I start to feel pressure. I have been asked by a mom that is due soon if I might be willing to donate. I have donated in the past when my LO was young and she knew this. I'd like to help her out however I just get very little when I pump. I am looking for recomendations to increase that or increase the lactation since my LO is probably not taking as much as she used to. I drink water only, no caffieen, eat healthy anything is greatly appreciated.
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  • @llli*dettcat's Avatar
    July 1st, 2017, 02:42 PM
    Hi! I really need an opinion on this problem and some advice! Do you think it is possible not to have a sufficient milk supply when the baby is 2 months old already? So, my daughter was born on May, 1st (long, difficult delivery and long IV, but otherwise baby was fine). She was 3070 g at birth and 50 cm and 2770 g on day 3 when we were discharged. From then, she started gaining weight, but really slowly. This was a concern so we weighted her frequently. She took a month to go back to her birth weight! We checked the latch with breastfeeding consultant, got all the pieces of advice and follow them (sling carrying, co-sleeping, alternating breasts, fenugreek...) We also saw an osteopath to confirm she had no problems that could prevent her from latching well, and all seem fine. She nurses on demand, or rather, I offer the breast even before she fusses too much. It's normally 9-10 times per day, sometimes up to 12 if she's in a sling (I think the breast is tempting). She wets plenty of diapers (even more so after I started fenugreek), I checked by using cloth and she goes at least 10 times a day or more. Her poo looks normal, too, she makes one very full diaper every day, sometimes even two. She is a smiley, happy baby and fusses quite little (But if I don't feed her on time, she'll be very loud and persistent and won't let herself starve, I tried just to check). She slept long stretches during the day, sometimes 2-3 hours, but lately she only have one long nap and the...
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  • @llli*jhart's Avatar
    June 24th, 2017, 08:36 PM
    Hi, I am a SAHM and have EBFed three children. I have tuberous breasts and PCOS, although I am of normal weight. One breast produces very little milk but the other one is a decent producer. Two months ago I got mastitis and breast inflammation in the good breast that lasted about two weeks. I EBFed through it and for two weeks after it had cleared up. At that point, my supply still hadn't come back (as indicated by diapers, no let-down, no leaking, unhappy baby). I weighed my son and he was down a pound. A three-month old shouldn't be losing weight, so I started pumping and supplementing with formula. I've been pumping 4-6 times a day with a Medela Symphony (in addition to nursing) and supplementing for about six weeks now and the supply in my good breast is still down. It is producing no more than the bad one and together it's not enough. I'm producing about 0.6 oz per hour. With my first child, when I pumped after three hours, I would get 1 oz out of the bad breast and 3 oz out of the good one. Now I'm getting 1 oz out of each. I'm taking the galactalogues that have worked for me in the past but no galactologue is going to double my production. I'm wondering what happened to my good breast. Was it damaged by the mastitis? Did clogged ducts cause pressure involution in some parts of it? Will my supply ever come back? Will it come back with another child? I remember the inflammation migrated around my breast. As soon as one area of tenderness cleared up, another...
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  • @llli*ilikefood's Avatar
    July 3rd, 2017, 11:42 PM
    I read somewhere that as babies grow they do not need to drink more oz of milk like a formula fed baby would. I believe the article said something along the lines of...my body will adjust the milk to baby's needs so he won't need to be drinking more to get the nutrients he needs and will always be drinking around 4 oz per feeding. Just curious if this is true or not. My son is 24 weeks and drinks anywhere between 3-5oz every 2-4 hours depending on the day when bottle fed.
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  • @llli*cricketswife's Avatar
    July 1st, 2017, 06:50 AM
    Hello. I am at a complete lose with my 4 month old. He was born at 7lbs 14 oz. 21 inches long. He is now 18 weeks old and just weighed 3 days ago for his 4 month appointment. He was 11lbs 14oz and 25 inches long at his appointment. Heshad several weight checks. Since his last one, one 20 days prior, he gained only .5 oz. he was gaining great in the beginning while I was on maternity leave. Since starting daycare and taking bottles, he has dropped off his growth curve. He refuses the bottles pretty regularly at daycare. Supply is not an issue. I'm pumping anywhere from 14-18 oz a day while at work. He's away from me about 9-10 hours a day. I send a total of 12 oz to daycare. He'll take anywhere from 3 oz, to everything. By the end of the work week he does better taking the bottles. Mondays are terrible. Barely taking anything. I've been to an IBCLC and we did a weighted feed he took 2 oz from me in 7 minutes on the breast about 2-3 hours between a feeding. She says his latch is fine. He's transferring milk well. She agrees that the issue is in the bottles. I'm at a complete lose as to what to do. He's so little. 0% on his growth chart. Dr is concerned. We're doing probably our fifth or sixth weigh in in about 4.5 weeks. I was told to supplement, but he won't take the breastmilk from the bottle, so I don't know why he'd take the formula from a bottle. Should I be overly concerned or just let him do his thing? I really don't know how to fix it at this point other...
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  • @llli*sells's Avatar
    July 3rd, 2017, 08:18 AM
    Hey guys! Today is my first day back at work after 10 weeks with my DS. I work at a well-known CPA firm. My office manager informed me that my mothering room is a retired partner's office. He still works part-time. Therefore, the office is still contains all his personal and work stuff. All they did was put in a mini-fridge and a lock on the door. When I pump, I'm very uncomfortable, since I'm looking at pictures of his wife and his family. I'm afraid it will mess with my supply. What am I to do when he is in the office?! To make the situation worse, they currently have construction in progress to expand the office for more employees. It would have been so easy for them to create a closet or something! She also said "we just finished it Friday", which leads me to believe they forgot about it. I'm so upset. I'm not sure what to do! Any help and advice would be appreciated. I plan to take the next couple days to do some research and talk to them next week Monday.
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  • @llli*babymm's Avatar
    July 6th, 2017, 12:04 AM
    My baby is 3 weeks old now and EBF. Up until yesterday he has been pooping 2-4 times a day and it's always been a little orange and not super seedy. He didn't poop yesterday and lately he has seemed very uncomfortable and passing a lot of gas. I've been burping him after every feed but he's still very gassy. He finally pooped a tiny bit but it was really thick like clay, no liquid at all. What could be causing this? Does that mean he is constipated?
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  • @llli*vedimama's Avatar
    July 14th, 2017, 08:52 PM
    ​DD 3months 3weeks, very soon to be 4months old I have had oversupply since the beginning which kind of subsided a bit around ​1.5-2 ​months. However since the past two weeks or so I have again started to feel full (sometimes engorged) specially on the left side, sometimes on the right side too. In the mornings, the fullness/engorgement is there. However it's also starting to feel the same during day time as well. I typically nurse 10-12 times a day, every two hours between 7:00am and 7:00pm and every 3 he's between evening 7:00pm and morning 7:00am. Sometimes on her cues the feedings are more than 10-12 a day. I hardly ever miss a chance to nurse. Even after nursing frequently I feel the fullness. It's driving me up the wall. I alternate between both sides at each feeding with only one side per feeding. She nurses for about 10-15 minutes each feed, sometimes 5-10 if the flow is fast. I do not pump, however hand express sometimes before feeding so she doesn't get the super fast spray of milk. Need help as to what can be done about this. I thought by this time body will get the message and stop making excess, doesn't seem to happen so :huh
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  • @llli*kabunch's Avatar
    July 13th, 2017, 10:43 PM
    I'm having trouble with an unsustainable BF plan. I hoped to EBF but my 5 week old daughter was not gaining enough weight through BF alone. By 2 weeks she was still under her birth weight, and didn't reach it until 3.5 weeks. My supply is fine, and we didn't know it at the time, but the issue was that she doesn't empty my breasts, despite being on there for a long time. She does often fall asleep, but she'll also get at least 15-20 min of active sucking time, mostly on my right side, which is my bigger producer, and still doesn't empty it. I do massage and compressions the whole time. I've worked with multiple LCs over the last 5 weeks and they put me on the breast-pump-bottle plan where I nurse, pump what's left (anywhere from 1-2oz) and give her what I pump. I used to only have to supplement 1oz after I nursed but lately it's been about 2-2.5 in order to satisfy her. The good news is that this plan is helping with her weight gain. The bad news is that it's so much work and very exhausting. I only pump for 5-15 min depending on what I'm getting, but the entire process takes at least an hr. However, if I don't have a bottle to give her after nursing her, she gets fussy and continues rooting until she gets more. The LCs have confirmed no tongue or lip tie. My concern is that this plan just isn't sustainable, but I'm not sure how to get her to get what she needs straight from the source instead of stopping but still requiring the rest from a bottle. Has anyone else...
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  • @llli*looking4rocks's Avatar
    July 8th, 2017, 02:01 PM
    Hi. I'm a nurse working 2-3 13 hour shifts a week, and I'm also a mother to a 20 month old who still nurses. On my days off I nurse at wake up, nap time, bedtime. On my work days, I nurse before work, pump once, then wake him to nurse when I go to bed. I am also newly pregnant and have noticed a decline in supply. I am sure I could make it the whole day without pumping. However I don't want to "ruin it" for my son just because I don't need to pump for fullness reasons. In my mind, if I cut out that pump and go 15 hours without any stimulation, then my supply will dwindle even more. Is this true, or am I just wasting my time pumping?
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  • @llli*lil-as-mama's Avatar
    July 15th, 2017, 09:48 PM
    My 9 month old has always been a distractible nurser, and now that he's getting more mobile (crawling and furniture cruising) he is really uninterested in slowing down to nurse during the day...and making up for it at night. Do you know of any ways that I could gently encourage him to nurse more during the day? I'm not looking to night wean or anything, just hoping to give him what he needs and get a little more sleep. Thanks!
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  • @llli*qandt's Avatar
    June 29th, 2017, 09:46 AM
    Hello! I have a 6 week old baby and am working hard to make breastfeeding work. Background: We have had some challenges (2 day NICU stay, slow to make birth weight and supplementing). I am currently working with a lactation to wean off of supplement (.5 ounces of breastmilk after each feeding). I had her posterior tongue tie corrected a week ago. I have had several transfer assessments and she is consistently taking in 2 ounces each feeding. I am using a SNS for supplementing. Question: So either 2 ounces is all I hold or 2 ounces is all she is able to transfer at this point. Due to this, I'm having to feed her so frequently and it takes her 40-45 minutes to eat. I'm just wondering if anyone else has experiences this and can give me hope that it will get better or faster. I have a two year old and it's just very challenging to keep up this pace. I am working to reduce supplementing but I feel like that will just mean I have to feed her even more often? Any help or advice? THANK YOU!!
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  • @llli*kel123's Avatar
    July 7th, 2017, 05:51 PM
    About to give up breastfeeding but would really like to continue breastfeeding. My month old baby had her tongue tie clipped, and have only seen moderate improvement. It's been about two weeks since it was done. We are seeing a lactation consultant and a speech therapist who has given us exercises to get her to use and retrain her to use her whole tongue , instead of just the front part of her tongue (which is what is causing me significant nipple pain). I am mostly pumping and attempting breastfeeding at least once a day. My daughter has been choking on the bottle when we feed her (we are using a slow flow premie bottle). She even choked on my breast milk while I was breastfeeding her last night. She is still struggling at times to open her mouth wide enough to get a good latch at times. Sometimes breastfeeding is a breeze when I attempt, and other times it causes me significant pain still. Just wondering if there is anyone else out there that has gone through something similar and if I should try and stick it out for a couple more weeks or not. I am ready to give up if I don't see some fast improvement, but I would much prefer to breastfeed. It's mentally, and emotionally draining to keep on trying to do something that's not working well for me.
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  • @llli*jollycat's Avatar
    July 18th, 2017, 01:41 PM
    Hi, I have a 4 day old. He has a poop after pretty much every feed and they're yellow now with seeds. We saw doctor today and he's started to regain weight. However he hasn't peed for 12 hours. Lots of poop, but no pee. I breastfed my twins so I am pretty confident this time around about keeping his interest at the breast etc. He's currently cluster feeding. Any thoughts or advice on the pee? Doctor wants me to call if no pee by 7pm. Thank you!
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  • @llli*dcs123's Avatar
    July 10th, 2017, 09:58 PM
    Hello! My 6 week old feeds for about 4 minutes then unlatches. I burp her then offer her the breast again, and she will latch but unlatch after a couple sucks. I offer again, and she will relatch then unlatch. This continues until she starts to get frustrated, cries, and I stop feeding. In total, her feedings are no more than 6-7 minutes. I'm concerned about her constant unlatching and that she isn't getting enough milk. Is it possible that she is full after only 4 minutes and then only wants to nurse for comfort?
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  • @llli*minasmomma's Avatar
    July 7th, 2017, 03:20 PM
    Hello all, this is our first prescription for an anti fungal. My daughter has had a mystery rash for a month now and the only thing that has cleared it is motherlove thrush ointment. I took her to the NP because I keep chasing new rashes that pop up. The NP said her mouth looked clear but she did have a pearly finish to her saliva-I have had pain in nipples-so we do think that the rash is from thrush. Has anyone else ever seen a rash come up on a baby with thrush like this? Is diflucan safe to give to toddlers-she is 24 months, 29 pounds and they prescribed 7 MLs once a day of 10mg/1ml diflucan for 5 days.
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  • @llli*sheasmom4's Avatar
    June 27th, 2017, 03:55 PM
    My 9 week old EBF girl has had streaks of blood in her poop since about 5 weeks. I have eliminated dairy and soy and it has made minimal difference. She poops about 6-8x per day still, this hasn't decreased since birth. Her pediatrician suggested cutting dairy when she was 5 weeks old and said if it didn't improve in 2 weeks we should put her on special formula. I will be seeing the pediatrician tomorrow and I know she is going to bring up formula again. I was mostly only feeding off one breast but after reading dr jack Newman's advice I am now offering both. This has changed her poops from ranging in green/orange/brown in colour to mostly yellow but there is still blood. I don't think it's an under supply issue. She was 6lbs14oz at birth, 7 lbs 3oz at 2 weeks, 8 lbs 3 oz at 4 weeks and 12 lbs at 2 months. She is very content and sleeps well, does not spit up a ton with the exception of the occasional large puke-like spit up. Has anyone experienced something similar and found a way to control it? Thank you.
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  • @llli*iveehill's Avatar
    June 26th, 2017, 02:52 PM
    I am having some health issues that may require me to start the weaning process. :cry I have systemic candida and heavy metal toxicity, which has resulted in severe thyroid issues and other symptoms. It might not sound bad, but the symptoms are debilitating. My daughter is 17 months old. I cannot treat these issues as long as she is breastfeeding, and I have put off the treatment now for about 10 months. I'm afraid that my health is going to suffer permanently if I put off treatment much longer. I always told myself that I would breastfeed until my daughter self-weaned, but now that does not seem to be an option. I am having a very hard time emotionally. Can anyone give some gentle weaning tips for me? I won't be able to do it if it is traumatic. Her nursing schedule is as follows: 6:00 am wake up and nurse 10:00 am bottle of breast milk (work days) or nurse on off days 2:00 pm bottle of breast milk (work days) or nurse on off days 6:00 pm nurse 9:00 pm nurse and bed Sometimes she also asks to nurse at other random times.
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  • @llli*pastormomma's Avatar
    July 11th, 2017, 09:05 AM
    I breastfeeding for 12 months and was completely weaned by June 5th. I had regular periods throughout my breastfeeding but now am 5 days late for my first period since weaning. I took a pregnancy test on Sunday that was negative. Is this normal to have an irregular period after weaning?
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  • @llli*lpetix's Avatar
    July 15th, 2017, 07:58 PM
    My baby is 2 weeks old and I can only get her to deep/wide latch correctly maybe 80% of the time, and when she does- she immediately (literally like 1 second) pulls back to turn it into a shallow latch. I have large, long nipples and I wonder if maybe her mouth isn't comfortable opening wide enough? I always hand express before putting her to breast, so there doesn't seem to be a problem with delayed let down. It is so frustrating. As such, I have only been "practicing" breastfeeding 1 or 2 times a day then exclusively pumping and bottle feeding breast milk for the rest of the day. I want to increase nursing time because I can't keep up with pumping-- I'm only producing about 3 oz per 20 minute pump session and she consistently takes in about 3.5 oz per feed. Back story information: We were dealing with high levels of jaundice (bili levels at 18) which are now steadily decreasing. We were exclusively bottlefeeding with my breast milk so we could make sure she got enough food to help decrease the jaundice. Since she is now at her original birth weight, the doctor said it's okay to now start working in breastfeeding.
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  • @llli*mrsgraham's Avatar
    July 13th, 2017, 06:51 PM
    How do I make it stop?! I'm concerned about weigh gain. My daughter was born on 6/14/17 at 41 weeks after an unmedicated vaginal delivery weighing 8 lbs 14.5 oz, 20.5 inches long. Baby got down to 8 lbs 4 oz and was back up to 8 lbs 11.5 oz 5 days after birth (6/19/2017). Baby never spit up on the colostrum. The spitting up started about at about 1.5-2 weeks old. It's enough that if I cupped my hands together it would fill up my hands. Sometimes it's watery, and sometimes it has digested milk in it (the curds). Diaper output has been good and poops are a mustard color and seedy. However, sometimes it's just mustard colored and watery. I have weighed her before and after feeds with my home infant scale and she had been taking 4 oz from one breast at the 2 week mark (which I feel like is way too much for a 2 week old). She always just nurses from one breast per nursing session then I nurse on the other side the next session. She usually nurses every 2 hours, but sometimes after 30 min or up to 3 hours. At first it was just happening once every couple of days but recently it's been atleast a once a day occurrence or up to 3x a day with the massive amounts. Sometimes it's during the feeding, right after, or 30 minutes after. I have called the lactation consultant at the hospital and they told me to try the following: laid back breastfeeding, taking her off during letdown (I have overactive letdown), "koala" nursing position, and taking her off after a few minutes...
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  • @llli*newmama19's Avatar
    July 14th, 2017, 10:18 PM
    I'm not sure where exactly to post this question! My 11 month old daughter is currently nursing between 4 - 5 times a day. I would say only 1 - 2 of those sessions seem to be substantial, the rest she gets very easily distracted or disinterested. She is eating a lot of solids, but always after I have nursed first. In one month (she will be one), my husband and I will be away from her for 3 days. I have every intention of continuing to nurse her past age one (with my son, I nursed until 18 months), but I am not exactly sure how to proceed here. I am planning on pumping several times a day while away from her to make sure my body doesn't think we are done - but in the past week I have attempted to pump and gotten barely any milk... So two questions really - what can I do for her while I am away for three days, if I am struggling to get ANY milk when pumping? (As I mentioned she is eating a lot of solid food) And, is pumping several times a day while away from her going to be effective in maintaining supply until I am back?
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  • @llli*clblpn's Avatar
    June 29th, 2017, 09:02 PM
    My 4 week old daughter nurses for approximately 5 minutes or less and then pulls away screaming. She has nursed well up until a day or so ago. I try to calm her and put him back on but then she will latch on for maybe a minute more and we go through the whole thing again. Sometimes when she lets go he kicks his legs and arms and waggles his head all around. She seems to nuse better during the night. She will take a bottle of my expressed milk with few issues or occasionally she will grimace and pull away from the bottle, but usually no issue.
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  • @llli*teardownborders's Avatar
    July 12th, 2017, 06:18 PM
    My son is 5 months old. At first, our breastfeeding journey went smoothly. I knew I needed to store milk for when I went back to work, so I pumped from about 2 weeks. I used to get 5oz out of each breast. Then, at about 10 weeks, my supply dropped overnight. I thought it was just regulating. When I first went back to work at 12 weeks or so, I would get 3-4 ounces total, after pumping from both sides for 20 minutes. I tried power pumping thinking my milk supply was dropping further. I went to the Dr recently and found out my son had dropped to the 12th percentile and she suggested I supplement with formula, which I am adamantly against. I started taking fenugreek and making lactation cookies to help my supply, thinking that was part of the problem. Now, I feel like my breasts are full of milk even after he eats. I try to pump but nothing comes out, no matter how full I feel. I took my baby to be weighed before and after he ate and found he ate 4oz today. I try to pump, and nothing comes out. The tricky thing is, I can hand express and it squirts. I can be feeding him and it squirts. But if I switch to the pump immediately, nothing comes out. I've tried buying new pump parts, even though they looked like new. I tried the medela manual pump, and still nothing comes out. I know I have milk now, but nothing seems to get it out except the little guy. I'm worried I won't be able to pump while I'm on work trips now and it will cause my supply to disappear. I'm so...
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  • @llli*jnjsess's Avatar
    July 5th, 2017, 12:58 PM
    My baby is 7 (almost 8) weeks and gaining very well. He was 7lbs 3 oz at birth 10lbs 7 oz at 4 weeks. I have had issues with over supply and OALD. I did full drained block nursing with blocks 6-8 hours long blocks. It worked well until he he must have hit his 6 week growth spurt, and supply went up, but not as bad. Then he started sleeping from 11-6 or 7am. I wake up so engorged. I have not been pumping aside from the one time with FDBN at 5 weeks . Even engorged at least now by early evening and up till 11 pm my breast feel nice and not over full, and he doesn't gag and choke. It is coming up 2 weeks with morning engorment. He is my 5th baby, and since it is summer I like to take the kids places, but have been trying to work around when I nurse because he chokes and screams. I can nurse in public just fine when I am not so full. I hate feeling so uncomfortable in the day while I wait for him to "empty" my breast. I would happily pump each morning if it meant the day would not be me waiting to get all this milk out. I am so scared it will make things worse for me as far as over supply. Do you think I could get away with pumping everyday first thing in the AM, or should pumping be avoided at all cost.
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  • @llli*hpannu's Avatar
    June 29th, 2017, 03:36 PM
    Hello! I am brand new to LLL! I am very excited I came across this site! I love gaining knowledge and learning more about breastfeeding. Here is some background info. Currently my son is 8 months old. I went back to work when he was 4 month so old. Prior to coming back to work I was exclusively breastfeeding until a month before I came back to work. I started bottle feeding a few times a day to get a feel for how much milk he would need while I was at work. Everything went great when I returned to work. I've been very disciplined with my pumping schedule to make sure my supply stays strong. I would breastfeed him in the morning and evening (before and after work as I work full time). Within the past month or so I became very obsessed with ensuring I have enough milk for him. Basically what I pump today will be used for his bottles while I am at work tomorrow. There are times where I feel I have plenty of milk and times like the past month where I feel I might not have enough. The past month I haven't breastfed my son very often. It must have been about 2 weeks when I realized I haven't breastfed him. I guess I kept worrying if I breastfeed him it will mess up how many bottles I will have for tomorrow. Well this past weekend I went to breastfeed him and he wouldn't take it. He fussed and fussed. I was in shock. Since then I've tried 2 more times. The second time same exact thing. The third time I let him sit up and tried to see if he would take it on his own. He started to...
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