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  • @llli*bboliver's Avatar
    November 4th, 2015, 03:25 PM
    My baby (Oliver) is 8 days old. He was 39 weeks. Came out at 7lb 6oz and went down to 6lb 9oz. At the 1 week Dr appointment he went up 3 oz to 7lb 2oz. I have been trying to EBF but he doesn't seem to be getting enough so I have been supplementing with 1oz of formula. When BF and using bottle he makes these loud air gulping noises that I can hear from his mouth and go into his stomach. When I take my breast or bottle away he sometimes still makes the noise right after. That makes me thing it isn't swallowing but actually air. If my husband or I don't stop him from doing it he will need to burp and he usually spits up a lot of formula. I assume because the formula didn't make it to his stomach because of the air. He took the video while bottle feeding because it was easier to cover me up. My husband took a video to show what the sound is https://youtu.be/6Oc7mrhPUVY Anyone have any idea on why he does this? It is tough to supplement when he spits it up.
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  • @llli*kylie.peck's Avatar
    November 13th, 2015, 09:31 PM
    My lo is almost 10 weeks now and seems to be showing signs of a food allergy. Mucus poo and eczema rash on his forehead. I thought it was dairy so I've been staying away, but it must be something else because he seems to be getting worse. He will only sleep for an hour at a time and wakes up screaming with gas pains all night long. I am determined to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months, but as I sit here crying with him after waking up to his pained screams yet again I can't help but want to quit. Has anyone else had these issues and tried a total elimination diet? What did you eat and how long did it take to see improvement?
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  • @llli*rah138's Avatar
    November 21st, 2015, 08:00 PM
    LO is 9.5 weeks and EBF. For the past 2 weeks naps have been getting worse and worse. It started with her only wanting to nap on my chest. I could usually get her to sleep 45 mins to an hr like that, but I couldn't move and I was glued to the couch. As time went on she has stopped doing this. Now the only way I can get her to sleep maybe 20 mins is to BF her til she falls asleep and not move her. She wakes up after about 20 mins and will not fall back asleep. Then at about 7pm she starts crying and is inconsolable for hours. She gets to the point where it seems like she can't breathe because she's screaming so hard. The only thing that temporarily works is to put her on the breast til she falls asleep again for a few minutes and then it starts all over again. She's pretty good sleeping at night and will go 4-5 hrs, feed then another 3 hrs. Then she's back to feeding every 2 hrs or so. She's maybe getting 1 hour of napping total during the day and it's starting to make me really upset. I feel like I can't do anything right because she's screaming so much. I've tried every technique and trick I've real to get her to sleep longer and nothing works. Once she wakes up after that first 20 mins or less she will NOT go back to sleep. Is this some sort of growth spurt? Is it normal to fight naps so much? She just seems miserable all the time now. It's affecting my mental health because I just can't bear to hear her screaming. Is there anything I can do besides putting her on the...
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  • @llli*apreslaube's Avatar
    November 3rd, 2015, 10:29 PM
    OK so here is my story. My baby was breech, so I had a scheduled C section. I did not go into labor. The colostrum came in and he had NO difficulty latching or feeding, but looking back, he was not eating enough at the hospital. On his 3rd day I believe, they weighed him and saw that he had lost 8.8% of his birth weight (7 pounds 4 ounces). They said basically, keep feeding, and we will check him again. Next day he was weighed again and was now down 10%. They said I needed to start pumping and supplementing with formula. I thought this was a big deal and was scared for my baby and didn't know any better, so I agreed to it. At first, I was pumping about half an ounce. When I got home I started dealing with PPD, which I expected. My supply was not increasing, and I basically had stopped breastfeeding because he was freaking out at every feeding. I saw lactation consultants. Most were total crap, but finally I went to a good one who was basically like you have low supply, we can work on this. I tried pumping and fenugreek but my supply went up and down. I was up to an ounce a pumping but my pump broke. I just got the new one in the mail. It's a medela pump in style. I went on PPD medication. So baby is now 5 weeks. my supply has majorly plummeted. I mean, I am getting about 1 or 2 ml per pumping. Eddie actually breastfed without a nipple shield today for a few minutes which was great, but it was after he had had about 4 ounces of formula.
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  • @llli*amber.kreeger's Avatar
    November 21st, 2015, 02:19 PM
    Baby is 11 weeks old. Had tongue and lip tie revised twice. Had trouble latching the first few days and the ties were discovered. Used nipple shield for approx 4 weeks. Also dealt with thrush during that time. Been off the nipple shield for about 6 weeks now. Latch has always been a bit painful on right side, it's also the lower producing side. My question is that she only latches for 4-7 minutes on average. During the day she will eat every 1-2.5 hours. At night she'll sleep 5-7 hour stretches. She will total about 1 hour 5 to 15 minutes daily at the breast. Eating on average 13 times in a 24 hour period. Her weight gain hasn't been as good as it started out. She gained much better while using the shield but I'd prefer to not have to use that. At one point it was recommended to supplement after a two week no gain period. That was when I had her ties rechecked and they reattached so we redid the procedure. Initially weight gain went better after that and has now slowed again. I feel like I'm always wanting her to eat because of the weight issues and her limited time while eating. I do seem to have a heavy let down so I'm not sure if she is just an efficient drinker.if she was gaining weight well I wouldn't worry as much. I want to relax and enjoy breastfeeding, not be so worried about length of time, etc... I think she had a tummy bug this week as well because her stools increased to several a day from only one every few days. Any ideas???
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  • @llli*tinabear's Avatar
    November 13th, 2015, 12:32 PM
    Yesterday, my LO had his 6 month check-up. I try not to obsess about his weight, but I do occasionally check it by weighing myself, then weighing again while holding him. I knew he was around 15 lbs, so I went to the appt confident that I would be told he was gaining well and healthy. He was 7lbs 6oz at birth, 21.5 inches long. My heart dropped when the nurse said he was 13 lbs and that he hadn't gained an ounce in 2 months. We've battled plugged ducts, mastitis, distracted nursing, marathon nursing, all-nighters. I'm exhausted from having had no sleep in 6 months, caring for LO and a toddler, and I've semi-permanently moved to the couch, since that is closer to his room. I thought I was doing well. The doctor said my milk "isn't nutritious enough" and that I need to supplement with formula after every feed. Also, feed him solids twice a day, even though he became severely constipated after I started him on solids last month (which the doctor had recommended due to iron.) I'm basically ready to give up nursing completely. BUT I KNOW THEY ARE WRONG. I spent the day ready to give up and woke up this morning with a vengeance. I weighed myself, then myself holding him. 15LBS! Then I did the same while holding a 15LB weight. SAME RESULT. I called the doc's office and gave them hell. He's scheduled for a re-weighing this afternoon. Shame on them for nearly causing me to give up. Shame on me for not having said anything while I was there. We know our babies better...
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  • @llli*mrsg1's Avatar
    October 31st, 2015, 06:09 PM
    My husband is watching our baby while I'm at work and the refrigerated milk doesn't warm very well under warm water from the faucet as The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding recommends. I think its because the bottles are very wide (breastflow bottles recommended here). What should he do-just serve it cold? Also is warming the milk contributing to it spoiling quicker?
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  • @llli*mrsg1's Avatar
    October 31st, 2015, 05:51 PM
    My baby is 12 weeks old and I just returned to work. Before I was breastfeeding her on demand and she never received bottles and we were never separated. On my first day back she only drank 1.5 oz and the next day only 2 oz at most. I work for 8 hrs and see and nurse her for an hour at my lunch break. She nurses a lot so this is way low for her. She was born at 7lb1oz but is now about 16lbs. Should I be worried that shes starved? I told my husband not to push the bottle on her too much because I was worried she might stop nursing, but in reality when she nurses I need to be very patient with her since she pulls off often and fusses and I offer her my breast all the time. Should he be doing the same with a bottle? I don't mind waking up in the night to feed her or her nursing more when I'm at home, but it worries me since I know babies need the calories from milk consistently. My husband is following hunger cues when he watches her. I'm planning on going to a LLL meeting but I wanted to get advice ASAP in case this could hurt my baby.
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  • @llli*kevins-mom's Avatar
    November 5th, 2015, 10:12 AM
    Hi, My baby Jack will be starting daycare next week. Currently I am taking baby to work with me for a half day, he nurses before work at 8am, then again around 11-11:30, and at lunch time my husband takes him home. He drinks 2oz of milk around 2 and another ounce around 4pm and I pump once around 3pm and I am home by 5:30 for the next feeding. Our childcare center sent me home with a form to fill out about his eating, I have filled it out to the best of my ability. It asks: How many ounces at each feeding? 3oz How many hours between feelings? 3hours Should we wake your baby to keep him on his feeding schedule? No Special feeding instructions: please no bottles after 4:30pm
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  • @llli*tomom's Avatar
    November 10th, 2015, 01:13 PM
    I return to work tomorrow and my beautiful 12 week old is refusing to eat from the bottle!! We've tried about 4 different bottles with different flows, my husband or mom always giving the bottle, with me in and out of the house, stretching her feeds to make her hungry, different temps....I'm so worries! I'll be gone for 10 hrs and I work about 1 hr from home. I smelled and tasted the milk so I don't think it's a lipase problem...although I've stopped giving her the frozen and only give her milk pumped with in the last day or so (kept in the fridge). My mom has even tried spoon feeding! Any suggestions?? Thanks!
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  • @llli*lakemom23's Avatar
    November 9th, 2015, 03:35 PM
    Hello, my baby is just over 4 months. At two months of age I started supplementing with formula. He is the size of a six month old and has a big appetite. My supply is almost down to nothing. I pumped this morning and got 5ounces, I pumped at 10am and got 2 ounces, and I pumped just now at 3pm and got another 2 ounces. He eats 6 ounces in a bottle. I just wonder if I should keep going and if so is there anyone out there that has been in my shoes. Anyone who has dropped down to 2-3 ounces a pumping session, and was able to bring their supply up significantly. If I can only supply him with 2 Breast milk bottles in a 24 hour span maybe I should just make it easy on myself and give up. I'm torn. I feel so bad that he would be completely on formula, knowing how much better breast milk is. It breaks my heart to stop but I just dont see how my supply can increase being we are 4 months post partum. I ha e also done everything in the book to increase supply... Fenugreek, more milk plus, oatmeal, water. i have tried it all.
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  • @llli*afrika's Avatar
    November 1st, 2015, 10:04 AM
    Hello all hope to get some helpful information. My Lo is 2 and always liked his milk from mummy. He has phases with eating food but since approx 6 month it's extrem hard to get him to eat. So we not pushed him but lately I get extreme frustrated because as less as he eats as mor milk he wants to have in the night. He never slept longer as 4 hours and even that I can count on two hands. I hoped it will get better with time but I was wrong. Despite co-sleeping, cuddling throughout the night he wakes every hour and demands milk. Even on the rare occasion he not sleeps in my arms he wakes hourly. I think it is a circle. When he eats nicely in the evening I will get 2-3 hours sleep but if he prefers not to eat I am up every hour or less. We had an attempt on night weaning but my lo will not have any of it. After 5 hours holding him talking to him, lots of screaming etc I gave up and feed him again to sleep. My hubby can't settle him at all :) we tried it For some weeks but ended in hysteric screaming after 1,5 h every time. I just don't know anymore what to do. I am really frustrated and extreme tired. Just not really understand why he would not sleep longer. Sorry for the long post and I hope it makes any sense, thanks
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  • @llli*puja's Avatar
    November 13th, 2015, 05:55 PM
    I am first time freezing milk I use to only refrigedrate milk but last time within 4 days it got bad....I m collecting from friday eve for monday feed and I put the bottle in deep freezer. ..my sil is not comfortable with freezed milk(she just want an opportunity to prove I m doing in justice to baby by giving him my milk only. ..) # can I defrost milk before leaving ..how to defrost and how long would that milk be ok.... #if freezed milk contains all good nutrients
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  • @llli*sacmd's Avatar
    November 3rd, 2015, 07:50 AM
    I posted here before about my drop in supply recently, a drop that was sudden and unexpected. Well, I am pregnant. And shocked. And feel really, really stupid. When offered birth control after my daughter, I had 2 thoughts: 1) I am 37 years old (now 38), and it took us 7 months of hard effort to have her, and 2) I didn't want to screw up breastfeeding. I know (thought I knew) when I ovulate, and have been following that. Sex hasn't even been often, mostly due to busy schedules and exhaustion. My husband's response was actually "how is that even possible?!" which was my thought too. It feels like some sort of immaculate conception. Anyway, I am 10 months post-partum. My daughter has been a high-needs baby. Fabulous and adorable, but higghhh needs. I still have PTSD from the labor (an induction and a 3rd degree tear that I'm still not recovered from), and from the profound sleep deprivation after she was born. We have both laughed at the mere thought of a second, and really hadn't decided whether to try, since this year has been draining for both of us, on our marriage and on my energy. I've known that I'm pregnant for about 5 days and I literally just feel dread. I'm a little shocked at the lack of joy in my heart, although I wonder if it's partly the hormones speaking. So, I have a couple questions if anyone can contribute. Can someone share experiences with having children this close together? What the first couple of years were like and what helped you get through...
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  • @llli*moredonuts's Avatar
    November 5th, 2015, 08:00 PM
    Hi, I'm hoping to get some more opinions on what I should do. The background: My baby is 1 month old and has been gaining weight and producing enough wet/dirty diapers. However, nursing has been a struggle from the start. First he had a tongue tie, then the only way he would feed is with a nipple shield, and when we finally transitioned off the shield we only had a few days of good feeds before he started fussing at the breast. There seems to be no pattern. Sometimes it is the entire feed, sometimes the beginning, sometimes the end. He latches, pulls away, and cries - sometimes shrieks. I've tried different positions (in case of flow issues), burping, checking for other discomforts like diaper or temperature, but no luck. I worry that this is stressing him out (as well as me) and with all the pulling off he is not getting enough. I'm puzzled because it came on so suddenly and is totally unpredictable. The lactation consultant I was seeing said it might be time to switch to pumping, but I would prefer not to if there are other options. I would really appreciate advice or personal experiences with something like this. Can it get better or is it time to pump?
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  • @llli*ellieselephants's Avatar
    November 18th, 2015, 08:53 AM
    Hi Lovely Ladies: I have been EBFing my baby since day one. Here is a history of her weight gain. 7 LB 10 ounces at birth (I had an epidural & pitocin doctor thinks weight could be inflated b/c of this) 6 lb 13 ounces 5 days later 7 lb 3 ounces at 2 week check up 7 lb 10 ounces 4 week check up 9 lb 10 ounces 8 week check up 12 week check up is on Friday. I've weighed her and she is about 10 lb 14 ounces now, maybe 11 ounces.
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  • @llli*andreica's Avatar
    November 7th, 2015, 03:33 PM
    Hello again. Back to ask for advice. I'll be going back to work in a week or so and I have a few questions. Baby is now 11 months (should I switch to the toddler section?), has around three meals of solids a day, one normal meal, lunch, with veggies and meat a few times a week, one smaller fruit meal and one meal of cereal (various kinds), oatmeal or something like that-made with breastmilk (since I have A LOT of it in the freezer). The rest is all nursing. Baby sleeps with me, we nap together during the day, during his naps and thenight, he has unlimited access to the breast. I will be working three days a week. Tuesdays will be 12 hours, thursdays 7-8 hours and fridays around 4 hours. Aside from the horrible anxiety about being away from my baby (in the past almost year now, we were rarely ever apart, a few times for a couple hours at most) a few practical things concern me.
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  • @llli*starkicker's Avatar
    November 27th, 2015, 01:40 PM
    My lo just turned 3 months. We've been having issues since birth, but just now reaching out for support. He is a puker...very Large quantities continuously after each feed up until the next. The pead thought it was reflux so he was on Zantac for over a month with no change. Twice he uped the dosage with no change. He has now been on a stronger med for a week with no change. Could his puking be caused by a bf problem creating a ton of gas? He does burp a lot. And I stop several times a feeding to burp (during which he does, in addition to puking a lot). His latch looks horrible, essentially he sucks at the nipple. He 'clucks' when nursing and constantly goes on and off the breast. Sometimes he nurses calmly, other times from a near dead sleep he will frantically nurse - flailing arms and legs, on and off the breast, panicking it seems like. I've brought this to the attention of my nurse practitioner, and she says it is all normal... If it doesn't hurt, his latch and manners are fine. I'm starting to second guess this. There is no lactation consultant where I live (very small, isolated town) so I am looking for some support. He also has a lip tie that I've discovered. I'm not sure if it is bad, but thought I'd mention. He has been gaining weight, but slowly and has started to fall slightly off his growth curve. He is at the 30% for BMI. What can I do, breastfeeding wise, to help my little guy with his puking and gas problem, and to start to gain weight?
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  • @llli*hopi's Avatar
    November 18th, 2015, 07:55 AM
    Hi all, I am nursing my 4th babe, born on Oct 3 (6weeks old). She is gaining but slowly and I'm starting to feel very discouraged. We have lots of issues going on but I think what is most stressful for me is that she simply doesn't seem hungry a lot of the time. This makes feeding time feel like battles to keep her awake and to get food into her. Here's some history: - birth weight 6lbs 12 oz - low at 3 days 6lbs 5oz - back to birth weight around 2 weeks - yesterday was 8 lbs 11 oz. She had a tongue tie clipped at about 2 weeks old which helped a bit. Latch is decent. My supply has been low and I'm on herbs and am pumping 4 times a day (I get about 3-4 oz total each time and I pump after feeds). She is on top ups with breastmilk once or twice a day when I can get her to take them.
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  • @llli*scoob4751's Avatar
    November 19th, 2015, 06:54 AM
    Hi ladies, my ebf 8 week old baby and I have been co sleeping for weeks and I mostly love it--the bonding, the sleep I am able to get. I don't love having to get in bed with him at 8 pm to get him started as he wants to sleep beside me, as I would like some evening 'me' time, and he also has a bout of general flailing, squirming at 4 am, but no biggie. He eats every 2-3 hours overnight, though I am not sure as I sleep through a lot of it :) Overall, I have tried to let him lead the way. Anyway, I am asking for general ways to feel confident in the face of those who have their babies sleeping long hours during the night, in their own beds, not hitting them in the face :), and people who ask me if he is sleeping through the night...Sometimes I think I should lie and say he is sleeping, because I feel well rested, other than the psychological toll of not feeling like I can unwind alone at the end of the day. I am generally happy about our set up, but he does eat on demand--I have never let him cry and sometimes I wonder if there is more I can do to get him on these long stretches of sleep I hear people talk about, to accomplish that 'me time'. I hope this all makes sense...I am a bit uptight overall as a ftm but am loving my bonding with my son...he is so lovely and healthy. I overall have a hard time finding people to talk about breastfeeding with--my Dr. doesn't seem to know much and not many in my family nursed. I read 'Sweet Sleep' and loved the information, but...
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  • @llli*anniek1508's Avatar
    November 10th, 2015, 05:32 PM
    Hello! I'm a first time mom. I was told to make sure my baby nursed 15-20 minutes per side and if she was sleepy, to tickle her, undress her to her diaper, even use a wet cloth! Well, she was 7 lbs. 2 oz. At birth, lost weight in the hospital, then lost a bit more at home when they weighed her at 5 days. My milk came in that night and I worked hard to make sure she was nursing "long enough." At our 1 week weight check she was exactly her birth weight again! Great, right? Yes, but I still thought she should be nursing that long. That it would help her sleep better and get her on a schedule (Oh how I wish I had never fallen for that!). She started spitting up a lot and getting really fussy. I eventually stopped trying to make her keep nursing, thinking that was the problem. But, she's still very fussy, doesn't take good naps, pretty much needs to be moving constantly etc. I can't help but feel like I stretched her stomach or interfered with her need for sleep when I was asking her up early on and now I've caused all of these problems. Do you think I permanently changed her by not following her lead better? Do you think her fussiness is due to this or unrelated? If I did something wrong, will it be fixed now that I am following her cues? The mom guilt is strong in me!
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  • @llli*puja's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2015, 01:44 AM
    Baby is a 6 month and 3 week now...1 week back I started with rice ceralac in eve and apple without skin puree in morning for 2 days banana 1 day carrot 1 day ...baby is constipated I feel...he was exclusively bf for 6 month so nev er t constipated ever though poop only once a week...but now when hr started solids doesn't he should poop every day. ..can solid even if baby still is breastfeed causr constipation. ..plz tell me how to ease him. .and for how many days now he can go without poop.... would that 2 meals (approx an oz each) be enough nutritional for him or in addition I need to give anything ..if yes than what and what about water at meals
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  • @llli*katie79's Avatar
    November 13th, 2015, 05:14 PM
    Hello, I have a 5-year old son and a 5-month old daughter. Breastfeeding with my son went great and I nursed him until he was almost 2 1/2. My daughter regained her birth weight before we even left the hospital, and for the first few months at all of the pediatrician's appointments the doctor was impressed with her growth. She was always 15-20th percentile, but consistent in her growth. I went back to work full-time when she was 3 months old, and pump at work to provide for her at daycare. I am able to pump all the milk she needs for each day without using frozen milk. At the 4-month appointment she'd dropped to the 5th percentile, and her head measurement had dropped percentiles as well. For the past month I've tried adding an extra feeding when I go to bed at night, and she's also started waking more in the night to feed (after sleeping 8 hours through the night consistently from about 2 months). I'm going to have her weight checked again next week, but today, my period returned. It did not return after my son's birth until he was 14 months old! (He slept through the night 8-10 hours from 1 month old so I don't think that's a difference.) I'm really surprised by this and wonder if maybe my baby girl isn't nursing well when we are home together, or what could be going on. It seems weird that we'd have slowed weight gain AND my period returning. Baby seems happy but my confidence in nursing has taken a huge hit. Any ideas?
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  • @llli*sailorscowgirl's Avatar
    November 16th, 2015, 06:08 PM
    I've seen a lot of posts about these but none seem to 100% apply to me. I have a 4 week old with green mucousy poop. Exclusively breastfed, gaining weight normally. Although initially he was low gaining. Doctor said he was just slow out of the gate. He seems to be gassy. Not sure when the poop started looking this way. He's what I'd call a pretty easy going baby- sleeps well and all. Latches well and nurses fine. I don't feel like I have an over supply... But what do I know lol. I try to nurse him on each side for 15 minutes every 2ish hours. The poop also doesn't seem to have any of the normal seedy look to it. Please let me know what I need to do differently or if you'd recommend changing my diet. I don't eat much dairy but do love a bowl of cereal or a glass of milk on occasion! We also raise chickens for eggs at our little farm so eggs have been a part of my diet too. Thanks!
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  • @llli*tinybits's Avatar
    November 26th, 2015, 09:38 AM
    I am a FTM who has been a huge bf advocate and as a big cosmic joke i cannot have full milk supply. i have a 3 weeks old baby and he was born 2600 grams at full term down to 2200 grams and he only gained 50 grams last week after breastfeeding 24/7. he cannot get sleep because he is hungry all the time. i can literally count the bones in his body. we live in Africa with access to basic health care. they just weighhed him told me he should gain fast suggested i can supplement if i want and went about their work. i am a hot mess i cannot look at him undress him without crying my eyes out. a lot of things stresses me out but all they focus on is to tell me what to eat ending up making me feel like it is all my fault. our next apt. is two weeks later and i consider to supplement if no weight gain by then. being in Africa i cannot trust formula not being counterfeit that adds another layer of stress.
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  • @llli*kevins-mom's Avatar
    November 10th, 2015, 03:02 PM
    I feel like we go a loooong time (3-4 hours consistantly, more at night) between feedings and then when he eats it's for like 5 minutes and he's done and just looks at me or plays with my nipple in his mouth. I feel like with my first I was nuring all the time and for a long time. That said, he's huge. He's peeing so so much and gaining weight well (I think, he had exceeded his birth weight by 2 weeks after losing 10% in the first two days, but has not been weighed since). It just seems so abnormal. We've been so lucky, honestly, he was born 3 weeks early, his latch is absolutely perfect and the only pain I have experienced is from engorgement while my supply regulates. My biggest worry is that my supply won't be good enough for pumping for daycare for him. Is it okay? He does have SOME periods of cluster feeding in the evenings, but for the most part his sessions are really staggered.
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  • @llli*mommy2a's Avatar
    November 9th, 2015, 06:52 AM
    My LO will be 11 month next week. She has only been bf no formula. She takes the boob and also take bottles of pumped milk when I'm not around. I work full time so she gets 2 -5oz bottles while at the sitters. So in total in a day (no night feedings) she nurses/bottle feeds 6 times a day. One of the feedings she does not seem interested I pretty much have to force her so I would like to cut back that feeding. And bring me closer in hopes to wean her close to year or right after. Right now she nurses twice before the sitters then 2 bottles at the sitters. She's there from 9am-4pm. She gets one at about 1030 then other about 230 then I nurse her at 530 then at bed at 9pm. In the middle of all this she only eats 2 meals of solids at lunch and supper. So my question is can I cut out that 230 bottle? My LO seems to be not to interested in breast feeding anymore. I know ur suppose to feed on demand but I swear if I didn't put it in front of her she'd never breast feed. Anyways Would I have to give her homo milk in place of it or can I send a larger bottle of breast milk for the sitter to maybe try to feed her like around lunch and give her more to snack on as far as solids go and maybe more water during the day to get her to my 5 o'clock feeding? Do I have to start incorporating homo milk to wean her? Or can that come later after a year? I'm not really into giving her cows milk early....unless I have to. The reason I chose this time is cause she's at the sitter and I'm not there...
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