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  • @llli*maroonish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:22 PM
    DD2 is 6 weeks, nursing just fine :) However, today I found out that I have a small oral infection - the dentist gave me the option of a round of amoxicillin to lessen the duration/severity. Two or three days sounds better than a week of swelling and pain, but I can't find much info on this particular antibiotic and nursing. I have calls in to my pediatrician and my LLL leader, but I thought I'd ask here as well. Other than concerns about developing thrush, is there any reason not to take it?
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  • @llli*brusselssprout14's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:51 AM
    Hi, this is my first post but I've gotten a lot out of reading the others! My 6.5 month old is in daycare from 8:30 - 5:30, and I was pumping 3x/day and giving 300 mL (~10 oz) for the first couple months she was there. Now she has started eating 2 solid food meals at daycare and is really getting the hang of it. The caretaker told me I could reduce the amount of milk I bring, and suggested I drop down to 100 mL (3 oz). That seems like not quite enough to me, even if she is eating solids well. She said it's fine, as long as I'm nursing in the mornings and evenings, but I wanted to get a second opinion from all you awesome breastfeeding mamas. I nurse in the morning at 7:30 or 8, and then again as soon as I get home around 5:45. Not sure it's relevant, but she is small for her age, and has been since birth (15percentile), but growing well on her growth line, so she likely takes in less milk in total than a bigger baby would. I'm usually able to get 150 mL (5oz) in one pumping session at work, and I would be glad to just give that amount to the daycare, but do you think it's not enough?
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  • @llli*catgirl14's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    Just a little background...my DD was born 3 days past her due date...latched on right after birth and nursed for an hour & left the hospital latching on and nursing like a champ. Fast forward to about a week and half ago and started having lots of issues....With all my children I have had an oversupply problem and over active let down but they both handled it well and/or we lived through it....now with my newest DD I'm having lots of problems. She will scream the exact same times every day for anywhere between 2 & 3 hours combined ( not all at once but the exact same times every day ) I can get her to stop crying unless I bounce on a excersise ball and sometimes that doesn't even help....she also will spit up 1-2 hours AFTER nursing and it curled milk with clear fluid and she acts like it hurts and will cough and cry. She also have HORRIBLE gas! I have really noticed her starting to "click" while nursing like she breaking suction and sucking air maybe? She has more than enough wet diapers and gaining just fine. My hope/question would be someone who has experienced this and what you did to help it? Is the crying just from a growth spurt or true colic? Im thinking maybe we need to work on her latch ( she is not tongue tied at all ) and then as far as the other issues could they all just be from my OALD & OS? Im at my wits end and exhausted. Looking for some support and not to be lectured ( I have posted this question on different websites messages boards and gotten...
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  • @llli*jewelsf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
    I could just kill my husband. He warmed a 5 ounce bottle of milk and didn't use it, so I got home from work to find it still sitting in the cup of warm water on the counter (and him fast asleep). Is this milk trash? We won't need any bottles until Tuesday, is there any chance that this could be refrigerated and kept for Tuesday? J
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  • @llli*victoria.lozano's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    My one and a half month old exclusively breastfed baby has been very gassy and they are extremely stinky. Is this normal?
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  • @llli*coldiesj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    Sorry all, i was on busy work schedule and hubby was outstation in the couple of weeks... Tough... for being a temporary single + FTWM... Thanks for the concern! @llli*tclynx, @llli*sonogirl: oppss.. i wrote it wrong, it was about 12 hours and the baby needs 4x5oz = 20 Oz. I think i had my 1st mense after delivery (although just spotting a little then no more in the next 2 days), so i guess that is why my yield per session drop a little before that. Now i am maintaining about 25 Oz per day and the demand vs supply seems just right.
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:51 PM
    As long as you do not actively hate the behavior, I think it makes sense to roll with it and all the child to have access. He'll outgrow it in time. But don't feel like you can't limit it, especially if you don't like the way he goes about it! You can make rules- like no pulling mommy's shirt for example!
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    Introducing animal milk is a choice, not a necessity. If you continue to nurse frequently, there's actually no need to offer animal milk at all. Lactose is a sugar, not a protein. People who have problems with dairy proteins may be perfectly equipped to digest lactose, and people who are lactose intolerant may be perfectly equipped to digest dairy proteins. Production of lactase, the enzyme that digests lactose, actually peaks in infancy and is usually still high in the toddler years, so there's no need to offer lactose-free milk unless your child seems to have a problem with regular whole milk. Don't be too shocked if your LO isn't that interested in animal milk. A lot of kids just don't like it. You can still offer animal dairy, though, in the form of cheese or yogurt.
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    Just make sure to eat lots of probiotic foods while taking antibiotics to help ward off or keep the yeast in check. Are you prone to yeast infections? If so you might talk to your Dr proactively so that if a yeast infection does hit you might be able to get treatment for it as fast as possible.
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  • @llli*m11612's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    Try lactation bars. Yummy and chocolate makes me feel good :) There are tons of recipes online.
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  • @llli*m11612's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    Keep up the good work! I pumped until my dd was 18 months old. I became a sahm after that. I pumped a little less frequently after a year, but always felt good about leaving my milk when I couldn't be there. I responded well to the pump (except a few hiccups here and there I.e., 9 month slump etc) overall and increased pumping frequency as needed. My goal was to have enough of my milk there for her that it was always available when asked for. I was lucky that my childcare provider fed on demand and my dd was good at communicating. We didn't give whole milk until closer to 2 years. I think the guideline is as long as the lo is nursing or getting breastmilk at least 4 times per day their calcium/dairy needs are met. Fact check me on that though. We also did some cheese for a snack plus those leafy greens.
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    Do not worry yourself over foremilk/hindmilk it is generally a total non-issue unless you have such an over supply that you are spraying the poor baby off your boob while feeding him so he is only getting the most fat free milk possible, but these babies are generally gaining weight very very fast and are very very fussy.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    Yes it could just be from OALS and OS. I ma not sure what true colic means because I have never seen a firm way of diagnosing this...to me, it does also sound like classic 'colic' which (as far as I know) basically and unhelpfully means, unexplained sustained crying of an hour or more at about the same time every day. The only good news about 'colic' is it is usually a temporary thing. As are issues from OS, usually. The spit up being painful could indicate gerd, I mean, that is a typical sign. askdrsears.com and Kellymom.com both have good articles on gerd imo. But so much of what helps with fast letdown also helps with gerd. Between my three kids, I have dealt with OALD, OS, diagnosed Gerd and colic. One we did use Gerd meds, one clicked when nursing, two had the classic "same time of day sustained crying" type colic...Here is what helped the most in all cases. Very Frequent nursing, usually, one side at a time. Laid back nursing positioning, or nursing in any position that let baby be more 'upright' -head above tum, more of less-while nursing. Sidelying nursing helped too. Holding baby most of the time in an upright position (Baby's head above baby's tum) Gently helping baby burp if there seemed to be trapped air.
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  • @llli*maroonish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    Good to know, thanks so much for the info!
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
    No it's fine. Hale rates Amoxicillin L1, which puts it in the safest category of meds when taken by mom when nursing. The AAP also rates it as compatible with breastfeeding. Source: Medications and Mothers Milk, Hale, 2010. If you ever need info on meds and breastfeeding, you can also call the folks at www.infantrisk.org
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  • @llli*leemami's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
    Primero que nada, una pregunta: que te hace pensar que no produces en un pecho? Llega un momento en que tu cuerpo se ajusta a la demanda de tu bebe, y produces solo lo necesario para ahorrar energia. Y hay veces en que tu pecho puede sentirse vacio, pero en realidad tienes leche, asi no lo sientas "lleno". Tienes algun saca-leches que pueda probar tu teoria de que no tienes leche en un pecho? O tu bebe se niega a pegarse del pecho o algo asi? Si compruebas que verdaderamente no estas produciendo de un pecho, pues entonces de acuerdo con lo que chivislh te dice, trata de ofrecer ese pecho mas para tratar de aumentar la produccion. Otra nota, hay mamas que son exitosas amamantando con un solopecho durante todo el tiempo que quieran. De nuevo, el cuerpo se ajusta para producir lo que tu bebe necesita, y si por alguna razon no produces de un lado, es probable que el otro lado se ajuste para producir lo que tu bebe demanda. No lo veas como una traba, la naturaleza es sabia, y tu cuerpo sabe lo que hace para alimentar a tu bebe. Felicidades por escojer amamantar, asi sea lactancia mixta! Algo es mejor que nada :)
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  • @llli*babylop's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    Thanks I just nursed him and we had a good latch and when he started to doze off he slipped back and I just unlatched him. It seemed to work fine and I think he is full. I just worry about him getting hind milk but his poops are yellow so I think he is. Thanks again for your help! :)
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  • @llli*chivislh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:04 PM
    pues pega el bebe mas al pecho que no tiene, te puedes dormir con el de ese lado para que se alimente de ese lado y produzca mas, pero siempre ofrece los 2, si yo pudiera lo alimentaría con solo LM... pero por mas que quise... :cry siempre hay quien te "da consejos"...:angrypin también puedes sacarte la leche de ese pecho, pero pienso que es preferible pegarlo si es falta de producción.
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  • @llli*nweaver82's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 AM
    Thanks for the information.
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    sometimes you have to watch for when they start to fall to sleep or when switching to comfort nursing or just being done. When you see it getting to that point it may be time to proactively detach. Perhaps switch sides or re-latch if baby wants to. This slipping or pulling back to a shallow latch is not uncommon. Mine would actually pull off rather roughly and then take to slurping the nipple in/out if I wasn't quick enough to act and that was rather painful.
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  • @llli*ruchiccio's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    I just wanted to reassure you that 6-7 oz for 9 hrs of separation isn't unheard of. My baby has been doing that many times (he's 11 mos now): some days 6-7 oz in that time, and other times he'd take 9-10. He grew fine. Don't worry about it. You can't make a baby eat. He'll just nurse more later if he needs more food. My baby nursed well in the evening and through the night too, so I didn't find that concerning.
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  • @llli*babylop's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    He's gaining weight really well he was 6.12 when he was born and 7.4 a week later he's grown a lot since then but hasn't been weighed. He started in preemie diapers because he was so skinny now hes in size 1. He has lots of poopy/wet diapers. We had a good latch going so far it seems like lately near the end of the feed he kind of pulls on the end of the nipple and that's where the pain comes from.
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  • @llli*pamela.reed's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 AM
    I have a child of similar age and we just weaned also. I try to offer hugs in replacement. Similar to your child, I think mine is looking for comfort when she asks. I'm thinking hugs are a healthy way to seek and receive comfort. Sometimes she gets mad and we kind of just sit together until she can get past the crying or anger. Again, I'm thinking this is the way we do as adults too: when we get upset we get angry, then we get it out of system with a cry or a rant, and then we seek loved ones for comfort or resolution. Good luck and don't doubt yourself!
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  • @llli*tclynx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:47 AM
    how does she take her solids? (being spoon fed purees?) or (baby led weaning/baby led solids, self feeding and still being given milk feeds on demand?) And what is she eating? (If she is small and being over fed purees of lower calorie foods at meals, you may see even more slow down in weight gain since most puree baby foods will fill the tummy but most won't be as high calorie or complete as breastmilk.) Perhaps drop down to 200 ml for a while (perhaps two 3 oz bottles) and see how that goes before sending even less. 6.5 months seems really young to be reducing the milk feedings that drastically to me but I'm doing baby led weaning and the key there is solids are meant more for play/experience at first and baby should still be breastfed or milk fed on demand and let them decide when to drop or reduce the feedings, not the other way around.
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