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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 PM
    Nursing 12 times a day or even a little more is within the range of normal. I am pretty sure all my kids nursed at least that often at this age, and I had no problems with low milk production. When you say baby sleeps through the night, how long is that usually? Are you pumping at night because you are feeling full, or to have expressed milk for a stash, or because you are concerned about milk production or some other reason? Has baby's gain been normal? Again that would be the most accurate measure to tell if something is wrong or not. Breast compressions may help with this. But it might be baby is getting all she wants from the one letdown. Search Jack Newman Breast Compressions for a good article on how and why to try these.
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  • @llli*macymichelle's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 PM
    Thanks for responding! She is eating pretty much every hour or hour and a half during the day. She sleeps through the night. I would say she eats about 12 times, plus a "snack" here and there. I usually pump once in the morning, and one long session at night. Some days I pump maybe once more in the morning after I feed her. I usually only get an ounce at a time. She doesn't eat for very long is the only thing I could think of. She nurses until I get a let down then when it slows down she gets agitated and latches and unlatches.
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  • @llli*bfulmer's Avatar
    Today, 11:40 AM
    I'd like in on this convo since I'm having the same issue! I had a pretty severe plugged duct a few weeks back and was able to massage it out. However, I noticed this white spot on the nipple (been having nipple pain for weeks now). I'm on antibiotics for mastitis (called the nurse last week) and I soak it in saline solution every night for a few minutes. Just this morning I looked up the white spot. It's been there for awhile but I didn't think it was related. Now I'm realizing it's probably a bleb. Wondering what measures I can take to work that out. Should I continue to soak and try the needle thing? God that sounds so awful... Thanks in advance!
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  • @llli*bfulmer's Avatar
    Today, 11:28 AM
    You are very welcome, thank you :) Yes... that is a lot of milk. I have a bit of storage right now just in case. Even though she hasn't taken a bottle since month 2... There is a SLIGHT chance I may be able to take her with. Finding a caregiver would be pretty difficult. I would have to check the on base daycare although they're typically very full and it takes awhile to get in. Shipping milk would be pretty expensive... What are the downfalls to using a mix of formula and breast milk?
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    Hi and welcome! Is your baby gaining weight normally? Since nursing behavior can normally vary a great deal, the most accurate measure of whether or not baby is getting enough to eat is weight gain. When you say baby is eating every hour, do you mean day and night? Or is there a longer stretch of time that she sleeps here and there? How many times total in 24 hours would you say baby nurses? How many times a day do you pump and about how much do you get each time you pump? What kind of a pump is it? If baby is not able to get enough milk, one reason might be low production, but another is that baby is not nursing efficiently. Have you ever had breastfeeding assessed by a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC)? Thanks
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