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  • @llli*azjen's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 AM
    What kinds of diapers are you using? I like the Pampers Swaddlers - they have a yellow line that turns blue/green when the diaper is wet. It's a lot easier to tell with a boy than a girl for pee I'm guessing because it's all up front, but my son's diapers are always thick/heavy with pee. It's a different texture than the area where the poop is.
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  • @llli*marleenyowakim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Thank you for all the information! I think the reason I initially had mastitis is because I was missing several feeding sessions and wasn't pumping to make up for it. After the mastitis, my supply decreased. 1. I'm going for an LC follow up on Wednesday. I saw both the LC and pediatrician last Wednesday, and they both believe baby isn't gaining adequate weight due to my supply. The LC did say baby was grew uninterested on the breast quickly - which she thinks may be caused my slow milk flow (which is why an SNS was recommended). I do believe baby has a relaxed nursing style because he tends to fall asleep at the breast (I also haven't been doing a good job of preventing that). 2. In regards to health, I may just be prone to plugged ducts. More recently, I had a lump above my breast and below my collarbone, very painful and similar to the plugged duct feeling. That led to plugged ducts further down - on my breast. I've tried hot and cold compresses and massaging. The pain is no longer there, but it feels like there's a rock on the top of my breast; the rest of the breast is tender. I'm not sure what more to do but jus to wait it out. There are also a few plugged ducts that have never unclogged right under the areola in the same breast. I've started to take lecithin, as I've read it helps prevent plugged ducts. 3. We've addressed the pump in regards to shield size. I'll be sure to ask about hospital-grade pumps. After nursing, I have only ever been able to pump...
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  • @llli*midnightsangel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    Or you could place a bit of toilet paper in the front part of the diaper where the pee would end up at
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  • @llli*pteroglossus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    You can just leave off the diaper and wrap her in a cotton blanket, old t-shirt, or old-fashioned flat cloth diaper. You'll notice if she pees.
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  • @llli*ellieselephants's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    Our baby girl has been doing pretty well with breastfeeding so far. She was born late thursday night. Friday morning she had a big poop and Friday evening she had her first big wet pee. Yesterday, she had 2 pee diapers and 1 or 2 poops. Today she has had at least 4 poopie diapers but I don't know if she's peed at all! I don't know if we maybe missed it with all the poop. But I am starting to worry. Other than that she is eating well. She has a good latch and I feed her about 40-50 mins every 3 hours. She's not fussy & seems very calm. When she's alert she seems great too. Thoughts?
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  • @llli*waleka92's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    Tu sabes si ¿hay envíos de ese producto a Centro América? tengo dos amigas que tienes ese problemas con los tesones ayúdame ¿si?, te lo agradeceré. Ellas están pensando cambiar la alimentación porque es una situación extremadamente dolorosa y lo digo por experiencia propia. la alimentación de sus recién
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  • @llli*andie613's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    Things will get better, but you should see a lactation consultant to be sure there aren't other issues. My son had a tongue tie but was gaining fine. I, on the other hand, had cracks, bleeding, and mastitis! After the tie was corrected things got better but it took awhile to heal. I found Jack Newman's all purpose nipple ointment to be wonderful: http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-APNO
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  • @llli*bb.cream's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:10 PM
    Very interesting and entertaining article. Thanks a lot.
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  • @llli*bb.cream's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    The same thing happened to me and is really painful. I was very lucky because I found a balm for nipples for breastfeeding. It is fabulous and changed my life completely (and that of my beautiful girl, of course) This is the magical product: http://www.skinthinks.com/para-mamas/306-mamamio-keep-calm-nipple-balm-5060102602569.html A big hug
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  • @llli*candt.s.mommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    Thank you! I will check out that book. And yeah, Kelly Mom is where I always look for info.
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  • @llli*dormir41's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    Hi, my little one is 7.5 months so we have to sit her down in her high chair to eat since she's not even sitting unsupported yet . . .but I found some good tips for when she's older, and maybe this will help? She loves to eat solids right now, but I'm sure that will change at some point. Anyway, I came across these suggestions from Dr. Sears and bookmarked it for later. good luck! http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/feeding-infants-toddlers/picky-eater
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    Your body will prepare for the baby growing inside you just as it would if you were not nursing. So yes, you will have colostrum in your breasts, actually several weeks before you deliver, as is usual. Remember colostrum is made and excreted in very, very small amounts so you may not "see" it, but it will be there for your newborn. You may ALSO continue to make "normal" milk, but actually milk does change during pregnancy, primarily in milk production lessening to some degree and perhaps in taste. Again this has no significance for your newborn, who will get what they need in the amount they need whether you nurse throughput your pregnancy or not. Such changes may change your toddler's nursing behavior while you are pregnant- or may not. There is really only one resource you need for the situation of nursing when pregnant, (and tandem nursing) and that is the book Adventures in Tandem Nursing. As far as I know, there has been no significant new discoveries in the science of milk production when pregnant since that book was published. I strongly suggest getting that book, which any LLL Group should have for loan if you cannot find it at the Library, and NOT searching the internet on this subject (unless it is a site like LLL or Kellymom devoted to the providing the true facts about breastfeeding.)
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  • @llli*candt.s.mommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    Hello. My son is 16 months and nurses when he wakes up in the morning, before nap time and before bed. I just found out I'm pregnant and have some questions. I plan to try to have my son weened around age 2 (just a loose plan, I'll kind of see how he does). He will turn 2 right before this baby is due, so really I'm sure I'll still be nursing at least a little when this baby is due. My question is, if I'm still nursing, will colostrum come again after I deliver, or since I'm still nursing will it continue to be my normal milk? I'm going to start doing research, but don't know how to search that question because it's so long
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:25 AM
    "When" questions are the hardest to answer because the answers are individual to every mama-baby pair. When I was having issues with pain and cracking with my first, I really clung to the "Everything gets better by 6 weeks" adage. But for me, things didn't improve until 4.5 months (It was an unusually bad situation caused by an undiagnosed lip tie). When I had some cracking with my second, I expected that it would take the same amount of time for things to get better, but with baby #2 I had smooth sailing by 3 weeks!
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  • @llli*mommal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:13 AM
    Thanks for answering those questions! Your answers eliminate a lot of the usual suspects for difficulties with supply- you have ParaGard so it's not your birth control, nursing feels okay so it's probably not the baby's latch, the baby nurses at a nice frequency so it's not a case of going too long between nursing sessions, etc. Since a lot of the usual suspects have been eliminated, I think we have to explore the following explanations for issues with supply: the double bout of mastitis, the baby's sucking style, and your pump. Mastitis and plugged ducts are bad for supply because they stop milk from being removed, and as the breast gets more and more full, your body gets the message to reduce supply in the area of the breast that is overfull. The question is, why did you end up with mastitis/plugged ducts in the first place? Well, maybe you're prone to it, and a nasty strain of bacteria just took advantage of your suspectibility. Or maybe your baby's very relaxed nursing style hasn't been doing a great job of emptying the breast...? Anyway, here's what I think you want to do: 1. Go see the LC again, and then the pediatrician. I think you need an explanation for why the baby has been unable to gain well and why he hasn't been doing a good job of maintaining your supply despite having a latch that feels okay and a good nursing frequency. If you have an explanation, maybe you can figure out how to fix the issue. 2. Go see your doctor and rule out any...
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