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  • @llli*momteddy's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 PM
    I wanted to respond to this thread years later because I have the same issue with my 6 week old, this is the first post to respond in google search and I wanted others to have suggestions on how to improve the situation as it is super stressful: 1) APA recommends on demand feeding instead of scheduled feeding for the first 2 months. Which makes sense because you don't want to tamper with supply while your baby is going through those early growth spurts. 2) Frequent feedings can be a blessing in some respect. For one, most babies have some acid reflux. If LO has the full blown GERD, the treatment is to have shorter, frequent feedings. As far as supply is concerned, several methods like power pumping recommend mimicking growth spurt feeding as the best way to increase supply. And if your baby is gaining a lot, which mine was as well, he's getting the milk even if you feel like when you put him to breast there is nothing there to provide him. Try to relax about this, I've read that stress and not eating/drinking properly can affect supply but not sure to what extent. It's not helping if he's gaining. 3) To help with exhaustion, try side lying feeding. I only used it early mornings and late evenings because my LC said I should compress, and that position is not suitable for compression. Some people recommend co-sleeping. I didn't do that, tried to stay awake as long as possible and then put him in the bassinet. 4) Another tip for exhaustion is to have your...
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 PM
    Yes there are many misconceptions regarding healthy gain and growth and eating habits, and I have learned they crop up again and again even well past babyhood. I found the book My Child Won't Eat by Carlos Gonzalez very helpful in gaining a greater understanding of this subject.
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  • @llli*djs.mom's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 PM
    The thing about the percentiles chart is? They are all within normal range. Someone has to be on the top and on the bottom for it to exist. If a child is in the 3rd percentile but stays there that's still normal. Sometimes falling in the charts can be of concern. But not always. Most EBF babies DO in fact start to slide on the percentiles chart as soon as the start to move. So the addition of rolling over and then crawling and then cruising can make it so that breastfed kids slide quite a bit but it's still normal and no cause for alarm.
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 PM
    Thanks for the response. I stopped pumping after every feeding. I just pump once in the morning after first feed and get 2 ounces. I just store that. Baby is nursing every 1.5 hours is this normal? I have more milk in the breast so he is not happy with the flow but he is ok to nurse. I think there is enough milk because he is good after a feed. Send turns his head away from breast after 10 mins of nursing. Initially I was feeding both breasts and then pump .5-1.5 ounce and use that for next feeding. Now I am ebf and hope it works out. My breasts are little uncomfortable in-between feedings but frequent feeding has helped a lot.
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  • @llli*dustyrose124's Avatar
    Today, 11:45 AM
    My baby turned 7 weeks old today. His weight gain seems normal and I do not pump at all because I want the milk to stabilize and not produce more. I've followed what you said, however, I have another issue that has been a huge one and is affecting our household. My LO has much more than colic and no pediatrician is listening to me and really need help. Baby has been crying for more than 3 hours a day to a point where he started choking in his own cry. He didn't want me to feed him, rock him, nothing was working. He also throws up every feed (a lot and smells a bit). He hasn't pooped in 4 days so I haven't seen the green poop. Please help I'm worried that my baby is in so much pain and don't know what to do. He's ok probiotics and that's not helping either
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  • @llli*butterfingers's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    Hi all, I am ready to night wean my 25 month old. She sleeps in a cot in her own room and I would like to take the sides off soon, I don't know whether to night wean at the same time as moving her to a bed or night wean first or what, happy for suggestions here! I do not wish to co sleep although this does happen occasionally at present. There is not enough room for a toddler bed in our room. In any case she sleeps fine in her own room and I am happy with the current arrangements. She is feeding usually once or twice in the night but occasionally more. She generally returns to sleep after a feed. Now. I have read methods of night weaning but they seem to involve reducing and or stopping feeding to sleep. The removal of nipple prior to becoming drowsy / falling asleep and that is fine. Except my daughter does not feed to sleep or even to being drowsy any more. She is always fully awake when I lay her in her cot and happily puts herself to sleep with no complaints. Same during the night except she may possibly be more sleepy but definitely still awake. So, how do I night wean?! I have thought of a gro clock type thing?? She is very averse to my OH at night and only wants me plus he would not have the patience to deal with her so I may have to do this alone! I do not want her to become distressed and would not be happy to leave her to cry. Any thoughts most welcome and appreciated.
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  • @llli*anuha's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    This seems to be a really difficult concept for some health professionals. My son was in the lower percentiles but gaining steadily (straight line steadily). However, at a one year check up a health nurse told me that because he doesn't eat much solids (nursed a lot and was happy), he's in the lower percentiles. And of course I was then all stressed out about him not eating enough solids. At first round you just believe everything they say.
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  • @llli*sylviamakela's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 AM
    Thank you ladies. I've used Reglan and then when it didn't work I switched to Domperidone. It does not cross the blood brain barrier, so is safe and causes no side effects. Reglan, however, does cross the BBB, and that is why there are so many bad side effects (psychological type side effects). If you were lucky enough to get a script for Dom, you should count yourself fortunate and keep going with it!
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  • @llli*djs.mom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    I don't know if it's lipsase. Excess lipsase- the kind that is problematic usually smells like puke. And the baby won't take it. If your baby will take the milk? I don't think there is a problem. I wouldn't scald. BUT I think you need to try to carve out time every day to pump if you don't want to lose your supply. It can happen very quickly if you aren't removing milk regularly during the day. And your supply is still really vulnerable at the 3 month point. A freezer stash is meant to make up any shortfalls you have pumping milk you need every day to feed your baby while you are gone. Which for 8hrs is usually 8-12 ozs. So say you the 1st day that you leave for work you leave your baby 12oz from your freezer supply. And during that 1st day you only pump 10 oz. Your baby drinks all 12 that you leave. You'd leave your fresh milk for the next day and then supplement out of your freezer supply 2oz. There is no reasonable amount of freezer stash that will cover you simply not pumping every day. You will go thru 40-60oz of milk a week. I encourage you to work with your HR dept to determine how you can take pumping breaks. Which by law they have to give you. You do need to pump to maintain supply and it can't be sporadically.
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  • @llli*skyofclouds's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    I have been pumping and freezing excess milk for the last 2 weeks I thawed out my oldest expressed milk from the freezer which was 2 weeks old to test it- it had a metallic taste which was strong but not terrible, and my LO still took it I suspect I have an excess lipase problem Considering that my LO doesn't mind the metallic taste, I'm weighing up between continuing to pump and freeze or scalding the milk and compromise the nutritional value. As I'm going back to work at 3 months, my goal is to build up a supply as I won't have time to routinely pump at work- hardly have time to have lunch myself!
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