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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    July 17th, 2014, 03:11 PM
    hello everyone.. i know this is very old problem that most of them had gone through.. but i would love to see some solution... my baby is 2 months old and for the past to weeks he is passing green stools.. i have oversupply issue, initially i had very low milk supply so my pediatrician suggested me to pump after the feeding so gradually i ended up with an oversupply.. my son drinks just the foremilk and doesn't try to drink the hind milk at all.. he doesn't want to suck and empty the breast.. i am feeding one breast per feeding but still he doesn't empty my breast.. i am so scared about his green stool.. by the way if i stop pumping my milk supply is getting reduced drastically.. so pl help how can i maintain and make him get healthy milk.. i couldn't find a happy medium and i so stressed about this,.. thanks in advance
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  • @llli*nivilovely's Avatar
    July 19th, 2014, 03:08 AM
    i am running bit of an oversupply and am severely engorged.. i have a knot in my breast which is rock hard and big even after he nursed he couldn't relieve it... my question is if i offer the same breast for next feeding what about the next breast i am really worried.. pl someone help...
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  • @llli*dimplesx's Avatar
    July 19th, 2014, 03:10 PM
    Hello! My little One is almost 4 months old. We EBF for the first 7 weeks and then started taking BM from a bottle no problem. At 9 weeks I went back to work and pump and supply daycare. He's at daycare from 630am till about 420pm. We got into this routine where we'd come home from work and nurse for about an hour and then sleep for a few hours. At the time, I let him because he wasn't napping at all at daycare. After a few weeks at daycare he started taking naps so now when we get home, I let him nurse and nap for a little while but then wake him up so he sleeps longer at night. That is our normal schedule for when I'm working. When Im off from work, we have no schedule what so ever and I can hardly ever put him down. I somewhat feel that its because of daycare, being the only baby there, he is constantly aww'ed over and entertained. When we are at home, I try to entertain him and it lasts for a good 15 mins and he's bored. Alright we do different activities and it all leads to going back on the boob. Comfort Nursing. 95% of the time cause I listen and don't hear gulping. If I let him he"d be on the boob all day minus the mornings (hes a happy baby first thing and gets crankier as the day goes on) What can I do? Am I doing something wrong? I try several different things to make him happy before I offer the boob and he never turns me down. We never used an actual pacifier because I know the more he"s on the boob, the more milk comes in. Oh and he's a peach for daycare....
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  • @llli*elisabet's Avatar
    July 21st, 2014, 08:54 AM
    Hi everyone :) My 19m old girl nurses 2-5x a day and maybe 3x per night. I have been pressured to wean since she was 12m (even sooner) by people/nurses here and there but nothing dramatic. I have tried to night wean several times but we would always go in the same path again few days/weeks later. I have also tried to reduce the amount of feedings a few times but again my little one increases the nursing. This is all done cause I think I need to follow someone elseĀ“s advise! Today I know that I want to keep on breastfeeding until at least she is 2years. And I enjoy the nursing during the day :ita Maybe I will night wean (slowly) in the nearest future, but not sure. Im so proud of my self that we kept on despite everything. The first few weeks of her life were hard and breastfeeding was really tough cause she was born prematurely and she got RS-virus and a lung infection. But we made it and sometimes I wonder how could I let others bring me down. :confused: Have someone here stopped their weaning progress and kept on going? I would love to hear some stories :D
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  • @llli*mrsphillips's Avatar
    July 19th, 2014, 03:09 PM
    I'm new here and I'm still learning to feel comfortable breastfeeding. I always use a pillow at home when I breastfeed and can't imagine doing it in public without one. How would I travel for a short outing with a breastmilk bottle? I have a freezer supply but how can I get it ready prior if it's only supposed to be at room temp for so long? Help please!
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  • @llli*marsmomma's Avatar
    July 18th, 2014, 08:02 PM
    Hi all, I have another question I hope someone might be able to help me with. My son (6 1/2 weeks old) is exclusively breastfed and seems to be doing well; he's gaining plenty of weight (more than average, actually) and has no health problems that we know of. However, every morning -- starting around 5 am -- he has several hours of "grunting." He seems to be in pain, arches his back, and sometimes passes gas. He sounds like he's struggling with trying to have a bowel movement or trying to pass gas. It's usually over by about 9 am. This is the only time of day it seems to happen. It's interfering with his sleep and ours. What could be causing this? All I can think is that maybe he's not being burped enough when he nurses at night, so the air gets trapped in him. I try to burp him, but he sleeps in the bed with us (a habit we don't plan to continue too much longer) so we nurse lying down and I sometimes just fall asleep. So far we've tried gripe water, with no clear effect. Any other recommendations?
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  • @llli*diva4482's Avatar
    July 20th, 2014, 10:37 AM
    Hi I am new at lll and I have observed that my 8 month old likes to twist my nipples when feeding. I don't know if that is normal or not? It's rather bothersome. Advice would be appreciated if this has happened to anyone. thanks.
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  • @llli*ngs215's Avatar
    July 21st, 2014, 09:48 AM
    DD is just shy of 3 months. She usually eats around 7-8 PM, around 12-1, and around 6-7 AM. She doesn't always sleep through those long stretches, but if she wakes up during those times, she usually falls asleep as soon as I pick her up, before I can get her from bassinet to rocking chair. If I get her to the rocking chair, she pushes the nipple away with her fist so that she can snuggle against the breast and fall asleep. I see dream feeding suggested on here all the time. I would like to do it, especially since I am going back to work soon. Does trying to feed her when she wants to go to sleep like above count as dream feeding? Or should I be offering when she is not even stirring yet? Or is my DD just apparently not interested in dream feeding? Thanks.
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  • @llli*rmawhorter's Avatar
    July 18th, 2014, 05:28 PM
    I'm nursing my 3 month old adopted son with a medela sns. I'm pregnant as well and am expecting in about 5 weeks so I should be able to drop the sns at that point. My problem is that nursing is soooo slow. He'll take 1 hour to 1.5 hours per nursing session (fwiw I'm using the large tubes). He's a little faster with a bottle with a slow flow nipple but still quite slow (~45 mins). I've been afraid to introduce a faster nipple for fear that he would give up on nursing. In general he seems happy and sleeps well, sometimes maybe a little too well. I'm pretty sure that his latch is fine. He's the fourth baby I've nursed and I took him to the closest thing to a lactation consultant in my town just give me a sanity check. He's quite small for his age (3rd precentile) but he may just be a small person. He's also a little delayed on some of his milestones and he may have some effects from alcohol or drug abuse during the pregnancy. He was also a foreseps delivery so there might be some damage from that. We've run a bunch of blood tests on him but that hasn't provided any clues. My dh is a GP so he's under a doctors eye. I'm concerned that when I attempt to drop the sns and nurse the regular way he's just going to fail. Do you have any suggestions for what I can do to encourage him to be a little stronger and nurse a little faster?
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  • @llli*kaitlynn's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2014, 10:39 AM
    Hi, I'm completely new to this! I have DS 14M His daily routine is: wakes up between 6-8 AM Breastfeeds
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  • @llli*joliesmommy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:18 AM
    Im seriously at a loss. My baby is 10 weeks old and has allergies to the food I eat. I gave up all dairy (even hidden sources), fried foods, spicy foods, caffeine, chocolate, peanut butter, gassy veggies like broccoli, over a month ago as per her pediatrician's advice. Her baby acne cleared up like a dream. But then she began getting very colicy: screaming and crying with tummy pains, brought her to the doctor and medicine didn't work. Also her stools became more and more mucusy. So after a couple weeks if her screaming in pain and the doc not helping much, I did some research and found out that soy could also be a big allergen. So last Monday I began to be soy free and I saw an immediate difference in my dd. She was still very gassy but she was no longer screaming and crying. Then I began to notice day after day that her stools were becoming less and less mucusy! She was beginning to spit up less and even going longer between feeds! I started to get so excited thinking I finally found the answer, yes it had only been a few days but I saw a dramatic difference immediately. Then yesterday at 3am she started havibg bloody diarrhea! I brought her to the hospital and did tests and sent the stool sample off to get tested and while the full report is not complete they said it tested positive for allergens! I don't know what to do now. Ive been so careful. I eat very healthy now. And She never had bloody stools before! At her last doc appt last Thursday her doc put her on iron...
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  • @llli*cej2014's Avatar
    July 17th, 2014, 12:42 PM
    Sorry this might be lengthy!! HERE is the back story:So, my LO is 6 months old. She has been sleeping 11 hour stretches (7:30-6:30) for probably about 6 weeks now, but my left breast is STILL very full/hard EVERY morning. My right is also full for sure, but not uncomfortably so...my left has always produced much more. I've been waiting for weeks for my body to adjust but it just doesn't seem to be happening. It's always a relief to nurse in the morning but difficult because getting a deep latch is hard. I've been dealing with small blisters/cracks (honestly don't know exactly what is going on but have tiny pieces of white dead skin in the very center of my nipple). I've thought about pumping in the morning but have avoided it because I certainly don't want to increase supply :P NOW THIS WEEK: I've been handling it alright UNTIL...this last week on Saturday and then AGAIN today, when I go to nurse in the morning my LO latches on, but then my nipple and areola just get really swollen and puffy and barely any milk will come out at all. I don't know what is going on but it's painful for me and frustrating for LO :( Since the first time it happened, I've tried heat before nursing thinking maybe it's a plugged duct? That seemed to be going ok until today. Anyone had issues like this?? Or know what it might be? I've thought about pumping before bed...would that maybe help relieve the morning engorgement?
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  • @llli*adwilson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    I have been reading about this imbalance and am almost certain we are having this problem. My baby is super gassy, fussy, has green explosive poops, and when I get a chance to pump the milk separates and has very little thick fatty milk at the top. How do I begin to correct this? Should I feed him from the same breast several times? What if he still acts hungry? Or should I try pumping before I nurse?
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  • @llli*cstewart's Avatar
    July 18th, 2014, 09:59 PM
    Sorry long question..My daughter is 3 weeks. I went to the doctor Monday complaining of something completely different and the she told me she thinks I may have thrush but she's not sure so she decided to treat it just in case. She put me on nystatin cream and my daughter is on oral nystatin. I am also using grapefruit seed extract, I'm sleeping without a top on, cut out most sugar, boiling and washing everything like crazy with vinegar and were both on good probiotics. I'm seeing no difference. So my question is, could this be eczema and not thrush? I was looking through some pictures and a few of eczema look exactly like what I have. I also have a history of eczema. Here are my symptoms: *Red/pink nipples that randomly will get better and worse. Almost look normal at times. Tips of my nipples will randomly turn white. *Pink rash on breasts that randomly gets better or worse. Get's worse when I pump, the rash looks like broken blood vessels. *My nipples and breasts will sometimes itch. *I have pain in my nipples for a few seconds after latch on. Not sure if this is related or not. Otherwise no pain. *My daughter is showing no symptoms. Input is greatly appreciated! This is driving my a little batty.
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  • @llli*lvander's Avatar
    July 17th, 2014, 12:07 PM
    I am 11 days PP and have been exclusively breastfeeding my newborn. I BF on demand all day and night and try never to go longer than 3 hours or I become painfully engorged. My question is how do I slow down my supply so that I'm not leaking so much? I'm also having an issue with my baby falling asleep after 5 minutes on a breast and waking up and doing another 5 minutes. Sometimes she falls asleep 3-4 times a session for a few minutes and wants to eat directly after waking up again. I hand express before feeding her otherwise she cannot latch on as well and will cough/choke when she starts. Should I be pumping as well afterwards? I never feel like my breasts are fully empty. Thanks in advance :)
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  • @llli*monbebe's Avatar
    July 19th, 2014, 03:29 PM
    Hi, We just had our twelve month old's well check, and the informational sheet from the pediatrician says to give the baby cow's milk each day after 12 months. My son has had cow milk when he wants it (maybe every other day or so) for the past few weeks, but I don't push it, and I'm not extremely regular. He's also not very interested in solids, but eats a few bites here and there, so I'm not concerned (anymore) about the solids. He nurses a lot throughout the day and night. So I am wondering: do I need to offer cow's milk regularly/give him a certain amount each day? Thanks so much!
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  • @llli*vvmomof1's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2014, 09:06 PM
    I have been exclusively breastfeeding my twins, but lately all they want to do is feed. I fear that I cannot keep up with them. I'm looking for a little encouragement to work through this phase. I have been considering supplementing, but I don't know a thing about bottle feeding. My eldest was breastfed for 14 months. Any advice is welcome.
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  • @llli*buckeyebrooke's Avatar
    July 18th, 2014, 08:33 PM
    Hi, this is pretty much my first post though I have been reading quite a bit to try to figure out what is going on during my BF sessions. I have a 7 week old daughter. She lost the 7% in less than 24 hours while in the hospital after birth so they had me nurse each side for 20 min then pump 20 min then supplement every 3 hours to get her weight back up and then get my milk to come in sooner. We did that for about 5-6 days and she gained a lot back, whew! So since then she has been EBF. I noticed early on that she had baby acne on her cheeks, in her hairline, around her neck and chest. She is a "happy spitter" and would spit up often after feeding. She never complained about it, but just sort of "leaked" often. The pediatrician said since she was gaining and not screaming that it was more of a laundry issue. I spoke with lactation since she spit up so often and they wondered if it was an allergy to dairy. So I've been dairy free since she was about 2 weeks old. She doesn't spit up QUITE as much, but still does after most feeds. She still doesn't cry about it, just spits up. My big issue I've noticed (or just realized) is that she seems to sputter, spit, gag while nursing if I am pretty full. I feed one side and don't switch until the next feeding. She typically will nurse 15-20 minutes and occasionally a 30 minute session. It seems I have too much milk and she can't handle it. She pops off often, cries, shakes her head at the nipple, tries to nurse...
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  • @llli*bebop543's Avatar
    July 17th, 2014, 01:05 PM
    Hi everyone! I'm a new poster, but have been lurking on the forums for months now gathering info. What an awesome resource! I'm a first time mom to an almost 4 week old. BF was a struggle at first (my milk didn't come in for 6 days and we had to correct a latch), but ever since my milk came in and we fixed the latch, things have been going well (lots of weight gain, good diaper output, etc.). I was even able to get my cracked and sore nipples healed after we fixed the poor latch. I'm really proud to be EBFing! But starting this past week, baby girl has started violently unlatching. When she is done, she is DONE. She clamps down on my nipple hard and whips her head back until the suction breaks (usually while I howl in pain). And then she'll either conk out or look up at me with the "I'm done, let's go do something fun now!" look. Unfortunately, it's gotten so bad that my nipples are so sore and bruised the next day, I can't stand to nurse off of them. I've taken to pumping the most sore side for a day, while letting her eat off the least sore side. And then switching the next day. That seems to at least let my nipples heal a bit (although pumping doesn't feel much better). I have no open wounds or cracks, just something that feels like internal bruising. I really don't want to get in the habit of pumping a lot--I'd much rather figure out how to solve the clamping. I know clamping down is often a sign of overactive letdown, but since it's happening and the end of...
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  • @llli*delecto's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2014, 11:07 PM
    Hi all I've been using hydrogel pads to heal my cracked nipples (my DD is 13 do and I think we have her latch issues figured out). In reading through all the advice, I've gotten a bit confused. Many suggest both air drying with some expressed BM after a feeding, AND using lanolin. So is the idea to put the BM in, let it all dry, then put lanolin on? Or, should I just skip the lanolin? I'm trying this for the first time tonight. Even after just a few minutes, my nipples have scabbed over. I'm scared to death that nursing with a hard scab is going to hurt more than it already does. Maybe I should put a little lanolin on just before nursing? Hopefully this makes sense... Thanks!
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  • @llli*colleenk's Avatar
    July 19th, 2014, 08:27 PM
    Hi, I have an almost 3 month old, strictly breastfed boy. He has a healthy weight as far as I know and has about 7-9 wet diapers and at least 1-3 poops a day. He doesn't nap for long stretches during the day, which I attribute to gas pains and a loud 3 yr. old brother. He will often fall asleep between 5-7 pm and will sleep 6-9 hours in a row! I don't know if that's normal or not. He doesn't do it consistently, but has done it at least a handful of times. He wakes me up at 4am for his first "night" feeding squirming and sometimes crying before I can get to him in his room. By that time my breasts are engorged and he's so frantic he guzzles and chokes. Once i feed him he goes back to sleep for another 4 hrs. During the day he likes to feed every 2-2..5 hrs and I feel like I don't have a lot of milk because of his long sleep stretches. He never cries or whines, he just vigorously sucks his fist or my shoulder until he's burped or fed. my question is: should I wake him to feed every 5-6 hrs. during the night or just leave him be?
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  • @llli*sugarfoot289's Avatar
    July 19th, 2014, 09:56 PM
    I know that newborns can't eat too often. But if I have a good supply and pretty fast/active letdown could she Be getting too much at one time? She is spitting up and gets very fussy. My DD3 was my only breastfeed and she never spit up. So I wasn't sure if it can be normal or if its something I should watch.... Thanks!!
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  • @llli*lyricalwolfe246's Avatar
    July 19th, 2014, 05:07 PM
    Okay so here is my story mamas my son was born a month early (01.12.2014) went to the NICU stay. I pumped every three hours and gave him milk, and lucky we were out after 10 days. Then I started EBF (which was tough at first due to latch). So I was on leave from work till he was 3 months old, once I returned to work I pumped which was going okay cause I returned at a bad time going through a major change that caused me not to pump as much I would of liked so mu supply started from 4oz to 2oz to 1oz and i was lucky .5oz till I am getting only drops. So that puts us where I am at now, I pump and still produce but only drops. I use the SNS and take furngreek 4pills 3 times daily. I rented a hospital grade pump and it will be here the 22nd (cant wait). Now that work hass slowed down and I am getting more pumping sessions to get my supply back I am doing as much as I can. But I am at my wits ends, I have my husband full support of this but I need the you can do it thing. I need people stories and any advise what so ever. Sadly the LLL doesnt do meeting where I am at and the leaders are always on call at the hospital and really don't have much time to talk to me, I have done so already. I am okay with that. A lot of the things I have read about I taught myself. So all I am asking is support and stories.
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  • @llli*bebop543's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:35 AM
    I just recently learned about silent reflux, and because our daughter doesn't spit up much, it never occurred to me that reflux might the the cause of some of her discomfort. We have our one-month well baby check tomorrow (well, today), and I want to try to be as informed as possible. We love our doc, and she's very BF friendly, but I'm concerned that because our daughter is gaining weight well and not spitting up much, we'll just be dismissed. Her symptoms: Grunting and writhing while sleeping on back. I originally thought this was just the way she started to wake up when she was hungry, but it can last an hour or more before she'll accept the breast. Liquidy sounding burps and hiccups. She also has hiccups constantly--12+ times a day. Hates (HATES!) being burped. No matter the position, she screams and wriths and arches her back while we do it. Falls asleep at the breast, but only for a bit. She'll doze off for 5-10 minutes, but then wake up screaming after eating. She'll immediately fall back asleep if I put her up on my chest/shoulder or put her upright in a carrier (and sleep for hours). Has some gulping/gasping/raspy breathing sometimes. Occasional spitting up (maybe once or twice a day, if at all). But when it does happen, it can be hours after a feeding. And, if it's possible it's a genetic issue, her dad has severe GERD.
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  • @llli*koux's Avatar
    July 18th, 2014, 06:58 PM
    I'm having a very difficult time trying to get my 6 month old to nurse lately. He obviously gets enough to eat (he's in the 99th percentile for weight and height!
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  • @llli*tomsmum's Avatar
    July 18th, 2014, 06:44 AM
    Hello! I would be extremely grateful if anyone could give me some advice/their thoughts on my son's eating because I am a very confused FTM. He is now 8 + 4 weeks. At birth he weighed 9 lbs 2 ounces and measured 22 inches. At his 1 month checkup he was 22.5 inches and 11 lbs 6 ounces and at 2 months 24.5 inches and 14.1 lbs. We had to stay in hospital for a week and during that time he had a combination of my milk and formula but ever since we left he has just been having my milk. He learned quickly about bottles in hospital and refused point blank to latch on so I have been expressing my milk ever since. He was eating about 4-5 ounces every three hours or so. I was feeding him on demand. At night he slept from 11pm - 5 am. He did have a little colic and was vomiting here and there but nothing terrible. This all changed last week when all of a sudden he latched on - I used to try every day in the hope it might happen and hey presto it did! He now eats every hour or two, and falls asleep at the breast. He eats for about 10 minutes on each breast, but for some of that time it seems he is more using them as a pacifier than eating. At about 9 pm he eats his last feed and wakes up at 6 am. He is now being sick much more often, and in much larger quantities, almost after every feeding. And sometimes quite some time after when it is curdled. I have no idea what is going on - his eating habits have totally changed. My question is what should I do? Should I just go with the flow...
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