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  • @llli*goli79's Avatar
    August 12th, 2017, 03:08 PM
    I feel like I got hit by a Mack truck. Fever, headache, chills fatigue. I don't imagine i caught the flu - have not left the house much and haven't been around sick people. No one else is sick. I'm 5 weeks postpartum. I have a large milk storage capacity (like 15 ounces per side) and have a bad oversupply issue. That said, my breasts feel fine. My nipples are sore but they were this way with my first. My doctor said to take the antibiotics anyway, which I will. But I'm really confused as to why I'd have mastitis with no breast symptoms. Is this something that can happen? Infection with no breast pain/ hard or red/sore areas that are obvious?
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  • @llli*sshields8401's Avatar
    August 10th, 2017, 09:02 PM
    My daughter is 11 weeks old and has been EBF since birth. Her stool consistently contains mucus. She has some yellow diapers but many are shades of green or brown. I asked my pediatrician about the mucus at DD 2 week appointment and she assured me that mucus isn't necessarily a concern in an otherwise healthy baby. In the last two weeks my baby has had three diapers with small -- but visible -- streaks of blood. The pediatrician has now suggested I try a dairy and soy-free diet. My consumption of both has been pretty limited already, so I'm concerned that MSPI may not be the cause of blood/mucus in stool, though I am trying the diet anyway. Besides MSPI, what are other causes of mucus and blood in stool? Is it possible that other things I've been eating (peanut butter, wheat, etc.) could be responsible? Some other information that may or may not be relevant: -baby spits up very frequently and has occasional projectile vomit, though she does not appear to be upset by either
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  • @llli*jing2teach's Avatar
    August 10th, 2017, 05:13 PM
    Hi I'm a FTM and new here. I have a six-week-old baby girl who still struggles at poor latching. According to the lactation consultant, she has a comparebly small mouth while I have long nipples. So it's frustrating every time I need to shove my nipple into her mouth. I never succeed to push all of the lower part of areola into her mouth.
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  • @llli*galbanolli's Avatar
    August 13th, 2017, 10:46 AM
    My 5 month old isn't gaining much weight and my doctor asked to supplement but she refuses to take the bottle. I really want to make this work but am worried about her weight gain. She was gaining very well until she turned 3 months. She suddenly stopped eating much and cries and pulls away from my breasts even though she is hungry. I was wondering if anyone with experience with their baby and lip tie can tell me if she looks like she might have it? I don't know how to insert a picture though
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  • @llli*jollycat's Avatar
    August 10th, 2017, 05:49 AM
    My almost 4-week old has been sleeping from approx. 11pm to 4am the last few nights. Will this hurt my milk supply? Should I pump at night (ugh!)? So far I've had no supply problems, with Baby gaining an average of 2 ounces per day as of last weighing at two weeks old. But does 4 weeks seem early to have my supply be able to handle this nighttime stretch? I should add, when he was gaining so well he was nursing all the time including at night. He gets weighed again next week. Thank you!!
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  • @llli*lpetix's Avatar
    August 11th, 2017, 07:40 PM
    I am flying to visit some family at the end of the month, and while I'm there, I'll have one day (about 12 hours) away from baby. I will be flying there on a Thursday afternoon, and the day I will be away from her is Saturday. I don't think I'll be able to pump enough while I'm there between Thursday and Saturday to have enough bottles for her for the day, and I want to avoid formula if possible. I have a decent freezer stash of BM right now, but I know once it thaws, it has to be consumed within 24 hours. So if I brought it on Thursday, it would have to be consumed by Friday- which wouldn't work. Is it possible to keep it frozen while traveling? Any tips? Here's some information: Baby will be 8 weeks when we travel The flight itself is an hour and 15 minutes; we live about 30 minutes from airport and we plan to arrive there about 2 hours earlier; the airport where we arrive is about 30 minutes from my family's house where I can put it back in a proper freezer.
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  • @llli*ogomez0728's Avatar
    August 13th, 2017, 07:48 PM
    @llli*ogomez0728 started a thread Shelf life in Weaning
    To help wean I've been mixing cow's milk with my milk. What is the shelf life when the two are mixed?
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  • @llli*beckybe's Avatar
    August 9th, 2017, 11:40 PM
    I've been back to work full time for almost 2 months now. My 8 month old daughter has been EBF since birth and we started doing BLW when she turned 6 months which has been going well. My husband is a teacher and since he is off for the summer he has been bringing her to me at work every day where I get an hour lunch break and I breastfeed her and spend time with her (and him) during that hour. We have hired a nanny for the mornings that my husband coaches and we are planning on keeping her full time once my husband starts back to teaching (in about 3 weeks). The nanny said she would be happy to continue taking my daughter to me at lunchtimes. I love the idea of continuing with this setup, my only concern is her napping. Because of the lunchtime visits, she ends up either napping in the car on the way to me, with me while nursing during the hour, or in the car on the way home. Her car naps are usually only 30 min. I'm not sure if her afternoon naps would be better or longer if she was able to sleep in her crib at home. I'm loving our bonding and nursing time at work though. Thoughts? To add, we bedshare at night and she nurses as much as she wants then as well as in the mornings and evenings when I'm at home. She takes between 4-6 oz of pumped milk total from the bottle in between seeing me (I pump at work once in the morning and once in the afternoon). Weekends I don't pump and we just enjoy nursing.
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  • @llli*rstriblen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 AM
    I'm a teacher preparing to go back to work in two weeks. My 9 month old son has been EBF and had no problem with pumped milk in a bottle last school year. He's been nursed all summer, with the exception of one weekend that I was out of town. He had no problems with the bottle that weekend, but is now refusing it. He eats solids three times per day and typically nurses four times per day. I need advice on getting him adjusted to the bottle for when I go back to work in a few weeks!
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  • @llli*barcelonafontaneros's Avatar
    August 10th, 2017, 06:36 PM
    Llame a nuestros fontaneros en Barcelona 24h. no se arrepentira, le daran confianza, servicio y precio. Lo que debe hacer es llamar a nuestra empresa de fontanería y ver por usted mismo de lo que nuestra empresa tiene para ofrecer con los mejores fontaneros de la comunidad. A veces despues de fuertes lluvias se nos llena de agua nuestras bodegas, salas de maquinas y huecos de ascensor el cuarto de contadores de luz, si es asi con nuestros camiones cisterna sacamos rapido el agua fuera de su vivienda en Barcelona. Más información aquí: http://www.fontaneros.barcelona/
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  • @llli*cerragijon24's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 10:50 AM
    Great! I hope this result puts your mind at ease. I again suggest reading the Jack Newman article mentioned above how to check if symptom alleviation after food eliminations are results or coincidence. Of course if you find you prefer not eating soy or dairy, it does not matter.
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  • @llli*sshields8401's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
    Thank you for your responses. Despite my ongoing battle with oversupply, DDs recent stool is back to yellow/yellow-brown, contains less mucus, and does not appear to contain blood. I plan to continue with the restricted diet for a little longer and try reintroducing foods to identity if a reaction occurs. I appreciate your advice!
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    By this age many children do better with a sippy cup. Others can be fed with an open cup. If baby is only nursing 4 times a day total, lower than typical, I am not sure how much he is relying on breastmilk, maybe he is getting what he needs elsewhere. Also, depending on your schedule, I wonder if you could continue to nurse baby that many times when you are home and he just have solids when you are apart, with any expressed breastmilk more as his 'drink" that he has with this solids? If you think a bottle is necessary and would like tips specifically for that, it might help to know what exactly is going on when the bottle is offered. Is he visibly upset just seeing a bottle, or just turning his head away but not upset, mouthing or chewing the nipple but not taking any milk, taking a little milk then stopping...etc. Any specifics might help. Also when are bottles offered?
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  • @llli*lllkaren's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:19 PM
    One of my LLL co-Leaders put together this list, which covers the most commonly suggested methods of increasing supply, both the ones that are well-established and the ones that are just internet rumors :) : Methods of Increasing Supply—Pros and Cons Though the only really proven method for increasing milk production is increasing the removal of milk from the breast.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    August 14th, 2017, 09:33 AM
    @llli*maddieb replied to a thread Shelf life in Weaning
    Ok I understand the desire to gradually transition but that does not mean you need to mix the 2 milks in the same bottle. When a baby is nursing rather than having breastmilk in bottles and their mom wants to transition them to cow's milk, she would do that by continuing to nurse while gradually introducing bottles of cow's milk. I am not saying there is anything bad about mixing, as far as I know there isn't, except it complicates storage options and might lead to unnecessary waste of your expressed milk. I assume your child is over a year old? As far as I am aware, the recommendation is breastmilk or formula until a year.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    August 14th, 2017, 09:24 AM
    You can wake baby as often as you need - it just depends on your body how often that needs to be. If baby will not wake or will not nurse and you need milk removal, I suggest hand expressing or pumping just enough to feel comfortable. Generally newborn babies nurse 10-12 times or more a day, so generally we could say that is the overall frequency of milk removal a mother's body might need. Since you have a large breast storage capacity, baby may not cue to nurse that often (because they get a larger meal each time they nurse) but more importantly you might not feel the need for expression that often...and in that case I am not sure what to tell you, because usually I say "go by how you feel" and it might not apply in your case. Maybe at least until you are completely recovered from the mastitis and the plug has cleared you can have more frequent milk removal but then if you like, decrease it later.
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  • @llli*ogomez0728's Avatar
    August 14th, 2017, 07:47 AM
    @llli*ogomez0728 replied to a thread Shelf life in Weaning
    I'm trying to wean and have my Lo adjusted to cows milk before completely giving him cows milk. So far he is doing well. His bowels are the same and doesn't fuss when drinking it. I've been pumping only to help dry my milk up.
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  • @llli*goli79's Avatar
    August 14th, 2017, 06:58 AM
    I breastfed 2x during day and 2x overnight. Since I am going back to a very full time job my ultimate goal is to breastfeed overnight. Lactose overload be damned. I know he isn't taking as much as a bottle, so should I just wake him every three hours? Re:pumping... with the mastitis ( which i get the sense can be stubborn) I fear since he will never empty a breast it will be hard to get rid of. Or is treating it more about getting some milk moving regularly? As I mentioned, my daughter did not empty a breast until 3-4 months old.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    August 13th, 2017, 11:07 PM
    Good to hear your pain is gone. Of course if verbal communication works best for you and your baby, then that is what you should use.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    August 13th, 2017, 11:04 PM
    @llli*maddieb replied to a thread Shelf life in Weaning
    When breastmilk and formula are mixed, the recommendation is to follow the guidelines for formula, since breastmilk is sturdier than formula. I imagine the same rule would apply when mixing human milk and cow milk- use the guidelines for whichever has the least recommended shelf life. I imagine cow milk (at least cow milk as typically purchased in a store) is less sturdy than your expressed milk, but not really sure. Because of this discrepancy, and the waste it can cause with expressed breastmilk needing to be discarded when it otherwise would not have been, what is most typically recommended is to not mix two different milks but rather (when more than the available breastmilk is needed) to give baby separate bottles of each. If your child is ready to eat cows milk, it should not have to be mixed with your milk. But maybe I am not understanding why you are mixing.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    August 13th, 2017, 09:13 PM
    As far as the trip with friends goes, your baby will never again be as portable as they are at two months. You may not have tried a sling or wrap yet for "wearing" baby but if not, it can be amazing how helpful this is. I used to wear my baby on front and bought a lightweight backpack (not a diaper bag, they are all so heavy! Just a cute cotton lightweight backpack) to hold diapers etc. and I could go anywhere so easily. It is so much easier to do this kind of thing with a nursing baby as there is no need to lug heavy cold packs/bottles. I am sure your friends would love to meet your baby! Fussyness in later after noon is so common and normal it is barely worth mentioning. It is likely your mom will know what to do, after all she had babies herself. I will link some docs with helpful hints for dealing with fussy baby. As far as bottle refusal, have you tried an open cup instead? Baby may be more receptive. As far as what bottles and what nipples the fact is no product has been shown to work better when a baby is refusing. What is most important for bottles is that whoever gives bottles learns how to do it- paced bottle feeding is a feeding method and positioning that is most recommended for breastfed babies and you can do it with any kind of bottle or nipple- although you may find it easiest to do if the bottle is small- 2- 3 ounces, and the bottle itself holds no more than 4 ounces (making it lighter.) Paced bottle feeding: info: ...
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