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  • @llli*ilikefood's Avatar
    March 18th, 2017, 02:52 PM
    My son is 8 weeks old and is having problems with blood in his poop. When I started breastfeeding him i always fed from one side each feeding. He had yellow seedy poop and did not have gas issues or strained while going. His pediatrician suggested that i feed from both breasts so i started doing that and thats when his poop started to change to green. 2/15/17 First time seeing blood in diaper with dark green spinach color poop. Pediatricians told me to go dairy free. I do this immediately and the redness on his cheeks go away and his clear baby soft skin is back. 3/1/17 Dr tested poop and theres still a streak of blood. She said I can either cut soy now or wait until she checks his poop again in 2 weeks. I decide to cut soy but yesterday i realized it can be listed under different names so i didn't truly cut out all soy 3/4/17 Blood in diaper with same green poop. 3/7/17 Blood in diaper (had beef for first time the night before). Decide to cut out beef.
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  • @llli*sophia1718's Avatar
    March 20th, 2017, 07:59 AM
    My baby is 5 months old and I give her somewhere between 4-5 oz every bottle every three hrs when she's in care. The day care providers have said before "she takes it right down and is looking for more". She only gets what I pump and that's all there is. She nota big baby but is riding the 40% curve. She's the happiest thing and is thriving. This morning her bottle was just short of 4 oz and the provider asked for more. I told her it was enough, give it to her at 930 and I'll be there for lunch at 12, she's fine. I know I'm doing the right thing by her it's just irritating. All the babies are formula fed and take down 8 oz of formula every 3 hrs. They say they encourage bf but I'm not getting that vibe. Just venting...
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  • @llli*sarahfv's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    Hi all. My 4 month old is a snacker- she nurses every 1-2 hours during the day. She will empty one side in 5 minutes and be done. She is also a bottle hater and has given my stay at home husband a hard time for the last 6 weeks I've been back at work. We will both be off work for the summer but starting in September baby will go to daycare with a stay-at-home mom. I want that to go as smoothly as possible, so I have some questions about starting solids.. Should we start earlier than the recommended 6 months since we've had these issues and baby isn't getting enough to eat when I'm working? She displays all the readiness signs. Do you have a recommended book for introducing solids? We'd like to use real foods, not the baby food in jars.
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  • @llli*asim1617's Avatar
    March 21st, 2017, 02:12 PM
    Whenever I pump (whether it be after nursing or in place of a nursing session), I feel like there is never a last drop. I do compressions to get more milk out while I am pumping, but I keep getting told that it should be till the last drop. Should I get a last drop when nothing comes out anymore? Or is it normal to always have droplets come out at the end. There's been times where I pumped longer to see if drops would stop coming out? Am I doing something wrong? Please help!
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  • @llli*tomatosalad's Avatar
    March 17th, 2017, 04:17 PM
    My 13.5 month old bedshares and nurses all night long pretty much. I am concerned about tooth decay and wondering how common it is for this age to still need so many nursing s at night (4-8)? He doesn't like solids yet, is often hostile when placed in the high chair so I don't push it.
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  • @llli*fes's Avatar
    March 17th, 2017, 08:03 PM
    Hi mamas, I have a LO who is 8 weeks old. Discovered today that my frozen milk might have excess lipase. My husband describes it as having a woody, earthy sort of taste. To me, it didn't taste soapy exactly but it didn't taste right. I didn't have this problem with my son. Can you have excess lipase with one and not the other? I just need to scald the milk before freezing right? Any ideas for how to do that quickly when I go back to work? Thanks, Fanny
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  • @llli*andys.wife's Avatar
    March 17th, 2017, 02:26 PM
    FTM. 4 month old so very new at this. I've just got a sinus infection but I feel miserable. I've got a generic brand of Benadryl (Costco, Kirkland Signature). My midwife's office is closed so I looked it up online and it said watch the baby for drowsiness. What exactly does that mean? If she's drowsy should I quit taking it or what? Also, I do fine with my supply (though, I by no means have an abundance). If it drops any I will be in trouble. Does anyone have tips on how to keep it from dropping while I get over this? Would I be better off not taking anything? The last time I got sick it did drop so I'm trying to prevent it from happening again but I can't remember if I took anything.
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  • @llli*sunsetbean's Avatar
    March 17th, 2017, 01:23 PM
    I weaned my 22 m.o. 4 weeks ago. About midway through my period this last week I noticed that my right breast was slightly tender under my nipple. Yesterday my period wrapped up but left breast became more and more tender. Today I woke up with two very tender breasts. I have had mastisit several times in the past. I don't have any of the other symptoms that would normally accompany mastitis. I have also been on an antibiotic this past week for a sinus infection. Are these normal weaning symptoms? Does it have more to do with the period? I otherwise have not had any other weaning symptoms. We were down to 1-3xs per day when we stopped 4 weeks ago.
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  • @llli*gilismom's Avatar
    March 21st, 2017, 01:50 AM
    Edited - more a question about size flange, I think! I have a five week old baby and I pump on one side in the morning as she feeds, in order to begin my stash. I have found this very productive in the past. I have a Medela Freestyle and with my previous baby, 2 yrs ago, I went up to a 27mm flange. I found that this time when pumping, my nipple was sore, so I am trying a 30 mm flange. It _may_ be helping me get more milk out too and I think that it makes it possible for me to use a slightly higher vacuum level. But I'm not sure it is more comfortable. _Most_ of my nipple doesn't touch the flange (size 30) BUT it does, where my nipple joins the areola, and goes "inside" the tube part of the flange during the in and out of the vacuum. I don't think too much of the areola is going in, but I'm guessing that even there, the nipple should not be touching the flange. Because of this, after I pump (no more than 15 min, and I find only vacuum level 3 or 4 comfortable), my nipple has a reddish ring around it. Do I need to go up to a 36 (which seems like a big jump)? Is that part of the nipple not meant to touch the flange either? Any rec's of videos that show exactly what the nipple should look like and what should contact the flange, during pumping, would be appreciated as well. Thanks!
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  • @llli*beautybecomes's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    Hello everyone... I'm currently nursing my 18 month old daughter. We have battled thrush repeatedly in our nursing relationship. The DOC has given her nystatin and Daktrin gel. Numerous times. I've insisted as the nursing mother... I should be treated with diflucan, which he prescribed one dose. After the last treatment her thrush went away for a month and has come back. Now the DOC has said well at this point you should wean her bc nothing else can be done to stop the thrush. I'm very stressed over it as she has a strong emotional attachment to nursing, and she is a terrible eater. I'd say most of her nutrition comes from me. The comment has also been made that she shouldn't be getting any night feeds at her age.(we breastfed on demand and co sleep) Any advice to save our nursing relationship???
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  • @llli*malloryrenae's Avatar
    March 19th, 2017, 05:38 PM
    My son was delivered by unplanned c-section at 37w 6d because of severe pre-eclampsia. He weighed 7lbs 12oz. I had a magnesium sulfate IV for 24 hours after delivery, so he was given formula. I breastfed 2 or 3 times before I was admitted to the ICU with complications where I had to pump and dump. We were released from the hospital one week after delivery. My son's discharge weight was 7lbs 4oz. On day 9, I began breastfeeding again and giving formula occasionally (my body needed more rest than breastfeeding would allow). The following weights were taken on the same scale, completely nude. Day 10: 7lbs 2oz Told to come back for a weight check. In the meantime admitted to children's hospital because of possible seizure. Was on antibiotics for 2 days. All tests came back clear. Day 17: 6lbs 14 oz Told to only feed formula. At least every 3 hours during the day, and wake baby every 4 hours at night.
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  • @llli*motherofthedragon's Avatar
    March 19th, 2017, 08:02 AM
    Hi all, my 5 week old hasn't gained weight in the last two weeks and is spitting up/throwing up a lot. I'm breastfeeding, bottlefeeding the expressed milk from my pumping sessions and supplementing with formula (Gerber Good Start). Is there a difference between spit up and vomit? If she spits up and then is giving hunger cues right after should I try feeding her? She usually falls asleep right away when I breastfeed her so I don't think she's getting enough breastmilk to begin because she's also starving soon after a nursing session but not she's spitting up everything. She also has a lot of gas so at what point should I change my diet and/or her formula? Could that be the cause of her spitting up so much? I've mentioned the spitting up to the doctor at every appt and she didn't seem concerned. The doctor is concerned about her not gaining weight though so we have a follow up for a weight check this week. I was letting her breastfeed for as long as she wanted before which the doctor said to stop doing and only give her 10 mins on each side so she doesn't waste her energy on using me as a pacifier. I'm worried about her spitting up everything I'm giving her. I want to breastfeed exclusively (eventually) but she's even spitting up the breast milk. Sorry this post is all over the place. Any advice would be really appreciated.
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  • @llli*petersmommyjessi's Avatar
    March 20th, 2017, 10:49 AM
    My son turned 4 in December, and still nurses a lot. The days he goes to preschool it is about 3-4 times a day (morning, after school, mid-evening, and before bed). During the weekend it can be 4-6 times (morning, before nap, after nap, bed, and sometimes a few random times in there). I can sometimes put him off for a while, make him wait for nap/bedtime, or sometimes he will skip one of those all together (but not often). His sister (just turned 2) still nurses too, so if he sees her nursing, he wants in on it too. But my daughter has never been as obsessed with nursing as he is. He always nursed more than your average kid. My question, I know it seems silly, but will he actually stop on his own? I know everyone says "he won't go to college nursing" and I know that. But seriously, it is SO important to him, and such a huge part of his routine I can't see him stopping anytime soon. I love the bonding, but as he gets older I am more uncomfortable with the preoccupation with nursing. He has slowly dropped from 6-8 sessions to 4-6, so I guess it is slowly decreasing. I do limit the time if it's bothering me and give him 1-2 minutes, and other times I give him no time limits. Sometimes I delay a few hours. But he never forgets. I just can't see this ending anytime soon. I'm worried about explaining a 5, 6, 7, or 8 year old nursing as he makes friends, to family, or anyone else. Or having the conversation that we "don't talk about nursing with anyone but us" like it's a...
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  • @llli*bfulmer's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 AM
    My LO is just over 6 months and up until last week I wasn't working not was she taking a bottle, so I was breastfeeding exclusively. I did pump every so often and have had a few clogged ducts and a small case of mastitis, so I do have a descent freezer stash (20+ 3-4 oz bags). Now that I'm back to work Dad has been giving her a sippy cup after 3 hours to which she only drinks about 1.5 oz. He then brings her to me 3.5 hours later to breastfeed before bed. We had her 6 week checkup on Monday and she dropped from the 25th percentile to the 15th. I've only been back to work for a week so obviously this lack of weight increase isn't because of our new schedule. I am, however, concerned now with her being apart from me that her weight may continue to struggle. I continue to feed on demand and keep it to 3 hours and no more if I can help it (if she's napping I won't wake her). She's getting more cereal and solids to help with the weight. I'm mostly concerned with my pumping. I feel like it's very inconsistent and the only time I get a descent amount is if I go 5-6 hours. When I pump at work it's usually around 4-5 hours from the last breastfeeding and I'll get 1.5 ounces on each side. That doesn't seem like a lot to me at all. Does this mean that's all my LO is getting when she eats? Could this be the issue of her weight gain problems? Am I not producing enough for her? I eat lactation smoothies almost every day and whenever LO is done eating if I squeeze my breast milk comes...
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  • @llli*lllkaren's Avatar
    March 20th, 2017, 06:23 AM
    Lamentamos que no tengamos suficientes Líderes para responder preguntas en español en los Foros. Por favor, visite nuestro grupo de Facebook en su lugar: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lllespanol/
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  • @llli*lllkaren's Avatar
    March 20th, 2017, 06:23 AM
    Lamentamos que no tengamos suficientes Líderes para responder preguntas en español en los Foros. Por favor, visite nuestro grupo de Facebook en su lugar: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lllespanol/
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  • @llli*mum.mumbai's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 AM
    Hi all, From couple of weeks whenever my son nurses, I expirence a very strong aversion to it. I feel maybe it is my supply dipping or his latch altering, that is making my skin crawl, also want to run away from him. This used to happen sporadically when I was PMSing, now have become a regular thing. This is worst at.bedtime feeds when he switched sides for 100 times before finally conking off. Sometimes he comes away saying milk is over and I have to.rock.him to sleep. My.super busy day and really long winding bedtime does not gel well.leaving me very irritable, which normally am not. Morning feeds r worst as.he refuses to.unlatch. I have tried setting limits, boundaries by counting, singing which absolutely don't work. I wish there were more pleasant and amicable ways to end his nursing sessions,but am at loss to find them. I have always wanted him.to self wean. But this unpleasantness is not healthy for me or him. I wish he learns to sleep and get up without milk.Can you give me strategies to make this work??
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  • @llli*ferrit82's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 PM
    Hi everyone, i am exclusively breastfeeding my 5 month old and have recently noticed that she is asking more often in the night. When I give her the last feed before bed I usually nurse on both sides and then put her to bed. Tonight I thought I'd try re-attaching again before putting her down to see if she's feed more. She latched on and became very fussy like she was trying to get the let down started but it just wasn't happening. I had expressed some milk earlier in the day so I thought I'd see if she took the expressed milk. She took an extra 40ml at this point. My question is, could it be possible that my breasts do not produce enough to make her full at night? Thanks
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  • @llli*mum.mumbai's Avatar
    Today, 06:49 AM
    Hi all, From couple of weeks whenever my son nurses, I expirence a very strong aversion to it. I feel maybe it is my supply dipping or his latch altering, that is making my skin crawl, also want to run away from him. This used to happen sporadically when I was PMSing, now have become a regular thing. This is worst at.bedtime feeds when he switched sides for 100 times before finally conking off. Sometimes he comes away saying milk is over and I have to.rock.him to sleep. My.super busy day and really long winding bedtime does not gel well.leaving me very irritable, which normally am not. Morning feeds r worst as.he refuses to.unlatch. I have tried setting limits, boundaries by counting, singing which absolutely don't work. I wish there were more pleasant and amicable ways to end his nursing sessions,but am at loss to find them. I have always wanted him.to self wean. But this unpleasantness is not healthy for me or him. I wish he learns to sleep and get up without milk.Can you give me strategies to make this work??
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  • @llli*zam.sc2017's Avatar
    Today, 05:50 PM
    I've been using the nipple shield since day one, I thought this was very helpful since her latch wasn't so great. Recently, I've been trying to wean her off of the shield because her latch has been improving but I feel like it's to late, I feel discouraged, disappointed and frustrated. I latch her on with the shield, 10 minutes later I pick her up to burp and try feeding her without the shield, at first she would latch on for 5 minutes and then fall asleep or simple latch off, I didn't try this daily, since I thought she was doing good but today she cried so loud, you can see her frustration she wanted to latch on but there was no shield, I tried and tried and tried but we were both frustrated, I gave in and I put on the shield and she latched on with no problem. She just turned 2 months, is it to late for me? Am I doing something wrong? Am I tramatizing her by letting her cry and basically forcing her on my boob when clearly she is not interested? How can I wean her off without feeling guilty? I would love to feed her without having to worry about a shield, it's a hassle (cleaning, sanitizing, remembering to pack, putting it on, taking it off) I don't feel comfortable going places because I know I'm going to have to put it on to feed her, I'm just getting to the point of giving up. Do you ladies have any tips? Should I just keep trying regardless if she cries?
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  • @llli*zam.sc2017's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 PM
    I've been using the nipple shield since day one, I thought this was very helpful since her latch wasn't so great. Recently, I've been trying to wean her off of the shield because her latch has been improving but I feel like it's to late, I feel discouraged, disappointed and frustrated. I latch her on with the shield, 10 minutes later I pick her up to burp and try feeding her without the shield, at first she would latch on for 5 minutes and then fall asleep or simple latch off, I didn't try this daily, since I thought she was doing good but today she cried so loud, you can see her frustration she wanted to latch on but there was no shield, I tried and tried and tried but we were both frustrated, I gave in and I put on the shield and she latched on with no problem. She just turned 2 months, is it to late for me? Am I doing something wrong? Am I tramatizing her by letting her cry and basically forcing her on my boob when clearly she is not interested? How can I wean her off without feeling guilty? I would love to feed her without having to worry about a shield, it's a hassle (cleaning, sanitizing, remembering to pack, putting it on, taking it off) I don't feel comfortable going places because I know I'm going to have to put it on to feed her, I'm just getting to the point of giving up. Do you ladies have any tips? Should I just keep trying regardless if she cries?
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  • @llli*parakeet's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 PM
    I have a three week old who was born at 36.5 weeks, due date is in a couple of days. We have had to supplement but I got my supply up from herbs and pumping so now he is supplemented using EBM. He has a weak suck and is sleepy at the breast. I put him to my breast for 30-40 minutes and he will take approx 50% of his feed (I have rented a scale so I know), and the remaining 50% of his feed he will take via the bottle while I pump. His weight gain now is looking good. I have help to bottlefeed but I am getting fed up of pumping after every feed. Most of my 30-40 minutes at the breast is spent in breast compressions, tickling him, moving him from side to side to get him to wake up. In that 30-40 minutes, he might suck well for maybe 8-10 minutes, rest he is just sleepy. Is there an end to the supplementation and pumping? How long will it take? I'd rather just breastfeed than breastfeed + pump. Thanks!
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 08:31 PM
    As far as night nursing, it really bothers me when moms are told to not nurse their child when and how much they and there child wish. Here is why. The act of nursing is beneficial. Human milk is beneficial. Both of these things are GOOD for children. Not in any way bad! What if your child woke you up in the middle of the night and asked for a big plate of broccoli? What if they asked for a Kale salad15 times a day? Begged you to brush their teeth? They would be considered wonderful, remarkably healthy children with a brilliant parent. But a child nurses at night, mom is a failure and child is "demanding" or "too clingy." Ugh it drives me crazy. Almost every nursing 18 month old wants to nurse at night. It is normal. And 100% healthy.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    Today, 08:23 PM
    I agree with carm2. I am sorry you have struggled with thrush so long. But your doctor is not giving you proper info. Thrush is a yeast overgrowth. Bottle fed babies also experience this, and of course many non- nursing mothers have yeast overgrowths. You and your baby may continue to have thrush even if you wean. If you have tried the Newman protocol to no avail, here are some suggestions: Have you seen a dermatologist? They may be better able to 1) firmly diagnose that the issue is thrush and 2) Offer treatment that your doctor may not be aware of. Have you seen an IBCLC? (Board certified LC?) Do you think the problem is reoccurrence of thrush, or that it never goes away in the first place? Reoccurrence is common and there are many things you can do to try to prevent reoccurrence.
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