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    Re: week old boy not pooping enough

    I can't remember where I was told to block nurse, they certainly didn't mention the whole weight gain and oversupply end of it. I know there are several less than informed websites that offer a very...
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    Re: week old boy not pooping enough

    I'm having issues posting, just wrote out a reply....then it didn't post and it was erased...aaaaa'!

    Anyway, I am taking more milk plus and goats due tinctures, I also am drinking teas and eating...
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    Re: week old boy not pooping enough

    I pumped the other side while feeding the other. I really don't think block feeding is the solution I on, it's pretty likely he isn't eating enough. I am clearly not making enough right now....
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    Re: week old boy not pooping enough

    I think ill go in for a consult Monday to weigh after a feeding. I am pretty sure he isn't getting enough. I read that bright green watery poop is bile...that it's a result of not having enough food....
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    Re: week old boy not pooping enough

    So yesterday he was quite alert and nursed non-stop except for an hour &a half nap. Was hoping he would get a yellow poop...nope...they are still green with very few curds...still watery, maybe not...
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    Re: week old boy not pooping enough

    He was 8 lbs 10 oz at birth, weighed on day 2 @ 8lbs 1 oz (before my milk came in) and yesterday at 8lbs 3 oz...so he is going up it seems. He isn't jaundiced anymore...He was fairly yellow when he...
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    week old boy not pooping enough

    It's been a week today since my son was born. My son's stool is still green, bright green with a bright yellow stain around it. I am just seeing tiny skid marks instead of substantial poop . I get...
  8. Re: engorgement on day 5-baby in milc coma WDID

    Thanks for the link to hand expression, that's how my mom would save milk for me when I was little. I always thought it was beyond my abilities. Last night I got up with my son and we worked really...
  9. engorgement on day 5-baby in milc coma WDID

    I am 5 days in with baby number 2. I have IGT, or hypoplasia, and am monitoring things very closely. I was unable to EBF my first son and did tons of research to improve my chances this time around....
  10. Re: No let-down for 17 month old-Is this the end of BFing?

    You know, ive had the same issue, I've been getting nervous that I may be drying up completely. I even nurse more than you do at 6 times a day and sometimes in the night if my husband wakes him up...
  11. still bf, but does he need other liquids

    Ok, I actually made it to a year and a day! Breastfeeding has gotten so much better since the early months. I am currently wondering if my son needs other fluids, he eats 3 square meals plus snacks...
  12. Re: should i still be bf 8 times/day @ 11 m?

    My son is far from picky...he is actually eating a slice of red onion from my sandwitch right now....I just thought I'd see what he would do with it...he likes it. Anyway, I am going to use...
  13. should i still be bf 8 times/day @ 11 m?

    So despite breast constriction, perpetual low supply, tongue tie, poor suck, & not getting good advice until I got onto this forum I have made it to 11 months with the help of a donor mom and prayer....
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    my solids glutton

    So my son is 11 months next week. He gets two meals a day; the first after nursing in the morning and the second in the evening when my husband and I have dinner. I limit his food to about 3 oz since...
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    Re: Breastfeeding Problems

    1bag per cup. I have a 6 cup tea pot so I would just fill it totally, add the bags and cover, steeping for 10 minutes before chucking the bags. Squeeze the bags really good before you toss em...
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    Re: Breastfeeding Problems

    With that tea, you have to drink A LOT. I drank 6-8 cups a day. I made it all in a tea pot and once the tea cooled I dranknit as iced tea. It gets a little old after a while but that is what I did to...
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    Re: Breastfeeding Problems

    If you want to kick start your supply back to where you were, I would suggest a nursing vacation paired with a galactagogue like more milk plus by mother love. I have always had supply problems and...
  18. Re: Facing many challenges, looking for support (*long*)

    Ok, so thee is a lot I can suggest...the first is a nursing vacation. Only nurse, don't offer solids, no other fluids, and within a day her appetite will soar. By the next day your supply should...
  19. Re: How to BF without supplementing with IGT?

    I was just going to post about igt...hypoplasia...which I have, wondering about others who have grown their supply with additional pregnancies and nursing. I'm on my first baby and am starting to...
  20. Re: Pumping after every feeding, taking fenugreek, hopeless

    Ok, I have been where you are...worse actually because I have insufficient glandular tissue and my son had tongue tie. The professional lactation consultants at the hospital even told me to give up....
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    Re: Don't know how I'm going to make it

    In the first 4 months of being a bf mom I was overwhelmed like you. I have breast constriction...let me tell you what that is... deflated tubular breasts that are unsightly, far apart have flat...
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    Re: moral support needed

    I had several months of my son having bad gas as a side effect of galactagogues I was taking for my low supply. He was squirmy and up constantly screaming in the night. I had to roll on my back and...
  23. Re: Leaky Lansinoh storage bags -- anyone else have this iss

    I get some donated milk and I supply my donor mom with lansinoh bags because the medela ones were sooooooo awful and leaky and tough to pour from. The lansinoh bags do sometimes break apart at the...
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    Re: Yogurt? How early is okay?

    You know when you do introduce yogurt you can make your own. Its super easy. All you need is whole milk a stove, a meat or cooking thermometer, some starter culture from plain yogurt like Dannon...
  25. Re: Feeling pressure? about feeding solids

    About sipped cups....I only offer about 1/2 oz of fruit and water puree in these sippee cups...
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