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    Re: At A Loss...

    Update: From Monday to yesterday her weight went from 7lbs 10oz to 7lbs 15oz!!! That is with supplementing. I got Blessed Thistle Tuesday and added that to the Fenugreek I'm taking and this morning I...
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    Re: At A Loss...

    oK, i'M thinking the pumping will take a back seat for now. When I'm noticeably full she actively eats at the breast, as the day goes on she eats less from breast and requires more supplement, so I'm...
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    Re: At A Loss...

    In the meantime, should I let her nurse until she releases the nipple and then offer the bottle? I try to switch since we were having hindmilk issues, I think that's what that was, since her poop has...
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    Re: At A Loss...

    I looked up silent reflux, and it is quite possible. We have another ped appointment next Monday, I'll definitely bring it up, thank you! In the meantime I'll keep her upright after eating and see...
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    Re: At A Loss...

    No, I brought up the vomit to the ped and that's when she said babies don't take more than they need...asked the LC and she said slow down bottle feed.
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    At A Loss...

    My LO has gained 6 oz in 10 days with supplementing using the SNS feeder and bottles, breast milk until the supply was gone then formula. She vomited 1.5 oz of formula after the bottle on Friday, so...
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    Re: Pumping Pals/milk storage

    I know that you can add milk to frozen, instruction booklets that I have for my Medela pump say for instance, if you have 4 oz frozen, you can add 2 oz just pumped to it, so as long as what's already...
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    Re: pump parts storage Queston

    Awesome! That makes it so much more possible to pump after every feed!

    I have to supplement because she hasn't been gaining weight that well, she's 10 weeks today and weighed 7 lbs 3 oz Thursday,...
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    pump parts storage Queston

    I don't have time to search thru previous posts...I have to supplement :( and i'm trying to pump enough to provide 1 extra ounce per feeding. Do I have to wash and dry pump parts that touch milk...
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    Re: Heartbroken, about to quit BF

    I am using the Medela Freestyle pump, and now that I assume LO will be sleeping for more than 10 minutes at a time, with a full belly for sure now, I think I can pump and store more for when I do...
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    Re: Heartbroken, about to quit BF

    Ok!!! Saw the IBCLC last night and she put all of what's going on into perspective, good and bad (hindsight). LO is supposed to be over 8 lbs right now, she's 7 lb 3 oz :( Didn't realize how far...
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    Re: Heartbroken, about to quit BF

    No stuffiness, just latches and drifts off to sleep, then screams when I take her off to burp and switch...
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    Re: Heartbroken, about to quit BF

    Ok, thank you!! Will let you know how it goes with the IBCLC! :)
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    Re: Heartbroken, about to quit BF

    I have seen an IBCLC, and am going to her breastfeeding group again this Thurs evening. The last time baby girl was 9 days old, and while the LC was with us, she nursed beautifully...not like at...
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    Re: Heartbroken, about to quit BF

    @actuallie: I hope you and your son find a rhythm! Thank you for your empathy!

    I'm having a hard time with switch feeding to make sure she is getting the hindmilk...she will fall asleep at the...
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    Re: Heartbroken, about to quit BF

    Ok, she's up to 7lbs 4 oz!!! Last Wednesday she was 6lbs 12oz, progress! :) She's belowthe growth curve with height and weight, but she's where she needs to be developmentally...with that I have...
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    Re: Heartbroken, about to quit BF

    Thank you for the information, today she's been 'snacking' even with all the suggestions to wake her... :\ We have her 2 moth shot appt tomorrow, so we'll find out if she's gaining better, I'll keep...
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    Re: Heartbroken, about to quit BF

    She has between 1 and 8 poopy diapers, and today she's had 3 really, really green ones. She has at least 6 wet diapers a day, so that tells me from the reading I've done, that she's getting milk from...
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    Re: Heartbroken, about to quit BF

    As soon as she latches, or two minutes after, at most, she's dozing or asleep. Mostly suckling...I have become her human pacifier! I wish she would eat as much as she suckles...she would be perfectly...
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    Re: Heartbroken, about to quit BF

    Thank you for the support, I don't have anyone close to talk to about these things. My mom bottlefed and any time I try to talk to her about the issues her first response is formula, and the...
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    Heartbroken, about to quit BF

    I thought we were in a good place with BF, until my now 8 week old got colicky and started having very green poops...I researched the color and found that the cause could be her only getting...
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    http://www.breastlinked tofeed.com/how-to/basics/breastfeeding-a-newborn

    Thank you for the fantastic info and encouragement!!! I found the article above that puts breastfed babies' actions/needs...
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    Thank you Candace! I have had a consult with an IBCLC when she was 9 days old, falling asleep at the breast, and of course, she latched and ate just fine at the consult!

    Lllmeg: I have the medela...
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    My 5 wk old seems like her suck has gotten weaker. I had to supplement in the beginning because of her weight loss, she has since gained enough to avoid the doctors office until her two month check...
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