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  1. Re: Have Mastitis: Really need support & encouragement

    So sorry mama! I had Mastitis the 2nd week...it was not fun. Right now my little one isn't getting enough milk from me so I supplement but I breast feed him 1st, then feed him pumped milk (I pump...
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    Re: Pump for time limit or to drain?

    Thanks. It wasn't as drastic as a difference before I had mastitits. I've not heard whether this is common or can happen after mastitits but it's the only thing I can point my finger at. thanks for...
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    Re: Pump for time limit or to drain?

    Thanks ladies. I usually do pump for 15 minutes and that more often than not drains me dry but I don't often look for the drain as I do the clock. The other thing is my right side is WAY low...it has...
  4. Re: 3 weeks and sooo frustrated and overwhelmed

    You are not alone!!! I have a 5 week old and have gone through what you are...I'm I think on the tail end...I hope. We, as suggested above, got a scale....I have a love/hate relationship with it. You...
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    Pump for time limit or to drain?

    My little guy doesn't have a strong suck so I've been having to supplement. I pump 30 minutes after each feed for 10-15 minutes. Sometimes I'm drained before the time is up and sometimes I could keep...
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    Re: Pulling and stretching

    Yeah I do switch sides during 1 feed. Originally I didn't but then I took advice from a lactation consultant at our hospital and started limiting our little one to nurse 20 minutes on each...
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    Re: drying up?

    Well I didn't have problems with pumping that breast until after I got mastitis. :( Not sure if it's related or not. I started to tone down the pumping too but picked it back up after the...
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    Re: Pulling and stretching

    Thanks all. Every time he does it I pull him off and switch sides, that seems to have helped.
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    Re: drying up?

    My little guy is 4 weeks old. Yes he's been checked for tongue tied....he does not have it. I just got done pumping after a feed and I got close to 2 ounces on my left and not a drop on my right. :(
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    drying up?

    Well the frustration continues. :( Thought we were finally getting somewhere but now I have apparently a new issue. I had mastitis last week or so ago and took an antibiotic for it. It is gone now...
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    Re: Pulling and stretching

    Thanks all! I used to walk with him while feeding but haven't done that in a while. I'll try that again. :)
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    Re: Pulling and stretching

    thanks, I will try that. He's doing it more frequently and it's not so fun.
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    Pulling and stretching

    So on top of my fun breastfeeding challenges....my little guy has been starting to really stretch and pull during nursing. Any idea of why? I have to break the suction or he'll darn near tear my...
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    Re: Increase intake

    Thanks ladies!!!
  15. Re: 5 days old and not sure what else to do...

    I hear your pain mama!! I've been going through a similar situation with my now 3 week year old. Hang in there!!
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    Re: Increase intake

    Thank you guys so much. Very helpful. We will order the Lactaid Supplement system and see how that works. How do I find a good IBCLC?
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    Re: Increase intake

    Thanks ladies!!! This has been a real trying experience. So glad to hear others have experienced this and thanks for everyone's input. I hadn't thought about searching out an ENT...I think we may do...
  18. Re: Not making enough to feed her! Dr said to supplement

    I am in a very similar situation as you. My little guy will be 3 weeks old on Wednesday and breastfeeding has been SO challenging for us. We have been pumping so when we do supplement he's at least...
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    Re: Increase intake

    thanks ladies! Sorry, this is a long reply. It's been a long battle. I fear the future of breastfeeding my little guy...I'm trying to fight through it but I need to make sure he eats!

    He's been...
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    Increase intake

    My little guy will be 3 weeks old on Wednesday. We've had all kinds of feeding issues with him...he wasn't gaining weight as much as the Pediatrician wanted so they had us put him on a schedule and...
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