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    Re: Poor Nurser - weight gain

    Well my 8 month old is a bit lighter. I have been in your shoes. My son is a distracted nurser, but he nurses 10 or more times a day, but for only a few minutes each time. First off let me say...
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    Re: ex-lax

    :lol I just took a stool softener that was prescibed after I had Toby and it affected him too! :lol He is ok, but I had a very watery nasty diaper that leaked all over! I'm working on adding more...
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    Re: Need serious help supply issue!

    When I needed to bring my supply back up bc of mastitis, I pumped or nursed every hour for a week. It was exhusting, but it worked well!
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    Re: Baby not gaining enough weight

    Well, I think if your baby is nursing well, wetting and pooing, let it be. Babies and children grow at differant rates and God made some tall, some short, some skinny and some heavier. It would be...
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    Re: I don't know what to think of this

    My baby was in the NICU too and we are BFing ok.
    My baby nurses like this - sicks for 10 seconds, pulls off, sucks for 20 seconds pulls off, sucks for 15 seconds, pulls off, ex...... until I switch...
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    Re: 9 month Dr's appt!

    The charts were made from formula fed children. BFing charts are better bc BFed children slow down weight gain the second half of the first year bc formula gives consistant fat throughout the year,...
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    Re: supply issue or something else?

    Thank you
    My LLL gave me info on increasing milk supply awhile back. It's helped when it was low bc his output was low, I'm still working on it even though his output is ok now. At least trying to...
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    supply issue or something else?

    My little man is 11 weeks old I was wondering if you are getting enough wets, and is content but his weigh gain is poor, is he getting enough? I've never had a supply issue with my other 3, or...
  9. Temas: Quick eater?

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    Re: Quick eater?

    My 11 week old is always less then 10 minutes for total nursing time. Healso goes 4 hours between feedings too. Output good here too, but he is a bit small, I'd love to increase weight gain here bc...
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    Re: getting enough?

    At 7 months my James was eating 4 or 5 times a day. Once on solids he often wouldn't nurse at all for a few hours after a jar or two of solids.
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    Re: How can I improve weight gain

    Yep, I used them alot in the begaining.
  12. Temas: poop question

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    Re: poop question

    Well...my DS has pumkin orange poo! :lol
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    Re: How can I improve weight gain

    Thanks! I have been tring alot of those ideas. I can see his nursing pattern described in one paragraph when they talk about the infant who enjoys the foremilk, gets frustrated after letdown and...
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    Re: help pregnant again!!!!!!!

    Congratz! I'm sorry the circumstances aren't great, but you can BFed throughout the pg, I did with James and Toby. My milk production did slow alot, and with such a young one you might have to...
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    Re: please help! mastitis=low supply!!

    Hi, after my bout with mastitis it took us 2 1/2 weeks before my supply got back up-lots of nursing and lots of fluids! It's still not normal, but at least he is wetting enough now...
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    How can I improve weight gain

    My little man is 11 weeks old (tomarrow) and we are having issues.
    I had him 37 weeks 3 days due to a partial placenta abruption, his lung collapsed at 30 hours old, he was in the NICU for a week,...
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    Re: Starving my baby?

    Oh yes, a milk allergy can cause pain and more spit-up. My DS is allergic to milk and he gets really spitty when I drink milk-if I drink it for several days he will also pass blood in his stools.
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    Re: Starving my baby?

    ditto Jennifer, they do tend to over eat bc the milk is temp soothing, but over feeding will ultimitly make it owrse, plus formula has been proven to make reflux worse, the damage from reflux worse.
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    Re: Starving my baby?

    ditto Jennifer, they do tend to over eat bc the milk is temp soothing, but over feeding will ultimitly make it owrse, plus formula has been proven to make reflux worse, the damage from reflux worse.
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    Re: Help me (snif) I don't know what to do!

    Her child is gaining fine, she just has growth spurts. My neighbor's baby grew this way, the ped called it "stair stepping" Every 3 months he would gain alot but in between times he didn't gain at...
  21. Re: are formula fed babies bigger tyhan ebf babies????

    50% is super! Don't need any supplementing. The 5% or below is healthy if that is the growth curve a child takes, genetics play a big factor into hieght and weights of children and as long as they...
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    Re: nursing more with solids??

    ditto-introducing solids caused my son wayyyyyyyyyyy more night wakings. He used to only wake once at night, nurse and go back to sleep, then just a little bit ago I tried to cut that out by giving...
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    Re: How do you know when they ar done?

    I go by if he is falling asleep, he goes off, and if he is looking around more then he is on, then I take him off.
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    Re: Ever gotten "the look"?

    I used to get asked all the time about when I was going to wean with my first. It started when Abby was 2 1/2 weeks old! :lol Then I extended BFed Abby and Joshua and now noone asks anymore with...
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    Re: 6-months - does she eat too much?? help!

    6 month old is suppose to be taking in at the very least 24 oz of formula a day, up too 32oz.
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