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    Re: Weight gain worry

    Check this thread for some more links to help with milk transfer issues.
    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.php?120631-Resources-for-Milk-Transfer-Issues
    Keep in mind that supplementing needs to be...
  2. Re: Supplementing and now baby won't latch at all

    As above, I would recommend supplementing with a lactation aid or SNS. Bottles can cause so many problems.

    And I would recommend doing more research and possibly getting second opinions about the...
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    Re: Active Sucking?

    This link has some videos that might help
    http://www.nbci.ca/
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    Re: Weight gain worry

    With my son, I was nursing him about every hour and a half through the day and then constantly from about 5-bedtime and then frequently at night (we co sleep) but I would set an alarm to make sure we...
  5. Re: Evening Fussiness during Breasfeeding

    Evenings are very commonly fussy and impatient times. What you are going through is not uncommon.
    Milk supply tends to be the lowest closer to the end of the day when mom hasn't had a chance to...
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    Re: Poor weight gain...

    Lip and tongue ties can certainly affect the ability to eat!!!!! Even from bottles and solids because it is the tongue that moves food around to control swallowing. Unfortunately few medical...
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    Re: How can I help my baby?

    I recommend seeking help from an IBCLC or you might find medical providers on this support group that might help you figure out if tongue tie or lip ties might be the cause of your little ones...
  8. Re: Supply, weight gain, formula supplements, just confused

    just keep a notebook to track the before and after weights then do the math.
    I'll send you a pm about the domperidone.
  9. Re: Supply, weight gain, formula supplements, just confused

    Definitely get with the LC and if she isn't much help, see if you can find an IBCLC in your area.
    You probably need to keep supplementing at least to some extent until you get weight gain on track...
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    Re: Resources for Milk Transfer Issues

    Here is another resource
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/tonguetiebabies/
  11. Re: Supply, weight gain, formula supplements, just confused

    Are you giving baby Vitamin D drops? That can sometimes help with growth too and they are generally recommended for all infants I believe.

    Yes keep taking prenatal vitamins.

    I had a long hard...
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    Re: DS is 12 months old now

    I still haven't found an answer to that question and the site I used to use to actually track weight on the growth chart is still now working so I had to print out some paper growth charts. As best...
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    Re: How and When to start pumping??

    Congrats!
    How is breastfeeding going now? If everything is fine and weight gain is fine and you are just looking to the future, then as Mommal says.
    How do you feel about your milk supply? How...
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    Re: DS is 12 months old now

    Ya know, I think I now feel a different way round about that. I feel sorry for the moms who don't make it, I feel like they are missing out.
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    Re: '6 Months Old Now, you can do it too!'

    Just an update, check out my signature for more links to more of the threads in the story......
    But DS is now 14 months old and doing great.
    We struggled through months of poor weight gain and...
  16. Re: Continuation of weight gain/supply struggle

    Just an update, check out my signature for more links to more of the threads in the story......
    But DS is now 14 months old and doing great.
    We struggled through months of poor weight gain and...
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    Re: 10 day old baby and inadequate milk supply

    Just an update, check out my signature for more links to more of the threads in the story......
    But DS is now 14 months old and doing great.
    We struggled through months of poor weight gain and...
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    Re: DS is 12 months old now

    Hi there, haven't had much time to surf the forum lately, been keeping busy and now with the extended family all flown back to the North, I don't have the handy toddler care anymore.

    Anyway, an...
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    Re: Is this normal

    I agree, you can probably stop the block feeding at this point, especially if you are feeling that maybe baby is still hungry. Constant nursing and lots of extra comfort nursing are also ways for...
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    Re: SO WORRIED about baby's weight

    It does work for some people. I am one of them. However, I kinda doubt your situation calls for it. It really sounds to me like you could simply nurse a bit more frequently and not need to do...
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    Re: SO WORRIED about baby's weight

    If you carry on with extra nursing sessions for several days, your body will get the message to make more milk. You are not going to be "robbing" from one feeding to add another in between, your...
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    Re: Vomiting vs spitting up

    If baby is having trouble with choking/gasping at letdowns, then you might detach baby when the letdown comes and let the excess flow go into a cloth until it stops spraying and then re-latch baby to...
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    Re: When Pumping/Daycare doesn't work

    Problem is that most of the farm work I can have others do, still requires my supervision at least to an extent.
    It is the harvest/packaging of orders a couple mornings per week that I need the...
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    Re: DS is 12 months old now

    Now my challenge is learning how to keep him occupied and out of trouble while I try to keep working (at home/on the farm) now that the extended family will be going back North for the summer. It...
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    Re: SO WORRIED about baby's weight

    Yes definitely nurse more often.
    AND YES YOU CAN WAKE BABY TO NURSE! That whole line about never wake a sleeping baby is for older babies and doesn't apply to breastfeeding Momma's in any case!!!!...
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