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  1. Re: everything going wrong..desparate for help!!

    :lol and :ita

    So glad the baby's gaining okay!
  2. Re: everything going wrong..desparate for help!!

    :hug Let us know how things go at the doctor's! We're all rooting for you to get good news. You deserve it after your hard work.
  3. Re: everything going wrong..desparate for help!!

    I totally get this. When I discovered that I was going to have to use some formula with my first child, I was just broken-hearted. What helped me, in the end, was deciding that formula wasn't...
  4. Re: everything going wrong..desparate for help!!

    Wow, you have come SO FAR since your first post! :happytears Brava, mama!

    I don't think you are crazy for being assertive about paced feeding and small amounts. What always strikes me as crazy...
  5. Re: everything going wrong..desparate for help!!

    Let go of the vision of baby popping off and being content for a significant stretch. At 12.5 weeks, what you are experiencing is completely normal, even for babies who have had an easy time with...
  6. Re: everything going wrong..desparate for help!!

    Thanks for bumping- I meant to get back to you but then life/kids/stuff got in the way.

    Baby not taking the bottle: this is a tough issue. The only thing you can do is too keep trying different...
  7. Re: everything going wrong..desparate for help!!

    Speaking as someone who has done the triple feeding routine- nurse, bottle-feed, and pump- it is REALLY hard. Don't beat yourself up if you cannot always achieve the "ideal" amount of pumping. ...
  8. Re: everything going wrong..desparate for help!!

    If weighing your baby gives you an important sense of confidence, keep doing it! You can either rent or buy a scale for home use or just ask the pediatrician if you can stop by once a week to weigh...
  9. Re: everything going wrong..desparate for help!!

    Excellent decision, especially in light of your pump not working well!



    Tell me about it! That is classic with LC appointments. I actually contemplated breaking into my LC's office and...
  10. Re: everything going wrong..desparate for help!!

    No, you're not being a scale snob! I think that the digital scales really are better for weighing babies- think how much wiggling and shifting goes on as the baby is weighed. It can make it hard...
  11. Re: everything going wrong..desparate for help!!

    With low birthweight babies, pediatricians often like seeing gain which exceeds normal- it gives them an intuitive sense of security, even if they might look askance at such rapid gain if you were...
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