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    no poop? xpost

    so, my daughter is now 6 weeks old and hasn't pooped in a week! she has been an every other day pooper since 4 weeks...but nothing in 8 days...she's nursing tons, doesn't seem bothered, and is still...
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    no poopys? x-post

    so, my daughter is now 6 weeks old and hasn't pooped in a week! she has been an every other day pooper since 4 weeks...but nothing in 8 days...she's nursing tons, doesn't seem bothered, and is still...
  3. Re: yet another new mom question...poopy diapers, and hindmilk?

    she will be 2 weeks tomorrow.

    She nurses for anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 depends on her mood :)
  4. yet another new mom question...poopy diapers, and hindmilk?

    Hello again everyone!

    We are doing so much better here now. DD is nursing every hour or two during the day and every 3-4 hours at night...she is latching on 9 times out of 10 without the shield...
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    Re: arg...more frustration

    Thanks everyone! I know that there will be new hurdles to jump as time goes by...but it feels good to have jumped this one for now :)
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    Re: nipple shield question

    hey...i'm in a similar boat (though I just started using the shield yesterday with my 10 day old). I also agree that for me right now, the shield is MUCH better than a bottle.

    I have been told...
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    Re: arg...more frustration

    back from the pedi...

    baby girl gained 4 ounces!!! She passed with flying colors. The nurse was hoping she would gain 2-3 ounces, so right on!

    I fed her while I was there, and after feeding on...
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    Re: arg...more frustration

    I am indeed still offering the finger feeding, do you think I should be?

    off the the pedi. to see if she has gained this weekend. I'm SO nervous...odd to be so scared, isn't it?
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    Re: arg...more frustration

    update:
    4 wet and 4 poopy diapers yesterday...the nipple shield is working wonders! She is latching right on and nursing for longer and longer periods of time. Let us hope that this is the beginning...
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    Re: arg...more frustration

    she is an IBCLC...I'm really looking forward to her advice.


    OOHHH....and I tried the nipple shield again tonight, and guess what??? She latched right on and nursed for 10 minutes on each...
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    Re: arg...more frustration

    called another local LC after posting. She is going to come down tomorrow afternoon...right after my pedi appointment.

    But since posting...we now have a total today of 3 wets and 2 dirties...and...
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    Re: arg...more frustration

    rebecca, She has had 3 wets to far today...and has so far been given 4 ounces of EBM today in addition to VERY minimal nursing. Those 4 ounces are more than she has had other days...but she is still...
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    Re: arg...more frustration

    We have been to the pedi twice. We went in on Thursday and spent an hour with the lactation consultant...she gave us a nipple shield, and an SNS to use...but thought that her latch/suck were fine. We...
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    arg...more frustration

    I'm sorry to come back with even more issues, but you all were so helpful last time I didn't know where else to turn.

    We are now doing better with the whole milk production thing..I'm pumping a...
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    Re: help, I'm really worried...dehydration?

    another update:

    She is still getting really mad at the breast about half of the time...I"m still a bit concerned about her latch and whether it is actually good enough to get any thing out...but...
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    Re: help, I'm really worried...dehydration?

    Hey everyone...an update:

    Went to the pedi and met with the lactation consultant...it was so nice! Turns out my milk was just starting to come in pretty good yesterday. She worked with us for...
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    Re: help, I'm really worried...dehydration?

    Good morning all!

    We called the pedi. last evening and he suggested formula...we took her to visit a friend and midwife who said she was fine. She (the midwife friend) did weigh her though and she...
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    Re: help, I'm really worried...dehydration?

    Thank you again...
    What is a IBCLC? I am ready to find one just as soon as I know what one is. :)

    She has no sunken soft spot and her skin does not seem to "tent" when pinched.

    It is hard for...
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    Re: help, I'm really worried...dehydration?

    Thank you so much for responding. I am so sorry that it took so long to update. it has been a busy and harry night.

    I called the local LLL on-call person and told them about the situation. She...
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    help, I'm really worried...dehydration?

    Hello! My daughter was born on Friday evening...so she is in her 4th day of life now. She has not had a wet or poopy diaper since last night! A friend who is an ex-LLL leader came to the house...
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