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    Help with a 8 week old

    Well we flew to the LC last week and I was feeling great. Everything seemed to be going good and he was latching on fine. That was until be got home and its just gone down hill from there. He slowly...
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    Re: Poor Little Guy...

    The BF is still a rough go... I'm working on it though. He seems to be doing alot better already with the meds. He is spitting up WAY less. Thank god!
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    Poor Little Guy...

    So Ayden is 7 weeks now and I have had nothing but health problems with this poor kid. First he had a runny nose and a fever of 102 so I took him to the doc. That was a Friday, the ended up taking...
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    Re: Update

    Well the doc told us that Ayden has GERD. He put him on some meds and we are waiting to see how they work for him. In addition, I've stopped bottle feeding all together and the LC said that I had...
  5. Temas: Update

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    Update

    Well we leave for Ketchikan tonight to see the doc in the morning. I will update you when I get back.
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    Re: I cant do this anymore...

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    We went to the doc today for a weight check. He hasn't gained anything and our last check was a weeks ago. The doc came in and started poking around. Asking me more questions about his...
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    Re: I cant do this anymore...

    Well the poop just started again and that was omce yesterday none today. As for the wets, I'd say 5-6.

    He gets 1 4oz bottle of formula a day.

    I pump everytime I feed. I do that because the...
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    Re: I cant do this anymore...

    Interesting. I didnt know that about the sheild, guess I've been doing that wrong too. I'll have to work on that latch first.

    They get really full in between every feeding and esp. in the...
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    Re: I cant do this anymore...

    It was normal consistancy but not color, and WAYYYYY more of it!

    What is the IBCLC?

    He spits up after every feeding and a while after. It doesnt seem forceful. He ate breastmilk from the bottle...
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    Re: I cant do this anymore...

    I wasnt aware that with the sheild he should still be taking in areola. No one ever told me that.

    All anyone ever told me to do with the sheild is get him started on it, then take the sheild off...
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    Re: I cant do this anymore...

    I have a weight check for him tomorrow. He finally went poop today. Thank god! My husband is in the Coast Guard and we are working with them right now to get medical orders to send me to Juneau to...
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    Re: I cant do this anymore...

    At birth he weighed 7lb 10oz. His lowest was 7lb 8oz that was at 3 weeks. At 5 weeks he weighed 7lb 15oz but that was after a few feedings with rice cereal and then some formula as per the doctor. I...
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    Re: I cant do this anymore...

    Fight to keep it on. He bites down and pulls it off.
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    Re: I cant do this anymore...

    He takes one but whenever he gets to the breast he acts like he hasnt ate in months. I think its more hunger than a sucking need. I thought that too, thats why we tried it,
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    Re: I cant do this anymore...

    I wish the constant want to eat just started, it has been that way since day one. I barely have time to feed my 2 year old let alone myself. I cant get anything done cause he is always wanting to eat
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    I cant do this anymore...

    This is going to be a long one. I have wrote about these issues before and have tried all the suggestions but nothing is seeming to work. I'm gonna loose it! My DS is 6 weeks old. At the hospital the...
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    Re: I Need Major Help!

    Well they have me adding in a TSP to 2 oz... He really enjoys it and it seems to fill him up. I'm not spoon feeding him with it... I guess I should have explained him better...

    As for the shield....
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    I Need Major Help!

    Ok, this is a mish mosh of a bunch of different problems... Do DS is 1 month and he weighed 7lb 10oz at birth. He just had his well baby and he is now at 7lb 8oz. Mind you his last appointment he...
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    Re: Am I Pumping Wrong?

    [/QUOTE]To the OP: Given your baby's age and the fact that you are pumping in addition to exclusively breastfeeding, your pump output is great and should not be a cause for concern. As long as baby...
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    Re: Am I Pumping Wrong?

    He is 3 weeks. I am pumping because I would like to have a backup supply and I read it helps increase supply. I am breastffeding and pumping in between
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    Am I Pumping Wrong?

    I have been pumping now for about 3 days. I got 2 oz from both breasts 2 days ago. Now I'm only able to get less than a half oz from the right and 1 oz from the left. Am I doing this worng? My right...
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    Nipple Sheild - 3 WK old

    I'm having a real hard time getting my 3 WK old off this nipple sheild. I've tried feeding for a few minutes with it on and then taking it off but he wont stay latched. I've also tried just cold...
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