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    Re: Bad support, need help.

    The nurse told us that the jaundice levels can peak again at around day four or five after starting treatment and then will start going down. :shrug

    Can you also let him get a little sun for short...
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    Re: Bad support, need help.

    :hug Your LO has such a great mommy! Hang in there. :ita with PP about nurse, nurse, nurse. Once your LO gets healthy you can work on weaning him from the formula. I've heard that oatmeal can up your...
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    Re: Bad support, need help.

    Yay! Good for you! :cheer

    You did so well to get his levels down from nursing and finger feeding! You're doing great! Are his poopies still dark and tarry or are they turning mustardy yet?
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    Re: Bad support, need help.

    Oh, mama! :hug:hug

    This sounds so similar to me three and a half months ago! My DD was too lethargic from a traumatic birth and jaundice to nurse and her bili levels were at 18. She was born at 6...
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    Re: Smacking the lips?

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    :welcome My DD did the same thing do to OALD (and still does sometimes when it starts spraying like a firehose). If you have OALD, what worked the best for me was to learn how to feed her in...
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    Re: Blood in Milk

    Thanks so much, LLL Ladies!

    Her baby is around 14 weeks. She suspected thrush at first and the first LC she saw told her to tell her pedi she had it and that her baby was asymptomatic. Her pedi...
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    Blood in Milk

    I have this friend (no, seriously I do :lol) who's been having a lot of bding problems. She's seen lactation consultants, pediatricians, a IBCLC/pediatrician and is really disheartened b/c know one...
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    Re: what is he doing??

    Same thing here! DD turns her head this way and that -- all with my nipple still in her mouth! :eye She's also got this new little game where she'll pop off of me while sucking :yikes, latch back on,...
  9. Re: Doctor advice to b'feed every 3 hours

    Good for you for questioning your pedi. :clap Mine told me the same thing at our two month. I was trying to explain block feeding to her and she kept telling me, "Yes, putting her on a schedule to...
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    Re: crazy weight gain

    :ita with PP

    My DD went home from the hospital at 5 lb. 13 oz. and by eight weeks she was up to 9 lb. 12 oz. I have OALD/OS, too, but I've always been told that you can't overfeed a bfed baby. I...
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    Re: Fears Regarding Block Feeding

    Thanks! I'll check it out! :ita
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    Re: Will it never end...? (long)

    Thanks so much for the encouragement! :hug
  13. Re: how difficult were the early weeks?

    I had water gun boobs and felt like I could fill a small swimming pool when I leaked. I also dreaded going out of the house because DD only nurses right now lying down and it's such a production to...
  14. Re: how difficult were the early weeks?

    Oh, Mama :hug My DD is 12 weeks and I just posted a "Will it never end?" last week! I have OALD/OS and had so many other issues - nursing strikes, only able to nurse side-lying, etc. (You can read...
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    Re: Co-sleeping question

    What a great post, Mama Manatee!! My DH is from Southeast Asia and co-sleeping is the norm (as well as NIP and babywearing). I certainly agree that it's just a cultural hush-hush thing here. If you...
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    Re: Will it never end...? (long)

    Thanks so much for the encouragement!!



    I just did that today and ... it worked! :clap I was so happy! Today she seemed so much happier and nursed so much better for some reason. My MIL said...
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    Will it never end...? (long)

    Sorry, mamas, that this is a little long. I'm just a little frustrated and sad this week and venting a little helps ... :o

    I had an all natural but traumatic birth experience that kicked off a...
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    Re: right boob vs left

    :ita with PP. My right breast is super-breast :hero and produced over twice as much as the left in the same amount of time when I had to pump. My DD takes less time nursing on my right breast than my...
  19. Re: PLEASE HELP! My breasts too big for her too little mouth????

    :cheer Yay! I am so happy to hear that things are getting better! Way to hang in there. :hug I know all too well about unhelpful hospital staff. Do I have stories about the LC... :shudder

    Many...
  20. Re: Exclusively Expressed Breastmilk-What Bottles?

    My DD had awful gas around the same time and would cry and cry. You could actually hear it in her stomach. She couldn't sleep b/c it would wake her up. It got to the point where I would burp her for...
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    Thrush?

    My nipples itch and burn sometimes after I nurse. Yesterday I had shooting pains after nursing in my breasts but they seem to have disappeared today. Sometimes I also have an ache underneath my arm. ...
  22. Re: Giving up the nipple shield, need advice!

    My LO was too lethargic to nurse and I had to start with EBM in bottles, then a nipple shield (I have inverted nipples), and finally nursing without equipment. Yay! I read in a book somewhere to try...
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    Re: Fears Regarding Block Feeding

    I was relieved to read that! I didn't have that full feeling anymore and I did start to get a little nervous...

    It's good to hear that your LO loves to nurse now. Things started to go really well...
  24. Re: Thrush & Disinfecting pumping parts

    :sigh That's too bad. If I find out anything from my doc I'll be sure to pass it on!
  25. Re: Thrush & Disinfecting pumping parts

    The Medela brand of breast pumps has these little bags that you stick your pump parts in, add some water, and throw in the microwave. They're supposed to disinfect just as well as boiling water and...
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