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    Re: 3 month old - losing weight...

    We are considering consulting with a pedi GI if we can't get things worked out because I'm honestly at a loss now :shrug He is on Alimentum for allergies.
  2. Milk 1+ years old in deep freeze - still good??

    We are searching for donated milk because of some really bad issues going on :o I have a mama wanting to donate her stash to me but it's been in the deep freeze longer than a year. Closer to 14-16...
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    Re: 3 month old - losing weight...

    I've started pumping daily 2x's a day when he gets the formula...

    We've seen two IBCLC's and both are just totally stumped....

    Tongue tie was clipped at 5wks.
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    Re: 3 month old - losing weight...

    Well, he transfers around 4oz per feeding. We've tried, and tried, and tried to ween off the nipple shield and he just won't have it.

    We've also gotten a 2nd opinion. At 10 weeks - his check up...
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    Re: 3 month old - losing weight...

    It is so, so, so frustrating.

    I'm not 100% sure about my supply. I don't *THINK* there's an issue.... He doesn't choke/gag/sputter when I first letdown typically. If I haven't nursed in 3-ish...
  6. Re: I hope it's not too nosy and won't offend anyone, but how old are you?

    I'm 22. Married at 19, had my first little one at 20, had my second little one at 22!
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    3 month old - losing weight...

    We have yet another problem. My 3 month old is now losing weight.

    We've had COUNTLESS nursing issues.... Breast refusal which led to a nipple shield (which we are using now), tongue tie, and the...
  8. Re: No weight gain, pedi says my milk isn't good enough.

    :yikes:yikes:yikes:yikes:yikes:yikes



    I took Levi in just for a weight check today. Same scales.

    Friday 7lb 11oz
    Tuesday 8lbs 3.5oz
  9. Re: No weight gain, pedi says my milk isn't good enough.

    We've been working with a IBCLC since day 1. Latch is great, milk transfer is great, ect... It's all GREAT. She has no explanation as to why no weight gain... She felt I should see my pedi. I've...
  10. No weight gain, pedi says my milk isn't good enough.

    We need some help!

    Here's Levi's stats and other info.


    Birth - 7lb 3oz
    Discharge from hospital 6lb 11oz
    1wk - 7lbs
    2wk - 7lb 4oz
    3wk - 7lb 6oz
  11. Re: More Milk Plus/Special Blend? Anyone use it??

    I think I found the culprit....


    My PP bleeding stopped at 2wks PP. For the past two days - now at 5wks PP, I have very heavy bright red bleeding w/ small clots, breaking out, water weight gain...
  12. Re: More Milk Plus/Special Blend? Anyone use it??

    Fenugreek does nothhing sadly.... I pump a total of 1-3oz DAILY between all those pumping sessions.
  13. Re: More Milk Plus/Special Blend? Anyone use it??

    He nurses every 30-45m around the clock. I'm pumping the opposite breast while he eats 5-6 times a day and I double pump 5 times a day for 15-20m. I am so exhausted.


    He's being seen by an ENT...
  14. More Milk Plus/Special Blend? Anyone use it??

    Does anyone, or has anyone used the Motherlove MMP or MMSB for increasing milk supply??

    We are dealing with lots of issues. Levi had a confirmed posterior tongue tie, high arched palate, and...
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    Tongue & Labial Tie??? Yes? No?

    I've seen 2 LC's and both agree he (my 4wk old) has a labial tie and posterior tongue tie. I called our pediatrician to get a referral to an ENT to get him clipped, but the pedi says NO tongue...
  16. Re: Are we doing ok?? Updated on us!

    Thank you!!



    I added a pic about the upper lip tie as well.
  17. Re: Are we doing ok?? Updated on us!

    We use cloth diapers, so he gets changed about every 2-3 hours - he was dry when I went to change him the first time, but the other 3 changes were very, very wet.


    Yep - been to three different...
  18. Are we doing ok?? Updated on us!

    Previous thread posted here - http://forums.llli.org/showthread.php?t=92427


    Levi is now 25 days old. I've cut out dairy 100% and can already see an improvement in his overall mood, MUCH less...
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    Re: Just need some encouragement *sigh*

    Updated in OP
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    Re: Just need some encouragement *sigh*

    Thank you :hug And good luck to you on your future VBAC!



    :hug Thanks!! I do always roll them around and pull them out before placing the NS on.



    I was a little worried it may be colic...
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    Re: Just need some encouragement *sigh*

    I thought maybe he just wasn't a snuggly baby and tried letting him sleep away from me - in the cosleeper, bouncer, swing, bassinet, and even just spacing us out in the bed more - but nothing worked....
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    Re: Just need some encouragement *sigh*

    Thank you :hug



    I tried side lying, cross cradle, cradle, nursing in a reclined position with him laying upwards tummy to tummy, football, ect... Every position I could think of and nothing...
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    Re: Just need some encouragement *sigh*

    Thank you :hug I was so, so, so committed to my VBAC and am just as committed to making this work as well. I know we can do it.

    I haven't tried ditching the nipple shield at night yet, I'll...
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    Re: Breastfeeding and Loosing weight

    Rule of thumb - it took 9 (ok, really it's TEN) months to put that baby weight on, so allow at least 9/10 months for it to come off!

    I am overweight to begin with and I only gained 4lbs during my...
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    Just need some encouragement *sigh*

    This is my first post here, so hello!!


    A little, VERY short back story. I tried to breastfeed my daughter (now 20 months) but I failed. She was born at 38 weeks VIA C-section after a failed...
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