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    Re: help! about to give up...

    my mom is going to come stay with us for a few days to help- she successfully breastfed me and my sister. then my husband has a long weekend and im going to see the awesome lactation consultant that...
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    Re: help! about to give up...

    my nipples are just red and round after a feeding. for the first time ever, he made one of them bleed today. i am thinking I need to go back into the lactation specialist, but my insurance doesnt...
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    Re: help! about to give up...

    Last night we tried the side laying and it was great. He had a really deep latch and it was something i could do by myself. It really hurt, however. This might be because I havent breastfed since...
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    Re: help! about to give up...

    no one has looked at him for tongue or lip tie. i have tried a few things to improve the latch with a lactation consultant. we have tried aiming the nipple at the top of the mouth, leaning his head...
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    Re: help! about to give up...

    Thank you all for your responses. I am going to try a few things like the side laying. I appreciate your responses, it helps to feel like someone out there cares :)
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    Re: help! about to give up...

    i called someone from LLL and she told me to feed him every 2 hours (from beginning of one to beginning of the next). i cant see getting more than 30 minutes sleep at a time, which will be miserable...
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    Re: help! about to give up...

    we are feeding him 2-3 oz every 3 hours (when he is hungry) and 4 oz during night time feedings because he sleeps 5 hours (and i hate to wake a sleeping baby to feed him. this way he isnt 'missing' a...
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    Re: help! about to give up...

    we do the football hold, i drink lots of water (about 16 oz at every feeding). right now i'm pumping at every feeding and i pump after the milk is gone to help the supply but i end up needing to...
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    Re: help! about to give up...

    we are off the shield. he got as low as 8lb 7oz (loss of 1lb 1oz). went to pumping due to pain, i couldnt replicate the way the lactation consultant showed me to latch him on, it just doesnt work...
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    help! about to give up...

    My son will be 4 weeks on Wednesday and we have had problems breastfeeding from the start. He was 9lb 8oz at birth and as of his weight check last week, he has not gotten back up to his birth weight...
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