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  1. Re: Last Tries to Increase Supply, 3 Months Out

    Just a small update. I did the pumping between nursing sessions during the day for 9 days and didn't see any increase, have been very consistent around 11-13oz. It was taking time away from little...
  2. Re: Last Tries to Increase Supply, 3 Months Out

    Good ideas! I definitely find it easier to get up when little guy directly needs me, it's a whole other story to get up for pumping. I know it's still for him but a little more indirectly and my...
  3. Re: Last Tries to Increase Supply, 3 Months Out

    Is there any sort of "average" time that it takes to start seeing improvements? I'm on day 5 of all the extra pumping during the day and the amount I'm getting is just about exactly what I was...
  4. Re: Last Tries to Increase Supply, 3 Months Out

    Tips would be appreciated! What worked for me in the past was counting backwards every exhale or visualizing a complex nature scene. But these days I guess I just have a hard time getting my brain to...
  5. Re: Last Tries to Increase Supply, 3 Months Out

    I do know that is an option, but not one my husband and I are comfortable with. Thanks, though! I am cramming in a bunch of extra milk removal during the day but understand the need to balance it out...
  6. Re: Last Tries to Increase Supply, 3 Months Out

    I can see that it's doable for sure. I have a hard time getting back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night now that I'm not completely exhausted. Also bums me out when he wakes up right...
  7. Re: Last Tries to Increase Supply, 3 Months Out

    Yeah, I know what you're saying! But I do want to make sure he gets at least 10-11 hours a day. When he's behind, he tends to conk out cold while trying to eat which makes the rest of the day's...
  8. Re: Last Tries to Increase Supply, 3 Months Out

    After thinking about it, I do think I'd rather let him sleep as he naps little during the day. I get him down for a nap every 2 hours, but he only sleeps for about 30 minutes before he's up and ready...
  9. Re: Last Tries to Increase Supply, 3 Months Out

    Thank you. I wish he would just wake up for an overnight feeding. He used to, but now he only does once or twice a week at most. I do want to try everything before "giving up" on increasing my...
  10. Re: Last Tries to Increase Supply, 3 Months Out

    Thank you for the reply, sorry it took so long for me to respond, schedule is a little crazy at the moment. I'm on day 4 of the pumping after every feeding, so far have not seen any increase in...
  11. Last Tries to Increase Supply, 3 Months Out

    I posted some time back in the newborn forum, we've made progress in some aspects but milk supply is still an issue. Baby was having difficulty latching and sleepiness in the first 2 days, he was...
  12. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    Thanks Krystine. He's really doing so much better at nursing, it's great! Now if I could just get my supply up we'd be golden. During the week when I'm home alone, I've been offering the breast...
  13. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    On Friday, bub was eating about every 2 hours during the day and only taking 20-30 minute naps which is a tough schedule to keep up with when alone with the pumping, but we muddled through it. I was...
  14. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    So I picked up the Medela Symphony pump yesterday along with larger shields and also a BabyWeigh scale. While pumping it does feel a little different (a bit of the more tingly feeling I get when...
  15. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    Our LC also suggested the pacifier somewhat earlier for us, it's been a useful tool definitely.

    Both videos are interesting (and I browsed around and watched several others, very informational!),...
  16. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    My husband did the paced feeding last night/overnight using the tilting the bottle down and it seemed to agree well with baby! He said sometimes he spent a good amount of time in the pause to catch...
  17. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    I have tried to use the paced feeding, but seeing the video did clarify some things about moving the bottle. When doing the tilt forward, he just kept sucking air until we got the milk back in the...
  18. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    Thanks. For the record, I am fine with him getting up every 2-3 hours to eat. We certainly don't want to push any more food on him than he wants in a feeding. It is easier for me if he eats...
  19. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    Thank you Krystine. It really helps to hear some encouragement and stories of being able to overcome similar issues. I'm a problem solver type personality and I've looked up every issue we've had a...
  20. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    Yeah, so we fed him the 5oz at 12:45am and he woke at 2:45am looking hungry. Spent about 45 minutes on the left side and zonked out for a bit. Spent some time trying to get him going on the right...
  21. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    Two hours after feeding overnight (5oz of breast milk and formula) baby was alert and active, he didn't get any sleep. He had spit up more than usual earlier then he started showing hunger cues (lip...
  22. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    I will take a look at those articles. Thanks for the note about him overheating, I am admittedly nervous about him getting too hot because his temperature did elevate from me holding him in the...
  23. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    Weight gain is good and has been since we began supplementing.

    He's been eating a lot more the past couple of days - more around 4.5-4.75oz per feeding (previously was around 3.75oz), but he's...
  24. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    Ahh of course, figures it's not that simple. :)

    The only medication I'm taking is the levothyroxine.
  25. Re: Stuck in a rut, low supply/supplementing inefficient nur

    Thank you for the reply! Regarding the thyroid levels, I should clarify. The TSH was low for me, the past few years it's been more in the 2.5-4 range and this time was 1.15 which is still within...
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