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    Default Having a hard time

    I am a second time mom with a wonderful 8 week old boy. I also have a two year old daughter who nursed until she was 16 months old. My son and I have had trouble from the start. He was Jaundice, very sleepy and lazy. Once he started getting a bit more wakeful he was doing well and then about two weeks I started noticing pain in my nipples. Then the green poops showed up with flecs of blood. Since then I have stopped eating Dairy for the past two weeks and he is still having watery green poops. The pain seems to be getting worse and I am just getting more and more depressed. I want to nurse him as long as I can but I just don't see how unless something changes. My milk supply is not going to sustain with his lazy latch and this allergy thing is driving me mad. We see an allergist this week so hopefully we can narrow things down to what it is. He is gaining just fine born 8.8 and now at 8 weeks 13 pounds. So he is getting food. I am just nursing all the time. Any help and support is much appreciated.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Northern BC, Canada

    Default Re: Having a hard time

    *bump* sorry, I am typing one handed. I don't want this post to get lost
    July 30, 2010-6lbs 2oz- 41w 4d (emergency c-section.) Known dairy, eggs, dogs and cats allergies, eczema, and asthma
    Bonus June 22, 2006 (is 50/50 Custody ) (born 32w) Sensitive to changing temps.
    We BF, BW, Co-sleep and use cloth diapers/pull-ups!

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Landof2toddlers, Oregon

    Default Re: Having a hard time

    Can you tell us more about the pain you are feeling? Is it at let down? Is it shooting? Throbbing? Itching? In the nipple or deeper?

    Nursing all.the.time is totally normal at that age. And it is always hard. But it has to be close to unbearable when you are in pain all the time. I got thrush not much before then. And it was terrible. But with treatment it went away and things got easier and we are at over 19months now and no end in sight.

    The stress of living with a baby with allergies is pretty awful without pain. Hopefully we can help you get over the pain and the allergist can figure out your baby's issues.
    proud but exhausted working mammy to two high needs babies

    • my surprise baby: the one and only D-Man born 3 weeks late (5/5/08) at 9 lbs 14 oz and 21.5 inches, and
    • the shock H-Girl born about a week late (10/7/09) at 8lbs 15oz and 20.75 inches.

    If I am here I am covered in baby (probably two) and fighting for control of the keyboard.

    Family beds are awesome

    Wondering if you have PPD? Take the screening and see your doctor. You deserve to feel better.

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