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  1. #11
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    Default Re: DD vomiting with preg. while nursing

    I've been pregnant and nursing several times.

    The B6 works well if taken with Unisom. The TABLETS, not the capsules. I would take one tablet at bedtime and take like half the dose of B6 the midwife suggested, then the other half of the B6 in the AM, and it really helped me with my third. The Unisom made me too sleepy to take in the day, but some moms find that a half dose of Unisom in the AM helps too. I was bordering on HE with my third through the whole pregnancy; I was throwing up until he was born. That said, I would use Zofran. It really helps

    The nursling she has now, though, is nursing that much because the LO's instincts are telling her to nurse more to increase supply. The problem...supply while pregnant is NOT driven at all by demand. It is purely hormonally based. 80% or more of pregnant mamas lose their milk supply during pregnancy. Some nurslings continue nursing even though there is no milk present, others quit, others quit and come back to it. I've had all three. And the mother has no control over it. But yeah, the nursling's constant demands are very difficult. I used to feel terrible when I had to put my second child down to go throw up and the nursing sometimes made me feel physically sick.

    The concern now is this really: a baby under 12 months should have the majority of its nutrition from mother's milk or formula. Not solids. Not juices. So the potential that she will need to start supplementing with something is very, very good. Watch diaper output. If wets start decreasing, then she will need to find a supplement. It doesn't have to be given in a bottle. She could use a cup or an SNS. If baby starts wanting more solids, she might want to supplement. IF baby was 11 months old, I would probably not supplement. But a 9 month old..I'd supplement.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

  2. #12
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    Default Re: DD vomiting with preg. while nursing

    Bless you all for your great help and words of encouragement, experience and wisdom!! DD has made it through the vomiting and most of the nausea. She did choose to power through it all without the meds. She is doing great now! She is still sensitive to certain things that can nauseate her, however, she is 95% better. So nice! Now she has a new and serious problem. I'll start a new thread if you'd like to please offer your help! Her milk is drying up. So weird! and sooo sooo sad!!

  3. #13
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    Default Re: DD vomiting with preg. while nursing

    Unfortunately, drying up during pregnancy is very normal. Happens to most women, all around the world. It isnt a big deal in cultures where babies are born 3-4 years apart, but it is a big deal in Western cultures, where fertility returns sooner than it might otherwise and means we can have children much closer together.

    It is totally due to hormones, and the baby can't increase supply as supply is hormonally driven during pregnancy.

    Some babies keep nursing, others quit entirely, some quit then come back to it afterwards. I have had all three experiences. It is hard on the nursling if they arent ready, and some really are unhappy about the fact their milk has vanished.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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