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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Is full breastfeeding still possible for us?

    I'm sorry. I don't have any suggestions. Just Everyone else has great suggestions. I will add to the horn sizes... The standard size looked like the right fit and didn't hurt but my gut(and sore breasts) said I wasn't getting what I should out so I just tried some different sizes. Turned out I did need a bigger size even though everything was ok by the book.
    Married to the best husband ever since Nov 2009
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  2. #12
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    Default Re: Is full breastfeeding still possible for us?

    Domperidone is cheaper than formula in the long run.
    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!

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Is full breastfeeding still possible for us?

    We finally got some money so I was able to get the domperidone. It does seem to have increased my supply- and I think if baby was nursing it would be more so. She is still extremely sleepy and with her heart meds is likely to be so for some time. I really want to do this but I'm getting exhausted trying to latch her to the breast, then giving her the bottle, then pumping, then repeating 2 hours later all day long. She latches on maybe 25% of the time and then she'll nurse 5 or 10 minutes, and not very vigorously at that. I tried the nipple shield again and that does help. I don't want to get frustrated with me or her but I am so exhausted and I'm beginning to dread pumping and feeding times. Any advice for getting a extremely sleepy baby to latch on and nurse actively?
    ~Sara
    Happily married since 6/98
    Mom to 5 boys, 2 girls- Madeleine Claire born 3/29 @ 34 weeks 6 days

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Is full breastfeeding still possible for us?

    I feel your painand exhaustion. My fourth child was born with a cleft palate. I pumped, fed, tried to nurse, pumped, fed, looked after my other kids, over and over. It was awful

    How does an SNS work for you? You might be able to combine breastfeeding and the bottle in one go. I would suggest a Lact Aid. You can even use it laying down.
    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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