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  1. #11
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    Thanks ladies!!! This has been a real trying experience. So glad to hear others have experienced this and thanks for everyone's input. I hadn't thought about searching out an ENT...I think we may do that. As for how we've been supplementing his feedings....we've actually done both the bottle and the tube. The tube didn't always work well for us so we did the bottle. He's gone back and forth farely well...I've also used the nipple shield if he was having troubles. So we've done it all. My husband is also looking at buying the Lactaid Supplement system (bag vs tube).

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    In your shoes I would definitely buy an at-the-breast supplementing tool. I have heard good things about the Lact-aid, in comparison to its major competitor, the SNS. Either way, you want baby to do as much breastfeeding as possible- bottles might make his latching/nursing skills even worse.

    Definitely seek out another ENT and another LC, preferably an IBCLC. It sounds like your LO really is having trouble with transferring milk Maybe if you can just help him out until he grows a bit and his mouth grows and he gets stronger, and then ditch the supplements and shields.
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    with stopping bottles and give his supplements via any other method while you find an IBCLC to help you out. Bottles are not going to help your situation.

    I have used the Lact-Aid and found it is pretty easy, really.
    Susan
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    Thank you guys so much. Very helpful. We will order the Lactaid Supplement system and see how that works. How do I find a good IBCLC?

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    Start by calling your local LLL and ask who the good LCs in your area are.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

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    You can also use the IBCLE search tool to double check their credentials:

    http://www.ilca.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3432
    Nursing my DD born 4/2012 at 35 weeks

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    Thanks ladies!!!

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